10 Best Juicers

Juicers can be broken down into three categories: citrus juicers, masticating juicers, and centrifugal juicers or sometimes simply refered to as all-purpose juicers. Citrus juicers use a reamer to press the juice and pulp out of oranges, lemons, limes, etc. Masticating juicers use a single or twin gear system to squeeze the juice out. These are especially useful for leafy greens. The all-purpose juicers use a swirling blade to chop the fruits or vegetables then a centrifugal operation, or in simpler terms, spun to seperate the juice from pulp.

Some of the important features most users look for include the ability to extract the juice, ease of use especially how easy is it to clean and are the parts dishwasher-safe, a wide feeder chute, and durabilty/warranty.

The following is our top 10 consumer juicers reviewed. If you need more information before making a purchase check out our Juicer Buying Guide.


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Breville Juice Fountain Duo BJE820XL

Price: $399.95
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 1200 watt

Simply put this highest Amazon user rated juicer is the best all-purpose juicer you can buy without spending thousands of dollars. But it will still set you back $400 and there are cheaper models whose performance is not too much lower than this one. One big advantage is in its variable speed capability.


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Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer

Price: $259.95
Type: Masticating; Motor: 150 watt

The Omega J8004 is our choice for the #1 masticating juicer. It is the highest rated of its class on Amazon. This version is nearly identical to the J8006, except for the color and it is $40 cheaper.


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Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL

Price: $299.99
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 1000 watt

The Breville 800JEXL is the next step down in Breville’s offerings from the BJE820XL, but it still packs a punch with its 1000 watt motor and costs $100 less. It only has 2 speed settings compared to 5 however.


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Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed BJE510XL

Price: $199.99
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 900 watt

Easy set-up and clean-up highlight the Breville BJE510XL. This is a really good balance between price and performance. At $200 it is $100 less than the more powerful 800JEXL. For the average user there is no need to step up to one of the top-of-the-line Breville models. One advantage is its variable speeds which maximize yield across variety of fruits.

One slight negative is that the yield of juice extracted from this appliance is only average, not great.


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Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer

Price: $299.99
Type: Masticating; Motor: 150 watt

Virtually identical to the J8004 model, the Omega J8006 is silver in color and costs about $40 more. We only recommend this one if it goes with your kitchen décor otherwise stick with the J8006 since it is cheaper.


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Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL

Price: $149.99
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 850 watt

Getting towards the bottom end of Breville’s lineup of juicers, the JE98XL still performs quite well for its price. It is a solid entry level juicer with dual speeds.


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Breville Juice Fountain Compact BJE200XL

Price: $99.95
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 700 watt

This is our choice for Best Juicer under $100. One nice attribute is its compact design which takes up less space. We think it is a real bargain and user on Amazon agree giving it a 4.4 overall rating.


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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor 67650

Price: $59.00
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 800 watt

One leading consumer group named the Hamilton Beach 67650 as a Best Buy. For the price we think it is a solid buy as well, but it is not in the same range as the Breville models.


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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor 67601

Price: $42.98
Type: Centrifugal; Motor: 800 watt

The Hamilton Beach 67601 is even cheaper than the 67650, and users on Amazon actually have rated it higher. If budget is your primary concern in a juicer, we suggest you start your search with this one.


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Black & Decker CitrusMate Plus CJ625

Price: $19.00
Type: Citrus Juicer; Motor: 30 watt

If all you want a juicer for is to make some fresh orange juice, then this is the perfect model for you. We rate it as our best value in citrus juicers as it costs less than $20.


Juicer Buying Guide

Before you purchase a juicer you should remember to consider these important attributes:

Type – Which style of operation you want in your juicer depends on the produce you plan to use in it. If you are juicing wheatgrass or other fibrous greens then go with a masticating juicer. If you primarily will be using fruits and some vegetables then go with a centrifugal juice extractor.

Feeder Chute – You can only fit produce that is as wide as the feeder into the juicer. So a wider feeder chute will result in less chopping and dicing ahead of time.

Clean-Up – Juicers are extemely messy inside. Find a model that users say is easy to clean and just as important that uses parts that are dishwasher safe.

Speeds – Multiple speeds on a centrifugal model make it easier to get the desired result on a vareity of produce. An extra slow speed can help with greens on this type of unit as well.

Motor – All of these appliances rely on a motor to work. The best have over 900 or even 1000 watts of power, meanwhile average models have about 700-800 watts. Masticating versions will have a motor with less power – around 150 watts.

Size – People are often shocked how large some juicers are. So know how much space you have where you want to store it.

Noise – The centrifugal juice extractors are often quite noisy. Look for a quiet model if this is an issue for you.

Time – How much time do you have to juice? Masticating juicers take much longer to work than centrifugal models. If you are in a rush go with a centrifugal version.

Pulp – Do you like a lot of pulp in your orange juice? If so look for a citrus juicer with a filter or pulp regulator that lets you control the amount of pulp that ends up in the juice.

Heat – The centrifugal juicers often produce a lot of heat while in use. For some users this is problem. If you want low heat go with a masticating version.


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