Guide: Choosing the Right Juicer

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With so many choices out there, choosing your first juicer can be somewhat of a confusing, if not outright difficult, decision. What juice yield? Do I need an ejection chute and pulp collector for my centrifugal juicer? Is this a masticating juicer, a triturating juicer, or a centrifugal juicer? What features should I look for? With this guide, you will be able to answer these questions, and we will recommend some great juicers at all budget levels.

New to Juicing? Read Our Ultimate Guide

The first thing anyone should do when they decide to start juicing is to get grounded in the basics. Thankfully, we have a comprehensive and easy to read guide (here) that will give you all the information you need to know.

Identifying Your Needs

Which juicer to get usually depends on what your needs are from the juicer. If you want fast juicing, easy cleanup and have a restricted budget, a centrifugal juicer might be the best choice. If you are looking to juice a lot at once, and drink that juice over a few days, a masticating single auger/single gear juicer may be right for your kitchen. 

We recommend identifying your needs with these following five points in mind:

  • Juicing speed: How fast you can get your juice from produce
  • Juice yield: How much juice you get from the amount of produce used
  • Ease of cleanup/maintenance: Dishwasher safe plastics, ease of disassembly, et al
  • Budget: Realistically plan for how much you are willing to spend on a juicer, and focus your reviews and research at that budget and below
  • Warranty: The realistic service life of your juicer. Buying cheap with a short warranty may mean replacing your juicer every few years vs a long warranty and quality construction for slightly more

Budget

One item from the five points above that many people are not sure how to organize is the listing of budget levels. What kind of budget is realistically entry level? When does it switch to mid-range, or to high-end? Here at JuicingforHealth, we separate the budget tiers as such:

  • Entry-level: Any juicer that is under $300. There are some exceptions where a midrange quality juicer may be sold in this range, but it is exceptionally rare
  • Mid-range: Juicers of any type that is between $300 to $500
  • High-end: Juicers that are between $500 to $1000
  • Super high-end: Any juicer over $1000

Our Picks at Each Price

Knowing that there are many models, types, brands, etc all over the price ranges listed above, we have done extensive testing and research to find the best juicers of each type you can buy at each budget level!

Entry Level: Under $300

Centrifugal: Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor

cuisinart cje 1000 budget juicer

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A juicer that costs under $150, has 5 speeds for different types of produce, made of durable and long-lasting steel and plastic materials, large pulp container and included juice pitcher, and has an above-average warranty for this price point. One of the best centrifugal juicers currently on the market.

Masticating: Omega VRT330 Dual-Stage Vertical Single-Auger Juicer

omega vrt 330 masticating juicer

 

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A compact, powerful juicer that has a dual-stage single auger that first crushes your produce for a first stage juicing, then presses them against a reinforced filter to extract maximum juice. It comes with an auto-cleaning system, as well as is easy to disassemble for manual cleaning. Under $200, and comes with a full 10-year warranty.

Mid-Range: $300 – $500

Centrifugal: Breville BJE830 XL Juice Fountain XL, Cold

breville juice fountain bje200xl mid range centrifugal juicer

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A powerful 1200 Watt juicer with multiple speeds, a full 3.5-inch feeder chute, and through and through stainless steel construction. Can extract up to 70 oz of juice before needing to be cleaned/emptied. Build with noise reduction in mind as well as faster juicing by not needing to cut up smaller fruits and vegetables.

Masticating: Omega VSJ843QS Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer

omega vsj843qs mid range masticating juicer

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The bigger brother of the VRT330 juicer that we recommended in our Entry Level budget, this Omega juicer nearly doubles the torque available to crush and juice your produce, as well as comes with an automatic pulp extractor

By juicing at 43 RPM, ensures juice is cold upon extraction, maximizing juice quality. Nearly unbelievable 15-year full coverage warranty.

Triturating: Omega TWN30S Twin Gear Masticating Juicer

omega twn mid range masticating juicer

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You may notice that there are three Omega juicers in the under-$500 budget range. This is simply because for the price range and features included with Omega juicers, there are very few that can compete. 

Twin stainless steel augers, automatic pulp extraction, high-quality materials in construction, and the industry best 15-year full coverage warranty again make Omega an easy recommendation.

High-End: $500 – $1,000

Centrifugal: None

None at this level. The Breville BJE830 XL Juice Fountain from the Mid-Range budget bracket is simply the best, non-commercial centrifugal juicer that money can buy.

Masticating: Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820GM

kuvings evo 820 masticating high end juicer

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If your budget can afford this $600 Kuvings juicer, it is among the highest-rated masticating juicers on the market today. We agree, with its large juicing capacity, super high torque, large feeding chute and slow 50 RPM speed

As well, the internal components are stainless steel and then chrome plated, to prevent any oxidization from possibly happening, as well as to make cleaning easy. A full 10-year warranty on parts and operation is an added bonus.

