The Best Juicers

Making your own juice at home comes with a lot of benefits. You can make much fresher juice with your own fruits and vegetables and no extra preservatives. It’s also less expensive to buy the ingredients yourself than it is to buy from the store, and you have more control over the specific types of produce you use. The only way to make your own homemade juice is to invest in a juicer.

If you’re already used to juicing, then you might be looking to upgrade your appliances. If you’re new to juicing, then this guide will help you get started and give you all the information you need to make your own juice. Juicers can be a big purchase, so finding the right product and knowing what you need is essential. Keep reading for a comprehensive guide to juicers and to learn about our top picks.

Our Top Picks: Summary

The Best Juicers: Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Breville Juice Fountain
Breville Juice Fountain

Impressive performance and easy-to-use design come together with the Breville Juice Fountain.

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Why We Picked It

The Breville’s simple controls are great for new juicers and people who don’t want to learn all-new controls. This small appliance has a knob with two speeds (1300 rpm and 6500 rpm) to tackle anything you throw at it. The Juice Fountain uses an innovative technology called Cold Extraction, which reduces the amount of heat produced while juicing, thus keeping your juice from heating up.

A standout feature for this juicer is the Seal and Store Juice Jug. It has a huge 70-ounce capacity but still fits in your fridge, and has it’s own cover so you won’t need another container to transfer your juice into. The juice jug, juicer cover, filter bowl, and purée disc are dishwasher safe. The chute for the Breville Juice Fountain is three inches wide in order to fit whole fruits and vegetables.

Keep in Mind

The Breville juicer has a lot of separate pieces, which can be tedious to clean.

In a Nutshell

  • Cold Spin Technology
  • Extra Wide Whole Feed Chute
  • 70-ounce Seal and Store Juice Jug
Best Budget: Hamilton Beach Big Mouth
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer Machine

Smooth and refreshing juice at an affordable price.

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Why We Picked It

If you’ve never used a juicer before, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is a great place to start. This model is inexpensive and easy to use — before juicing, you just have to insert the filter, lock the lid in place, and insert the pulp bin. The pieces are easy to remove for cleaning and are all dishwasher safe.

This juicer has one speed that can handle whole fruits and vegetables. The three-inch-wide mouth of this juicer allows you to fit produce with little or no prep work. The juice made by this Hamilton model is impressively smooth, outperforming some higher-priced juicers.

Keep in Mind

Some users have had issues with juice splattering out from the chute while adding more produce.

In a Nutshell

  • Most affordable option
  • Three-inch wide chute
  • Three-year warranty
Upgrade: Omega NC800HDS
Omega NC800HDS Juicer Extractor

This well-designed juicer can tackle the toughest produce.

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Why We Picked It

Experienced juicers will find the slightly complex setup of the Omega is well worth the performance. This model uses a double extraction method to give you the most juice from a smaller amount of produce. The slow (80 rpm) operation speed creates less heat and promotes healthy enzymes.

The Omega doubles as a nutrition center, which means it includes a range of attachments for more than just juicing. You can use this machine for making extruded pasta, soy milk, nut butter, baby food, and as a grinder for coffee or spices. Despite its strong performance, the 2 HP motor makes this one of the quieter options. While it has a higher price, it is backed by a class-leading 15-year warranty.

Keep in Mind

The horizontal design used for the Omega takes up more counter space than vertical juicers.

In a Nutshell

  • Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center
  • Slow speed operation
  • 15-year warranty
Most Versatile: Tribest Slowstar
Tribest Slowstar Vertical Slow Juicer

The Tribest Slowstar uses a DuoBlade auger for faster and more efficient juicing.

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Why We Picked It

This slow press juicer does a great job of handling any greens, fruits, or root vegetables. Many other juicers struggle with green juice, but the Tribest can handle soft leafy greens like kale without stalling or creating too much foam. This juicer runs at 47 rpm so that the juice doesn’t heat up and gives you a fresher taste.

The Duo-Blade auger uses two cutting edges to make juicing fast and easy. They are attached to an efficient 3-stage engine that saves power and has more torque to reduce jamming. The mincing attachment turns this juicer into a homogenizer, perfect for salsa, nut butter, or sorbet.

Keep in Mind

The Tribest Slowstar has a smaller chute and slower operation, which means it takes longer to make juice.

In a Nutshell

  • Juicer and homogenizer
  • DuoBlade auger
  • 10-year warranty
Easiest to Use: Hurom H101
Hurom H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer

The Hurom juicer is simple to run and easy to keep clean.

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Why We Picked It

The Hurom Easy Clean is another slow juicer designed to get the most out of your produce. This model stands out for being the easiest to use thanks to its smart design features. Chopped produce can be fed into the chute and fed with the pushrod. The tilted chamber and juice outlet allow easier pouring without excess juice left behind. The pulp outlet in this model opens 180 degrees to be easily flushed out.

The strainer features a scrub-free design; instead of using holes, the filter has elongated grooves that rinse clean. There are also two different strainers (fine and coarse) for you to choose how much pulp you want. The Hurom juicer uses Slow Squeeze Technology, which rotates at 43 rpm for fresh and natural juice.

Keep in Mind

The Hurom Easy Clean Slow Juicer is the most expensive option on our list.

