Living a healthy lifestyle means eating a balanced diet. And we all know what that means. Eating a good amount of fruits and veggies while leaving out all those delicious yet unhealthy foods (we’re looking at you, deep fried Oreos and chicken fried bacon!) will ensure you live a longer life.
Of course, not everyone can consume a plate of fruits and vegetables. Drinking it may be easier. And this is where juicers come in. With the right juicer, you’ll easily be able to add all the nutrients you’ve been missing out on with your former diet. But with the market currently overflowing with options, how do you find the best one for you? Well, we’re here to help! Check out our picks of the best juicers this 2018.
10 Best Juicers Reviewed in 2018
- 10 Best Juicers Reviewed in 2018
- 1. Omega J8006 Nutrition Center masticating Dual-stage Juicer
- 2. Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Juice Extractor
- 3. Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
- 4. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor
- 5. Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor
- 6. Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Juice Extractor
- 7. Champion Juicer G5-PG710 Commercial Heavy Duty Juicer
- 8. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor
- 9. SKG Wide Chute Anti-Oxidation Slow Masticating Juicer
- 10. Juiceman JM400 Classic 2 Speed Juicer
- How to Choose the Right Juicer
1. Omega J8006 Nutrition Center masticating Dual-stage JuicerJuicer for Leafy Greens
Our favorite juicer is Omega’s J8006 because it has a quiet but powerful motor that ensures you get a high juice yield without the foaming or heat build-up. You also get the driest pulp ever. And while it can put quite a dent on your wallet, take note that the Omega J8006 also functions as a mincer, chopper, and pasta extruder!
- easy to assemble and clean
- 15-year warranty
- no heat build up
- small feed chute
- juicing takes time
2. Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Juice ExtractorJuicer for the Money
The Breville JE98XL Juice has dual speed, enabling you to extract juice from soft and hard produce. It has a wide feed chute (3.3 inches) which means less cutting/chopping for you. And you also get a 1.1 liter juice jug and 2.5 liter pulp catcher. More importantly, the juicer has a safety lock mechanism that will stop the juicer from starting if a piece has been fastened incorrectly.
- safety mechanism
- wide feed chute
- large catcher for the juice and pulp means bigger batches can be made
- only 1 year warranty
- not as efficient in juicing leafy greens such as wheat-grass
3. Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
Hamilton Beach is a reputable brand that offers quality appliances at affordable prices. And its 67650A Juice Extractor is no exception. This extremely affordable centrifugal juicer is easy to assemble and use, even for beginners. The stainless steel micromesh strainer basket ensures that the pulp gets separated from the juice. And the extra wide feed chute enables you to cut down on your chopping time.
- Comes with a cleaning brush
- easy to use
- single speed
- 1 year limited warranty
4. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor
This centrifugal juicer is solidly built with two speed controls, die-cast housing, a 3-inch wide feed tube, a pulp container, juicing pitcher, and even a recipe book. It’s locking arm bolts ensure that the pieces fit together perfectly.
- quick setup
- large containers
- hard to clean the screen
5. Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor
Cuisinart’s CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor is one of our top picks because it offers quite a lot of bang for your buck. For less than $150, you get a 3-inch feed chute, a BPA-free machine, a 2-liter pulp container, a safety locking mechanism, an anti-drip flow spout, a 1-liter juice pitcher, die-cast stainless steel housing, a 1000-watt motor, 5-speed control with LED lights, and wait for it… a 3-year warranty. Now, what other juicer offers all that?
- 3-year warranty
- anti-drip adjustable flow spout
- produces juice fast (like most centrifugal juicers do)
- pulp is still soggy
- not good for leafy greens such as wheat-grass
- difficult to remove blade
6. Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Juice ExtractorCompact Juicer
Unlike all the other Breville Juicers on our list, this one goes for less than $100 brand new and it’s the most compact one there is. Despite it’s “small” size, the BJE200XL has a 700-watt motor, a 3-inch wide feed tube, a stainless steel micromesh filter, a pulp container, and a pitcher. You also get a custom cleaning brush.
- powerful motor
- compact size
- easy to clean
- only one speed setting for all types of fruits and veggies
- the locking arm can scratch the plastic at times
7. Champion Juicer G5-PG710 Commercial Heavy Duty Juicer
Serious about juicing everyday? This heavy duty juicer from Champion may be just what you need. It has a General Electric 1/3 horsepower that comes with a 3-year warranty. The juicer has a 1.75-inch feed chute, a built-in homogenizer (for making ice cream, baby food, sorbet, etc.), and stainless steel cutting blades that have a 1-year warranty.
