Cold Press Juicers
Cold press juicers are evolving fast. As the popularity of juicing grows, Vitality 4 Life is doing more than any other company to meet the growing demands of a competitive market place. Not only do consumers now expect cutting-edge technologies from their appliances, they also insist upon greater convenience and aesthetic appeal.
The result of this is a new breed of vertical slow juicers capable of processing whole fruit and vegetables. Below, we have compared two of the finest 'whole' vertical slow juicers available on the market today: the Kuvings B6000 and our very own BioChef Atlas Whole Slow Juicer.
Whole slow juicers differ slightly from the traditional cold press juicer in that they feature an extra step in the juicing process. As the video demonstrates, there are two options available. Appliances such as the Kuvings B6000 feature a blade, while the BioChef Atlas Whole Slow juicer utilises an innovative flip top design. Watch the video to see the results.
The BioChef Atlas Whole Slow juicer. Not so “slow” after all
With the introduction of the BioChef Atlas Whole Slow juicer there really is nothing slow about turning your raw fruit and vegetables into the most delicious juices.
Thanks to a new 8cm x 8cm feeding chute and innovative flip-lid processing system, you can save valuable preparation time without losing any of the juice quality or shelf life you have come to expect from a cold press juicer.
Watch the slow juicer comparison video below and see how the BioChef makes short work of whole apple juicing against the Kuvings B6000 – formerly best in class.
Squeeze the last ounce of goodness out of the food you eat with a cold press juicer
Cold Press Juicers unlock the ‘Living Juice’ from the fibre in fruit and vegetables, allowing you to get all the vital nutrients the body needs through one fast, convenient appliance.
The Vitality4Life range of coldpress juicers
At Vitality4Life we pride ourselves on being the original cold-press juicing company. Long before others had realised the benefits of juicing in this fashion we were promoting the health benefits of living juice and developing the very finest “masticating” juicers.
Over the last 20 years we have come a long way – from Australia, in fact – but our commitment to offering the very finest juicers has remained the same. From the sleek and compact BioChef Slow to the powerful Oscar Neo 1000 and even the twin-gear Greenpower “Hippocrates Plus”, we can vouch for the reliability, ease of use and aesthetics of the appliances we design and distribute. Each is made with meticulous care and attention to detail to produce the very best results.
All of the products you find on our site also carry the Vitality 4 Life “Approved Product Logo”approved stamp. We award these to show customers that the juicers they buy offer the following:
1.Genuine health benefits
2.Superior quality and value
3.Made in a responsible and ethical fashion, recognising the scarcity of our planet’s resources
Raw fruit and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. While cooking plays a vital role in making meat safe for human consumption, heat can actually remove the nutrients from fruit and vegetables. In fact, cooking destroys the living enzymes that might otherwise help sustain our bodies.
Nutritionists and health care professionals agree that eating raw is essential to improving health and preventing disease. But to extract all the goodness from fruit and vegetables, we must release the juice from the fibre. And this is where juicers come in.
Juicing produces a highly concentrated drink, packed full of the nutrients and vitamins from the produce you choose to use. And this can help improve your health in a number of ways, including:
- Increased energy
- Improved digestion
- A boosted immune system
- Increased bone density
- Better sleep
- Improved brain function
- Reduced stress
- Protection against cancer
- Lower cholesterol
Some fruit and vegetables are well known for helping to reduce the levels of metabolic waste caused by eating certain processed foods. It is for this reason that juices are regularly used in detox programmes and discussed in terms of their ability to cleanse the body.
It goes without saying that living a heathier existence can also help prolong and improve the quality of your life. Therefore, the question should not be “Why juice?”, it should be “Why wouldn’t you juice?”
Discover the health benefits of raw juicing today.
Why cold press juicers?
Get 35% more juice from the produce you buy!
Cold press juicers offer a superior juicing quality to that of centrifugal juicers. They yield more juice, deliver better quality juice, require less cleaning and can handle trickier ingredients like grasses and leafy greens. And although they cost more than their centrifugal counterparts, cold press or “masticating” juicers deliver as much as 35% more juice from your fruit and vegetables – meaning they represent greater value for money in the long term.