In a Nutshell

  • Tilted chamber and juice outlet
  • Scrub-Free strainer
  • Easy to use and keep clean

How We Chose the Best Juicers

To suggest the best juicers, we compared the top models available today. We paid close attention to numerous aspects of their performance, considering everything from the quality of juice made to the way each product is manufactured. To give you a better idea of how we picked the best juicers, some of the essential qualities are explained below.

Construction & Size

We paid close attention to the construction of each product to ensure durability. Juicers take a beating from pulverizing foods, and the more you use it, the more abuse the inner works take. We made sure that each product was strong enough where it counts to give you consistent performance. But the strongest model doesn’t necessarily mean the biggest. It was important for us to find dependable juicers with small footprints to save your cabinet and counter space.

Ease of Use

The last thing we want to do is suggest any products that are impossible to navigate. Simple controls with excellent performance are key. We also favorited juicers that were easily dismantled to facilitate easier cleaning. The width of the chute also plays a significant role in how easy a juicer is to use. We preferred a larger opening because they do not require as much food prep, and is perfect for juicing in a rush.

Price

The most expensive juicers don’t always work the best, and the least expensive options aren’t always the best deal. We compared the price of each juicer with the overall performance and durability. Centrifugal force juicers don’t tend to last as long as others, but they are also the fastest and cheapest models. Other types are more expensive, but they hold up over the years and are more capable machines.

Customer Reviews

We pay close attention to customer reviews because people can provide great insight into a particular product. Issues like taking apart a juicer might be subjective, and reading multiple customer reviews can help us figure out what are common issues a certain product might have. Previous customers also give vital details on how well a company’s customer service handled their complaint or defective product.

Warranty

There is a big range in warranties offered for juicers. We wanted to make sure that the warranty included with each product made sense for the investment it required. The Hamilton Beach juicer provides a three-year warranty; even though that’s shorter than the other models, it is longer than most juicers in its class. We wanted to make sure that more expensive options were covered longer, with the choices we picked having a minimum 10-year guarantee.

What to Consider When Choosing a Juicer

Choosing the best juicer will depend on your specific needs. To help you find the right model, keep the considerations below in mind while you are shopping.

Size and Capacity

You have to figure out the right balance of overall size and juice capacity. The overall size of your juicer is crucial because you need to have the room to store it, and you don’t want it to take up all your counter space (especially if space is limited). You also need a juicer that can handle the amount of juice you like to make. Make sure you get a product that can easily make you fresh fruit without being a hassle to store.

Price

Some juicers can be very pricey, so knowing your budget beforehand is crucial. The type of juicer and the unique features it includes will often dictate how high the price is. If you don’t make your own juice too often, getting a more basic model can be a good idea. If you know your new juicer will be used often, a higher priced model can save you money in replacement parts or even store-bought juice over time.

How Often You’ll Use It

How often you plan on using your juicer will have a big impact on the points above. Buying juice from a store costs a lot of money over time, so if you drink tons of juice and want to make your own, you can probably spend more money and still save in the long run. Infrequent use will most likely mean you want a smaller machine that isn’t too expensive.

Type of Juice Desired

Each different type of juicer has its own unique, strong point when it comes to the food it can handle. If you want to juice and keep some of the pulp, courser filters or multiple strainer options can help get you the desired texture. Some juicers don’t yield as much juice from leafy greens, which means anyone who wants to make green juice needs to make sure they get a masticating juicer that can handle foods like kale and spinach.

How to Care for a Juicer

Juicers need to be regularly cared for to prolong their life and continue giving excellent tasting juice. When using your juicer, don’t overfill the chute. This will cause a backup, and you’ll be more likely to run into mechanical issues.

In general, hand wash your juicer. It’s easiest to wash your juicer right after using it to avoid dried pulp sticking to the inside. Most models come with special brushes to get into the hard to reach places; if yours doesn’t, a regular bottle brush should do the trick. Some parts may be dishwasher safe, but hot water can also damage other pieces. It’s best to refer to the owner’s manual and hand wash if there’s any doubt. When your juicer is all clean, make sure you store it in a dry place to avoid mold.

What are the Different Types of Juicers?

There are four different types of juicers that you can purchase. Learn about the juicing process and benefits of each individual type below.

  • Centrifugal Force: Centrifugal force juicers are the most common type. They have a spinning blade in the center that you push produce into, and the juice is sent through a basket via centrifugal force. From the basket, it lands in a jug or glass. This option is fast-acting, however, the machines produce more heat and are often very loud.
  • Masticating: Also known as slow juicers, masticating juicers crush fruits and vegetables into a screen at a low rpm. This option doesn’t heat up the juice, works better with greens, and tends to yield more juice. However, masticating juicers need the produce to be cut up into smaller pieces, and they work slower.
  • Twin Gear: Twin gear juice pressers have two augers that first crush produce, and then press the juice out of fruits and vegetables. These machines are very versatile and are also the quietest option. However, twin gear juicers tend to be larger, more expensive, and slower than other options.
  • Press: Hydraulic and pneumatic juice presses are the most efficient type you can buy. These machines grind produce into a pulp, and then it presses the pulp under thousands of pounds of pressure. This method extracts the most nutrients and creates the least amount of foam. Press juicers are also the most expensive options and are difficult to clean.

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Bryan Long