Best Commercial Citrus Juicers 2020 – Reviews & Top Picks
If you’re shopping for a citrus juicer that will work well in a commercial setting, you’re most likely looking for a strong, durable model that won’t break your budget. But how do you quickly find a model that will meet your needs?
To speed up your shopping experience, we’ve done the research and testing for you. Keep reading to find our list of the eight best commercial citrus juicers available in 2020.
For each model, we’ve put together a detailed review, looking at price, design, durability, power, ease of use, and warranty so you can feel confident about your choice. And if you’re wondering about the merits of the various available features, stick around for our comprehensive buyer’s guide.
A Quick Comparison
|Proctor Silex 66900|
|Hamilton Beach 932||4.2/5|
|Hamilton Beach HCJ967||3.9/5|
8 Best Commercial Citrus Juicers 2020
1. Proctor Silex Commercial Citrus Juicer – Best Overall
Our favorite commercial citrus juicer is the Proctor Silex Commercial 66900 Electric Citrus Juicer. This quiet, powerful machine is fast, simple to operate, and easy to clean. Plus, it’s reasonably priced and feels very durable.
The 66900 is powered by a surprisingly quiet induction motor that spins at a very fast 750 rpm. You can’t adjust this speed, but it’s plenty powerful to quickly juice any citrus fruit. Weighing a fairly light 11 pounds, this model has an attractive die-cast aluminum body and includes three stainless steel reamers that are designed to accommodate all sizes of citrus. The strainer does a good job of catching the pulp and seeds, and the dishwasher-safe bowl, strainer, and splash guard make cleaning simple.
With a simple on/off switch, this machine is easy to operate, though its high speeds will require you to hold the fruit tightly. It’s backed up by a decent one-year warranty.
2. Vinci Electric Citrus Juicer – Best Value
If your budget is a little tighter, you may be interested in the Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer, which we found to be the best commercial citrus juicer for the money.
This light 5.34-pound model has a hands-free automatic design with built-in sensors that will adjust the reamer for maximum juice extraction. With many dishwasher-safe removable components, it’s simple to clean. The package includes two interchangeable pulp filters and a 12-ounce juice reservoir. Best of all, this model takes only 10 seconds to juice.
The plastic components do not feel very durable and may not last, though replacements parts are readily available. We found that the machine felt less durable overall, though its very reasonable price means that you may not mind replacing it. Vinci offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year performance guarantee, backed up by great customer service.
3. Maxwolf Citrus Juicer – Premium Choice
If you have more room in your budget, the Maxwolf Citrus Squeezer Juicer could be a good option. This large machine, which works best with oranges, comes at a premium price point and is well suited to juicing large quantities.
This automatic model works on whole fruits, eliminating the prep work required by other machines. It’s an efficient juicer, producing four to seven glasses of juice per minute, or between 20 and 30 oranges, with a 120-watt motor. It features a straightforward on/off switch and a safety cutoff feature.
At 87 pounds, this machine requires dedicated counter space. It’s also entirely made of plastic, which makes it feel less durable than you might expect at this price. Unfortunately, it isn’t protected by a warranty, and the company doesn’t offer replacements for any parts that break.
4. Hamilton Beach Manual Commercial Citrus Juicer
Another manual option is the Hamilton Beach 932 Manual Commercial Citrus Juicer, a heavy-duty metal juicer that extracts well with high pressure.
Capable of producing up to 2,000 pounds of pressure, this 9.39-pound manual juicer has heavy-duty gears and a sturdy metal body finished with acid-resistant chrome. Unfortunately, its other elements, like the stainless steel strainer cone and funnel, feel less durable. The rubber feet keep the machine solidly in place, and the removable cup, cone, and funnel are simple to clean.
Because you’ll have to juice the fruits one at a time, this model is best suited to lighter commercial operation. Hamilton Beach offers a standard one-year warranty.
5. Hamilton Beach HCJ967 Citrus Juicer
With an attractive black and silver design and a quiet, powerful motor, the Hamilton Beach HCJ967 is an effective juicer, though its heavy weight and high price are major drawbacks.
This bulky model weighs a hefty 30 pounds and has a heavy-duty aluminum body with an acid-resistant finish. The 320-watt motor is surprisingly quiet and operates with push-button controls. Our favorite feature is the extra-tall spout, which works well for juicing into pitchers or other large containers, though the machine’s height means it won’t fit on all counters. The HCJ967 has a stainless steel juice bowl and includes three stainless steel reamers of varying sizes. The entire top section is removable and dishwasher-safe for effortless cleaning.
Overall, we didn’t feel that this machine offered sufficient features to counteract its high price and bulky design. Hamilton Beach does protect your investment with a generous two-year warranty.
6. SKG A10 Cold Press Slow Masticating Juicer
If you’d prefer a commercial-quality juicer that is slow and quiet, the SKG A10 Cold Press Slow Masticating Juicer may warrant a look. This low-speed masticating juicer uses a slowly rotating auger to press your produce, resulting in juice that may contain more nutrients.
The A10’s 200-watt motor spins at just 45 rpm, quietly extracting more juice from your fruit. Even if you’re primarily searching for a citrus juicer, this model’s compatibility with other types of produce, including carrots, kale, and a range of fruits, may come in handy. The 13.45-pound machine features two different-sized openings so you can feed in whole fruits and vegetables. In testing, we liked the reverse function, which dislodges stuck produce and makes cleaning simpler. The machine can be taken apart for cleaning, and the package includes a cleaning brush.
