The 5 (real) Best Centrifuges 2019



Updated on December 24, 2018
After several hours of research, I finally made my selection of the 5 best centrifuges among more than thirty models.
The choice was difficult, I tell you, but for my part, if I had to crack for a centrifuge, I would opt without hesitation for the Philips HR1916 / 70, for its elegance and incredible performance. Well, it will be either this model, or an extractor, so it's telling you … You will also find at the end of this article a buying guide to help you find, like me, the centrifuge that can make your small- more enjoyable breakfasts. And remember: 5 fruits and vegetables a day!

The best inexpensive centrifuges
We said little price, of course, but we must still count about fifty euros to guarantee a little bit the quality of the products, both in terms of parts that compose them and their performance.
Aicok 500W: the best cheap step

 Advantages

 Safe and easy use
 Simple cleaning (dishwasher for removable parts)
 
disadvantages
 Manual in English only
 

Aicok finds himself, decidedly, more and more in our kitchens! The brand offers a wide range of small household appliances that are used daily, such as the oil-less fryer (which made its success) or juice extractor.
As always, what attracts the eye in an electro is its appearance. Let's say right now, I'm not a fan of the design of this centrifuge. I find it austere, especially because of the plastic that makes "cheap", despite its solidity: with a very different finish, I would have adopted, so that's tell you! At least, it is guaranteed BPA free and has non-slip feet, and it's a definite plus!
Because it is still well thought out, and that's what's a shame. Its dimensions are reasonable (27 x 17 x 39 cm), as its weight (2.9 kg), which allows to put it on the work plan without having the impression that it is cluttered and the store in a cupboard, if you do not use it daily.
I still recognize the practical side of the pulp collector "integrated" to the set (with handle to remove it easily), which allows not, by clumsiness, to reverse it with a nudge … Side juice, it is entitled to a transparent container of 600 ml with a spout, with a small process
We immediately notice the fireplace, whose neck is wide enough (7.5 cm) to let large pieces of fruit, and especially, well secured, because the centrifuge does not start until the lid of the juicer is not in place. In short, no need to waste time preparing the fruits, to cut them: just put them directly in it and start a speed! And no accident possible!
In this regard, moreover, know that this centrifuge reaches 13,000 rpm with its 500 W motor (a little above the minimum of 400 W), not too noisy, so you do not wait hours before having your juice.
The brand also insists on the presence of technology "Cold Spin" and a mesh filter that allow the centrifuge to press cold and remove as much juice as possible (30% more according to them, but I ask see).
You also get two speeds, a slow and a fast, to use depending on the hardness of your fruits and vegetables. Note, however, that for oranges, pineapples, melons and mangoes, you must be sure to peel them, at the risk of blocking your machine …
But what matters also, besides the quality of the juice … it is the cleaning of the apparatus. Nobody wants to spend his Sunday morning cleaning his juicer!
And against all odds, the 500W Aicok is easy to disassemble and clean. Either by hand, a little underwater then with the brush provided to clean the sieve, or in the dishwasher (for removable parts only, refrain from putting anything else!).
One of the only points to blame him for the user manual, which is in English only. But if we take into account all its technical qualities, as well as its guarantee of 3 years, it is a minor inconvenience!
Philips HR1836 / 00: elegance at a low price

 Advantages
 Power cord storage

 Simple cleaning (dishwasher for removable parts)
 Spout with anti-drops
 Ability to put his glass in place of the pitcher
 

