10 Best Juicers for Beets in 2021 – Reviews & Top Picks
Last Updated on February 11, 2021
Beets are one of the best vegetables to juice because they’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Unfortunately, they’re also large and have a tough layer of skin that can give some juicers trouble.
You can’t use any old juicer to juice beets unless you’re careful to chop them into fine pieces first, which can be a pain and cause you to avoid juicing them all together and missing out on all their nutritional benefits.
If you want to juice beets but need to purchase a juicer that can handle them first, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve put together this set of reviews to help you pick the perfect juicer for you, one that’s capable of tearing through beets with ease but is also good for general juicing.
We’ll first run down our 10 favorite juicers for beets before going in-depth and giving you some helpful tips to use when looking for a new juicer.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
|Best Overall||Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer||
|Best Value||Hamilton Beach 67601A Juicer Machine||
|Premium Choice||Omega J8006HDS Masticating Juicer||
|Mueller Austria SD80A Juicer||
|KOIOS B5100 Masticating Juicer||
The 10 Best Juicers for Beets – Reviews 2021
1. Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer – Best Overall
Our top pick is the Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer. This juicer boasts an impressive 850-watt dual-speed motor that powers a stainless steel chamber and mesh and can quickly juice tough ingredients like beets. We like this juicer specifically for beets because it has a larger than average 3-inch wide chute, which – combined with the powerful motor – means you don’t have to chop the beets into tiny pieces before feeding them into the machine. We recommend using the higher speed 12,000 RPM setting for beets.
The JE98XL is also easy to take apart and clean, which makes us more likely to use it since we don’t dread the painful clean up some other juicers require.
Overall, this is a solid juicer that won’t set you back as much as some of the more expensive juicers while still providing excellent quality juicing in an easy to use package. If you regularly include beets in your juice recipes, you’ll love the extra-wide chute and high power motor.
2. Hamilton Beach 67601A Juicer Machine – Best Value
Next up, we have our pick for the best juicer for beets for the money, the Hamilton Beach 67601A. This juicer isn’t as powerful as the Breville, but it still has a respectable 800-watt motor and large 3-inch feeding tube, making it a good choice for juicing beets.
Unlike the Breville, the Hamilton Beach doesn’t have multiple speed settings, so you can’t coax it into a higher speed when you need a little extra oomph. We don’t find this to be too problematic, and we haven’t had much difficulty even when we’re juicing large pieces of beets. Still, the extra speed is nice once you get used to it, and this juicer definitely feels like a step-down. Slow juicers are great for soft ingredients but can struggle with hard ones like beets.
The primary draw of the 67601A is its price. Hamilton Beach has created an impressive entry-level juicer capable of handling whole fruits and vegetables, and we recommend it as a first juicer, especially if you’re going to use it to juice beets.
3. Omega J8006HDS Masticating Juicer – Premium Choice
If you’ve been juicing for a while or have some extra cash to spare, consider splurging for the Omega J8006HDS Masticating Juicer. Masticating juicers extract more juice with a higher nutritional content from your produce, making them more cost-effective.
The Omega J8006HDS is significantly more expensive than the previous two juicers, and the price is the only thing preventing it from taking the top spot. This juicer is an efficient juicing monster and can easily juice beets without batting an eye.
Some studies show that masticating juicers also create more nutritious juice and they also handle leafy greens like kale and spinach more easily. If beets are your primary concern, you probably won’t notice much difference between a centrifugal and masticating juicer, but the Omega is a good choice if you’re interested in buying an excellent general purpose juicer.
4. Mueller Austria SD80A Juicer
The Mueller Austria SD80A Juicer was a serious contender for the best budget juicer but ultimately fell short. It costs about the same as the Hamilton Beach and has a similar power draw of 1100 watts. Unlike the Hamilton Beach, it has two speeds, making it an attractive choice for people who want to juice both soft and hard produce.
Unfortunately, despite its 3-inch-wide chute and relatively powerful motor, the Mueller complains a bit if you don’t prep beets carefully before feeding them into the juicer. We initially used larger chunks and were met with a terrible mess as the Mueller spewed juice all over the counter. Undeterred, we tried again with much smaller pieces, which worked fine. However, it is a slight hassle, especially when other similarly priced juicers can handle beets without any issues.
Overall, this juicer is acceptable and can juice beets – if you’re careful not to make the pieces too big.
5. KOIOS B5100 Masticating Juicer
KOIOS B5100 is the second masticating juicer on our list, and its major benefit over the Omega at number three is the much lower price tag. It has 2 speed settings and a handy reverse feature that’s useful for detangling fibrous vegetables from the auger if it gets clogged. We’re not sure what causes the difference specifically, but we noticed the KOIOS has a higher chance of clogging than the Omega, especially when we use leafy greens. It doesn’t make it unusable, but it takes more effort to babysit the juicer while it’s working.
