Juicing can be a great way to get more essential nutrients in your body.

But how do you pick a juicer that helps you achieve your health goals?

Not to worry.

We’ve put together this guide of Best Juicers 2019-2020 to help you pick the right juicing machine!

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What Is the Best Juicer for 2019-2020?

Well,

The only way you can find the best juicer for you is by thinking about your requirements first:

  • If you plan to make a lot of green juices, you’ll need a masticating or twin gear juicer.
  • If you only want to juice oranges or other citrus fruits, you’ll be fine with a citrus press.
  • A centrifugal juicer might be a good option if you want to make simple veggie juices.

In this Best Juicers 2019-2020 Guide, we’ll take a look at the highest-rated products in each category. If you’re new to juicing, you might want to read our Juicer Buying Guide or FAQ first.

But now, let’s get to know the best juicers on the market in the 2019/2020 season.

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Editor's Choice
Omega J8008C Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center Creates Fruit...
Best Centrifugal Juicer!
Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold
Best Twin Gear Juicer
Super Angel DELUXE Model with Soft Fruit Extracting Housing - Replaces...
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Omega J8008C
Breville BJE430SIL
Super Angel Deluxe
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Centrifugal
Twin Gear
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Editor's Choice
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Omega J8008C Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center Creates Fruit...
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Omega J8008C
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Masticating
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Best Centrifugal Juicer!
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Breville BJE430SIL The Juice Fountain Cold
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Breville BJE430SIL
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Centrifugal
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Best Twin Gear Juicer
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Super Angel DELUXE Model with Soft Fruit Extracting Housing - Replaces...
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Super Angel Deluxe
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Twin Gear
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1. Omega J8008C Nutrition Center – Best Masticating Juicer 2019-2020

The Omega J8008C Nutrition Center wins my vote as the best masticating juicer for 2019-2020.

It produces highly nutritious juice, works great on wheatgrass/leafy greens, and can be used to make other things such as nut butter or pasta – no wonder it’s been Omega’s top-selling model for years!

Who is it for

The Omega J8008C is the right choice if:
  • You don’t mind spending 40+ minutes on juicing
  • You want to juice wheatgrass and leafy greens
  • You’re worried about juice quality
  • You’re looking for a multifunctional kitchen tool

The Omega J8008C is a powerful, quiet and easy-to-use machine. This juicer gets a thumbs up!

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Juicing Process

The Omega J8008C is a masticating juicer (aka a slow juicer or a cold press juicer) which means it slowly squeezes and presses the produce to extract the liquid. This makes the juicing process already quite long, but prep time certainly adds to it:

The chute of the J8008C is only 1.5 inches (~ 3.8 cm) wide, so you have to cut up the fruits and veggies before feeding them into the juicer. If you’re making more than one glass of juice at a time, you may end up spending more time in the kitchen than you expected.

To save time, it’s actually better to make a larger quantity of juice in one go. It takes about 45 minutes to make 50 ounces of juice, including prep time and cleaning up.

Making lots of juice at once is not a problem when it comes to keeping it fresh:

Juice made with the Nutrition Center lasts up to 3 days when stored in tightly sealed compartments in the fridge.

The Omega is pretty easy to clean, and it takes about 5 minutes by hand. Most parts are also dishwasher safe, so that makes clean-up even easier.

Use It For

This is one of the main reasons why the J8008C is the best masticating juicer for 2019-2020:

It works great with all types of fruits and vegetables, including wheatgrass and leafy greens!

Most other juicers, including many masticating juicers, fall short when it comes to juicing wheatgrass, but this Omega model is very efficient and perfect for making green juices.

Tip:

When juicing soft fruits such as ripe apples, alternate them with hard foods to help push the soft pulp further and prevent them from clogging the juicer. Juicing soft fruits alone won’t give good results.

Juice Quality and Texture

Juice made with masticating juicers is more nutritious than juice made with centrifugal juice extractors:

Masticating juicers work by squeezing and pressing the fruits at a slow speed, so they don’t produce much foam, helping to prevent oxidation. The squeezing and pressing actions also help preserve the precious nutrients.

Another reason why the Omega is the best in this category:

After the juicing process is complete, you’re left with relatively dry pulp. This is great news for anyone who hates to waste food. You also know you’re getting the maximum nutrients out of it!

Run the juice through a strainer before consuming if you prefer smooth, pulp-free juice. Juice made with the Omega juicer definitely has some texture.

