- The Best Juicer
- 1. Omega Nutrition Center Quiet Dual Stage Masticating Juicer
- 2. Hamilton Beach Pro Juicer Machine
- 3. Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus Centrifugal Juicer
- 4. ENZOO Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer
- 5. Hurom HP Slow Juicer
- 6. Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
- 7. Tribest Slowstar Vertical Slow Juicer
- 8. Breville Juice Fountain Compact Juicer
- 9. SKG Slow Masticating Wide Chute Cold Press Juicer
- 10. Tenergy Slow Speed Cold Press Juicer
- 11. Omega Vertical Low Speed Juicer
When blenders & personal blenders just won't cut it too finely and your food processor is, well, for processing food it's a good idea to have a juicer in your kitchen too. While your blender, well, blends and processes the entire fruit or vegetable it is good for soft foods and liquids, your processor is great for carrying out more labor-intensive tasks such as shredding, slicing, and pureeing. They are both hugely versatile kitchen appliances but when you're looking to separate fibers from food to create smooth juices using almost any fruit or veg, a juicer is a fab item that can be kept on your counter space ready to use.
With your new device, you can create fresh juice from hard or soft foods without the pulp, and the infusions that you create are fantastic for the body. Being able to separate the pulp, a juicer allows you to pack more into just one glass, giving your body instant access to the extra vitamins and nutrients produced.
Whether you are looking to buy a new juicer or replace an old one, we are reviewing 11 of the best juicer options available to the US and helping you to identify the key features and what to look out for to find the right one for you.
The Best Juicer
5 extraction settings
200 watts motor
The Omega Nutrition Center Quiet Dual Stage Masticating Juicer is a masticating juicer which works at low speed and sits handsomely on your kitchen surface. This model is the best choice on our review list largely due to the 200 watts motor and that you can juice at 80 revolutions per minute, it’s just one of the cold-pressed juicers on our list which retains the nutrients of the foods you are juicing. You might not like that it’s horizontal in design so is deeper than it is tall so it does take up pretty much plenty of work surface and it’s also recommended that you pop a towel underneath it when in operation to reduce noise, although we don’t think it is too loud. It’s quite a high-end model which juices in two stages to produce very dry pulp, and it has an auto-pulp eject so you can juice continuously.
No heat build-up
Cold press juicing
Some noise to be expected
Narrow feed chute
Can get cloggy
Avoid using frozen foods
800 watts motor
Extra-large pulp bin
3 year limited warranty
Our budget pick is Hamilton Beach Pro Juicer Machine. It’s a centrifugal juicer with a nice vertical design and stainless steel panels, and we believe there may be another color available, so the aesthetics work well. It actually works very well on soft fruits, producing a lovely smooth and pulp-free result. We found that creating orange juice, or using fruits like grapes and celery required no cutting before feeding into the chute which cuts down on prep but apples still needed quartering as expected with most ‘Big Mouth’ style chutes. For its price, it is a good performer but perhaps not for those looking to juice lots at one time.
Large feed chute
Includes cleaning brush
X-large pulp collector
Filter basket needs soaking
Power cord very short, about 2 feet
Small 20fl oz juice container
1000 watt motor
70fl oz juice container
2 speed settings
At just 8.6 inches at its widest point, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus Centrifugal Juicer may be small but it’s a high-performance model that looks good, is easy to use, and straightforward to clean after use. It takes up little countertop space even though it has a large jug for the juice you produce but even that has been designed to be tall rather than wide – we like this feature as you can juice fruits and veggies till your heart’s content and keep your finished juice in the fridge for up to three days. You might like the extra-large chute which allows you to cut prep time, we think it is worth spending this much money for this model and the fact it’s a powerful little gem.
Large juice container
Direct spout into jug
May produce foam
Difficult to assemble
3 stage juicing
This Enzoo Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer is one of the slow juicers we liked to review. It works at 55 rotations per minute which, when compared to a centrifugal juicer, allows you to produce a higher yield of juice. It has two speeds and although there’s always a chance of clogging, this has a reverse switch which can work in two ways – it can prevent clogging if you see it occurring and can also help to pre-clean the machine too. Fruits and vegetables that are highly fibrous should be chopped into small pieces. All in all, this is a good all-rounder.
