Twin-Gear Juicers

Recommended Dual Auger Juice Machines – For the Best Juicing Experience

Juicer experts say that twin-gear juicers (also known as triturating juicers) make the healthiest and most nutrient-rich juice. This statement is proved by independent tests and studies during which several juice extractor models were compared including twin-gear models.

If you’re a devoted juicer or plan to become one, you definitely need a top-quality juice machine that’ll provide you with fresh fruits and vegetable juice every day for many years to come. A twin-gear juicer is a perfect choice to fulfill this purpose.

Read on to find out how triturating juice extractors work, what are the main characteristics and 

benefits of these types of machines and read short reviews on some recommended brands and models.

How Twin-Gear (Triturating) Juicers Work?

Twin-gear juicers contain two augers that make juice from the produce through a slow triturating process.

The word triturate means: to grind, crush, squash, break into smaller pieces and that’s what the two interlocking gears of the machine do to get as much juice as possible out of the fruits and veggies.

The produce is added into the juicer through a feeding chute at the end of which they get into contact with the very closely aligned and rotating screw-type gears.

The fruit and vegetable pieces or wheatgrass is than crushed, and squashed by the gears to break up the produce fibers and cell walls to be able to squeeze out all the important vitamins, enzymes, and minerals.

The triturating method is different from the masticating process of which a great example is the Champion Juicer.

Benefits of Twin-Gear Juicers – Longer Shelf-Life, Higher Nutrient Content

  • ​ Twin-gear juice extractors operate at much lower speed (cc. 80-110 RPM) than centrifugal juicers or even single auger juicers ( e.g. Omega 8003/8005 Juice Extractor) ensuring that less air gets trapped into the juice, slowing down oxidation of nutrients to a minimum level.
  • ​This slow juicing process and some advanced technical features, such as bioceramic materials and magnetic field increase the storage life of the juice without it losing its health benefits and freshness. Juice made with a twin-gear juicing machine can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48-72 hours, staying fresh and losing only a minimum of its vitamin and other nutrients content. Another benefit of low RPM is that less heat is generated protecting the nutrients from destruction due to overheating.
  • ​Due to the high-quality of materials used and the added technical features, twin-gear juice extractors are more expensive than centrifugal type machines or single auger models, but they also have the most benefits and advantages regarding nutritional value of the juice.
  • Versatile Juicers – the triturating machines juice all kinds of produce including fibrous vegetables (celery, ginger), wheatgrass, barley grass, alfalfa sprouts, and other leafy greens, apples and other fruits.
  • Grass-type greens and leaves are juiced especially well with a twin-gear machine because the high pressure of the interlocking and rolling gears effectively crushes and squashes the fibers of these vegetables, accessing and extracting the liquid and nutrient content of the cells.
  • ​Apart from coping with many types of produce with a few attachments twin gear juicers can be turned into a pasta, bread stick, or rice cookie maker, homogenizer, grinder, or mincer.
  • ​They are not the best at juicing citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, lime, grapefruits) but if it’s not the majority of the produce you will juice then you’ll be satisfied with your twin-gear machine. If you drink a lot of freshly squeezed orange juice then a dedicated citrus juicer ( the Black & Decker CitrusMate Plus CJ525 is a good inexpensive unit) or a centrifugal fruit and vegetable juicer is a better option.
  • Higher Juice Yield – they make more juice from the same amount of produce than centrifugal machines or single-gear juciers.
  • Silent Operation – due to the low speed triturating juice machines aren’t noisy (centrifugal units are much louder).

Cons of Twin-Gear Juicers – Slower, Bulky

The major weaknesses of triturating juice machines are connected to their strengths.

  • ​Due to the above minor cons, a twin gear unit is perhaps not the best choice for a beginner juicer. A less expensive centrifugal or single auger model is a better option for those who just start to juice, and don’t know whether they’ll do it regularly (once or twice daily) or only occasionally. Later on, once you get the hang of it you can get a more versatile, high-end juicer.

The Best Twin Gear Juicers – Recommended Makes and Models

Here are some of the most reliable and best-selling triturating juice extractors that received good ratings and reviews from users.

Green Star Juicers – these well-built two-auger juicers by Tribest are available for around $400 – $480. The latest model, the Green Star Elite, GSE-5000, is by far the best performing juice extractor on the market of household juicers. It has the highest yield and nutirent content according to independent laboratory analysises.

Samson Ultra Juice Extractor (Samson KPE 1304) – Samson has a twin-gear juicer (Model KPE 1304 also known as Green Power Kempo) which sells for cc. $400 – $470. Find out more about Samson Juice Extractors.

Super Angel Juicer, Model 3500 – all parts of this high-end household juicer including the auger are made of high quality stainless steel, the interlocking gears rotate at a low speed: 86 rpm, ensuring careful juicing process that preserves the nutritional value of the juiced produce. Price: cc. $900 – $1400.

Angel Juicers – Models 5500 and 7500 are improved versions of the Angel 3500: surgical quality stainless steel construction, 3-stage juicing, high crushing power increased juice yield and live nutrients are the most important characteristics of these high-end juice machines.

Twin Health Juicer – almost a copy of the Super Angel: all-stainless steel gears, no plastic parts, a solidly-built appliance with 500 Watt (2/3 HP) strong motor, low (0-80) RPM. Price: cc. $600-780.

​  TIP: for a heavy-duty juice machine take a look at the Norwalk Hydraulic Press Juicer which excels at getting most of the juice out of the produce.