Features

The Omega J8008 is a multifunctional nutrition center and besides juicing you can also:

  • Make nut butter or nut milk
  • Grind spices and coffee
  • Mince herbs and garlic
  • Make pasta

Other features include:

  • Powerful two horsepower motor
  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • 8x stronger auger than previous models
  • Slow juicing at 80 RMP
  • Automatically ejects pulp
  • Quiet
  • 15-year warranty

SUMMARY
The Omega J8008C is the best masticating juicer for 2019-2020 and rightly so – it works well with all types of produce, is excellent for juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens, doesn’t waste food AND comes with different attachments that allow you to make nut milk, pasta, and more.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • The juicing process is quite long
  • Need to cut up produce before juicing
  • Doesn’t work so well with soft fruits
  • Juice texture is not smooth

We also love – Breville “Big Squeeze”

Breville is known for their high-quality centrifugal juicers, but the company now also makes masticating juicers. The BJS700SIL “Big Squeeze” is one of their newest models and a decent alternative to our top pick Omega 8008C.

The “Big Squeeze” comes in a stylish upright design, has a wide feed juice, and includes a forward/reverse button that prevents the juicer from clogging. Let’s take a closer look at its other features.

Who is it for

The Breville “Big Squeeze” BJS700SIL is good for you if:
  • You have more than 45 minutes to spend on juicing
  • You want to juice mostly hard fruits and vegetables
  • Juice quality is important to you
  • You’re looking for a product that doesn’t take too much counter space

JUICING PROCESS

Like the Omega 8008C reviewed above, the “Big Squeeze” is a masticating juicer:

It extracts nutrients and liquids by squeezing and chewing the fruits and veggies you feed into it.

Now, what makes this model stand out among other slow juicers is that it comes with two chute feeds:

  • One side is 3 inches wide (twice wider than that of the Omega) and perfect for whole foods like apples or tomatoes.
  • The narrower shoot is for smaller veggies like leafy greens, carrots, celery, etc.

The ability to drop large chunks of vegetables/fruits into the juicer seriously reduces prep time, especially when compared to the Omega J8008C.

Make sure to read the manual carefully before using the “Big Squeeze” – knowing what you can feed through either side is essential for success!

Juice made with the BJS700SIL stays fresh for up to 3 days when stored in airtight containers in the fridge.

When it comes to cleaning the machine, there are two handy tools that come with the product: a brush and a cleaning tool for the juicing screen, auger, and other parts (there are 5-6 pieces that need cleaning after every use).

USE IT FOR

The BJS700SIL “Big Squeeze” works best with hard foods such as fresh apples, carrots, celery, etc. Like the Omega 8008C, it also works great with leafy greens (make sure to juice fresh greens though – if they’ve started to wilt already, you won’t get much juice out of them!).

If making pure wheatgrass juice is your main goal, this is NOT the juicer for you. It does a decent enough job when you alternate wheatgrass with other vegetables, but it’s just not efficient enough for pure green juice.

There are some complaints about softer produce clogging the juicer, but there are three ways you can prevent this:

  1. Use the forward/reverse button to help the machine process the pulp.
  2. Alternate ripe fruits with hard foods to help push the soft pulp further.
  3. Cut things like celery and carrots into 1-inch pieces before juicing.

JUICE QUALITY AND TEXTURE

Like all masticating juicers, the “Big Squeeze” produces highly nutritious juice due to the slow pressing, grinding, and squeezing technology it uses. The pulp comes out nice and dry, and the juicer doesn’t produce almost any foam.

What I love most about this Breville model though is that the juice comes out perfectly mixed:

“Big Squeeze” comes with a spout plug that keeps the juice in the juicing bowl, constantly mixing and stirring it during operation, resulting in fuller flavor and more even texture!

FEATURES

  • Reverse/forward button
  • Dual chute system
  • Stainless steel filter
  • Strong ABS plastic housing
  • BPA-free juicing jug (made of tritan)
  • 240-watt motor
  • 10-year limited warranty

SUMMARY
Breville’s “Big Squeeze” is an excellent slow juicer and a great alternative to our main pick Omega J8008C. It can’t handle wheatgrass very well, but it works perfectly with other fresh fruits and veggies, including leafy greens.

