Looking for a juicer? You have more choices than ever before– though the number of models we enthusiastically recommend is actually pretty short.
Often times, we are asked, “which is the best juicer?”. Choosing a juicer is like choosing an outfit to wear. If you are going swimming, you will wear a bathing suit. If you are going to a formal occasion, you will wear a tuxedo. Choosing a juicer is much the same. You must match the juicer to what you intend to do with the juicer.
There are basically 4 categories of juicers.
1. Citrus Juicers – Citrus juicers juice only citrus fruits. Cheapest among all.
Currently, there is no other citrus juicer that can match the quality and looks of Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Stainless-Steel Motorized Citrus Press. The design team at Breville has done a stellar job with this citrus press. The machine is housed in high-grade stainless steel for outstanding durability and exquisite looks. Yes, it’s on the pricey side, but its super sexy look and plenty of thoughtful features make it worth the expense.
If you’ve ever used a regular electric citrus juicer you know that you really have to press down hard on the top of the fruit to get the cone going and juicing.With Breville 800CPXL you don’t need to to push down hard because active arm system does all the work for you. You can even use just one finger to press down on the arm; it’s that simple.
2. Centrifugal juicers – Centrifugal juicers juice most kinds of fruits and non-leafy vegetables. These juicers have very high speed. Centrifugal juicers will give you a good glass of juice in just mere seconds. Assembly and cleanup is very easy.
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor is our top most pick. This is by far the finest centrifugal juicer ever made. The Juice Fountain series has sold almost a million units around the world and once you experience the performance of this beautifully constructed juicer from Breville, you will certainly understand why.
Due to its Big feed chute ( 3 inch diameter and 7 inch tall) You can process 3 regular size carrots at once or three medium apples or oranges (stacked in the feed chute).No cutting needed.
It has 1000 watt Italian motor that delivers an amazing 13,000 RPM making it fastest juicer we ever reviewed. With this amazing speed it takes only five seconds to make 8 ounce glass of juice. It is also very easy to disassemble and clean. This makes this juicer ideal for on-the-go busy people.
3. Masticating juicers – Single gear Masticating juicers juice most kind of fruits and vegetables. They operate at a slower speed which helps the fruit and veggies retain as many nutrients as possible during the juicing process. These types of juicers will give you a greater yield from your produce. Masticating juicers are harder to assemble and clean than centrifugal juicers.
We all know Masticating juicers keeps the enzymes in track, produce more tasty juice(less watery) and a better yield (especially with organic fruit being so costly) than centrifugal juicers. But masticating juicers generally have small diameter feed slot(requires everything to be cut up into small enough pieces) and you really have to “push” stuff along with the pusher. Unlike any other slow juicer in the world at this point – Kuvings whole slow juicer has 3” wide feed chute. It offers lot of convenience. Put whole apple, carrots, oranges, cucumber, beets in feed chute. No need to use knife except for leafy greens and celery. You will get quality juice with high yield and less oxidation in no time.
Not just juicing, it allows you to make nut butters, frozen desserts etc.
4. Triturating juicers – Triturating or twin gear juicers are the Rolls-Royce of juicers. These type of juicers work well with almost any fruit, nut, vegetable, greens or wheatgrass. Triturating juicers produce the healthiest juice. By operating at slower speeds, they minimize oxidation, which helps retain vital nutrients and enzymes in the juice. They also produce the highest juice yield. But they generally are expensive and a little harder to clean.
For people who are looking for a juicer that can literally juice anything the Green Star Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor is the best choice around. This quality juicer is a beast of a machine that squeezes every last drop out of anything (all fruits, vegetables, wheatgrass etc) that is juiceable. It creates 1.5-3 times more juice (and nutrients) than any centrifugal and single gear masticating juicer. It operates at slower speed and preserves the maximum amount of nutrients in the juices.
If you want a high-end juicer which has maximum versatility, looks stylish, and produces juice with an extremely high yield, then the Green Star Elite is an ideal choice.