Green Juicing with Press Juicers
In today’s society, we’re always on the go. It’s due to this generation of busy-bees that juices and smoothies have become a new major food group.
Green juicing, in particular, has found its stride in keeping up with the go-getters of this world. Whether it is lose weight, a personal goal to consume more daily veggies, or just a decision to maintain a healthier lifestyle and a healthier you, green juicing is a great way to start.
Once you’ve mastered your favorite green juice recipes, it may be time to invest in a press juicer. However, navigating the large market of press juicers may be difficult as they come in many different varieties and even attachments and unfamiliar gadgets.
If you’re a serious green juicer, cold press juicers are the best choice because they offer the highest possible nutrient potential of fruits and vegetables. The important thing to understand before further exploring some of the best press juicers is that the slow mechanics of press juicers allow for low oxidation, meaning a longer shelf life of your juices as well as a higher quality content of enzymes and vitamins.
There are two standard styles of press juicers on the market: masticating juicers and twin gear juicers.
This press juicer delicately compresses ingredients into a pulp-rich juice by using a two-part process: pressing veggies and fruits and then pushing them through a screen.
Masticating juicers can be purchased as either horizontal (H) or vertical (V) models. While (H) models are multi-purposeful, acting as a food processor as well, (V) models are smaller, easier to store and typically easier to clean.
• Omega J8007S (H): Part of Omega’s 8000 series, the Omega 8007 is a 100% BPA-free plastic model with a classic, sleek black and silver design. One of the cheaper options for press juicers, this product offers affordability without compromising efficiency. The horizontal model offers its user with the option to utilize the juicer as a kitchen tool, as well (mince garlic, chop onion, or puree carrot or potatoes for creamy soups).
• Hurom HO Slow Juicer (V): This juicer is BPA-plastic free, offering a sleek, compact design made of durable stainless steel. It rotates ingredients at a leisurely pace of 43 RPM (revolutions per minute). Simply add your ingredients and carry on about your morning routine while the Hurom HO Slow Juicer prepares you a healthy breakfast, full of delicious nutrients. This product offers a ten year motor warranty and functions quietly, allowing you to make a yummy early-morning or late-night snack without waking others.
Twin Gear Juicers
These juicers are geared towards the indulgent or serious juice consumer. The costliest option on the market, twin gear, or triturating, juicers are ideal for anyone looking for a kitchen gadget that inspires awe or even envy.
Twin gears offer more than just one oscillating speed. Many twin gears offer customization perks to its operators, allowing for more assertive grinding and pressing for harder fruits and veggies (carrots, ginger, ect) and softer or lower setting for softer fruits and vegetables (strawberries, tomatoes, ect). However, their durability and efficiency come with the cost of having to thoroughly read instruction manuals before use.
If you’re interested in learning more about nutrient quality, the mechanics of juicers, and mastering the art of juicing a twin gear juicer is probably right for you.
• Omega TWN30S Juicer: A cousin of the Omega 8007, this twin gear option also features BPA-free black and silver plastic design, but offers quicker function with 160 RPM. 160 RPM is faster for press juicers, but doesn’t eliminate the pro of keeping your ingredients’ nutrients intact. The spiral design of the twin gears efficiently mashes fruits and veggies into a juice quickly and near-silently. This Omega model comes complete with a 15 year warranty, keeping you juicing for years to come.
• Super Angel 5500 Juicer: This is next-level, complex juicing. The Super Angel 5500 sounds like some kind of heavenly hovercraft from the future, and while this product won’t gain you the ability to fly, it will ensure you become a craftsman or woman of green juicing. 100% BPA free, sleek, modern stainless steel design, the Super Angel will look beautiful in your kitchen and create just as beautiful juices. This juicer has a ten year warranty and a built-in system that keeps your juices cool, eliminating oxidation and adding shelf-life. This is one of the only juicers that is dishwasher safe, making clean-up a breeze when you’re in a hurry. The price tag isn’t cheap, but the Super Angel may be your best choice is you’re an every-day green juice drinker.