How to Choose the Best Juice Extractor / Juicer Machine for You


If you are looking to buy your first juice extractor or are looking to get a new model then this guide will explain the fundamentals of the different electric juicers available. Even though there are many juice extractors on the market to choose from, it is good to know that there are only three basic types –

1) Centrifugal Juicers
2) Masticating Juicers (single gear juicers)
3) Triturating Juicers (twin gear juicers)


Centrifugal Juice Extractors
Centrifugal Juice extractors are made with powerful high-speed motors that make juicing quick and easy. The motors can run anywhere between 3,000RPM to 14,000RPM. This makes the centrifugal juicers the fastest of juicers. If you have limited time in your day and want to make fresh juice as quick as possible then a centrifugal juice extractor is your best choice. Centrifugal juice extractors are generally the cheapest of the various electric juicers available, so they are also a great choice for a limited budget. Two esteened models are the Breville BJE200XL and Breville Juice Fountain Elite.


Breville BJE200XL
Breville BJE200XL Juicer * Stainless-steel electric juicer produces fresh juice quickly and easily
* Heavy-duty and compact with a centered knife
* 700-watt motor that dishes out an amzing 14,000RPM (revolutions per minute)
* Large 3″ feed tube and a micro-mesh stainless steel filter
* Dishwasher friendly parts and custom cleaning brush
* Dimension: 9.5 x 8.8 x 16 inches; Weight: 9 pounds

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Breville Juice Fountain Elite
Book Cover* 1000-watt juicer with 2 speed controls, high (13,000 RPM) and low (6,500 RPM)
* Die-cast steel housing; stainless-steel micromesh filter; titanium-plated cutting disk
* Circular 3-inch feed tube accommodates whole fruits and vegetables
* Pulp container, juicing pitcher, and manual/recipe book included; dishwasher-safe parts
* Locking arm bolts move up to 1/4″ in all directions to ensure a snug fit in the locking arm

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Centrifugal juice extractors work by placing produce into a feed chute where it comes into contact with a round spinning grater blade that looks similar to a cheese grater. The high-speed of this disc then grinds and grates down produce rapidly. Then the centrifugal force created by the high RPM’s separates the pulp from the extracted juice allowing the juice to run out into the collecting container.

The are several main draw backs of a centrifugal juice machine. 1) They are noisy because of the sheer power at which they operate 2) The high RPM’s generate a lot of heat that will kill off some of the enzymes and antioxidants in the fruits and vegetables it juices and produce a slightly less nutritious juice than a masticating juicer. 3) Centrifugal juicers are not very good at juicing leafy greens, and cannot juice wheatgrass.


Masticating Juice Extractors
Masticating juice masticating juice extractorextractors run at a slower speed than centrifugal juicers and extract juice by a different mechanism. Masticating juicers use a single gear through which produce is broken down slowly and extensively to wring out a considerable amount of juice. So the juice yield, and therefore the nutritional value, is higher than that of a centrifugal juicer. The slow speed of operation also drastically reduces the amount of heat that fruits and vegetables are subject to in comparison to a centrifugal juicer. This preserves a lot more of the living enzymes and antioxidants, producing a juice that is more health promoting. The low speed also makes masticating juicers very quiet machines. So we can see why masticating juicers are the popular choice for those focused on making healthier juice. Some of the best reviewed masticating juicers are the top-selling Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer, the Omega 8005 juicer and the Omega VRT330.

Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer
Book Cover* Slow juicer provides maximum nutrition and taste from juiced fruits, vegetable, and grasses
* Dual-stage extraction crushes then presses for increased yield and minimum waste
* Small footprint, quiet operation, and attractive design; ; easy self-cleaning feature
* Includes fine and coarse dual stage screens, pulp extraction plugs, self-cleaning screen holder, two 50-ounce juicing cups, tamper, brush, and instruction manual
* Measures 9-3/4 inches long by 6-3/4 inches wide by 15-3/4 inches high; 10-year warranty
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This video clearly shows how the hurom preserves antioxidants. The richer in color a juice is the more antioxidants it contains because antioxidants are also the pigments that give fruits and vegetables their color.