- 10-year parts warranty
- attachment for juicing leafy greens such as wheatgrass is sold separately
8. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor
The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor is an affordable masticating juicer. And its features and performance makes it an even better deal. The motor runs at 80rpm which means that there is less foam produced or heat build up. The juicer has an auto pulp-ejection feature that makes clean up so easy.
- easy to clean
- comes with a cleaning brush
- feed tube is narrower compared to other top picks
- slower at juicing
- some buyers feel that the pulp is still a bit soggy
9. SKG Wide Chute Anti-Oxidation Slow Masticating Juicer
If you’re a serious juicer who needs to cut down on prep time but doesn’t want to cut down on the quality of your juice, the SKG New Generation Wide Chute Juicer might be your perfect match. The feed tube is 3 inches wide which means that you don’t have to always chop up your produce for juicing. The low 60rpm speed ensures you get a high juice yield, minimum amount of pulp, no heat build up, and no foaming.
- wide feed chute
- high quality and quantity juice yield
- more pulp produced than other masticating juicers on our list
- the juicer does not perform well with very soft fruits such as bananas
- not dishwasher safe
10. Juiceman JM400 Classic 2 Speed JuicerJuicer On A Budget
For someone who wants to experiment with juicing but can’t really justify the cost of an Omega or high end Breville, the Juiceman JM400 is a good alternative. This juicer comes with a 700-watt motor, two speed settings, a 3-inch feed chute, a cleaning brush, chrome-plated housing, and a 3/4-quart juice jug.
- wide feed tube
- two speed settings for soft and hard produce
- good juice yield
- small juice pitcher = small batches of juice
- juice dribbles down the side
There are several other juicers in the market that warrant a look at. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to review them. You might want to check them out: Super Angel Pro Stainless Steel Juicer, Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5050 Jumbo Twin Gear Cold Press Juice Extractor, Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer, VonShef Professional Powerful Wide Mouth Whole Fruit Juicer Machine 700W, and BLACK+DECKER JE2200B Fruit & Vegetable Juicer.
How to Choose the Right Juicer
Juicing isn’t a trend that will go away anytime soon. While some of what is being said online about the benefits of juicing is purely pulp fiction, there are still some benefits to this healthy habit. Namely, enabling certain individuals to add vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to their diet. These particular individuals are those who seem to have difficulty incorporating fruits and vegetables into their daily meals. In any case, if you want to try juicing or would like to replace an out-of-date juicer in your kitchen, we’ve got just the guide to help you find the best match.
Masticating or Centrifugal Juicers?
Before you even glance at any of the products sold in the market today, you need to be able to differentiate between the two types of juicers. Centrifugal juicers are the most affordable in the market. These typically have a metal blade that whirls around to cut the fruits and veggies and then spins the pieces to extract the juice from the pulp. Centrifugal juicers are usually cheaper, fast, easy to use, and easy to clean. However, they also have a lower juice yield, generates more foam (lessens the juice’s shelf life), and are generally not good at juicing leafy greens.
A masticating juicer, on the other hand, grind fruits and veggies using an auger and at a slower speed. This type of juicer produces a high juice yield, has a higher nutritional content, quiet, versatile, and can juice leafy greens. However, masticating juicers are often incredibly expensive and clean up is a tad more painstaking.
The Best Juicers for Your Budget
How much are you really willing to spend? If you’re just planning on trying this healthy habit out first, then we recommend that you pick the most affordable ones on our list such as Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor, Juiceman JM400 Classic 2 Speed Juicer, and Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor. If you’re a serious juicer with serious money to spend, we recommend you go with the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center masticating Dual-stage Juicer Juice Extractor.
Feed Chute Size
The width of the chute will determine how much prep time you’ll need. A wide feed chute means less chopping time which means less total time spent juicing. Some of our top picks have at least a 3-inch wide feed chute such as the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor, Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor, and Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor.
Easy to Clean Juicers
After all the work you put in creating a healthy juice for your body, you definitely might not be up to cleaning up all that mess. If so, you need to pick a juicer that’s extremely easy to clean. Some manufacturers include custom cleaning brushes with the juicers they sell such as Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor.
Pulp Container and Juice Pitcher
The size of these two containers will help determine how much juice you can make. Some juicers such as the Juiceman JM400 Classic 2 Speed Juicer have a juice pitcher that is less than 1 liter while the pulp container is less than 1.5 liters. Some juicers offer much larger containers such as the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor and Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor.
Once you’ve considered these features we’ve mentioned, the rest is history. You’ll be able to choose the juicer that matches your needs and lifestyle perfectly.