Triturating: Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Pro

tribest greenstar pro triturating juicer

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Without breaking into commercial use triturating juicers, the Tribest GSE-5050 is simply the best triturating juicer available. Full stainless steel in construction, any piece of the juicer that comes in contact with produce is also coated with a food-safe ceramic that prevents any enzyme of nutrient loss, as well as keeps juices cold. 

As well, the augers that are included have cutting points and recesses in their contact points to handle stringy vegetables and fruits such as celery, mango, papaya, etc. A 12-year full coverage warranty seals the deal for this $700 juicer.

Super High-End: $1,000+

Super Angel DELUXE Triturating Juicer

super angel deluxe triturating twin gear juicer

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In the super high-end segment, again without breaking into commercial-grade or usage juicers, only one brand name truly shines, that of Super Angel. The stainless steel used in this juicer is .304 18-8 carbon stainless steel, which is commonly referred to as β€œfood grade” for commercial usage. 

This juicer is also triple action, first with a crushing of the produce between the augers, then a secondary pressing, and finally an extraction pressing against a full stainless steel filtering sleeve. A 10-year warranty seals the deal.

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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  1. Wow! I am amazed by all the work and info you give on your website. I am looking for the best juicer for me, it’s not easy, but with your website, it gives me a better idea what to choose. It makes the task easier πŸ˜‰
    A big big Thank You for all your work to help people! … Lucy

    1. Sara Ding

      Hi Lucy, thank you for your comment! I’m glad you found the website useful it helping you make the right decision in getting a juicer! Happy juicing! πŸ˜‰

  2. Marushka Shah

    Hi Sara,
    Thank you for your informative page on cold press juicers. I’m confused between buying the Omega horizontal or Omega vertical juicer.
    If I’d like to use a cold press juicer for fruits and vegetables which would you recommend? I’m very confused with some reviews which say a vertical is better for fruits but a horizontal is better for vegetables. So confused! Please help. If horizontal would you recommend the Omega NC 800 HDS/900 HDC over the 8006? And if vertical would you recommend the Omega Vert 330/350 HD over the 843?

    1. Hi Marushka, what you read is correct, that the vertical is better for fruits, and horizontal is better for vegetables! But, if you’re doing both, the horizontal wins any time. Most people juice both fruits and vegetables. I’ve used both vertical and horizontal juicers extensively and always fall back on my Omega horizontal juicers for two key reasons: They produce awesome tasting juices, and they’re easy to use (assemble, dismantle, operate, clean-up). Between the NC 800/900 and 8006, both are good – it depends on how much you’re willing to spend, as the NC800/900 are the “next generation” from the 8006. Hope this helps!

  3. Sara, I want to thank you for being so wonderful to share your knowledge with all of us. I would like to know what the best juicing I can do for my menopause and melasma. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Kimi, over the years I have learned that “stubborn melasma” is a symptom of gallbladder stones. You may want to start to detoxify first with a gastrointestinal cleanse, then followed by gallbladder cleanse. Click on the links on this page that will explain everything to you, step-by-step on how to perform the cleanses: https://juicing-for-health.com/how-to-detox.

  4. Franky Darmawan

    Hi Sara, I read in some articles that in order to get the same amount of juice from a horizontal masticating juicer, you would need to run the pulp through the juicer again, which will effectively adds wear and tear to the machine resulting in less actual juice during the machines lifetime. Is it correct in your opinion? Help me decide between horizontal and vertical masticating slow juicer. Thank you for your time!

    1. Hi Franky, I’m not quite sure I understand your question. However, a good horizontal masticating juicer, such as the Omega J8000 series, produces very high juice yield, expelling quite dry pulp. There is no need to run the pulp through the juicer again as it is just very messy, and you won’t get any more from it. If you asked me, between a horizontal and vertical slow juicer, I will choose a horizontal anytime for these reasons: Easy to assemble/dismantle and wash up, produces high juice yield (dry pulp and no wastage), rich and concentrated juice that can keep for up to 5 days, and easy maintenance – hardly any breakage if you handle with care.

  5. Hello Sara, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful knowledge with us!
    Could you tell me how can horizontal slow juicers be used as multi-purpose food processor? If that works, so I could give my processor away. Always hope my kitchen could be bigger. ?

  6. Hi Sara, I have been searching information about horizontal and vertical juicer, and I’m glad that I found your page πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the useful information. I have been using horizontal juicer for years and I didn’t know it is still better than vertical. I’m thinking of switching to vertical juicer for wide chute, so that I don’t have to cut into smaller slice especially carrot. I thought vertical juicer is a saver for my cutting trouble. But after reading many reviews from other website, I think I still have to cut into smaller slice whether is horizontal or vertical juicer >_<

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