Philips offers us here a centrifuge of 500 W very interesting, as well for its design as for its qualities. But let's examine it a little more in detail!
Visually, it is immediately more to my taste, because of its elegance. The overall shape, very round, is highlighted by the black color and the stainless steel finish, which make it almost forget its compact dimensions (23.3 x 23.3 x 42 cm). The centrifuge also has a place to store the cord (80 cm long) and non-slip feet.
What I like too much is that the collector pulp is inside the machine, while being perfectly visible and with sufficient capacity that to not need to empty the two glasses (1 liter of capacity!). The spout of the machine, through which the juice passes, is surmounted by an anti-drip system; the little more appreciable would have been a valve "stop" juice, but here I quibble …
The fireplace, for its part, is quite small with its 5.5 cm, which requires you to cut a little your fruits and vegetables before putting them in. For more fibrous fruits and vegetables, I advise to peel before and put them with fruits that are less, history still have a juice at the end of the race, not a baby puree …
To collect the juice, you have the choice: use your own glass directly (as long as its height does not exceed 12 cm) or the pitcher of 50 cl delivered with the machine, which seems by cons is a bit limited, level height, which requires a few manipulations to place it under the spout … But hey, it's pretty good job, and I would rather put my glass or my measuring container, so it's not so embarrassing that in the end !
But, yes there is one, it seems that, unlike the Aicok same wattage, the Philips HR1836 / 00 offers only one speed … and that it is quite noisy (but within the limits of reasonable anyway ). It also tends to create a nice amount of foam; phenomenon which, I assure you, is normal for this type of machine.
In terms of cleaning, finally, nothing is easier to disassemble and clean, especially with the QuickClean provided (pour water into the chimney, to evacuate excess fruit, pulp, etc.). Removable parts can be put in the dishwasher, which is a not insignificant. However, be careful when removing the pulp collector: it is a little difficult to remove, so be patient and not forcefully remove it from the machine!
The centrifuge from Philips is guaranteed 2 years bonus!
The best midrange centrifuges
Here, we are already starting to find more efficient models, but a little more bulky too. The budget is not too astronomical, but do not expect to pay a pittance …
Duronic JE10: the best midrange

 Advantages

 Large pulp collector
 

If you are one of those people who regularly juice for your entire family or for yourself and do not like this part where you have to cut your fruits and vegetables into pieces before putting them into the device, the Duronic JE10 will surely interest you.
The Duronic JE10 juicer is above all a stylish device with a stainless steel design for durability and durability. And if the aesthetic aspect is not the first thing you look at in a juice extractor, this device will not leave you indifferent with its beautiful metallic finish, perfect for any modern kitchen style.
It is also imposing and a little bulky with its metallic design and dimensions of 27 x 11 x 41 cm (length x width x height). But it has the merit of keeping all its promises at the level of use: a juice extractor solid, powerful, easy to use and above all very easy to clean.
All parts of the unit are removable and a metal latch also ensures that all parts are properly assembled, locked and ready for operation.
It is equipped with a large conduit to insert food: 8.5 cm in diameter to allow you to add food without the need to cut beforehand.
The Duronic JE10 has a powerful and resistant two-speed motor with 1000 W for maximum speed. A power that overcomes the toughest pineapple and other fruits and vegetables as hard in minutes (apple or pear for example). The motor is also equipped with an overheating protection.
And with the wide tube to insert food, I guarantee you less food to cut and more juice to extract!
And since you probably need something to harvest the juice you've pressed with the JE10, the unit also comes with a large one-liter carafe. As I said at the beginning, this is the perfect device for those who prefer to juice in large quantities for a family or all at once for the whole week!
Same for the 2.5 liter pulp collection vessel at the back of the unit. A big advantage if you make a lot of juice at a time and do not want to have to empty this container too often.
As the Duronic JE10 is a centrifuge, it will be normal to harvest the pulp still wet. I think the biggest disadvantage of this device because it will certainly produce less juice with fewer vitamins and minerals than a slow chewing device for example.
Cleaning this centrifuge is not a big problem either. Stainless steel makes things really easy and the JE10 is perfectly removable for deep cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher.
Aicok 800W: an incredible performance

 Advantages

 Safe and easy use
 Simple cleaning (dishwasher for removable parts)
 
disadvantages
 Do not use more than one minute continuously

 

