5 Best Juicer Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

Claims for juicers in infomercials and celebrity endorsements range from the ability of juice to ease muscle aches, alleviate high blood pressure, and even increase sexual potency. And ubiquitous juice cleanses are touted as a way to flush out toxins, make your skin glow, and slim you down for that big reunion or red carpet walk. Don’t believe the pulp fiction. The evidence says otherwise. Juice cannot be any better than the produce from which it’s made. It can even be less nutritious if much of the dietary fiber is removed in the process.

That said, a juicer can certainly add vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to your daily diet. But only if you use it regularly and that’s not always easy. Some models we tested were so complicated to operate and so hard to clean that they’d probably end up collecting dust in a dark corner of your kitchen cabinet.

Top 5 Juicer

Bestseller No. 1
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth 3” Feed Chute, Centrifugal, Easy to Clean, BPA Free, 800W, (67601A), Black
4,566 Reviews
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth 3” Feed Chute, Centrifugal, Easy to Clean, BPA Free, 800W, (67601A), Black
  • HEALTHY, HOMEMADE JUICE IN SECONDS- Juice a variety of fruits and vegetables. Juicer is easy to...
  • EXTRA LARGE 3 INCH FEED CHUTE FITS WHOLE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES- Fit a whole apple, a peeled orange...
$10.00Bestseller No. 2
Juicer Machines, Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Easy to Clean, Quiet Motor & Reverse Function, BPA-Free, Cold Press Juicer with Brush, Juice Recipes for Vegetables and Fruits
1,774 Reviews
Juicer Machines, Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Easy to Clean, Quiet Motor & Reverse Function, BPA-Free, Cold Press Juicer with Brush, Juice Recipes for Vegetables and Fruits
  • UPGRADE THE SPIRAL SYSTEM - 7 segment spiral opening up each cell for maximum juice yield, minimal...
  • 80 RPM SLOW MASTICATING AND GRINDING - 90% More Nutrition Growth, without creating too much heat...
$9.96Bestseller No. 3
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
7,457 Reviews
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
  • Extra wide 3 inch feeder chute can create 8 ounce cup of juice in just 5 seconds; Stainless steel...
  • 850 watt dual speed motor; Powerful stainless steel cutting disc for fast results; Overload...
Bestseller No. 4
Juicer Wide Mouth Juice Extractor, Aicook Juicer Machines BPA Free Compact Fruits & Vegetables Juicer, Dual Speed Centrifugal Juicer with Anti-drip Function, Stainless Steel Juicers Easy to Clean
809 Reviews
Juicer Wide Mouth Juice Extractor, Aicook Juicer Machines BPA Free Compact Fruits & Vegetables Juicer, Dual Speed Centrifugal Juicer with Anti-drip Function, Stainless Steel Juicers Easy to Clean
  • WHY THE AICOOK JUICER –With a corrosion-resistant food grade 304 stainless steel sharp blades and...
  • DUAL SPEED VERSATILITY JUICER - Upgrade the motor for faster juicing but lower noise, under 60dB. It...
Bestseller No. 5
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
7,309 Reviews
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
  • Heavy duty compact juice fountain with centered knife blade assembly
  • 700 watt motor operates at 14,000 RPM for maximum extraction ; Safety Locking Arm: Juicer will not...

How We Chose the Best Juicers

Centrifugal vs. cold-press

We limited our focus to the two most common types — centrifugal and cold-press — excluding blenders, manual juicers, and citrus juicers. Centrifugal juicers shred produce and spin it rapidly to extract the juice.
Cold-press juicers (also called masticating juicers) crush the juice out by twisting the produce against a screen. Cold-press juicers take longer and tend to be more expensive, but extract slightly more juice.

Usability

Dietitian and nutrition writer Sharon Palmer told us that a juicer “should be easy to use, take apart, clean, and store.” Most of the juicers took about 10 minutes to assemble. The $300 Breville and the $400 Hurom both came mostly assembled, but the Tribes ($250) didn’t — and we found its instructions confusing and difficult to follow. KitchenAid’s $300 juicer attachment was hands-down the worst, requiring a full 20 minutes to assemble and almost causing injury thanks to its exposed blade.

Efficiency

Chef Liana Green told us that a good juicer can “juice green leafy vegetables and produce a high yield from ingredients.” The most efficient juicers will squeeze your fruits and veggies dry. The centrifugal juicers averaged a speedy two minutes per glass of juice, but they also tended to be quite messy, splattering juice everywhere if we placed our own glasses beneath the juice spouts. The cold-press juicers were generally quieter and neater during juicing, leaving us with a much cleaner countertop — but they required about seven minutes to fill one glass.

Ease of cleaning

While all juicers require scrubbing, we wanted to find the models that were as simple to clean as possible, free of nooks and crannies where pulp could collect. Despite a reputation that cold-press models will have you digging pulp out of their components for hours, our testing found that they were only slightly more difficult to clean than the centrifugal juicers.

Guide to Juicers

Assess your own health

Juicing isn’t for everyone. Registered dietitian Sylvia North warned us that “if you have a clinically diagnosed inflammatory bowel or kidney disease, some nutrients found in high concentrations in green juices may not be appropriate.” If you’re navigating any health challenges, it’s best to talk to your registered dietitian or doctor before you shop for a juicer.

Research recipes

Are you looking for a quick daily juice to take on your commute or something packed with all kinds of unusual ingredients to enjoy on a luxurious weekend morning? To make the most out of your juicer, get a head start by researching recipes involving your favorite ingredients. There are lots of online guides for beginners. The last thing you want to do is purchase a juicer and have it gather dust because you got sick of straight carrot juice.

Anticipate cleaning time

Be prepared to clean your juicer after every use. Bacteria love to feast on unpasteurized juices, so it’s important to clean your juicer every time you use it. And the sooner the better — the drier it gets, the harder pulp is to remove. During testing, we found that the strainer baskets and pulp spout tended to need the most attention. So think about how often you’ll use your machine, what kind of fruits and vegetables you’ll be juicing (some leave more behind in your juicer than others), and how much time you’ll have to clean your machine.

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