With cold press juicers taking the market by storm and stealing much of the spotlight which centrifugal juicers held before the introduction of this new machinery, you might be curious to know how these two juicing machines differ and if the cold press juicers being the new and – according to popular opinion – improved machinery are worth it. We will uncover exactly how the cold press and centrifugal juicer works, and compare the two on the basis of each considerable factor.
Centrifugal juicers are those traditional juicers with spinning blades which have always been more common. They have metal blades which spin at high speeds to slice through fruits and separate juice from pulp using centrifugal force. The juice and the pulp are then separated into two different containers after which the pulp can be disposed and the juice can be stored.
Cold press juicers or masticating juicers come in two types; vertical and horizontal. Both have screw augers as opposed to the metal blades in centrifugal juicers. These screw augers both squeeze and crush the fruits to extract juice. This is done at slower speeds than the spinning blades in centrifugal juicers. However, the average juicing time remains the same for both.
Centrifugal juicers are not able to retain and preserve a healthy amount of nutrients and enzymes while processing the juice. This is due to the heat they emit while the metal blades in centrifugal juicers rotate at high speeds. The heat causes the effective nutritional content in the juice to lose its potency.
Because cold press juicers do not emit as much heat as the traditional centrifugal juicers, they are believed to preserve most of the nutritional content within the juice. This causes the juice to be healthier, fresher, and more flavorful for the consumer.
Centrifugal juicers allow juice to be oxidized. This is due to a number of reasons, one of which is that owing to the high spinning RPM of the metal blades in the juicer, air is allowed to be sucked into the juicer making the juice more susceptible to oxidation. The heat produced during the making of the juice also speeds up the oxidation process. More oxidation in juices means that the juice will decompose faster and you will not be able to store it for long.
In contrast, the motors and screw augers in cold press juicers and the negligible heat emission minimizes oxidation. Cold press juicers, moreover, employ several other methods to ensure that oxidation does not occur at all. Some cold press juicers have closed valves and fine strainers in order to not let air inside the juicer.
Ability to Process other Food Types
Centrifugal juicers are only known to be able to juice fruits effectively whereas cold press juicer can juice fruits and vegetables, providing a healthier mix for you to consume. Cold press juicers can also process nuts to make nut butter. Additionally, they can even be used to produce baby food and to grind tough food items.
Centrifugal juicers are noisier as compared to cold press juicers which possess the ability to run quietly.
Cold press juicers are, therefore, worth the hype. The only setback is their hefty price however every other advantage which they have over centrifugal juicers makes them a fair investment in your kitchen and your health.