- A great juicer can help you create better eating and drinking habits to ensure you get enough nutrients for the day.
- The best juicer for most people is the Hurom HP Slow Juicer because it’s durable, easy to use, and extremely powerful.
The nutritional benefits of starting your day with fruits and vegetables are undeniable, but so is the financial hit of being a juice bar regular (if you go five times a week, we’re talking hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a year). With a juicer, however, you can offset the cost of your healthy habit by squeezing your own greens at home.
But, as anyone who has entered the world of home juicer shopping knows, there’s a lot to think about. Like, what kind of produce will you be juicing? (Soft fruits? Tough greens? Roots, like turmeric and ginger?) How often – and how quickly – will you want to make juice? And, how much counter space are you really willing to give up? A few more points to consider:
- Type of juicer: Slow, or masticating juicers, if you can spring for them, are king. Rather than mulch, obliterate, and ultimately oxidize produce, they slowly pulverize it, leaving a lot of the good stuff intact. Plus, the juice stays fresh longer. Centrifugal juicers are generally cheaper and higher speed, making for faster juicing, but they also produce a slightly lower yield and are noisier than masticating juicers.
- Noise level: The machinery inside of a juicer can be a little noisy at times, and that’s problematic if you’re planning on juicing early in the morning before work. You wouldn’t, after all, want to wake up your entire household. In general, high-speed juicers with a centrifugal design are the noisiest, while masticating juicers are quieter.
- Ease of use: If you’re just getting into juicing and don’t necessarily know if it’s a habit you’ll keep long-term, you may want to get a juicer that’s easier to use rather than a more complex model with advanced features.
- Warranty: No matter what kind of juicer you’re getting, you want it to last. You should always get small appliances with some level of warranty, but normally the longer the warranty, the better. Not only does it show that a company is confident in its product, but it also means that if something does break, you won’t have to shell out any extra cash.
No matter what kind of juicer you’re looking for, and no matter what your budget is, there’s a juicer for you in our guide.
Here are our picks for the best juicers you can buy:
- Best juicer overall: Hurom HP Slow Juicer
- Best juicer under $100: Hamilton Beach 67650A Juicer
- Best juicer for $150: Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
- Best high-end juicer: Hurom’s H-AI Slow Juicer
- Best citrus juicer: Hurom Citrus Juicer
Updated on 10/10/19 by Les Shu: Updated formatting, prices, and links. Added related guides on kitchen appliances.
The best juicer overall
The Hurom HP Slow Juicer is small, quiet, and much easier to clean than most other juicers. It also makes ice cream.
Our previous pick for the best overall juicer, the Omega NC800HDR Nutrition System, is a great model – and a top-notch producer of foods like nut butter, baby food, and ice cream – but, sadly, it’s been discontinued (it’s still for sale, but we are not sure for how much longer).
Our replacement is the Hurom HP Slow Juicer, for a number of reasons. First, it’s tinier, and vertically stacked, so it maintains a much smaller footprint than the Omega. It might be marginally slower than the Omega simply due to its size, but the shoots on the two models have similar dimensions.
It also has a self-cleaning brush that goes to work as the auger – the screw-like device that pulls fruits and vegetables into the juicing chamber and squeezes the liquid out – is spinning. What does that mean, exactly? Only that a good portion of that pulp you’d be scrubbing out with the (pretty useless) toothbrush tool that most juicers come with will already be gone when it comes time to empty the thing. In other words, you now have one less excuse to avoid using your juicer. Chatelaine agrees.
And while it’s debatable whether or not juice is all that great for you in the first place, the Hurom HP‘s auger spins at 43 rotations per minute as opposed to the Omega NC800HDR’s 80 rpms, meaning you’ll get higher-quality, less-oxidized juice.
You don’t get the same 15-year warranty that Omega offers on most of their juicers (Hurom offers 10 years on the motor), but you do get two years on all other parts (as opposed to Omega’s one). – Owen Burke
Pros: Small, quiet, easy to clean, high-quality juice
Cons: Shorter warranty than Omega
The best juicer under $100
- Hamilton Beach
If you want to cut down on prep time, then the Hamilton Beach 67650A might be the best juicer for you because of its large mouth.
Looking for a juicer that doesn’t require you to cut up your fruit into bits and pieces first? The Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro might be the right juicer for you. This juicer, as the name implies, has a mouth that measures an extra-wide three inches, which should be enough room for many fruits and vegetables to go in whole.
The advantages to this juicer don’t stop at the big mouth. It also offers a stainless steel cutter and strainer that are dishwasher-safe, and according to Hamilton Beach, it’s able to make up to 24 percent more juice than its competitors.
The Big Mouth Pro is also pretty powerful, boasting a hefty 800-watt motor, and it has a large pulp catcher, so you can juice a lot of fruit before having to empty it.
There are some disadvantages to consider, though. For example, the Big Mouth Pro is relatively noisy, and the juice jug is pretty small, coming in at 20 ounces. The juice also oxidizes relatively fast, due to the fact that the motor sucks in a lot of air.
However, most reviewers agree that for a juicer under $100, the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro is a great deal. CNET gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and was impressed by how well it handled kale and other tough fruits and vegetables for a juicer in its price range. – Christian de Looper
Pros: Wide mouth, powerful motor, easy to use and clean
Cons: Quite noisy, small-ish juice jug
The best juicer for $150
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is a sleek juicing machine with a powerful motor and easy-to-use design.
