Many of us are starting to realize the benefits of juicing. In a fast paced society where we are bombarded with tons of unhealthy food options, juicing can be a great way to get in those crucial nutrients that allow us to run at optimal levels. There are pre-made juices on the market now, but they often come at a hefty cost, so you may be looking for a way to do it at home, and are looking for the best juicer to help.
So how do we choose which juicer to pick? Luckily, I have found some of the best juicers on the market and have written reviews on them so that you can pick the one that fits you best. But before we continue, there is two things you will need to know before we continue.
There are 2 main types of juicers: centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers.
–Centrifugal juicers spin the fruits and veggies at a high speed while cutting them, allowing the juice to flow into the container. They are generally faster with prep and clean up.
–Masticating juicers, on the other hand, press the fruits and veggies, releasing the juice that way. They generally require more prep time due to the need to cut the fruits and veggies smaller, but they also usually get more juice out of produce and have more pulp.
I have written these reviews from my least favorite to my most favorite. However, it is up to you what YOU value, particularly when it comes to cost, type of juicer and amount of time it takes to juice.
So without further ado, let’s get into the best juicers countdown!
Description: This is a centrifugal juicer that is light weight, and high powered (800 watt). It has a large pulp container with a “big mouth” that requires less cutting and prepping of produce prior to juicing. Hamilton Beach takes pride in its US based customer support.
Price: $59.63 (Amazon)
Guarantee: 3 year limited warranty
Pros: Easy on the wallet, 4.1 stars from over 2,800 Amazon customers, easy prep, clean up, and assembly
Cons: smaller juice container (glass/one serving size), light weight makes it move around the counter, loud, cutter blade may get dull faster
Final Thoughts: If you are on the fence about buying a juicer, this may be a great one to start with, because the price won’t break the bank and you can decide if this is something you want to keep doing without making a huge investment. If you find that you really enjoy juicing, you may end up upgrading later down the line.
4. HUROM Classic Series HH Elite Slow Juicer
Description: This masticating juicer touts a sleek design, occupying less counter space than many other juicers of its kind. Hurom claims you will get over 30% more juice, and Amazon customers agree. Its smaller size means more prep, but this may be worth the extra juicing power.
Price: $269.97 (Amazon)
Guarantee: 10 year warranty on motor and 2 year warranty on other parts.
Pros: Great warranty, sleek look, quiet, more juice from your produce, BPA free, 4.1 stars on Amazon
Cons: high price, longer prep, risk of pulp getting stuck in the juicer, only around 100 reviews on Amazon
Final Thoughts: This is another high end juicer, but often, you are getting what you pay for. If you are okay with putting a little more time into cutting up your produce in order to get more bang for your buck, this may be the juicer for you. The warranty guarantee makes it a favorable purchase as well because you can feel assured that if something breaks, they’ve got you covered.
3. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor
Description: This high quality juicer is a centrifugal juicer with 2 speeds and high power to get the most juice out of your fruits and veggies. It comes with a titanium cutting disc, a large juice jug (1.1 qts) and a large pulp container (3.2 qts) to allow for larger quantities of juice.
Price: $280.98 (Amazon)
Guarantee: One year limited product guarantee; Amazon tech support
Pros: fast prep (doesn’t require cutting up produce into small parts) and easy clean up; easy to take apart, BPA free, well built, overheating protection, named “Amazon’s choice” and has 4.4 stars from over 2,000 Amazon customers.
Cons: higher price point, can be loud; some feel centrifugal juicers don’t extract as much juice as masticating juicers
Final Thoughts: If you are looking for a higher end juicer that is well built and has easy and quick prep and clean up, this may be the juicer for you!
2. Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
Description: This masticating juicer doubles as a food processor, has a great look, and great torque to get the most out of your produce. It has 3 adjustable pressure settings, a larger juice tray and a longer than average warranty. Its large and heavy in size, but looks nice and cleans up well.
Price: $269.90 (Amazon)
Guarantee: 15 year warranty
Pros: Great for leafy vegetables, quiet, easy clean up, less foam, 4.4 stars from over 3,500 Amazon customers, works as a food processor.
Cons: Higher price point, more prep time (smaller entrance for produce to enter through), longer juicing time, more counter space needed
Final Thoughts: For those who swear by masticating juicers, this seems to be the one for you to get. Masticating juicers are said to have lower oxidation rates so allows you to store juice for longer periods of time. It has a great warranty and 87% of Amazon customers give it 4 or 5 stars. So I put this as my number 2 choice because though it is at a higher price point and makes the juicing process a lot longer, it works not only as a juicer, but a food processor as well, making it well worth the money. You can process everything from baby food, coffee, nut butters, and more!
1. Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
Description: A high quality, affordable centrifugal juicer that has 2 speeds and high power for extra juicing capabilities. This Breville has a stainless steel cutting disc and a large juice jug (1.1 qts) and a large pulp container (2.6 qts), which allows it to juice more produce than many other products, though its pulp container is smaller than the Breville Elite.
Price: $145.47 (Amazon)
Guarantee: One year limited product guarantee; Amazon tech support
Pros: Great price, especially for its power, easy prep and clean up (comes with a brush), BPA free, built to last, overheating protection, named “Amazon’s choice” and has 4.43 stars from over 5,000 Amazon customers.
Cons: Some complain of leakage, though this may occur from not putting it together properly; others complain that it doesn’t sufficiently juice produce; it can get a little loud.
Final Thoughts: Having personally owned this juicer for over 7 years, dropping it from the top of a fridge in its infancy and it still being able to work, this product, and Breville juicers in general, tend to be my first choice. My juicer does leak sometimes, but I attribute that to the fact that I broke it like 6 years ago. This juicer is a quality juicer with a reasonable and justifiable price point.
Extra: Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Description: This juicer has many of the same features as the other Breville juicers, but comes in a smaller size. Instead of a side pulp container, the 1.6 qt pulp container wraps around the cutter to conserve space. The cutter disk is also stainless steel, and assembly and clean up is simple and fast. You also still have a good amount of power that is similar to the larger Breville juicers.
Price: $135.25 (Amazon)
Guarantee: 1 year limited warranty
Pros: Has all the great features of other Breville juicers, but is made for those who have limited space for them. It has a 4.4 star rating from over 6,000 Amazon customers, making it an attractive buy
Cons: Louder, less space for pulp
Final Thoughts: If you like Breville but want something smaller, this juicer is a great choice. It still has a larger mouth so it doesn’t require much veggie cutting and prepping.
Must Watch and Must Read for Juicing
I have heard that a lot of people, like myself, came to juicing after watching “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” by Joe Cross. He shows in this documentary the power of juicing to heal our bodies and help us lose weight. He takes you with him on his own journey in juice fasting, where he was able to cure his condition and get off medication. He then chronicles other people’s journeys across America to do the same. It is very inspirational and I highly recommend it!
If the world of juicing is new to you and you are hoping to get some in depth knowledge in how to maximize nutritional benefits from juicing and get some great recipe ideas, I also suggest his book, “The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet: Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Feel Amazing.” He provides tons of information on how to start your own journey to health and wellness, and provides diet plans and recipes for juicing.
You can also read more about juicing here at Enlightened Solutions!