What to Buy: Centrifugal or Cold Press Juicer?

What to Buy: Centrifugal or Cold Press Juicer?

Cold Press or Centrifugal Juicer

Are you feeling confused when buying a juicer? After reading about the advantages and disadvantages between a centrifugal and cold press juicer, your confusion will be gone and your mind will be clear!

What is a Centrifugal Juicer?

A centrifugal juicer is the common and widely known type of juicer. But now consumers are discovering that the fast spinning cutting process deployed in this conventional type of juicer destroys some of the enzymes from fruits and vegetables when you are juicing. It is often seen as the beginner juicer for the people who are starting their journey to take better care of their health through natural means. Sometimes the first mistake they make is to buy a juicer without knowing all the facts!

Now let us see the advantages and disadvantages of a centrifugal juicer.

Advantages of a Centrifugal Juicer

1. Low cost
2. Faster juicer and can push the produce down the chute
3. Less problematic for fruit juicing (floury apples are ok)
4. Lightweight & easy to move around
5. Easy to use for beginners

Disadvantages of a Centrifugal Juicer

1. Difficult to clean the centrifuge basket which might deter some users from making the juice regularly
2. Juicer is noisy
3. Destroys some of the enzymes & nutrients from fruits and vegetables
4. It is very tough to juice green leafy vegetables
5. Juice is less tasty from the faster, heated extraction process
6. Juice yield is lower which means some herbs and produce can't be juiced effectively
7. Over time what seems like a cheap buy ends up more expensive because motor & parts may be non-replaceable and have a shorter lifespan
8. Juice must be consumed immediately as juice separates and oxidises more quickly
9. No multi-functions such as baby foods, sorbets, and other healthy living foods can be made in the centrifugal juicer

What to expect from a Cold Press Juicer

A cold press juicer is also known as a slow juicer. The cold press juicers are generally more costly than centrifugal juicers and prices amongst the cold press juicers vary depending on several factors.

1. The type and lifespan of the motor
2. The length of the warranty
3. The durability & replaceability of all parts to match the lifespan of the motor
4. The type of cold press extraction method used
5. The repairability of all parts of the juicer
6. The country of manufacture

The Whole Slow Juicer is the latest technology that has been developed in regards to vertical cold press juice extraction methods and has made juicing a lot easier. It takes advantage of the same gravitational force that was previously only available to centrifugal juicers. This gravitational advantage combined with the much wider, larger auger and juicing screen/spinning basket, has led to a much quicker extraction via the cold press method.

You will find it's much more convenient to make juice once per day or once every second day as the juice extracted from a cold press juicer can be easily stored in a refrigerator for 48-72 hours. Juice storage time depends on the type of cold press juicer and extraction methods used.
You will quickly prefer the juice made in a cold press juicer as it tasted much more delicious than the juice that come from a centrifugal juicer.
The mortar & pestle action used to extract the juice in a cold press juicer extracts the juice from deep in the cellulose wall of the fibre, so more of everything found in the fruits, herbs and vegetables will make its way into the juice and that includes taste!

The blade system used in a centrifugal juicer means that more of this "everything" remains with the pulp, which can be seen from the wetter pulp of a centrifugal juicer and also cold press juicers can vary alot in regards to how dry the pulp is and therefore how much is extracted from deep within the cellulose wall of the fibres of the produce used.

Due to the greater extraction process of the cold press juicer and therefore the improved retention of nutrients and enzymes compared to centrifugal juicers, you will without a doubt feel more vitalised throughout each day that you consume the living juices. If you partake in a routine of 1 litre of vegetable juice per day, after 30 days of such a routine, you will surely be thankful for the results.

BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer

✓ Largest feeding chute of any cold press juicer – 8cm x 8cm ✓ EPT™ (Enzyme Protection Technology) ✓ Quiet Operation & Easy Cleaning ✓ Warranty: Lifetime on Motor/ 5 Years on Parts ✓ Available in Red & Silver

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No matter which cold press juicer you decide to purchase, you will find it's much more convenient to make juice once per day or once every second day as a juice which is made in a cold press juicer can be easily stored in a refrigerator for 48-72 hours. Juice storage time depends on the type of cold press juicer that was used because there are several types of cold press juicers which use a variety of cold press extraction methods.

In Summary, here are the advantages and disadvantages of a cold press juicer

Advantages of a Cold Press Juicer

1. Better value over the long term
2. Quieter juicers
3. Easier to clean with less cleaning time needed
4. Better taste, more juice, more enzymes & nutrients
5. Juice remains fresh for longer
6. Suitable for green leafy vegetables
7. Long lasting product, fully repairable and long warranties

Disadvantages of a Cold Press Juicer

1. Heavier in weight
2. Juicing may takes slightly longer than a centrifugal juicer

Now that you have read our article, we hope your confusion is gone and your mind is clear.

Right now, you can see it's a completely different juicing experience and results with a cold press juicer as compared to a conventional centrifugal juicer. Now which juicer would you like to purchase, a cold press juicer or centrifugal juicer?


Ilonka Hofmann