We all know that having enough fruits and veggies in our menu is very important to our health and wellbeing.

There’s just one problem:

Eating healthy is not always easy.

That’s why we put together this Best Juicer 2018 Guide:

Juicing is an excellent way to add essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to your daily diet and we want to help you pick the top quality product.

What Is the Best Juicer for 2018?


There is no perfect juicer that performs every juicing operation with equal quality. The best juicer for you is the unit that answers your requirements!

If you’re new to juicing, I suggest you first read our juicer Buying Guide or take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

Otherwise, get started with our juicer reviews and learn more about the best juicers on the market!

1. Omega J8008C Nutrition Center – Best Masticating Juicer 2018

A newer and improved version of the top-selling Omega J8006 Nutrition Center, the J8008C is the best slow juicer on the market today. It comes with all the great features of the J8006 plus with many much-needed upgrades.

Time spent juicing

The J8008C is a masticating juicer which means it is a slow juicer by nature. However, prep time definitely adds to the process:

The unit comes with a narrow 1.5-inch chute which means you need to first cut up the fruits and veggies. Depending on how much produce you use, it may end up taking more time than you expected.


It’s more efficient to make a larger quantity of juice at a time: producing 50 ounces takes about 40 minutes, including prep time and washing up.

Cleaning the machine is relatively easy and quick (about 5 minutes by hand) but depends on which parts and functions you used. Almost all detachable parts are dishwasher safe which can reduce clean-up time.

Best for

This Omega masticating juicer works great with most types of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens like spinach, kale, and lettuce.

While some people had complaints about juicing wheatgrass with the Omega J8006 – the screen broke on multiple occasions – this shouldn’t be a problem with the J8008. The new model features an upgraded juicing screen made of thicker BPA-free plastic that comes with stainless steel inserts. This is an important update that makes the 8008 more durable.

If you intend to juice soft fruits, it’s worth knowing that you need to alternate them with hard foods as these will push the softer pulp further and prevent the juicer from clogging. Using it on soft produce only doesn’t give good results.

Juice quality

The nutritional value of juice made with cold press juicers is almost always superior to juice made with other types of machines. The squeezing action helps preserve the nutrients, and the slow speed doesn’t produce foam, helping to prevent oxidation.

You also get relatively dry pulp with this machine, which means it squeezes out the maximum of nutrients. Great value!

If you prefer smooth, pulp-free juice, it’s advisable to run it through a strainer first. The Omega juicer produces juice that definitely has some texture.

Juice made with the Omega J8008C Nutrition Center lasts up to 72 hours in tightly sealed compartments.


The J8008 comes with significant upgrades:

  • Two horsepower motor which puts it on the same level as commercial juicers
  • Upgraded juicing screen comes with 25% more surface area, stainless steel inserts, and thicker plastic
  • All plastic parts in contact with fresh produce are BPA-free
  • 8X stronger auger

Other features include:

  • Automatic pulp ejection
  • Two-stage system
  • Slow 80 RMP juicing
  • Multifunctional nutrition center – make nut butter or milk, grind coffee and spices, make pasta, mince herbs and garlic, and more.
  • 15-year warranty
  • Quiet operation


The Omega 8006 cold press juicer is definitely the best masticating juicer for 2018. With all the great features of the 8006 plus an 8x stronger auger, upgraded juicing screen, and BPA-free plastic, it is the best that money can buy.


Great for juicing most fruits and vegetables
Great for juicing leafy greens
High juice yield
Quiet operation
More compact size compared to J8006
Easy to clean
Dishwasher safe parts
Long warranty

We don’t like

Time-consuming due to slow speed technology
Produce needs to be cut up before juicing
Not so great for soft fruits
Pulpy juice

We Also Like – SKG Anti-Oxidation Vertical Masticating Juicer

The SKG slow masticating juicer is just as efficient in producing high-quality juice as the Omega J8008C Nutrition Centre reviewed above, but it is a vertical model that might suit you better if finding counter space is an issue.

Time spent juicing

Masticating juicers are slower by nature, and this model runs at 60 RPM which is slower than many other masticating juicers on the market. However, the low rotation speed means more vitamins and antioxidants are preserved in the juice.

The chute is twice wider than Omega’s, which is great as it reduces prepping time – large produce items can pretty much go straight in with minimal chopping; convenient as well as further reducing oxidization.

