Best Masticating Juicers Reviews & Buying Guide

    By Holly / December 14, 2015
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    If you've been considering buying a juicer for a while you've probably heard that masticating juicers are the best. They produce the least watery juice, maintain the highest level of nutrients and a better yield than other types of juicers. Unfortunately masticating juicers are not all created equal and expensive doesn't necessarily mean good. Luckily we've already done the research to figure out what the best masticating juicers are.

    How Does a Masticating Juicer Work?

    First, let's talk about centrifugal juicers. Most juicers are centrifugal, which means that they chop up your fruits and vegetables into a thin pulp, separate the pulp and leave you with whatever fluids came out of the produce in the process.

    Masticating juicers, on the other hand, work by squeezing your vegetables or fruit with an enormous amount of pressure, slowly squeezing every drop of juice out of them. This allows them to get a far higher yield.

    Don't believe a masticating juicer is that much better? Take the pulp from a regular centrifugal juicer and stick it in your masticating juicer. You'll be amazed at how much juice was left in the pulp.


    1. Ease of use

    Masticating juicers typically have feeder holes with smaller diameters than centrifugal juicers and you really have to push your vegetables and fruit along the tube to get them to juice. The best models offer a large diameter and make it easy to feed your vegetables through. Of course, the only way to know this for sure is through reviews.

    2. Maintenance

    Even the most expensive, high quality juicers can be extremely difficult to clean and maintain. The best ones allow you to remove all the important components that need regular cleaning and many can be properly cleaned with just hot water. Some even have dishwasher friendly components. Make sure you read a few different reviews rather than relying on the product description to say it's easy to clean.

    3. Warranty

    These machines can be tricky and if it breaks down you might have to replace the whole thing. Some companies offer excellent warranties extending as far ahead as 15 years, so make sure you ask what the exact terms are. You should also read reviews to see what the quality of customer service is before you make a purchase.

    4. Feeding tube size

    A small feeding tube means you have to chop your produce finely before you can actually put it into the juicer and this can be tedious and time consuming. If you're not willing to take the time to do this on a regular basis you'll want to get a machine with a feeding tube large enough to accept most fruit and vegetables whole. Certain hard vegetables and fruit should always be cut but don't need to be cut finely if you're using a machine with a large feeding tube.

    You might also want to pay attention to how loud the motor is, what the juicer looks like and how much space it will take up on your counter or in your cupboards when it's not actually in use. These don't have much of an impact on the actual function of the machine but can influence how much you enjoy it.

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    These are the best masticating juicers currently available:


    1. Kuving Whole Slow Juicer

    The first thing that sets this juicers apart is obvious the second you set eyes on it: the 3" diameter of the feeding tube that allows you to drop many fruits in whole. You'll still want to cut up any large fruits or vegetables as well as anything excessively hard.

    When you purchase the Kuving Whole Slow Juicer you'll also get two specially made brushes and one automatic screen cleaning tool. You can put the screen inside this tool and spin it to clean all the pulp out of the net. You'll usually be able to get all the pulp in with just a few spins of the circle, then all you have to do is rinse and stick it back in the machine. The rest of the machine only has to be rinsed with hot water.

    The Kuving Whole Slow Juicer also comes with an impressive 10 year warranty that will keep you happily drinking juice for many years without a care.

    2. Omega 8006

    Omega is one of the most respected brand names in the world of juicers and their latest masticating juicer is an example of their very best work. It produces the driest pulp out of any masticating juicer which means the highest yield and highest nutritional value. There's also almost no foam at all when you create juice with the Omega 8006.

    You'll also love how easy it is to take this machine apart for cleaning. All the compartments that require regular cleaning are actually dishwasher safe, making it much easier to clean the Omega 8006 than most comparable juicers.

    There are a couple drawbacks to this machine including the small feeding tube, making it essential to cut even the softest fruit into small pieces before you feed your produce to the machine. The other drawback is that it doesn't have nearly as impressive a warranty as the Kuving Whole Slow Juicer and many comparable product.

    Still, if you're looking to invest in an excellent juicer, particularly if you're going to be juicing a lot of leafy greens, the Omega 8006 is one of the best masticating juicers you can buy.

    3. Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer

    The first thing you'll notice about this masticating juicer is the elegant upright design that allows it to take up the smallest amount of counter space possible. The feeding tube is fairly large but it's still important to chop your greens as finely as possible to avoid the string fibers wrapping around the base of the auger and disrupting the process.

    You'll love this juicer if you like to drink your juice with the pulp still inside. It produces a quite pulpy juice—how pulpy it is depends on how finely your fruits and vegetables are chopped—but the juice has almost none of the foam you get with centrifugal juicers. It also does so almost noiselessly, especially when compared to centrifugal machines.

    There are a couple drawbacks to the machine—the 10 year warranty is limited and the screens are fairly difficult to clean—but the Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer is definitely an excellent choice for your first masticating juicer.

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    A masticating juicer

    can be quite expensive but it is one of the best investments you can make in your own health. Choose wisely and your juicer might even last for most of your lifetime.



    About the author

      Holly

      Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!