Unique features like the dual chute system, the reverse/forward button, and the spout plug push it way past its closest competitors. And it’s definitely a great choice for someone looking for a high-quality vertical juicer that doesn’t take too much space!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Doesn’t handle wheatgrass very well
  • Soft produce can easily clog the pulp outlet
  • In a premium price range
  • May not suit kitchens with low upper cabinets

Other Masticating Juicers to Consider

  • Omega NC900HDC Nutrition Center – One of the newest Omega models on the market, this juicer comes with a wider feed chute, allowing you to reduce prep and juicing time. It’s just as efficient in juicing all types of produce as the Omega J8008C and comes with a long 15-year
  • Hurom H-Z Slow Juicer – Available in matte black, rose gold, and silver, this sleek and modern-looking Hurom juicer is great for small kitchens as it comes in a compact upright design. Able to process most fruits and veggies, including leafy greens, it’s a good investment for anyone looking for a quiet and easy-to-clean product.

2. Breville BJE430SIL (Juice Fountain Cold) – Best Centrifugal Juicer 2019-2020

The Breville BJE430SIL (Juice Fountain Cold) is the best centrifugal juicer for 2019-2020.

It performs just as well as other high-end Breville juicers but comes at a more reasonable price. It’s also the only model to use the innovative Cold Spin Technology designed to preserve delicate nutrients and extend shelf life.

Who is it for

Choose Breville’s Juice Fountain Cold if:
  • You don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to juicing
  • You want to make simple fruit/veggie juices
  • You don’t mind juice that comes out frothy
  • You also want to make fruit purees

Breville is the top-rated brand in the world juicer market. Breville BJE430SIL is a great example of their masterpieces.

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Juicing Process

Being a centrifugal juicer, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold is very fast in extracting delicious juice from your favorite fruits and vegetables.

Prep time is minimal as the Juice Fountain comes with a 3.3-inch (~ 8 cm) chute. Most fruits will fit into it in one piece, and you just have to cut the larger ones in half.

You don’t have to spend too much time cleaning it either as most parts are dishwasher safe. If you plan to leave it unwashed for the day, rinse the pieces and clean the filter with a brush first.

The Breville is a great choice for a juicer because the whole process of prepping, extracting the liquid, and cleaning up takes only 20 minutes!

Use It For

Centrifugal juicers are generally best for hard produce such as carrots, apples, celery, etc. This is true with the Juice Fountain Cold too, but it also works well with citruses. Soft fruits like tomatoes, avocado, and strawberries can be turned into a puree using the low speed.

Unfortunately, the BJE430SIL is not suitable for juicing wheatgrass or leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens. You could try wrapping them around other foods, alternating them with hard fruits and vegetables, or juicing them at low speed but don’t expect too much of it.

Juice Quality and Texture

The criticism with centrifugal juicers is that they work at high speeds, which supposedly produces heat and destroys vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

Breville took customers’ concerns seriously and came up with an innovative Cold Spin Technology, a system that’s supposed to help preserve nutrients.

It’s definitely a good marketing move but:

There’s actually no proof that centrifugal juicers produce more heat or destroy more enzymes than masticating juicers!

What we do know for sure is that high speeds expose the nutrients to oxygen, which causes oxidation and thus degrades them faster. Surprisingly, the Cold Spin Technology is able to extend the shelf life of your juice compared to other centrifugal juicers:

Juice made with Juice Fountain Cold can stay good for up to three days in the fridge.

The juice comes out nice and smooth, but the high speed separates it. Mix it gently before consuming if this is an issue for you.

Compared to the Omega masticating juicer reviewed above, the pulp comes out more wet, and the juice yield is lower too. This is very common with centrifugal juicers, including the Juice Fountain Cold. Run the pulp through the extractor a few more times to squeeze out the maximum.

Features

  • Two speeds
  • Includes a 70 oz jug, which can be used to store the liquid
  • Large pulp container
  • Automatically ejects pulp
  • Stainless steel build
  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • 1-year warranty

SUMMARY
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold is the best centrifugal juicer for 2019-2020. It’s compact, comes with a wide chute that makes juicing a breeze, works great on most hard-fleshed fruits and vegetables and best of all, comes at a great price.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Juice yield is low compared to masticating juicers
  • The pulp comes out wet and needs to be juiced more than once
  • Not good for juicing leafy greens
  • Noisy
  • Short warranty
  • Produces foam/separates the juice

We also love – Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor

The CJE-1000 is a great centrifugal juicer to consider if you’re on a budget. Manufactured by the leading home appliance brand Cuisinart, the juicer offers just as much juicing power as our top pick Breville Juice Fountain Cold.

Compared to the Breville unit, the CJE-1000 is quieter, has three more speed options, and comes with a three times longer warranty. Let’s look at other reasons why it’s a good alternative to the Breville.

