Why Cold Press Juicers are the Best Juicers


Benefits of Home Juicing

Fruit and vegetable juices super concentrate nutrition into a delicious, easy to digest, quick to absorb drink. Eating the number of fruits and vegetables necessary to provide your organs with sufficient vitamins can be difficult. It requires you to eat large quantities of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. Juicing removes the less advantageous, bulky parts of produce, while preserving its nutritional value, and allows you to create multiple combinations tailored to your taste and needs. Rather than eating one fruit or vegetable, you can create a blend of multiple healthy fruits and enjoy the benefits they provide all in one glass.

Extracting your own juice not only allows you to create different fruit and vegetable combinations of your own choice and of the quality you have selected, but also means your juice is as fresh as it can be, preserving far more vitamins, minerals, and fibre than you’ll find in shop-bought juice sitting on the shelf. Shop bought juice is also often pasteurised to preserve shelf life, denaturing the contents, often containing added sugars, preservatives and other ingredients that may not benefit your health.

There are various models of juicer on the market and it is important to determine which is the best purchase for you. To help you decide, below we examine the difference between cold press juicers and centrifugal juicers, as well as the difference between upright and horizontal cold press juicers.

How Cold Press Juicers Operate

Cold Press Juicers, are also known as masticating or slow juicers. They uses a hydraulic pressing method using an auger to crush the fruits and vegetables against a strainer, separating pulp and juice. Speeds range from 40-80RPM. No heat is generated in the extraction process and hence the name, cold press juicer. have gained popularity in recent years for their ability to extract juice from fruits and vegetables while preserving heat sensitive nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes in their untouched, raw form. Unlike their centrifugal juicers, which use high-speed spinning blades to extract juice, cold press juicers minimise oxidation that can also destroy nutrients. Cold press juicers are also efficient at juicing wheatgrass, leafy green vegetables and herbs as well as soaked nuts to create nut milks.

How Centrifugal Juicers Operate

A centrifugal juicer uses rapidly rotating, sharp blades to finely chop the fruits and vegetables. Centrifugal juicers primarily work by deploying a disc-shaped grater or a cutting disc. This works by tearing and shredding the fruits and vegetables, releasing the juice stored within them. Speeds range between 1,000 RPM through to 30,000 RPM. These fast moving parts suck air into the juice and oxidise it. The released juice is then pulled by centrifugal force to the edge of the disc, enveloped by a fine mesh wrap. The centrifugal force then separates the juice from the pulp. In addition to the impact of oxidisation on nutrients, centrifugal juicers generate a high amount of heat which also destroys some of the enzymes and nutrients in the produce and shortens the life of the juice  Centrifugal juicers do not juice leafy green vegetables very well and much of it ends up as pulp waste.

Cold Press Juicers Versus Centrifugal Juicers

For the reasons stated above cold press juicers produce higher quality juice packed with essential nutrients. Centrifugal juicers expose nutrient to heat and  oxidative stress that diminishes health benefits.

Additionally, cold press juicers produce a higher yield of juice compared to centrifugal juicers. The yield refers not only to the amount of juice, but the beneficial nutrient density. The efficient extraction process of cold press juicers saves you money and allows you to make the most of the produce you have on hand.

A further gain of cold press juicers is their juice ha a longer shelf life. The minimal oxidation of the juice means that it can be stored for longer periods without losing its nutritional value or taste. This allows bulk preparation of juice in advance.

Nutrient and enzyme preservation is also reflected by the rich taste of cold press juices. Unadulterated by chemicals, additives and processed sugar, our taste buds are designed to select and favour the best produce for our bodies. Taste comparisons emphasise the pleasing complexity of flavour and health enhancing content of cold press juice.

Cold press juicers are generally quieter and more durable than centrifugal juicers. The slow and steady operation of cold press juicers eliminates the high speed noise of other juicers, making them ideal for early morning or late-night juicing sessions.

One way of demonstrating the difference between juice from a centrifugal juicer and the juice from a cold-pressed can be demonstrated by side by side observation of juice from each machine. While cold pressed juice starts to naturally separate after time, centrifugally produced juice separates almost immediately due to oxidation. In addition to quicker separation, juice from the conventional centrifugal juicer will go browner in colour.

In conclusion, cold press juicers are considered the best juicers for their ability to preserve raw nutrients, produce a higher yield of juice, have a longer shelf life, and offer quiet and durable operation. If you are looking to incorporate more fresh juices into your diet and reap the universally acclaimed health benefits of fruits and vegetables, investing in a cold press juicer is a wise choice.

Why Horizontal Cold Press Juicers are the Best Cold Press Juicers

When it comes to choosing a cold press juicer, there are several different types available on the market, including vertical and horizontal press juicers. However, many experts and juicing enthusiasts agree that horizontal press juicers are the best choice for a variety of reasons.

Unlike vertical juicers, which often have basket sieves that can trap and get blocked by pulp, horizontal juicers push pulp laterally across their sieve. This innovative design helps to reduce backup, blockage, and the need to clean the machine frequently. It also makes cleaning components of horizontal machines far quicker and easier. This is especially true when it comes to the long stringy fibres of celery juice. Celery juice has become extremely popular in recent years for its beneficial mineral and salt content, but its long fibrous strings tangle in sieves and challenge most juicers. The lateral flow design of horizontal cold press juicers has no problem separating and ejecting strings with the pulp and leaving the sieve clear of blockages.

Another key benefit of horizontal press juicers is their ability to extract higher yields of juice from fruits and vegetables. The horizontal design allows for a more thorough extraction process, ensuring that you get the most out of your produce. This means that you can enjoy more juice with less waste, saving you time and money in the long run.

Overall, horizontal press juicers are a top choice for those who value efficiency, quality, and convenience when it comes to juicing. Their innovative design, high extraction yield, and nutrient-rich juice set them apart as the best cold press juicers on the market. If you are serious about juicing and want to get the most out of your produce, consider investing in a horizontal press juicer for all your juicing needs.

The Torus Solo Generation 2 Horizontal Cold Press Juicer

Selling health enhancing kitchen appliances online since 2012, at Torus we have tested numerous juicers over the years, not on an industrial bench top, but daily in our own kitchens. And we have listened to the feedback of thousands of customers. We firmly believe the Australian brand Torus Solo Generation 2 is the best designed, most efficient and affordable cold press juicer on the Australian market. And we back that up with our dedicated warranty and responsive customer service.