Cold press juicers operate at a lower speed, which, in turn, reduces friction heat. This creates a ‘cold pressed’ or ‘living juice’. With a cold press juicer, the auger turns slowly at 75 - 160 revs per minute and acts very much like our own chewing action or like a pestle and mortar.
At this speed, the living enzymes within the cells of the fruit and vegetables are not killed during the juicing process. By reducing the heat created, the fruit or vegetables don’t biodegrade as swiftly – which also means they can be conveniently stored for longer than with a centrifugal juicer.
Here’s a brief overview of the benefits of cold press juicers:
- Up to 35% more yield than a centrifugal juicer
- Juice extracted from a cold press juicer is a 'Living Juice', retaining its nutritional value up to 72 hours after extraction
- Quieter than other juicers or blenders
- As little as a tenth of the electricity needed for a centrifugal juicer.
- Easy to clean
- Cold press juicers can work continuously for up to 40 minutes
- Better at handling leafy greens, grasses and herbs
- Cold press juicers produce less separation and foaming during the juicing process
- Some cold press juicers can also be used to make baby foods, nut butters, frozen fruit sorbets, pasta and breadsticks
The Vitality 4 Life range includes the world’s best cold press juicers for both domestic and commercial use. We feature appliances such as the single gear Champion Juicer, BioChef Juicer, Oscar Juicer and the pioneering Greenpower Hippocrates Juicer.
These quiet, versatile and easy to clean juicers make it simple to incorporate juicing into even the busiest of routines. And because there are no fast-spinning sharp blades to worry about, they make family juicing with the kids a safer and more enjoyable experience.
Dr Norman Walker devised the concept of ‘Living Juice’. He found that at temperatures higher than 50 degrees Celsius, the enzymes in vegetables and fruit die. This meant that juice extractors reliant on high-speed blades or centrifugal force, which create friction heat, were also capable of destroying the natural enzymes in fresh produce – and therefore lower in nutritional value.
Research has shown that when juice is extracted at a lower temperature, it holds up to 60 per cent more nutrients - minerals, vitamins and living enzymes - producing a nutritionally superior juice or ‘Living Juice’.
Vitality 4 Life was founded by Roger Akins in the late 1995s. Roger was committed to the principles of Living Juice as well as those of Living Food, Pure Air, Fresh Water and Sunshine. Roger began designing a distributing the finest juice extractors for the Australian market. But the success of his products and the obvious health benefits associated with juicing caused the business to grow. Today, Vitality 4 Life trades in more than 15 countries around the world.
In developing Vitality 4 Life, Roger Akins sourced products that adhered to this ethos of healthy living. Cold press juicers are just one aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle, but our belief is, and will continue to be, that this form of juicing can form a delicious and nutritious basis for a healthy diet.
In conjunction with world-renowned organisations such as the Hippocrates Institute in Florida, USA, we have been able to raise awareness of the benefits of Living Juices. And we are dedicated to furthering the development of this field in the future.
Which juicer is for me?
Getting the right juicer for your home or place of work depends on a number of things:
- The type of produce you intend to juice
- If you plan to juice just for personal use or on a commercial scale
- How easy it is to use
- How fast it is at juicing
- How easy it is to clean
- Durability and lifespan
- How long will juices remain fresh from a particular juicer
- And, of course, the look and feel of a juicer.
After all, you want your juicer to take pride of place on your work surface or preparation area – so getting one that complements your décor is always an important consideration.
Our advice would be to identify your priorities as you browse our online store. You may want to consider these questions in order to help you make the right decision:
- How often do you plan to juice?
- Are you looking for a total raw food appliance or a dedicated juicer?
- Are you looking for a particular design or style of appliance?
- Is the juicer intended to help you overcome a serious illness or chronic health complaint?
- Are you driven by cost or quality?