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Omega 8005 Juicer
Book Cover* “Masticating-style” Single Augur juice extractors
* Dual-Stage Juicing System for Maximum Efficiency
* Built-in reverse eliminates clogging.
* Body is Plastic painted with a silver chrome finish
* Manufacturers 10 year Limited Warranty

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This video is demonstrates the Omega 8006 and the Omega VRT330. Notice how effortlessly the Omega VRT330 pulls vegetables through the feed tube. There is no ‘muscle’ needed on the users behalf.

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The main downside of masticating juicers is that the juicing time takes longer than centrifugal juicers and they are heavier machines.


Triturating Juice Extractors
Triturating juice extractors are the elite of juice extractors and work in the same way as a masticating juicer but with two gears and not one. The gears run side by side and extremely close together. As vegetables pass through the gears they get just about every last drop of juice squeezed out of them at a very slow speed. So triturating juice extractors are a little more effective than single gear masticating juicers and produce a higher yield and less oxidation. For this reason triturating juicers provide the best benefits of juicing. These juicers are exceptionally good for wheat grass juicing and for other ‘thin’ vegetables like leafy greens. Naturally, triturating juice extractors are more expensive too. Recommended models include the Green Power Juicer and the Rolls-Royce of juicer the Super Angel 3500.


Green Power Juicer
Book Cover* Bio-ceramic & magnetic technology ionizes juice delaying oxidation keeping juice fresh for 72hrs!
* Juice fruit, vegetables, wheatgrass, leafy greens and even make mochi, baby food and tasty dessert!
* Continuously juices preventing pulp from clogging, resulting in dry pulp and nutrient rich juice.
* Large feeding chute, light weight and incredibly easy to clean up. Includes multi-purpose kit.
* 90 day Unconditional Guarantee
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A quirky but informative video that shows the versatility of the Green Juicer

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Super Angel 3500
Book CoverSuper Angel Living Juice Extractor will juice almost anything from carrot and apples to wheatgrass and spinach. It is not limited to just regular juicing. You can also enjoy soy milk and delicious tofu. The revolutionary, all stainless steel design, incorporates a twin gear impeller press system that powerfully rotates at a low 86 rpm (the most ideal speed) keeping all enzymes and nutrients alive in the juice.
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by Darren Haynes



62 Responses to “How to Choose the Best Juice Extractor / Juicer Machine for You”

  1. Sonjia Crutchfield says:

    I noticed that you didn’t include information about the vitamix 5200. How does it compare to these listed above?

  2. veronica says:

    Hi Sonjia,

    the vitamin 5200 is a blender, this article is only for juice extractors.

  3. Vince says:

    Excellent review! I was going to get the Breville, but after seeing how the VRT330 uses so much less raw foods to create the juice I figure I will save so much in food costs, the extra purchase price is not a factor.

    Thank you!
    Vince

  4. Sonic98 says:

    I originally was going to get one of the Centrifugals, and I was looking at Breville like the previous poster, after seeing to on Joe Cross’ website. But now I guess I’ll look at the Masticating ones. They’re kinda steep in price for me, and the Tri’s are way too up there. Haven’t seen a much lower price on ebay, so I guess I might have to cough up the cash at some point

  5. Lilia Lauer says:

    I had centrifugal juices: by Breville and by Jack Lalanne. I did not like the pulp amount that was getting with the juice. (both brands) The explanation for masticating juicer makes sense, and I will try it to compare. Meanwhile, on the subject of juicing… everyone must drink at least 8 oz. of vegetable juice every day to promote a healthy body and good living.

  6. Cynthia says:

    I am purchasing the Waring Pro JXE450 and it has 850 watts/ 2 speed. Do you think this is a good purchase?

  7. veronica says:

    Hi Cynthia,

    I haven’t used the Waring Pro JXE 450 so I cannot give a personal opinion on it, but the reviews on amazon for it look pretty good in general, it has a 4 star rating which is a little better than the Jack LaLanne juicers, which get between 3 to 4 stars depending on the model.

    Darren

  8. Ghislaine Demombynes says:

    Thank you for great explanations. I choose the omega 8005 and just put my order on Amazon. I believe raw and live food is fundamental to both physical and mental health: You are what you eat!!! Thank you again!

  9. Maurissa says:

    So if I have the Jack Lelanne pro, what does that mean in terms of what I can/cannot juice. Since the other types juice leafy greens better, does that mean there are some recipes I should avoid with my juicer?

