When you’re sick of spending a ton of money on bottled juices, especially those from a coffee shop or health-centric cafes, investing in a cold-press juicer is a far better investment in the long run. Cold-press juicers create delicious, and nutritious cold juices that do your body good, as opposed to those sugary bottled juices you’ll find at the grocery store. Whether you’re looking for a cheaper and healthier alternative to bottled juices, or you are looking to create your own juices for a juice cleanse, a cold-press juicer is the answer.
How Do Cold-Press Juicers Work?
Faster isn’t always better. Anyone who has ever made or experienced the splendors of all-day cooked chili or slow-cooked BBQ can attest. Juicing is the same way. Cold-press juicing uses a slow mastication process, meaning there is less heat from the juicer breaking down the food, keeping the nutritional value of the fruit intact. The slower process also yields more juice, because it takes the time to squeeze as much as possible out of the fruit. By slowing the juicing process down, cold-press juicers create juices that are arguably better tasting and healthier.
On the other hand, centrifugal juicers are often much faster and more efficient at juicing. The issue is that the heat from the speedy mastication process can actually heat the juice just enough to lower the vitamins and nutritional value of the juice. So if you’re juicing for the health benefits, a cold-press juicer is a better option.
Why You Should Buy a Cold-Press Juicer?
We mentioned above that cold-press juicers are an “investment.” Many of them aren’t cheap, and since cold-press juicers work slower than centrifugal ones, know you’ll be investing more of your time to juicing as well. In the long run, they are more cost-effective than purchasing juices separately and much healthier for your body. When you’re ready to take the plunge into the delicious world of juicing, you’ll find our recommendations for the 10 best cold-press juicers below.
1. Breville Fountain Cold Juicer
The Breville BJE430SIL Juice provides the power and speed of a typical centrifugal juicer, but the benefits of a cold-press juicer. Thanks to a stainless steel cutting disc surrounded by mesh filter, heat doesn’t build up and destroy the vitamins and nutrients. Yet, the two-speed motor is strong enough to juice dense vegetables like carrots as well as soft fruit. The sealed jug can hold up to 70 ounces, so you’ll have plenty of juice for mornings or weekend breakfasts. When you consider all the benefits, plus the price, this is about as solid of a juicer as they come.
2. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer
Juicing at slow speeds creates less heat to damage vitamins, but also makes for better-tasting juice. That’s exactly was the affordable Aicok does. Even though it juices at slow speeds, the motor is quiet, making the juicing processes less annoying for others in the household. The motor is strong enough to cold-press fibrous fruits and vegetables, and the cleanup after is simple thanks to the removable parts being dishwasher-safe. On top of it all, this is one of the rare cold-press juicers under $100.
3. Hurom Citrus Juicer
AFFORDABLE CITRUS JUICER
This is one of the more affordable juicers available with a juicing cone that is versatile enough to cold-press anything from lemons to grapefruits. There is some manual labor involved as you need to actually pull the handle down on the juicer to press the fruit onto the cone, but the rewards are plenty, and delicious, as one of our SPY team members explained in his experience with the juicer. It won’t take up much counter space and is compact enough to easily stow away. This can be your secret weapon to creating great-tasting personal fruit juices.
4. Breville BJS700SIL Big Squeeze
This cold-press juicer’s three-inch mouth is welcome to those who don’t want to spend the extra time cutting their fruit and veggies into smaller pieces before juicing. Even fibrous fruit will meet their match in the quiet 240-watt motor that won’t create enough heat to damage any vitamins or minerals. While you’re juicing, the reverse button helps to eliminate any clogging during the process. When you’re done juicing, it’s easy to rinse off the mesh filter for simple and quick clean up.
5. Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
Eerily similar to the Breville Big Squeeze, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer has a wide three-inch chute and a 240-watt motor for powerful, slow, quiet juicing. The masticating process includes crushing the food but pressing it without adding too much air into the mix. This makes for better juices that stay fresh longer. It’s pretty much the same price as the Breville wide-mouth, so you can’t go wrong with either choice.
6. Hurom HZ Slow Juicer
The capacities of this juicer go beyond juicing fruits and vegetables. While it does that exceptionally well, it is versatile enough to make milk from nuts, and even ice cream. Even a better surprise, with all the motor power and versatility it possesses, it does so quietly, so you won’t drive your family crazy when it comes time to juice. It is one of the best looking, most sophisticated and powerful cold-press juices available, but please note, it is priced that way, too.
7. Omega Nutrition Center
COMPACT AND VERSATILE
Juicing is the obvious bread and butter of the Omega Nutrition Center, especially with a low speed 80-RPM motor that extracts as much flavor, vitamins and nutrients as possible, and does so without putting much, if any, air into the juice. But its versatility also makes this product stand out with its ability to grind coffee and even whip up milk. After you’re all done, it breaks down into separate pieces for easy cleanup and storage. It strikes a great balance between power and convenience.
8. Tribest GSE-5000 Greenstar Elite
The Tribest uses magnetic and bioceramic technology to extract juice from fruit and vegetables. Whatever is going on inside of the juicer is working, because it yields ultra-fresh, nutritional juice. And it has food-processing power with the ability to create recipes like nut butters and sauces. It’s small and compact, yet built like a tank. It is on the pricey side, but with an 85% approval rating on Amazon, it’s a safe bet on a quality cold-press juicer.
9. SKG Slow Masticating Juicer
When you want to make and store a lot of juice, the SKG Slow Masticating Juicer should be in your considerations. Its motor churns at a super slow 35 RPMs, which reduces oxidation in your juice, meaning it can be stored fresh for longer. The slow churn also means that it squeezes more juice out of your fruits and vegetables than other cold juicers. It might not be the quietest or most compact juicer, but the amount of juice it yields is more than worth it.
10. Smeg Citrus Juicer
Kitchen appliances can be eye-sores in the home, especially big, clucky appliances. The Smeg Cirtus Juicer, on the other hand, is as elegant and stylish as it is simple to use. Just hold the fruit on the cone and the 80-watt motor essentially does the rest. Cleanup is equally as simple since it is dishwasher safe. If you are looking for something to juice vegetables, or produce tons of juice, look elsewhere. But for a stylish, personal citrus cold-press juicer, this one hits all the right notes.