For those who remained on their thirst with the Aicok of the previous range, rest assured, here is a second, more powerful than the first (between 14000 and 18000 rpm)!
The difference between the two models that immediately pops up is the overall finish of the machine. Stainless steel coating for the whole, much more elegant, two-speed dial in stainless steel (instead of a simple button on the model of 500 W), larger pitcher, spout with anti-drops, everything, everything is present this times, and for an affordable price.
Level dimensions, it is more imposing than its small sister entry level (33 x 23.5 x 42 cm), but this is reasonable. It is also very stable thanks to the anti-slip feet located under the base.
The machine includes, you see, black plastic, but rest assured: it is guaranteed without BPA. The chimney retains the same diameter as the entry-level model, 7.5 cm, which allows, once again, to be able to put whole fruits or at least rather low cut (except mango, sugar cane and bananas , which are not suitable at all for a centrifuge, but rather a mixer-blender).
As with the 500W, the 800W has a pulp collector, which this time is a little more discreet and melts a little more in the curves of the machine, despite its large capacity of 2 liters. But the real big difference is the capacity of the pitcher, which goes to more than one liter (1100 ml, to be precise). The spout has also benefited from some improvements, since it is now embellished with an anti-drops, little more than was sorely lacking the entry-level model of the brand.
And what I like more about this model is the power, revised upwards. We go from 500 to 800 W for slow speed (for red fruits such as oranges, apples, grapes, melons and tomatoes), and at around 1000 W for "fast" speed (for hard fruits such as carrots, celery stalks, beets, ginger and kale). With that, no fruit or vegetable will resist you, it's clear!
Note, however, a major disadvantage: the designer strongly encourages not to use the machine for more than one minute continuously or to wait a minute or more if you exceed this period of use. Fortunately, the juice is done in a jiffy (and is quality), otherwise we could really be embarrassed by this aspect of the machine!
Finally, cleaning level, no complaints, it is always easy to disassemble and clean. It comes with a brush, just like the first model in this comparison.
The brand also offers a 3 year warranty on this machine.
The best high-end centrifuges
Aah, here we find the cream of the cream centrifuge. Performance, solidity, design, ease of maintenance: all the key elements are present!
Philips HR1916 / 70: the best high-end

 Advantages
 Power cord storage

 Simple cleaning (dishwasher for removable parts)
 Spout with anti-drops
 Ability to put his glass in place of the pitcher
 Large capacity of pulp and juice collectors
 

Philips offers us here a 900 W centrifuge which is reminiscent of the one we have selected at the entry level, namely the Philips HR1836 / 00.
Visually, she is, once again, very elegant. The overall shape, very round, is enhanced by the black color and the few stainless elements, which make it almost forget its imposing dimensions (54.8 x 31.8 x 32.8 cm). The centrifuge also has a place to store the cord (80 cm long) and non-slip feet.
What I like too much is that the collector pulp is inside the machine, while being perfectly visible and with sufficient capacity that not to need to empty the two glasses (2 , 1 liters this time!). The spout of the machine, through which the juice passes, is surmounted by an anti-drip system; the small plus appreciable would have been a valve "stop" juice.
The chimney, unlike the other model, is quite large with its 8 cm, which is ideal for putting whole fruits. And to collect the juice, you still have the choice between using your own glass directly or the one liter pitcher delivered with the machine. But hey, it's pretty good job, especially thanks to the two speeds available to make your fruit or vegetable juice, whether hard or soft, in two steps, three movements!
On the cleaning side, finally, nothing is easier to disassemble and clean (thanks also to QuickClean, which greatly facilitates the task). Removable parts can be put in the dishwasher, which is a not insignificant.
As for the inverted sieve electropoli, nothing easier, it is very easy to wash (be careful though to let it dry before putting it back!).
The centrifuge from Philips is guaranteed 2 years bonus! We regret a little high price, but it is worth it in view of its performance!
The products of my selection on offer for the moment

For some years now, we have been encouraged to flee industrial foods, be it fruit juices, spreads, sausages, because they often contain additives harmful to health … including sugar, which seems to be the cause of one of the ills of this century that is obesity (and it seems, cirrhosis of the liver!).
So, how to look after our health and that of our children? The homemade? Maybe, because at least we can control a little more what we eat and drink, up to a certain point, of course!
The fresh juice, pressed or extracted, is a delight for our taste buds, but it is necessary to be well equipped at home. In this guide you will find points to consider when purchasing a juicer; if it's a juicer you're looking for, take a look at the comparison on this one!
The benefits of a homemade juice
The freshly squeezed fruit in commerce, it costs a small fortune, especially if, like me, you like to serve a drink at breakfast each morning. And when we know that the fruits and vegetables bought at the primeur come back to us cheaper than the bottle of commerce, it gives sobering!
And budget aside, a "homemade" juice is also better nutrients level. Be careful however: juice made from a faster centrifuge and a slower extractor do not contain the same amount of vitamins and nutrients!
But know one thing all the same: the number one public enemy of your nutrients is oxidation (or at least that's what they say). In theory, the less oxygen is blown into the juice at the time of pressing, the more the enzymes remain active.
The foam that accumulates on the surface of the juice indicates the amount of air that the device has passed through the juice; therefore, if you follow the logic, the more foam, the greater the oxidation.
It is also clear that some nutrients are more vulnerable to oxidation than others. In short, whatever the amount of foam produced by your extractor, drink your juice quickly to reduce the risk of oxidation!
Be careful though: drinking squeezed fruits and vegetables is not necessarily as healthy as you think, especially when compared to eating them whole.
The pressing process extracts fresh fruit or vegetable juice, but it is worth noting that the same whole foods are high in fiber, and are usually lost when pressed, even though most vitamins, minerals and Protective vegetation (phytonutrients) are present.
The centrifuge
It is actually the most used appliance today in our kitchens to make pressed juices because it is fast and efficient! Fruits and vegetables are grated by tiny teeth on a basket that turns quickly, which heats the fruit, and the juice goes through a fine mesh sieve before pouring into a carafe (provided or not).
Note that, unlike the extractor, the centrifuge tends to produce a lot of foam which, as we mentioned earlier, means more oxidation and loss of nutrients. However, it is the ideal device for hard fruits and vegetables (think peel before, as citrus) … and for people in a hurry!
And also, another important aspect, it's easy to use, fast, and much cheaper than an extractor … and noisier, unfortunately.
Quality of materials
The purchase of a small appliance is never trivial, so pay attention to the quality of materials used in its design. It would be stupid, even if the price is not astronomical, to have to change the centrifuge after 6 months!
If there is plastic, check that it is BPA free (or at least for food use), although I must admit to having a preference for stainless steel, especially for parts like the screw or the sieve, which is find directly in contact with fruits, vegetables and juice.
As for the engine block, it must remain in place, with a metal blade, which guarantees (normally) its strength.
In addition, a centrifuge must in no case present a game between its different parts, otherwise you may see juice and pulp flying through the kitchen, which is immediately much less cheerful …
That said, a machine whose parts are difficult to remove is also not ideal, because if you have to force on the parts, you risk breaking them, and you can say goodbye to your extractor if the parts in question are not covered by the warranty. And remember that you will need to assemble and disassemble each cleaning, after each use of your extractor.
The budget
If the question arises actually as a primary element for the purchase of an extractor, more expensive, here, let us say it clearly: one finds at all the prices!
Which allows you to opt for one or the other model will, in my opinion, the design, materials and quality of the blade and the sieve … and its speed. But still count about fifty euros for quality models of entry or mid-range; for my part, I would not rely on devices too cheap, whose materials may be less durable (essentially plastic, which is much more fragile).
As for the high-end, it often starts around 150 € (entry level price of an extractor!).
So, it's up to you!
congestion
A centrifuge, level place, it returns, more or less, to the same thing as an extractor or an electric juicer. Clumsy certainly, but not too much either.
However, still allow enough space for the device and the collectors of pulp and juice!
