Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about blenders, a collapsible salad spinner, a zoodle-maker, even a humble-but-effective strawberry huller before, we’ve gone deep here on the best centrifugal juicers, masticating, and cold-press juicers, and citrus presses you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
One of the many things reviewers love about the highly rated Breville JE98XL juicer is how easy it is to clean. As one reviewer writes, the Breveille “cleans up easier than any juicer I’ve owned. I’ve had other juicers where it took two people to get it apart to clean it.” Plus, this juicer is effective. According to one reviewer, this Breville extracts “90 percent of fruits and vegetables,” and “by having two speeds available, you can extract the most juice from an assortment of fruits and vegetables. There’s a low setting for softer fruits and vegetables, and a higher setting for apples, pears, carrots, etc.” And while centrifugal juicers like this one are known to be less efficient at extracting juices from leafy greens, one reviewer notes that “this is very powerful, burns through kale and other greens and seems to get a ton of juice out of it!” As another reviewer adds, “Honestly, I can’t think of anything about this juicer that I would change … Maybe it would be helpful if they included a juicing recipe book!”
Best-rated (less expensive) juicer
Many reviewers getting into juicing for the first time choose this Hamilton Beach. “This is my first juicer,” one person writes. “Having heard of others that were more expensive I wasn’t sure how well it would all work out.” But the results put their concerns to bed: “This juicer is plenty powerful.” Another notes: “I first used it to juice carrots, and boy, am I pleased! It did such a good job! The pulp was dryish, which means it got the juice out, it ground them so well I hardly had to use the stopper and the juice was cold. With other juicers they heat up thus heating up the juice, not this one. Fresh cool carrot juice in minutes.”
And now some micro-picks for every type of juicer you might be looking for.
Best centrifugal juicer
Reviewers have endless praise for the Breville 800JEXL’s ability to transform heaps of fruits and vegetables into juice in minutes. “This is the best centrifugal juicer on the market,” one enthusiastic reviewer declares. “The motor is the most powerful for this type of juicer. My first time using this I filled the catch container with juice so fast it started to overflow.” Another person writes, “This juicer is for everyday juicing. It’s meant to be a workhorse.” Another says, “It tears through anything. Carrots practically self feed and eats ginger like a hot knife through butter.” As one person neatly sums it up, “I’m pretty sure this juicer would get juice from a rock.”
Best masticating, cold-press juicer
This Omega is a masticating, cold-press juicer that’s loved by reviewers for its ability to efficiently press every last drop of juice from fruits and vegetables: “You’ll definitely get more juice per fruit or vegetable than with other juicers. Perfect for kale, wheatgrass and other leafy greens that would literally just get shredded to a pulp by other juicers.” Reviewers also appreciate that the masticating mechanism “doesn’t heat up the juice and destroy nutrients,” unlike centrifugal juicers do. “Orange juice made from this machine is golden orange color instead of pale yellow from a centrifugal type,” notes one reviewer. “The slow speed of the motor and resulting lack of heat allows you to bottle the juices and store them in the refrigerator for a couple of days. I’ve gone three with no noticeable change in flavor or consistency.”
Best electric citrus juicer
For those who are only juicing citrus fruits, the Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer “does a great job of getting all the juice and most pulp out of the orange,” according to one reviewer. As another person writes: “We like to buy fresh squeezed orange juice when we have orange juice around the house, but it can be expensive. The amount of money we have saved on OJ has paid for this juicer already. It juices lemons and limes very well, too.” What makes this Cuisinart so effective, notes another reviewer, is its “unique ‘Final-Spin’ feature similar to that in a clothes washing machine. Once you take the empty citrus off of the reamer, you press the clear plastic lid down onto the juicer which makes the reamer spin really fast and uses centrifugal force to squeeze all the juice out of the remaining pulp. You just can’t do that with a wooden reamer.”
Best manual citrus juicer
“I know this juicer has been reviewed a zillion times,” one reviewer intones, “but it’s cool enough that I have to add to the praise.” Reviewers have called this a “GAME CHANGER,” writing that lemons and limes “are NO MATCH for this thing.” For another reviewer, the Zulay’s upside is as simple as this: “this juicer does an outstanding job with minimal effort, and is really easy to rinse off or toss in the dishwasher. You can produce a whole bunch of “real fruit” margaritas or similar concoctions, and not wind up with sore hands from squeezing pounds of lemons and limes.” It even has the leverage “to squeeze the hardest limes, which one occasionally gets.”
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