Buying a quality juicer is one of the best ways to save money from steep bottled juice prices, especially those from healthy-centric cafes (juiced kale should never cost $6!). You can make nutrient-rich juice, and a lot of it, at home which will ultimately save you a lot of time and money in the long run. But there are a few different juicer types out there, so finding the best one for you can be tricky.
Types of Juicers
If you are just getting into the world of juicing, you’ll see there are a handful of different types of juicers out there. The way they process fruit and vegetables into juice is different from one another, so it’s important to know what is best for you. There are three types of juicers available: centrifugal juicers, masticating juicers and twin-gear.
Centrifugal juicers are built for convenience. They juice quickly thanks to high-powered motors and quick spinning blades that shred fruit and vegetables and then use centrifugal force by spinning the pieces and extracting the juice. They can yield a lot of juice quickly, but the heat build-up from the motor can deplete the juice of nutrition.
Masticating juicers are also known as slow-juicers and often called cold-press juicers. These smash fruits and vegetables against the screen at much slower speeds — often 80 – 110 RPMs. This slow process helps reduce heat build-up and oxidation of the juice resulting in more nutrition-rich drinks. These machines are move involved, take more time than centrifugal juicers and have more pulp in the juice.
Twin-gear juicers can often be used as more than just a juicer. These use augers to chew, spin and pull the fruit and veggies through a small screen. These machines are quiet, powerful and can create healthy juices as well as nut butters, sauces and pastas (some masticating juicers can as well). These machines are often expensive (see our Splurge Pick) and slow.
The Best Juicers For Sale in 2021
With 2020 in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to get rid of your bad eating and drinking habits as well. There’s no better time than the present to start treating your body right and becoming a healthier version of you. Juicers can help you get your body back on track with better and healthier eating habits so you can come out strong in 2021.
Here are our recommendations for the best juicers below.
1. Mueller Austria Juicer
This juicer checks all the boxes. It has a wide mouth, 3-inch chute that you can toss whole apples into and other fruit and veggies without having to pre-cut. The 1,100-watt motor then produces a ton of juice quickly. It has overload protection and will turn off when the motor runs too hot, and has a lock on the cover for safe operation. The stainless steel design looks great, it juices quickly and the sub $100 makes it even more enticing. No wonder it has over 21,000 reviews and a 83% approval rating on Amazon.
2. Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer
The wide mouth and powerful motor makes easy work of whole apples, peeled oranges and even leafy greens. The motor gets a little loud, but you’ll appreciate the speed at which this juicer works. When you’re all done, it comes with a handy brush to help you clean hard to get pulp. You can also toss the removable parts in the dishwasher. It’s quick, easy to clean and the price is right, too.
3. Breville 800JEXL Centrifugal Juicer
The high speed and powerful 1,000-watt motor that turns even the hardest fruits and vegetables into juice in seconds is great for households that like to start their day off with a healthy and nutritious juice. The 1.1-quart juice jug, froth separator and 3.2-quart pulp catcher contain plenty of capacity for a family of juicers. The juicer cover, filter bowl disc and jug can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleanup when you’re done. You’ll also appreciate the safety features like the automatic shut-off when it’s overloaded and locking arm on the lid.
4. Aicook Slow Masticating Juicer
GREAT PULP SEPARATION
This quiet, yet powerful juicer produces nutrient-rich juice by way of the slow 80 RPM motor and a seven-segment spiral opening. The spiral system not only helps yield a ton of delicious juice but also does an excellent job at separating the pulp from the juice. It does all its juicing quietly and efficiently. And if your juicer gets clogged, you can use the reverse function to unjam the machine.
5. Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
If juicers could have a luxury look in the kitchen, this would be the design. It’s slim, yet tall profile takes up less space in the kitchen but completes your juicing tasks with ease. The high powered, two-speed 850-watt motor is a bit on the loud side but makes quick juice from whole apples and fibrous greens. The 1-liter jug has a froth separator on top so you can quickly discard the foam and get right to your delicious juice. Considering the large juice jug, froth separator, pulp container and brush, you get a lot for just $150.
6. Omega NC900HDC Quiet Dual-Stage Juicer
The $364 price tag initially looks steep, but when you realize all this slow 80-RPM juicer can do, it’s justifiable. For starters, the slow motor creates less noise and less heat equating to more nutrient-rich juice and quieter juicing. It’s especially great at squeezing the last drop of juice out of fibrous greens. Beyond juicing, it can also process and make nut butter, chop garlic and help you make pasta. This juicer is more than a one-trick pony.
7. Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Slow Masticating Juicer
COLD JUICING OPTION
The slow motor speed of 90-110 RPM allows less oxygen into the juice to help preserve all of the nutrients. The low motor speeds also make for quieter operation compared to centrifugal juicers, making it an ideal option if you live in an apartment or want to be mindful of still-sleeping roommates. Many of the pieces are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup or can be quickly rinsed off in the sink.
8. Hurom HP Slow Juicer
If you’re looking for a juicer that will pop on your kitchen countertop, look no further than the Hurom HP Slow Juicer. It comes in mint, pink and white, and the compact and curved design isn’t obtrusive, yet makes a statement in the kitchen. Don’t let the size fool you though, it’s a strong juicer that makes light work of fruit and can even pulverize almonds to make almond milk. It doesn’t produce a ton of juice, so it’s best suited for single-person use.
9. Tribest GSE-5000 Cold Press Juicer
Tribest’s patented magnetic and bio-ceramic technology yields large amounts of amazing tasting and nutritious juice. There’s a lot of technology happening inside of this juicer, and whatever is happening — it’s working. Beyond juicing, it has the food processing prowess to create nut butters and sauces. It does cost a pretty penny, but for the quality of juice and additional food processing, it’s worth it.
10. Oster JusSimple Centrifugal Juice Extractor
EASY TO USE
Juicing shouldn’t be rocket science, so we appreciate the simple operation of the Oster JusSimple juicer. It has a large chute so you can cut down on the pre-cutting. And the coated filter is quick and easy to clean. You can easily adjust the motor speed with an easily accessible front dial. Plus, the spout opens and closes to keep your juicer from dripping on your counters. This juicer is a cinch to operate.