Pictured above is my Super Angel Deluxe. I had a Breville prior which is going into the garage sale this Friday and I want to explain the reasons why and the differences in the juicer methodology as well as the difference between juicing and blending.
What you want is to get as much of the mineral and vitamin content (and live enzymes) out of your food so that you fully feed the needs of your body. I find it interesting how things always get back to nature or closely imitating it as we find what actually works the best.
We will review Centrifugal, Masticating and Triturating juicers here. The machine pictured above (green ink to link you to view more details and purchase) is the only solid stainless steel triturating machine on the market today for the home kitchen. Triturating (twin gears) run slower (82 RPM) which allows for the best retention of enzymes and nutrients. As you go faster, you lose content quality. This is what I have in my kitchen and I chose this link (green ink) as this is the best price which also includes the Juice Bible book too.
Masticating machines, Omega 8005/8006 series, the Champion brand juicers – have a single gear to crush and ‘chew’ the leafy greens & veggies. The Omega, and you have to give props for any machine that comes in Purple or Acid Green, is a great machine overall. My concern is that it has plastic parts. But for $300.00, free shipping and a 15 year warranty, and did I mention colours? What a deal! What a flying scream of a deal, really. The Champion I have the same plastics issue with. But it comes in a few colours and a 10 year limited warranty. For $295.00 it is a great buy.
Centrifugal machines, like the Breville Juice Fountain series, spin the food at high revolutions. They are a lot faster and you may end up, at best, with 70% of your vitamins & minerals and the juice tastes great. I bought the Breville before I gained further knowledge. So this is knowledge I would like to pass on to you. The issue with the speed is that it causes your produce to oxidise rapidly. If you are just trying things out and don’t want to invest alot right now, this machine will set you back $147.94 and free shipping. To my mind, if you are going to spend more on the Breville’s higher end versions, which are higher speed, then you are far better off buying a masticating machine so that you retain more of your enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
To my mind, if you are going to spend more on the Breville’s higher end versions, which are even higher speed, meaning higher oxidisation, then you are far better off buying a masticating machine so that you retain more of your enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
I tend to be a ‘one and done’ person. I like things of quality, things of beauty and function where I can sit back and enjoy them for many decades to come and perhaps never repeat purchase again. While the Breville is a solidly built machine, I bought the Breville before I gained further knowledge. So this post is about sharing knowledge with you.
The Super Angel twin gear juicer, $1658.00 is a substantial chunk of change. But there are no breakable parts! Zero Plastic! It has a 10-year warranty on the motor, 5-year wear and tear. This machine has zero colour, it is all about the business. But I love the easy clean up ad seriousness of the machine, it is very well designed and gosh, it ought to be! A big bonus is this machine extracts 20-30% more juice too! The entire thing is quality all .304 stainless steel construction and anti-bacterial. The slow speed ensures low shock and minimal oxidation. This is something I can will to somebody like the old Kirby vacuums. The Super Angel performs masterfully juicing wheatgrass, sprouts, herbs, leafy greens, vegetable and fruits. You can order the optional/additional Grinding (screen) Housing for making nut butters, baby food, frozen sorbets, etc.
Having had a few juicers in my time, I can share with you that Angel makes great juice, exemplary taste, texture and vitamin, mineral and enzyme retention and you’ll end up with approximately 95% of your food. It is designed for easy of operation, efficiency, reliability and longevity. The Super Angel performs masterfully juicing wheatgrass, sprouts, herbs, leafy greens, vegetable and fruits.
The Angel is designed for easy of operation, efficiency, reliability and longevity. The Super Angel performs masterfully juicing wheatgrass, sprouts, herbs, leafy greens, vegetable and fruits.
And so when I began my journey, I was very curious what the difference was, between juicing and blending. Wouldn’t blending be healthier as it is more of the produce etc. A blender whirls the whole fruit together. As a blender is high-speed, you will encounter nutritional loss. With a juicer, you are removing the pulp, so your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest it. This makes it great in the morning as a detox agent, and to get minerals and vitamins and enzymes into your system fast because your body doesn’t have to work to process it.
My favourite green juice right now is 1 cucumber, half a ‘head’ of celery, a cup of whatever sprouts I have on hand, (mung or sunflower or pea sprouts) a bunch of fresh wheat grass, turmeric root or ginger root and half a bunch of cilantro.
Whatever machine you choose for your kitchen, I wish you happy juicing, here’s to your health!