The 5 Best Juicers

By Jeffrey Pu on 18 April 2013 (Updated 8 July 2014) 6 comments

There are plenty of good reasons for someone to invest in a juicer. First of all, making your own juice at home is cheaper in the long term than buying juice from a grocery store or Jamba Juice. Juicing the fruit that you consume is also healthier because the process of separating the pulp concentrates the nutrients and allows the body to absorb the nutrition more easily. It also allows for people to consume more raw produce. (See also: Shopping Calendar: The Best Time to Buy Anything)

What Is a Juicer?

A juicer is an appliance that separates the juice from the pulp of fruits and vegetables. When looking to buy a new juicer, it is important to know what type of juicer you want to get. The two main types of juicers we will focus on are citrus juicers and juice extractors. Naturally, a citrus juicer would be most appropriate if all you want is citrus juice. They are typically easier to clean and operate. Juice extractors are more appropriate if you plan on juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Best 5 Juicers

Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite

Considered the "Best Overall" Juicer by Good Housekeeping, the Breville Juice Fountain Elite is for those who are serious about in-home juicing. Made entirely of stainless steel, this juicer comes with two speeds and a wide feeding tube. Each removable part is dishwasher-safe and it dispenses juice into a detachable pitcher, making clean-up a breeze. Currently $299.95 on Amazon.

Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact

Good Housekeeping's vote for the best budget purchase, the Breville Juice Fountain Compact offers dependable performance for under $100. Users also agree that the juicer offers power, durability, and design ingenuity that belies its budget price. The Juice Fountain Compact also comes with a wide, 3-inch feeding tube and a 700-watt motor that operates at 14,000 RPM. Currently $99.95 on Amazon.

Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Juice Extractor

Recommended by Consumer Reports, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor is another high-performing budget juicer. Capable of extracting juice from whole fruits and vegetables, the Hamilton Beach comes with an 800-watt, 1.1 horsepower motor that slices produce for easy juice extraction. With a stainless-steel blade and a wide feeding tube, it juices without the need for pre-cutting. Currently $59.00 on Amazon.

Breville 800CPXL Motorized Citrus Press

Many users agree that the Breville Motorized Citrus Press is the best citrus juicer available on the market. The combination of an electric reamer and a manual presser helps to maximize convenience and efficiency. The stainless steel design adds to the durability of the product and it is easy to use and clean. Currently $199.95 on Amazon.

Black & Decker JE2200B Juice Extractor

Considered a well-functioning juice extractor by users, the Black & Decker Juice Extractor performs admirably for a relatively low-cost juicer. With a less powerful motor that clocks in at 400-watts, this juicer does not provide the power levels of some of the other models; however, folks who are more casual about their in-home juicing will appreciate the lower price tag. Currently $34.92 on Amazon.

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Seth

I have owned the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact for about 15 months and it is awesome!! I use it about 3-4 times a week and it is still going strong!

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digii

You have missed the REAL best juicers. Omega VRT350 would yield much quality juice compared to those you listed. It's a slow juicer 80rpm but doesn't mean its that much slower. Plus VERY easy to clean since you don't have to worry about sharp blades.

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Nagman

I use the Breville Juice Fountain Elite and am very happy with it! The orange and other fruit juices are just amazing. I wrote a blog review on it at http://www.brevillejuicefountainelite.net

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Breville Juice Fountain Elite is a great centrifugal juicer. It's fast and durable for daily home use for the whole family. However, if you're really serious about juicing I would suggest you take a masticating juicer like the Omega 8006.

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Guest

This is a horrible list. The Breville's are efficient at juicing hard fruits and vegetables but the auger type juicers are much better. You can even get a hand crank auger juicer for 100 bucks if you google "Z-Star Manual Juicer "

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zoop13

Agreeing with DIGII here, cold press juicers are the way to go not all these centrifugal ones. You can get an Omega masticating juicer for $200-300, and the extra money is so worth it! The juice it makes is way less separated and thin and foamy, and you get so much more juice OUT of the juicer. This is the one I got and I love it: http://www.coldpressjuicers.net/products/omega-j8004-series