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is a centrifugal juicer with a long list of great features, including easy assembly (and disassembly), dishwasher-safe parts, and a wider-than-average mouth (meaning you’ll spend less time chopping fruits and veggies into tiny pieces).
Equipped with an 850-watt motor, this model gives users the option of toggling between high and low speeds (whether or not you decide to kick things up a notch probably depends on the toughness of the produce you’re juicing). There’s also a froth separator, to ensure your drinks go down smooth.
Of course, the juicer isn’t perfect; it’s not the best at juicing greens like kale. And while it’s less expensive than similar machines, $150 is still a good chunk of change (Breville also throws in a one-year warranty).
Good Housekeeping says the Juice Fountain Plus is “as good as it gets” for its price range, while Juicer Fanatics says that it’s a great juicer for newbies who don’t want to spend $300 or more. The Wirecutter agrees that the juicer is fast and does the job passably well – so long as there aren’t greens involved – but warns that it’s noisy and you could get a higher quality model by spending a bit more.
Regardless, we think it’s a great option because it’s adept at squeezing juice out of most fruits and vegetables without any problems and it’s relatively affordable for a juicer of this caliber. – Christian de Looper
Pros: Easy to use, easy to clean, two speeds, large mouth
Cons: Isn’t the best with kale, still a little pricey
The best high-end juicer
Hurom’s H-AI Slow Juicer is quiet, user-friendly, takes up little counter space, and yields the most juice and the least waste of any juicer we’ve tested.
Before receiving the Hurom Slow Juicer for review, I’d owned a juicer or two in my day. But while I love fresh juice, I looked at them as a nuisance: loud, clunky, counter space hogs that are a pain to clean.
Then a magical device appeared before me, and I’ve been off to the races ever since. The past few months have seen me juicing just about everything one can juice – and a few things, evidently, that one cannot. Another masticating juicer like our previous top pick, the Omega NC800HDR (no longer available), Hurom’s juicer is a less versatile but more powerful machine for the devout juice fiend.
Assembly was quick, which is good because juicers are things that require disassembly and reassembly with every use. I also made note of how little counter space the Hurom H-AI Slow Juicer took up. Because it is vertically built, its footprint is only as large as a tea kettle, which is something even the most limited countertops can bear.
In use, the Hurom H-AI Slow Juicer delights even further. A self-feeding hopper means all you have to do is load the thing up with your selection of fruits, vegetables, and whatever else you’d like to run through it, twist the lid into place, turn it on, and walk away – just make sure that the basin is there to catch your juice first. This saves me a ton of time in my morning routine which would otherwise be spent feeding fruits and veggies into the machine one by one. Plus, if you have any members of the household you don’t want to disturb, this is the quietest juicer I’ve ever heard.
Slow juicers like this one really excel at leafy greens, which can leave behind some tough-to-clean pulp. Pro tip: clear out the pulp and soak your juicer in hot, soapy water the moment your done; cleanup will be exponentially easier if you don’t give those juice-scraps a chance to solidify.
There’s no denying that the Hurom Slow Juicer is an investment, but this thing pays off in dividends, and using it daily justifies the expense. – Owen Burke
Pros: Convenience, takes up little counter space, extremely quiet
The best juicer for citrus
There’s nothing like starting the day with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice, and the Hurom Citrus Juicer makes every morning feel like Sunday brunch.
There are few methods of getting your daily dose of vitamin C that are more satisfying than downing a large glass of orange juice. And while that bottle of Tropicana in your fridge may serve your juice-craving needs in a basic way, you know it’s not exactly the real deal. Alas, getting a freshly squeezed cup of citrus in the morning is generally relegated to tropical vacations or decidedly overpriced runs to your nearby juice bar. Until now.
The Hurom Citrus Juicer is hands down the best way to get every last drop of juice out of your orange, grapefruit, or citrus of choice. That’s thanks to the machine’s one-size-fits-all finned juicing cone, which leaves rinds practically empty. When you press the handle down, the motor works automatically to mimic the motion of a hand squeezing citrus, while your hands are free to do important things like brew coffee. (Here we should mention that, at $149, the CJ is cheaper than some Keurig machines.)
Hurom has previously received flak for creating juicers that are a bit hard to clean, but this particular model suffers from none of those drawbacks. There’s a drip-stop outlet, which can quickly be flipped open or closed so you can start or stop the torrential downpour of juice at will. As for cleaning the machine itself, the parts quickly disassemble, and the juicer is as good as new after a quick rinse and dry.
Despite the power of the 120V motor, which spins the juicing cone at an impressive 120 RPM, the juicer is extremely quiet. Hurom also claims that your juice can last up to 72 hours – shorter than the shelf-life of store bought varieties, but longer than similar fresh products. (Although, I’ll admit that I’ve never managed to keep fresh juice around long enough to really test that claim.)
The secret behind that extended expiration date: the body and filter of the CJ are made of stainless steel, while the juicing cone and chamber are comprised of Styrene acrylonitrile resin (SAN), a type of plastic that is known for its thermal resistance. These materials ensure that there is minimal oxidation, so your OJ maintains its natural taste and maximum nutritional value.
From an aesthetic perspective, the CJ is quite the looker, too. It’s currently available in three shades: silver, pink, and pastel blue. While the silver will doubtless blend into any kitchen decor, there’s something to be said about the soft and playful pink and blue colorways. – Lulu Chang
Pros: Extremely effective for your OJ, quiet yet powerful motor, relatively inexpensive
Cons: You can only juice citrus with this Hurom offering
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