I have seen so many people asking, “Which is the best juicer to buy?” This is kind of like asking, “Which is the best motor vehicle to buy.” A bachelor with limited income just out of college is going to buy a different car that a mom of four would buy which is still different than a car a that would be desirable by a rancher living in rural Australia. It all comes down to your lifestyle and which is the right juicer for you.
A bachelor on a limited budget may drive a small used Miata for it’s sporty looks, but a mom of four may opt for a new mini van with the built-in camer for backing up.
There are essentially about 4 buying considerations if you would like to purchase a juicer. Those are budget, how much preparation time you want to spend if any for those in a rush, and whether you are a juicing purist that wants to be able to juice wheatgrass, soft fruits, and leafy greens. All juicers claim to juice leafy greens, but not all of them do it well. We take each factor into consideration and recommend the best juicer we think for each category.
Please leave a comment if you would like any more detailed information or reasoning behind our selections.
Money is no object:
Super Angel Twin Gear
Green Star GP-E1503
Omega VRT 350 Vertical Juicer
Breville Ikon Juice Fountain
Breville Compact Juice Fountain
[icon color=”#000″ size=”32″ type=”icon-cut” unit=”px” ] Preparation (Chopping or no Chopping)
If you do not want to spend a lot of time chopping up fruits and vegetables into small pieces so you can feed them in a small chute, then buying a masticating juicer, while it will produce a higher yield juice, and allow you to juice nuts to make butters, is not going to be right for you.
One of the Breville Juice Fountain models (besides the Juice Fountain Crush) which all have 3 inch wide feed chutes. These 3 inch wide chutes are known to juice whole apples without any need for chopping. Pretty much anything can fit into a 3 inch wide chute. If not, 1 simple chop will usually do the trick.
[icon color=”#0eed3b” size=”32″ type=”icon-leaf” unit=”px” ] Juicing Leafy Greens and Soft Fruits
To juice leafy greens such as kale and spinach, and small soft fruits such as strawberries and blueberries a centfigual juicer, such as most Breville Juice Fountain models, are not going to serve you as well. An upright masticating slow juicer, such as the Omega 350, or a vertical masticating juicer such as the Omega J8004 is going to be the ticket to get good juice yield from leafy greens and soft fruits.
[icon color=”#7CFC00″ size=”32″ type=”icon-barcode” unit=”px” ] Juicing Wheatgrass
If you want to juice wheatgrass, which a lot of people do, then the only real option is going to be a traditional horizontally oriented slow masticating juicers. Based on all the juicers I have seen, I recommend the Super Angel Twin Gear if money is no object. If you are like the rest of us, the Omega J8004, or J8006 will do. If you would like a double auger instead of a single auger masticating juicer, then, aside from the Super Angle Twin Gear model for the 1%ers out there, then any GreenStar model, such as the Green Star Elite will do. I personally am not a fan of the styling of the Green Star models, but I believe they are built with integrity from what I have seen so far.