Calling all juicing fiends: If you haven’t invested in a “cold press” (aka masticating) juicer yet, do it now. That’s right: Now.
Here’s why: Juicers come in two basic types. The most common, the “centrifugal” juicer, grinds and spins fruits and veggies at high speed to separate juice from pulp, in the process creating heat (hence “cold” in the name of its competitor, the “cold press”).
But, more notably, a centrifugal juicer also creates oxidation, which can damage nutrients and affect the juice’s shelf life. (Think: Apple slices turning brown when exposed to air.)
A masticating juicer, on the other hand, slowly crushes the fruit/veg and squeezes out the juice, which extracts more juice, especially from leafy greens. There’s also little oxidation during the crushing process, so cold-press juice can be kept for longer periods than that from a centrifugal juicer.
Our pick, the Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer, is the top new model from a pioneer in the category. It’s quiet and powerful, has a small footprint, looks great on the counter, and even lets you make different types of juice without cleaning between batches by simply running water through it. It even makes nut milks, ice cream, and tofu!