Welcome to my site! I’m John and I LOVE juicing. I want to share my years of experience through my best juicer reviews, and help you navigate the what seems to be an endless varieties of brands and styles. Let me guide you in your purchase of the best juice extractor for your household!
Before Buying Your Juicer
There is a lot to consider before buying a new appliance. Before handing over your hard earned money for a shiny new kitchen appliance ask yourself the following questions.
Budget: There is a wide price range when it comes to this particular kitchen appliance. There are extractors that can be found for under $50. And then you have the high end commercial extractors that are worth over $500. You will almost always pay more for a masticating extractor than its centrifugal counterpart. The sweet spot where you get a really high quality product, and avoid unnecessarily expensive models seems to be around $250-$350. But there are few gems that can be bought for just around $100.
Centrifugal vs Masticating: Before making your selection you need to think about what exactly the type of drinks you’d like to be able to make. Some specialize in fruit, some in vegetables and others are decent in both areas but are not 100% to a standard that the specialized one can do it to. If you want mostly fruit drinks, read the centrifugal reviews. If you want to juice leafy greens and vegetables you should head over and read some masticating reviews.
Features: Most may look generic, but what you don’t see is what will dictate the life of your appliance. Quality of materials, BPA free plastics, ease of clean up, quality of the mesh filter screens, quality of the auger/blades. And the list goes on. Make sure it comes with a warranty. Read and get familiar with it before using the product. Never throw it away as warranty claim information you may need will be on that form, if your appliance experiences a failure.
Cleaning: One of my dislikes when it comes to making own drinks is definitely the clean up. I dislike it so much I refuse to even list a juicing machine that is not made for easy clean up. Your drink is the healthiest when its freshly made, and should be consumed right away. So lets completely skip the part where you have to clean your appliance for 15 minutes.
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Throw anything at the VRT350 and it will make delicious drinks for you. Irrespective of whether you want to extract from wheat grass, fruits, and vegetables or leafy greens this is the best juicer to buy to handle it all. The Omega has its fantastic features to thank for its ability. In fact, this unit can be described as the “ultimate masticating extractor” in a vertical design. Its 80 RPM motor oozes nothing but power and is engineered to slowly squeeze your ingredients to give you a drink full of healthy nutrients and enzymes.
The combination of the vertical form and functionality gives room for the highest possible degree of extraction from the very least of ingredients. Omega VRT350 is fitted with an inventive auto cleaning system that enhances the screen’s clarity. Its modern design is harmonized by a virtually unbreakable ULTEM screen that can hold up to heavy duty use. Due to its efficiency, performance and the technology use to make it, the Omega VRT350 is perfect for both domestic and commercial use.
With a powerful 1000 Watt motor, this appliance is arguably the best centrifugal juicer in the market today. It comes with two speeds controls of 6,500 RPM (low) and 13,000 RPM (high) to give you a wider variety. So effective is the 800JEXL that it outperforms conventional centrifugal machines by threefold. As is that’s not enough, it boasts of more than 40,000 filtering pores to give you the smoothest and most delicious drinks possible.
The circular 3 – inch feeding chute can accommodate whole fruits and vegetables. While 800JEXL is mainly ideal for fruits, it can handle leafy greens as well. For the safety the appliance is fitted with locking arm bolts that can move up to ¼ inches in all directions. The pulp container is large, and its cord can be wrapped around the unit’s feet while the overload-protection system prevents overheating whenever the machine is overloaded. To cap it all, the Breville 800JEXL is easy to clean and is BPA-free as well.
Touted as the best masticating juicer for leafy greens and vegetables, the J8006 comes with a powerful motor that allows it to systematically masticate plant fibers and ultimately extract minerals, enzymes and vitamins from the ingredients. Just like the VRT350, the Omega J8006 is fitted with an 80RPM motor that eliminate clogging and foaming.
The J8006 extracts drinks that are high yield and containing exceptionally dry pulp. Continuous use is guaranteed thanks to the automatic ejection feature. The heavy-duty construction assures longevity, the machine’s operation is quiet not to mention the four feet stands offer stability. The Omega J8006 is compact and can fit on any kitchen’s counter top. Perhaps one factor that makes this appliance attractive to customers is its warranty; it has a 15 year warranty.
The Breville BJS600XL is relatively affordable compared to most juicers in its class. However, don’t be fooled by the price. BJS600XL offers nothing but an outstanding performance when it comes to vegetable and fruits. As a matter of fact, it is the unit to go for when you want to cut on costs without compromising on quality. When you consider what this appliance has to offer, it is hard to believe it could be this affordable.
The BJS600XL is mounted with an ultra quiet 240 Watt motor whose power is enough to meet just about any needs for a medium sized family. The filler basket comes with an auto purifying feature that allows for high yield. The cleaning is easy, and the size is compact. For enhanced efficiency, the unit has directions control to allow you dislodge the vegetables and fruits from the screw. Above all, its stainless steel design is pleasing to the eye and the unit would make a fantastic addition to your kitchen’s counter top.
The arrival of the Hurom HU – 100 is without doubt going to stir the arena. The unit has taken a complete shift from the single auger juicing process used by most machines to adopt a dual-stage extraction process for better tasting, nutritious and smoother drinks.
