Cold Press Juicers vs Traditional Fast Juicers: Which One Is Better and Why?
On a daily basis, the MOD Customer Service team are asked variations of the following questions:
"What’s the difference between a MOD Cold Press Juicer and cheaper brands?”
“Why should I buy a MOD Cold Press Juicer instead of just using my blender?”
“What’s the difference between slow and fast juicing?”
We thought we would answer it all right here, right now.
The Different Types Of Juicers
To avoid confusion, we'll first explain the different types of juicers available on the market.
Fast (centrifugal) juicers throw fruit and vegetables into a spinning sieve-type basket with sharp blades on the bottom. The combination of the blades and the spinning motion rapidly separates the juice from the pulp. They juice faster than cold-press models and tend to be cheaper to purchase.
However, as the produce is processed so quickly through the machine, the leftover pulp is often quite wet, meaning you are getting less juice from your produce and clean up can take a bit more time.
In addition, they tend to struggle juicing greens and softer fruits and the motor will run louder than it's cold pressed counterpart.
Most importantly, the fast-spinning metal blades also generate heat, which destroys some of the enzymes in the fruits and vegetables. The heat also oxidises those nutrients, rendering a less nutritious juice.
Cold Press Juicers
Cold press juicers, also called slow juicers or masticating juicers, us a slow-moving rotating screw or gears to gently press or crush produce against a perforated screen. This gently separates the pulpy fibre from the juice.
Because they are not having to operate at such a high speed, the motors are a lot quieter and will not create the same heat, protecting the nutrients and enzymes in your fruits and vegetables and producing a more nutritionally dense juice.
Cold press juicers tend to be more expensive and because of their slower operating speed, juicing your produce might take a little more time, however the pulp produced will be much dryer not only meaning you will get a higher yield from the same amount of produce but clean up is often easier as there is less mess.
Based on our team's experience, we have summarised the reason to buy either a cold press machine or a fast, centrifugal machine below.
Cold Press Vs Centrifugal Juicer
Buy a cold press juicer, such as the MOD Cold Press Juicer if:
- You are wanting to do juice cleanses, fasts or improve the quality of your diet overall
- You want to make homemade nut milks
- You want the ability to make healthy and delicious sorbets (using the complimentary sorbet attachment)
- You have the ability to spend a few extra dollars (and yes, we do have Afterpay available!)
Buy a fast, centrifugal juicer if:
- You will use the juice mostly for cooking, baking or other processes where heat is applied
- It is not something you are planning on using regularly, so you are wanting to save some cash.
If you have any other questions, our customer service team is always here to assist. Email your questions to email@example.com and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
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