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if you’re looking to get into the home-juicing game — this article is for you! You’re doing something great for your health and will also probably save a ton of money on store-bought juices. However, when it comes to making your own juices, the kind of juicer you use can really make or break your experience. So we’re here to help. To start, you need to know the two types of juicers available:
1.) Masticating juicer (otherwise known as a cold-press juicer) processes juice in a slower, quieter fashion, by essentially pressing the juice out of your produce. This method generates basically no heat, so you don’t have to worry about destroying any nutrients.
2.) Centrifugal juicer uses a “spin” method of juicing, which is faster and usually a bit louder than a masticating juicer. It uses centrifugal force at a high speed to extract juice from produce.
And here is our list of the top-rated juicers based Amazon reviews.
1Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
When it comes to quality juicing, Breville shines as a trusty manufacturer, which is why it’s no surprise the JE98XL model is Amazon’s Choice for “best juicer.” For a price significantly less than some other Breville models, the JE98XL delivers the same top-notch performance. Its extra-wide feeder chute allows you to pump out a full 8oz. glass of juice fast. We’re talking less-than-five-seconds fast. And with little to no preparation! Breville also claims that its patented Nutri Disc system extracts more nutrients than any other juicers, since it transfers minimum heat, protecting enzymes and allowing for maximum nutrient absorption.
|Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus|
|2.||Extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute.|
|3.||850-watt dual-speed motor|
|4.||Patented Nutri Disc juicing system to get maximum nutrients|
|5.||Large capacity pulp-collector|
|6.||1-Liter juice jug with froth separator|
|7.||Overload protection LED|
|8.||Safety locking arm|
2Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Masticating Dual-Stage Juicer
The Omega is the creme-de-la-creme of masticating (slow-speed) juicers. Since it processes at a slower speed, you won’t miss out on any nutrients. You can juice anything from fruits and vegetables to leafy greens— but it doesn’t stop there. The Omega will also turn nuts into nut butter (homemade peanut butter anyone?), grind coffee beans, make pasta, frozen desserts, baby food. There is not much this juicer can’t do. Additionally, its slow speed method makes for a super quiet juicing experience.
|Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Masticating Dual-Stage Juicer|
|2.||Processes at 80rpm|
|3.||Powerful gear reduction that’s equivalent to a 2HP Motor|
|4.||Minimum heat build-up and oxidation promoting healthy enzymes|
|5.||Multi-use: can be used to make a variety of snacks and foods|
|6.||Extracts the maximum amount of nutrients|
|7.||Easy to Assemble/operate|
3Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite
Another Breville model on our list is the 800JEXL. Though it comes with a heftier price tag than the JE98XL, the 800JEXL is called “elite” for a reason. Breville endearingly refers to this model as the “Rolls Royce” of juicers, with its powerful 1000-watt motor and heavy grade die-cast metal body. Like the JE98XL, it has a dual high/low-speed switch so you can switch depending on if you’re juicing hard or soft produce. This model’s “fast” speed setting beats the JE98XL at 13,000rpm, so the process is a bit quicker. In terms of overall quality, the 800JEXL is definitely top notch and great for any serious juicer looking to make a worthy investment.
|Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite|
|3.||Dual speeds: high (13,000rpm) and low (6,500rpm)|
|4.||3-inch feed tube that accommodates whole fruits and veggies|
|5.||1.1-quart juice jug|
|6.||3.2-quart pulp container|
|7.||die-cast metal body|
4Jamba Appliances 67901 Juicer
If you think “Jamba Juice” when you see this juicer, you are correct. It’s the brainchild of the widely-known juice chain. Since Jamba Juice knows a thing or two about juicing, they made sure to give this baby a *super* wide chute— three and a half inches wide, to be exact, which is the largest available of any juicer. This basically eliminates the need for pre-cutting. It comes with an impressive 1100-watt motor and two speed settings, so you can adjust speed depending on what you’re juicing in order to maximize juice output. The Jamba Juicer comes with a few little extra goodies, like a clean sweep cleaning brush and a recipe book filled with juice and pulp recipes.
|Jamba Appliances 67901 Juicer|
|3.||Powerful 1100 watt motor with 2 speeds for maximum juice yield|
|4.||34 oz. pitcher with froth separator for foam-free juice|
|5.||Comes with full-color recipe book with juice and pulp recipes|
|6.||Easy Sweep cleaning tool|
5Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain
Yes—another Breville juicer. What can we say? We can’t argue with quality, and we certainly don’t think quality should be an issue for those with less counter-space—which is why we give you the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juicer. The Breville Compact takes up far less space than other Breville models while still boasting the same juicing capabilities. It has a 700-watt motor and operates at a single speed of 14,000rpm. It has the same extra-wide 3-inch feed chute as the other Breville models, so don’t let its small size fool you—this thing can still take down whole fruits.
|Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain|
|4.||3″ circular feed tube processes whole fruit|
|5.||Centered dual knife blade assembly|
6Black + Decker 32oz Citrus Juicer
For all of the citrus lovers out there, this Citrus Juicer from BLACK+DECKER is a little gem and comes with a super budget-friendly price tag. For those that are less interested in complicated concoctions and more interested in adding a fresh, citrusy treat to their day—this juicer is all you need. To use, just push your citrus fruit of choice onto the cone and let it get to work. The self-reversing cone ensures that you’ll get the absolute most juice out of your fruits by switching directions mid-juice. The large capacity pitcher comes with convenient measurement marks and will make up to a quarter-gallon of juice. You can even adjust the amount of pulp you let into your juice using the Adjustable Pulp Control. The container also goes from a container to a pitcher—when done juicing, just tip your container, pour into a glass, and drink up.
|Black + Decker 32oz Citrus Juicer|
|1.||32 oz. capacity|
|2.||Convenient measuring marks on container|
|4.||Adjustable Pulp Control|
7The Original Healthy Juicer Manual Wheatgrass Juicer
For those looking to get the most out of their leafy greens, the Lexen GP27 is the way to *manually* do just that. This juicer is the solution for those that don’t want to lay out hundreds for an expensive masticating juicer, but also don’t want to settle for a cheap, crummy manual model. As the folks at The Healthy Juicer say, this thing was designed to be “simple, mobile, versatile, and easy to clean.” Simple is right. To use, just put a put a juice cup under the spout, place your greens into the chute, and start churning. Cleaning this thing is a breeze, since all you have to do is unscrew the parts, rinse them off in the sink, and boom—you’re done. Thanks to its high juice-yield and cold-press technology, you can rest assured your greens will be nutrient-packed to the max.
|The Original Healthy Juicer Manual Wheatgrass Juicer|
|2.||Easy, manual hand-crank method|
|3.||Maximum nutrients via cold-press processing|
|4.||Sturdy, quality manufacturing|
|5.||Quick and easy clean-upg|
8Hamilton Beach Juicer Big Mouth Juice Extractor
This Hamilton Beach model is perfect for either those who are just getting into juicing or even seasoned juicers who simply don’t want to break the bank by spending several hundred bucks on a juicer. It cranks out 800 watts of power and has a 3-inch-wide chute that you can fit whole foods into (like a whole apple), so you can spend less time cutting and prepping. All of the juicer’s removable parts are dishwasher safe, which makes clean-up super easy. Plus, it even comes with a handy cleaning brush.
|The Original Healthy Juicer Manual Wheatgrass Juicer|
|2.||Extra-wide 3-inch chute|