Which Juicer is Best for You?

Which Juicer is Best for You?

Which juicer should I buy? This is by far our most frequently asked question at Vitality 4 Life, and for good reason! With such an array of cold press juicers available on the market today it is easy to become confused when trying to decide which juicer is best for you. With 20+ years experience in the business, we are here to help you make the best choice when trying to choose a juicer and our range of cold press juicers are regarded as the best in the world!

Cold press juicers retain the enzymes and nutrients of fruits and vegetables, but how do you know which juicer is best for you? Not just the best juicer on the market, but the best juicer specifically for you, because it depends on your needs - these could be dietary, health, usability and/or functionality requirements.

It may surprise you to learn that there are 6 different types of cold press juicers, and each are suited to different types of customers and their needs. Firstly, it is important to determine where you are on the "road to health" and more specifically, what you are looking for in a juicer...

  • Do you see yourself as a beginner (new to juicing), a health enthusiast (knowledgeable about the benefits of different types of fruits/vegetables) or a patient (looking to overcome an illness naturally)?
  • Are you wanting to juice mostly fruit or mostly vegetables?
  • What features are important to you - ease of cleaning, ease of use, juicing speed?
  • Are you looking to juice specialised superfoods such as wheatgrass, aloe vera or pomegranate?
  • Do you like the idea of a juicer which can also perform food processing tasks?

It is with these points in mind, you can be assured that you will select the best type of juicer for you. A cold press juicer is an investment, and it is important that you are happy with your choice for many years to come!


Types of Cold Press Juicers

1. Single Gear Horizontal Juicer

Oscar Neo DA 1000 Juicer

    • Horizontal augers slowly presses the vegetables which is then passed through a sieve to separate the juice from the pulp.
    • Will juice a wide variety of vegetables and fruits including greens, aloe vera and wheatgrass all with the same parts
    • Doubles as a food processor and can make nut butters, nut milks, pasta, dips, baby foods and more.
    • Easiest cold press juicer to clean and simple to use
    • Juice stays "alive" for up to 48 hours

 

2. Single Gear Vertical Juicer

BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer

  • Vertical augers slowly presses the vegetables which is then passed through a sieve to separate the juice from the pulp.
  • Juices soft and hard fruits and vegetables
  • Will juice quicker than any other type of cold press juicers - vertical system pulls produce into auger quicker using gravity
  • Easy to use and clean
  • Juice stays "alive" for up to 48 hours

 

3. Twin Gear Juicer

Greenpower Hippocrates Twin Gear Juicer

  • Produce the most nutrient-rich or 'detox quality' cold press juice
  • Will juice the widest variety of vegetables, herbs and fruits including greens, aloe vera, wheatgrass, pomegranate and much more
  • Isn't as easy to use or clean than a single gear juicer
  • Juice stays "alive" for up to 72 hours

 

4. Masticating Juicer

Champion Juicer

  • Uses a cutter rather than an auger, which chews or shreds the produce which is then passed through a sieve
  • Are not designed as a 'green juicer' and will struggle with wheatgrass/leafy vegetables
  • Best type of juicer for making frozen fruit desserts and ice creams
  • Juice stays "alive" for up to 48 hours

 

5. Hydraulic Press Juicer

Norwalk Hydraulic Press Juicer

  • The original style of cold press juicer
  • Much more expensive than any other type of juicer
  • Quite cumbersome to use and clean
  • Juice stays "alive" for up to 72 hours

 

6. Manual Juicer

BL-30 Stainless Steel Manual Juicer

  • Generally most manual juicers are effective for wheatgrass but fall short in terms of juicing vegetables and fruits
  • Manual process means more time/effort is exerted to create juice
  • Great for travelling and for juicing on-the-go
  • Are generally much cheaper than an electric juicer

 

 


Which Juicer Should I Buy?

For the Novice or Beginner...

