Our Picks of The Best Juicers for Greens After 2017
Leafy greens pack a ton of essential nutrients into a small package. It’s no surprise that top fitness and health gurus drink green juice regularly. But leafy greens are extremely delicate, which makes them a challenge to juice in a conventional juicer.
Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer Red
Our favorite for 2017
Homeleader slow juice extractor
A very close runner-up
Kuvings NJE3540U Masticating Slow Juicer
Comes with 7 nozzles for food-processing versatility
What’s the best juicer for greens? We’re going to list some of the best models on the market. Here are some points to keep in mind when comparing each juicer.
- Speed: It’s easy to assume that a faster, more powerful juicer would be the best option for juicing leafy greens. Among all the types of juicers, slow juicers are the better choice. Opt for a masticating juicer with very slow speeds to extract as much juice as possible from your greens. Check the product description for the juicer’s speed, which will be indicated by watts.
- Size: Juicers, particularly slow ones, can be quite big. Check the dimensions of the model to make sure you have space for it in your kitchen. If you’re short on space, consider a vertical model that is slimmer and taller.
- Settings: Check to see if the juicer offers any settings, which may make it easier to juice greens more efficiently. Ideally, you want a model that has a reverse function for easy juicing of all delicate foods.
- Durability and Warranty: Consider the juicer’s durability and the warranty offered, if any. Opt for machines with high quality construction, which will add to the overall durability of the model and give you years of use. Warranties also offer an extra layer of protection, so if the machine stops working prematurely, you can have it repaired or replaced free of charge.
Reviews – The Best Leafy Greens Juicers for 2017
Omega VRT350 – The Omega VRT350 is a slow, heavy-duty vertical juicer that won’t take up much space on your counters. This masticating-style juicer processes your food at just 80rpms, allowing you to extract as much juice as possible out of your greens.
Rather than grinding your produce, this juicer squeezes every last drop of juice from your greens and other delicate foods. Slow juicing also produces bright, vibrant juice rich in vitamins, enzymes and other vital nutrients.
The VRT350 is a two-stage juicer that squeezes the produce and then squeezes the pulp before ejecting it. This model also offers a reverse function.
Because the slow speed of this juicer reduces oxidation, juice stays fresh for up to 72 hours.
If you’re looking for a slow juicer with a small footprint, the VRT350 is a great choice.
Hurom HU-100 Masticating Juicer – Hurom may not be a brand that you’re familiar with, but its HU-100 masticating model is a great option for smaller kitchens. With a width of just 6.81” and a length of 9.84,” this juicer will take up little space on your counter.
Using a cold-press system, this machine can extract up to 35% more juice from your produce. The brand’s patented Slow Squeezing Technology squeezes food gently to preserve taste and heat-sensitive nutrients, like vitamin C, vitamin A and enzymes.
Aside from leafy greens, this machine can also juice wheatgrass, nuts, vegetables, soy and other foods. You can even make marinades, milks and sauces using the HU-100.
The 150-watt motor allows for slow juicing without producing too much noise.
Omega VERT Slow Juicer – The VERT juicer from Omega is another vertical juicer with a smaller footprint. Designed to make everything from juice to sorbet, nut milk and even smoothies, the VERT is a versatile machine.
Considered a slow juicer, this model squeezes out juice at just 43RPM – about 50% slower than the original vertical slow juicers. Its slow speed makes this model the best juicer for spinach, which is notoriously difficult to juice.
Gentle squeezing keeps vitamins and enzymes intact, while the dual-edge auger extracts more juice and breaks down more fiber.
Like other slow juicers, this model delays oxidation, so your juice stays fresher for longer.
If you’re looking for an efficient, versatile juicer, the VERT is a smart choice.
Kuvings NJE3540U – The NJE3540U from Kuvings is a horizontal masticating juicer with a heavy-duty motor and slow speeds. With this model, you can juice delicate produce, grind spices and coffee beans, make pasta, mince garlic and even make nut milks.
If you’re looking for a truly versatile juicer (more like a small kitchen appliance), the NJE3540U is the right choice.
This model comes with seven nozzle attachments that allow you to make breadsticks, pasta and other foods in addition to juices.
Backed by a five-year warranty, this model offers great buyer’s protection and comes in a variety of colors to match your personality.
Homeleader® Slow Juicer – The Homeleader’s slow juicer is a vertical masticating juicer that extracts up to 55% more juice from produce, including wheatgrass and leafy greens. You can also juice soy and nuts with this model, and create nut butters.
The 150-watt motor allows for slow juicing and gentle squeezing, which preserves more nutrients and extracts more juice. Because slow juicing delays oxidation, your juice stays fresher for longer.
The UNITEM PEI extractor unit adds to the durability of this model, and the compact design makes this juicer a great option for smaller kitchens.
While the mesh screen requires a little extra cleaning, juicing is quick and easy with this model.
Buyer’s Guide – How to Choose the Right Greens Juicer for You
Finding an efficient, reliable greens juicer is a challenge. Quality slow juicers were once very expensive, but the price has come down quite a bit in recent years. With that said, cheap knock-offs have turned people off and have made it more difficult to find a model that won’t burn out after a few months.
How can you determine whether a juicer will not only juice greens efficiently, but last more than just a few months? What things should you consider when shopping for a greens juicer?
- Brand Reputation: Consider the brand and the brand’s reputation. Models from well-respected brands are more likely to last longer. One way to gauge a brand’s reputation is to look at customer reviews of their juicers. Positive, authentic reviews are a good sign that the juicer is a quality choice.
- Versatility: Obviously, you want a machine that can juice leafy greens and wheatgrass, but you may also want a model that can do other things as well. Some can make nut butters or milks, and others can make pasta or bread. Versatility can be an asset because one machine can perform multiple tasks.
- Cleaning: Cleaning up after a juicing session can be frustrating and tedious with some models. Consider how easy or difficult clean-up will be when choosing a model.
- Price: The cost of the juicer is another important consideration, but it should not be the only factor at play. The most expensive juicer isn’t necessarily the best, and the cheapest isn’t necessarily the worst. While it’s important to set a budget and stick to it, it’s equally important to opt for quality over cost.