How to resist a temperature that is often oppressive and “exhausting”?
To cope with the hot sun and find relief from the summer heat, there is nothing more suitable than drinking lots of water, consuming fresh foods, such as salads and raw vegetables.
If you don’t want to miss out on the typical delights of the season, enjoy a good ice cream, a sorbet, a granita, or sip a refreshing and refreshing fruit juice!
The household appliances sector is full of precious little helpers who prepare genuine, homemade summer products for us.
Ice cream makers, sorbet makers, yogurt makers, ice crusher and grit machines, centrifuges and juice extractors.
Today, in particular, we talk about the juice extractor, a tool once used only professionally in bars and clubs.
It has become a convenient ally for extracting the best fruit and vegetables and preparing energetic drinks at home, fresh, genuine and “intact” juices in their nutritional properties and in the benefits they can bring to the body.
Thus, breakfast or homemade snack is prepared more and more often focusing on tools that, thanks to technological innovation and quality standards calibrated to professional levels, paradoxically manage to bring us back to the most genuine and authentic flavors.
Homemade food that depopulates thanks to machines that churn out any type of confectionery product.
More and more practical and functional toasters, automatic coffee machines that grind coffee beans at the moment, Cr ê pe maker that delight children and juice extractors with which you can indulge to create the freshest and most original combinations of fruits and vegetables in season.
Real detox and detoxifying recipes, juices and delicious fruit cocktails for parties and special occasions.
The possibilities of using the juice extractor are really endless, and a lot depends on the model chosen and the “tasks” it performs.
Before continuing, however, it is necessary to mention the difference between a juice extractor and a centrifuge, two “food processors” that are often confused or superimposed.
In the centrifuge, the taste of the centrifuged (really good!) Is not so much in question, as the weakening process of the micronutrients in foodstuffs.
The significant loss of nutrients in fruits and/or vegetables depends on the operation of the same centrifuge.
The beating heart of this appliance is a rotating blade that rotates at an average of 20,000 rpm.
The high speed of the centrifuge overheats the pulp of food and their juice, exposing it to strong oxidative stress and impoverishing it in contact with the oxygen in the air and with heat.
The opposite principle governs the operation of the juice extractor: slowness.
A good extractor should be around 40 revolutions per minute and should not exceed 80 revolutions.
Here is the juice extractor proposed by Smeg in operation
Almost a contradiction in terms of the impatience and frenetic rhythms that mark our daily lives.
We are used to getting everything immediately, almost even before having made the request.
We no longer tolerate waiting, considered a useless “dead time,” we are unaccustomed to calm and irritated by slowness.
Well, the juice extractor ci (re) teaches us the value of patience and tells us that we must not be in a hurry: everything will be fulfilled “in due time.”
In practical terms, to convey this precious “philosophy of slowness” is the cochlea (from the Latin “chinchilla”).
It is the main part of the juice extractor, consisting of a screw (in polycarbonate or Tritan) which, turning very slowly, allows the cold pressing of fruit and vegetables.
It manages to obtain a “live” juice in which the trace elements, minerals, enzymes, and nutrients remain intact and ready to quench our body’s thirst.
Not surprisingly, the cold juice extractor, unlike the centrifuge, is one of the so-called wellness technologies.
Here is the Artisan 5kvj0111 High Power juice extractor proposed by Kitchenaid.
On their official website you will find all the features of this extractor:
- Slow squeezing in two phases with stainless steel pre-cutting blade and worm screw
- Large 2-in-1 feed tube with hopper
- three filters for a high or low pulp or juice content
- speed optimized for slow juicing with Reve function
- High-quality die-cast metal structure with compact and elegant design
- Food tube and push food 2 in 1
- Filter holder for juice bowl
- 1-liter juice bowl
They are those appliances/utensils that do not stress foods and contribute tangibly to improving the health of the body due to materials and ways of functioning.
House mills, zero pots of heavy materials and nickel belong to the same category, and all technologies based on the use of eco-sustainable materials and ethical production processes.
Returning to the operation of the cold pressing of the juice extractor, another fundamental element together with the auger is the filter.
It is a micro-perforated component that acts as a barrier through which the juice separates mechanically from the pulp. The thinner the filter, the purer, richer and not oxidized the juice obtained will be.
High-end models allow reverse auger rotation to be set.
In this way, they limit waste as much as possible and select different rotation speeds. In this way, they remain within the aforementioned limits of revolutions per minute of cold pressing depending on whether the juice of soft and juicy foods such as oranges or harder and more fibrous, such as carrots, ginger, frozen fruit or shall be extracted. Almonds and soybeans to get delicious vegetable milk.