Who is it for

Consider the Cuisinart CJE-1000 if:
  • You want to make small quantities of juice fast
  • You’d be mainly juicing hard-fleshed fruits and vegetables
  • You don’t want any froth in your juice
  • You’re looking for a product in a competitive price range

JUICING PROCESS

The Breville CJE-1000 is a very fast (but quiet!) juice extractor with a 1000-watt motor and speeds up to 10,000 RPMs. It comes with five different speed options, giving you more control over how you juice:

  • Soft foods can be processed with the low setting
  • Hard, dense foods require the fastest speeds
  • Medium-density foods like pineapples and apples can be processed with medium speeds.

The feed tube is roughly the same size as that of the Juice Fountain Cold – 3 inches compared to Breville’s 3.3 – and prepping takes only about 5 minutes. All you have to do is wash your produce and then feed it into the juicer as a whole. That’s excellent news for busy people who still want to lead a healthy lifestyle!

Cleaning is very easy too, as many of the parts are dishwasher safe. Be sure to check the owners manual to know which parts can’t be washed in the machine though.

The whole juicing process takes about 10-15 minutes from assembly to clean up.

USE IT FOR

Like the Breville Juice Fountain Cold, the CJE-1000, too, works best with hard-fleshed fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, celery, cucumbers, etc.

It’s not that great for making green juices from leafy greens like spinach or wheatgrass due to the high speeds it operates on.

If you do intend to process greens, there are a couple of things you can do to maximize the juice yield:

  • feed the greens between hard produce and use the lowest speed setting
  • stack all leaves in the chute before processing

JUICE QUALITY AND TEXTURE

Since the CJE-1000 is a centrifugal juicer, some loss of nutrients is inevitable.

Why?

The reasons lie in the high-speed technology that centrifugal juicers use:

  • It prevents the blades from penetrating the produce deeply enough to extract all the nutrients
  • The speed causes oxidation which destroys some nutrients
  • It traps more air which causes froth and further increases oxidation
  • Leftover fruit gets quickly ejected resulting in half-processed pulp

That said, the loss of nutrients is minor, and there are many factors at play that affect the quality of the juice. To extract the maximum of nutrients, run the pulp through the juicer multiple times.

Now regarding texture, juice made with the CJE-1000 comes out nice and smooth because of the unique foam-reducing filter basket Cuisinart has incorporated into their unit.

Juice made with this Breville juicer keeps good up to 24 hours in a tightly-sealed container. However, you should consume it on the same day to get the maximum nutrients.

FEATURES

  • Five speed options
  • 1-quart juice pitcher
  • 67-ounce pulp collector
  • Die-cast/stainless-steel housing
  • Foam-reducing filter basket
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Anti-drip spout
  • 3-year warranty

SUMMARY
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 is a high-quality yet reasonably-priced juicer that’s an excellent choice for those health-conscious people who are on a budget.

It works great with most hard-fleshed vegetables and produces nicely smooth juice with minimal froth. The five different speeds, the anti-drip flow spout, and a long 3-year warranty make it one of the best buys in 2019 & 2020.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Quite large so may not suit smaller kitchens
  • Not so great for processing leafy greens
  • Leaves pulp quite wet

Other Centrifugal Juicers to Consider

  • Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus – The Juice Fountain Plus is an older version of the Juice Fountain Cold reviewed above. It is a fast juice extractor that works best with hard produce and citrus fruits. It comes with two speed options that allow you to process soft, hard, and medium fleshed fruits at suitable speeds. It’s a great juicer if you’re looking for a dependable and well-rated product.

3. Super Angel Deluxe – Best Twin Gear Juicer 2019-2020

The Super Angel Deluxe is a premium class stainless steel juicer and the winner of our best twin gear juicer 2019-2020 award.

It’s powerful, made from high-quality materials and produces highly nutritious juice. It’s definitely an investment but one worth making if you want to buy something that lasts a long while.

Who is it for

Super Angel Deluxe is the best pick if:
  • You are a seasoned juicer
  • You don’t mind spending 30+ minutes on juicing
  • You want to juice all types of fruits and veggies
  • You’re looking for a high-quality, durable product

If you want the best juicer out there, the Super Angel will not disappoint.

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Juicing Process

The Super Angel is a twin gear juicer that works by grinding and crushing produce between two metal augers that rotate inwards.

