Which fruit press is best?

For home use, we offer fruit presses in different sizes of three different types:

  • Hand-operated screw presses
  • Hydraulic fruit presses with a jack
  • Water-powered fruit presses - hydropresses that are powered by water pressure

These are fruit presses that are suitable for both beginners and more experienced users.

The comparison below takes into account different aspects of different fruit presses to help you choose the right fruit press depending on your needs:

Hand-operated fruit presses, also known as screw presses, are a good choice for those looking for a more affordable and easy-to-use option for juicing on a smaller scale. It is an ideal option for beginners and hobby users.

  • Screw presses are affordable and suitable for smaller volumes, and offer flexibility for those who want to juice a few times during the season.
  • Screw presses are compact and take up less space, which can be beneficial for those with limited storage space.
  • Screw presses are suitable for household use, hobby brewing and smaller plantations where smaller volumes of juice need to be pressed. They are also suitable in situations where running water is not available or where simplicity and portability are important.

Disadvantages: Can be labor-intensive for larger volumes. Limited pressing power compared to hydraulic options.

Hydraulic presses with a jack have several advantages that make them a powerful tool for juice extraction, especially when it comes to handling large volumes of fruit and a significant juicing need.

  • Using a hydraulic jack reduces the workload compared to hand-operated options, making the process less physically demanding and reducing the need for manual labor; as a result, you save time and energy.
  • Hydraulic fruit presses with a jack are good for those who process large volumes of fruit or berries regularly. They are also suitable for advanced use where efficiency and high pressing force are essential.

Disadvantages: Usually requires more space and is heavier. It requires some skill in handling the jack.

Water-powered hydropresses with rubber membranes have several advantages, including even pressure, easy handling and really high efficiency when juicing large volumes of apples.

  • With a water-powered press, you can get the highest percentage yield in a short time and without physical exertion.
  • Using the press is very easy. You only need access to a water line and a hose with the correct connection to connect it to the press.
  • The water-powered hydropress is suitable for those who need to process large volumes of fruit and want the maximum juice yield. They are particularly good for delicate raw materials or when you want to achieve the highest juice extraction.

Disadvantages: Requires water connection.

Ultimately, the best fruit press for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences.