These machines operate via a masticating (chewing) or cold press method to produce a superior juice to their centrifugal counterparts. In contrast to the rough extraction and high speeds of centrifugal juicers, cold press juicers operate at lower speeds and gently compress fruit and vegetables to ‘squeeze’ out their juice. While more costly, their slower and more thorough extraction rates produce a higher-quality juice, and more of it.
- Well-suited to juicing leafy greens, grasses, sprouts and herbs
- Higher juice yield
- Juice lasts longer with enzyme integrity keeping for up to 72 hours
- Lower speeds means less heat is generated, preserving more nutrients and enzymes
- Minimal juice separation and foaming
- Some models offer other food processing functions, such as being able to make nut milk, nut butter, sorbet, pasta and ice cream
- Pressing action is quiet.
- Higher initial cost
- Longer food preparation, as smaller food pieces are required for their narrow chutes
- Slightly higher pulp in juice
What Should I Look For In A Juicer?
When WE are looking for our perfect juicer here is what WE look for:
- Able to easily juice all greens, herbs and grasses (with a high yield)
- Good to juice fruits, including soft varieties
- Cold pressed, to produce a superior juice
- Low speed (rpm), to minimise oxidation and produce a longer lasting juice
- Able to make nut milks
- Easy to clean
- Low noise!
This led us to vertical cold-pressed masticating juicers as the most superior type of juicer!