Slow, Cold Pressed Juicing with Juicepresso
I, for one, am certainly not against juicing as a whole. My only concern is when people use juicing as a means to replace eating vegetables and that certainly shouldn’t be the case as you need fiber. Juicing is great when you want to get a good quality, serving of veggies and fruits. Typically the best kinds of juicers do not heat up the juice to cook off the nutrients also known as cold pressing. The most effective juicers are slow pressed to get the most juice and nutrients out of what is being pressed. Plus the juice has a 72 hour life, which I test out, and in fact it does last that long. A few days ago, I received the Juicepresso, which happens to be both slow and cold pressing, to give it a spin and see how does it hold up to other juicers on the market.
Cold Press Juicing: This process slowly crushes, then compresses the fruits and vegetables to get the greatest volume of juice. Unlike blenders and centrifugal juicers, this process does not damage the juice on a cellular level. Juicepresso juice maintains it’s nutritional value for days instead of mere hours.
RPM: Juicepresso presses your fruits and vegetables at an incredibly slow 40 RPM. Other cold press juicers operate at 80 RPM, while blenders and centrifugal juicers operate at over 10,000 RPM. Gently pressing your fruits and vegetables increases the nutritional value of your juice, making it last much longer.
Clean Up: With Juicepresso’s patented 3 in 1 screw technology, there is only one internal part to be cleaned. It can be quickly rinsed and is dishwasher safe! Other juicers have multiple parts and/or sharp blades, which need to be hand washed.
Juice Volume: Cold press juicing yields up to 40% more juice than old-fashioned centrifugal juicers. Juicepresso pays for itself in a very short time!
The one thing that it is not is quiet. It isn’t jarringly loud but it does make noise as you will see from the video. The parts and containers that are plastic are at least bpa free.
Here are some juicing tips:
- Thoroughly wash all produce. Especially organic varieties.
- Alternate harder to juice items like spinach and kale with items that have more juice like cucumber, celery and most fruits.
- When juicing stringy or fibrous vegetables, like celery and Romaine, the strings may start to clog the exit chute. Simply use the end of your Juicepresso brush to dislodge them.
- If fruits or vegetables collect on the top of the screw, simply hit the reverse button for a few seconds. Then proceed to juice normally.
- Though your Juicepresso is dishwasher safe, we recommend hand washing. Dishwasher detergents are very harsh and could cause clouding or discoloring of parts.
- As Juicepresso has only has one internal part, our 3 in 1screw, use your Juicepresso brush to remove any pulp that may be stuck in the screen.
Overall, I’d say this juicer is pretty good. My family has come over numerous times to prepare their juices to take with them for the week. It has certainly inspired a movement to intake more fresh produce. The cleaning process is very easy and takes only a few minutes. The manufacturer boosts that Juicepresso can also make soups, pancakes, etc. I didn’t get a chance to check out that feature but looking forward to playing with it some more. For more information about the juicer, visit Juicepresso.com.
Here are some juicing recipes that you can use as well.
2 cups fresh watermelon
½ cup pineapple, peeled
1 Orange, quartered and peeled
½ lime, peeled
Red cabbage – 4 leaves
2 medium pears
1 large orange, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
Asparagus – 4 medium spears
1 stalk Broccoli
3 stalks Celery
Parsley – 1 handful
Red Cabbage – 2 leaves
1 large Orange
1/2 cup Pineapple
Spinach – 2 handful
3 cups cranberries
2 Tbsp fresh ginger
1 large Grapefruit
1 large apple
1 stalk Celery
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
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2 stalks celery
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
1 jalapeño Pepper
2 cups spinach