One of the best features of the KOIOS is the quiet design. It is much quieter than other juicers and doesn’t sound like we’re trying to juice rocks when we juice beets with it. It might seem like a small detail, but it’s much nicer to use since it doesn’t rattle the foundation.
We also really like that the KOIOS is very easy to take apart for maintenance and cleaning, saving time and making us more likely to use it.
6. Jocuu 217 Masticating Juicer
The Jocuu 217 is a masticating juicer that comes with two speeds to choose from depending on what you’re juicing. We like that the options are clearly labeled as hard and soft, eliminating any confusion about what setting should be used for what ingredients. The hard setting is perfect for apples, pears, and beets.
We also like the simple disassembly procedure. The locking mechanism has a 1-button release, making it easy to take apart for cleaning and maintenance. The parts are dishwasher safe too, which is a nice touch.
A few small nuisances knock this juicer down a few pegs on our list. The juice container is fairly large, which can make it unwieldy and difficult to work with. We also would love to see ounces labeled on the container alongside millimeters. These aren’t huge issues, but they make it slightly harder to use the juicer and are surprisingly annoying.
Overall, the Jocuu is a solid juicer that can handle beets without being overly expensive. It’s easy to clean and has multiple speed settings but lacks a few quality of life elements that would provide a better user experience.
7. Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor
The Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor is a premium-priced centrifugal juicer. Instead of the typical 2-speed design, this juicer has 5 speeds offering finer control. Unfortunately, 5 speeds aren’t really necessary and, although it’s technically superior to having 2 speeds, the differences are minimal and mostly go unnoticed. We found that despite the greater number of speeds to choose from, we almost exclusively used the highest or lowest setting
Surprisingly, our favorite features of this juicer are the large capacity containers for juice and pulp. It’s very convenient having a large pulp container since you can make larger batches without stopping to empty it as often.
So, is it worth it? In our opinion, not really. This Cuisinart juicer is quite expensive, and you’re mostly paying for the variable speed motor, which doesn’t provide enough benefit to justify the high price. Still, if money isn’t a concern, it does work well and is easy to use and clean. The only thing holding it back is the price.
8. Bagotte DB-001 Compact Juicer
Bagotte’s DB-001 Compact Juicer is a good entry-level juicer but isn’t the best for extensive, long term use. It has 2 speeds and a chunky, 3-inch wide chute, which makes it usable for hard, fibrous ingredients like beets…in theory. It worked great for a while but soon started to clog more frequently and started to leak. We solved the problem by chopping our produce into smaller pieces, but that is a temporary workaround more than a permanent fix.
The Bagotte doesn’t seem to be constructed from high-quality, durable parts, and we have some concerns about its longevity. Even with relatively light use, we encountered some issues, and we imagine these would only get worse with time. Still, as a first juicer that will only do light duty, it can get the job done.
9. AICOK GS-332 Centrifugal Juicer
The AICOK GS-332 centrifugal juicer is an excellent juicer with a significant flaw that makes it nearly unusable for all but the most patient people. We’ll cut right to the chase: the juicer leaks at the spout where juice exits the machine. It’s enough to be a hassle, and we haven’t found a good way to prevent it despite our best efforts. It makes a relatively large mess, which is annoying to clean and also wastes juice.
The leaking is unfortunate because it works perfectly otherwise. It has two speeds and enough power at 1,000 watts to make quick work of everything we threw at it, including beets. It makes excellent juice, and the price is right. If it weren’t for the incredibly annoying leaking, this might be our top pick. Unfortunately, the leaking is a significant issue, and we recommend this juicer only for people prepared to wash their counter after every use.
10. CHULUX Juicer Machine
Our final juicer, the CHULUX Juicer Machine, suffers from similar problems as the other lower-ranked juicers on this list. The overall construction quality is poor, and we experienced leaking after only a few uses. We also found this juicer to be difficult to take apart for cleaning.
Despite the leaking, it works well and makes decent quality juice. It has 2 speeds and a nice, widemouthed opening, which makes it easy to feed in large chunks of fruit and vegetables without the need for excessive chopping and preparation. One nice touch is the included recipe book. If you’re new to juicing, it’s a good place to start to learn some basic recipes.
The bottom line is this juicer didn’t impress us. It is cheap but, unfortunately, it feels cheap and is a headache to use.
Now that you’ve read about some specific juicers, let’s talk about some of the general things you should look for when shopping for your juicer.
How Juicers Work
To understand the different types of juicers, you first have to understand the underlying principle behind juicing. Juicers extract liquid from fruits and vegetables by forcefully pressing them through a fine mesh filter. Squeezing produce through the tiny gaps in the filter separates the solid and liquid parts before the solids are diverted to the pulp container, and liquids are collected in the juice chamber.
