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The Trifecta: Juiceman 3 in 1 Total Juicer
This model combines a centrifugal juicer, a citrus juicer and a blender in one machine – and it has a strong 800-watt motor. It has a nice-sized feed tube with two different-sized pushers and gripping feet to avoid slipping. PRO: Parts can be washed in the dishwasher. CON: Motor is a bit noisy.
The Petite: Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer
While many slow-juicing models are designed horizontally (you put the produce in on top and it comes out the side), this model is designed vertically, so you put the produce in at the top and it juices downwards. The feed tube is wide, meaning you don’t have to cut up most produce – you can put in whole apples or peeled oranges. PRO: Nice-looking design that takes up little real estate on your countertop. CON: Vegetables with long fibers, such as celery, have to be cut into pieces smaller than 4 inches before juicing.
The Multi-Use: Champion Juicer 2000 Household
If you’re looking for a machine that does more than just juice, this model makes everything from nut butters to coconut cream and more. This slow-juicing model can be a bit confusing when initially putting it together – remember to use the screen attachment for juicing and the blank attachment for purées and nut butters. However, it’s a strong model and worth making the effort to get the hang of it. PRO: Refuse is fairly dry, so it yields little waste. CON: It’s quite heavy, so it’s best left in one spot on your counter.
The Plush: Omega Juice Cube & Nutrition System
This newest model from the Omega line is shaped like a cube – a refreshing new design in an appliance category that’s not typically known for its visual appeal. This slow-juicing model defies your expectations of what a juicer can do. It not only makes juices, nut milks and nut butters, but it also goes further to make sorbets, breadsticks and pastas. An updated instruction manual is available on their website. PRO: Design makes for easy storage, and the cord conveniently folds into a compartment. CON: Feed tube is narrow, so larger produce needs to be cut up before juicing.
The Value: Breville Juice Fountain Compact
This model is a centrifugal juicer – meaning the blades move fast, making it a quick and efficient juicer. Because the blades move swiftly and trap in more air, the juice has more foam than the slow juicer models – but some members of our team preferred the froth. PRO: Easy to put together and intuitive to use. CON: Only one speed setting on the machine; however, Breville does have higher-end models with more settings.