It’s official! Everyone needs a cold press juicer in 2017 (also known as slow juicer or masticating juicer).
‘Fresh juices’ in the stores are getting less fresh and less nutritious by the day and we really do need the nutrients.
Ordinary juicers kill all the essential nutrients (especially the heat-sensitive ones) your body needs. You need a cold press juicer that meets all your nutritional needs especially for all you diabetics and cancer patients out there who need to boost up immune systems.
The question now is, which is the best cold press juicer for you? With new cold press juicer companies popping up every other day it’s easy to get confused
So first things first; let’s take a look at the things that you should consider before investing in a cold press juicer.
What should you look at when you decide to buy a cold press juicer?
Easy pulp ejection
Most slow juicers have their own pulp collecting containers either externally or internally. For those that don’t you might have to place the cold press juicer over a trash bin.
Some consider this messy while others think of it as having one less container to clean. For those with collecting containers, we recommend an external one. With this you won’t waste time stopping to empty the basket.
Does it offer alternatives?
Slow Juicers with different speeds and different types of strainers are best. For example, when it comes to speed, slow speed will work best for soft fruits such as grapes while high speed works well with harder fruits such as apples. For strainers, a coarse strainer allows you relatively more pulp in the juice while a smoother one leaves little or no pulp. It all depends on how you like your juice.
How wide is the chute?
This is important as a wider chute or feeder tube allows you to throw in some fruits and vegetables whole without having to cut them. For those that still need cutting, you cut relatively bigger portions than those that go into a smaller chute.
Wider chutes also mean a lower likelihood of clogging and fewer chances of oxidation. High levels of oxidation mean your juice doesn’t last very long.
How big is the cold press juicer and its parts?
If you have less counter space you might want to consider a cold press juicer with a small footing. Alternatively, you can opt to create space for a bigger one. A cold press juicer with larger collecting cups or containers is preferable if you do a lot of juicing at a time. It will be less time-consuming than having to keep transferring juice into larger containers every few minutes.
What will you be juicing?
Not every cold press or mastication juicer is good at juicing everything. Some are best at juicing fruits and vegetables while others do sauces, butters, and baby foods much more easily. Some work best with soft foods, others with hard foods while some can do both relatively well. Cold press juicers with twin gears, for example, are good at slow juicing hard produce such as the nutritious watermelon rinds but can be too much for soft fruits.
How easy is it to clean?
This is especially important if you will be juicing regularly. Cold press juicers can’t be left to dry so they must be cleaned after every use. You need a juice you can easily run water through in between juices
If you are not a cleaning person, get a cold press juicer whose parts are dishwasher friendly.
Pro tips: Running a lemon through the cold press juicer keeps it smelling fresh and ensures no staining especially where plastic is involved. A new toothbrush can also work as a brush.
How often will you be using it?
Some cold press juicers aren’t wired to handle gallons worth of juicing. They can easily overheat or just quit on you. If you won’t be juicing on a regular, a cheap cold press juicer is okay. However, if you see a lot of juicing in your future, buy something a little more expensive.
Some juicers have also been known to overheat when used for long periods in one sitting. Others have safety protection against overheating which means they can shut down for up to an hour if you overuse them. Buy heavy duty cold press juicers if long periods will be involved.
What’s your budget like?
How much you are willing to spend is also a factor to consider. You can get relatively affordable masticating juicers that are good quality but you have to live with some downsides such as hand washing, a smaller chute and having to cut up foods before juicing them. More expensive cold press juicers usually have more perks (though that doesn’t happen always).
The nitty gritty
You need to consider, is it loud? How long will it last when used daily and when used less often? What is the warranty on that particular cold press juicer and is it limited? How easy is it to operate? Choose according to your preference.
Cold Press Juicers Comparison
Let’s see what the best juicer companies in town have to offer:
Hurom promises you 35% more juice extraction with this cold press juicer than when using traditional cold press juicers. This means you save up on the amount of produce you have to buy.
The HU-100 uses Hurom’s patented ‘Slow Squeeze’ Technology (SST). This ensures the natural taste is preserved together with nutrients including heat-sensitive nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and live enzymes.
It works on all raw foods from fruits, vegetables, nuts, almonds (for almond milk), small berries to pomegranate seeds; to create high-quality juices (with little or no pulp), sauces, and marinades and even baby food. However, remember to peel carrots and citrus before you throw them in. Also, don’t push in hard foods; let the cold press juicer do its work.
Many love the fact that it is silent. You don’t have to wake up the whole family when making your morning juice. It is also Compact meaning it doesn’t add to kitchen clutter.
It is fast and gets your juicing done in just a few minutes (depending on what you’re juicing). The fact that it is self-feeding also contributes to speed.
Cleaning it is easy peasy and takes around 4 minutes. All you need to do is separate the parts and run hot, soapy water through them while brushing where necessary. Do wash it at once before the fruits and greens dry or else there will be staining and you will have a harder time cleaning.
They offer you 10-year-warranty for this.
This cold press juicer is not dishwasher safe. A lot of pulp is also left in the cold press juicer which means there is need for constant cleaning.
