Best Juicers of 2017

Looking to add homemade, fresh-squeezed juice to your daily routine? After extensive research of over 50 different juicers, we bought the top 9 available today and pitted them head-to-head to find the winner. Consuming fresh juice can be a great way to easily and quickly consume tons of healthy nutrients, but it can be quite difficult to sort through all of the jargon and different types to find the perfect model. That's where we come in. We ranked and scored each product on the quality of the juice produced, as well as the yield when juicing soft produce, hard produce, and leafy greens, as well as rated the difficulty in cleaning each product. Take a look at the full review below to see which model is the best of the best and which one is the best bet when shopping on a budget.

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Test Results and Ratings

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Omega J8006 Nutrition Center
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite
Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth
Tribest Slowstar Vertical
Gourmia GJ1250
Awards  Editors' Choice Award    Best Buy Award     
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Pros Fantastic juice quality, easy to clean, great at juicing leafy greensEasy to clean, good hard produce yield, great juice qualityInexpensive, decently easy to clean, good juice qualityGood at juicing leafy greensInexpensive, reasonable performance in most tests
Cons Pricey, lackluster performance with hard produceExpensive, subpar juice yield with leafy greensAverage juice yieldExpensive, poor performance at juicing hard produceSubpar at juicing hard produce
Ratings by Category Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Tribest Slowstar Vertical Gourmia GJ1250
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Specs Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth Tribest Slowstar Vertical Gourmia GJ1250
Model # 8006 800JEXL 67601A SW-2000-B GJ1250
Type Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal
Warranty 15 Year 1 Year 3 year 10 Year 1 Year

Analysis and Award Winners


Review by:
David Wise and Austin Palmer

Last Updated:
Wednesday
November 8, 2017

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Best Masticating Juicer


Omega J8006 Nutrition Center


Editors' Choice Award

$247.00
at Amazon
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Fantastic juice quality
Extremely easy to clean
Great leafy green juice yield
Pricey

Earning the top score of the entire group, the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center handily won the Editors' Choice award. This model does an excellent job at juicing leafy greens and made excellent juice cocktails. In addition, it is one of the easiest models to clean out after use and delivers an excellent yield when juicing soft produce, such as apples, carrots, celery, or cucumbers. This heavy-duty masticating juicer's performance does drop a little when tasked with juicing harder types of fruits and veggies, such as beets or sweet potatoes, but it still produces an average amount of juice. All in all, this is the best juicer that you can get and is our top recommendation, though it is a little on the pricey side.

Read Full Review: Omega J8006 Nutrition Center

Best Centrifugal Juicer


Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain


Editors' Choice Award

$129.35
at Amazon
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Phenomenal hard produce juice yield
Very easy to clean
Great juice quality
Poor leafy green juice yield

Tying for the runner-up position, the Breville JE98XL also earned the Editors' Choice award. This superb centrifugal juicer has an excellent yield when juicing hard produce, makes great blended juices, and is very easy to clean. It struggles a little with leafy greens, such as wheatgrass or kale, yielding a slightly subpar amount of juice. However, it is still an exceptional product and it definitely a product to consider, especially if you are a fan of juicing harder produce and don't plan on using the Breville for your daily wheatgrass shot.

Read Full Review: Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain

Best Bang for the Buck


Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth


Best Buy Award

$49.99
at Amazon
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Inexpensive
Above average juice quality
Not too much work to clean
Mediocre juice yield

Getting sticker shock from the $300-ish price tag of the top models? The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth does a decent job juicing and retails for a fraction of the price of our Editors' Choice award winners. This model delivered an average to above-average across the board, yielding an average amount of juice when it came to juicing hard and soft produce, as well as leafy greens. It also made reasonably tasty juice cocktails and is quite easy to clean, earning it our Best Buy award. All in all, it's a solid juicer and our top recommendation when shopping on a budget.

Read Full Review: Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth

Willing to Pay For Style?


Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite



$285.30
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Sleek design
Good hard produce yield
Easy to clean
Expensive
Poor yield from leafy greens

For those that want the fanciest when it comes to kitchen appliances, look no further than the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite. While this product didn't receive the top score of the test, it tied for the runner-up position overall. It's easy to clean and does a great job at juicing both hard and soft produce, though it is quite deficient when it comes to juicing leafy greens. It's constructed of high-end, top-of-the-line materials and is definitely one of the top performers when it comes to style. However, all of this does come at a cost, with this model having one of the highest list prices of the entire group.

