How To Choose The Right Juicer For You
There are so many slow juicers in the market, which one should you get? We narrow down a few slow juicers here for you that are worth considering when thinking of buying the best juicer.
You asked, “What juicer to buy?”. We hope this article will help you decide on the “best” juicer to get. We recommend only slow juicers for safe juicing and append here our experience from using different single-gear juicers over the years. Then, there are cheap juicers—should you get one?
You decide what is “best” for you, according to your lifestyle and budget.
The juicers we will be talking about on this page refer to single-gears, also known by other names such as masticating juicers, or slow juicers. For ease of writing and understanding, we will refer to them as slow juicers.
Read about how single-gear juicers work.
The first thing to know about slow juicers are that there are:
- Horizontal Slow Juicers
- Vertical Slow Juicers
Choosing The Right Juicer For Your Needs
Horizontal Slow Juicers
The first slow juicers invented were horizontal juicers and had been a hit when they were first sold in the market for the quality of juice and high yield, ease of use and washing-up. They are called horizontal slow juicers because the gear/auger/screw is placed horizontally in the juicer.
We like horizontal slow juicers for a few reasons:
- They are also multi-purpose food processors
- They juice leafy vegetables better and dryer
- Juice quality is rich, concentrated and smooth
- Juice doesn’t separate and oxidize as fast, compared to vertical juicers
- They are very easy to wash up, compared to vertical juicers
- They tend to be less expensive than the vertical slow juicers
- Usually longer warranty period on the motor
We have had very good experience and feedback for the Omega horizontal juicers and here are some of our top picks. Their main differences are that they are from different generations. Each generation is an improved model of the previous one. They are listed below in order of latest to oldest:
|Omega CUBE300 Juicer
Comes in an ingenious nifty cubic design that houses all attachments and accessory cone and nozzles, and larger feeding chute.
Has the largest feeding chute among all horizontal slow juicers. Great feature that saves you time on preparation, easier and almost effortless juicing.
One of the earlier horizontal models that uses GE Ultem material for its auger that is said to be 8x hardier than its predecessor.
2nd generation and classic model that has been in the market for the past decade. It’s the least expensive slow juicer in the Omega J8000 series.
This juicer is identical to the Omega J8003 (above) but is marketed as the Alpha Juicer in Malaysia. Read a more comprehensive review between these two juicers on this page.
|Samson GB9000 Series
This is an old favorite—the earliest slow juicer design with improved auger, marketed by Samson. Its body is a little bulkier than the Omega J8003 but a very solid machine. Cheapest horizontal slow juicer in the market, at under $200.
Vertical Slow Juicers
Vertical slow juicers were later inventions that came into the market to give end-users more options and they were being promoted rather extensively. The designs are different from the horizontal juicers, yet using the same concept of slow juicing to preserve enzymes and nutrients.
Many “wannabe” vertical designs had failed miserably, so we trust only renowned brands for their durability and quality. A couple of them that we used (no mention of brand/model here) kept breaking or produced low quality juices, so it is important to choose a good, reliable juicer to have a long-term, pleasant juicing experience.
Here are a few vertical slow juicers that have rather positive feedback and worth looking at, for these reasons:
- Sophisticated designs
- Great for juicing fruits and vegetables
- Some models have larger feeding chutes that make for less prep work and time-saving
- Produce are self-fed, working on gravity, so makes juicing easier
- Easy to wash-up
Some of the recommended models that are reliable:
|Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
This is the first slow juicer in the world that has a large feeding chute (3-inch diameter) that can take in a whole small apple. Its construction is solid and of good quality. Great for heavy duty juicing but also comes with a big price tag.
We trust this vertical juicer simply because it is an Omega, a company that produces quality juicers. This juicer was the most popular vertical juicer before Kuvings came into the market. It is still a great choice if you are looking for a vertical.
|Hurom/Oscar Pro HU-100
This vertical juicer’s popularity runs a very close parallel with the Omega VERT. It is marketed rather aggressively and there are mixed reviews. If considering this machine, check the reliability of your local distributor.
|Hurom AA Series
This Hurom (launched in June 2016) is an upgraded model that is expected to be Hurom’s next best seller.
|Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush
Breville is a quality centrifugal juicer producer, and this model is their first and only slow juicer. It is a popular choice among Breville juicer users who wish to upgrade from their centrifugal to a slow juicer. Worth considering.
The above are the only single-gear slow juicers we would recommend if asked. But then, it doesn’t just stop there. If you think you want something even better than all those listed above, you may want to consider the twin-gears, or a hydraulic cold press juicer.<
Twin-Gear Juicers and Hydraulic Cold Press Juicer
|Green Power Kempo KPE-1304
The Green Power Kempo is one of the oldest twin-gear juicer designs but has survived all this time and still stands solid due to its reliability as a work-horse that produces superior juice quality. This is a high-end gear juicer.
|Super Angel Juicer 5500/7500
These are premium twin-gear juicers that are fully made of stainless steel. This very fact alone elevates these sophisticated beauties above all other juicers. Not for the faint-hearted!
|The Ultimate Norwalk Juicer
As the name implies, this is the ultimate juicer, working on a hydraulic cold press method, produces outstanding and unequalled juice quality. High price tag and used mostly by cancer patients on Gerson Therapy.
So there you have it, all the “best juicers” on one page to make your decision-making easier. Click on each one to read more about their specifications and price tags.
Let us know if this page was helpful for you and which juicer you end up with!