All of our juicers are fantastically well made and deliver on all levels – we wouldn’t advocate them if we didn’t believe in them. Whichever juicer you choose, you can expect it to last a minimum of 20 years, in which time the cost of the juicer will have paled in comparison to the cost of the produce you will juice in it.
And remember, in this time a cold press juicer will have delivered health benefits it is hard to put a price tag on.
To put your mind totally at ease, all of our juicers also come with a 30-day money back guarantee in the unlikely event that you aren’t completely satisfied. And if that wasn’t enough, all juicers come with warranties of between 2 and 20 years, depending on the product.
There are 5 types of cold press juicers available through Vitality4life.co.uk. Here is a brief overview:
1.) Single gear horizontal juicers
Ideal for hard vegetables, leafy greens and even wheatgrass, the best horizontal juicers such as the Oscar Neo DA 1000 make light work of produce that would simply be too tough for a centrifugal juicer.
If you are keen to explore the full range of fruit and vegetables that can be juiced and want a model that can handle anything you choose to throw in it, a single gear horizontal juicer could be the perfect appliance for your home or workplace. And more than any other juicer, horizontal machines leave a drier pulp, extract more juice and save more money on buying produce.
Single gear horizontal juicers can also be used as total raw food appliances, to make butters, purees and food balls among other things.
Vertical juicers are extremely popular because they offer a stylish and convenient solution to juicing in the home. The larger feeding chute and pressing surface of single gear vertical juicers such as the BioChef range, means that larger items can be pressed – dramatically reducing preparation time – in less time than horizontal juicers.
Vertical juicers are fantastic for those who want to make a lot of juices, either in a domestic or commercial environment. These versatile self-feeding juicers are also terrific for making milks from soaked nuts, pulses or beans.
Without doubt the best juicer in this category is the Greenpower Hippocrates. Terrifically versatile and designed to yield more juice from produce than any other appliance on the market, dedicated juice fans will see instant benefits from purchasing this award-winning twin gear machine.
They may be more expensive than centrifugal juicers or single gear cold press machines, but what you spend on the appliance is more than made up for by the incredible extraction rate of the Hippocrates juicer.
At Vitality 4 Life we stock the original masticating juicer – the Champion. Masticating juicers differ slightly from other cold press juicers in that the geared pestle and mortar action is replaced with a cutter.
While the yield and quality of the juices produced by the Champion 2000 cannot quite compete with that of its geared counterparts, what it lacks in extraction quality is made up for in sheer versatility. Fruit sorbets, purees, baby foods and much more can be made using a masticating juicer.
It is important not to mistake the manual cold press juicer as a novelty item. Robust and durable, manual juicers are perfect for juicing even the toughest produce such as wheatgrass, leafy greens and even soft fruit.
Due to the fact that manual juicers don’t need to be plugged in and are easily portable also makes them terrifically versatile for use wherever you go.
The Cold Press Juicer Brands
Like all of the products they manufacture, BioChef’s juicers are based around their slogan of “Design Greenovation”. By this they do not only mean to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle through food, but also take a more responsible and sustainable approach to the environment for the benefit of future generations.
The high quality, meticulously designed kitchen appliances from BioChef are produced using renewable resources with “green” credentials. In addition to juicers, BioChef also offer a number of other living food kitchen products, including blenders and food dehydrators.
Oscar cold press Juicer
The single-speed Oscar juicers are among the most advanced on the market. For all-round performance and excellence at handling even the toughest grasses and leafy greens, Oscar juicers are hard to beat.
In particular, the Oscar Neo has become one of our favourite juicers thanks to its price point and amazing versatility. Thanks to the food processing screen it is suitable for making fresh pasta, nut butters, frozen fruit sorbets and even baby foods.
Oscar juicers come with a generous 20-year warranty on motors and a 5-year warranty on parts and labour.
The Greenpower Hippocrates is the only twin-gear juicer in the Vitality 4 Life range. Leading the way in terms of yield and quality of juice, the Hippocrates juicer is perfect for the serious juicing aficionado.
