These Are the Best Juicers, According to Our Testers

The winner is the Omega J8006HDS Ultimate Juicer and Nutrition System

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Best Juicers

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A juicer can help you increase the amount and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in your everyday routine. Juicers extract liquid from produce, separating it from tough skin, seeds, and fibrous pulp to create smooth, easy to drink, and tasty beverages.

Tested & Approved

After extensive testing, the best overall pick was the Omega J8006HDS Ultimate Juicer and Nutrition System. This juicer extracts juice not once but twice, getting the maximum amount of juice it possibly can. This machine also has additional capabilities, including making baby food, turning nuts into butter, and more. Short on space and need something smaller? The Breville Juice Fountain Compact checks off all the boxes and is also more affordable.

When you're choosing a juicer, your first decision is whether to pick a centrifugal, masticating, or handheld juicer (more on that later). You'll also want to consider the types of juice you'd like to make, how many people you'll be serving on a regular basis, and how much space you have. We've done the research to help you select a juicer to bring home.

Here are our top picks for the best juicers.

Best Overall: Omega J8006HDS Ultimate Juicer and Nutrition System

4.8
 Omega Ultimate Juicer and Nutrition System
What We Like
  • Slow speed

  • Easy to clean

  • Juices leafy greens well

What We Don't Like
  • Loud

  • Small feed chute requires more food prep

The Omega Nutrition Center may have a larger countertop footprint than vertical juicers, but its unique design gives it an edge over the competition. This machine extracts the juice twice—once during the crushing process and then again from the pulp.

It can easily tackle tougher fruits and vegetables and produces a delicious cup of juice, according to our tester. "All the juice I prepared tasted so good, I drank it on the spot," she said. Plus, it operates at a slow 80 RPM, keeping the heat down.

This product also does so much more than juice. Thanks to a range of attachments, it can also be used to make nut butter, grind coffee or spices, mince herbs, and extrude pasta. It even has a homogenizer attachment to make frozen desserts and baby food. Our tester noted that while this isn’t the quietest juicer on the market, it is a true multitasking appliance—plus, it’s a cinch to clean.

Style: Masticating | Dimensions: 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches | Weight: 19.4 pounds

What Our Testers Say

"I knew the Omega was extracting the maximum amount of liquid it could when I felt how dry the pulp was."Sharon Lehman, Product Tester

Best Handheld: Zulay Kitchen Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer

Top Rated Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer - Manual Citrus Press Juicer
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What We Like
  • Fits different sizes of citrus

  • Sturdy

  • Dishwasher safe

What We Don't Like
  • Small seeds can slip through

  • Designed for citrus fruits only

Extracting citrus juice can be challenging. This squeezer has separate sections to fit larger and smaller fruits and is simple to use, clean, and stash away in your kitchen drawer. Made from coated aluminum, it’s incredibly sturdy and dishwasher safe.

This squeezer extracts more juice compared to hand-squeezing or using a reamer, and it catches most of the seeds, although small ones can sometimes slip—plus, some online reviewers also reported that pulp slipped through into their drink on occasion, too. So, depending on what you’re making, it might not be a bad idea to juice over a fine mesh strainer.

While this juicer is sold for juicing lemons and limes, it can handle small oranges, as well. You can even tackle larger citrus fruits by cutting them in quarters rather than in halves.

Style: Handheld | Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.9 x 2.1 inches | Weight: 10 ounces

Best Compact: Breville Juice Fountain Compact

4.7
Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
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What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Compact

  • Wide feed chute

What We Don't Like
  • Creates a wet pulp

  • Micro mesh filter is hard to clean

Small and affordable, this centrifugal juicer from Breville is a great value pick. It has a large feed tube that can handle a whole apple, so you won’t need to cut your fruits and vegetables into small pieces before juicing. It's also very powerful for its size. Our tester agreed: "My juice was perfectly smooth, pulp-free, and yes, delicious," she said. You might not even need to use the included pusher, except to cover the top to keep the juice from splattering out.

If you’re a fan of green juices, keep in mind that this model doesn’t do as well with leafy greens as some other models: "The manufacturer recommends bundling leafy greens to extract more juice and feeding them into the juicer in between firmer produce," explained our tester. "I followed this suggestion with our spinach, but the leaves still seemed to get sucked through the spinning center blade so quickly that little juice could be extracted."

