Different Kinds Of Commercial Juicers: Benefits of Each

Different Kinds Of Commercial Juicers: Benefits of Each

Juicing is a big deal in the restaurant and juice bar world. Whether you're serving up fresh orange juice for breakfast or crafting the perfect green smoothie, having the right commercial juicer can make all the difference.

But with so many options out there, how do you choose the best one for your needs? Don't worry—we've got you covered. We're here to break down the different kinds of commercial juicers, so you can find the perfect fit for your business and keep your customers coming back for more.

Let's dive into the world of commercial juicers and discover the best options for your kitchen.


Citrus Juicer

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The citrus juicer might not be the most common but if you see a juicer out in a restaurant, hotel, or juice bar it's most likely a citrus juicer. Other types of juicers are usually kept back in the back.

As you can guess from the name the citrus juicer is made to juice citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits and pomegranates. Some of them can even juice key limes.

That said you can't juice any other types of fruit with a citrus juicer. If you try to juice an apple or a plum with a citrus juicer you won't be happy with the results and could damage the machine. Stick to citrus, trust me.

When it comes to commercial citrus juicers there are are really only a few manufacturer's out there with Zummo and Zumex being the main ones.

Of course both Zumex and Zummo offer a full line-up of citrus juicers with everything from low demand juicers that juice 6 fruits a minute to high demand juicers that can juice 40 fruits per minute. Zumex even makes an industrial juicer if you need something really heavy duty.

If you are juicing a lot of citrus fruits then a dedicated citrus juicer is definitely the way to go.


Related: Why Every Cafe and Bar Should Have a Commercial Citrus Juicer


Centrifugal Juicer


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Next up we have the centrifugal juicer or what some might call the vegetable juicer.

A centrifuge juicer works by using a rapidly spinning blade to chop up fruits and vegetables.

The high-speed rotation creates centrifugal force, pushing the juice through a fine mesh strainer while the pulp is separated and collected in a different compartment.

This method is quick and efficient, making it a popular choice for busy kitchens that need to produce juice in large quantities.

While you do have to hand feed the fruits and vegetables into the juicer it does work pretty fast. You can make a glass of juice in seconds if you have the ingredient you need. 

Centrifuge juicers are generally smaller than citrus juicers or cold presses. They can easily fit on a countertop which makes them ideal for juice bars and restaurants that are short on space.

Centrifuge juicers can juice most fruits and vegetables but you do need to peel the citrus fruits before you juice them in a centrifuge juicer which can be a pain.


Cold Press Juicer

Next on our list of commercial juicers we have the cold press juicer.

The can range from countertop models all the way up to large floor models that produce hundreds of gallons of juice per hour.

The way a cold press works is pretty simple. You put the fruits and vegetables through the grinder to shred them up.

They then go into a bag and the cold press squeezes the bag and all the juice comes out into a container. Often times it is a hydraulic press and you press the bag or fruits and veggies repeatedly to get all of the juice out.

One of the biggest benefits of the cold press is you can pretty much juice anything with it.

On the downside, cold press juicers can get pretty expensive as get into the larger models.


 Wheatgrass Juicer

Moving on, the the wheatgrass juicer. This isn't a juicer you will find at most restaurants but you could find it at a juice bar. 

A wheatgrass juicer is specifically designed to extract juice from wheatgrass and other leafy greens. Unlike regular juicers, it uses a slow, grinding mechanism to press out the juice without generating much heat.

This helps preserve the nutrients and enzymes in the wheatgrass. These juicers can handle tough, fibrous plants that other juicers struggle with, making them perfect for those who want to add superfoods to their menu.

Wheatgrass juicers are less expensive than the other types of juicers on the list. However you can only use them to juice wheatgrass so they are pretty limited. 

That said, if you have the only wheatgrass juicer in town you could charge a premium price for shots of wheatgrass juice.


Sugarcane Juicer

Rounding out the list we have the sugarcane juicer.

A sugar cane juicer is a specialized machine designed to extract the sweet, refreshing juice from sugar cane stalks.

These juicers work by crushing and pressing the tough, fibrous cane to release the juice inside. In a restaurant or juice bar setting, a sugar cane juicer is a fantastic addition for making fresh sugar cane juice, a popular drink in many cultures.

This juice is often enjoyed on its own or mixed with other fruit juices for a unique, sweet flavor. It's also used as a natural sweetener in various beverages and cocktails, adding a fresh and exotic twist to your menu offerings.

Having a sugar cane juicer can set your business apart by offering something unique and delightful to your customers.


Wrap Up

Choosing the right commercial juicer can significantly enhance your restaurant or juice bar's offerings. Whether you need a high-speed centrifugal juicer for quick servings, a nutrient-preserving cold press juicer, or a specialized wheatgrass or sugar cane juicer, there's a perfect fit for every need. Each type of juicer brings its unique advantages to the table, from handling high volumes of citrus fruits to extracting juices from tough greens and fibrous sugar cane.

Investing in the right juicer not only improves efficiency but also ensures you deliver top-quality beverages to your customers. With the variety of options available, you can tailor your equipment to match your menu and business demands, making your establishment stand out. As you explore the different kinds of commercial juicers, consider your specific needs and choose the one that best supports your goals, keeping your customers happy and coming back for more.

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  • Ryan Douglas