Read Full Review: Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite

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Editors' Choice Award
Delivering an unmatched performance when it came to juicing wheatgrass, kale, and spinach, the Omega is one of our top recommendations
66
$150
Editors' Choice Award
Delivering an excellent performance at juicing hard produce and doing quite well across the board, the Juice Fountain earned an Editors' Choice award
66
$300
Scoring the same as the standard Juice Fountain, the Elite version offers a larger pulp container and a sleeker design, but costs close to double
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$220
If you are looking for a way to juice leafy greens on a budget, the Aicok is a good choice
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Best Buy Award
Earning the Best Buy award, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is the best value option you can get
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$150
The Cuisinart had low yields for hard and soft produce and wasn't the easiest to clean, but it did make great mixed juice drinks
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$90
Delivering a lackluster performance across the board, the Gourmia GJ1250 failed to distinguish itself in our tests
48
$330
Costing the most and scoring the second-worst, we weren't big fans of the Tribest Slowstar
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$70
Finishing at the back of the pack, the BELLA earned the worst score of the group and we wouldn't recommend it

Analysis and Test Results


To determine which juicer came out on top, we bought the best available and tested them head-to-head to find the winners. We conducted over 15 different evaluations to rank and score each product, dividing these tests among five rating metrics — Juice Quality, Soft Produce, Hard Produce, Leafy Greens, and Cleaning — each weighted based on its significance to the overall score. The sections below describe our results, comparing the performance of each product against the rest of the pack for each metric.

Juice quality is important if you want to keep juicing; No one wants to muscle down juice.
Juice quality is important if you want to keep juicing; No one wants to muscle down juice.

Juice Quality


Unsurprisingly, our Juice Quality metric is the most important out of all of our metrics, taking credit for 25% of the total score. To assess this, we used three different juice recipes that are fairly representative of the drinks commonly made with these products. We had a panel judge the taste and texture of each drink to determine scores, with our results summarized in the following chart.


Tying for the top score in this metric, both the Omega J8006 and the Cuisinart CJE-1000 earned an 8 out of 10 for their performance. Our first test case — "Can't Beet It" — consisted of apples, beetroot, carrots, celery, cucumber, and ginger root.

The Cuisinart produced some very tasty juice.
The Cuisinart produced some very tasty juice.

We found the juice produced by the Cuisinart, a centrifugal model, to be the best tasting overall. The texture was quite smooth, though a little on the thicker side, and there wasn't an abundance of foam. The Omega masticating juicer created less foam, but the taste wasn't as consistent, with celery and ginger root flavors standing out much more than in the beverage produced by the Cuisinart. There was also a little bit more pulp in the Omega's creation.

Next, we made romaine, apple, and orange juice recipe that also contained cucumber and celery. We did peel the oranges before juicing. Again, the Cuisinart maintained a slight edge on the Omega, producing very smooth juice that had little to no pulp. It tasted great, but again was a little on the thicker side, though not as thick as the BELLA 13694. There was only a little bit of foam, though the color was a little bit lighter than the Omega. The Omega's juice had a little pulp, but still tasted great.

The longer your juice sits the more oxidation occurs  slowly removing the benefits of your freshly made juice.
The longer your juice sits the more oxidation occurs, slowly removing the benefits of your freshly made juice.

For our third test, we used a recipe known as the "Sunset Blend", consisting of apples, beetroot, carrots, peeled oranges, and sweet potatoes. Both the Omega and the CJE-1000 created juices that were of comparable quality — by far the tastiest out of the entire group in this assessment. The Omega has a thinner, more watery juice, but there was plenty of pulp dispersed throughout the drink. The Cuisinart was an overall thicker juice without any pulp, with a smooth and creamy texture.

Finishing behind our pair of top performers, both of the Breville models that we tested, the JE98XL Juice Fountain and the 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite both earned a 7 out of 10 when it came to juice quality. The Elite performed slightly better at the "Can't Beet It" recipe, performing similarly to the Omega. The juice produced was smooth, though there was a fair bit of foam and the flavor was a lot mellower than the Omega or the standard Juice Fountain. The beverage produced by the JE98XL Juice Fountain was much more flavorful than even the Omega, but again there was a decent bit of foam and the thickness was only alright, being much more watery in nature.

