Best Juicers 2020 – Top Picks, Reviews & Guide
Juicing can be a fun way to add vegetables to your diet or increase your fruit intake. But whether you’re new to the juicing world or you’re looking to replace an old favorite, you may be overwhelmed with your juicer options.
To help you find the juicer that best suits your needs, whether you like to juice oranges or kale, we’ve put together this list of the 10 best juicers of 2020. Our detailed reviews compare price, design, durability, and warranty so you can shop more confidently. Keep reading for our top picks, plus a buyer’s guide to all of the types of juicers on the market.
A Quick Glance at our Favorite Picks of 2020:
The 10 Best Juicers:
1. Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer – Best Overall
Our top pick is the Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juice Fountain Plus, a centrifugal juicer with a reasonable price and weight that overflows with features.
This 9.92-pound machine has an 850-watt dual-speed motor, which is perfect for alternating between soft fruits and hard vegetables. It has a wide three-inch feed chute so you won’t have to do as much fruit prep work. The body is made of BPA-free plastic, complemented by a stainless steel mesh filter and cutting disk.
In testing, we found that the one-liter juice collector, complete with a built-in froth separator, is generously sized. The machine extracts juice well and produces very dry pulp, and the motor is strong enough to cut even the hardest vegetables. Exceptionally quiet for a centrifugal model, the JE98XL is easy to clean, which is fortunate because it requires frequent cleaning to operate well. Unfortunately, the plastic plunger is hollow and does not feel very durable. Breville offers a one-year warranty.
2. Hamilton Beach 67608A Juicer – Best Value
If you’re working with a smaller budget, you may want to take a look at the Hamilton Beach 67608A Juicer, which we found to be the best juicer for the money. Lightweight and easy to clean, this model boasts a strong motor and a good warranty.
Weighing only 7.8 pounds, the low-priced 67608A has a small enough footprint to fit on any counter. It has a powerful 800-watt motor and a generously sized three-inch feed chute, plus the plastic components are BPA-free. In testing, we found it simple to disassemble and clean using the included cleaning brush, and many pieces are dishwasher-safe.
The downside is that this small machine is very loud and rattles while operating. It also doesn’t extract juice quite as well, leaving a wetter pulp. For the low price, this machine works very well and will fit any size of kitchen, but it is less durable and may not hold up to frequent use. Hamilton Beach offers a generous three-year warranty with guaranteed US-based customer service.
3. Omega NC900HDC Masticating Juicer – Premium Choice
If you have room in your budget, you may want to consider the Omega NC900HDC Masticating Juicer Extractor, which is a high-end slow juicer offering great juice extraction. Fairly expensive and heavy, this model is a significant investment and could be great for a serious juicer.
At 17.45 pounds, the NC900HDC is a heavy machine. The two-horsepower motor spins at just 80 rpm, working quietly and slowly to extract an impressive amount of juice. Because it’s a masticating juicer, it produces minimal foam and won’t heat your juice during the extraction process. You can adjust the end cap to five different settings, and the package includes six nozzles and two juicing screens. The plastic components are BPA-free.
This model operates slowly by design, so you’ll need to invest more time in the process. The juice screens may not be very durable, as we found reports of them breaking, but you can get replacements from the company. Omega offers a very generous 15-year warranty.
4. Tribest CitriStar – Top Citrus Juicer Pick
If you’re looking for a citrus-specific juicer, the Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer could be your pick. Lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to operate, this electric juicer works well on all sizes of citrus, with an included lemon/lime insert.
This five-pound model offers a simple one-button start and an adjustable cord. The stainless steel spout locks so you can juice without leaks and is high enough to fit even taller cups.
Unfortunately, the CitriStar has a less attractive plastic design, and the collection bowl drain is very small. In testing, we found that it clogs easily. And of course, this juicer is only suitable for citrus juicing, so it won’t work well on vegetables or greens. Tribest offers a one-year warranty.
5. Hamilton Beach 932 Juicer – Top Manual Pick
Would you prefer a manual juicer? You may want to look more closely at the 932 Manual Citrus Juicer from Hamilton Beach. This interestingly-designed machine is on the expensive side but works well and is satisfying to use—perfect if you’re a hands-on juicer.
The 932 has an acid-resistant metal body with chrome and enamel finishes and advertises up to 2,000 pounds of pressure. Because this model requires some physical pressure to work, the non-slip rubber on the bottom is essential. This model also has an easy-to-clean removable stainless steel strainer cone and funnel and includes a four-ounce juice-collecting cup.
At 9.39 pounds, it’s moderately sized, though it’s also very tall, so it won’t fit well on all counters. It’s also fairly expensive without offering a lot of features. In testing, we found that the plastic handle on the lever is less durable and may unscrew with use. The press cone also doesn’t feel especially durable. Hamilton Beach offers a basic one-year warranty.
