When compiling this list of recommended juicers I stayed below $400. This was to make the list useful to as many people as possible. If you’re looking for a juicer above $400 this list isn’t for you. I will be compiling another list with juicers above $400 at a later date.
These 5 juicers then are all models that I personally recommend either based on my experience or the experiences of others. I talk to a lot of people who juice and visit a lot of juicing websites. I have probably read over a thousand juice reviews over the past few months and this list is an attempt to make sure you get a the best juicer that you can afford to start your juicing journey!
I’m going to start with the most expensive juicer first. You should always buy the best juicer you can afford and think of it as an investment in your health. They say that prevention is better than cure and juicing will help to prevent many health problems later on. Of course if you have existing medical conditions juicing it’s even more important to get juicing right away!
1. The Omega VRT350 Low Speed Juicer
Type: Masticating (Vertical), Price: around $380
I am totally in love with this juicer. It’s a vertical masticating which takes up less counter space than a horizontal masticating machine. It’s single auger rotates nice and slowly to crush and press juice out of produce without damaging the beneficial enzymes. The result is a super high quality juice which tastes amazing.
It’s feed chute is narrower than with centrifugal models which means more prep work but the juicer rewards you with a more beneficial and tastier juicing experience. Cleanup isn’t too bad either. The juice screen is the most difficult thing to clean but the included brush means it’s not too tricky to clean.
Omega also includes a long 10 year warranty on this model which should give you confidence when making your purchase.
Read My Full Omega VRT350 Low Speed Juicer Review
2. The Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer
Type: Masticating (Horizontal), Price: around $240
The Omega 8006 masticating juicer is a great addition to any kitchen. It does a lot more than simply juice which is why it’s called the nutrition center. It can be used to make pasta, baby food, grind coffee and a lot more!
It is of course, also a fantastic juicer with a low-speed rotating auger which delivers the maximum nutritional benefit from all and any produce you choose to put through it. The juice quality is superb but as with all masticating juicers it will require a little more prep work due to the narrow feed chute. It’s not too difficult to clean either!
The warranty from Omega is an amazing 15 years on this model. Proof of how well constructed this model really is!
Read my full Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer Review
3. The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
Type: Centrifugal, Price: around $150
It’s a centrifugal model which means you’re not getting the same juice quality as a from a masticating juicer but there are two advantages. The first is obviously the cheaper price. But the second is speed. Juicing with a centrifugal juicer means less prep work as the feed chute is wider. The machine also rotates faster meaning juicing can take less time.
This is also a two-speed juicer. You’ve got high-speed for hard produce like carrots and apples but also a low-speed for soft fruits and leafy greens. This feature allows you to make best use of the 850 watt motor. It’s a great buy at $150!
Read my full Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Review
4. The Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain
Type: Centrifugal, Price: around $100
This is Breville’s cheapest juicer but it’s still a very good choice for starting your juicing journey. It may lack the dual speed of the Breville JE98XL but it does a reasonable job of juicing all those beneficial fruits and vegetables.
It’s wide feed chute is great although some larger apples with still require cutting to fit them in. It’s design means there isn’t a traditional pulp bin and this saves some space (hence the compact in the name) but it’s not what I would call “super compact”.
This is a well designed and well thought out product. It’s 700 watt motor doesn’t feel as capable as the Breville JE98XL’s 850 watt motor but this juicer is $50 cheaper so you can’t really complain.
It’s a great starter juicer that shouldn’t disappoint you!
You may want to read my article about why I think this is the best juicer under $100!
Read my full Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain Review
5. The Hamilton Beach 67601 Big Mouth Juice Extractor
Type: Centrifugal, Price: around $75
This is definitely a budget juicer. It’s a good starter juicer with many positive reviews. Is it the best that money can buy? No, of course not! But it does the job for which it was intended and has a super wide feed chute which makes juicing with it easy.
It’s also got a large pulp pin and a powerful 800 watt motor. If you’re looking for a cheap juicer to get you started and can’t afford the Breville BJE200XL then this is the next best choice.