Cleaning can be a pain though as the juicer requires disassembly, with a lot of individual components that can be time-consuming to wash.

Best for

Although it can accommodate larger produce, the choice of ingredients is still an important factor with this product.

It doesn’t juice leafy vegetables well, as it can clog the pulp exit. Ginger can be a problem too, so it’s best to chop ginger and leafy greens finely before juicing.

It’s better for soft ingredients than centrifugal alternatives, but it can have trouble squeezing anything too soft; it’s best to alternate soft ingredients with hard so that they push the softer pulp out and prevent blockage.

Juice quality

The SKG, being a slow juicer, produces highly nutritious juice that doesn’t foam.

But the best thing about it is its high juice yield:

The pulp is left very dry after processing, so you know you’re getting the most out of your fruits and vegetables.

However, there’s a lot of pulp in juice compared to other vertical slow-juicers. If that’s something that might bother you, run the juice through a strainer before consuming it.

The juice produced with this slow juicer will last for up to three days in cold storage, compared to only one with centrifugal alternatives.


  • Vertical model
  • Large mouth (3-inches) and wide chute
  • Large pulp and juice containers
  • Drop-free juice cap
  • Two speed levels
  • BPA-free plastic parts
  • 2-year warranty on all parts and accessories
  • 10-year warranty for the body and motor


The SKG masticating juicer is an efficient machine that offers serious competition to the Omega J8008C. It produces high yields of nutritious juice and provides a great alternative to other masticating juicers in terms of design. If you’re serious about juicing but looking for a high-quality vertical juicer, then this is the right product for you.


High juice yield
Great for soft and hard fruits
Leaves pulp very dry
Vertical model
Ten-year warranty on body and motor
Can be used for making smoothies and sorbets

We don’t like

Juice texture is not very smooth
Noisier than other masticating juicers
Cleaning can be long
Doesn’t handle ginger and leafy greens well

2. Breville Juice Fountain Duo – Best Centrifugal Juicer 2018

The Breville Juice Fountain Duo is currently the best centrifugal juicer on the market. It is a 2-in-1 product that is capable of producing nutritious juices as well as healthy fruit smoothies.

Time spent juicing

The Breville BJE820XL is a very fast juice extractor with a 1200-watt motor and speeds up to 13,000 RPMs. It comes with five different speed options, giving you more control over how you juice.

Prep time is minimal as the chute is 3 inches wide and able to process fruits and vegetables in whole.

Cleaning is very easy too, as many of the parts are dishwasher safe. Be sure to check the owners manual to know which parts can’t be washed in the machine though.

The whole juicing process takes about 15 minutes from assembly to clean up.

Best for

As a centrifugal juicer, the Breville Duo works best with hard produce and citrus fruits. Soft fruits/veggies are best processed with the puree disk to turn them into delicious smoothies.

The Fountain is not that good for juicing leafy greens due to the high speeds it operates on. If you do intend to process greens like spinach and kale, make sure you feed them between hard produce and use the lowest speed setting.

Juice quality

Fruits and veggies processed with a centrifugal juicer produce a less nutritious juice than when processed with masticating or twin gear juicers.

The reasons lie in its high-speed technology:

  • It prevents the blades from penetrating the produce deeply enough to extract all the nutrients
  • The speed causes oxidation which destroys some nutrients
  • It traps more air which causes froth and further increases oxidation
  • Leftover fruit gets quickly ejected resulting in half-processed and not so dry pulp

To combat this issue, Breville introduced a unique cutting disc which is meant to extract more juice and preserve more vitamins and minerals. To get the maximum squeezed out of your fresh food, run it through the juice extractor machine twice.

The unit comes with five different speed options, and this is a very useful feature. Different fruits and veggies require different speeds to be broken down efficiently:

  • Soft foods can be processed with the low setting.
  • Hard, dense foods require the fastest speeds.
  • Medium density foods like pineapples and apples can be processed with medium speeds.

Juice made with this Breville juicer keeps good up to 24 hours in a tightly-sealed container. However, it is recommended to consume it on the same day to get the maximum nutrients.


  • Upright design
  • External pulp ejection
  • Large pulp collector
  • 35 oz jug with froth separator
  • 5 variable speeds
  • Uses BPA-free plastic
  • Some parts are dishwasher safe
  • Safety lock
  • Overloading/Overheating sensor
  • 1-year warranty


The Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo is the best high-end centrifugal juicer that just doesn’t disappoint. It comes with many advanced features, a powerful motor for fast juicing and durable design. It is a great option for serious juicers with little time on their hands.


