All the reviews on this website including this complete guide on blenders are based on this statistical model.
Here’s what you can expect in this review:
- Right at the start, we’ll present ONE WINNER in all the different categories of juicers, based on customer reviews
- We’ll dig deeper into the different types of juicers, presenting the 3 winners in each category (masticating, centrifugal etc…)
- We’ll take a closer look into each of these products, their fact sheet and the main PROs and CONs from the user reviews
Let’s get right into it, we have a lot of ground to cover:
But which juicer is right for your needs?
Let us move on and get some clarity and eliminate some of the most important dilemmas. I am guessing you are still confused on the differences, advantages and flaws of all these juicer types.
Here’s a bold claim for you – by the end of this page, all that will be gone. I will show you exactly which of the types will be best for your specific set of needs.
Types of juicers, their advantages and flaws, PROs and CONs
Type 1: Masticating juicers (also known as single gear)
If you come across a word auger, don’t get confused, it means the same as gear. Take a calm approach and don’t be dazzled with all the fancy terms, I’ll teach you how to look at stuff that really matters.
What is a masticating juicer?
The word masticating comes from Greek and Latin words “masticatus” and “mastichan” which mean pretty much the same thing – TO CHEW.
This is what these types of juicers do to food. They “chew” it and break its cells.
Advantages of a masticating juicer:
- more vitamins, minerals and nutrients in general end up in the juice
- versatile – works great on anything from the hardest to softest food – from beets to wheatgrass, from ice creams to baby food
- less foamy juice and less heat created
- increased life of your appliance because of the slow speeds
Drawbacks of a masticating juicer:
- Slower compared to some of the other types
Here are our winners in the category of classic masticating juicers:
TOP 2 MASTICATING JUICERS
Let’s look at each of these products separately to get a better feel. Let’s see what they’re all about and how they got to this list of winners:
Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer digest review
- powerful motor and very easy to use and clean
- 80 Revolution Per Minute (RPM) results in minimal to no foaming or clogging
- voltage – 110
- very quiet operation
- certificates – UL and cUL approved
- size – 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 “
- warranty of 15 years
- juicer screen pre-installed
- See more customer ratings on this amazon dedicated page
Some of the PROs as reported by users:
- I’ve been juicing for over 20 years, and this Omega is the best juicer I ever had…
- cheaper juicers I had ended up costing me more, since I was going through them like crazy…zero problems with this one after 3 years of use…
- it just squeezes the life out of everything I put in it…
- it looks great…
- my old centrifugal juicer was much better with soft fruit…
Juicer review resume
Overall quality rating of 4.8 / 5.
Let’s not forget that this rating is based on customer reviews, and based on that, it seems that this is one of the top 3 juicers on the market today.
Omega J8004 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer digest review
- commercial quality, slow single gear juicer
- RPM – 80, with almost no foaming/clogging
- no heating
- easy to put together, use and even easier to clean
- size: 14.5 x 6.5 x 15.5 inches
- full 15 year warranty
- you can buy it online at amazon.com
Some of the PROs from the user reviews of the juicer:
- best value for money on the market, and this is my 4th juicer so I know what I’m talking about…
- I love how easy it is to use and clean…
- perfect for lazy juicers like me, since it’s so easy to use…
CONs fro the customer reviews:
- the design is kind of outdated…
Juicer review resume
Overall Quality Rating of 4.6 / 5, very close to it’s “big bro” (the J8006).
Type 2: Upright Masticating Juicers
Basically the same thing as a classic masticating juicer, the only difference being that these juicers are space-savers – same technology and approach to juicing with a twist in design. The word “upright” in the title here says it all.
The advantages are the same as to those of a classic masticating juicer with one added -SPACE SAVED on your kitchen top.
So, let’s get straight to our winner in the category.