Like masticating juicers, twin gear juice makers are also known as slow juicers and considered to be the slowest on the market. That’s not true though; the Super Angel is actually faster than the Omega reviewed above:

The whole juicing process from prepping to cleaning up takes around 30 minutes.

Super Angel comes with a narrow 1.2-inch (~ 3 cm) chute, which means you need to spend some time prepping before you can begin juicing. You definitely need to be patient when working with this juicer but the results are worth it!

Cleaning up isn’t complicated as all parts can be washed in the dishwasher. Cleaning the juicing screen is what takes the longest, but I wouldn’t skip this part. If you want to keep the Super Angel at its peak performance, proper maintenance is essential.

Use It For

As a twin gear juicer, Super Angel Deluxe works best with hard fleshed fruits and veggies. It also works beautifully with wheatgrass and leafy greens and is one of the best machines for making green juice!

Because of the strong metal augers, it’s also capable of processing things such as nuts and soybeans, which makes it a multifunctional kitchen tool.

When it comes to juicing soft foods like tomatoes or ripe apples, it’s best to alternate them with hard foods. Otherwise, the soft pulp may get stuck and clog the narrow gap between the augers. Alternatively, you can use the soft fruit attachment that comes with the product.

One of Super Angel’s biggest flaws is that you can’t make pure citrus fruit juice with it as it doesn’t handle soft fruits very well. If you want to make mainly orange juice, get a citrus juicer like the Breville BCP600 reviewed below or a centrifugal juicer instead.

Juice Quality and Texture

If juice quality is your main concern, Super Angel Deluxe is your best choice:

  • It is made of stainless steel, which means your food does not come in contact with harmful chemicals that could leach from plastic parts.
  • The technology it uses ensures the produce doesn’t get exposed to oxygen and stays fresh for longer. Juice can last up to three days when stored in tightly-sealed containers in the fridge.
  • The augers grind and crush the fruits, so it retains more vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.

Out of all the juicers reviewed in this article, the Super Angel produces the driest pulp and has the highest juice yield. It really does squeeze out every last bit!

The juice doesn’t separate or froth, but it does come out pulpy, so use a strainer if you prefer a smooth texture.

Features

  • Powerful motor – 3 horsepowers (as powerful as commercial-grade juicers)
  • Automatic cooling function
  • Overheating sensor
  • Automatic anti-jamming function
  • It’s built in stainless steel
  • No plastic parts
  • Very quiet
  • 10-year warranty

SUMMARY
Super Angel Deluxe is the best twin gear juicer on the market today. If you can afford to make the investment, you’ll get a durable juicer that’s perfect for juicing even the densest foods. If you’re serious about juicing, it’s definitely a machine you should consider!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Expensive
  • Long juicing process
  • Need to prep the produce first

4. Breville BCP600SIL Citrus Press – Best Citrus Juicer 2019-2020

Breville’s BCP600 Citrus Press is a high-end electric citrus juicer that can extract every last bit from your chosen citrus fruits. It’s a newer version of the already popular 800CPXL, but it’s cheaper, lighter, and easier to clean.

Who is it for

Breville BCP600 is right for you if:
  • You only want to juice citrus fruits
  • You plan to use your juicer regularly or make large quantities at a time
  • You’re looking for a powerful electrical citrus press
  • You want to invest in a trusted brand

Juicing Process

The BCP600SIL is very easy to use and perfect for quickly making a glass of fresh orange juice in the morning. You don’t have to spend almost any time prepping: thoroughly washing the fruits and slicing them in two is all it takes.

Cleaning it manually is quite easy, and all parts are dishwasher safe too.

Watch out for store-bought citrus fruits! They are covered in wax, which gets stuck on the dome and can be difficult to remove. If you can’t afford to buy organic citruses, then make sure to scrub regular ones properly with a sponge and hot water before juicing.

The juicing process is super-fast and takes just five minutes for one glass!

Use It For

The Breville BCP600 is perfect for juicing any type of citrus fruit:

The radius of the juicing cone is 3.5 inches (~ 8.9 cm) which suits large fruits such as oranges and grapefruits perfectly. It’s just as efficient for extracting juice from smaller citruses like limes and lemons.

Juice Quality and Texture

This citrus press is like a cold press juicer, so it’s supposed to retain all the essential enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are degraded in commercial juice production.

Although it’s disputable whether juicers produce enough heat to destroy these delicate nutrients, it’s well known that vitamin C is sensitive to light and air exposure. For this reason, you should drink the juice right after making it.

Breville claims the juice can stay fresh for a few days when kept in tightly sealed containers, but it contains the most nutrients right after pressing.