Style: Centrifugal | Dimensions: 7.4 x 10.4 x 12.7 inches | Weight: 9.68 pounds

What Our Testers Say

"I barely had to give the food pusher much use to move food through the blade; whole celery stalks and carrots were pulled down and processed in seconds." - Sharon Lehman, Product Tester

Best Centrifugal: Breville Juice Fountain Cold

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Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
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What We Like
  • Makes large batches of juice without pausing

  • Fast and powerful

  • Extra wide feed chute

What We Don't Like
  • Takes up a lot of space

  • Doesn’t juice leafy greens well

This updated and well-built juicer features quieter operation and an extra-wide whole-fruit feed chute. The juice isn't chilled, but the “cold” in the name refers to the cold-spin technology and a micro-mesh filter that reduces the amount of heat transferred to the juice.

It's also easy to operate, with a single switch that controls the speed and power switch. The low speed operates at 6500 RPM and the high speed operates at 13000 RPM—which more than satisfied our tester: "It's so powerful that I could even feed it pineapple spears—the skin still on—with no problem," she raved.

This product also has a 70-ounce seal-and-store juice jug, so you don't need to transfer the juice to another container, plus a froth separator to keep the juice foam-free. Since this juicer can handle large batch sizes, it's great for families. The proprietary elevated juice system sends the juice flowing upward so you can make the full 70 ounces of juice without stopping while the pulp container holds 3.6 quarts. The juice nozzle is removable for easy cleaning, and a cleaning brush is included.

Style: Centrifugal | Dimensions: 14.5 x 9 x 17 inches | Weight: 11 pounds

What Our Testers Say

"If you drink a lot of juice or plan to serve juice at gatherings, you really can’t beat the capacity of this model for the price." Sharon Lehman, Product Tester

Best Masticating: Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer

4.3
Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer, Rose Gold
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What We Like
  • Efficient

  • Quiet

  • Includes frozen dessert cone

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Lots of places to clean

The Hurom slow speed masticating juicer operates very quietly, sending juice out one chute and pulp out another so you can juice continuously. It rotates at 43 revolutions per minute, which simulates the effective speed of hand-juicing. The pulp chute can be set to allow more or less pulp in the finished juice, and a safety lock system keeps the juicer from starting unless all parts are properly installed.

This juicer handles hard or soft fruits and vegetables as well as leafy greens with ease, though some online reviewers noted that it wasn't as effective if you didn't cut your vegetables very finely. It can also be used for grinding nuts or soybeans for making milk, and can even be used with frozen ingredients to make ice cream.

Style: Masticating | Dimensions: 7.1 x 8.8 x 16 inches | Weight: 10.6 pounds

What Our Testers Say

"There’s no doubt about it, this is a powerful machine—despite the fact that it’s called a slow-speed juicer." - Donna Currie, Product Tester

Best Attachment: KitchenAid KSM1JA Masticating Juicer

KitchenAid KSM1JA Masticating Juicer and Sauce Attachment
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What We Like
  • Saves space

  • Three pulp screens

  • Great performance

What We Don't Like
  • Need to cut fruits and vegetables finely

  • Requires more frequent cleaning

For those who don't want another appliance clogging their countertop in addition to their KitchenAid stand mixer, the masticating juicer attachment from KitchenAid is worth considering. While not as large or powerful as standalone juicers, it comes with three different pulp screens so you can choose how thick you prefer your juice. Because it has a small feed tube, you'll need to cut fruits and vegetables down to size, and if you're doing a lot of juicing, you might need to stop and clean the filter screen when pulp and seeds build up.

While some online reviewers felt it was a worthwhile purchase to use with their KitchenAid, others felt its performance didn't warrant the price and that you'd be better off purchasing a standalone juicer.

Style: Masticating | Dimensions: 9.65 x 7 x 11.6 inches | Weight: 4.8 pounds

Best for Families: Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite

Breville Juice Fountain Elite

Breville

What We Like
  • Handles large batches easily

  • Wide chute requires little pre-cutting

  • Stands up to years of regular use

What We Don't Like
  • Noisy

  • Expensive

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite is fantastic for whipping up family-sized batches of juice with very little prep time involved, thanks to the large pitcher, wide chute and large waste container. It's a powerful, durable, high-speed centrifugal juicer with such efficient extraction that users remark "it could get juice from a rock." Because this juicer operates at a high speed, there can be a bit of leaking and splashing involved, so it can be good to have a dish towel on hand.

Many users noted how dry the pulp comes out from this juicer, though some reported that it doesn't work as well with leafy greens or soft fruit. The juicer is also fairly loud; it has two speed options, and both are relatively noisy. The Elite is very sturdy, user-friendly and easy to put together, and its parts are dishwasher-safe.