Juicing is a great way to start the day and get a boost of nutrients.
Juicing is a great way to start the day and get a boost of nutrients.

Performance for the two Breville models was similar for our romaine, apple, orange juice, with both drinks being very smooth with minuscule amounts of pulp. However, the citrus flavor stood out in the drink produced by the Juice Fountain, with the Elite producing juice with a much more neutral flavor. Both of these models only produced minimal foam.

When it came to the "Sunset Blend", the standard Juice Fountain came out on top. This model produced a much more flavorful drink, though not quite as tasty as the Omega's, while the Juice Fountain Elite concocted a relatively bland mixture. Both drinks had a smooth and creamy texture with very minimal pulp.

The "Sunset Blend" was our favorite juice we made.
The "Sunset Blend" was our favorite juice we made.

Ranking next, the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer and the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth both earned a 6 out of 10 for their solid performance. The Aicok did about average with the beet juice blend, creating a thin and watery drink that tasted fine, with a predominate celery flavor. The Hamilton Beach's drink had a far superior texture, but we weren't the biggest fans of the taste, with something just not quite right about the juice. It was drinkable, but was far from our favorite.

Not all juicers are created equal; Some will make a thicker juice and others a thinner juice using the exact same ingredients.
Not all juicers are created equal; Some will make a thicker juice and others a thinner juice using the exact same ingredients.

Both of these products did much better with the romaine, orange, and apple juice, creating a drink that tasted very nice. The Hamilton Beach created a thinner juice with more pulp, while the Aicok again made a slightly thicker beverage. The citrus and apple tastes also stood out more, compared to the homogeneous taste of the juice made by the Big Mouth.

Performance of this pair dropped when creating the "Sunset Blend". The Hamilton Beach had a decent amount of pulp, with the Aicok producing even more. Both drinks were a little on the watery side and tasted about average compared to the rest of the group.

The Hamilton Beach had a watery  average tasting "Sunset Blend".
The Hamilton Beach had a watery, average tasting "Sunset Blend".

Rounding out the back of the pack, the Gourmia GJ1250, Tribest Slowstar Vertical, and the BELLA 13694 all earned a 5 out of 10 for their overall lackluster performance. The Gourmia and the BELLA did alright with the beet juice recipe, though they both created a substantial amount of pulp. The taste and texture were quite good, almost matching the performance of the Juice Fountain Elite. The Tribest created an astonishing amount of pulp — enough to be a severe detriment to the overall taste and texture.

Juice that sits for awhile will start to separate  giving you uneven and possibly unpleasant tasting juice.
Juice that sits for awhile will start to separate, giving you uneven and possibly unpleasant tasting juice.

This trio did a little better with the orange, apple, and romaine recipe, though all three still did produce much more pulp than the Cuisinart or Breville models. The BELLA and the Tribest tasted fine, with slightly more citrusy overtones than the drinks created by the top blenders. The Gourmia's juice was relatively bland — our least favorite.

The Gourmia had a potent starchy flavor in our "Sunset Blend".
The Gourmia had a potent starchy flavor in our "Sunset Blend".

The performance of this group dropped considerably with our third sample juice recipe, the "Sunset Blend". The BELLA and the Gourmia produced substandard juice that had tons of pulp. The drinks produced also did not taste great, with the starch from the sweet potato being overwhelming in the BELLA's drink and the Gourmia's juice having an overwhelming beet flavor.

The Tribest had an even flavor in our "Sunset Blend" test.
The Tribest had an even flavor in our "Sunset Blend" test.

The Tribest did a little better, performing about on par with the Hamilton Beach. It had a considerable amount of pulp, but not enough to be overwhelming, and was overall relatively tasty without any overpowering flavors.

Apples ready to be juiced!
Apples ready to be juiced!

Soft Produce


Ranking next in terms of importance, our Soft Produce metric takes credit for 20% of the total score. For this metric, we looked at the performance of each product with four different types of soft produce: apples, oranges, cucumbers, and celery. We mainly focused on the amount of juice each machine produced to determine yield, but also looked at the amount of pulp, the rate of separation, foam, and color to determine scores. The chart below shows which appliance gives you the most bang for the buck when it comes to juicing soft produce.


