On Mother’s Day, my mom and I celebrated by having a juice-off, and here’s what happened!
We tested 3 juicers to see which would be the best fit for our lifestyle and needs: Breville vs. Omega vs. Aicok.
We love juicing because it extracts the liquid from fresh fruits and veggies and removes the fiber, so all of the vitamins, minerals and other phyto-nutrients instantly flood our bodies and we can absorb them very quickly and easily. Now don’t get us wrong, we both love smoothies too, but it’s fun to mix it up to utilize health benefits from both preparations.
The Breville is a centrifugal juicer that uses a fast-spinning blade that spins against a mesh filter, separating juice from flesh, and the Omega and Aicok are both masticating juicers that extract juice by first crushing and then pressing fruit and vegetables. Below are additional differences between the two types of juicers, but I wanted to get right into our test!
We use the exact same amounts of vegetables and fruits in each juicer, timed how long it took, and measured their output.
The centrifugal Breville juicer was by far the fastest by 4+minutes, but output was 4+ ounces LESS than the highest yielding juicer. The masticating Omega juicer yielded the highest output: 2 ounces more than Aicok, but it took about a minute longer.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fast machine – go with the centrifugal (like the Breville). My mom ended up keeping the Omega, and I kept the Aicok. Below are some additional facts to use to factor into your decision about what type of juicer you’d like to buy:
- Spins at high RPM (between 3,000 ~ 16,000) which traps a lot of air that quickly oxidizes your juice, so it’s important to consume it within ~15 minutes for maximum nutrient and enzyme absorption in the body
- Produces a lot of foam in the juice that shows the amount of air trapped in the juice.
- Uses a sharp blade to chop up the produce, then spins out the water content of the produce in high-speed, leaving behind the nutrients and destroying enzymes. Because of this the end-result can taste diluted.
- Functions are limited. Normally used only for juicing.
- Operation is noisy due to the high-speed spinning.
- Spins at a low RPM of between 40 and 160 in a stone-milling or grinding method that helps preserve the phytonutrients and enzymes. These are the properties that help to speed up your healing process.
- The slow RPM spinning continues to preserve the freshness of your produce. Freshness can be preserved much longer without juice oxidizing so juice can be stored longer without sacrifice of nutrients and enzymes.
- Produces much less foam.
- Uses a stone-milling or grinding method to squeeze out not only the juice, but also 99% of the precious nutrients and enzymes. This causes the juice to taste sweeter.
- Some models have 6 to 9 functions built into 1, like making almond milk and almond butter.
Does juicing interest you? Do you currently do it, or want to start? Let me know below!