Juicers are used to extract juice from fruits and vegetables. There are two types of juicers, centrifugal and cold press juicers. The main difference between the two is that the cold press juicer requires no electricity to operate which makes it easier for people on the go or in remote areas. The cold press juicer works by first crushing the fruit or vegetable and then pressing the juice out. It uses a screw-like auger to crush the produce against a grate. The crushed produce is made of pulp and separated from its juice by a filter. The juice then flows freely onto the glass where it can be collected. Cold press juicers are typically more expensive than centrifugal juicers but are known to extract more juice and have a longer lifespan.
How to make juice with a cold press juicer
The first step to making juice with a cold press juicer is to choose your fruit or vegetable. Vegetables generally yield more juice than fruits, but these juices typically contain less sugar. Remember that not all vegetables are equal when it comes to yields. Carrots and beets will give you more juice than celery and leafy greens.
After choosing your vegetable or fruit it is important to wash it before you juice. This reduces the number of bacteria going into your juice which will also help with its shelf life. When juicing delicate fruits or vegetables, like oranges or tomatoes, it may be necessary to cut them up into smaller chunks so they can be crushed more effectively.
If you are going to be making a large batch of juice it is a good idea to clean as you go. This way you will not have to do as much cleaning later and the cold press juicer will not be sitting with fruit or vegetable residue for hours at a time. When juicing, put the pulp from your vegetables in one container and the pulp from your fruit in another.
If you want to make juice with a cold press juicer you need to cut up your produce into chunks that are small enough for the auger to crush, but not too small that they will be forced through. You then put this product into the chute and the juice flows out into your container. This process is very similar to a blender but requires much less cutting up of produce. One thing to remember when using a cold press juicer is that the juice will have pulp in it which you can choose to leave or strain out. The advantage of leaving the pulp in is that you get more fiber from your juice, but the disadvantage is that it can taste more grainy. Strain out the pulp if you don’t want any added texture to your juice, but do this before adding sweeteners or ice because the pulp will contain the majority of these things.
Juice recipes are available online and in many books. You can also experiment with different combinations of products to create your unique combinations. The Internet and cold press juicers also provide a wide selection of fresh juice recipes that you can make at home.