Earning the top scores of the group in this metric, both the Omega and the Breville Juice Fountain Elite merited a 7 out of 10 for their efforts. The Juice Fountain Elite started off with an unmatched performance when it came to juicing a cucumber, while the Omega gave a somewhat lackluster showing. The Omega produced about 175 mL of juice with very little pulp and foam, compared to the 225 mL the Breville produced from the same amount of cucumber, though there was a tiny bit more foam.

The Omega was on the lower end of yield for cucumbers.
The Omega was on the lower end of yield for cucumbers.

The results swapped when we juiced celery, with the Omega performing much better than the Juice Fountain Elite. While both juicers only created mild pulp, the Juice Fountain Elite's juice separated relatively rapidly, had moderate foam, and a much lighter overall color than the Omega's. It also only yielded about 160 mL of liquid, compared to the 175 mL of the Omega.

Moving on to oranges, the Omega again proved its superiority, creating substantially more juice than the Breville Juice Fountain Elite. The Omega did have a mild amount of pulp, but created about 35 mL more of juice. The Breville also created about a half inch of foam.

The 800JEXL had the highest yield of apple juice  over 30 mL more than the Omega.
The 800JEXL had the highest yield of apple juice, over 30 mL more than the Omega.

However, the tables again turned when it came to juicing apples, with the Breville far exceeding the performance of the Omega. The Breville created about 35 mL more apple juice and only had a minuscule amount of pulp, but it did begin to separate relatively quickly.

Finishing behind this pair of top performers, the bulk of the juicers delivered an average showing, with the Breville Juice Fountain, the CJE-1000, the Gourmia, the Hamilton Beach, and the Tribest Slowstar all earned a 5 out of 10.

The Cuisinart and the Hamilton Beach did the best of this group at juicing cucumbers, creating 210 mL and 205 mL of juice respectively. The Hamilton Beach did produce a moderate amount of pulp, while the Cuisinart had essentially zero.

The Cuisinart had a high yield of cucumber juice with relatively low amounts of pulp.
The Cuisinart had a high yield of cucumber juice with relatively low amounts of pulp.

The Gourmia and the Breville Juice Fountain came next, both producing slightly less cucumber juice, measuring in at 200 mL and 198 mL respectively. However, the Juice Fountain only had trace amounts of pulp — less than the Cuisinart and Hamilton Beach, while the Gourmia had moderate amounts. The Tribest delivered a poor performance, only creating about 160 mL of cucumber juice.

The Tribest Slowstar did redeem itself when we moved on to juicing celery, actually matching the performance of the Omega and tying for the highest celery juice yield out of any product that we looked at. However, the Tribest produced a tiny bit more pulp, though the juice had the same color as the Omega.

The Tribest on average produced low amounts of pulp for soft produce.
The Tribest on average produced low amounts of pulp for soft produce.

Next came the Hamilton Beach and the Gourmia, producing 160 mL and 153 mL of celery juice. These appliances created juices with mild to moderate amounts of pulp and foam, with both drinks separating relatively quickly. The Breville Juice Fountain did a little worse, only creating 150 mL, followed by the 140 mL of the Cuisinart CJE-1000.

Moving on to juicing oranges, again the Tribest performed the best out of the group, creating 165 mL of orange juice with this masticating juicer only producing mild pulp and no foam. This was followed by the Gourmia and then the Breville Juice Fountain and the Cuisinart, producing 160 mL, 155 mL, and 155 mL of orange juice, respectively. This trio all produced about a half inch of foam and minimal pulp, though the Breville's juice separated rapidly.

The Hamilton Beach did relatively poorly at juicing citrus fruits, only creating 145 mL of orange juice in our test, though it was relatively pulp-free.

The Breville and the Cuisinart did the best out of this group at juicing apples, with the remaining three performing quite poorly.

The remaining two juicers, the Aicok and the BELLA delivered a subpar performance at juicing soft produce, both earning a 4 out of 10 for their efforts. The BELLA did about average at juicing cucumbers, while the Aicok delivered an abysmal performance, earning the lowest score of the entire group and producing almost 100 mL of juice less than the top model.

The Aicok had a below average yield for celery and cucumber juice with minimal pulp.
The Aicok had a below average yield for celery and cucumber juice with minimal pulp.