6. Hurom HP Slow Juicer
Another high-end option is the Hurom HP Slow Juicer, which is a very quiet vertical juicer that comes in attractive shades of pink, green, or white.
Weighing a very heavy 16.35 pounds, this BPA-free model has a quiet 150-watt motor that spins at a very slow rate of 43 rpm. Our favorite feature is the inner spinning brush, which automatically cleans the strainer and chamber after each round of juicing. You can also easily take the machine apart for further cleaning.
Heavier and more expensive, this model may also not be very durable. We found reports of machines breaking fairly quickly. Hurom offers a lengthy 10-year warranty, though it only covers the motor.
7. Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain
This model, which weighs a reasonable 9.7 pounds, has a less powerful 700-watt motor that spins at 14,000 rpm. It features a polymer body and a stainless steel cutting disk and filter, plus a 1.6-quart pulp container and a large three-inch feed chute. The package includes a cleaning brush and a juice jug with a built-in froth separator, which is useful because this model produces quite a bit of foam.
In testing, we found that the plastic pulp reservoir and stainless steel blade do not feel very durable. The machine does produce dry, fairly well-extracted pulp, and the removable components are conveniently dishwasher-safe. Breville offers a one-year warranty.
8. Hilax Centrifugal Juicer
The Hilax juicer has a powerful 850-watt two-speed motor that spins an impressive 18,000 times per minute. At only 6.6 pounds, this model is a lightweight addition to any kitchen, and the large three-inch feed chute means you won’t have to spend too much time preparing your fruit and vegetables. With a safety clip and arm, plus suction cups on the bottom to prevent slipping, this model is safety-conscious.
Unfortunately, Hilax does not offer a warranty. In testing, we found that the blade and mesh filter can be difficult to clean. The machine does come apart easily for cleaning, and the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.
9. Drizom Manual Juicer Squeezer
If your budget is very tight or you enjoy juicing by hand, you may be interested in the multi-functional Drizom Manual Juicer Hand Squeezer, which is a tiny, inexpensive, and hand-operated classic juicer.
Best for juicing citrus, this very low-cost, 11.2-ounce juicer is entirely dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. It offers four functions, working as a grater, an egg yolk separator, a citrus squeezer, and a measuring cup. The juicing function has a 12-tooth reamer.
The Drizom juicer is not the best way to extract the most juice and takes quite a bit of manpower. It’s best suited to juicing small amounts of citrus fruits and may not be durable enough to handle large quantities. Drizom does offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
10. Hurom Platinum Slow Juicer
If you’re looking to spend quite a bit of money, the very expensive Hurom H-AI-SBB20 H-AI Platinum Slow Juicer, which has an interesting industrial-style design and comes in platinum, rose gold, and slate blue options, could be your pick.
This very heavy 20.6-pound model has a self-feeding hopper and a 17-ounce juice container, so you can juice a large amount with little hands-on attention. However, the small feed chute means you’ll have to cut up your fruits and vegetables into one-inch pieces, adding prep time. The slow juicing motor spins at only 43 to 60 rpm, and the package includes fine and coarse strainers so you can choose your ideal pulp level. The plastic components are BPA-free.
We found that this model is more expensive than its features justify. It does not seem especially durable, and the 15-day general warranty is very short. Hurom does offer a 10-year warranty on the motor.
Now that you’ve taken a look at our list of this year’s best juicers, you may be wondering how you can pick the best one for your needs. We’ve put together this buyer’s guide to walk you through the various types of juicers and their optional features so you can pick one that will work well for you.
The first big distinction between juicers is between centrifugal and masticating juicers.
Centrifugal juicers work quickly, spinning sharp metal blades up to 15 to 20,000 times a minute to extract your juice. For this type of juicer, you’ll want a motor that’s powerful enough to work on anything you throw at it, including hard vegetables and greens. You can tell how powerful the motor is by the wattage — anything over 800 watts will be plenty strong.
With a centrifugal model, you can put in whole fruits, eliminating preparation time. The machine spins to separate the waste pulp from the juice, depositing them into separate containers.
The benefits of centrifugal juicers are that they work quickly, don’t require a lot of preparatory work, and can handle even hard fruits and vegetables. They’re also easier to clean, generally cheaper, and better for juicing large amounts.
The downside is that the rapid spinning heats your juice as it’s extracted, resulting in an inferior flavor and juice that won’t keep well in the refrigerator. These machines are also significantly louder, don’t work as well on leafy greens, and extract with more oxidation, meaning your juice will have significant foam.
