People knock the nutritional value of juice, but three facts remain: (1) a juicer can get you a lot of the benefits of a pound of vegetables without taking up so much room in your stomach, (2) a shot of ginger and lemon juice will at the very least make you feel a bit healthier, and (3) nothing that can replace a cold glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice with breakfast. As long as you watch your overall sugar intake, there’s likely room for a juice in your diet.
The best juicers are able to preserve the nutritional value (minus the fiber, of course) that you get from eating a piece of fruit. If you’re hoping to add a little intrigue to your juice, having a cold press juicer at home will allow you to add ingredients like ginger to your apple juice or carrot to your orange. It’s an easy and delicious way to take your vitamins. Here are some juicers we like.
Budget pick: Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine
SIMPLE TO ASSEMBLE
Way cheaper than buying juices from the store. Amazon
If you’re interested in entering the world of juicers but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this well-loved juicer will get the job done. It’s easy to use and very simple: there is one clear on and off switch. It has a big mouth feed (3 inches), which means you don’t have to spend time slicing up your apples before you juice them. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up pulp in the middle of making your juice, either; the pulp bin is quite large. Throw the pieces in the dishwasher for quick clean up, or scrub them yourself with the included cleaning brush.
Best overall: Omega H3000D Cold Press 365 Juicer
EASY TO USE
Get loose and drink your juice. Amazon
This Omega machine is a cold press masticating juicer, which means the essential vitamins and enzymes are preserved in the process. This is a high-quality juicer, but it’s still as easy as plugging it in and switching it on. The juice and the pulp come out of two separate places, but with both positioned at the front of the machine so it takes up less counter space. All the pieces come apart quite easily, so you can throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done. Best of all, it’ll spare your ears—it’s quite quiet.
Extra-wide chute: Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus
Yummy in your tummy. Amazon
If you’re looking for the Cadillac of juicers, look no further. With many of the same features as Breville’s other juicers, this one also uses cold spin technology for those added nutritional benefits. You can use the juice nozzle if you are making yourself an individual glass of juice. If you want to make enough to keep in the fridge for a few days, it also includes a 70-fluid-ounce jug. Easy cleaning and super powerful juicing make this an obvious choice for those who juice daily.