Bella Nutripro Cold Press Juicer

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Centrifugal vs. Cold Pressed

You may have heard cold-press juicers referred to, and wondered what that was, and what the difference between that and a “regular” juicer was. The most common kind of juicer is called a centrifugal juicer, as it seperates pulp and skin from juice using centrifugal force. A spinning blade quickly turns the fruit to pulp, and juice comes trickling down the spout. The issues that savvy juicers are finding is that the blade puts off heat while it is spinning, which detroys some nutrients. The trauma of hitting the blade also damges some of the cells of the juice, further exposing the juice to oxygen, allowing more nutrients to be leached from it.

A cold-press juicer, on the other hand, crushes the fruit and then presses the juice out of it. The term “cold-pressed” comes from the fact that heat is not put off by this process. This type of juicer can also be called a masticating juicer or slow-press juicer. The nutrients are preserved more than with a centrifugal juicer, and you can make your own nut milk. These juicers are also much quieter than centrifugal juicers, allowing you to make your juice without disturbing the kiddies or neighbors.

Appearance and Build

The appearance is not as heavy-duty as some juicers, featuring many plastic pieces. All of the pieces are dishwasher-safe, so clean-up is pretty easy with this one. All in all, it doesn’t look that different than a centifugal juicer of the same brand, except for the dual-spout action.

Features

Selling at about $250, this juicer is just slightly higher priced than a centrifugal juicer, so it is a good juicer to try if you are considering the switch from centrifugal to cold-pressed. One of the unique features of this machine is that it has two separate spouts, so you can watch the pulp come out at the same time as the juice. It you are juicing frozen bananas, you can take the pulp and drink it as a smoothie. The juice is also filtered as it comes out of the spout, eliminating the need to further remove pulp.

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