The Aicok did a little better when it came to juicing celery, but it was still a below average performance overall. The BELLA scored similarly, with the Aicok creating slightly less juice than the BELLA. However, the Aicok's juice only had minimal separation, while the BELLA's juice separated rapidly.

The BELLA's performance improved considerably in our orange juice test, matching that of the Tribest and tying for the overall runner-up position in this test. The Aicok still didn't impress, maintaining its below average performance — equivalent to the Breville Juice Fountain or the Cuisinart when it comes to juicing oranges.

The Aicok score slightly improved in our apple juice test, but was still mediocre overall — slightly worse than the Cuisinart or the Juice Fountain. The BELLA did an abysmal job, only creating 150 mL of juice that promptly separated out, earning it the lowest score of the entire group when it came to juicing apples.

Carrots were quickly juiced in our centrifugal juicers.
Carrots were quickly juiced in our centrifugal juicers.

Hard Produce


Our next metric, Hard Produce, again comprises 20% of the total score, similar to the prior metric. We conducted the same type of tests as our soft Produce metric, though this time the assessments were, quite literally, much harder for the juicers. We used carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes as our sample types of hard produce, with the chart below showing our findings.


The Breville J98EXL claimed the top spot for this metric, earning a 9 out of 10 for its exceptional performance. This juicer did a fantastic job at juicing carrots, getting the best yield of the entire group with 140 mL of liquid produced. It also did amazingly well at juicing beets, again getting the most juice out of the vegetable, though it did produce a little more foam than some of the other models, like the Cuisinart or the Omega.

The JE98XL produced the highest yield of beet juice.
The JE98XL produced the highest yield of beet juice.

This juicer finished out this metric with another awesome performance in our sweet potato test, getting at least 15 mL of juice more than the next closest model and over 50 mL more than the average amount produced. It also had a very minimal amount of pulp and mild foam.

Right behind the Breville Juice Fountain, the Juice Fountain Elite earned an 8 out of 10 for a great performance. This model did a little worse than the other Breville, generating about 20 mL less liquid. The Elite's juice also had mild amounts of pulp, compared to the minuscule amounts in the standard Juice Fountain.

The 800JEXL had some of the least foam and pulp for beets.
The 800JEXL had some of the least foam and pulp for beets.

The Elite finished about in the middle of the pack when it came to juicing beets in terms of yield, but the finished product had practically no pulp. It did regain the overall runner-up position for our sweet potato test, generating 190 mL of juice with only a tiny amount of pulp.

Finishing behind the pair of Breville products, the Cuisinart, the Omega, and the Hamilton Beach all earned a 5 out of 10 for their acceptable performance at juicing harder types of produce.

None of these three juicers did particularly well at juicing carrots, with all three producing a below average amount of juice. The Hamilton Beach did slightly worse than the other two, with the Cuisinart doing the best and producing about 5 mL more carrot juice than the Omega.

The Cuisinart tied with the Omega for having produced the least amount of foam for beets.
The Cuisinart tied with the Omega for having produced the least amount of foam for beets.

Performance improved across the board for these three products when we moved on to juicing beets, with the Hamilton Beach doing surprisingly well. This product actually delivered the second-best performance of the entire group with 190 mL of juice created, only surpassed by the 195 mL of the Breville Juice Fountain.

The Hamilton Beach came in second for beet juice yield  just under the Breville JE98XL.
The Hamilton Beach came in second for beet juice yield, just under the Breville JE98XL.

The Omega and the Cuisinart did an average job at juicing beets, creating about 170 mL of liquid each.

All three of the products in this group delivered a middle-of-the-road performance in our next challenge: juicing sweet potatoes. The Omega did slightly better than the Cuisinart and the Hamilton Beach, producing 168 mL of juice, compared to 155 mL. The Omega and the Cuisinart only produced a mild amount of pulp, while there were more moderate amounts in the juice created by the Hamilton Beach.

Next, the Aicok, BELLA, and the Gourmia all earned a 4 out of 10 for their slightly subpar showing when it came to juicing hard produce. All three of these products created mild to moderate amounts of pulp when we juiced carrots, with the BELLA getting the highest yield of 100 mL. The Gourmia followed with 90 mL, with the Aicok next at 80 mL. It was a similar story when we compared how well each product juiced beets, with the BELLA again getting the highest yield, followed by the Gourmia and then the Aicok.

