I set out by testing 7 of the most popular blenders out there according to product reviews by my fellow peers and your average joe. The conclusion was that the Breville BJE430SIL Juicer stood out above the rest due to its value and functionality.
Spending countless hours in the kitchen trying to prepare healthy foods and drinks can get tiresome, not to mention it can take forever. Hence, I set out to find juicers that can deliver and cater to my needs while also being cost-effective.
The Breville juicer is exactly what I was looking for. Offering a larger feed chute, I could essentially save on prep time and place large-sized produce directly into it. Additionally, its powerful motor placed in a compact, stylish, vertical design was pleasing to my eyes.
However, in my search for the best cold press juicer, I came across some absolutely incredible options. Some of these included whisper-quiet ones; others could make nut butter and baby food, while others looked like something from outer space.
If you are overwhelmed by all the models out there, then stick with me as I detail all the ins and outs of the best cold press juicers out there while helping you understand which would be best for you.
Best Overall: Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer
The best overall juicer should stand out above the rest having key features that make juicing fun and easy, not to mention the product should be affordable. Thus, the Breville was our hands-down winner. Breville’s attempt to make a hybrid between a cold press juicer and centrifugal juicer has paid off brilliantly. Due to its Cold Spin Technology and its precision Italian-made mesh filter, you are able to avoid damage to vitamins and minerals that occur from heat processing that other juicers would otherwise incur.
Offering a powerful 850 watt motor with two settings (high and low), you are able to make some of the healthiest, most nutritious juice available without wasting time cutting up produce because it sports a three-inch extra-wide chute.
If you are not one that likes to make a ton of juice and prefer to make small batches when you need it, the Breville has an additional Juice Nozzle that is perfect for juicing directly into a glass. Almost all of the parts detach from the juicer and are dishwasher safe making it really easy to clean.
- Easy to use
- Extra-long and wide chute
- Includes 70 oz sealable jug
- Available in one color only
Best for Safety and Budget: Jocuu Slow Masticating 2-Speed Juicer
Coming in cheaper than some of the more expensive models, the Jocuu juicer offers some great safety features we found with it having a small chute which means it safeguards against any of your children getting curious and sticking their hands in there.
It is also equipped with smart motor protection chips that will make it stop automatically every 20 minutes. One can forget that these small, powerful motors can’t be used for long periods of time and may give in or burn out if overused for long periods of time. The Jocuu deals with that seamlessly.
This juicer does come with a few accessories that may make it a bit tricky to assemble but referring to the manual makes it super easy. Furthermore, it has a one-touch disassemble button that allows you to take it apart in seconds.
Besides sporting a soft and hard mode where you can juice anything from strawberries to carrots to leafy greens, it also offers a reverse feature that allows you to help get it unstuck if the situation should arise.
- Available in many colors
- Fantastic for slow juicing
- Quite a few parts
- It can be tricky to assemble
- Relatively small chute
Best Hard Produce Juicer: Aobosi Slow Masticating Juicer Machine
Featuring a slow and powerful 150-watt motor and only one speed, the Aobosi is explicitly built to tackle difficult to juice produce such as wheatgrass, ginger, celery, and the like.
Due to it having only one speed (plus a reverse function in case anything gets stuck), this slow masticating juicer claims that it can extract up to 20% more juice and 30% more vitamins. This is because the 150-watt motor spins at a relatively slow 80rpm pushing and extracting out every bit of juice available.
One thing to note is that there are (as with the Jocuu juicer) a few parts to this juicer, and you will need to consult the manual to set it up correctly. However, when you do, the results will amaze you. Needless to say, these parts are made of the highest quality anti-oxidation food-grade materials and are dishwasher safe.
If you are looking for a juicer that squeezes out every bit of juice, vitamins, and minerals from your fruits and veggies, and time is not a factor, then the Aobosi is definitely worth checking out.
