Most juicers available through retail outlets (e.g. Panasonic,
Breville, Black & Decker, Waring Health, Acme, Omega 4000,
Jack LaLanne etc) are 'high speed centrifugal juicers', with
speeds ranging between 1,000 rpm through to 30,000 rpm. Their
main purpose is to produce juice as fast as possible, by cutting
/ shredding your produce at extremely high speeds. The result
is generally an oxygenated juice that is heated at a molecular
level, subsequently shortening the life of the juice to varying
degrees. Most high speed juicers require regular pulp removal
and cleaning, which can be annoying.
High speed centrifugal juicers are not true juice extractors,
as the resultant juice also contains finely cut / shredded produce
'blended' into it, often giving the illusion of a higher juice
extraction rate. Thus many 'high speed centrifugal juicers'
are in reality a cross between a 'juice extractor / blender.' Although
they cannot extract a 'living juice', they certainly can produce
a "fast food" juice. High speed centrifugal juicers tend
to suit busy people who are happy with a basic quality blended
We chew our food at about 30 to 60 chews per minute
via a cold press masticating process, thus insuring maximum
nutrient availability. If our mouths were to imitate high speed
centrifugal juicers, we would be chewing at an incredible 1,000
to 30,000 bites per minute... That is rather unnatural.
Some discerning customers insist on using only 'Cold Press
Juicers' with speeds ranging from 200 rpm and less. Cold press
juicers are purpose built machines that extract a high quality
'living juice' for maximum well-being.
Cold press juicers are genuine juice extractors that literally
extract juice from your produce via a slow speed 'cold press'
masticating process. Because the nutrients are preserved,
the juice tastes stronger (much better) and has a much longer
shelf-life (refrigerator). These juicers are especially appealing
to health enthusiasts, sports people, convalescing and the
elderly, as recommended by Dr Sandra Cabot.