Twin Gear Masticating Juicer
Working of a Twin Gear Juicer
A twin gear juicer is also called a triturating juicer. The phrase triturate means to rub, crush, grind or pound into tiny particles. The juicer crushes and grinds fresh fruits or vegetables finely to produce juice that is rich in nutrients.A twin gear masticating juicer has two gears that are separated at a distance of 0.1 mm apart. The produce comes between the two rotating gears and gets crushed. Like a single-gear juicer, in a twin gear juicer too, the action of the gears releases deeply seated nutrients and enzymes. The phytochemicals which are released while juicing, make the juice rich in color.
The rotational speed is also low, ranging between 80~160 RPM. This doesn’t damage the living enzymes nor does it produce an oxidized juice. As a result you enjoy a tasty and nutritious juice.
Parts of a Twin Gear Juicer
Typically a twin gear juicer will have a juicing drum, plunger, two augers, juicing screen, juice containers, and drum cap. Incase the juicer is a multi-functional, it will have additional attachments like pasta nozzles for extruding pasta.
Design of a Twin Gear Juicer
There is not much of a difference between a single gear juicer and a twin gear juicer in terms of design. Only the latter has two gears, where as the former is equipped with one gear. The twin gears have magnetic and bio-ceramic materials in them, that can extract more minerals out of the produce. The twin gear juicers are mostly side extractors. These are silent juicers.
Assembling a Twin Gear Juicer
Assembling the twin gear juicer is also very similar to the single gear juicer. First of all prepare the auger housing. Adjust the augers. As these juicers have twin gears, align them properly while fitting them in the auger housing. The augers will be followed by juicing screen and the drum cap. Now place the juicing funnel on the hopper. Put on the juicer and insert the produce. As you juice, push the produce through the feeding chute with the plunger.
Working of Twin Gear Masticating Juicer
Unlike a single gear juicer a twin gear juicer is mainly meant for juicing fruits and vegetables. They are master juicers for juicing leafy and soft produce. This is because as the twin gears rotate, the produce goes down without much pushing by the plunger. But juicing hard produce like carrots or apples will require ample strength in the arm. There are models that come with extra attachments, but these make the juicer very cumbersome. The juice yield of twin gear juicers is slightly more than single gear juicers.
Advantages of a Twin Gear Juicer
Unlike a centrifugal juicer, a twin gear juicer allows a noiseless operation.
The speed of rotation prevents oxidation. This keeps the enzymes and nutrients of the juice intact.
The juice is free of foam and chances of clogs in the juicer are minimal.
The twin gear juicers are particularly meant for juicing wheatgrass, pine needles or aloe.
The twin gear juicer yield more juice than a single-gear juicer.