- Slow and powerful
- Relatively quiet
- BPA free
- One speed slow juice extraction
- Small chute
Best Vertical Masticating Juicer: Omega VSJ843QS Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer
The Omega juicer will run you approximately $450 dollars; however, it is well worth the price offering its consumers a staggering 15-year warranty on performance and parts.
This 150-watt juicer runs at a slow 43rpm squeezing the most juice from your produce. Not only is the speed responsible for providing the most juice – it boasts a higher yield due to its double edge auger that sports a much tighter fitting tolerance than other models. This means it has the ability to break down more fiber for a much smoother, nutrient-packed juice.
Did I mention it has a feature to lock the juicing nozzle, so you are able to blend your juice much more effectively? This is especially great if you are preparing multiple pieces of produce.
Other features of this juicer include its no-drip juice tap and its automatic pulp ejection system. If you are willing to splurge a bit on your juicer because you are looking for something compact and of the highest quality, then take note of this one.
- Build quality
- Blending power
- It only comes in silver or red
Best Versatility Juicer: Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite, Cold Press Slow Juicer
This is our largest juicer on the list in terms of size. While many individuals may not get on board with that notion, there is a practical reason for it. This juicer will allow you to not only juice pretty much any fruit or vegetable, but it will also let you grind nuts and herbs, even helping you to create fantastic nut butter or frozen fruit sorbets.
It helps you to achieve this with its design and homogenizing accessories. It features stainless steel twin gears that work around an advanced impeller system that rotates at a relatively low 110rpm. Additionally, the twin gears sport magnetic and biometric technology. This is a fancy way of saying that the juice you make can be stored for longer with minimal loss of vitamins and nutrients.
Unlike other juicing systems, the twin gears of the Tribest are uniquely designed with pocket recesses to help you pulverize even the hardest fruit or vegetable.
The only ability that this juicer doesn’t have is the ability to come cheap. It will set you back a whopping $600. But for that price, at least it does come in the traditional white, silver, and black to fit almost any kitchen color scheme.
Suppose you are a juicing connoisseur and want the opportunity to make amazing juices have the ability to grind nuts, make your own herbs, and create amazing frozen fruit sorbets and nut butter. In that case, this is definitely the model you need to take home with you.
- Easy to carry
- Twin jumbo gears
- Can juice and grind almost anything, including nuts, grains, herbs, and leafy greens.
- Tricky to clean
Best Minimalist Design: KOIOS Masticating Juicer Machine
The Koios juicer makes it onto our list because not only is it a fabulous juicer, it is also one of the prettiest designs in the mid to low price range. You would expect to see this juicer at your high-end health bar and not in your kitchen.
Boasting similar features to our other horizontal juicers on the list, like having a 150-watt motor running at a low rpm to produce the most possible juice. It’s also pretty quiet when in use, reaching less than 60dB in noise level (similar to two people having a conversation, just to put that in perspective).
Compared to centrifugal juicers, it keeps the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes intact and offers a higher yield because of its auger squeezing and reverse function.
However, one thing to note is that it does not come with a blank cone. This provides masticating juicers with the ability to tackle and pulverize soft fruit and vegetables.
Though, if you are looking for an inexpensive juicer that gets the job done (although sometimes slowly) and looks good while doing it, then look no further than the Koios.
- Beautiful design
- May overheat on occasion when juicing fibrous produce
Best High-End Juicer: Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer, Model EVO820CG
No list would be complete without the most outrageous item that has all the bells and whistles. Enter Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Setting you back a good chunk of change, this juicer does claim to have many accessories and better functionality than our previous entries.
This bad boy has a 250-watt motor that can push out the torque and turns at a slow 50rpms without aeration, thanks to Kuving’s patented technology.
Unlike some of our other juicers, this one has an 82mm wide feeding chute, meaning if you are feeling a bit lazy, you can just throw in all your ingredients without having to worry about chopping them up.
It also features a chrome-plated drip-free juice spout that will help you blend and rinse between your juicing recipes.
Due to its astonishingly strong motor, you are able to prepare anything from the likes of smoothies to nut milk to baby food and sorbets.
