What is a Cold Press Juicer?
Cold press juicers is a common name for juicers that operate at slow speeds of 110 RPM or even less. RPM stands for revolutions per minute and means the frequency of rotations being made around a fixed axis in one minute. Sometimes they’re called “low RPM juicers” but “cold press juicers” is a much more common name for that type of juice extractor. Why is this?
The fact is that typical centrifugal juicers operate at very high speeds – usually their blades chop up the produce at speeds of 6500 RPM or ever higher (sometimes up to 12000-13000). If the blades were moving slower, they just couldn’t cope with the vegetables and fruits so they have to be so fast.
Because of the such high speeds, heat is built-up and the extracted juice loses its enzymes, nutrients and vitamins. and 110 RMP or less – is a LOT less far fewer than thousands of RPMs. Squeezing fruits or vegetables at this speed prevents oxidations of nutrients and no heat is buildt -up. That’s why low speed juicers are called ‘cold press‘.
How Do They Work?
Cold press juicers work completely different to centrifugal ones. They may be slow but saying ‘tough and strong’ is a good description of them.
Most of masticating juicers come with one gear/ – auger that rotates at a rough speed of approximately of 80 RPM. Extracting the juice from the produce may seem difficult so s not an easy peasy, so most of the juicers that have come onto that are being on the market during the last few years have augers made out of GE Ultem material which can cope with both hard and soft produce.
When the produce is pushed into the cold press juicer, it falls within the scope of grating and pressure. T: the produce is crushed down and the juice is actually ssqueezed out of it. Extracted juice passes through the mesh screen into the juicing bowl while pulp is ejected straight into a special container. If the juicer is mentioned as “dual-stage”, (the most of the juicers you can buy now are dual-stageof this sort), it that means that the pulp, before being ejected, continues its way through the machine to obtain more juice. At the end, you get a higher yield and drier pulp.
Twin-gear juicers work the similar way. W: when the produce is pushed into the two gears, first one sheds it and the second one squeezes the juice itself. Such a system allows you to get an even higher yield, rather than using a single-auger, dual stage juicer.
What Masticating Juicers Can Do?
Originally, the main reason for purchasing a masticating juicer was its ability to extract juice from the wheatgrass; hence the name – Wheatgrass juicer. But now things are changing rapidly and cold press juicers can extract the juice from a wide variety of produce including:
- Hard and soft fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, beetroots, apples and much more.
- Leafy greens.
- Citrus (oranges, tangerines etc.)
Nowadays, masticating juicers are not limited to just extracting the juice. Some of them can make pasta, soy milk, baby food, fruit sauces, sherbets and much more. That makes them an actual food processor!
Benefits of Cold Press Juicers
Cold Press Juicers are pricier and they work slowly. However, in every other aspect, they’re comparable to centrifugal juicers. Let’s look at the benefits of using cold press juicers.
High yield. Nowadays, every masticating juicer produces high quality juice with a high yield and dry pulp. No matter what you’re going to juice, due to a powerful motor and tough auger, the juicer is capable of extracting every ounce of juice out of the produce. Whether you’re masticating leafy green, hard or soft fruit, vegetable or wheatgrass, it doesn’t matter. Every product fed into the juicer will be crushed and masticated and, in the end, you get the fresh juice.
High value of nutrients, enzymes and vitamins. Probably one of the main reasons to buy a cold press juicer is its capability of stopping nutrients being oxidized during the process of extracting juice. Due to the low operating speed, heat is not built up and the juice has a high yield of enzymes and vitamins every organism needs. A glass of juice in the morning and you’ll take the rough with the smooth.
Easy to clean. Masticating juicers are easy to clean, especially Omegas. In most cases, you should just add water and let it rinse the juicer as if you’re making a juice. From time to time, the juicer would require disassembling. However, it doesn’t take a lot of time as cold press juicers always comes with detailed user manuals instructing you how to assemble and disassemble a juicer. You also have access to Google and every other fact on the internet so you can share experiences and help support others
Multifunctional. Forget the times when cold press juicers were only about juicing wheatgrass and were called ‘wheatgrass juicers’. Modern machines are much more multifunctional and can cope not only with different sorts of greens, vegetables and fruits, but will make a pasta, nut butter, grinding beans and so on. Purchasing a juicer means you get, not only a juice extractor, but a food processor as well.
Strong materials. Depending on price, manufacturer and model, juicers are made of plastic, steel or carbon infused components. Yet all masticating juicers (except a few old ones) use augers made of GE Ultem material that’s very strong and can cope with the hardest fruits and vegetables. And most of the juicers have sturdy construction so you can be sure they won’t come apart while juicing.
Long-lasting warranty. Long-lasting warranties represents a manufacturer’s confidence in juicer efficiency. Every company provides a different warranty cover on the entire unit and many are up to 10 or even 15 years!
A Horizontal or Vertical Juicer?
Both horizontal and vertical masticating juicers produce high yield and save nutrients; yet there are some differences due to their design. Here are the most valuable differences:
- Vertical juicers have smaller footprints and their dimensions are nearly the same as that of centrifugal juicers.
- Horizontal juicers may act like food processors at times and are more multifunctional while vertical juicers are designed only for juicing.
- Vertical juicers might extract juice a bit faster than horizontal but it doesn’t mean that every vertical juicer juices faster than every horizontal one.
- Auger and juicing in vertical juicers are completely different from the horizontal models. Because of the design features of the screw and the screen, all the produce is fed in with no need to use the pusher in most cases. The pusher is used while juicing wheatgrass and all other produce doesn’t require pushing down. This is a great advantage of vertical design juicers, because your hands are empty and you can cut the produce for juicing.
Those are the differences that are valid for most vertical and horizontal cold press juicers.
The Best Masticating Juicer?
A lot people ask me about the best cold press juicer, but this is an impossible question. The thing is, it’s hard to recommend a juicer for someone if you don’t know what they’re looking for and what their budget for a masticating juicer actually is. You never know if this person is on a tight budget or not, what he or she is planning to juice and what yield is expected.
From the information above, you know there are different types of masticating juicers on the market today. Some are very different and others are quite pricy. Before picking the appropriate juicer, you should make a decision regarding what you’re going to juice and how much money you’re ready to spend on it.
But for those who aren’t on a tight budget, we have listed the best three juicers below, as proven by many customers.
Top 3 Best Cold Press Juicers On The Market
|Product Names||Product Images||Check Price|
|#1. Omega J8006HDS Quiet Dual-Stage Slow Speed Masticating Juicer||View Product|
|#2. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor||View Product|
|#3. Mueller Austria Ultra Juicer Machine Extractor||View Product|