The Bella produced and average yield and amount of pulp for beets; It was on the foamier side with about 3/4" of foam.
The Bella produced and average yield and amount of pulp for beets; It was on the foamier side with about 3/4" of foam.

However, this trend flipped when we moved on to juicing sweet potatoes. The BELLA actually did the worst of the bunch, producing a pitiful 110 mL of juice with a huge amount of pulp, compared to the 205 mL made by the Breville. The Gourmia wasn't much better, only producing about 135 mL of juice with mild to moderate pulp. The Aicok actually did the best of this trio, creating a little over 150 mL of juice with only a tiny bit of pulp.

The Aicok yielded and average amount of juice for sweet potatoes.
The Aicok yielded and average amount of juice for sweet potatoes.

Finishing at the back of the pack for this metric, the Tribest earned a 2 out of 10 for its paltry performance. This model didn't do very well with the carrots, only producing 80 mL of juice. While this matched the performance of the Omega, the juice from the Tribest had significantly more pulp. It scored poorly, but wasn't the absolute worst when it came to juicing sweet potatoes, matching the Gourmia. However, it was in the beet juice challenge is where the Tribest distinguishes itself as particularly awful at juicing hard produce. It has the lowest yield at 130 mL with mild to moderate amounts of pulp and about a half inch of foam.

Juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for these products  with the masticating model having a clear edge over the centrifugal ones.
Juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for these products, with the masticating model having a clear edge over the centrifugal ones.

Leafy Greens


Similar to our Hard Produce and Soft Produce metrics, the set of tests that comprise our Leafy Greens metric also account for 20% of the overall score for each juicer. We used the same criteria to judge performance, focusing heavily on the juice yield and noting the amount of foam and other overall juice quality characteristics to determine scores. We conducted three separate tests — spinach, kale, and wheatgrass — and aggregated the results to score each product, the results of which are shown in the chart below.


The Omega Nutrition Center claimed the top spot for this metric, earning a 9 out of 10 for its superb performance at juicing leafy greens. This model delivered the top performance when it came to juicing wheatgrass, extracting 5 mL of juice, double that of the average yield we got in our testing. It also did exceptionally well at juicing kale, again achieving the highest yield of the entire group, creating 55 mL of juice — about 20 mL more than the average amount we collected.

The Omega is the clear winner at juicing leafy greens  extracting the most liquid from hard-to-juice wheatgrass.
The Omega is the clear winner at juicing leafy greens, extracting the most liquid from hard-to-juice wheatgrass.

The Omega finished out this metric with a stellar performance at juicing spinach, again having the highest yield out of any of the products we tested. This model generated 107 mL of liquid — much more than the 71 mL average. However, there was a decent amount of foam produced, about three-fourths of an inch.

Following the Omega, the Tribest and the Aicok both earned a 7 out of 10. All three of these top performers are masticating juicers, which have a definite edge over the centrifugal models when it comes to juicing leafy greens. However, our wheatgrass test proved to be a bit much for the Tribest, with no actual juice coming out, hurting its score. The Aicok did well, getting about 3.5 mL of liquid, which was still much more than the average.

The Tribest did redeem itself when we juiced curly-leaf kale, delivering a stellar performance that matched that of the Omega. The Aicok again did well, continuing to have a decently high yield and generating an above average amount of juice.

The performance of the Tribest jumped considerably when it came to juicing leafy greens  but it wasn't enough to earn it an award.
The performance of the Tribest jumped considerably when it came to juicing leafy greens, but it wasn't enough to earn it an award.

The Tribest again did very well when it came to juicing spinach, earning the overall runner-up position when it came to spinach juice yield, right behind the Omega. The Aicok was right behind, earning the bronze for the 80 mL of spinach juice produced.

Following all of the masticating juicers, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth and the Gourmia did the best out of the centrifugal juicers, both earning a 5 out of 10 for their overall score. The Gourmia did slightly above average at juicing wheatgrass, generating about 3 mL of juice. The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well, delivering the second-best performance of the whole group and was less than a mL behind the Omega when we compared to yield.

The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass  almost matching the performance of the Omega.
The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass, almost matching the performance of the Omega.