TOP 2 UPRIGHT MASTICATING JUICERS
A more in-depth look at our winners in the category:
Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer Review
- designed to extract the maximum from fruits and vegetables
- powerful motor (240W), yet very quiet
- direction control – no lodging of the fruits in the screw
- automatic purify feature – maximized yield and easy cleaning
- very small for it’s power – 8.5 x 7.5 x 16 “
- warranty – full 1 year
Most relevant PROs from customer reviews:
- I’ve seen some serious issues with the augers getting stuck in my previous juicer…none of that will this Breville after a year of everyday use…
- the larger holes on the screen make it so much easier to clean compared to my old centrifugal juicer…
- works great for greens…
The CONs from the customer reviews:
- the thing that extracts the pulp clogs when you are working with larger batches of food…
- compared to my Omega, this juicer is a joke…I have this at my moms house for when I visit with my baby, and it’s a pain – the pulp tube is smaller and so much harder to clean than the Omega
The review resume
Overall Quality Rating of 4.7 / 5. The upright design and space saving does call for some sacrifices (like the smaller tube for pulp separation) but with these things, it all comes down to your needs.
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S digest review
- first ever slow juicer to feature a wide mouth, no precutting – use of whole veggies and fruits
- patented juicing technology (they call it JMSC) unique to the model
- designed to be eco friendly and safe for kids, even the parts
- power of the motor is an amazing 240W
- special tools for easy cleaning included as well as a recipe book and strainer
- strainer for smoothies sold separately
PROs chosen from the customer reviews:
- amazingly little foam and dry, well separated pulp…
- piece of eye candy, it’s now a center piece in my kitchen…
- I know I paid big bucks for this juicer, but I just had enough of choosing a new juicer every year or so…after 3 and a half years of everyday usage and no issue, I am so glad I got this Kuving…
- my primary reason for getting this was how quiet it is…I saw it a friend’s house and immediately thought about how great it would be to be able to work it while my twins are asleep…
CONs the consumers had to share:
- if you are processing larger batches, after a while the pulp starts to find it’s way into the juice…
- way too pricey…
Resume of the review of Kuving B6000
Overall Quality Rating is 4.5 / 5. Looking at the list of the compiled review ratings I can tell you that it’s main weakness is the price.
Great juicer, no doubt, but with a price to match.
Type 3: Triturating or twin-gear juicers
Triturating (two gear) juicers are the priciest juicers for home use. Naturally, they have some advantages that justify the price, but only look into these if you are prepared to pamper yourself and splurge a little.
The advantages of a twin-gear juicer:
- even lower speeds that those in one gear juicers resulting in even less oxidation and foam and almost no destruction of nutrients
- more juice extracted
- more versatility – pasta, rice cakes…
Let’s get down to business and see our winners:
TOP 2 TWIN-GEAR JUICERS
Taking a closer look at our category winners:
Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor digest review
- warranty – full 12 years
- designed to automatically eject the pulp, whish enables smooth and continuous juicing even with larger batches
- easy to work on anything from the hardest of nuts to softest of fruits
- assembly is very easy
- designed for easy cleaning
- designed for portability (balanced with a sure grip handle)
- voltage is 110
- buy from Amazon.
Some PROs reported in the customer reviews:
- this juicer changed my life, when deciding whether I should get it I was looking at it as something that’s taking money out of my pocket. After 2 years I see it as the best investment I’ve made in a long time because it saved me so much time over the years…
- it works as advertised – a breeze to use and clean…
- stack of parts is very smartly designed, looks neat and professional on my kitchen top…
Some CONs from customer reviews:
- I feel like I could be getting the same results with something that costs half as much…
- WARNING: It’s not worth the money, it’s slower and more difficult to use than my old Omega…
Overall Quality Rating of 4.7 / 5 at that price point says a lot about the customer satisfaction.
I have read a lot of negative reviews, and I was confused by most of them.
Because when you opt-in for twin-gear juicer, you should be pre-aware (if that’s a word) of two things:
- it’s slow (that’s why it gives more juice)
- it’s expensive
Having said all that, the fact still stands that you do need a certain lifestyle for a twin-gear juicer to be the right choice for you.
You need to have time on your hands and you need to able to afford it.
If these two are not an issue…wait, let me rephrase that…if these two weren’t an issue for me, I would go with twin-gear for my juicing.