  10. veronica says:

    Hi Maurissa,

    The Jack LaLanne was the very first juicer that we got, we have other juicers that we use too, but we still use the Jack LaLanne also. You don’t need to avoid juicing leafy greens like spinach and kale, it is just that the Jack LaLanne (and other centrifugal juicers) are less effective at getting a good juice yield out of them, but it still gets some juice. The best thing to do is wet the leaves and roll them up into balls, this gives them some “substance” so that you can get a better yield that putting them in the feed chute as is.

    Wheatgrass and herbs are way to thin to be juiced at all in the Jack LaLanne, and will effectively produce no juice.

    Darren

  11. Monica says:

    I am thinking of purchasing the Kuvings Multi-Purpose Masticating Juicer because it seems to be more in my price range. Do you think this will be effective since its still a masticating juicer but not one of the top 3 you have recommended?

  12. veronica says:

    Hi Monica,

    I have not tried the Kuvings Masticating Juicer yet, but it looks like a cute machine. I read the reviews on amazon.com to get a feel for it, and I see that overall it has a good score based on 12 reviews. The main review that caught mu attention was a 3 star review. Who ever wrote the review is an experienced juicer and has been using the machine 5 to 6 times a day (don’t know how he pulls that off!), and he says that the machine didn’t hold up for heavy duty use and that his Omega J8004 is much better in this respect.

    Darren

  13. Carol Stevens says:

    I have the juicer but was watching some videos on juicing but they used a high powered blender and said that was better due to the fact you use everything and where the juicer leaves behind all the pulp. So I bought a commercial blender the Omega one and tried it today with carrots and spinach and apple and it did not do very good in blending anything together … I dont know if I did something wrong but anyway had to take everything out of blender then I put it thru my juicer and got the results I wanted… disappointed about the blender though, maybe that will be better just for fruits.

  14. Marty says:

    Recently purchased a Breville Model JE98XL before I read your grading of juicers. Would the additiol coast to upgrade to an Omega 600 really be beneficial if I am truly looking for the best juicer for the nutritional value? We haven’t opened the box as yet..and willing to exchange. Didn’t want to go through the trouble if I can get the same with breville and a one a day vitamin. I need to ensure I’m getting the most nutrients as possible. Appreciate your candid reply thanks, Marty

  15. veronica says:

    Hi Marty,

    When you say Omega 600, do you mean Omega 8006? I am not sure what the Omega 600 is, it looks like there is an Omega 600 series, but they are blenders. If you are talking about the Omega 8006 masticating juicer, then it definitely provides more nutrition than the Breville JE98XL, or any of the Breville juicers because they are all centrifugal machines. All the same, centrifugal machines still produce nutritious healthy juice, it is just that the masticating machines produce even more nutritious juice, especially when it comes to antioxidants and enzymes. So if the most nutrition is what you are aiming for then an Omega juicer machine will trump the Breville.

    However, the triturating juicer machines, such as the Green Power Juicer, produce a little more nutrition than the masticating machines,and produces the most nutritious juices.

    Ultimately, all types of juicing machines produce health-promoting nutritious juice, but if you want to get into finer detail and maximum nutrition then masticating and triturating machines are the way to go!

    Darren

  16. Corie says:

    I recently was given the Omega VRT330 for Christmas and LOVE it… my husband did a ton of research before buying! My only question is… my kids and I are used to a sweeter juice, so to get them to drink the OJ that I made last night I had to add some honey but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for making it a healthy sweet! I think there might have been some tart oranges in the bag that I bought!! Which I’m sure will happen so I need some ideas! Thank you!!

  17. Marty says:

    Again, love this particular site. Very helpful. Believe it or not…still haven’t used my new Breville. this next question may bring a chuckle to your day….due to not wanting to invest any more money into a juicer that would not bring a noticeable difference, what are your thoughts on cans of V-8 juices. All vegetables.. I know, I know….but would like your thoughts on the actual vitamin and nutrient content. Do they get lost with the process from manufacturing and displays on grocers shelves?

  18. veronica says:

    Hi Marty,

    Get that Breville going :-)

    packaged juices are always less in nutrition due to the heating and filtering processes used to kill off bacteria to give the juices a shelf life. This process can also add chemicals into the mix. Some V-8 also contain added salt and/or sugar. Antioxidants (including vitamin C), and enzymes are the most effected by the processing methods.

