Whether it is a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice with breakfast, a juice cleanse, or nutrient-packed beverages for your family, an at-home juicer is a required kitchen appliance. A centrifugal juicer uses high-speed spinning blades. This generates heat that can destroy nutrients.
Slow speed juicers, also known as cold press juicers or masticating juicers, gently crush and squeeze fruits and vegetables. When compared to spinning counterparts, cold press juicers are quieter and considered to produce juice with higher nutrient content.
Here we’ve compiled a list of the best, including options for those who want the best for storage space, aesthetic, price, or noise level, as they make delicious cold pressed juice at home.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor – if you’re a juicer on a budget
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor costs less than $100. Larger chutes allow for processing whole vegetables and fruits without a lot of up-front preparation and cutting. Parts are dishwasher safe, and the juicer is quick on a busy morning when you’re getting ready to leave the house for work. It is easy to assemble and store.
The big pulp bin allows you to make more juice at once, which adds to the convenience factor. If you are an early riser and want to avoid waking the baby or the neighbors, however, this is probably not your juicer.
Hurom Elite Slow Juicer; the stylish one
If you’re committed to juicing and you care about your juicer’s looks, the Hurom Elite Slow Juicer is your guy. It’s snazzy, contemporary and uses up less counter space. This juicer features Hurom’s patented “Slow Squeeze Technology.” It presses at 43 RPMs – admirably slow compared to all competing products, which means the nutrient content of your fruits and vegetables remains unadulterated by the heat common with centrifugal juicers.
Clogs happen with all juicers, but Hurom’s spinning brush takes out pulp by rotating within the chamber, making delays less frequent and a whole lot less annoying. From what you put into it, this appliance produces a lot– if you see really dry pulp, you know you’re getting everything you can out of the raw fruits and vegetables, and this is definitely the case with the Hurom Elite.
Tribest Greenstar Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Cold Press Juice Extractor in Chrome – risk mitigation on your investment
The Tribest Greenstar Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Cold Press Juice Extractor is for serious juicers and provides the best warranty for an appliance of this kind – 12 years – others are all 10 years or less. The system rotates at 110 rpm, so it is faster than others but purports to produce minimal heat, even at that speed.
The result is livelier juice that can be stored longer. It can handle the most sinewy and stringy of vegetables – carrots, celery, kale – without jamming.
The warranty really is the best feature of this product, though, because if you use the daylights out of your juicer, you want one that either holds up to frequent use or, if something unexpected happens, can be replaced without cost to you. This one also disposes of pulp automatically and makes cleaning easier.
AICOK Slow Masticating Juicer; the only quiet and cheap option
The Aicok Juicer is another option if you’re on a budget, and particularly if you’re new to juicing. Quiet and as good as the more costly masticating competition, the slower speed of 80 RPMs also holds up against the pricier options and produces purer juice and a dry pulp.
A reverse mode helps prevent fibrous obstructions. With this option, you’re not paying for any features you don’t want. If you’re trying out juicing for the first time, the AICOK Juicer is an excellent way to foray into juicing without breaking the bank.
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer; pricey but stylish
If you like style and innovation, you’ll appreciate the finer details of the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. The most expensive on this list and available in black, gunmetal, rose gold, or champagne, the Kuvings is a centerpiece on any chic urban countertop. It operates quietly at 50 RPMs. More chute (especially two-way) equals more juice, less pre-cutting.
The Kuvings Juicer has a pour spout that allows different juices to be mixed before dispensing. Strainer attachments allow you to make juice, smoothies, and more. The 10-year warranty gives you peace of mind, especially considering what you had to pay for the added “pretty” factor.
Philips Micro Masticating Juicer; thin juicer that saves counter space
Tiny home-dwellers will appreciate space-saving provided by the Phillips Micro Masticating Juicer. At 4.5 inches wide, this juicer is superior in terms of size and weight, but the pulp and juice collection containers are big enough to prepare a respectable portion of juice.
Smaller parts fit inside the pulp container so that you can slide the whole system into a convenient shelf or cupboard. The small feed chute might add prep time and require elbow grease to get some fruits and vegetables through. Wait until the family is awake before firing up the Philips, or you’ll have some grumpy faces at the breakfast table.
Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer; affordable and timesaving for citrus
Citrus juicing is punishing work, and this Cuisinart juicer makes things easier. A BPA-free reamer easily accommodates smaller lemons and limes and, at the same time, larger navel oranges and grapefruits. The reamer manages pulp for you. Choose between low, medium, and high settings for this function. To maximize juice extraction, the cone automatically reverses direction.
To ensure you’re not wasting, the “Final Spin” feature lets you remove rinds, place a plastic cover over the reamer, and press down to get every last drop. An extra-long Snap-Up spout accommodates more glasses and prevents dripping. This one comes with a lovely brushed stainless-steel design and is easy to clean with dishwasher-safe parts.
Omega Low-Speed Juicer; smooth green juices from tough and fibrous leafy greens
The nearest thing to a wood-chipper you’ll find in a juicer. Smooth, pulp-free juice out of leafy greens like kale and wheatgrass is a stretch for almost all home juicers, but not with the Omega Low-Speed Juicer. This one easily processes hardy celery stalks and other stringy produce. It operates at just 43 RPMs, which is slower than its horizontal counterpart and best for keeping heat-sensitive nutrients and enzymes intact.