Auto-stop when clogged or overheats
Large juice container
Only 10 minutes continuous juicing recommended
Not a great % positive reviews
High chance of clogging
150 watts motor
What a lovely color and design. This cute Hurom HP Slow Juicer is designed with little curves but lets the pleasant style distract you, this slow juicer produces great results and is pretty easy to use and clean. It sits neatly on the kitchen worktop, taking up little space at less than 9 inches at its widest point, so it’s ready to use when you need it and easy to store when you don’t. We think it is good for those who haven’t juiced before, or simply don’t need a larger capacity machine, though it does suit those with a higher budget.
10-year motor warranty
Great for new juicers
Doesn’t hold a great deal of juice
Most parts not dishwasher safe
Not for avid juicers
240 watts motor
3″ feed chute
Our premium pick for adding to our best juicer review list is the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer which is a slow juicer with a two-way feedchute. It has a really neat design and looks professional and available in silver or gold ‘leather pattern’ with black plastic parts. At 22 pounds it is quite a sturdy example of a vertical slow juicer and has an upgraded round exit nozzle, which lets the juice flow out nicely. We liked the flap that protects little hands from getting into the large chute when only the small feeding hole is needed. Also, for citrus juicers, there’s an optional citrus module (separate purchase) that uses fibers from the fruit. Worth its price tag if you are looking for a premium product and have the budget to match.
Safety flap gate
Fibrous foods may cause clogging
Manual not straightforward
200 watts motor
1.5″ feed chute
At 10.5 inches at its widest point, the Tribest Slowstar Vertical Slow Juicer sits neatly on a kitchen worktop and looks smart enough to compliment decor without needing to put it away when not in use. It is quite tall though at 19.5 inches including the feeding chute, and the chute itself is small. It does, however, have an edge over other juicers. It has power and blades which help with tough or fibrous fruits and veggies, is quieter than you might think, and has a 3-stage speed reduction mechanism for dealing with difficult foods.
Includes mincing attachment
Preventative leak cap
3-stage speed reduction
Avoid pulp build-up on container walls
Low noise levels
Low % 5* reviews
Plastic parts look flimsy
Need practice for good results
700 watts motor
3″ feed chute
This lightweight Breville Juice Fountain Compact Juicer is a great fit if you don’t want to use up too much counter space and it’s a great price while including a froth/foam separator, good size juice container with a lid, and it doesn’t It has a decent juice container which collects around 17fl oz, or a half liter, which makes it ideal for those only juicing for themselves. It’s a sturdy little compact and it’s a good all-rounder for tough fruits and vegetables. Because it’s so powerful it can juice rapidly but it may not be too effective with very soft fruits. This juice fountain is a good starter model and it’s easy to clean, one of the best juicers for those who don’t want to spend too much but if you don’t mind spending more, our best value juicer on our list is the SKG (below).
It’s good value
Dishwasher safe parts
Such high RPM can oxidize quickly
Might need to clean out pulp frequently
Can’t juice lots at once
200 watts motor
3″ feed chute
Out of the juicers of 2020 that we have decided to review, our choice for the best value is the SKG Slow Masticating Wide Chute Cold Press Juicer which is pretty lightweight. Along with the other masticating juicers on our list, and as you would expect, this is easy to use and uses low speed which retains nutrients in the juicing foods you select. You can create green juice using leafy greens, and many other fruits and vegetables, and we didn’t pick up on any major issues with highly fibrous foods. The fresh juice it produces is clear, and some of the added benefits with this machine are that it comes with some fab accessories including a smoothie strainer and a cleaning brush. The thing you might find different to others is the rotating part within the large chute, this is a great safety addition. It is the second pressing juicer on our review list to have a reverse function which is good for pre-cleaning.
Wide chute feeder
Lots of extras supplied
Rotating/flip over in chute
Not the best with soft fruits
Motor and body not under warranty
Not a great juice yield
Machine not dishwasher safe
200 watts motor
2 feeding chutes
The Tenergy Slow Speed Cold Press Juicer we decided to review is something that everyone will come to enjoy with its ability to produce delicious fruit juices from fruits and vegetables. During operation, it runs at around 60 decibels which is fairly quiet and this is thanks to the technology slow juicers use – they run slowly, don’t produce the heat that centrifugal juicers do, hence retaining the nutrients from the fruits you use. It looks good with a compact vertical design that doesn’t take up much surface space.