It is also obvious that a compact device can be easily stored in a closet, especially if you do not have to take it out every day. For everyday use, personally, I would prefer a model that remains on my work plan, without taking the place, history that it is at hand … and a little discreet.
A cable compartment below
To prevent your appliance from taking up more space than it should, choose a juice extractor with a cable tray to hide the electrical wires when the appliance is not in use. used.
Also look at the length of the power cord. Generally, a one-meter cord gives you enough length and flexibility to connect easily if the plug is too far away.
Speed
If the key word for the extractor was "slow" (and patience), for the centrifuge, it's simply the opposite. Without speed, the fruits could not be cut into pieces and sent on the sieve, we agree. In principle, the higher the speed, the better your centrifuge.
The centrifuge often operates at relatively high revolutions minutes, between 6000 and … 16 000! We are far from 80 minutes recommended for the extractor, but it has the merit of preparing juice in a jiffy (between 30 sec and 1 min). The wattage is therefore, consequently, also higher (400 minimum, even if the ideal is 700)!
Some centrifuges even offer two speeds: high speed, for harder fruits and vegetables, and low speed, ideal for softer fruits and vegetables, as well as for leafy vegetables (or for a more liquid juice).
The noise
The centrifuge is fast, practical and compact … but also quite noisy. In question ?
The number of revolutions minute, which has the gift of sometimes "shake" a little the device.
If you can not really handle the noise, early in the morning, when you get out of bed (or bedtime), unfortunately, the juicer is not for you. Note, however, that some manufacturers have thought of the design of their products to make them as noisy as possible (models that are often found at the high end).
The size of the chimney
The chimney is the diameter of the tube where the food is inserted into the juice extractor. The larger it is, the less preparation you have to do before introducing your fruits and vegetables.
Conversely, if the chimney is too narrow, you will be forced to cut your fruits and vegetables into pieces a few centimeters wide before introducing them into the machine, which in addition to taking time (especially in the morning), made of extra dishes.
Pulp and juice collectors
For these two elements, volume matters most.
For waste, opt for a device with a pulp collector of at least 500 ml or 1 liter, because after pressing they can be found in large quantities.
For juice, also opt for a large volume, so you avoid manipulation.
I recommend (as well as many specialists) to choose a device with a clear / translucent decanter to easily see how much juice you are making.
The ejection function of the pulp
Some compact juice machines collect the pulp in an inner container, but most eject the pulp out of the device into a container specifically designed to fit the juice extractor. This is the second type that I advise because it allows you to do a little more juice without having to turn off the device en route, open it for
then empty the pulp collector.
Generally, once you have started making your juice, you do not really want to stop before you finish everything, especially since you still have to clean it up later!
Cleaning
Whether you opt for the juicer or juice extractor, even the case: after each use, clean the device immediately. Fruit and vegetable juices can quickly damage the plastic parts of your appliance if you do not rinse them and become sticky.
Start by removing the removable parts of the unit: chimney, pulp and juice collectors, spout, and others. Then put them in the dishwasher, if it is indicated, or clean them by hand with a sponge, hot water and washing up liquid (especially no detergents, which will damage them!).
For the edge of the engine block, opt for a wet sponge, a cloth or a wet cleaning wipe special kitchen.
Do not forget the sieve (hot water and soap, for 30 minutes, rinse and brush), because it is it that allows to "filter" the juice, because any remaining pulp could get stuck (and hello smells and bacteria of all kinds after!).
Afterwards, all these elements are allowed to dry before mounting and storing the appliance in the cupboard.
Warranty
The guarantee can also contribute to the decision whether or not to buy a centrifuge.
If the parts of the slow extractors do not wear out quickly, the sieve, on the other hand, tends to suffer rather quickly.
Choose a long-term warranty on the engine, even if it seems more robust than other parts. In principle, therefore, unlikely to break down!
Tip for recycling leftover fruits and vegetables
The remains of fruits and vegetables reduced in pulp are completely recyclable: they abound as a bonus of vitamins and nutrients. Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed!
With leftovers of tomato or radish, it is quite possible to make soups. For some types of fruit, you can always use them to make jam or make smoothies.
And for the most eco-friendly, you can of course put them in a compost!

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *