Our Favorites in 2020
#1-Omega Nutrition Center Juicer, 200-Watt, Metallic
This Omega juicer ranks on the top among Amazon’s huge list of masticating juicers, with thousands of positive reviews. At a price that can’t be beaten, it has countless amazing features.
The Omega J8006 coldpress juicer is comprised of a housing, a funnel, a feeding chute, an auger, a juicing screen, an end cap, and nozzles for making noodles. Separated parts include a pusher, a sieve, and bowls for collecting the juice and the pulp. These parts are included in the package, which is pretty nice.
There’s also a sieve for further removing any pulp in the juice, but I doubt if anyone really uses it.
It sounds like quite a lot of different parts, but it’s actually straightforward and easy to install and disassemble. Once you’re familiar to the machine, it’ll take you less than a minute.
The machine does carrot, ginger, guava, apple, pear, beetroot, celery, and almost everything of that nature. Not as efficiently as a twin gear machine can, but it has no problem either.
Only one thing you have to do: cut everything into small chunks. An apple should be divided into 6 parts. More fibrous things like celery should be cut to sticks of 3 inches in length.
It was a nice surprise, but the machine is quite good at making grape, cherry, or cranberry juice.
It can’t, however, make “banana juice”. What it can do instead is to turn a frozen banana into a smoothie. Cut the frozen fruit into small portions and feed it into the juicer, and there you go. This applies to kiwi, papaya, strawberry, avocado, and everything mushy.
#2-Aicok Masticating Juicer
Our top pick is the Aicok AMR521 Slow Masticating Juicer, a lightweight, reasonably-priced machine that’s quiet, strong, and easy to use.
The AMR521 weighs a compact 8.25 pounds and is very quiet, operating at around 60 decibels. The 150-watt motor spins at a slow 80 rotations per minute. This juicer, which is made of durable PMMA plastic, does a great job of separating the juice from the pulp, resulting in juice with very low pulp levels.
In testing, we liked the reverse function, which keeps the machine from clogging and makes cleaning much easier. This machine can also operate for up to 20 minutes at a time, so you’ll be able to juice large quantities without taking a break. It’s not the most attractive design and can be difficult to take apart for cleaning, but this model works well and seems fairly durable. Aicok offers a good two-year warranty.
One-button disassembly and dishwasher-safe parts, taking it apart takes even less time and each piece is designed to provide a fast and efficient cleaning process. A cleaning brush is included with the appliance.
Juicing is good for you in two major ways:
First, it turns a high volume of whole fruits and veggies into a glass of juice,You get the nutrients you need without having to eat a big bunches of leaves, roots, and fruits.
Second, since the juice is highly concentrated in vitamins and nutrients and is deprived of most of the fiber, the digestion happens with much more ease and at a much faster speed.
#3-Omega Juicers NC900HDC Juicer Extractor
The Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor is another pricey option, offering adjustable settings and a good motor. It’s also not as durable and fairly difficult to clean.
This heavy 17.45-pound machine has a 150-watt motor that rotates at a slow 80 rpm, making for good extraction. It has an adjustable end cap with five pressure settings and automatic pulp ejection, plus multiple pulp filter screens. The package includes a range of black plastic accessories, and the fairly attractive body has a shiny chrome finish.
In testing, we didn’t find this model to work as well with trickier produce. Though the pulp level can be adjusted, all of the options were fairly pulp-heavy. It’s also difficult to clean and has several less durable plastic components. Omega offers a lengthy 15-year warranty.
The NC900HDC brings a classy look with a graceful design and sleek chrome finish. It’s the neatest and the most elegant horizontal masticator we have ever seen.
Unlike the more affordable and also more brutish Omega models, the NC900HDC doesn’t have suction cups underneath. The innovative design allows it to stay firm on a flat surface while on operation, eliminating the nuisance of removing the stubborn suction cups when you need to move it.
That doesn’t mean it’s as firm and solid as a rock though. If you apply a little too much force on the pusher, the machine tends to tip forward a bit and you’ll need to hold it with your hand. Treat it like you would your partner – never push too hard, and you should be fine.
#4-Aobosi Slow Masticating Juicers
Aobosi’s AMR520 Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor is a somewhat expensive option that’s easy to use and has a good motor. Unfortunately, it won’t fully extract your produce and doesn’t feel very durable.
This model weighs a reasonable 11.1 pounds and has a quiet, 150-watt motor that rotates at a slow 80 rpm and produces less than 60 decibels of noise. With a seven-spiral masticator, dishwasher-safe Tritan removable parts, a safety lock, and a reverse function, this machine has plenty of useful features. The package includes a sturdy stainless steel filter and a cleaning brush.
In testing, we found that the AMR520 left fairly wet pulp, meaning that it didn’t fully extract the produce. It’s quiet and easy to use but doesn’t feel as durable as its higher price. Aobosi offers a one-month free trial and a two-year warranty.
This juicer machine features a safety lock design, helps you easy to assemble and disassemble in minutes. Has REVERSE FUNCTION to avoid stuck and helps you to clean. All detachable parts are made of high quality TRITAN food grade anti-oxidation materials(BPA-free), easy cleaning with a bonus brush or can be safely cleaned in your dishwasher.
#5-Tribest Greenstar Elite Masticating Juicers
If you have a larger budget, you may prefer the Tribest GSE-5010 Greenstar Elite Masticating Juicer. This high-end model is designed to work well with hard vegetables and greens and extract more minerals from your produce.
This model has a cold press design that uses magnetic and bioceramic technology. The 200-watt motor attaches to stainless steel twin gears that turn at 110 RPM. This juicer comes with homogenizing accessories, automatic pulp ejection, and a good reverse function. Conveniently, you can also adjust the pressure while juicing, and you have a choice of coarse or fine pulp screens. The package also includes a glass pitcher, wooden and plastic plungers, and a cleaning brush.
This model is quite expensive and weighs a very heavy 17.2 pounds. We found its appearance fairly clunky, and the filter screens can be particularly difficult to clean. Tribest offers a lengthy 15-year warranty if you’re using this juicer at home and a three-year warranty for commercial applications.
Greenstar machines are reputibly one of the world’s best juice extractors and most efficient food processors. Using Exclusive Jumbo Twin Gear technology with a low 110 rpm, ease of use and simple clean up, our Greenstar Juice Extractors and Food Processors are award-winning machines of unsurpassed quality. Independent laboratory tests confirm that the Greenstar’s Twin Gear Press extracts a substantially higher quantity of minerals than leading juicers. Concentrations of essential minerals like calcium, iron, zinc are 50%-200% higher in juice from the Greenstar than from other name brand juicers. Now, your commitment to drinking raw juice can really begin to pay off!
Criteria for a Good Masticating Juicer
These criteria are very important in determining the top rated masticating juicers.
You get a juicer to improve your health – don’t get a cheaply made one that can get you sick!
Make sure it’s food grade plastic or stainless steel, and is BPA-free at the parts that have direct contact with the fruits/veggies and the juice. Which is basically everything except for the pulp collector.
Not that BPA free equals complete safety, but that’s better than nothing.
Parts Fit Tightly, But are Easy to Disassemble
A masticating typically have many different parts: a feeding chute, an auger, a screen, a juice collector, and a pulp collector. All of these, apart from the collectors, should fit tightly and perfectly, making it a solid, sturdy unit. When you pick the machine up, there should not be a sound of something moving or getting loose.
That said, the parts should not be difficult to assemble and disassemble. This is something you will have to do every single time you want to make a juice, and it’d be very frustrating to spend a good half an hour just to prepare the machine.
Easy To Clean
This can be more important than you think. Go for ones that have simple designs and take less than 10 minutes to be washed thoroughly. If a machine has lots of gimmicky details, holes and corners, runnnn for your life!
Good masticating machines typically produce pulp that is quite dry, which indicates a high juice yield. Unfortunately, this is not something you can check until after you have bought and used it.
But hey, isn’t that what users’ product reviews are for? A quick peek at the review pages will show you all the good, the bad, and the ugly experiences from dozens of juicer owners.
Q. How quickly does a masticating juicer extract juice?
A. Juicing time depends on the model you buy, as well as what you plan to juice. Masticating juicers produce a liter or about 34 ounces of juice in about 10 minutes. That time estimate doesn’t include preparing for juicing by washing and cutting up the produce.
Q. Does a masticating juicer yield more juice than a centrifugal juicer?
A. There’s no debate. Centrifugal juicers are faster, but masticating juicers will produce more juice with higher nutritional content. The slow process produces no friction or heat, which introduces oxidation. The resulting extracted juice is richer and more robust so that you can store it for longer periods.
Q. Why are masticating juicers more expensive?
A. You will pay more for a quality masticating juicer than a centrifugal model. It has a more powerful heavy-duty motor, necessary to exert the force required to operate the auger gear. There are many sturdy, well-built centrifugal juicers on the market – but masticating juicers are designed and manufactured to be beefy and rugged. It makes them more expensive.
Q. Is a masticating juicer as loud as a centrifugal juicer?
A. Masticating juicers are much quieter than fast-spinning centrifugal juicer models. Their motors operate at a fraction of the revolutions per minute RPM, of a centrifugal juicer. You’ll still hear the motor, but it will be a subtle noise compared to the louder buzzing noise of a centrifugal juicer. Many manufacturers now list the loudness of their motor in operation. You’ll find it expressed in decibels (dB). Any juicer with a rating of less than 60 dB is relatively quiet.
Q. Is it true that a masticating juicer is difficult to clean?
A. A masticating juicer may require more of your time, compared to a centrifugal juicer. It’s mainly because you’ll want to wash it’s quality stainless steel parts by hand instead of putting them in the dishwasher.
Q. Can you juice wheatgrass in a masticating juicer?
A. Masticating juicer is the ideal for wheatgrass because it will crush the blades instead of ripping and tearing them. More antioxidants and nutrients will be released, along with a higher amount of actual juice. This extraction process also prevents oxidation, which can reduce the nutritional value of the extracted juice.
With these in-depth reviews in hand, you should feel ready to select the best masticating juicer to fit your needs and your budget. Should you still feel overwhelmed when you arrive, though, know that most any juicer from Omega or Tribest will surely see you through to year after year of at-home juice making a success?