The Breville BCP600 citrus press makes smooth juice, but there’s still a fair amount of pulp in it. If you prefer your juice pulp-free, you might want to run it through a strainer before consuming.

It’s true that freshly pressed juice contains a lot of nutrients that can be beneficial to our health. It also contains lots and lots of sugar and can end up causing health problems if consumed in excess.

Try to keep your intake to one glass a day or dilute it with water. Also, make a habit of consuming your juice with the fibrous pulp as it helps to keep your blood sugar levels stable.

Features

  • Stainless steel body and filter
  • ‘Soft-Grip’ handle
  • Power-assisted arm press
  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • Safety switch to prevent the cone from spinning alone
  • Quiet
  • 1-year warranty

SUMMARY
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use citrus juicer, then you should consider the Breville BCP600 citrus press. It comes with a power-assisted arm press, which makes juicing large quantities almost effortless and works equally well with small and large citruses. A perfect choice for anyone who can’t start their day without a fresh glass of orange juice!

WE DON’T LIKE

  • The lever can break if you use excess force
  • The cone can be hard to clean
  • More expensive than other citrus juicers

We also love – Smeg CJF01 Citrus Juicer

The Smeg CJF01 is the latest addition to the electric citrus juicers’ family, and it’s already making a buzz in the health community due to its stylish retro-chic design. Built in the 1950s-style glamour theme, the juicer offers more than good looks, though.

It’s got a powerful yet surprisingly quiet motor, so the Smeg juicer squeezes out every last drop from any citrus fruit. The stainless-steel parts and die-cast body make it durable and built to last. And on top of it all, it’s super easy to use and clean! Let’s take a closer look.

Whos is it for

Go for the Smeg CJF01 citrus juicer if:
  • You only want to make citrus juices
  • You need something that’s easy to use and clean
  • A stylish design is important for you
  • You’re looking for a quiet product

JUICING PROCESS

Like the Breville BCP600SIL, the Smeg citrus juicer is super easy to use – pressing a fresh glass of juice takes just a couple of minutes, if that! There’s virtually no prep time at all as washing the fruits and cutting them in half is all you need to do. Juicing half a fruit takes only about 10 seconds. Wow!

Cleaning is very easy too:

All parts are dishwasher safe. If you need to clean the juicer manually, just rinse the cone and strainer under hot water or use a small brush as needed. Great for all the lazy juicers out there!

USE IT FOR

The Smeg juicer works best with large citruses like grapefruits and oranges or medium-sized limes and lemons. Juicing very small fruits takes quite a bit of effort.

JUICE QUALITY AND TEXTURE

Like the Breville, the Smeg CJF01 is essentially a cold press juicer, so the juice should retain most of its vitamins and minerals. That said, the vitamin C found in citrus fruits degrades quite fast when it comes into contact with light and oxygen. To get all the benefits, it’s best to drink the juice right after pressing.

While citrus fruits contain a lot of essential vitamins and minerals, they also contain a lot of sugar. Consider diluting the juice with water to reduce your sugar intake.

FEATURES

  • Die-cast body
  • Stainless-steel reamer and strainer
  • Tritan juice collector and lid
  • Anti-drip spout
  • Automatic on/off function
  • Anti-slip feet
  • 2-year warranty

SUMMARY
The Smeg CJF01 citrus juicer is an excellent alternative to the Breville BCP600SIL if you’re in the market for a beautiful retro-chic appliance. It works very well on all types of citrus fruits and is super easy to clean. Granted, it’s not cheap, but the two-year warranty and incredibly quiet operation coupled with the unique design make it worth a try.

WE DON’T LIKE

  • Not cheap
  • Not so good for juicing very small fruits

Other Citrus Juicers to Consider

  • Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press – The 800CPXL has been Breville’s best-selling model since its release, and it’s still a good option to consider. It’s an electrical citrus press, which makes extracting a glass of fresh juice super quick and easy. Choose this model if you are looking for a product made of stainless steel.

Juicer Buying Guide

Juicer Buying Guide

Picking the right juicer is not an easy thing to do:

There are many seemingly good products available, and all of them are supposed to be the best on the market.

So how to choose the juicer that’s best for YOU?

Well, you need to start by identifying your needs. If you know exactly what you’re expecting your fruit juicer to do, you can easily narrow down the selection.

I won’t be covering the differences between masticating, centrifugal, and twin gear juicers in this Buying Guide, but if you want to know more about this topic, check out the FAQ section below.