While we did not intend to highlight three products from the same Breville product line, these three undeniably deserve their spots on our list. This one is on the pricier end, but is well worth it if you're looking to juice large quantities at a time.

Style: Centrifugal | Dimensions: 12 x 13.1 x 10.6 inches | Weight: 14.4 pounds

Final Verdict

Our top pick is the Omega J8006HDS Nutrition Center Juicer, which has a unique dual extraction process and produces high-quality, fresh-tasting juice with minimal froth and minimal waste. For something on the smaller, more affordable side, try the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain. Its ease of use makes it ideal for new juicers.

What to Look for When Buying a Juicer

Size

Juicers range from small, handheld citrus presses that can fit in a kitchen drawer to serious appliances that take the space of a coffee maker. Consider what you want to juice and how often you'll be juicing.

A manual citrus press is fine if you don't mind squeezing oranges, but if you need a quart of juice every morning for the family, a little automation might be worth the space an appliance takes. If you want to juice carrots, celery, wheatgrass, and apples, you'll need an electric model. Will you be keeping it on the counter to use every day, or will keep it in the pantry and bring it out when you need it?

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Pulp or No Pulp?

When it comes to manual citrus juicers, it’s easy enough to squeeze the juice through a strainer if you want to remove the pulp. With electric juicers, the process is different. Juicers were originally designed to produce a clear, thin juice while leaving the solids behind; these days, many juicers give you options for more or less pulp while leaving the tough skins, fibrous bits, and hard seeds behind. The pulp leftover from juicing can even be used in other recipes to minimize food waste.

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Noise

Manual juicers are virtually silent, but electric juicers make a bit more noise. Centrifugal juicers spin very fast, producing a noise similar to a blender. Some are better insulated, but they’re never going to be completely quiet. Masticating juicers, while not silent, don’t emit that fast-spinning sound. Instead, they can make an odd squeaking noise while the juicer crushes the fruits and vegetables. The sound isn’t very loud, so if you’re going to be juicing before everyone wakes up for breakfast, a masticating juicer will let everyone sleep late. If noise isn’t an issue, a centrifugal juicer is likely to be less expensive.

Accessories

Some juicers are able to do more than just that—like grinding meat or extruding pasta dough. These well-rounded models are perfect for people without a lot of kitchen space, because they can use them for both juicing and dinner prep.

If someone is sure they’re going to be juicing every single day, those extra features may just mean more stuff to store without much-added benefit. If that's the case, a less-expensive, no-frills juicer could be a better buy.

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Types of Juicers

Manual Citrus Reamers and Squeezers

These are the simplest juicers you’ll find. Reamers use a ridged, cone-shaped piece that you press into the center of a cut citrus half. Depending on the style, you either twist the reamer or the fruit to release the juice. Reamers are efficient, but they can be messy since the fruit is in your hand. While some reamers are very simple, others include strainers or the ability to measure the juice as it's being produced.

Citrus squeezers are like large garlic presses that can fit half of a lime, lemon, or orange. They're designed to squeeze the juice out simply by applying pressure to the cut half. Most are made to fit fruits of specific sizes, so you may need more than one squeezer if you tend to juice a variety. Fortunately, some squeezers are adaptable to fit both limes and lemons. Some citrus juicers also do an excellent job extracting juice from pomegranates.

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Most citrus squeezers are small handheld tools, but there are also larger versions. These bigger models position the squeezer above a juice collection container and have a large lever for squeezing the fruit, making them ideal for large batches. These juicers tend to be targeted toward commercial users, but some are quite affordable for home users who love their morning orange juice. However, they're also much bulkier than handheld squeezers, so you’ll need more storage space.

Electric Citrus Juicers

If manual reaming sounds like a good method but is too much work, electric citrus juicers make the job much easier. With these juicers, the reamer spins just fast enough to extract the juice, which usually collects in a conveniently included container. With some electric citrus juicers, the user holds the fruit onto the reamer, while others include a fruit holder, which makes the process less messy.

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal juicers use tiny teeth to shred fruits and vegetables like carrots, apples, celery, and more into a pulp, which then spins in a drum to separate the juice (using centrifugal force). Many of these juicers also have an ejection port for the skins, seeds, and remaining pulp to be discarded. Some models also allow users to control how much pulp they’d like in their juice by giving them the option to restrict the pulp ejection port—the more you do this, the less pulp will be in your juice. They can also be very handy for juicing tomatoes to make homemade tomato juicetomato sauce, or tomato paste.