The second major type of juicer is the masticating variety. Generally more high-end, these juicers have augers that rotate slowly, crushing beans against stainless steel mesh filters. This process does not heat the juice and works without oxidation, meaning your juice will have slightly more nutrients.
The benefits? Masticating juicers work well with leafy green vegetables, produce more juice through higher levels of extraction, and produce juice that will keep for longer.
On the negative side, these models have small feed chutes, meaning you’ll need to spend more time chopping your ingredients and won’t be able to put in whole fruits or vegetables. They’re also generally more expensive and bulky, and produce juice with higher pulp levels.
If you’re not interested in green smoothies or juicing vegetables, citrus juicers may work well for you. These juicers are specifically designed to accommodate fruits like limes, lemons, and oranges. Some are electric models, while others operate by hand as squeezers.
Many citrus juicers have multiple fruit size inserts to better suit the different varieties. If you’re interested in juicing grapefruits, you may want to look more closely at the dimensions, as not all citrus juicers are large enough to comfortably accommodate these bigger fruits.
Squeezing juicers are hand-operated models that typically work best with citrus fruits. These are the classic juicers that you’re probably familiar with from making homemade lemonade, orange juice, or margaritas.
These low-tech, typically very inexpensive models work by squeezing fruit between two metal or plastic cups. They’re easier than squeezing fruit with your hands, but don’t allow for the full extraction of more complicated models.
As their name suggests, manual juicers are hand-operated and work without electricity or complicated machinery. These models are mechanically simple to operate, though they require hands-on work.
Depending on the design, manual juicers can range widely in price, from inexpensive squeezers to more costly, lever-based models like the Hamilton Beach 932. Keep in mind that if you opt for a simple, inexpensive squeeze model, you’ll get less juice out of your fruit. Lever models produce significantly more pressure, extracting juice more fully.
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Budget: Juicers range widely in price, from just a few dollars to several hundred. The size of your budget may determine your perfect juicer. If you have a lower budget, you may prefer a squeezing or centrifugal model. If your budget is larger, you may want to look at masticating slow juicers.
Noise: Do loud machines bother you, or would you like to juice without bothering your family, roommate, or pet? You may want to look for a masticating or manual model. If you don’t mind the noise, a lower-cost, faster juicer may be just what you’re looking for.
Extraction: The different types boast different extraction levels. If you’re looking to get as much juice as possible out of every fruit and vegetable, you may prefer a great centrifugal or masticating model.
Juice Quality: Do you like to juice quite a bit at once and store it for later? Masticating juicers produce juice that will keep for longer than centrifugal juice.
Warranty: Your juicer may be a large investment, so you might want to ensure that it’s backed up by a great warranty. Most of the models we reviewed offer a warranty, though the length can vary. You may also want to keep an eye on what the warranty covers, as some only cover the motor, so if other components break, you’ll have to pay to repair or replace them.
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Our favorite juicer is the well-priced Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juice Fountain Plus, with its powerful, quiet motor and excellent extraction levels. For a smaller budget, the lightweight, easy-to-use Hamilton Beach 67608A Juicer offers great value with a good warranty.
If you’re looking for something higher-end, the pricier Omega NC900HDC Masticating Juicer Extractor could be your pick, with an excellent slow-juicing design that’s highly customizable. If you’re a citrus-lover, you may enjoy the simple, inexpensive Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer, which works well with all sizes of citrus fruits.
If you’d like a hand-operated model, you may be interested in the 932 Manual Citrus Juicer from Hamilton Beach, which is an attractive machine that produces excellent pressure for extraction. And if you’d like to stick to the classics, the very low-cost, streamlined Drizom Manual Juicer Hand Squeezer could be for you.
Choosing a new appliance can be a time-consuming process, so we hope this list of the 10 best juicers, complete with comprehensive reviews of each model, helps you choose the best appliance for your needs. Now it’s time to get out there and find your perfect juicer!
Table of Contents
- A Quick Glance at our Favorite Picks of 2020:
- The 10 Best Juicers:
- 1. Breville JE98XL Centrifugal Juicer – Best Overall
- 2. Hamilton Beach 67608A Juicer – Best Value
- 3. Omega NC900HDC Masticating Juicer – Premium Choice
- 4. Tribest CitriStar – Top Citrus Juicer Pick
- 5. Hamilton Beach 932 Juicer – Top Manual Pick
- 6. Hurom HP Slow Juicer
- 7. Breville BJE200XL Juice Fountain
- 8. Hilax Centrifugal Juicer
- 9. Drizom Manual Juicer Squeezer
- 10. Hurom Platinum Slow Juicer
- Buyer’s Guide
- Types of Juicers