Horizontal VS Vertical Cold Press Juicers

An array of choices is available in the market today considering juicing machines. While the outcome of the debate between cold press juicers and centrifugal juicers has been inclining more and more towards cold press juicers, the debate between horizontal and vertical cold press juicers rages on. The horizontal masticating juicer has a horizontal auger while the vertical masticating juicer has a vertical auger. Which is better for you and which one should you get? Let’s look at some of the major differences between the two and what the two are primarily purchased for.

Ability to Process Greens

Horizontal masticating juicers are better than vertical masticating juicers at juicing leafy greens like spinach, lettuce, kale, and swiss chard. Even though many vertical juicers have a difficult time processing vegetables and greens, the Hurom Juicer models are an exception which should be looked into if you feel more inclined towards buying a vertical juicer but feel indecisive because you want to include leafy greens in your juices.

Pre-Juicing Preparation

The vertical cold press juicer is fairly newer than the horizontal cold press juicer and the main advantage it has over its predecessor is that it has a wider chute. A wide chute means that you can put in whole fruits into the juicer without having to slice them thoroughly before starting the juice preparation. Even if the chute is not wide enough to accept whole fruits and vegetables, it is always open enough to accept loosely cut foods which still means that less time goes into pre-juicing preparation.


There are a number of things to consider in terms of speed while choosing vertical or horizontal slow juicers. Although vertical juicers combine the benefits that masticating juicers provide (nutritional content) and that centrifugal juicers provide (speed), horizontal juicers which are slower than their vertical counterparts do prevent the breakdown of juice more efficiently because of less heat emission. Overall, vertical juicers are better than centrifugal juicers in preserving nutrients and enzymes but not better than horizontal juicers in this domain. However, vertical juicers are faster at juicing than horizontal juicers.

Juicing Process

Vertical cold press juicers are easier in the juicing process as pieces of fruits and vegetables fall into the juicer easily and the vertical auger squeezes and crushes them. The horizontal cold press juicers are a little more tedious in this regard owing to their design. It is harder to push the fruits down into the juicer for the auger to process them. Therefore, with the horizontal juicer you need to use the pusher more often than with the vertical juicer. Cold press juicer buying guide & many more can describe more factors in details regarding both juicers usage and pros too.

Juicer Care

Vertical juicers are of course easier to clean. Their design makes it more convenient to reach every inside surface of the juicer with a regular sponge than in horizontal juicers in which it is harder to reach the more trickier, hidden parts of the juicer.

The vertical cold press juicers are newer and an obvious upgrade in the cold press juicing market. What’s more is that there is no big price difference among the two. Purchase the vertical juicer if you desire ease of use.

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