Kurving has been trusted for over 40 years in the kitchen appliance industry. Thus, each juicer comes with a 10-year warranty. If you have the money and are looking to purchase a juicer only once, then there is really nothing else to look at.
- Small footprint
- It only comes in gold and gray
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Before you rush out and purchase a juicer, there are some things you should understand when opting for a juicer that meets all your needs. Below we have compiled a criteria-based buying guide for your review, so you know what to look for in a juicer.
Centrifugal vs. Masticating
In essence, both a centrifugal and masticating juicer produce their juice by exerting the produce on a sharp screen.
However, centrifugal juicers do so by spinning very fast, using centrifugal force (hence the name). Masticating juicers have a slow-turning screw that pushes the produce against the screen.
Furthermore, masticating juicers are known to be relatively slow but quiet, while centrifugal juicers are much quicker but noisy. Slow masticating juicers turn at about 100rpm depending on the model, while centrifugal juicers can turn up to 1400rpm.
Everyone will have a different opinion when it comes to how big or small they want their juicer to be. Luckily, you get a variety, with some ranging in the smallish to midrange while others can be pretty large.
You will have to consider your needs and your available counter space when trying to determine which juicer is best for you. Typically, vertical models will have a more compact design, while your horizontal juicer will be short and have a wide girth, which may work better with low overhead cabinets.
Moreover, depending on how capable your juicer is at grinding or juicing, the size will conform accordingly. Larger juicers will have the ability and strength (due to their motor size) to crush, grind, mix and chew your produce significantly better than juicers which are smaller and have less powerful motors.
As we just touched on. Power will determine the quality of the juice or final product you are preparing. More power means more juice and dry pulp.
More robust motors will allow you to grind nuts, herbs, and hard vegetables, while smaller motors are ideal for your typical fruit and vegetable juice recipe.
Admittedly juicers are not the most enticing pieces of kitchen appliances to look at, but luckily there are a handful of designs to choose from.
Depending on whether you are looking for a tall and sleek design or a bit shorter and wider design that will conform to your kitchen layout, you have centrifugal or masticating juicers to choose from.
Typically, you’ll find centrifugal juicers are mostly vertical designs and cold press (masticating) designs are usually horizontal. However, there are instances where you are able to pick up a vertical slow-masticating juicer (see reviews above). So if you are looking for just that, then you do have the option.
Besides that, juicers come in an array of colors, so you will be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t fit in or stand out with your kitchen decor.
Juicers can come with an array of attachments and accessories, and the last thing you want to do is be able to make fresh juice in 5 minutes but spend 20 cleaning the machine.
Luckily most companies make detachable, easy-to-connect models with dishwasher-safe parts, which makes cleaning a juicer just as easy as making some of your favorite juice recipes.
Juicers are not only used to make juice, but some are also able to create smoothies, crush and grind nuts to make nut butter, and others will let you create the most amazing frozen desserts or baby foods.
Granted, if you opt to purchase a juicer with added functionality, you should expect to pay more. Additionally, juicers that have extra functionality will typically have larger, more powerful motors, which means that they will be larger in size.
How loud a juicer is when it is running is a deal-breaker for some individuals. Hence, you need to take into consideration which type of juicer you should get. Centrifugal juicers can spin up to 1400rpm, making them pretty loud, while slow-masticating juicers will typically spin at around 100rpm.
If you like to juice early in the morning while others are still asleep, noise can be a factor. On the other hand, if you don’t mind the noise level and are looking to do things quickly, then a fast centrifugal juicer might be the right choice.
Hands down, the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer stole the competition due to its price and functionality. It has everything that most people need and want from a juicer with a reasonable price tag.
A slim, sleek, vertical design, including a whopping 850-watt motor, powerful enough to handle anything you can throw at it.
Easy to assemble, use, clean, and sporting a large chute so you can save time in the kitchen, without a doubt, the Breville is our top pick for your complete juicer solution. Check it out here.