Green Star GS-3000 Deluxe Twin Gear Juice Extractor digest review
- automatically ejects the pulp so that you can easily do continuous work on larger batches
- designed to deliver with anything from sorbets, baby food to nut butters
- designed for easy assemble and cleaning
- great for pasta – spaghetti and fettuccini mode
- check out amazon offer now >>>
PROs – consumer reports:
- my old juicer would heat the juice up, what comes out of this is cold and tastes fresh…
- I’ve been using centrifugal juicers for a decade before getting this…it feels like a huge upgrade…
Customers who didn’t like it as much – CONs:
- I found it hard to use…
- the plastic in the gears cracked within 6 months…
Review resume of GS -3000
In my humble opinion, this model is not worth the price. It did score a solid 4.5 / 5 stars based, but at that price point I saw too many reports of cracks and malfunctions.
Type 4: Centrifugal juicers
This is what most of us imagine when we say “juicer”. It’s the most common appliance and most widely available in stores.
These operate simply – fruits and veggies are pushed down a chute and high speed spinning blades pulverize the food. The result is then strained through a metal strainer.
Their main advantages are:
- easy to use
The main shortcomings:
- not so good when it comes to greens
- not as effective – the pulp comes out moist which means there’s still some juice there
- shorter shelf-life – more oxidation in the juice means more oxidation in the juicer parts, thus the lower “life-expectancy” the juicer
- more oxidation in the juice means it’s not so good for storage since it goes sour quickly and loses a lot of nutrients – to simplify – the juice from a centrifugal juicer is best consumed immediately
Let’s see what our winners in the category are:
TOP 2 CENTRIFUGAL JUICERS
Digest review of Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor
- centered knife for even processing
- power of the motor is an amazing 700W
- maximum RPM is 14,000
- the tube is extra wide for ease of use
- all the parts are dishwasher safe
- size: 9.5 x 8.75 x 16 “
- 1 year warranty – limited
- but at Amazon
PROs – as reported by the customers:
- much better than what I was expecting for the money…
- a whole level above my previous Lack LaLanne juicer, which I loved btw…
- it’s really that easy to clean up, really just two minutes…
- a cheap juicer that’s also good with the greens, this is a rare find…
Some of the CONs:
- my screen cracked after a month of use, and now they are saying that the screen is not included in the warranty…
- this leaks just under the plastic bowl…it’s going back…
- when I see the pulp, I have the feeling that third of my juice is in there…
My review resume of this Breville
Overall Quality Rating of 4.6/5 is implies a very good product, especially at that price point.
Again, I don’t mean to be harsh, but some of the negative reviews report things that the users should’ve known when ordering a centrifugal juicer – like the fact that it doesn’t get all the juice from the pulp.
Well deserved place among the winners.
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor
- two speed pre-sets (12k and 6.5k RPM) and a powerful 1000W motor
- steel housing, titanium processing discs
- wide tube (3″) – enough for whole fruits – no precutting
- container for the pulp and juice pitcher included
- all parts are safe to be washed in a dishwasher
The PROs of the users:
- a MONSTER among juicers (in a good way I mean) and still amazingly quiet…
- can’t beat this value for money…and if you find it discounted like I did, it’s a freakin’ steal…
- solidly built, looks like it’s going to last forever…just hoping that me motor is at least close in quality…
- It always gets me angry when I see this “limited warranty” thing, it can mean so many things and gives them so much wiggle room if something goes wrong…
- Steel? Mine started corroding on the pipe after a year and a half…
My review resume of Breville 800JEXL
Overall Quality Rating of 4.4 / 5. Solid score for a centrifugal juicer. It looks great, and that alone can be deceiving, so bear that in mind.
One more thing – look at the small print, the housing is not stainless steel – it’s dye cast steel, meaning it will corrode in time if not wiped dry after each use.
There are certain types of juicers that are very specific and for a narrow market. One such example would be a wheatgrass juicer. However, the types presented here can do the jobs of those “specific” juicers and often, just as well.
That’s why I call these juicers sub-types.
If you are interested in any of those, you will find special guides by using the search field on the website.
This guide was about something else – it was my attempt to paint a broader picture. Cover 95% of what people are looking for in one broad scoop.
If there’s anything to take away from this guide it’s these two facts:
- the “winners” presented here are based on a statistical model that uses customer reviews as a base
- this guide is constantly updated and the info is always fresh – this also means that there might be some changes should you decided to revisit
I sincerely hope that what I presented here is of some help.