- 1 How A Twin-gear Juicer Works
- 2 Top 5 Best Twin Gear Juicer Reviews 2019
Let’s make it clear at the beginning: the best twin gear (triturating) juicers, however easy they are, are not the gadgets for noobs who want a quick healthy drink on occasions.
They are made for enthusiasts who truly appreciate the benefits of drinking fresh, nutrient-filled fruit and veggies juices. For health/beauty conscious people who see the time and money spent on juicing a serious investment into their physical and mental health.
That being said, twin gear juicers are not necessarily fancy gadgets that are time and money consuming. With some research, it’s not too difficult to find high quality, trusty juicers that don’t cost an arm and a leg, and are not a pain to run and clean.
Don’t open that new Google tab for the days-long research yet – you don’t need to. Because I’ve done the job for you.
The collection I’m introducing to you below is not only the result of personal experience. I’ve digged into dozens of websites and went through hundreds of customer reviews on Amazon to extract the most important information about each one of these juicers. What do they look like? How do they “feel” on operation? How do they work? What are they good at? And what are their drawbacks?
I’ve got everything covered for you.
How A Twin-gear Juicer Works
Here are three facts about the twin gear juicer: it takes more time to make a drink compared to a fast centrifugal juicer; it is most of the time more expensive than a good single gear juicer; and the juice always looks and tastes much much better than the other two.
All of that has to do with how the thing works.
Basically, the twin gear juicer is a cold-press machine itself. Like the single-gear masticating juicer, it extracts juice from a produce by pressing it hard, separating the liquid from the fiber. This happens at a speed of 80 – 120 rpm with minimal heat and air exposure, as opposed to the centrifuge, which shreds and extract juice while on a 6000 – 14000 rpm spin.
What makes the triturator different from the masticator is that, instead of having an auger that presses against the chamber, it has two metal gears placed closely to each other. As the fruit, root, or leafy green is fed through the tube, these gears crush, cut, and squeeze it at the same time. This maximizes the yield as well as the nutrients, micro and macro, you can get from the juice – you can tell with naked eye that the juice made with a twin-gear is always dense and has very vibrant colors.
For a better understanding of how the different juicers work, you can take a look at our post: Types of Juicers. But basically, the twin gear is the king of home juicers with regards to juice quality and versatility.
Top 5 Best Twin Gear Juicer Reviews 2019
Just so you don’t have to, we spent time looking for the most reliable triturating juicers currently on the market, and consolidated this list of the five that offer the best performances.
Here are our picks for the Best Twin Gear Juicers.
- Tribest Green Star Elite – Best Twin-gear Juicer to Buy
- Super Angel Pro – Best Quality Twin Gear Juicer
- Super Angel DELUXE – Best High End Juicer
- Green Power KPE1304 – Best Fast Triturator
- Omega TWN30S – Best Budget Triturating Juicer
|Tribest Green Star|
Stainless steel gears
|2 HP/110 rpm||12 years|
|Super Angel Pro||Stainless steel housing and gears||3 HP/82 rpm||10 years for motor & gears
5 years on wear and tear
|Super Angel DELUXE||Stainless steel housing and gears||3 HP/82 rpm||10 years for motor & gears
5 years on wear and tear
|Green Power KPE1304||Plastic housing|
Stainless steel gears
|2 HP/160 rpm||10 years on motor
5 years on operational parts
|Omega TWN30S||Plastic housing|
Stainless steel gears
|2 HP/160 rpm||15 years on parts and performance|
1. Tribest Greenstar – Best Twin-gear Juicer to Buy in 2019
The GSE5000 has been on the market for more than a couple years, and yet it’s has always been the one we’d point to whenever someone asks for the best twin gear juicer recommendation.
Reasons why the GSE5000 is the best twin gear to buy in 2019
First, the machine comes with a complete 3 stage masticating system, with pocket recesses on its sharp teeth to maximize coverage when juicing harder materials. Its motor isn’t the strongest on the market, but it would take anything you feed it with: apples, pears, ginger, soft and thin leaves, and cuts and crushes them to the cell, squeezing out the juice.
The juicer has an adjusting knob that you can turn to increase or decrease the pressure required for pulp ejection to maximize the juice yield when doing different materials. It also comes with 2 different screens so you have some control over how much fiber you want in your juice.
Overall, it does a excellent job in making thick, nutritious fresh cold-pressed juice with decent yield.
Second, for everything it can do, from juicing fruits and veggies to making nut milk, nut butter, sorbet, and even breadstick or mochi (there are accessories for all of them already included in the package!), the GSE5000 comes at a very reasonable price. At just over half a grand, it’s more expensive than a masticating juicer, for sure, but is an incredibly good deal compared to other triturators with comparable quality.
Third, the machine comes with a warranty of 12 years, which is more than most people would even expect of the lifespan of a juicer. Customer service is very helpful and attentive, which adds to a positive experience.