2 juicing screens for when you do/don’t want some pulp
Auto switch-off after 20 mins
Comes with a cleaning brush
2 pulp screens
1 sorbet screen
Concerned with above average 1* reviews
Too much wet pulp at times
Needs learning and practice
Plastic may feel cheap
150 watts motor
3″ feed chute
One of our mid-priced slow juicers, the Omega Vertical Low Speed Juicer and we think you will like that it is an affordable and good value. It feels like great quality and sits proudly in any kitchen with its stainless steel outer and has two spouts – one for juice and one for extracting pulp. We did find that some of the juices produced contain more pulp that some might like. It isn’t the easiest to clean, especially when the pulp spout gets a bit cloggy, so this bit is pretty time-consuming. It’s a narrow design so it takes up little surface space, has three settings including reverse which is good to use as a pre-clean, but it’s tall so for storing away we would recommend keeping its box. Unlike the similarly priced Breville Juice Fountain in our list (above), it only has a 1.5-inch feeding chute.
Old design been around for years
Good build quality
Not easy to clean but not bad
Lacking in modern features
No extra strainers like modern models
Lots to assemble after each clean
Feeding chute 1.5 inches
Features To Consider With Juicers
While there are three main types of juicers: masticating juicers, centrifugal juicers, and triturating juicers, we have featured in our 2020 review list mainly masticating juicers, and there are many reasons why this type is extremely popular, especially with the well-informed. Below we have considered some of the features to think about before you decide upon buying a device that allows you to juice away with ease.
Ease Of Cleaning
Whether you have just produced a delicious orange juice, green juice, or used your juicer to produce ice-cream (if your juicer has the capacity to use a sorbet strainer then you're lucky!) then you will want to know if it is easy to clean after use. After all, anything that food touches, whether it's leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables, or even nuts, we all have some level of maintenance to carry out. With juicers, you will need some element of cleaning after every use.
If the manufacturer says 'dishwasher-proof' it usually means that certain parts can go in the dishwasher. If it isn't dishwasher safe that isn't always a bad thing - because all juicers need to be disassembled in order to be washed, doing it by hand allows you to make sure this is done properly.
Don't worry about having to take it apart every time though, it won't be as time-consuming as you think after you have done this the first few times. Let's be honest, everything is a learning curve and practice is the best thing in the world!
In summary, though, don't be distracted by a juicer description that tells you it's easier to clean than all the rest, there's no such thing as an amazing magic juicer so always be prepared to carry this job out every time you use it.
Ease Of Use
Juicers are great machines, giving you the opportunity to produce nutrient-rich juices that are great for improving the digestive and immune systems.
Most juicers have simple controls, the most basic will simply have an on/off and work at their own speed. Some have an additional reverse switch which you can use to change the direction the food you are using is rotated/pressed/squeezed, it's a good feature that helps to prevent clogging so that you can juice for longer before having to stop and unclog. Then some juicers have additional speed settings but, because high speed juicing creates heat and therefore can remove nutrients and enzymes from juice, you will find this is more a feature on centrifugal juicers than on masticating juicers. However, fast and low-speed settings allow you to juice hard or soft foods in a different way.
Straight forward controls mean that juicers are easy to operate but, as we said above, it doesn't ensure that every other aspect of your new juicer is going to be easy. It might be easy to use, but you have to assemble it first and be prepared to take it apart every time you are finished using it.
Creating the perfect juice takes learning and practice, and sometimes patience just getting to know your new juicer and what it can and can't do. For instance, a slow juicer may not be ideal for leafy greens and if you want a juicer for celery drinks you might find that certain models are no good for this or for juicing other fiber-rich foods.
We all want a juicer that will produce the maximum yield of juice and the driest of pulp. But, you have to know that not all juicers will produce perfectly smooth liquids and there will normally be some element of pulpiness in your finished juice. That said, juicers are better than blenders for juice as they extract the liquid from fruits and veggies, a blender is great for making smoothies.
We can't beat the taste of freshly squeezed orange juice and even though green juice may be off-putting for some, it's all great for the body and our wellbeing. Don't be fooled by the hype though, not all juicers will produce an ultra-smooth drink.
Slow juicers are great as are centrifugal juicers but we say always have a fine sieve on the ready, or get the high-speed blender out of the cupboard, oh, and a little bit of extra time. The best thing to look out for is the strainers, the finer the mesh the less likely you are to get a pulpy juice. BUT some of us do like 'bits' in our juice so if this isn't an issue for you then go ahead - some juicer brands give you more than one strainer option so the choice is yours.
