The best juicers of 2020: Hamilton Beach, Breville, Oster and more

Entry-level juicers rotate the blades at high speed and push your products through a mesh screen in just a few moments to sift out the juice. A centrifugal juicer can be messy and noisy, but there’s nothing like fresh juice at home, especially when you are grow own products.

There are a few Things you should know about choosing the best juicer. I tested eight of the top-rated and best-selling centrifugal models to see which ones give you the most OJ for your orange. So grab a green juice or nut milk and read on – that’s how it all turned out.

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Hamilton Beach performed best when it came to getting the most juice from oranges and kale (the best fruits and vegetables that most juicers will find on their shopping list). We’re also testing apple juice (see the winner below). This 800 watt juicer only has one speed. Every other juicer we’ve tested had at least two speeds, which proves that more isn’t always good. More.

At just $ 55, it’s also the title of best juicer on a budget if you’re looking to juicing fruits and leafy greens. It’s dishwasher safe too, which I think is just as important as the juice quality. My only complaint is that the Big Mouth doesn’t come with a juice container under the spout. Many other models offer this, but if you’re juicing straight into your own glass or pitcher, this shouldn’t be a problem.

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True to the Breville shape, this vertical juicer felt high quality and looked great. It was barely a second behind Hamilton Beach as the best juicer when it came to performance, and it gave me the best apple juice yield in the group. This 850-watt, dual-speed model costs $ 150 but has some useful features.

It contains a 1 liter juice jug and above all a “foam separator”. This handy divider in the jug holds back the frothy top layer of your juice while you pour the goodies. Like all juicers on this list, you will also receive a brush accessory to clean the mesh basket in the juicing machine.

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The JusSimple juicer from Oster wins for the best design. It was easy to use and easy to clean. The sporty red coating of the filter makes it easier to clean than other uncoated metal models. A practical rotating spout with an open and closed position prevents juice from dripping from the feed chute onto your countertops.

The JusSimple also has a wide 3-inch mouth so you don’t have to chop to fit your products in the juicer. An illuminated speed dial adds to the sophistication of this model. While it didn’t give me the best results (the Oster finished fourth out of eight) it was a pleasure to use and I would love to give it a permanent home on my countertop if it were put up for sale.

Other models

The three juicers above were the best, but I tested eight juicers in total. Here are the other five models:

  • Centrifugal juicers of the Kuvings NJ series: This juice was our third winner in juice extraction. A bit pricey at $ 149 but a good bet if you ever see it on sale.
  • Bagotte DB-001: At only $ 60, this juicer is a budget model to get your job done.
  • Müller Austria: This 1,100-watt juicer was too average power to justify its $ 150 price tag.
  • Cuisinart CJE-1000: That looks good, but it’s bad. It’s also a steep $ 179.
  • Black + Decker: This juicer was our worst performer, but it’s an affordable way to try your hand at juicing for just $ 40.

How juicing tests work

Testing a juicer means juicing. We collected apples, oranges and kale to test these juicers with different product textures.

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Apples

To test the high-speed operation of the juicer, I cored and quartered three red apples (I used organic Gala apples for this round of testing). Next, I weighed the apples, empty juice container, and empty juicer on a large kitchen scale. Then I juiced the apples on the high level of the juicer or, if there are multiple speeds, the apple speed recommended in the manual.

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The result was a pink juice with a light brown pulp. After the juicing was done, I measured the filled juice container and juicer with its apple waste to see how much juice came from the apples and how much apple ended up in the pulp container. This is the same method I used for oranges and kale.

Oranges

I peeled three umbilical oranges and removed the fibrous middle pulp. I measured them and the empty juicer and juice container. Depending on the shoot size of the juicer, I cut the oranges into wedges to match the shoot.

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Fresh orange juice can be particularly frothy.

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For juicing oranges, I set the juicers on their slow speed, a good setting for soft and juicy fruits like oranges. When the juicer was finished, I re-weighed everything and made notes.

Kale

Juicing tests would not be complete without a green leaf element. It’s worth noting that most centrifugal juicers don’t work as well as a cold press (i.e., chew) model for extracting juice from greens. Still, it is possible and some centrifugal juicers are up to the task.

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Kale juice is certainly colorful.

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As with apple and orange juice tests, I measure and record the weight of the equipment plus three large kale leaves. There is no need to trim here. Kale stalks are packed with nutritional value and go through the juicer. I saw a lot less volume when it came to kale juice. So if you’re in the mood for juicing leafy products, a chewing juicer might be a better choice.

All models compared

Surname

% Orange juice extracted

% Apple juice extracted

% Kale juice extracted

Bagotte

70.07%

67.20%

22.86%

Black + Decker

61.83%

63.47%

16.25%

Breville

72.26%

75.61%

38.76%

Cuisinart

67.72%

62.05%

17.94%

Hamilton Beach

76.55%

65.31%

39.19%

Kuvings

73.46%

72.25%

23.83%

Müller Austria

71.91%

59.73%

23.17%

Easter

76.23%

63.38%

28.09%

Things to consider

Centrifugal juicers are good for processing oranges, apples, and many other fruits and vegetables. When it comes to greenery, a centrifugal juicer isn’t the best choice. It is important to consider what you are juicing most often.

Of course, I take other factors into account in addition to the weight data in all three tests. I would recommend looking for a juicer with a wide mouth, about 3 inches. This will greatly reduce the amount of prep you need to do before juicing. I’m also a big fan of included juice jugs with foam traps (for what it’s worth, I also prefer orange juice with no pulp).

Other handy additional features include brushes (most juicers come with one), a cap to cover the spout and suction cups at the bottom of the juicer to keep it steady on your counter.

Whichever juicer you choose, I bet you will get a lot of satisfaction from turning extra fruit or local product into a tall glass of refreshing juice. The fun doesn’t even have to stop there. What did I do with all of my test juice? I made frozen juice pops.

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Orange ice cream just pops on the summer.

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