    Darren

  19. Kurt says:

    I am expecting my Super Angel 5500 to show up in the mail tomorrow – my first juicer but I went ahead and bit the bullet. I did tons of research on juicers and was convinced the twin gear was the way to go – based on everything I read, it seemed like the Super Angel 5500 was the Cadillac as long as price wasn’t an issue. My questions to you is – would you agree? You seem to promote the Green Power – any reason why?

  20. Leah says:

    Hello,
    I just purchased the juice extractor by ge it is a two speed 800 watt juicer. I am new to this, will this machine do what is needed? Thanks for your time

  21. Kim says:

    Any advice on the other Breville juicers? I’m debating between the Breville Compact Juice Extractor, the Breville Juice Fountain Plus, or the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer? I only have $100 – $150 to spend :(
    Please help me with my decision!

  22. veronica says:

    Hi Kim, TO be honest with you, I think the Breville company makes the best centrifugal juicer, and I would definitely by the Breville compact juice fountain rather than the Jack Lalanne Juicer. While my Jack Lalanne juicer has done well, there has been enough people complaining that their motor burns out, not a complaint I have seen with the Breville machines. In fact I may have to adjust this page to reflect this information.

    Darren

  23. veronica says:

    Hi Leah, it is not a juice extractor that I have used first hand, but I see a few people on youtube have been using it successfully, so it looks like it does the job!

    Darren

  24. veronica says:

    Kurt – I really like both of them, and you will see that I promote them both on this page, it is just the price range is not realistic for everyone.

  25. pau says:

    Hi, i currently own a breville centrifugal juicer, that i want to replace with a vitamix blender due to the benefit of getting the pulp. So after reading this interesting article i am confused. my question is how can i get the benefit of more nutrients with a masticating juicer or with a vitamix-blender? i want to replace my juicer ASAP what should i buy? thanks

  26. veronica says:

    Hi Pau,

    If you want the benefit of the pulp and its rich fiber content then you definitely want to go with a vitamix-blender. A masticating or centrifugal juicer removes the pulp, the difference is that a masticating juicer extracts more nutrients/juice from the pulp than a centrifugal machine, but it still discards the pulp all the same.

    Darren

  27. April says:

    I just bought a Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro juice extractor a couple weeks ago. It was $60 on the Walmart website. It had great reviews, comparable to the much pricier Breville. I have been using it daily and I absolutely love it, you can’t beat the price either. It is loud, but I don’t suppose it would be all that quiet to juice whole fruits and vegetables! I love the juicer, it puts out a great amount of juice. Yay for a good price to have really good health benefits!

  28. Shayna says:

    Hi Veronica and Darren,
    Have a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer. Wondering if you knew how significant the nutrient loss through oxidation is if I juice in the morning and consume it 5 hours later. Interested to hear your thought/experiences. :)

  29. Diane says:

    I would like to buy a centrifugal juicer – I think about the Green Star Elite GSE 5000 or Omega 8006. Which one is better or do you have another reference.Thank you for you help.

  30. Diane says:

    I would like to buy a centrifugal juice extractor. Can you give your opinion for these models : Green Star Elite GSE – 5000 or Omega 8005. If you have another model to suggest,please do. Thank you.

  31. linda ross says:

    Hi,pls i want to start a natural juice making kitchen in my country with fruits like oranges,apple,water lemons,etc. What kind of juice extractor should i go based on the durability,speed, less noise and more nutitious juice for my customers. Tanx

  32. Emily says:

    Can the single auger and twin gear machines be used instead of a vitamix, so long as they have the homogenizing function? I have been thinking about getting a vitamix for some time, to make smoothies, nut milks and to blend things more thoroughly than my food processor. But Since I’ve been looking into getting a new juicer and found some have this homogenizing function now I’m wondering if I just get a really good juicer, which I can use for all the functions, and hold on to my food processor for the fine chopping. Seems like a single auger juicer may be easier to clean than a vitamix. If I wanted to make a smoothie consisting of some juice and some blended soft fruits unsuitable for juicing, couldn’t I just change to the homogenizing screen after juicing, switch the collection containers, proceed to mince the soft fruit into the juice, and then stir the finished result? or possibly run the finished result through the homogenising screen (juice and all) to produce a smooth drink? hope I’m making sense…

  33. Connie says:

    Do not buy the Jack Lalane. I have one and the piece that blade screws onto is made of plastic and it broke. We tried to glue it together so I would not have to buy a new one and it worked one more time and now its broke again and it can not be fixed. Of course there is a 10 year warranty but that is on the motor not the plastic piece that is attached to the motor well, I can buy the part I need because they sell it but the part must be the entire motor. After researching this I found that many many people have had this issue with their Jack Lalane Juicer. So I have decided not to buy the part and instead find me a better product. Do your research this is a great investment but like any investment it must be researched for a better outcome..