In 2007 the consumer authority Choice rated the Greenpower Hippocrates as the #1 juicer on the market (with the Oscar VitalMax 900 at #2), and that the juices produced contained significantly more nutrients than any other appliance tested.
The juice from the Hippocrates was also found to last an astonishing 72 hours before going off.
The first Champion juicer rolled off the production line in 1953 and the manufacturer hasn’t looked back since. Unique to our range in that it is a masticating juicer with a chopping action – rather than the pestle and mortar action – the Champion 2000+ is an appliance designed not just for juicing but for producing purees, butters, milks and baby foods.
Focusing on durability and efficiency, the Champion 2000+ represents cold press juicing in its purest form, capable of processing wheatgrass and green leafy vegetables with ease.
Common misconceptions about juicing
Juicers and Blenders do the same thing
Blenders and juicers work in very different ways. Of course, it is possible to use the same ingredients to produce a liquefied drink, but the similarities between the two appliances stops there.
Blenders pulverize fruit and vegetables into a thicker, gloopy drink. While this can be delicious, it can damage the living enzymes in the fruit and vegetables and does not extract the nutrients from the pulp, unless you opt for a high powered raw food blender such as the BioChef living food blenders, which are capable of extracting phytonutrients from fibre.
Removing the fibre from foods is bad – therefore, juicing is bad
While fibre does play an important role in a long-term, balanced diet, fibre can also block the absorption of healthy compounds in the digestive system. Juicing is the fastest way of ensuring that concentrated nutrients and enzymes get into the body.
Juicing can easily be integrated into a balanced, healthy diet which also includes foodstuffs containing fibre.
Juicing is too high in sugar, so mustn’t be healthy
Juicing does not involve adding any sugars or corn syrup, which is commonly found in many other popular drinks. A healthy juicing diet also relies as heavily on vegetables as it does on fruits.
Why can’t I simply buy supermarket juices?
Fresh juices and shop-bought juices can be as dissimilar as water and fizzy pop. Juices you might buy in the supermarket are more than likely to contain added sugars and/or corn syrup. They can also contain many other additional chemical products to alter the flavour and colour before being packaged.
But won’t there still be vitamins and nutrients in the juices?
The answer is, unfortunately, very little. To prolong the shelf life of a juice, manufacturers pasteurize their products – boiling them to kill off the bacteria. The knock on effect of this process is that the majority of the living enzymes and nutrients that are beneficial to the body are also destroyed in the process.
While the pasteurization process offers convenience, the health benefits are minimal compared to those delivered by a freshly pressed juice consumed the same day as it is squeezed.
What to juice
Pretty much all fruit and veg is fair game when it comes to juicing. While some with tougher skins may require peeling, most items can simply be juiced in their complete form.
Knowing what to expect from your juices is a matter of colour. Colour is nature’s way of signifying certain compounds and getting a balanced juicing diet can be done, in part, by eye – simply by using a combination of the various colours of the rainbow.
Orange – includes carrots, oranges, butternut squash, sweet potato
Orange fruit and vegetables are a great source of B vitamins, beta carotene, magnesium, calcium, folate, vitamin C and potassium.
Yellow – includes pineapple, yellow bell peppers, lemons, golden apples
Yellow indicates that a foodstuff contains the likes of B vitamins, beta carotene, folate, vitamins A and C.
Red – includes cherries, tomatoes, beets, cranberries, pomegranates
Delicious-looking red fruit and vegetables indicate calcium, folate, manganese, potassium protein, lucopene, vitamin C and betalains.
Purple – includes, blueberries, purple kale, cabbage, turnip, aubergine, black plums
The deep purple colour in fruit and veg can be a sign of vitamin C, ellagic acid, lutein, resveratrol, quercetin and flavonoids.
Green – includes lettuce, spinach, broccoli, kale, green apples, limes, grapes
Green is often considered a particularly healthy colour – and with good reason. These foods contain B vitamins, beta carotene, calcium, folate, iron, vitamin C, lutein and several other goodies.
