Which Juicer is Right for You?

Which Juicer is Right for You?

Not all juicers are created equal and there is no debating that cold press juicing will deliver a far superior juice to any other juicer on the market, but which juicer should you choose? Which juicer is right for you? These are our most commonly asked questions. With such a large range to choose from it’s easy to become confused when trying to decide which is going to be the best model for you and your needs. Here we will help you demystify the subject of cold press juicers and help you make the right choice.

Vitality 4 Life are an industry leader in Cold Press Juicing and have had more than 20 years experience in delivering the best juicers on the market, in fact our range of Cold Press Juicers are regarded as the best in the world!

The juicer that you choose will depend on your own individual needs, be it functionality and usability, health or dietary there will be a juicer out there specifically designed to suit your requirements.

There are currently 6 different types of cold press juicers and it’s very important to keep in mind what you are looking for in your juicer…

  • Are you new to juicing? Are you a health enthusiast? Or maybe you someone looking to overcome an illness
  • What do you think you will juice the most? Fruits and Vegetables or Leafy Greens?
  • Are you looking for a multi-function juicer that can also be used as a food processor?
  • What features are most important to you? Speed? Ease of use and cleaning?

Keeping these points in mind while making your decision will not only make it easier but you can be assured you will be choosing the right juicer for you. Buying a Cold Press juicer is not only an investment in your health but also that of your family so Vitality 4 Life want to ensure you are happy with your choice for years to come!

Which Juicer Should I buy?

For the Beginner

Single Gear Juicers are a great introduction into Cold Press Juicing.There are many different types on the market with varying degrees of quality and durability. These types of juicers are easy to put together and very easy to use and clean, perfect for anyone new to juicing. Single gear vertical juicers such as the BioChef range will give you maximum results with minimal fuss.

Single gear vertical juicers are the fastest type of cold press juicer on the market so are also great for people live a busy lifestyle but do not want to miss out on the nutritional benefits of cold pressed juice. The BioChef Synergy and BioChef Atlas are both great all round juicers with a sleek and modern design that will be sure to look great in any kitchen! The latest model in the BioChef family is the BioChef Whole Slow Juicer, which can juice whole fruits and vegetables without the need for preparation, saving you time.

Single gear horizontal juicers are also a great choice for beginners, in addition to being known for their ease of use and cleaning these machines can be used as a living food processor which not only makes them versatile but great value for money!

For the Health Nut

Single gear horizontal juicers will also suit someone who already has some experience in cold press juicing or raw food. The Oscar Neo 1000 or the Oscar VitalMax 900 both offer a high extraction rate with very dry pulp - meaning more juice, less waste! These machines will juice everything from fruits and vegetables to leafy greens such as kale and wheatgrass with ease and the juice will stay “alive” for up to 48 hours when stored correctly. As well as being fantastic juicers both can be used as food processing machines, so you can make dips, whole fruit sorbets, baby foods, bliss balls and loads more! They really are a versatile all round kitchen machine. While there are other makes and models similar to the Oscar range the Neo 1000 and the VitalMax 900 will out perform them all in terms of extraction rate and the dryness of the pulp.

For those more interested in the nutritional content of your juice or if you are looking for a machine that will juice a wider variety of produce - from pomegranates to medicinal herbs - a twin gear juicer is going to be your best choice, the juice extracted will last up to 72 hours and you also get a range of specialised attachments specific to the different types of fruits and vegetables you will be able to juice in these machines.

For the Patient

Anyone with a serious health complaint has probably thought about nutrition as a way to combat illness in order to turn their health around, and for good reason! Cold Press Juicing is the fastest way for our bodies to absorb the essential vitamins, nutrients and enzymes from the fruits and vegetables we eat as our digestive systems do not have to work hard to extract all the goodness! A twin gear juicer is going to be the best choice in this case. The Greenpower ‘Hippocrates Plus’ juicer has the ability to open up the cellulose wall of the fruits and vegetables so that the maximum yield is extracted producing a nutrient dense juice which is optimal for healing our bodies.

Some also say that going down the path of a Hydraulic Press Juicer is going to be beneficial for chronic illness however these machines are bulky and expensive when compared to other cold press juicers, they are also not as easy to use or clean.

Types of Cold Press Juicers

1. Single Gear Vertical Juicer

Vertical Single Gear Juicer

  • A vertical auger will slowly press and squeeze the produce which is then passed through a sieve to separate the juice from the pulp
  • Fastest cold press juicers available, uses gravity to pull produce down into the auger for more efficient juicing
  • Will juice all soft and hard fruits and vegetables
  • Easy to put together, use and clean
  • Juice will stay ‘living’ for up to 48 hours

2. Single Gear Horizontal Juicer

Horizontal Single Gear Juicer

  • A horizontal auger will slowly press and squeeze the produce which is then passed through a sieve to separate the juice from the pulp
  • Versatile - Can be used as a food processor to make dips, whole fruit sorbets, nut butters, baby foods, bliss balls and more
  • Able to juice a wide variety of fruits and vegetable as well as leafy greens without changing the screens
  • Simple to use and clean
  • Juice will stay ‘living for up to 48 hours

3. Twin Gear Juicer

Twin Gear Juicer

  • Will produce the most nutrient dense living cold pressed juice
  • Able to juice the largest range of produce from fruits and vegetables to medicinal herbs, aloe vera and pomegranate.
  • Is proven to extract more beta-carotene than any other type of juicer
  • Juice will stay ‘living’ for up to 72 hours
  • Not as easy to use or clean as a vertical or horizontal single gear juicer

4. Masticating Juicer

Champion Masticating Juicer

  • Uses a cutter to chop and chew through the produce before it is passed through a sieve to separate the juice from the pulp
  • Not designed to juice leafy greens or wheatgrass
  • Great for making whole fruit ice creams, desserts and nut butters
  • Juice will stay ‘living’ for up to 48 hours
  • Not as easy to use or clean as a vertical or horizontal single gear juicer

5. Hydraulic Press Juicer

Norwalk Hydraulic Juicer

  • The first style of cold press juicer
  • Very expensive when compared to any other cold press juicer
  • Bulky
  • Not as easy to use or clean as other styles of cold press juicers
  • Juice stays ‘living’ for up to 72 hours


6. Manual Juicer

Manual Juicer

  • Very effective when juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens
  • Manual process means it can be time consuming to create juice
  • Cheaper than electric cold press juicers
  • Perfect for travelling
Which Juicer is Right for You

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Vitality 4 Life have a dedicated team of Customer Support representatives who are able to assist you further with your decision if you are still unsure about which juicer is right for you. Please feel free to give us a call on 0844 800 0831 or drop us an email at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.