I know what you’re thinking, not another type of Juicer Machine! Yeah, I totally understand, however this one is pretty simple to understand and describe. The reason it’s so simple is because Cold Press Machines are Masticating Machines. As you may all ready know from reading my post on Masticating versus Centrifugal Machines; the Masticating or Cold Press Machines use an auger to grind and chomp the vegetables/fruits to a pulp and then extract the juice by pressing the pulp against a mesh screen. Cold Press is just another name for the Masticating Machine due to the process it uses to extract the juice.
These types of machines are known as Cold Press because it’s literally extracting the juice from the raw fruits and vegetables without having to slice and dice them as it is done with a Centrifugal Machine. Additionally, the Cold Press/Masticating Machine does not heat up the juice when juicing, therefore retaining more of the nutrients we are after. Furthermore,these machines yield much more juice and extracts a much drier pulp than that of a Centrifugal Machine.
This is why the majority of juicing veterans and purists prefer a Cold Press/Masticating Machine over a Centrifugal Machine. The juice is just more nutritious and tastier! The major disadvantages of Cold Press/Masticating Machines are the longer wait times for the juice and their price tag. However, in the juicing community, a longer time to juice means a higher quality juice. Moreover, the slower process allows you to store the juice in the fridge for up to 48 hours without losing a significant amount of nutrients due to the juicing process from these types of machines.
There are some pretty powerful commercial cold press juicers that are capable of juicing a large amount of produce in a relatively short amount of time like the Pressed Right 25, 100 or 200. These machines use a hydraulic system and are meant to press and bottle a large amount of juice for commercial purposes. It’s not really meant for home use, unless you want to stick this thing in the garage and provide juice for your whole neighborhood! There is a machine that is a little bulky and takes up some space but it’s meant for home use and it gives you a great quality juice. This machine is the Norwalk 280, which uses a combination of Triturating augers to grind the pulp and a hydraulic press to squeeze the juice out of the pulp. The machine leaves the pulp bone dry and extracts the most amount of juice. It will also extract the most amount of money from your wallet. This machine can cost you upwards of $2,490 dollars, compared to one of the most expensive Masticating Machines, the Super Angel5500, which costs approximately $1,200 dollars.
Hopefully this clarifies yet another name for a juicer machine you are all ready are familiar with. So now when you see or hear someone referring to a juicer machine as a Cold Press, Masticating, Triturating or Centrifugal,you’ll know exactly what they are talking about and maybe even correct them. The truth is, whatever machine you use for your juicing needs will benefit you more than not juicing at all. Just make sure the juicer you choose fits your needs and lifestyle. As always my juicers, keep that Juicer Machine running and drink to a happier healthier you!