  34. veronica says:

    Hi Emily,

    I think I understand what you mean! It certainly sounds like that would work if you just stir the finished result, which sounds like the easier option, although it is not something I have done myself so I can’t 100% guarantee it, but it sounds like a really healthy drink.

    Darren

  35. Michael says:

    Hey i was thinking about buying the Jack Lallane Powerjuicer. Would it be a complete waste being that the nutrient, antioxidant and enzymes are very low? Should I hold out for a more effective juicer?

  36. Barb says:

    What about the Ninja Kitchen System 1100? I saw it on an infomercial and it seemed to be quite loud but it does total jucing.

  37. veronica says:

    Hi Barb,

    The Ninja Kitchen System is actually blender, not a juicer, so it blends fruits and veggies but doesn’t actually juice. Blenders also make awesome and healthy drinks, but I am only reviewing juicer machines on this page.

    Darren

  38. veronica says:

    Hi Michael,

    The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is a centrifugal style juicer machine (as are all the breville juicer machines). Centrifugal juicer machines still create very nutritious drinks, it is just that masticating juicers and triturating juicers create even more nutritious drinks, especially when it comes to antioxidants. My very first juicer was a Jack LaLanne Juicer, but if I knew then what I know now, then I would hold out for a masticating machine, but all the same I was still enjoying healthy juice with the Jack LaLanne!

    Darren

  39. Roxanne says:

    Thank you Darren & Veronica for this informative website. I was not aware of the differences in juicers, nor had I even heard of a triturating juicer before. I have an old school Jack LaLanne Junior and need an upgrade, so your webite has proven quite helpful. Thanks Again!

    Roxanne

  40. David says:

    Hi,am reading this from KENYA(AFRICA)are this Juicers available in Kenya since i have not seen them around or do you have a different make comparable?thank you.

  41. chuck says:

    what is the difference in the Green Power Juicer and the HealthMaster that I saw on TV. I am new to juicing and want to make a purchase.

  42. John Dunne says:

    Hello Darren and Veronica,
    Thank you for taking your time to help other people get educated about juicing. Your website is great.
    I am very new to this concept and I would like to permanently incorporate juicing into my lifestyle for weigh loss and over-all health. Based on everything I have read, it seems that the best product for me to buy is the Breville Juice Fountain Elite at $300.
    But I have also read of the virtues of wheatgrass and that I should have a machine that handles it, and apparently the Breville does not. How important is wheatgrass in a healthy diet, and how important is it for a machine that can juice wheatgrass?
    Also, is there any thoughts that you may have regarding the intense speed of this machine (13000 rpm) and the warning that high speed creates heat and therefore kills some of the benefits of the juice?
    Thank you for any thoughts you may have to guide me and many others through this confusing maze.

  43. veronica says:

    Hi John,

    I am glad you brought up these points because they are a source of confusion for those new to juicing or buying their first juice extractor.

    The high speed of the Breville Juice Fountain (and all centrifugal based juice extractors) does create heat that will kill some nutrition. However, juice is so nutritious that even with some nutrients destroyed there is still a plethora of nutrients left over. So the juice created by these machines is still very beneficial, no doubt about it. However, as you stated the Breville (and all centrifugal juicers) cannot juice wheatgrass, the mechanism used and the speed that they juice at cannot extract the juice from something as thin as wheatgrass. They can extract some juice from some thicker leaves like that of kale, spinach, etc, but are not so effective at this. These centrifugal machines are best used for solid items like apples, carrots etc.

    If you want to juice all sorts of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens, wheatgrass and even herbs then a masticating (or triturating) juice extractor is the way to go. They don’t juice as quickly as the Breville, but they juice more thoroughly. They therefore squeeze out more nutrition, and because they create much less heat they don’t kill some nutrition either. So they do produce more nutritious juice. They are a level up from centrifugal machines.