All things considered, the GSE5000 is the most well rounded, and the most worth buying twin gear juicer on the market as of 2019.
2. Super Angel Pro – Best Quality Twin Gear Juicer
The Super Angel Pro is the dream of most juicing purists, though not everyone can afford it.
It’s not an exaggeration to say Super Angel’s are the Rolls-Royce of juicers. Together with the Deluxe, the Pro is among the most beautiful twin-gear juicers out there, with sleek stainless steel parts that are handcrafted with premium accuracy and aestheticity
The whole item is made of food grade stainless steel 304 inside and outside, which offers not only durability, but also the peace of mind to juice lovers who are concerned about hormones-disturbing chemicals usually found in plastic.
The Super Angels are also some of the very few twin gear juicers out there with a bunch of smart automatic features: it reverses the rotation direction of the gears when jammed, detects when the temperature becomes damaging (usually after a long juicing session), and works to cool itself off.
The machine also adjusts its own speed to prevent jamming when overfed. Icing on the cake is that the rpm never exceeds 82, which is the lowest among all triturators. This itself minimizes the chance of the motor getting hot, reducing any possible heat transfer to the juice, and thus keeping all the enzymes and micro-nutrient active and fresh.
The difference in quality is too subtle to tell with naked eyes, but theoretically, this is the machine that makes the best of the best cold pressed juice. Plus, it makes noticeably more juice out of the same amount of produce too – this you can tell immediately, especially if you’re making more than a small glass at a time.
Not that the thing is without flaws. Its Achilles is at the compact design, which gives it an elegant look, but also makes it more prone to tipping forward when you apply too strong a force with the pusher. Which rarely happens as it can kind of “suck” the produce in with minimal efforts, especially leafy greens, but that’s something that makes it less perfect anyway.
3. Super Angel DELUXE – Best High-end Twin Gear Juicer
The Super Angel Deluxe is basically the same machine as the Pro.
It has the same 3 powerhorse gears in a fashionable food grade stainless steel body that defines exquisity. All the other features – auto anti jamming, auto reverse, auto cooling, and any other functions that the Pro version possesses also exist on this model. Even the working speed is the same at 82 rpm.
The only difference is an extra housing attachment designed specifically for soft fruits. This one has a slightly more coarse screen, which prevents the wet pulp from clogging up inside the machine.
The attachment is also made of high quality food grade stainless steel. Whether or not the it is worth the hundreds of dollars, however, is up to you to decide. I would personally be happy enough with the Pro, but I’m no perfectionist.
4. Green Power KPE1304 – Best Fast Duo-gear Juicer
Not that a high speed is always desirable, but when you don’t fancy spending a good 45 minutes pushing celery down a tiny feeding chute, the Green Power might be a good option.
At 160 rpm, almost twice the speed of the Super Angel, the GP belongs to the faster group of twin gear juicers. A higher speed is usually associated with a heated motor, but that’s a compromise for reducing your juicing time by almost a half.
In reality, the heat generated is really close to nothing if you follow instructions carefully and turn it off after every 25 minutes. (Which already well surpasses the time needed for a typical juicing session).
With a 2 powerhorse motor, the Green Power can process just about anything. It has a pressure adjusting knob, and 2 different screens for fruits and veggies, which help. With the gears belonging to the smaller spectrum, it is more efficient on leafy greens than harder and thicker materials such as ginger or carrot.
Versatility-wise, this compact machine wins over many others. It comes in a package that also includes a multi-purpose kit with an extra hole-less screen for making nut paste, nozzle pairings for dry and water produce, and different outlets or juice and noodles.
Bottom line: While not being the strongest machine, the Green Power KPE1304 is one of the fasted twin gear juicers on the market. If your priority is short juicing time with decent juice quality, this is the machine for you.
5. Omega TWN30S – Best Budget Triturating Juicer
If you’re looking for a twin-gear juicer that doesn’t break the bank, the Omega TWN30S is worth a try.
Omega makes some of the best single-gear juicers, which puts the TWN30S at both an advantage, as it inherits all the well-loved features from its one-auger siblings, and an disadvantage, as there’s always a shadow to outgrow.
Priced at less than 400 dollars, it’s one of the most affordable triturators out there. It’s no phenomena, but the machine easily outperforms all other machines at its price range.
It comes with a 2 horsepower motor, the same as the Green Star and the Green Power, and has 2 strong gears with the ability to process from soft, watery fruits to thick roots to thin greeneries like dandelion, kale, spinach or wheatgrass. Juice quality is, as expected of an Omega, more than decent, and the yield is a nice surprise too – it’s noticeably higher than any single-gear masticator.
Overall, the TWN30S is a well constructed (and nice-looking) machine, except for one thing: its screen. The see-through plastic parts, while looking much more elegant and interesting than the boring thick white plastic screens on the GS or the GP, is a lot more delicate and prone to breaking. You may need to be extra gentle with it.
In any case, the machine comes with a 15 years warranty.