Our Guide to All the Best Juice Machines After 2015
How many servings of fruits and vegetables did you eat yesterday? If you’re like most people, your answer was probably: “not enough.”
Juicing can help you get a day’s serving of fruits and vegetables in a single cup of juice. And because liquids are easier to absorb, juicing fuels your body with essential nutrients you need to thrive.
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
Our favorite for 2017
Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Juice Extractor
A very close runner-up
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – Black and Chrome
Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful motor
Buying a juicer is an investment in your health, but how do you find the right machine? We’ve hand-selected five of the best juicers on the market this year. Here are a few factors to consider when you’re comparing these models:
- Juicer Type: The two main types of juicers are: centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers are the most common type, and the most affordable. They use a cutting blade to chop the produce and spin it at high speeds to wring out the juice from the chopped bits. Masticating juicers, or slow juicers, have a single blade or gear that crushes the produce into pulp. Masticating juicers are the preferred option because they generate virtually no heat, whereas centrifugal juicers produce quite a bit. Heat, even in small amounts, degrades the foods natural beneficial enzymes and some of its nutrients.
- Quality: A good quality juicer will extract more juice, which makes your produce go further. If you’ve ever used a cheap juicer, you’ll notice that the pulp is still moist and thick, meaning the machine didn’t extract all of the juice. A better quality machine may cost more upfront, but will save you money in produce.
Reviews – The Best Juicers on the Market in 2017
Breville BJE200XL – Compact in size, the BJE200XL from Breville features 700 watts of power and a heavy-duty design. The motor operates at an impressive 14,000 RPM, which allows for maximum juice extraction.
A large 3” feed tube allows you to juice bigger bits of produce, saving you prep time, while the titanium blade cuts produce with precision. The micro-mesh filter, made of stainless steel, is easy to clean and highly durable.
All parts of the juicer are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup, and a custom cleaning brush is included to get into those cracks and crevices that are hard to reach.
Compact in design, the BJE200XL is the best juicer to buy if you want to save space on your countertops.
Hamilton Beach 67601A – If you’re on a tight budget, the 67601A from Hamilton Beach may be the right juicer for you. This is one of the most affordable juicers on our list, but it does a fantastic job of juicing all types of produce.
The 67601A extracts 24% more juice than its leading competitor, and its feed tube is large enough to fit whole foods for added convenience. The pulp bin is extra-large, too, so you can juice longer without having to constantly empty out the bin.
The 800-watt motor is what makes this juicer so efficient. And all of that extra leftover pulp can be added to other recipes for extra nutrients.
All removable parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup in between juicing sessions.
Breville 800JEXL – The 800JEXL from Breville is a centrifugal juicer, but what makes this model unique is that it allows you to control the motor’s speed. You have two speed options: low (6,500 RPM) and high (13,000 RPM).
The juicer’s housing is made of die-cast stainless steel, while the micro-mesh filter is constructed with stainless steel. The cutting disk is titanium-plated for added durability.
The large 3” tube allows you to feed whole fruits and vegetables through the juicer.
The 800JEXL is more efficient than the average juicer because of the positioning of the feed chute. The chute is centered over the cutting disc, which allows for more efficient juicing compared to machines that feed produce into the side of the disc.
If you have a larger budget and want an extra-efficient machine, the 800JEXL is the right choice.
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer – The Omega J8006 is a masticating juicer, which means it produces virtually no heat. Easy to use and equipped with a powerful motor, you’ll extract more juice from your produce while keeping its nutrients and enzymes intact.
The J8006 juices at a slow speed of 80 RPMS, and the automatic pulp-ejecting feature allows for continuous juicing.
What you’ll really love about this juicer is that it can do more than just juice. Several nozzles come with the machine, including food processor (minces and chops food), coffee grinder, homogenizer (for frozen desserts, nut butters and baby food), and pasta nozzles.
Featuring a dual-stage juicing system, the Omega is quiet and won’t take up much space on your counters.
Breville JE98XL – The JE98XL from Breville features a powerful 850-watt motor and two speed controls for optimal juicing of both hard and soft produce.
On high speed, this juicer runs at 12,000 RPM, which is the ideal speed for hard fruits and vegetables. On the slow speed setting, the JE98XL juices at 6,500 RPM, which is ideal for soft produce.
The 3” wide chute virtually eliminates the need to pre-chop your produce, while the 1-liter juice jug lets you juice for longer.
With a stainless steel disc and blade and a direct feed system, this juicer extracts up to 30% more juice from produce.
Buyer’s Guide – Skip Reading All the Consumer Reports for Juicers and Let Us Tell You How to Get the Right Model for You
Buying a juicer shouldn’t be a chore. But with some models costing a fortune and others barely extracting any juice from produce, it’s never easy to find a truly reliable, efficient machine.
- Motor Speed: The speed of the motor is important, and the right choice for you will depend on your goals. If you’re looking for fast juicing, you’ll want a machine with a powerful motor. The last model on our list has the most powerful motor, and it can extract 8 ounces of juice in just 5 seconds If your goal is to get the most nutritious juice, then consider buying a masticating juicer with a slower motor. It may take longer to juice, but your drinks will have more nutrients and enzymes.
- Juice Jug and Pulp Bin Sizes: The sizes of the pulp bin and juice jug are also important. The bigger these two containers are, the longer you can juice without having to empty or clean anything. If you’re only juicing for yourself, you may not care about the size of the jug or bin. But if your whole family plans on using the juicer, you’ll want a bigger jug and bin.
- Feed Tube Size: The feed tube size is really important if you care about saving time. The larger the tube, the less prep work you have to do. A tube that’s 3” or larger in size will allow you to feed whole fruits and vegetables into the machine, eliminating the need to chop and slice beforehand.