Most of us have said goodbye to old traditional style juicers because they're noisy and old juicers can become louder over time due to wear to moving parts.
Some of the best juicers of 2020 are designed to be quiet during operation so that if you are an early morning juicer, or simply want to be able to talk to the kids while you juice - or simply are noise sensitive - this is great news. Juicers that run on low speed are recommended due to their ability to cold press and for that reason, they run naturally quietly too. We all like this!
Obviously, a high-speed centrifugal juicer will be slightly louder but works faster so you will not have to put up with the noise for too long.
Centrifugal juicers will normally have two-speed settings - low speed for soft fruits and veg and high speed for harder foods.
Slow juicers usually have on/off and don't have the choice to change speeds, as we mentioned above some come with reverse control.
Types Of Juicers
So you have decided to get a juicer but don't know which one to get, or what type is best. Here is a brief outline of the difference between the three types.
With this type of juicer, there are three types to look for: Twin gear juicers, Horizontal or vertical juicers.
Each of these has its own benefits. A horizontal versus vertical juicer means how much more counter space one will take over the other. As a basic rule too, horizontal juicing is good for leafy greens and wheatgrass, verticals are good for soft fruits. Twin gears mean that you benefit from a machine that provides you with a higher yield of juice. This is also known as a triturating juicer.
The RPM on these types of juicers does differ but is considered slow and won't use heat to juice fruits and vegetables, therefore retaining a high level of nutrients and enzymes in food where faster rotations can destroy certain vitamins and other goodness that can otherwise be extracted sufficiently.
Centrifugal juicers work rapidly by using blades and can be fairly noisy machines to operate. You will be able to use different speed settings for hard and soft fruits and veg but just because they work quickly, they do not always produce so much heat that it destroys nutrients in the juice produced, contrary to some reports.
This type of juicer can be best for some who want a high yield of juice in a short space of time.
A twin gear juicer, the triturating juicer is also known as a masticating juicer. They combine state-of-the-art technology in order to produce high-quality juice using twin augers. It will manage to break apart foods without removing the best nutrients that the food can supply and does this by separating the fibers from the juice, therefore extracting more of the good stuff!
They aren't the best juicers for citrus fruits, can be more expensive than others, and are more ideal for experienced and well-informed juicers. They still function quietly and are typically of a better quality build than others.
Q: What juicer is easier to clean between a masticating or centrifugal?
That's fairly easy to answer. Due to the fact that a centrifugal juicer has fewer parts, there is less to disassemble when it comes to cleaning.
The difference though between the two types of juicer is minimal; there is no type of juicer that is 'easy' to clean as they all need to come apart but the time it takes to do this with a centrifugal juicer is slightly less than when compared to the other type of juicer.
Q: How do you use a juicer?
Homemade and healthy, drinks produced with a juicer can be refreshing and of course, are good for the body. They help you with energy levels and your body will be able to directly absorb the nutrients it needs so using a mixture and variety of different foods is essential if you are serious about juicing.
If you have used a juicer before then you might be halfway there. The trouble comes with learning to use a new one if you have been producing juices for years using a completely different model or type of device.
It's always pretty easy to operate a juicing machine. Reading and learning from the manual first gives you a good idea of what to do with each food type. Then practicing with the controls whilst using different foods to produce good juice is just as important.
First have a look at some advice on which foods are easy to use, which are more difficult, and which ones you should avoid. Sometimes certain types will simply not juice down specific foods.
Prepare your work area, make sure it's clean.
Set up your machine.
Make sure the food you are juicing is the right size - if the machine has a large chute then it is possible to introduce whole foods but even then just a rough chop is a good idea.
Make sure you use the right setting according to manufacturer recommendations.
Be prepared to use an additional strainer (sieve) if you want perfectly smooth pulp-less juice.
Give yourself time to clean your device after every use. Even the best juicer needs attention and you will need to learn how to take it apart to clean it, then be able to put it back together so it's ready to use again.
If you have lots of juice or want to save it for later, make sure you have a suitable container that can be covered so that you can pop it in the refrigerator.
Now you know how to juice, keep it going and enjoy juicing at home along with the super benefits that juicing brings.