If you are new to juicing, you will most likely purchase and be happy with a single gear vertical juicer such as the the Biochef Juices. There are many other makes and models of varying degrees of quality and performance. The BioChef Juicers are the best choices for a reliable result for your hard earned cash. A single gear vertical juicer is the fastest type of cold press juicer, and the latest model from the BioChef family is the BioChef Whole Slow Juicer which will juice whole fruits and vegetables without the need for preparation, so is even faster again.

A single gear horizontal juicer will also suit a beginner, as they are known for being very easy to put together, use and to clean. In our experience, a single gear horizontal juicer is the easiest type of cold press juicer to clean. A single gear horizontal juicer will also double as a "living food processor" so can be great for someone who would like a machine that is more versatile.

For the Health Enthusiast or Raw Foodist...

If you are reasonably well educated on the subject of cold press juicing, you will most likely buy and be happy with a single gear horizontal juicer such as the Oscar Neo DA 1000 or the Oscar Vital Max 900. There are a few other makes and models which have been copied off the original Oscar juicers, but none offer as higher yield and as dry a pulp (less waste) as the Oscar juicers. The Oscar Juicers can juice a wide variety of fruits and vegetables such as wheatgrass and aloe vera, are the easiest to clean and can also perform a wide variety of food processing tasks.

If you are looking for a more specialised machine or are most interested in the nutritional aspect of a cold press juicer than a twin gear juicer is more likely to be your best choice. The juice produced will last for up to 72 hours and a range of attachments are included so you can adjust the juicer to extract juice more effectively from specialized fruits and vegetables.

For the Patient...

If have any serious or long-standing health complaints and see cold press juicing as a way of turning your health around, you would be most inclined to buy a twin gear juicer or a hydraulic press juicer. The Hippocrates juicer or the Norwalk juicer are the best cold press juicers for opening the cellulose wall of the vegetables in such a way that the absolute maximum enzymes and nutrients available are extracted into the juice and there is a good yield and the driest pulp to boot. The Norwalk Hydraulic Press juicer is very expensive but the Hippocrates juicer, which is the latest model by Greenpower, is affordable for most budgets.

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Why Buy your Juicer from Vitality 4 Life?

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  • We have 20+ years experience in distributing cold press juicers globally
  • Vitality 4 Life is the industry leader in cold press juicing in Australia
  • We offer the ongoing support and guidance to make sure you get the most out of your purchase
  • We are the Australian Service Centre for all of our products
  • Our products offer genuine health benefits to you
  • Our products offer superior value and quality by offering the longest product warranties in the business, which come with the products as standard. No gimics or upgrades.

Did you find our 'Which Juicer is Best for You?' article helpful? If you're still not sure, or if you have any questions about our juicers we are happy to help! Don't hesitate to give us a call, email us or use our online-chat facilities.

Oscar Neo DA 1000 Ultem Tough Juicer

✓ Best Selling Oscar Juicer ✓ 3 Step Auger Crushing System ✓ BPA Free 'Ultem Tough' parts ✓ Pulp Adjustment Nozzle ✓ Smooth, Pulp-Free Juicing ✓ Best Leafy Greens and Wheatgrass Juicer ✓ 20 year warranty on motor and 10 years on parts

BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer

✓ Largest feeding chute of any cold press juicer – 8cm x 8cm ✓ Powerful 250w Motor / 40 RPM ✓ EPT™ (Enzyme Protection Technology) ✓ Quiet Operation & Easy Cleaning ✓ Warranty: Lifetime on Motor / 5 Years on Parts ✓ Available in Red, White, Black & Silver ✓ Free gift included with purchase!

Greenpower Hippocrates GPT-1305 Plus Twin Gear Juicer

✓ Keeps nutrients and enzymes alive for up to 72 hours after juicing ✓ Voted The world’s best twin gear juicer ✓ 30 day money back guarantee ✓ 12 year warranty on motor and parts ✓ Doubles as a living food processor and makes healthy nut butters, ice cream and much more ✓ Improved to juice even pomegranate


Ilonka Hofmann