    Wheatgrass is not by any means essential to a diet, you can get a wonderful range of antioxidants and other nutrients by juicing a variety of fruits and veggies. Wheatgrass doesn’t have to be part of it, but in and of itself wheatgrass is a potent little juice. Since masticating juicers cost about the same as the $300 Breville, then it may be worth getting a masticating machine so that you open more options to yourself. Just remember that the key “downside” to masticating juicers is that they take a little more time to make a juice, so if you do want the most rapid option, then a centrifugal machine is the way to go, you just have more limitations in what you can juice.

    Best
    Darren

  44. veronica says:

    Hi Chuck,

    The health master isn’t actually a juice machine, but is a blender. The Green Power Juicer is a high-quality juicing machine. Check out this link to learn more about Juicing vs Blending.

    Darren

  45. John Dunne says:

    Darren,

    Thank you for your quick and informative reply. I am amazed at how many choices there are when it comes to juicers. I can explain in detail the anatomy of the human ear, and the differences between a 3-4 defense and a 4-3, but I am awash in confusion when it comes to the complexities of the juicer market.
    You provide a tremendous service for all of us trying to live a healthier lifestyle through juicing. Thank you again for taking your time to provide this service.
    I watched a youtube.com video about the Breville Fountain Elite and was shocked at how loud the machine was. That fact and your comments have me rethinking my choice for a juicer. I have more questions if you don’t mind…
    Is there a “”below $400″ triturating juicer worthwhile, or are the good ones all more expensive? Can the masticating and triturating machines deal easily with beets and carrots and ginger and things like that?
    I would prefer to make an investment in something that would be quiet, easy to clean, and as inclusive of the many varieties of fruits and vegetables as possible. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks again.

  46. veronica says:

    Hi John,

    I remember the hammer, anvil and stirrup from my biology classes at school but that is where my understanding of ear anatomy ends :-)

    Yep, the Breville is noisy, a little bit like kick starting a motorcycle, but it is super fast. It is a great way to wake the kids up. The cheapest triturating juice I know of is the Green Power Kempo, I have not seen any triturating juicers under $400. It is a great machine, and uses magnets and ionizing technology to bring more alkalinity to the juice, which reduces oxidation and increases the shelf-life of the juice. While this and other triturating machines juice beets, carrots, and ginger effectively, producing higher juice yields and nutritional value than both masticating and centrifugal juicer machines, it is harder work to use the triturating machines. You need to use a bit of muscle to push the tougher vegetables into the twin gears, a little less force is needed for masticating juicers, and less still for centrifugal machines. Even so, I don’t find it overwhelmingly difficult.

    The Green power Kempo comes with a fruit attachment, for juicing softer fruits, which it does fine. You can also make nut butters, baby food, healthy sorbets and pasta with it too. So it does juice the greatest range of fruits and vegetables, including the thin stuff like wheatgrass and even herbs. The noise level is considerably less than that of the centrifugal machines. I also find the triturating machines easier to clean than the centrifugal machines since there are no serrated edges. The spinning discs in centrifugal machines full of small serrated edges need a bit of a scrub compared to the twin gears that simply squeeze and don’t “cut” the produce. The metal filter baskets in centrifugal machines also need a bit of a scrub. Triturating machines wash down easier.

    Darren

  47. John Dunne says:

    Hi Darren,

    I just want to thank you again for all your help with my education about juicers. I decided to buy the Omega VRT350, and used it for the first time tonight. It worked very well. My only hope now is to get used to the taste of the juice. Yuck. (Yes, I am a grown man, and yes, I did use the word yuck.) But I will continue to try different combinations until I find some that I like. I suppose juicing a jelly donut kind of defeats the purpose right? Anyway, thanks again for your help. You guys rock like a beet!
    John

  48. veronica says:

    Your welcome John! I really like those top-loading masticating juicers. The other factor is that they take up less space on the kitchen counter than the more “horizontally-designed” masticating machines. Glad you like it. If you juice a jelly donut – let me know how it turns out :-)

    Darren

  49. Sandi says:

    Wow, what a well done page–loved the you tube feeds also. I feel ready to make the plunge now. I have a Juiceman, and love the juice. I’m beginning a savings plan for the “Rolls Royce” when /If my Juiceman wears out. I love the quiet of the slow speed, love how much more juice you get etc. My Juiceman is a very good little machine, it was a fair price and seems pretty solid. I figured I’d buy a low end one to see if I even liked the juice, the hassle, etc. So far, the only thing I am kind of flummoxed about is come up with good uses for the mountains of pulp I’m creating. My chickens scratch it around, but don’t eat a lot of eat….I saw on one you tube that I can make muffins and crackers…Not sure I want to open up that old addiction. Could you guys start a pulp page??? =) Best wishes.

