What’s the Best Value Juicer You Can Buy After 2015?
Juicers come in all shapes and sizes – and all price ranges, too. High-end juicers can cost several hundred dollars, which is more than most people want to spend on a small appliance unless they’re very serious about juicing.
Epica Powerful Stainless Steel Whisper-quiet Citrus Juicer
Our favorite for 2017
Dash Stainless Citrus Juicer
A very close runner-up
L’Equip 306150 480 Watts Mini Pulp Ejection Juicer
A juicer with unique, compact design
The good news is that there are very affordable options on the market. We’re going to share five of the best inexpensive juicers. First, let’s talk about how to compare each model, so you can narrow down your choices to just one.
- Citrus vs. Regular Juicing: The first thing to think about is whether it’s a citrus or regular juicer. A lot of the inexpensive models are designed exclusively for citrus fruits (as you’ll see in our reviews), so you won’t be able to juice things like carrots, apples or kale.
- Durability: Quality and durability are always important things to consider, but if you’re looking for a budget juicer, they become even more important. A low price doesn’t necessarily mean that the juicer is poor quality, but you do want to make sure that you’re buying something that’s well made.
- Ease of Use: Another important thing to think about is how easy the juicer is to use. A lot of the models we review offer one-touch operation, which is about as easy as it gets. Even the final model on our list is easy to operate. Remember, if the juicer is too difficult to use, it will probably just sit in your cabinet and collect dust. Opt for models with simple settings and easy clean-up to make juicing as fun and stress-free as possible.
The Best Inexpensive Juicer Reviews for 2017
Epica Citrus Juicer – The Epica Citrus Juicer is a small juicer and it only works with citrus fruits, but it’s efficient and highly affordable.
With a 700-watt motor, this juicer is powerful, but it’s surprisingly quiet. The automatic start and stop feature allows for simple one-touch operation, and the two reamers that come with this model allow you to juice citrus fruits of all sizes.
The great thing about this juicer is that it dispenses the liquid right into the glass, and the spout is up high, so you can fit glasses of all sizes underneath it. A fine mesh strainer is also built in to allow for a clog-free juice flow.
If you enjoy fresh grapefruit juice, orange juice or lemonade, this juicer is a smart buy. And with its low price, the Epica Citrus Juicer is one of the best cheap juicers out there.
Tribest CitriStar CS-1000 – The CitriStar from Tribest is another citrus juicer that costs just a little bit more than our previous pick.
Like the Epica, this juicer offers one-touch operation, which is convenient for juicing on busy mornings. The juice also pours directly into a glass, so you save a little time here, too.
The CitriStar can juice citrus fruits of all sizes, from small limes to large grapefruits. A built-in screen also prevents clogging and makes clean-up a breeze.
One thing that sets this model apart is the locking spout, which is made of stainless steel. The spout prevents leaks and drips while allowing for continuous juicing.
Black & Decker CJ525 – The CJ525 from Black & Decker is an efficient little citrus juicer, but it’s not always easy to get a hold of. The larger 1 liter jug allows you to create quite a bit of juice, and the pulp control allows you to adjust the pulp levels to your liking.
Like the other citrus juicers we’ve reviewed, this model has a built-in spout for easy dispensing of the juice into a glass.
The CJ525 comes with both small and large cones, so you can easily juice smaller lemons and larger grapefruits.
And as an added bonus, this model has an easy-to-store cord that wraps around a slot in its base for convenient storage.
Dash Stainless Citrus Juicer – The Dash stainless steel juicer is yet another citrus juicer that’s very similar to the previous models on our list. But its sleek stainless steel design makes this model an attractive addition to your kitchen, while its compact size won’t take up much space on your counters.
An automatic on and off function allows for one-touch operation, and two reamers (cones) are included, so you can juice citrus fruits of all sizes.
One great thing about this model is that all of the non-electric parts are dishwasher safe, so clean up is simple and easy.
With a sleek, compact design, the Dash juicer is a great affordable juicer if you only plan on juicing citrus fruits.
L’Equip 306150 480 – The L’Equip 306150 480 is the only juicer on our list that can juice more than just citrus fruits, but it comes at a higher price.
The 480-watt motor is powerful enough to juice fairly tough produce, and is capable of reaching speeds of 10,000 RPMs.
The pulp-ejection system prevents clogs and allows for continuous juicing. The food chute also comes with a convenient pusher to make juicing more efficient.
The bowl, basket and blade are all made of stainless steel for maximum durability. A built-in spout makes it easy to dispense the juice directly into your glass or jug, and is also made of stainless steel.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose From All the Good Affordable Juicers on the Market
With so many juicers on the market today, it’s not always easy to find the right one. We’ve supplied you with five great options, but to help you narrow down your choices, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Jug Size: Most of the juicers on our list are compact in size, but some are still larger than others. The Black & Decker CJ525, for example, has a 1 liter jug, which is large enough to juice quite a few glasses at one time. Consider the size of the juicer and how much juice it produces to decide if it’s a good fit for your needs.
- Juicer Type: We talked about this earlier, but it’s so important to stress the fact that you need to choose the right juicer. Some of the most inexpensive models are made specifically for citrus, which means you can’t juice other types or produce. If you want to juice more than just citrus fruits, you’ll need a model like the last one on our list, which can cost a little bit more – although still in the mid-priced range.
- Juice Dispensing: How is the juice dispensed? Does it collect in a jug, or does it pour out of a spout into a glass. Spouts are often the preferred method because they minimize clean-up, and allow you to layer different juices with ease. Jugs are ideal when you’re simply juicing one type of produce, like oranges.
- Price: You’re on a tighter budget, so the cost of the juicer is likely one of the most important factors for you. Set a firm price range, and look for the highest quality model in that range. This ensures that you have the best possible model you can afford.