Cold press juicers are high in demand nowadays because of the countless benefits they offer. While it’s true that fresh, homemade juices are beneficial for your health no matter what the tool is that you use, a commercial cold press juicer can increase the benefits substantially. The manufacturers of cold press juicer or slow juicer have made sure that the technique these machines use for extracting the juice produces negligible heat so that the nutrients of the produce remain unharmed and are directly transferred to the drink. It also makes sure that the contact of air and light with the juice are kept to a minimum to avoid oxidation of the drink. Although commercial cold press juicers are user-friendly tools and very easy to use, here are a few tips for you if you are new to juicing or have been juicing for a while but not with a commercial cold press juicer:
1. Selection of the ingredients:
Select fresh, organic produce from the grocery store to make your homemade juices. The quality of the fruits and vegetables that you use will determine the quality of the juice you make out of them. Don’t only go for the most common fruits like apples and oranges but try to add a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet via fresh juices. Using a range of different fruits and vegetables will ensure that you are getting all the nutrients that exist in nature in their right quantities.
2. Wash the produce:
It may seem like the simplest instruction but it’s easy to forget or simply skip it out of laziness. Washing the produce thoroughly especially if they come from a grocery store will ensure that any traces of pesticides or other harmful chemicals are removed from it before you use it to extract juice.
3. Prepare the produce:
Next step is the preparation of the produce. Generally, the manufacturers are careful to keep the feed chute wide enough to allow the addition of whole fruits and vegetables without any requirement of cutting them into smaller pieces. If the commercial cold press juicer that you are using does not have a feed chute wide enough for the produce that you are using, you will need to cut them first into smaller pieces which can easily pass through the chute. You will also need to remove the rind and seeds of certain fruits and vegetables to avoid the bitter taste from dominating your drink.
4. Extract juice:
The next step is simply to push the fruits and vegetables down the feed chute one by one for the juice to be extracted from them. The pulp will be removed in a separate container which you will need to throw away later.
5. Serve the juice:
The juice will pass through the mesh into another container which will usually have a spout with cap. If you are making mix juices, you can keep the spout closed until juice from all the fruits and vegetables are extracted. Open the spout when you are done to pour out the juice into glasses.