The A10 is designed to work slowly, so it may not be as suited to fast-paced commercial settings. It doesn’t feel especially durable and is too large to fit comfortably on smaller counters. This model comes with a 30-day Amazon return window and a two-year repair warranty.
7. Sunkist Commercial Citrus Juicer
The most expensive model we reviewed, the Sunkist Commercial Citrus Juicer, is a heavy but fast manual juicer with a somewhat clunky design.
This 35.8-pound model has a chrome-plated steel base and a metal oscillating strainer. Though you’ll have to manually juice one fruit at a time, it works remarkably quickly and is capable of juicing 10 to 12 gallons per hour. The package includes three sizes of extracting bulbs, compatible with most citrus fruits, and the machine has many removable, dishwasher-safe components.
You can’t control the pulp level on this hands-on juicer, which is unfortunate because it’s very high. Sunkist offers a generous two-year warranty.
8. Waring Citrus Bar Juicer
Our least favorite commercial juicer is the Waring BJ120C Citrus Bar Juicer, a basic-looking model that doesn’t quite justify its higher price.
The light 6.08-pound BJ120C features a die-cast base and vibration-dampening rubber feet, plus a removable, dishwasher-safe juice bowl and reamer. The package includes a one-quart serving container.
In testing, we found a few major drawbacks with this model. The one-size-fits-all reamer doesn’t work as well with smaller citrus fruits. Though Waring advertises a speed of 120 oranges per hour, we weren’t able to replicate that. The many plastic components are also not as durable and less suited to heavy use. Waring offers a standard one-year warranty.
Before you start shopping, you may want to consider which features matter to you. For a commercial setting, you’ll probably want a durable, powerful model that can accommodate your specific needs. Keep reading for our quick guide to the most important juicer options.
Do you need to be able to juice other citrus fruits like grapefruits or limes? You may want to look for a model that includes reamers of different sizes, instead of just one size. And if you’d also like to juice other produce, you may be interested in a model that’s compatible with non-citrus fruits and vegetables.
Commercial citrus juicers can vary quite a bit in price but are often large investments. Before you pick a model, you may want to think about how much you’re willing to spend. Are you willing to spend more for features and durability, or do you want a model that offers the most value for your money?
Would you prefer a quiet juicer that won’t contribute to the noise in your cafe or restaurant? Some machines, like masticating juicers and manual juicers, operate very quietly. If you’re also using high-decibel machines like espresso makers and blenders, this may be even more important.
If you’re looking for a juicer that will work well in a commercial setting, durability may be even more important than usual. Your commercial juicer will probably need to be able to produce large quantities of juice, so you may want to look for sturdy models with few plastic components.
How quickly do you need to produce juice? If speed isn’t an issue, you may be interested in a masticating model that produces high-quality juice without heating, which is thought to improve flavor and nutrient levels. If you need to produce juice more quickly, you may prefer a fast automatic model with a high number of rotations per minute.
Manual or Automatic?
Would you prefer a hands-on juicer or one that you can set up and walk away from? Manual models will require more prep work and attention but can be very effective and impressively quiet. If you don’t have the time or available hands to operate a manual juicer, you may prefer an automatic model that will do the work for you. These models are often faster but may also be significantly louder.
The appearance of your juicer may be more important in a commercial setting, as the appliance may be visible to your customers. Do you want an attractive, well-designed juicer, or do you just want something practical?
Commercial juicers can be large investments, so you may want the protection of a great warranty. If warranties are a priority for you, you’ll probably want to keep an eye on the length of your model’s warranty and what exactly it covers. A standard warranty lasts a year but some may last for two years. Some warranties cover only the motor or charge shipping and repair fees, so you may want to read the terms carefully before purchasing your blender.
The bottom line? Our favorite commercial juicer is the Proctor Silex Commercial 66900 Electric Citrus Juicer, a fast, quiet, and easy-to-use machine with plenty of features. If your budget is smaller, you may want to look at the Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer, a fast, hands-free juicer that offers great value for money. And if you’re looking for a premium machine, our pick is the Maxwolf Citrus Squeezer Juicer, an efficient automatic machine that works quickly and eliminates prep work.
Finding the best citrus juicer for your business can be a time-consuming undertaking. We hope that our in-depth reviews of the eight best commercial juicers help you to streamline the process and quickly find a great model. With so many great commercial juicers on the market, all you have to do is pick one!
By Kate MacDonnell
Featured image credit: gate74, Pixabay
Table of Contents
- A Quick Comparison
- 8 Best Commercial Citrus Juicers 2020
- 1. Proctor Silex Commercial Citrus Juicer – Best Overall
- 2. Vinci Electric Citrus Juicer – Best Value
- 3. Maxwolf Citrus Juicer – Premium Choice
- 4. Hamilton Beach Manual Commercial Citrus Juicer
- 5. Hamilton Beach HCJ967 Citrus Juicer
- 6. SKG A10 Cold Press Slow Masticating Juicer
- 7. Sunkist Commercial Citrus Juicer
- 8. Waring Citrus Bar Juicer
- Buyer’s Guide