Our Guide to the Best Juice Machine on the Market After 2015
Juicing is more than just a health fad – it’s a quick and easy way to feed your body all of the nutrients it needs. Most of us don’t get enough servings of fruits and vegetables each day, but you can easily pack a few servings in one simple glass.
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
Our favorite for 2017
BLACK+DECKER CJ630 32-Ounce Electric Citrus Juicer
A very close runner-up
Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer
Juicer with powerful single-gear commercial motor
If you’re planning on buying a juicer, you may be wondering which model to buy. And you’ll find a wide range of prices, which can make it even more difficult to choose the right model.
We’re going to review five of the best models on the market, but first, here are some tips on how to compare models:
- Juicer Type: The first thing to consider is the juicer type. There are a few different types of juicers available today, but the three main types are centrifugal, masticating and citrus. The type you choose will depend on your needs and goals. Masticating models juice at slow speeds to prevent heat buildup that can destroy nutrients. Centrifugal models pulverize the produce to extract juice, while the citrus juicer works only with oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits.
- Feed Tube Size: The size of the feed tube will determine how quick and easy juicing will be. Larger feed tubes allow you to feed through whole foods, so you don’t have to spend so much time chopping and prepping produce before juicing. Smaller chute sizes will add to your prep time, so keep this in mind.
- User Feedback: Feedback from users can also be important. Reviews will give you a good idea as to whether the machine is high quality, or not even worth a second thought.
Our Top Juicer Reviews for 2017
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center – If you’re looking for a slow juicer, it’s hard to beat the J8006 Nutrition Center. Easy to use, affordable in price and still powerful enough to juice even the toughest of produce, the J8006 makes a great addition to any kitchen.
With a slow juicing speed of 80 RPMs, this model does not produce any foam, nor will it clog. And because it moves at such a low speed, you never have to worry about heat build-up destroying nutrients.
The slow pressing of the produce offers a higher juice yield than the average centrifugal juicer, and the auto-pulp ejection feature allows for continuous juicing.
If you’re serious about juicing and want to keep as much of the nutrients intact as possible, the Omega J8006 is the best juicer to buy.
BLACK+DECKER CJ630 – Designed specifically for citrus juicing, the CJ630 from Black and Decker is the most affordable juicer on our list. However, it does have its limitations.
You won’t be able to juice anything other than citrus fruits with this machine.
With that said, this is the perfect model if you’re only look to juice lemons, limes, grapefruits and the like. This is an electric model, and it boasts a 32-ounce capacity. There’s also an auto-reversing feature and a stirrer, so you get the most juice possible from your produce.
An adjustable pulp control feature lets you adjust the pulp to your liking, and the trays in the juicer lid collect seeds from the fruit as you juice.
It’s hard to beat the price of this juicer, and if you’re only interested in juicing citrus, the CJ630 is a smart choice.
Epica Citrus Juicer – The Epica citrus juicer is another affordable option if you’re looking for a juicer for lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits. A powerful-but-quiet 70-watt motor yields more juice than competing models, and conveniently dispenses the juice directly into a cup.
An automatic start and stop feature allows for one-touch juicing, and two reamers allow this model to work with fruits of all sizes.
The high spout allows you to fit glasses of all sizes underneath the juicer, while the mesh strainer allows for clog-free juicing.
If you’re in need of a citrus juicer that’s highly efficient but won’t break the bank, the Epica juicer is a great choice.
Breville BJE510XL – From one of the most recognizable names in the juicer industry, the Breville BJE510XL has a powerful motor, a large feed tube and a froth separator for delicious juice every time.
Unlike our first pick, the BJE510XL is a centrifugal juicer, which means the blades pulverize produce and extract juice as the pieces press against the edges of the disc. While this type of juicer generates some heat, this model is highly efficient and produces more juice than competing models.
The large 3” feed tube allows you to feed whole foods into the machine, saving you prep time.
The 900-watt motor is powerful enough to juice tough produce, like apples and carrots, but the five speed options allow you to juice delicate and sof producet with ease. The slower speed also helps keep more nutrients intact.
Omega J8004 – The Omega J8004 is another masticating juicer that offers a powerful motor and slow juicing speed of 80 RPMs. This dual-stage juicer eliminates foaming, clogging and heat build-up that destroys nutrients.
Like the other Omega juicer we reviewed, this model also offers a high juice yield with extra-dry pulp. And the automatic pulp ejection feature allows you to continue juicing without any interruptions.
This model also comes with attachments that allow you to make pasta, puree foods, and even create nut butter with ease.
If you’re looking for a versatile juicer, the J8004 from Omega is an excellent option and is one of the most affordable juicers from this brand.
Buyer’s Guide – Let Us Help You Sift Through the Best Juicers on the Market and Find the Right One for You
You’ve read through our reviews, but you’re still not sure which one to choose. Narrowing down your choices to just one can be difficult to say the least. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a juicer:
- Speed Settings: If you’re considering buying a masticating juicer, consider a model that has speed settings, like the Breville we reviewed earlier. Speed settings give you more control over the juicing process. Slower speeds are ideal for delicate, soft foods, while higher speeds are the better choice for tough produce, like carrots.
- Juice Yield: Consider how much juice the machine yields. Masticating juicers typically extract the most juice, which helps your produce go further and saves you money.
- Pulp Container Size: The size of the pulp container is another consideration. The larger the pulp container, the longer you can juice without having to empty the machine. Some juicers, like the Omega models, have an automatic pulp ejection feature that allows you to juice non-stop. But you’ll need to make sure that you have a container to catch the pulp. If only one or two people in your home are juicing, this may not be a concern, but if you juice often, you may want to consider a larger container, or a model like the Omega.
- Price: Finally, you’ll need to consider the cost of the juicer. Prices vary greatly, with some budget models and some that are significantly more advanced. Set a budget and stick to it, so you don’t overspend. But at the same time, make sure that quality is the most important factor you consider.