How the necessary force is generated determines what kind of juicer a machine is. Juicers come in one of two main categories: centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers. They both involve squeezing produce through a fine filter, but they do so in fundamentally different ways.
Centrifugal juicers produce force by spinning rapidly, usually at speeds between 10,000 and 15,000 RPM. Fruits and vegetables placed in the rotating chamber are thrown outward from the center by the extreme centrifugal forces generated by the high-speed rotation. At the edge of the chamber is a fine mesh filter that catches the solid parts of the fruits and vegetables but lets the fluid seep through.
If you’ve ever been to a carnival and ridden the G ravitron ride, you’ve experienced the fundamental operating principle of a centrifugal juicer. The force that presses you against the wall in a G ravitron is the same force that pushes the fruit through the mesh sieve in a centrifugal juicer.
A big advantage of buying a centrifugal juicer is that they’re generally cheaper. Centrifugal juicers are easier to build and have fewer moving parts, making them cheaper to produce and cheaper to buy.
There are some major drawbacks to centrifugal juicers, however. The high speeds in a centrifugal juicer generate a significant amount of heat, high enough to change the nutritional content of the juice they produce. Enzymes denature at high temperatures, and oxidation also increases as the machine heats up. Both effects combine to create juice that has less of the health benefits that most people look for when they buy a juicer.
Despite the decrease in nutritional content, centrifugal juicers still provide many of the benefits of juicing. If you’re just starting out, a centrifugal juicer is a good option since you can save money and decide if you like juicing enough to invest in a more expensive – and better – masticating juicer.
Masticating juicers use an auger design to slowly press fruits and vegetables through a similar fine mesh filter. Instead of spinning a bowl at high speeds, masticating juicers slowly rotate a conical chamber that moves produce along the axis from the wide end to the narrow end with the help of screw-like grooves. As a piece of produce moves through a masticating juicer, it gets squeezed into tighter and tighter places before eventually being forced through the filter entirely.
The primary benefit of masticating juicers is they avoid the high heat generated in centrifugal juicers, meaning they produce higher quality juice with all of the nutritional content intact. In general, they can also handle larger batches at a time since they don’t need to cool down between runs. They also do a much better job of juicing leafy greens like kale and spinach than centrifugal juicers.
The two main downsides to masticating juicers are the price and the maintenance. Masticating juicers are significantly more expensive than centrifugal juicers, so they probably aren’t the best for new juicers who aren’t sure how much use they’ll get out of a juicer yet. They also need more care since the auger setup is usually more involved than the centrifuge in a centrifugal juicer.
Which is Best for Beets?
Both centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers can juice beets, so one isn’t inherently better than another. Beets are one of the more difficult vegetables to juice since they’re big and tough and can easily clog lower-quality juicers.
If you know you want a juicer that can regularly tackle juicing beets, make sure you buy one that has a strong enough motor that can produce the high force required. Masticating juicers will be better options overall because they’re harder to clog and don’t need to spin faster to juice tough fruits and vegetables like beets. If your budget only allows for a centrifugal juicer, make sure the motor can reach at least 12,000 RPM. Most juicers have different settings for soft and hard ingredients, so be wary of any juicer that only has a one-size-fits-all speed.
We hope you enjoyed these reviews! Juicing is an intimidating hobby for newcomers since there is a lot to know and learn that is unfamiliar to most people. If you’re new to juicing and looking for a good first juicer, we highly recommend the Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer. It’s not too expensive, can easily handle beets, and easily comes apart to make cleaning a breeze.
If the Breville is too expensive for you, take a look at the Hamilton Beach 67601A. It’s not as powerful but is still a capable juicer that shouldn’t give you too much trouble. On the other hand, if you have some money to burn and want a top of the line masticating juicer, check out the Omega J8006HDS. It’s a very capable juicer that will juice beets without a problem and is easy to clean and maintain.
Nicole is a juice fanatic and overall fitness enthusiast who loves sharing her passion for juicing with others. When she’s not blending up a new concoction of her favorite fruits and vegetables, Nicole can be found behind the computer, writing about all things juice!
Table of Contents
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
- The 10 Best Juicers for Beets – Reviews 2021
- 1. Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer – Best Overall
- 2. Hamilton Beach 67601A Juicer Machine – Best Value
- 3. Omega J8006HDS Masticating Juicer – Premium Choice
- 4. Mueller Austria SD80A Juicer
- 5. KOIOS B5100 Masticating Juicer
- 6. Jocuu 217 Masticating Juicer
- 7. Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor
- 8. Bagotte DB-001 Compact Juicer
- 9. AICOK GS-332 Centrifugal Juicer
- 10. CHULUX Juicer Machine
- Buyer’s Guide
- How Juicers Work
- Centrifugal Juicers
- Masticating Juicers
- Which is Best for Beets?