However, both of these juicers did a slightly subpar job at juicing kale, yielding less juice than the average, but there was practically no foam produced. The Gourmia did a little better with the spinach, delivering an acceptable performance, while the Hamilton Beach struggled, tying for the worst score of the bunch.

Next, the BELLA and the Breville Juice Fountain both earned a 4 out of 10 for their skills at juicing leafy greens. This pair of juicers didn't do particularly well at extracting juice from wheatgrass, but they weren't the absolute worst, both creating about 1.5 mL of juice.

The BELLA yielded far below the average amount of juice from the wheatgrass.
The BELLA yielded far below the average amount of juice from the wheatgrass.

The BELLA fared a little better than the Breville when we tried juicing kale, but both still had a below-average yield. However, both of these products improved in the final test for this metric, juicing spinach, producing an average yield.

After the BELLA and the Breville Juice Fountain came the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, earning a 3 out of 10 for its somewhat disappointing results. This model did quite poorly at juicing wheatgrass, generating less than 1 mL of juice. It did a little better when juicing kale, matching the performance of the standard Juice Fountain and creating about 25 mL of juice. Its performance did drop when tasked with juicing spinach, with the Elite having the lowest yield out of the entire group.

Finishing in last place overall, the Cuisinart CJE-1000 earned a 2 out of 10 for its overall poor performance. This model did very poorly in our first test, completely failing at juicing wheatgrass and only generated trace amounts of juice. It did a little better with kale and spinach, but not by much, having the lowest and the second-lowest yield of the entire group.

The Aicok is extremely easy to clean by hand and is dishwasher-safe!
The Aicok is extremely easy to clean by hand and is dishwasher-safe!

Cleaning


For the final aspect of our testing process, worth 15% of the total score, we compared how much work it took to clean out each appliance — a necessary evil every time you enjoy your fresh-squeezed juice. We evaluated how much effort it took to clean the all of the different components of each product, the effectiveness of the included cleaning tool — if there is one, and whether or not the various juicer parts are safe to use in the dishwasher. The chart below shows our results.


Tying for the top spot, both the Omega and the Aicok earned a 9 out of 10 for being supremely easy to clean. Both of these models included cleaning brushes that were very effective and easy to use, though the brush included with the Omega felt much sturdier and durable than the one included with the Aicok.

You can't use a dishwasher to clean the various parts of the Omega  but it is so easy to clean by hand that you won't even want to.
You can't use a dishwasher to clean the various parts of the Omega, but it is so easy to clean by hand that you won't even want to.

All of the components of the Omega are easy to clean, but are not dishwasher safe. The Aicok is almost as easy to clean, but the pulp container is a little on the small side and the lid can give you a few slight issues due to the small size of the outlet on it. However, you can always put the Aicok's components in the dishwasher.

Next, the pair of Breville models both earned an 8 out of 10 when it came to ease of cleaning. These models were both relatively identical, including quality cleaning brushes. None of the parts are particularly difficult to clean by hand and the majority of them are dishwasher safe.

The Breville juicers distinguished themselves as being particularly easy to clean.
The Breville juicers distinguished themselves as being particularly easy to clean.

Following the Breville's, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth earned a 6 out of 10. We weren't huge fans of the included cleaning tool, as it was poorly constructed and lost bristles whenever we used it. It wasn't a huge pain to clean the various components, but it wasn't particularly easy either. It is safe to use the dishwasher to clean them though.

The remainder of the products all earned a 5 out of 10 for being relatively mediocre when it came to being easy to clean. The Cuisinart did not include a brush and had a variety of hard to reach places that would trap juice or pulp residue, but it is dishwasher safe. The Gourmia and BELLA are the same, with no included brush and a handful of cracks and crevices that are hard to clean. These are also both dishwasher safe.

The Gourmia wasn't the easiest to clean  but it still wasn't overly difficult.
The Gourmia wasn't the easiest to clean, but it still wasn't overly difficult.

The Tribest does come with a cleaning brush, but is not dishwasher safe. It also has the same amount of difficult to clean areas, putting it in the same tier with the other three products.

Conclusion


Hopefully, this review has provided you with some insight and advice for when you are shopping for a new juicer. You can check out our Buying Advice guide (linked below) for more information about these products in general and the different types available, or consult our detailed How We Test article for a more thorough breakdown of our testing process. Happy juicing!
David Wise and Austin Palmer

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