And now, let’s discuss some of the most important things you need to think about when it comes to buying a good juicer.

Pricing

You’ll find juicers from any price range, but how much you’ll end up paying really depends on your needs:

  • If you plan to use your juicer occasionally only and don’t want to spend too much time juicing, you should consider buying a centrifugal juicer.

Centrifugal juicers are usually cheaper than masticating juicers (around $50-$200), work faster and are easier to clean. The downside is you won’t be able to make green juices with them as they don’t handle leafy greens that well.

  • If you’re a health fanatic and plan to use your juicer almost daily, a masticating or a twin gear juicer is the right choice for you.

Although twin gear and masticating juicers are more expensive ($150-$450) and work much slower, they produce highly nutritious juice and are generally more durable than centrifugal machines.

Food Safety

Almost all juicers sold today are made of cheap plastic, a material that’s widely used in our industrial world. What many people don’t know is that this material contains harmful chemicals such as BPA.

Why should you care?

Well, research has shown BPA or Bisphenol A to be an endocrine disruptor that’s responsible for many health issues. One of the ways BPA finds its way into our bodies is through food and drink – it can literally leach from plastic bottles and containers.

To avoid health problems caused by BPA it’s best to pick a juicer that is made of stainless steel or one that comes with BPA-free plastic parts.

How Long Can You Dedicate to Juicing?

How much time you can dedicate to juicing is one of the most important things to consider, yet most people don’t think about it at all.

Juicing can be very long and how much time (and effort) you’re willing to put into the process will determine the type of unit you should buy.

If finding time is not an issue, I suggest investing in a high-quality twin gear or masticating juicer:

These juicing machines are also known as slow juicers, and the juicing process really is about two or three times longer than with centrifugal juice extractors. You also need to spend more time on prepping, and they can be more difficult to clean.

However, juice made with a masticating or twin gear juicer is slightly more nutritious and has a longer shelf life.

If you’re a busy person and don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, a centrifugal juicer could be your right choice:

They work at higher speeds than masticating/twin gear juicers, are generally easier to clean and don’t need almost any prep time as they come with larger feed chutes.

That said, higher speeds oxidize the juice faster, which causes it to lose some of its nutrients and decreases the shelf life to only one day.

What Fruits and Vegetables Do You Want to Juice?

Knowing what type of produce you’ll be juicing is the second most important thing when it comes to finding a juicer that’s right for you.

You see, not all types of juicers work well with all fruits and veggies:

  • Centrifugal juice extractors are best for hard-fleshed fruits and sometimes soft fruits, but they don’t process wheatgrass and leafy greens very well.
  • Masticating juicers are better at processing all types of produce, but their efficiency can vary from brand to brand. Don’t forget to read reviews of real customers to know what your chosen model can handle.
  • Twin gear juicers work well with almost anything you throw in them as well, including leafy greens, sprouts, and wheatgrass. Some models may have issues with processing soft fruits, so again, be sure to read customer reviews.

Juice Quality and Nutritional Value

The nutritional value of juice made with centrifugal, masticating, or twin gear juicers may vary, but contrary to popular belief, it’s got nothing to do with juicing speeds or heat generation.

The quality differs because of the technology that each juicer uses:

Centrifugal juicers work by spinning your chosen fruits and veggies at high speeds. This technology releases nutrients very quickly without breaking down plant cells and is also the reason why the pulp comes out wet. The high speeds incorporate air in the juicing process, causing the liquid to oxidize faster and some loss of nutrients.

Masticating juicers work by slowly squeezing and pressing your chosen produce – a technology that’s much more efficient in breaking the cells and releasing nutrients from them. These slow juicers produce dry pulp, have high juice yield, and don’t incorporate any air in the process.

Twin gear juicers use two augers to chew, grind, and crush the produce and squeeze out nutrients. They also produce dry pulp and have a higher juice yield than centrifugal juicers. The technology doesn’t incorporate any air, so fewer nutrients get lost in the process.

How Fast Do You Plan to Drink the Juice?

While it may sound like a funny question, it’s actually an important one to consider!

Depending on the technology your juicer uses, the extracted liquid has a different shelf life:

Juice made with a centrifugal juice extractor generally stays good for up to one day.

Juice made with a masticating or twin gear juicer usually lasts longer, but that depends on the produce as well as your chosen brand. It can stay fresh for up to 72 hours when stored in tightly sealed containers.