With this masticating juicing machine, you can juice fruits, vegetables and greens including wheatgrass, make nut butters (from both soft and hard nuts, make baby food, extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices and mince herbs and garlic.
Omega came up with a cold press juicer that protects and maintains enzymes and nutrients while oxidation at bay.
With little or no oxidation juices can stay up to 72 hours without degradation. Quality juice is produced with little froth or foam and no separation. It even makes great smoothies. You can use it for large amounts of foods as it doesn’t get overheated nor does it clog.
Many love that it works fast yet it’s very quiet. Omega has also made it Portable so that you can easily use it away from the kitchen even if it’s just in the backyard.
There are four main parts that are easy to disassemble and put back together for easy cleaning. You get a cleaning brush too when you buy an Omega cold press juicer. Just like all slow juicers you are not allowed to let it dry after use. You can put the disassembled parts in hot water if you don’t feel like cleaning the cold press juicer immediately.
The plastic on the output can stain if you don’t wash it properly. You can get the ring out using a blunt tool if you need to wash it (a sharp one will cut it). Do not wash it in a dishwasher because it is too small; hand wash it instead. Cleaning the filter screen can be time-consuming.
It has a 15-year warranty.
It has a small chute which means you have to slice hard produce. The collecting cup can’t hold juice for 2/ more people and the bin is also small and needs constant emptying.
Kuving’s B6000S is one of the fastest cold press machines around; in less than 5 seconds you can have your juice ready. Looks like a time saver especially on busy mornings, doesn’t it?
The wide enough feeder (3″) can fit in whole uncut apples. Feeding fruits uncut reduces the risk of oxidation. You also save up on cutting time.
It is one of the easiest cold press juicers to operate. It assembles and disassembles easily for stress-free cleaning. They throw in a cleaning brush to make cleaning easier for you. With this, five minutes is enough to do your cleaning.
They also include a drip-free smart cap and a sorbet maker. The cap is beneficial if you desire to mix juices. A great recipe book with loads of useful recipes is also included in the package.
Its 240W motor works quietly, fast and efficiently. There is even no foam or froth produced.
It comes with a 10-year-limited warranty.
The small holes in the grater section may take time to clean. However, they won’t use up more than ten minutes of your time. You also still have to cut up hard foods like ginger.
Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5050 Twin Gear Juicer works on everything from fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains to grasses to give you a glassful of nutritional goodness.
You can store the juice or smoothie for days which means you don’t have to do your juicing every day. It is normally high quality as its efficient strainer ensures little or no pulp is left in your juice.
Its automatic pulp ejector saves from having to manually get rid of the pulp. Furthermore, the pulp is usually dry meaning no juice is wasted.
It must be high quality from the way its parts are sturdy, durable and rigid. Portability is made easier with the balanced sure-grip handle.
There is little or no foaming when the pressure knob is adjusted correctly.
It works quickly and quietly.
Although it has a 12-year warranty, it is on the high end financially.
Cleaning is super easy considering Tribest produced Glass containers instead of plastic that don’t stain. The parts also disassemble easily and logically.
The little crevices that are hard to clean particularly the front of the juicer and mesh screen. However, you soon get the hang of it. You might also have to cut up some of your produce. For example, carrots are juiced easiest when they are only an inch long.
SKG’s New Generation Anti-Oxidation Juicer must have one of the widest chutes ever. It is 3″ Inches (76mm) big which ensures reduced oxidation and provides little or no clogging. This also means you don’t have to cut up produce. You can even put some fruits in whole. You will still be required to cut up hard produce such as ginger or else the cold press juicer will break. It makes fruit and vegetable juices but it has also been used to make sorbets and tofu.
It has a reverse rotation button (REV Button) that helps you with unclogging, in case it does happen. With 240W and a Strong, sturdy motor, it is one of the fastest and most powerful cold press juicers currently in the market.
It is made from stainless steel and silicone components which are both BPA free. These are quality, food-grade anti-oxidation materials. It might be one of the reasons it is FDA approved. Such components are also easy to clean although not dishwasher friendly as there are some silicone bits that could get damaged.
They made it with an overload system that shuts off the juicer for one hour when the motor overheats, there is an unstable power supply, an idle run or you have assembled the parts in an improper way. This doesn’t stop it from handling large amounts of produce though.
It also automatically separates juice from the pulp.
Many love that it comes in a premium quality gift box which makes it feel like a gift to yourself, but is even better if you are buying the cold press juicer for somebody else.
You also get a 2-year warranty for all parts and an extended 10-year warranty for the motor and main body.
It is a bit on the heavy side making portability impossible. Its overload system may also work against you and waste a lot of time.
Breville has come up with another quiet and powerful cold press juicer that is better than the rest. It handles 240W making it fast.
Breville’s BJS6OOXL comes with the latest features to make it more efficient and stand out from the rest. The filter basket with an auto purifier produces high-quality juice from all raw foods you desire to use. The Reverse direction control that helps with clogging, if any.
It comes with an overload protection system that automatically stops the machine when the load is too high. Also has a safe start system that ensures the gadget doesn’t work unless all parts are properly locked.
This particular one is easy to clean although it’s not dishwasher safe. It does come with its only cleaning brushes. You easily run water through with the motor running when making different juices at a time; no need to disassemble it for cleaning.
It is Compact so it takes up less counter space.
It doesn’t have all parts available for replacement. If you break the juicing bowl get ready to get a new cold press juicer. Just like in most cold press juicers you still have to cut up the fruits and vegetables to prevent clogging.
Some parts are also not dishwasher friendly.
This is another cold press juicer that has what it takes to produce high-quality juice; full of all the nutrients you could ever want.
There is no frothing or foaming meaning little or no oxidation.
Consequently, yielded juice can last up to 72 hours. It is, however, not a heavy duty cold press juicer.
It is easy to clean because it has only one internal part allowing for quick assembly. You also have the option of using a dishwasher.
Its sleek design ensures a small footprint which makes sure it takes up minimal counter space. The plastic used is BPA-free.
There are minimal chances of clogging because of its powerful DC motor.
However, just to be on the safe side, you are advised to cut up some of your hard fruits and vegetables.
It has a 7-year warranty on motor and parts.
Detaching the lip of the hopper is challenge. Filter cleaning is also very tedious. It is not as quiet as other masticating juicers in the market.
This cold press juicer has been around since the ‘70s so you could call it a classic. The gadget was even spotted a while back in a magazine picture of Elizabeth Taylor’s kitchen. It has been known to last between 30-40 years!
It is Powerful as it uses 540W, full 1/3 horsepower, heavy-duty General Electric Motor. You can use it to make everything from fruit and vegetable juices, veggie loaves, sorbets, purees, sherbets, sauces, baby foods to nut butters.
It has a Relatively Wide 1.75″ chute compared to many juices in the market. This reduces the chances of oxidation (making your output last for days). It also reduces clogging and uses up less of your time as you don’t have to cut the produce into smaller pieces.
There is automatic pulp ejection that works efficiently.
You get 1-year warranty on cutter blades and screens, 5-year warranty on all juicing parts and 3-year warranty on its motor.
Assembly is also easy because of its simple design.
Made from stainless steel and nylon plastic instead of molded plastic, it is more flexible. Even the cutting cone is made from nylon which doesn’t cut but does what it’s supposed to do. The nylon plastic might stain but running a little breach through it does the trick.
There is also No overheating or jamming/ plugging up. Leave maintenance and servicing to your car.
It is a little heavy meaning you can’t easily carry it around. It also doesn’t self-feed. You have to push your foods down.
VonShef Professional Slow Masticating Juicer is another Quiet cold press juicer that Extracts juice instead of grinding thus retaining the much-needed nutrients and enzymes.
It has a Sleek, modern design and yet it is compact enough to save you some kitchen space.
With 200W it works fast with no risk of overheating.
Its Two-step start system that keeps the cold press juicer from functioning unless all parts are correctly assembled with the lid securely locked. This is great when you don’t want your kids playing with the cold press juicer and ensuring you don’t end up with a messy kitchen because you assembled the parts wrongly. You get to easily disassemble when cleaning.
All its parts including the pulp container and collecting jug are dishwasher friendly. When making different juices at a time, pouring water through is sufficient.
It automatically separates pulp from juice as it has two different containers for separate collection of juice and pulp respectively.
The Vonshef Professional Masticating Juicer is one of the few quality slow juices that are well priced.
It is a little weighty but that might just be because it is made from quality materials.
This is a new design in the market that makes use of hydraulic press technology as opposed to centrifugal (that doesn’t do slow juicing) or single auger.
The chute is also not only wide but tall with a cutting blade located halfway down the chute to chops fruits and vegetables in half. Its large width allows you to put in uncut fruits and vegetables with little risk of clogging.
It also doesn’t clog because of its silicone scraper that rotates in the opposite direction to the screen ensuring it is always scraped clean.
It not only looks good but is also quality. You not only get more juice with this cold press juicer but there is less foam to deal with. It has two strainers, a coarse strainer and a fine strainer, which allows you to choose the amount of pulp you want in a juice. It supports automatic pulp ejection.
It has a juice cap or tap that helps you control the flow of juice to the juice pitcher. This feature is great for mixing different juices whenever you so desire. The tap also allows for easier cleaning as you can close it and add water to the auger housing.
Just like most cold press juicers, it is quiet and Easy to assemble and disassemble for easy cleaning.
The Flexzion Cold Press Juicer Machine comes with a 10-year warranty.
It doesn’t come with collecting cups for both pulp and the juice. You can just position the pulp chute over a trash can. There is also a rubber stopper provided if you need to switch glasses or containers when collecting the juice. It is also not machine washable.
Let’s Begin Your Juicing Escapades…
You have all the information you need to do make the right decision and get started on your juicing escapades. You now know the best cold press juicers in 2017 to choose from. Weigh your options and choose the cold press juicer that suits your pocket and your juicing needs. Happy juicing!