10 MarWhat exactly is the difference between Cold Press and Centrifugal Juicers

When you talk about juicers then there are two main categories available in the market. One is the centrifugal juicer which rapidly spins with tiny blades to produce juice. Second one is the cold-press juicer which crushes with thousand (1000) pounds of pressure to extract juice.


The most common among the juicers are the centrifugal juicers. This type of juicers you will usually see in advertisements or in the departmental stores. These are less expensive and hence are easily available at most of the stores.  

The working mechanism of centrifugal juicers is quite different from cold-press juicers. Centrifugal juicers take out juice by swiftly spinning pulp around the chamber. When you put veggies or fruits and push them from the top of the juicer then the sharp blades on the floor mash them. These sharp blades make slices of fruit and turn it into pulp. Next, the pulp is spun on at high a speed which separates the juice from rest of the pulp. The juice goes into the valve whereas the pulp moves into a special collection chamber.

This centrifugal juicer is best for soft and hard foods but it does not work well with leafy greens. It is generally recommended that you buy the one whose price start from $150. You may find even those with price starting from $40 but these would not be durable and might not be workable for you.

No doubt that mostly people use centrifugal juicers but there is some concern over the oxidation caused by the centrifugal process. This oxidation is a good reason for breaking down food enzymes. Simultaneously, the heat generated by centrifugal juicers also damages the end product and also affects the machine. The fast spinning of blades slightly heats the juice and the best juice due to the oxidation is consumed right away. Due to this, the machine cannot detach inedible peels which must be removed.


If you are buying cold-press juicers then be ready for the models which may cost you about $500. This sophisticated machine is expensive but their users will be satisfied with the superior performance and quality of the juicer.

In cold-press juicer, food pieces are fed from the top of the tube. The machine squeezes and crushes the food materials at a slow pace than the centrifugal juicer. Machine extracts juice which comes out from the bottom of the tube while the residual food material and pulp is pushed out from the machine.

Cold press juicers take out more nutrients from the ingredients and reduce the oxidation which takes place during the juicing process. The process of juicing in this machine is slow and even cannot handle whole pieces however; a big advantage of these juicers is that they can handle varied ingredients into it like leafy greens, nuts, and meat. Moreover, the output is richer in terms of nutrients and taste.

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