Juicers are a popular kitchen item, and the trend towards healthy living means the demand for a good juicer will more than likely go up. People buy juicers for a variety of reasons: to make healthy drinks at home, to get their daily dose of fruits and veggies quickly during the day, or because they genuinely like the taste of freshly juiced drinks more than the store bought brands. Whatever the reason, a juicer is a great way to save money on drinks and to ensure you know what ingredients you are consuming.
Juicing has been around for decades, but technology has allowed for more technologically advanced juicers to hit the market in recent years. There are juicers that double as food processors, juicers that have self-cleaning capabilities, and juicers that are just meant for certain fruits and vegetables to be placed inside a chute for processing. Whatever you need, it’s out there.
Purchasing the right juicer is important. If you have limited counter space, you don’t want a huge juicer that won’t fit. If you only want to make fresh orange juice in the morning, you don’t need a juicer that can also make nut butter. There’s no one-size-fits-all juicer on the market. Each is tailored to certain needs, so know what you are specifically looking for before buying.
Things to Consider When Purchasing a Juicer:
- One important thing to decide is what you plan on juicing. There are two main types of juicers, masticating or centrifugal, and they are not created equal. Masticating juicers tend to hold a variety of fruits and veggies and may even work on seeds and nuts. Centrifugal Juicers are mainly for just fruits and veggies, and don’t always do well with leafy greens, though they can usually have large pieces of fruits and veggies fed into them while masticating juicers generally need food that has already been cut into pieces.
- Some juicers provide juice quickly, which is very convenient from a time perspective. Others are slower moving. Why does this matter? Because the faster a juicer works, the more heat it may be producing, and too much friction heat can break down nutrients in the fruits and vegetables you consume.
- Juicers can be loud or extremely quiet. This review will cover the ones who boast engines that run either “whisper quiet” or not very loud. Noise is definitely a consideration, especially if you will be juicing in the morning while others are still sleeping.
The VonShef Digital Juicer boasts a 3600 RPM motor that is as quiet as a whisper. The motor comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so besides being quiet it’s also protected. That’s pretty impressive considering this juicer is high performance and has an extra-large chute that makes placing fruits and vegetables inside easy. Made from stainless steel with dishwasher safe parts for quick cleaning, the VonShef Digital Juicer also comes with a non-drip spout so users can avoid sticky messes. This juicer juices fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and beans. Part of the reason the VonShef is so quiet is because it uses a slow speed approach to juicing that helps foods retain their nutrients. There’s no overheating with this 150 watt motor, and the final product should contain less pulp and more nutrients.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
The 70 watt motor on the Epica is high powered but still quiet. The Epica juices quickly, allowing for homemade orange juice to be poured directly into the glass for breakfast in a timely manner. The clog-free system and three part machine is easy to run and simple to clean. This juicer is a perfect size for any kitchen and won’t take up an overwhelming amount of counter space.
Two reamers are included so fruit of any size can be accommodated. The mesh strainer helps prevent clogging. With the auto start/stop feature, it only takes the push of one button to have a fresh squeezed glass of juice ready in seconds.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
Cuisinart has made a name for themselves as a company who does cookware right, and the Cuisinart 1000 Watt 5 Speed Juicer is no exception. This juicer has five speed settings and a three inch feed tube that can hold fruits and vegetables. Parts on the juicer are dishwasher safe, and the motor is powerful while still being extremely quiet. The flow spout is designed to stop dripping, which eliminates cleaning the counters or the floor after messy spills. There is a pulp container that holds two liters worth of pulp, and the pitcher for the actual juice holds one liter and can be transferred to the refrigerator easily. A special treat that’s included with the Cuisinart is a foam disk filter. The filter basket is designed to reduce the amount of foam in the juice, ensuring a smooth, delicious product every time.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
Unlike juicers that brag about how fast they can get the job done, Hurom markets itself as a slow squeezing juicer. The reason? Hurom’s juicer produces 35% more juice with their slow squeezing technology, as well as lessoning the amount of pulp that ends up in the final product. Besides making their juicer quiet, Hurom has also made it easy to clean. The self-cleaning capabilities of this juicer cleans the inside chamber, ensuring less work for you when the juicing is over. Not just for fruits, this juicer is built to handle vegetables, nuts, and wheatgrass, just to name a few. The Ultem strainer and auger moves slowly, which means you don’t have to worry about heat zapping useful nutrients from within the food. All parts of the machine that come into contact with the food are BPA free, and two cleaning brushes are included to get to parts not taken care of by the self-cleaning mechanism.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
The Jason Vale Fusion Juicer is a centrifugal juicer that can make fresh juice in less than a minute. However, this juicer doesn’t strictly rely on speed to get the job done. To reduce the amount of heat produced, this juicer contains a whisper quiet 3600 RPM motor that depends heavily on torque. That means the nutritional quality of the juice won’t be adversely affected by large amounts of heat that will break down the nutrients. The parts on this juicer are dishwasher safe, and it’s a good size for any kitchen. Included with the Jason Vale Fusion Juicer is a juicer recipe book so you will be able to try new recipes immediately.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
The quiet 3600 RPM motor is covered by a limited lifetime warranty, so you can use the Jack Lalanne’s juicer anytime you want and not worry about damage to the motor. This juicer is stainless steel and produces juice quickly, with an extra-large chute for fruits and vegetables. The parts are dishwasher safe, and the non-drip spout ensures less mess. Easy to assemble, this juicer also contains a stainless steel blade to ensure all food is properly peeled and cored for the smoothest juice.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
The Omega is a low speed juicer that flaunts quality juices by preventing oxidation. This masticating juicer can handle way more than produce. Feel free to make homemade baby food, soy milk, or nut butters, all while enjoying the quiet sound of the Omega. The low speed means a longer life for the motor, and the Ultem Auger is considered to be eight times stronger than many other plastics. The Omega process allows for very little pulp. For customers, that translates to saving money since more juice is being pulled from food for consumption. Though it is recommended that the Omega be placed on a towel to stop the little bit of noise that normally occurs with juicing, the fact that this model doesn’t grind food automatically means there should be less noise during the juicing process.AVAILABLE ON AMAZON