If you’re thinking about getting a juicer for your kitchen, make sure to take a little time to do some research. There are a few different styles on the market these days and they don’t all operate the same way. The two main kinds are centrifugal juicers and cold-press juicers. For the moment, let’s focus on the benefits of a cold-pressed juicer.
What is a Cold-Pressed Juicer?
Most people are familiar with the blender-style centrifugal juicers but the more advanced cold-pressed ones can be a mystery. What exactly are they and how do they work?
Cold-pressed juicers use a crushing and pressing action to extract the juice from your fruit or vegetables. That’s basically all there is to it. It’s called “cold” because it doesn’t heat up like a spinning blade juicer (think the old style juicer you saw on infomercials, or specifically the Breville juicer you see at Macy’s), not because you have to operate it refrigerated or anything like that.
If you’re shopping for juicers, and you find a model described as a “masticating juicer”, then you’re in the right spot. They’re also called “slow press” juicers sometimes, though they really don’t take much longer to work than the other models.
The biggest benefit of going with a cold-pressed method is the “cold” aspect. Centrifugal juicers get quite warm with all those spinning blades going around, and that heat is going to destroy a lot of the more delicate nutrients you’re trying to extract. A cold method retains all the nutrition and keeps your final juice tasting extra crisp and fresh. Not only is your juice doing going have more vitamins and minerals in it, you’re simply going to get more of it. These types of juicers will extract more juice from your foods, making them more efficient.
A side-effect of its efficient action is that your final juice is thicker with fine pulp than with other juicers, which is a pro or a con depending on your personal taste. Definitely better for nutrition but sometimes people prefer a more watery juice. That’s up to you. Of course, with more pulp kept in the juice, that means less pulp to be cleaned out of the machine when you’re done. That being said, with the Healthy Juicer you get to decide if you’d like it with pulp or not – just remove the fine mesh strainer if you like it :).
Another plus is that the motion is much slower and that means a quieter running machine and with the Healthy Juicer it’s silent since it’s powered by you! You won’t wake up the whole house when you make your breakfast juice anymore. You can also add a few more foods to your juicing repertoire if you’re using a cold-pressed juicer. Leafy greens will produce significantly more juice this way, and you will be able to use your juicer to make super-healthy nut milk as well.
Many models of cold-presser juicer are smaller in size that comparable centrifugal juicers, which can be another plus if you have limited counter space in your kitchen. Hence, why we developed the Healthy Juicer.
Overall, the cold-pressed type of juicer is the better bet for serious juicers. Another side effect of what we made with the Healthy Juicer? It’s affordable!! They can be relatively comparable as long as you’re not looking at the top-of-the-line models. – just check it out on the main website – healthyjuicer.com.