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Best Juicers 2021

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The best juicers are quick as well as convenient to use and will extract as much juice as possible, while separating any pulp. Juicers are a great way to get more nutrients and vitamins into your diet if you don’t have the time to prepare or cook fruit and vegetables. These appliances are also a great alternative if you tend to buy juice from the shop shelf, as the results are fresher and will last longer. You also know exactly what goes into your juice when you use a juicer!

So what do you need to look for when buying a juicer? You want a design which is easy to use, and most importantly, easy to clean. Juicers are renowned for their trickiness to clean, so it’s essential that you consider this before you buy one with multiple parts! There are lots to choose from on the market, but we’ve done the work for you. After extensive research, here are the best juicers. 

What are the best juicers

After researching the market and weighing up the pros and cons, we recommend the Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact as the best juicer you can buy. This relatively small juicer offers a very high juice yield, operating at 14,000 rpm, and it’s not overly expensive either at $120. The parts are also dishwasher-safe, making it a dream to clean! If you’re looking to spend a little less or you’re new to juicing, then the Mueller Austria Ultra Juicer Ultra 1100W is worth considering. It’s only $70 and the 3-inch chute means it can fit whole apples and pears. 

If you’re a big spender, then the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor could be the one for you. While it’s not as fast as some of the other juicers on our list, it’s significantly quieter. This means it could be ideal if you’re looking to prepare juice first thing in the morning. If you’re already a seasoned juicer and want to upgrade to a model which can handle every need then we recommend the Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center. This juicer can tackle an assortment of ingredients, including wheatgrass, which is a difficult customer for most juicers. 

You might be investing in a juicer purely for the health benefits, in which case the Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Complete Masticating Juicer is worth your attention. The manufacturer claims that any juice it produces will last longer in the fridge, so you can stock up and drink juice every other day. 

Here are the best juicers of 2021

Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact

Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact (Image credit: Breville)

1. Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain Compact

Best juicer overall

Specifications
Price: $99.95
Size: 16 x 10.5 x 10 inches
Weight: 9.7 lbs.
Wattage: 700 watts
Warranty: 1 year
Reasons to buy
+Higher yield than other centrifugal juicers+Elegant, compact design+Built-in froth separator
Reasons to avoid
-Low yield reported for leafy veggies

The BJE200XL has a smaller countertop footprint than similarly priced competitors, but its 700-watt motor still operates at 14,000 rpm for maximum juice extraction. The rock-solid design includes a stainless steel micromesh filter basket and a titanium cutting disc, allowing for quick and efficient food prep. What's more, Breville claims it extracts up to 30% more juice and 40% more vitamins than competing brands of juicers. 

Just as importantly, you’ll find the Breville exceptionally easy to use. As it works, it sits steady on the countertop and the large feed tube is convenient to fill. Every removable part can be popped in the dishwasher and after cleaning, it’s easy to reassemble. Compared to many other juicers, the Juice Fountain is quiet as it juices. For less than $100, it's one of the best juicers you can buy.

Mueller Austria Ultra Juicer Ultra 1100W

Mueller Austria Ultra Juicer Ultra 1100W (Image credit: Mueller Austria)

2. Mueller Austria Ultra Juicer Ultra 1100W

Best juicer for those on a budget

Specifications
Price: $69.97
Size: 16.6 x 12.4 x 9.5 inches
Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Wattage: 1,100 watts
Warranty: 2 years
Reasons to buy
+Inexpensive+High juice yield+Wide 3-inch feed chute
Reasons to avoid
-Trouble with leafy greens-Less nutrient retention than masticating juicers

In addition to the price, there's a lot to like about this entry-level centrifugal juicer, from the attractive stainless steel design to the extra-wide, 3-inch feed chute which eliminates the need to spend time in the morning cutting apples into small pieces to get them to fit.  You can toggle between 12,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm on low speed, and up to 18,000 rpm on high speed which is perfect for harder veggies like carrots, beets, celery and squash that need extra oomph to process.  

As the Mueller is designed to prevent drips on your countertop, there’s less to clean up before you head to your desk or the gym. A safety sensor prevents the machine from turning on unexpectedly and waking everyone up before their juice is ready. 

Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor

Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor (Image credit: Aicok)

3. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor

Best midrange juicer

Specifications
Price: $159.99
Size:
Weight: 8.3 lbs
Wattage: 150 watts
Warranty: 2 years
Reasons to buy
+Quieter than other juicers (-60 db)+High nutritional extraction+High yield
Reasons to avoid
-Slower juicing process-Only one speed

The Aicok’s unique seven-segment spiral system sets apart this masticating juicer. Although it means it only has one speed, it grinds away  at a slow and steady pace of justt 80 rpm, getting  a maximum yield out of your pricey produce while reducing oxidation so your juice maintains freshness longer.  What it doesn’t have the power to handle are frozen fruits so if smoothies are your family’s breakfast of choice, it’s not the model for you.

At under 60 decibels when it’s doing its thing, the Aicock is quiet, too. To help you master removing all the parts and reassembling them, the manufacturer provides a helpful video. All of the removable components are easy to clean but can’t be put in the dishwasher. To prevent clogs it has a reverse function and to keep your juice virtually pulp free, a separation function.

Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center

Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center (Image credit: Omega)

4. Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center

Best Investment

Specifications
Price: $319.99
Size: 15.5 x 14.5 x 6.5 inches
Weight: 13 lbs.
Wattage: 200 watts
Warranty: 15 years
Reasons to buy
+High-quality juice+Great for leafy greens and wheatgrass
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive-Slower juicing process

When it comes to masticating juicers, the Omega J8006HDS is considered the best you can buy. As it’s expensive, it’s recommended to  people who already know they’re committed to juicing on  a regular basis. Churning away at 80 rpms, it’s one of the slowest slow juicers on the market. It's pace minimizes heat buildup, which discourages oxidation and results in juice with a longer shelf life so you can come home and find a pick-me-up waiting in the fridge. This machine easily juices kale and  wheatgrass which are a major challenge for most centrifugal juicers.

It does take a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to disassemble and then put together all the pieces. Many of them can go in the dishwasher but they are easy to clean by hand. 

Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Complete Masticating Juicer

Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Complete Masticating Juicer (Image credit: Tribest)

5. Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Complete Masticating Juicer

Best splurge juicer

Specifications
Price: $599.95
Size: 18.6 x 12.4 x 6.8 inches
Weight: 17.2 lbs.
Wattage: 200 watts
Warranty: 12 years
Reasons to buy
+Highest-quality juice+Includes homogenizing accessories+Impressive 12-year warranty
Reasons to avoid
-Very expensive-Bulky, heavy

Make no mistake, this is the Rolls-Royce of home juicers. But what are you getting for your money? As you would expect you get an extremely well-made and durable machine with steel twin gears that are specially designed to replicate human mastication (i.e., chewing) and grind your greenery to a literal pulp. And indeed, it will give you excellent extraction of juice from just about everything you throw in it from an apple to wheatgrass.

However, in addition to being pricey, this machine is heavy and bulky and not easy to move around. Pushing produce into the juicer can take a lot of force. Taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting it back together are not easy chores. All this means this isn’t the right choice if you’re a first time or casual juicer. 

How to find the best juicer for you

Not every juicer is created equal. Before you check out our favorites, here are some things to bear in mind.

Centrifugal, masticating, or twin gear?

Most juicers fall into one of these three categories:

  • Centrifugal juicers use a cutting disc with sharp blades to shred produce at high speeds, introducing higher levels of oxidation (10,000+ revolutions per minute). Not preferred for leafy greens. Loud. Less expensive.
  • Masticating juicers (i.e., cold press) use an auger to slowly force fruit through a strainer (40 to 80 rpm). This process is much slower, but better for preserving flavor and nutrition. Produces roughly 30% higher yield than centrifugal juicers. Quieter. Expensive.
  • Horizontal twin gear juicers (also considered cold press) use dual gears to push food through a strainer (60 to 120 rpm). High yield. Preserves flavor. Expensive.

How many speeds?
The more speed settings a juicer has, the more user control it offers. Lower speeds are meant for soft greens and fruits (like spinach, oranges, plums, grapes, tomatoes); higher speeds are for hard fruits and veggies (like apples, carrots, celery). 

What's the feed chute diameter?
The larger the feed chute, the less prep time you'll spend chopping groceries into smaller pieces. A chute diameter of 2 to 3 inches is common for cheaper models — but wider is always better.

What about noise pollution?
Not unlike your common blender, these machines can create quite the racket (particularly at higher speeds). But not all of them. Masticating juicers are quieter, grinding away at 60 decibels or less, which is roughly the volume of normal conversation.

How's the warranty?
Just like any other household appliance, it can be worthwhile to back up your juicer with a solid warranty. Not sure what parts are covered? A quick phone call to the manufacturer should clear everything up.

Save or splurge?
If juicing is a permanent fixture of your fitness routine, investing in a premium model might cost upward of $500. Wider feed chutes, multiple speed options and better-quality parts are all hallmarks of the more expensive machines. But if your juicing needs are casual, you can still try it out for less than $100.

When to replace your juicer

Warranties on juicers can last anywhere from 1-15 years, with the more expensive models usually offering the longest time. Some brands offer extended warranties, although we don’t recommend these as the cost of repairs during a juicer’s lifetime are likely to be less than the warranty itself.   

To make your juicer last longer, don’t overfill it or try to speed it up — this can damage it. Use the supplied pusher which comes with the model and clean the parts after each use to prevent it from clogging up. If your juicer stops working, you can have it professionally diagnosed. However, if repairs are half or more than a new juicer would cost, opt to replace it. 

Features to look out for

The latest juicers come with features which make them easier to use and clean. Wider feeding chutes are particularly useful as you can fit whole fruits into some, meaning you don’t have to pre-cut apples into segments. As mentioned earlier, juicers can be very difficult to clean, however some come with dishwasher-safe parts which make cleaning them much easier. Many of them also come with more compact designs as well, so they won’t take up as much countertop space.  

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