Juicing can be a fun way to pack vegetables and fruits into your diet (though it shouldn’t be a substitute for eating whole fruits and veggies). A green juice in the morning will also give you a boost of energy. Whether you are new to juicing, or you’re looking to upgrade your machine, homemade beverages are almost always fresher than store-bought ones. When choosing a juicer, you’ll want to consider the counter space it takes up, how powerful the motor is, and clean up time. Here are a few of our favorites.
A Slick Machine
Easy to clean, so you can get to your drink a lot quicker. Amazon
If you like the idea of juicing but don’t want, or don’t have space for, another bulky appliance on your counter, the Hurom Elite Slow Juicer is a solid choice. It’s one of the more compact, stylish devices, and can process fiber-heavy fruits and vegetables like apples and kale without getting clogged. It’s a slow juicer, which means that the machine revolves at a reduced rate, conserving the nutrients of the produce.
Most versatile: Omega Juicer
Less Noise And A Workhorse
Also makes nut butter, pasta, and sorbet. Amazon
The Omega is a masticating juicer, which means that the motor works differently than the others on this list. It processes produce at a much slower pace to extract the maximum amount of ingredients from it. Your prep time may be longer given the slower processor and delicate nature of the machine, but in the long run you’ll also save money because you’ll get more juice and less waste. Plus, there are also many more recipes you can experiment with: nut butter, sorbet, baby food, and even pasta.
High-Powered And Affordable
Removable and dishwasher-safe part make this option a breeze to maintain. Amazon
Hamilton Beach offers a great option if you’re just getting started with juicing and you’re looking for a basic, affordable, high-powered machine. Though it is a larger machine, the motor is powerful enough to juice whole apples and other dense ingredients, like kale and celery. It comes with two different settings, high and low, so you can alternate depending on whether you’re juicing firm produce like kale, or something softer like berries.
A Real Looker
Serve your guests fresh made concoctions out of this stunning appliance. Amazon
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Juicer is a good option for families or anyone who wants an easy way to serve fresh juice to their guests. It has the same amount of power as the Hamilton Beach blender, but uses a Cold Spin Technology, which preserves the nutrients in your fruits and vegetables.