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Different Kinds of Cold Press Juicers

If you have decided that you will invest in a good cold press juicer to give an added zest to your health-conscious diet but are unsure of which cold press juicer to buy then you are at the right place. We know that the large variety of products and types of models in the market can confuse you. The surest way to feel more in control of your purchase is to do a lot of research on the matter, and to figure out which type of juicer can provide you with the specialized features that you as an individual need. Following is a brief breakdown of the different types of cold press juicers available in the market and what the purpose of each type is.

Vertical Masticating Juicers

You will probably hear about two classifications of slow juicers online and in the market; vertical slow juicers and horizontal slow juicers. Vertical juicers have a metal screw auger which is vertically positioned inside the juicer. The advantage of buying a vertical juicer is that they are easy to clean because the vertical positioning of the auger allows for the sponge to reach to the depths of the juicer easily. Vertical masticating juicers also juice fast and have a wide feed chute. With vertical masticating juicers you will not need to push fruit down the juicer often with the pusher as their design makes this juicing process easy.

Horizontal Masticating Juicers

Horizontal slow juicers are those which have a horizontally positioned metal screw auger. They are harder to clean than vertical slow juicers. Their main advantage is that they are better at juicing leafy greens and vegetables for a drink with additional nutrients in it and less sugar which comes from fruits. Horizontal juicers are slow juicers which prevent oxidation and heat emission and protect the potency of the nutritional content in fruits and vegetables. Many horizontal masticating juicers come with additional parts catered to produce other goods apart from juices like baby food, nut butter etc.

Single Auger Slow Juicers

Single auger slow juicers are juicers with a single auger or gear which rotates slowly and patiently to break down the fibers and cells in fruits and vegetables and extract juice from them. Single auger juicers, because they work slowly and efficiently, extract and preserve the optimum amount of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are quiet, versatile, and rich in the quality of juice they produce.

Double Auger Slow Juicers

Double auger or twin-gear masticating juicers are slow juicers which have two augers or gears that rotate to extract juice from food. Double auger slow juicers produce finely juiced drinks, leaving behind the driest pulp. The twin gears tear up the fruits’ and vegetables’ cell membranes to release deeply ingrained enzymes and nutrients. They are great for extracting juices which can last as long as 36 hours if stored properly.

Cold press juicers come in several types and each type addresses some specific functionalities. Figure out what you require from a juicer and then research on the types of juicers which offer that.

How Are Modern Pressure Cookers Different From Conventional Ones?

Pressure cookers are becoming more and more popular among cooks because of their faster cooking and energy efficiency. However, they also have a reputation for causing explosions in the kitchen. You might be aware of the stories of the lids coming off and gravy splattering everywhere including the kitchen ceiling and the floor. Many users are still reluctant in using pressure cookers owing to these horror stories. The fact of the matter is that the pressure cookers associated with these stories were old, conventional pressure cookers with little or no safety mechanisms in them to prevent the explosions. Pressure cookers have evolved to a massive degree since their invention somewhere in the 1940s.

The modern day pressure cookers are different from their initial versions in numerous ways. For starters, the intimidating hissing and rattling of the old stovetop pressure cookers would keep everyone at a safe distance. Only the expert users were brave enough to come any closer. The constant rattling of the small weight on top and the hissing of the steam escaping from the container would even cause the expert users to be very cautious. Modern pressure cookers are free from all this unnecessary noise and completely safe to use making them a suitable choice for even amateur cooks. 

Multiple safety mechanisms installed in the modern pressure cookers as opposed to conventional ones makes them completely safe as opposed to the unreliable conventional ones. A pressure regulator controls the pressure inside the cooker and ensures that it does not go beyond the intended level. There is a pressure selector dial with which you can select the desired pressure. With conventional pressure cookers, only one pressure setting was available. When the desired pressure is attained, an indicator will inform you eliminating the need of the hissing sound or the release of steam. Steam will only release if you leave it unattended for too long. This eliminates the need of the pressure weight as was the case with old pressure cookers. With old pressure cookers, you had to lift that unreliable weight to release pressure. With modern pressure cookers, you just have to turn the dial to select the pressure release option making it many times safer than the conventional pressure cookers.

Electric pressure cookers have added further convenience by the use of specialized programs to control cooking eliminating the need of the user to be in the kitchen entirely while the food is cooking. An internal heat source regulates the temperature and pressure precisely making it possible for you to select the exact cooking time or a program and then leave the cooker unsupervised to do its job. The drawback is that they are a bit slower than the stovetop pressure cookers.