  50. Amanda says:

    Hi, I was just reading through the recommendations on juicers, and honestly this is the best juicing website I have come across. My boyfriend and I are looking into getting our first juicer, slowly making the transition into eating organics,ect. He seems pretty set on getting a Jack Lalanne juicer (saw the infomercial) will this work well as a starting out juicer? After reading the reviews I really wanted a masticating one, but it is a little out of the price range.

    Thanks!

  51. Jessica Koegel says:

    Hello, I am also considering the Jay Kornich juicer. Has anyone had any experience with this product? thank you. Jessica

  52. laibo otinwa says:

    hello i want to start a natural juice making kitchen in my country swith fruits like pineapple, waterlemon, apple orange grape,e.t.c what kind of juice extractor shd i go for? based on speed, durability, less noise and more nutritious juice for my customers in Africa.thanx

  53. Onyinyechi says:

    Hello,not used to juicing but decided since it helps me consume more fruits than I can chew. My problem is that I tried blending, it didn’t give me what i needed, cause I’ll need to sieve with cheese cloth, which is another work to do. Where can I buy the best juice extractor that can juice cane sugar as well. I am writing this from NIGERIA(WEST AFRICA). Are these Juicers mentioned available here in Nigeria since i have not seen them around? The ones I saw were different.

    Thank you.

  54. Michel says:

    I’m looking to buy a good juicer and I’m not going to make cost an issue. I have a Jack LaLanne powerjuicer and it’s decent but I’m not getting any fiber from it. Is a masticator the way to go? I’d like a machine that grinds veggies down so well you end up with not only enzymes and nutrients but fiber. Your thoughts?

  55. veronica says:

    Hi Onyinyechi,

    I have no idea about the what where and why of juicer machines in Nigeria, that is far outside my reach!!

    Regards
    Darren

  56. John says:

    Hello, new to the juicing world and have wanted to buy a juicer for a while now. The only question I have to ask Darren is this, how do you feel about the new Nutribullet? A distinct advantage for it is that it gets tv time and that makes it seem more “familiar” than all the rest of the juicers. I just need an honest opinion about that product. At the moment im leaning towards the breville but the guy on tv keeps telling me to buy his product haha. Appreciate your timely reply.

    John K.

  57. veronica says:

    Hi John,

    I have never used the nutribullet but it looks pretty neat and very powerful. However, technically it is a blender and not a juice extractor, and I am not as familiar with blenders.

    Darren

  58. Anh Jaehn says:

    Hello Darren,
    It has been so great to find out you blog about juice maker. I am new to juice maker world. I want to buy one to make juice for my family instead of buying commercial juice with preservative. My questions:
    1. Does one and two gears make MUCH different in juice quality?
    2. If my bugget ranging from huron, omega to Green Power, which is the best buy and with which model?

    Thanks for your help

  59. veronica says:

    Hello Anh,

    Sorry for the late response! It is such a great idea to make the change from store-bought juice to fresh juice. To be honest with you, whether you buy the Omega, Hurom, or Green Power you are going to get awesome quality juice that provides excellent health benefits. However, if you do want to get little more juice and nutrition from your fruits and veggies, then the Green Power goes the extra mile because it is a triturating juicer, and the Hurom and Green Power are masticating juicers. So yep, the twin gears do make a difference – not a massive difference, but definitely a difference.

    Darren

  60. solomon says:

    i need a multipurpose juice extractor(commercial)

  61. Lynell says:

    I’d like to know if any of these machines compare to or produce the same results as the NurtiBullet. If so, which one.

    Thanks,

  62. veronica says:

    Hi Lynell,

    The nutribullet looks like a neat little device, but you cannot really make a comparison with the machines reviewed on this page. This page is exclusive to “juice extractors” and not blenders; and the nutribullet is basically a small high-powered blender. The infomercial hypes up the nutribullet to be some other amazing thing different to a blender, but that is just marketing, it is a blender, and not one of the best blenders at that.

    For more info about blending vs juicing check out our page – http://juicerrecipesnow.com/juicing-vs-blending-juicer-vs-blender/

    Cheers
    Darren

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