Masticating Juicers

Masticating juicers work slowly, crushing the fruits and vegetables rather than having a drum that grates and spins rapidly. While masticating juicers are sometimes called slow-speed juicers, that refers to the speed of their parts; they can actually produce juice just as quickly as centrifugal juicers. Masticating juicers are also much quieter, often producing no more than a little squeaking and rumbling.

Masticating juicers tend to be more expensive than other types, but they can juice many more foods, including wheatgrass and leafy greens. You’ll find masticating juicers in two styles: vertical and horizontal. Horizontal juicers tend to be more powerful and efficient, while vertical models tend to be a little more affordable.

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Blenders

While blenders are technically not juicers, there are many models being sold today that can “juice” entire fruits and vegetables, including the skins and seeds that a traditional juicer would strain out. What they’re actually doing is blending the food so finely that everything is reduced to tiny bits. Some skins and seeds can be bitter, so the resulting juice might not be as tasty, depending on the fruit you use.

Cleaning

One major objection to juicers is that it can take longer to clean them than it can to produce a quart or two of juice. While that might be true for some models, others are much simpler to clean. Certain models even come with cleaning tools and brushes that are designed to make the process a little easier.

Many manual citrus juicers can be cleaned in the dishwasher, and if they have to be washed by hand, the process is safe and easy. Electric juicers are a different story. Some may have parts that are dishwasher-safe, but others might require hand-washing.

Centrifugal juicers usually have a drum that has tiny sharp teeth, much like very fine graters. Take care when handling that drum since it's easy to get cut. If the drum isn't dishwasher-safe, cleaning the teeth and the straining holes can be rather tedious, particularly if the food being juiced had a lot of tiny fibers. If cleaning is a concern, look for juicers with drums that have a removable bottom, because they're much easier to rinse.

Masticating juicers don't have tiny sharp teeth, so they tend to be safer and easier to clean. They do, however, have straining screens where food can get caught. If all the parts are dishwasher-safe, cleaning is much easier.

Cleaning Tip

If the juicer doesn't include its own cleaning tools, a toothbrush or other small brush can be very useful for removing the small bits from the tiny teeth. It's best to do the cleaning right after juicing, if possible, but if the drum can't be cleaned right away it's a good idea to soak it to help loosen the food bits and keep them from drying out and sticking.

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Brands/Manufacturers

Hurom

Hurom’s initial offerings were slow-speed juicers at a premium price, but they have since introduced some quality slow-speed juicers at more affordable prices. They also have an electric citrus juicer, and they're offering juicers in pastel colors along with the more industrial stainless steel finish.

Omega

If you're looking for a horizontal masticating juicer, Omega is a brand to consider. The company has been making this style of juicer for many years, consistently producing quality products. They also have some vertical juicers at a lower price point.

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FAQs

How do you use a juicer?

Juicers are either manual are electric. Manual juicers require you to juice the fruit or vegetable yourself, while electric juicers tend to be less labor-intensive—you just feed your chosen fruit or vegetable into the machine and it does the work for you.

What's the difference between a juicer and a blender?

Juicers press or grind the flesh of fruits or vegetables to extract liquid. Blenders, on the other hand, chop food so finely that everything—including any seeds or skin you leave on—is reduced to tiny pieces and blended together. While blenders are technically not juicers, there are many models that are marketed for their juicing capabilities.

How much does a juicer cost?

Handheld citrus juicers are the cheapest and can cost less than $10. Masticating juicers are frequently around $300 or more, while centrifugal juicers tend to be somewhere in between.

What's the easiest type of juicer to clean?

Manual juicers are easiest to clean because they tend to be the smallest and simplest to use but can only be used on certain produce; many are also dishwasher-safe. Electric juicers are more complex. Some models may have parts that are dishwasher-safe, but others might require hand-washing, which can be tough if any seeds or pulp get stuck.

Why Trust The Spruce Eats?

Donna Currie is a cookbook author and writer for The Spruce Eats. In addition to rounding up our picks for the top juicers, she has tested and reviewed three juicers. Donna was recently impressed with the Omega Juicers NC900HDC Premium Juicer, which she said not only juiced well but also "earns its space in the kitchen" because of all its extra functions.

This roundup was updated by Katrina Munichiello, a writer and editor who specializes in the tea and food industries. She currently focuses on small kitchen appliances for The Spruce Eats.

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