Other Things to Consider

Warranty – Are you buying a test juicer you don’t mind replacing soon or something that lasts a good while?

Most centrifugal juicers come with a 1-year warranty while masticating, and twin gear juicers come with a 10-15-year warranty.

Noise – Do you plan to juice early in the mornings or late in the evenings?

Twin gear and masticating juicers are quiet while centrifugal juicers make a lot of noise.

Size – Do you have room to store it?

Most centrifugal juicers come in a compact vertical design while masticating/twin gear juicer machines are big and bulky. If finding counter space is an issue, make sure to check how big your chosen product is.

What Is Juicing?

Juicing is the process of extracting water and nutrients from fruits, veggies, and leafy greens through different technologies. It is an excellent way to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet.

What Is a Centrifugal Juicer?

Centrifugal juicers are also known as juice extractors. They work by cutting up the fruits and veggies with sharp blades while spinning them at very high speeds to separate the liquids and nutrients from the pulp. The extracted liquid then passes through a strainer and flows into a juice container at the bottom.

Due to their technology, centrifugal juicers work best when used with hard-fleshed veggies and fruits. Most models can’t handle leafy greens or soft fruits very well.

High speeds cause oxidation, which can damage some nutrients, so the quality of the juice suffers a little bit. Juice made with a centrifugal juicing machine stays good for up to one day but is most nutritious when consumed on the same day.

What Is a Masticating Juicer?

Masticating juicers are also known as slow juicers and cold press juicers. They extract nutrients by squeezing, pressing, and chewing the fruits/veggies you feed into it. The juice flows into a jug, and the pulp is expelled into another container.

Masticating juicers work well with both hard-fleshed and soft fruits, and they are also excellent for juicing wheatgrass and leafy greens. Juice made with a slow juicer lasts up to 3 days in cold storage.

What Is a Twin Gear Juicer?

Twin gear juicers use two gears (augers) to crush and grind the produce and extract the liquid and nutrients.

They are also known as slow juicers and work well with almost anything you feed into them. They produce dry pulp, have very high juice yield, and the extracted liquid can last up to 3 days in the fridge.

How to Use a Juicer?

Juicers file into two categories: electric juicers and manual juicers.

Tips for using an electric juicer:

  • Make sure you have all the ingredients you need.
  • Always wash the fresh produce and check for any bad spots. See if your chosen foods contain pits or stones and remove them if you find any.
  • Plug the juicer in and turn it on.
  • Add the prepared produce and mix them until the juice forms one solid color.

Tips for using a manual juicer:

  • Check that you have all the necessary ingredients.
  • Slice the produce in half.
  • Pick up a half of the fruit with your dominant hand and press it on the part of the juicer that sticks out (with the plump side of the fruit facing down).
  • Spin and push the fruit until all juice extracts.
  • Repeat the same procedure with remaining fruit.

How to Clean a Juicer?

Juicers come in two categories: manual juicers and electric juicers.

Cleaning a manual juicer:

Manual juicers are often small but can consist of a number of small parts. Disassemble your manual juicer and use hot water with dishwashing soap to clean them.

Cleaning an electric juicer:

  • Unplug the juicer.
  • Disassemble it as much as you can. If you are unsure of how to go about it, read the manual to get some tips.
  • Use a spatula to remove all pulp from the container.
  • Wash all pieces with hot water and soft dishwashing soap. You can use a toothbrush or a nail brush to reach small areas.
  • Make sure you clean the machine from the outside, too. For this, it is best to use a damp cloth. Don’t use scrubby sponges as they will damage the exterior.

What Is the Best Juicer to Buy?

The best juicer is something that answers your personal requirements – no one juicer ’s right for everybody. Different types of juicers come with different characteristics and how happy you are with your chosen product depends on your needs.

Check the bestsellers from Amazon.

What Are the Best Juicer Brands?

Juicers made by Omega, Breville, and Super Angel are some of the best-rated brands on the market today. Cuisinart, Hurom, Kuvings, and Tribest are other popular brands.

Wrapping It Up

These were our top choices in the masticating, centrifugal, twin gear, and citrus juicer categories. As you could see, different products match different needs. Make sure to figure out what you’re looking for in a juicer before investing in anything – you’ll avoid a lot of disappointments!

If you have any comments or questions or if you think I should have covered other products, let me know in the comments below!

About the Author

Karen is a freelance writer/blogger who helped launch this website so consumers like you could find honest and trustworthy product reviews. She enjoys researching these buying guides, but also loves writing about different topics such as health and nutrition.

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