Traditional juicer operation resembles that of an angle grinder. Huge rotational speed of several thousand revolutions per minute creates centrifugal force, which with assistance of abrasion separates the juice from the pulp. This process significantly decreases the amount of juice and degrades its quality. Abrasion generates heat, which destroys enzymes, vitamins and other microelements in the juice. Slow juicer operates differently. Fruits and vegetables are slowly crushed and pressed. This “gentle” process does not generate heat and minimizes oxidisation of the juice, which in turn preserves original ingredients and allows for juices rich in enzymes, vitamins and microelements. Juices are smoother and do not stratify easily. Muke also generates very little noise. It is 8-10 times quieter than traditional juicers.
Low RPM increases the time of juicing but preserves juices’ healthy properties. High RPM increases the speed of juicing but eliminates vital ingredients found in fruits and vegetables due to the heat generated in the process. Muke features the slowest motor available on the market but at the same time offers double intake capacity which speeds up the juicing.
Vertical slow juicers slowly replace horizontal juicers. The main difference is in the positioning of the auger. Vertical juicers are easier to operate and more effective due to the assistance of gravitational force. Some argue that double-auger horizontal slow juicers give better results in a number of advanced herbal juice therapies. Our research however shows that proper herb leaves preparation before juicing gives similar results in vertical juicers and allows for more convenient day-to-day operation.
The healthiest option is to drink the juice immediately after preparation.
Safe storing is however also possible having in mind that vacuumed containers should be used and that they should be kept in the fridge usually for no more than 24 hours. Sometimes longer storage is permitted but it depends on the fruits and vegetables used. Please check recipes carefully before storing.
The final juice volume depends on the water content in crushed and pressed fruits and vegetables. The source of those is also important. Sometimes you can achieve better results with organic produce. The ingredients have to be fresh. Some ingredients can be soaked before juicing for better results. To get the best results disassemble and clean the juicer frequently.