When it comes to researching cold press juicers, there are so many options out there and it can be hard to know where to start!
We’re going to look at the types of juicers and our top picks for helping you get the most vitamins and nutrients from your juice. After all, that’s the main reason we’re drinking juices at all!
What is a cold press juicer?
Cold press juicers (also commonly known as Masticating Juicers) are our top recommendation when it comes to choosing a juicer. The main reason for this is that it doesn’t create heat and therefore keeps the nutrients in tip-top shape!
A cold press juicer works by first grinding the fruit and vegetable and then squeezing the juice out and separating it from the pulp.
What is a centrifugal juicer?
Centrifugal juicers are the most common type of juicer around. They work by having high-speed spinning blades that separate the pulp from the juice. The biggest problem with centrifugal juicers is that they create heat that ultimately harms beneficial enzymes in the fruit and vegetables, resulting in a less nutrient-dense juice
As you can see, cold press juicers are much better for your health because they retain more vitamins and nutrients in the juice. Having said that, press juicers do come with a higher price tag.
What to look for in a cold press juicer?
Have you ever bought a blender with the intention of making amazing homemade smoothies in it to only find it isn’t strong enough to actually blend frozen fruit? No? Only me?
Odds are, I’m not the only one.
There are so many kitchen appliances out there like blenders and juicers that are advertised to individuals new to their use that truly aren’t up to par. They stick out to these individuals because they are often cheaper but this is a double-edged sword as the quality of these appliances aren’t great.
Different fruits and veggies put more or less strain on the motor of the juicer that you choose. Ginger, for example, can put more strain on the juicer as it is on the tougher side of things you may want to put in your juice. This means you will want to invest in a juicer that has pretty decent power.
Pretty quickly into your juicing journey, you will find out if your juicer is up for the task. Even the first time you use it! If your juicer produces a wet pulp, the juicer isn’t extracting all of the juice from the fruit you are using. If you are getting dry pulp, you are in the clear and your juicer is working perfectly!
Along the same lines as blending power, the durability of whichever juicer you get is going to be important. You don’t want to only be able to make a handful of great juices before your juicer gives up. The juicer you decide to buy should be around longer than just a couple of months.
Thankfully, most juices will come with a limited warranty protecting against defects.
Easy to Clean
Like anything in the kitchen, we often want what is easiest to clean. No one wants to make a delicious meal to then turn around to a huge mess! This isn’t any different when making your own juice.
You don’t want to be stuck having to clean up a huge mess when you could be relaxing and enjoying your scrumptious beverage. You will want to look out for a juicer that is easy to clean. This may mean keeping your eye out for dishwasher safe parts!
Everyone’s budget is going to vary. No matter the budget, you should never hold back from pursuing your juicing dreams simply because you think you can’t afford it.
When purchasing a juicer, however, you need to think about how often you will be using it. Some people are very serious about their juicing and will have one every day.
If you don’t think you will use your juicer on the regular, you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a cheaper option (less than $150) that works for you. Though, if you plan on using your juicer on a regular basis, it is recommended finding a higher-quality juicer (typically more than $150) since it will last much longer.
Of course, these “higher-end” juicers can be upwards of $500 or more. This can be overwhelming to someone just starting this journey. If you are new to this, find a more affordable juicer to begin with. if you find that you are beyond in love with juicing, it may be worth your while to invest in a more expensive juicer that will last you years to come!
Let’s look at our top picks for cold press juicers!
Best Cold Press Juicer – Omega NC1000HDs
This model was released in 2020 and yields 10% more juice than their J8227 model. The NC1000HDCS model works well with celery, vegetables, citrus, frozen fruit, green leafy and vegetables. On top of that, you can also create baby food, pasta, nut milks and nut butters.
The NC1000HDS model is easy to clean and spins at 80 RPM. Omega also offers a 20-year warranty on the motor and 10 years on the parts. The downside of this model is that it’s their heaviest cold press juicer, making it hard to store and manage in the kitchen. It is also known to get congested when using soft fruit. We’ve found that the way to stop that is to alternate with harder fruit/vegetable and softer fruit. The NC1000HDS model is one of their higher-end models and therefore comes with the price tag, with the warranty though, you can be confident that it will last the distance.
Best Press Juicer for Celery Juice – Omega MM900HDS
It also works well with leafy greens, wheatgrass, citrus and other fruits. In comparison to the NC1000HDS model, you can’t use nuts and frozen fruit with it. This press juicer is a must if you’re making loads of celery juice!
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Best High-End Press Juicer – Kuvings B8000 Domestic Cold Press Juicer
Kuvings have four ranges available with their juices including the domestic range, professional range, evolution range and commercial range. When considering purchasing a cold press juice for the home, the domestic range is what you will be needing. The domestic model is the B8000 Domestic Cold Press Juicer.
Whilst it is a great juice that it does comment that there will be some pulp left in the juice (the commercial ranges reduce the amount of pop within the juice), you will need to cut the veggies and fruit times smaller and feed the machine slower. This juicer is not recommended for anyone who does lots of juicing. This juicer comes with the easy-clean brush, sorbet make is included and 20-year warranty on the motor and five-year warranty on the parts for domestic use.
Please note that if you juice plenty of celery, there are some reviews that say you will need to cut the pieces into 5 cm pieces to prevent blocking. If this is the case, consider one of the more commercial models such as the C8000 Professional Cold Press Juicer.
Best Compact Press Juicer – Hurom HP Slow Juicer
The Hurom HP Slow Juicer will take care of your basic juicing needs with its compact design. This model is the basic model and comes with 350 mil capacity (whereas the other models contain 500 mill) and is the most affordable cold press juicer from home. This juicer is perfect if you were getting started with juicing.
Best Australian Press Juicer – Mod Cold Press Juicers
Mod Appliances is an Australian owned and operated business with a passion for simplifying health and wellness. To help their customers achieve this goal, they create high-quality and easy to use appliances.
The Mod cold press juicer has a wide mouth shoot and runs at 65 rpm meaning that is a super quiet juicer. Mod claims that the 65 rpm technology is capable of retaining twice the nutrients as other leading press juicers. Mod Appliances was awarded ‘Juicer of the Year‘ for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. The juicer is BPA free and is built to last with five-year parts and 20 motor warranties. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
One big drawback to Mod Appliances is that they are based in Australia and therefore international shipping could be expensive when you include any costs from duties or taxes in your country.
Which cold press juicer will you choose?
We hope that helps you purchase your cold press juicer with confidence. It’s a big purchase and we hope you find the perfect press juicer for you!
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