White – Ginger root, onions, cauliflower, fennel, white cucumber
White can be an indicator of potassium, protein, vitamin C, beta-glucans, lignans and flavonoids.
When should I juice?
Just a brief glance around the Internet will bring up results for juices suitable at every time of day. From a cleansing breakfast juice of orange, carrot and ginger to a nutrition-packed green juice for lunch or a nutrient injection before dinner, there’s never a bad time of day to get juicing.
Crucially, cold press juicing offers much more flexibility than a centrifugal juicer. By reducing the friction and keeping the temperature low, fruit and vegetables do not biodegrade as fast. This means that a cold pressed juice can be consumed for several hours – and in some cases even 48 hours after being made.
While it is important to drink juices as soon as possible after squeezing, we all know that trying to find the time to juice when we are at work or out and about can be difficult. It is for that reason that masticating juicers produce delicious juicers with a significantly longer shelf life than centrifugal juicers.
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Our high quality Manual juicers are fully portable and are ideal juicers for wheatgrass, citrus fruit, vegetables and mincing. Buy yourself one of our great Wheat Grass Juicers and unlock all the goodness, keeping the vital nutrients and enzymes alive!
Get versatility, flexibility and a whole lot of satisfaction with a manual juicer
Still considered to be the only way to free the goodness from your fruit and vegetables by many. Not only are manual juicers a convenient way of juicing, they also add style to your kitchen.
Eating raw fruit and vegetables is hugely important to a healthy diet. But it isn’t always easy to put time aside to prepare food and get all the vitamins and nutrients we need. Juicing is a fantastic way of ensuring that you get all the fruit and veg that you may need on the go.
Why choose a manual juicer?
There are a number of reasons you may want to opt for a manual juicer. Manual juicers are affordable, simple to use and a great way to squeeze every last ounce of mouth-watering liquid from the pulp of your fruit and vegetables.
For many advocates of juicing, a good quality juicer is still the best way to unlock the power of your green groceries, which is perhaps why they can be found in commercial use as well as domestic kitchens.
They are incredibly versatility. Not only can they be used to juice fruit and vegetables, they can also make nut butters, fruit sorbets, pestos, sauces and baby foods. Unlike some centrifugal juicers, they are also suitable for juicing delicate berries, wheatgrass and medicinal herbs. They guarantee a high juice yield, too, which means that juices made with manual juicers pack a powerful nutritional punch and represents good value for money.
The Lexen juicer is Ideal if you have a limited preparation space and budget, restricted power supply or need a juicer that is easily portable. They are easy to screw apart after use and can be cleaned under running water with minimal fuss. Read our review on the Lexen Manual Healthy Wheatgrass Juicer
At Vitality 4 Life, our high quality manual juicers come in a number of shapes, sizes and materials to suit all requirements. And each one comes with free delivery, an extended warranty and 30 day money back guarantee to ensure peace of mind when you purchase.
Lexen Manual Wheatgrass Juicer
This fantastic juicer from Lexen is one of the best value manual juicers on the market right now. If you are new to juicing and want to keep the costs down the Lexen manual wheatgrass juicer is a great starting point.
The Lexen has a very high juice yield as it extracts virtually all liquid from the fruit or vegetables. Don't be fooled thinking this juicer is just for wheatgrass; no no no it works great with apples, carrots as well.
Because it's a manual juicer it requires no external power source just good old-fashioned elbow grease, which makes this a fantastic travel juicer for the road.
BL-30 Stainless Steel Manual Juicer
If you're serious about your juicing the BL-30 stainless steel manual juicer comes complete with three screen types offering versatile juicing options.
Fine juicing - If you want to be able to juicer harder fruits and veg such as ginger, celery, carrots, apples.
Coarse Juicing - Perfect for juicing with watermelon, oranges, pineapple, mango, and kiwis.
Blank Juicing - Homogenise or puree, perfect for making butters such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew nut butter, fruit sorbets & fruit ice-creams and even minces too.
This is a well constructed all-round manual juicer that will get juice out of almost anything you throw at it.