What Are the Motor Wattage Options for Juicers?

In buying juicers, you need to consider not only the apparent features and designs, but also what you actually need from them. So, why are you buying a juicer? What type of fruits or vegetables that you want to make juice from? How much of them that you want to juice? For how long do you want to use your juicer? And what type of juicer do you need?

Do you want a juicer that has enough power for the simple juicing of softer foods? Or do you otherwise prefer a juicer with a max power motor for your every juicing need? 

So, there’s a lot of things to take into account when buying a juicer. It’s essential to look closely at the specifications of each juicer you’re considering to buy. Another, it’s good to read genuine customer reviews online to have a fair idea about the product before you hit the “add to cart” button.  

The different motor wattage for juicers

The motor wattage for juicers may vary, depending on the type. There are low-speed juicers with motor wattage that go from 150 to 200 at the maximum. They are the least powerful options. Other juicers are available with any of the different levels of motor wattage: 400, 600, 700, 800, 850, 900, and 1000.

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As you may have assumed, juicers with 150-watt motors are the least powerful, while those with 1000 watts are the most powerful. So, you need to know which types of fruits and vegetables you usually put into a juicer.

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Soft foods or hard foods? Centrifugal juicer or masticating juicer?

Do you usually juice from soft foods? If you do, then a 400- to 600-watt juicer should be adequate for soft foods like berries and oranges. Such juicers don’t take a lot of power to break down such foods.

A juicer with higher wattage, on the other hand, is capable of breaking down tougher fruits and vegetables and extracting juice from them. Centrifugal juicers usually have to run at high speeds, which they need to break down harder-to-chew and fibrous foods. Therefore, a high wattage – between 800 to 1000 – is preferable. So, if you consume harder foods and wish to make healthful juicers from them, a centrifugal juicer should be your choice. The strong motor of the centrifugal juicer will power somewhere between 6,500 and 16,000 rotations per minute (RPM). But keep in mind that the higher wattage the juicer’s motor has, the higher energy it consumes. And because of the high speed that runs the blades, centrifugal juicers may heat up and oxidize the juice, taking away most of its nutrients.

But if you are not concerned about speed of the juicer but the quality of the juice it provides, you might want to settle for a masticating juicer. Also known as a slow juicer, the masticating juicer requires a motor that has only 150 to 200 watts the most. Since this machine juices slowly, it doesn’t heat up and oxidize the juice. Thus, it provides you with a more nutritious juice. Another, masticating juicers typically have a pretty good juice yield, making it a great and worthy purchase.

Juicing in bulk

Even if you want to juice only soft fruits and vegetables, the amount of what you’ll put into the juice should also be taken into consideration. So, if you use a low-wattage juicer, it can overheat easily for extended periods in one sitting, especially if you juice in large quantities. Making a glass of juice only for yourself occasionally, however, should not be a big concern.