The size is great for those with limited space in their kitchen’s countertops. The design is sleek and appealing to the eye, and the performance can give any other brand in Hurom HU’s 100 class a run for their money. Most of the features that this unit has come with patents, and you would not find them in any other extractor.
The Hurom HU – 100 is highly versatile. It can extract from quite a number of ingredients including fruits, vegetables, marinades and wheatgrass just to name but a few. You can also use this extractor to make baby food and create sauces as well as milks. The ten-year warranty attached to this appliance is also a reason enough to believe that it can deliver what it says it can.
The Breville JE98XL is a moderately priced centrifugal extractor that will ensure you drink your way to health thanks to its innovative features. This appliance is fitted with a powerful 850 Watts motor that can create an 8oz. cup of delicious drink in an incredible 5 seconds. The JE98XL comes with an Overload Protection and LED lighting to increase its safety and usability. This juicer boasts of the Micro Mesh Filter that is capable of spinning at 12,000 RPM to give you smooth liquid with parched pulp.
You don’t have to chop your ingredients when using this unit, thanks to its 3 inch wide chute that allows you to use whole fruit and vegetable. The dual speed electronic control of this machine combine low-speed for soft fruits as and high speed for hard vegetables to give you maximum extraction. Cleaning the beautifully designed Breville JE98XL is easy particularly when you consider that all its parts are dishwasher safe apart from the motor. All these features combine to give a convenient, efficient and powerful appliance that can meet your daily demands.
Hailed as the best centrifugal juicer under $100, the Breville BJE200XL is not only compact but also full of power. The unit is made using the same top notch quality that Breville is known for over the years. The 700 Watt motor mounted on the BJE200XL whose RPM is pegged at 14,000 ensures you get a glass of healthy and tasty drinks fast. The appliance also boasts of ergonomic features such as a 3 inch spherical chute that is enough to hold whole fruits and vegetables without chopping them up.
Parts are dishwasher safe not to mention are backed with a one year warranty. Other features that add on to the BJE200XL impressive performance include titanium cutting discs, a stabilizing knife, and stainless steel micro mesh filters. In other words, this machine has the right features that will give you a smooth and efficient experience without compromising the output levels.
Boasting of a 1000 Watt powerful motor, the Cuisinart CJE-1000 is made to give you a glass of fresh, nutritious fruit or vegetable drinks with relative ease. The 3 inch feeding chute has enough room for whole fruits and vegetables, eliminating the need to cut them into smaller pieces.You can even set the desired speed thanks to a five-speed setting that the comes with and watch as fresh goodness trickle down the adjustable flow spout.
To extend convenience and usability to this well-assembled unit, the CJE-1000 is fitted with a patented easy unlock and lift system and a filter basket that is uniquely designed to reduce foam. In addition, CJE-1000 runs quietly to ensure you don’t interfere with those around you. This parts are removable and dishwasher safe not to mention that it is compact in size, making it the perfect extractor for homeowners with limited countertop space.
An enhanced version of Lalanne’s best selling juicer, the Jack-Lalanne -PJP-Power Juicer brings to the fore an all new, lustrous stainless steel finish backed by incredible features among them a non-drip-spout as well as a stainless-steel-mesh-filter. The Lalanne PJP boasts a powerful 3,600 RPM and has no problem delivering a glass of juice full of essential vitamins and minerals in a matter of minutes. Due the unique extraction technology, the PJP Power Juicer is ideal for juicing fruits and vegetables while ensuring utmost extraction of nutrients.
The extra large chute allows you to juice your ingredients whole, without slicing, coring, skinning or seeding. To add icing on the cake, the PJP is compact in size, thus you do not have to worry about its storage in case your counter-top space is limited. With an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars, there is certainly something to this juicer that can only be experienced by using it.
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Centrifugal machines are more common around many kitchens, a fact that is attributed to their affordability. They take an upright or vertical design. You simply push the ingredients into a swiftly spinning chamber that has sharp teeth at the base. The teeth shred the ingredients into pulp before the centrifugal motion extracts the liquid out of the pulp. It is then passed through the mesh filter, further pushed out through the sprout. Most models propel the pulp outside through a separate collection chamber once everything has been completely extracted.
Centrifugal machines are ideal for soft and hard fruits and vegetables. They do not work well with leafy greens such as kale and spinach or even wheat grass.
You have to take a few precautionary measures. You need to keep an eye on the spin rate. A high spinning speed increases the chances of foaming, oxidizing and loss of essential enzymes. You need to be keen with the feed tube as well. The larger the feed tube, the higher the chances of losing smaller pieces of ingredients and you may end up with more pulp and less delicious drink.
One distinct difference between masticating and centrifugal extractors is the design. While centrifugal extractors are vertically designed, masticating ones usually take a horizontal design. They have a tube that contains an auger that extends to the motorized base. Just like centrifugal ones, you have to push the ingredients on top of the tube, but this time the ingredients are crushed and squeezed by the auger. The extracted liquid drains out the tube’s underside, and the pulp is pushed out at the end of the tube.
Due to their ability to squeeze and crush the ingredients slowly, masticating machines are ideal for leafy greens and white grass in addition to fruits and vegetables. The drinks produced by masticating ones tends to last longer than the one made by a centrifugal ones.