Great for juicing hard produce
Comes with a puree disk for soft fruits
Multiple speed options
Easily cleanable
Great features

We don’t like

Short warranty
Not efficient for juicing leafy greens
Pulp needs to be run through the machine again
Produces foam/separates the juice

3. Breville Juice Fountain Cold – Best Value Centrifugal Juicer

The Breville Juice Fountain Cold is a newer version of the highly popular Breville JE98XL Plus and the best value centrifugal juicer for 2018 in our book.

The new model comes with an innovative Cold Spin Technology, its plastic parts are BPA-free, and it performs just as well as the high-end Breville Duo reviewed above!

Time spent juicing

The Juice Fountain Cold is a centrifugal juicer and thus very fast in turning your favorite vegetables and fruits into a delicious juice.

You don’t have to spend much time on prepping as the unit comes with a 3.3″ chute. This means most produce can go into the juicer in one piece and larger fruits just have to be cut in half.

Cleaning is very easy too. If you have a dishwasher, you’ll be glad to know that most of the parts are dishwasher safe. Just rinse them and clean out the filter with the cleaning brush first.

The total juicing process takes about 20 minutes.

Best for

The Fountain Cold works best with citrus fruits and hard produce. Soft fruits like strawberries, avocado, tomatoes, etc. can be turned into a smooth puree using the lowest speed.

It is not good for juicing leafy greens like kale, collard greens, spinach, etc. You can try to process them along with hard fruits and vegetables, but due to its technology, it just can’t handle them well.

Juice quality

A very strong selling point for the new model is the innovative Cold Spin Technology. While it does not prevent foaming and therefore oxidation, it does manage to extend the shelf life of the juice from one to three days.

Don’t be fooled by the word ‘cold’ in the name. It is still a high-speed centrifugal juicer, and some loss of nutrients is inevitable.

The texture of the juice is much smoother than of that made with masticating juicers, but the centrifugal force also separates the juice.

The main complaint about this Juice Fountain is that the pulp comes out wet and the juice yield is low. This is very common with centrifugal juicers. To get the most out of your juice extractor, run the pulp through the machine a second time.


  • External pulp ejection
  • Dual speed
  • 1-year warranty
  • 70 oz jug
  • Large pulp collector
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Uses BPA-free plastic
  • Safety lock


The Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain is the best value juice extractor for this year! It performs equally well with other high-end models but comes at a relatively low price.


Longer shelf life for the juice compared to other juice extractors
Works fast
Good price
Compact size
Uses BPA-free plastic
Most parts dishwasher safe

We don’t like

Produce needs to be run through the machine twice
Doesn’t work for leafy greens
Noisy operation
Short warranty
Produces foam/separates the juice

4. Super Angel Pro, Deluxe, or Premium Deluxe – Best Twin Gear Juicer

The Super Angel juicer is the best of the best when it comes to its build, safety, technology, and quality.

It is a premium class metal juicer that comes with a bit of a learning curve but will serve you for years if you treat it right.

Time spent juicing

The Angel juicer is a twin gear aka triturating juicer, which uses two gears that rotate inwards with a very fine gap, grinding and crushing produce to extract the juice.

While twin gear juicers are generally considered to be even slower than masticating juicers, many users have found that it is actually faster than the Omega masticating juicer. Expect to spend about 30 minutes for the whole process.

Prep time makes the juicing process much longer as the chute is only 1.2 inches wide and you need to first cut up your fruits and veggies. It requires a lot of patience to work with this machine but the result is definitely worth it!

Cleaning it is mostly easy and all detachable parts are dishwasher safe. The juicing screen is the hardest to clean, but proper maintenance is essential for keeping it at its peak performance.

Best for

The Angel works best with hard produce and leafy greens. In fact, it is praised for its ability to process greens like spinach, wheatgrass, kale, and more. It can also be used to make nut and soy milk.

Soft fruits are a bit of an issue, but the problem can be solved by alternating them with hard foods. The Deluxe version comes with a soft fruit attachment that turns soft fruits and veggies into a puree.


It is not optimal for juicing citrus fruits, at least not as pure juice. Opt for a dedicated citrus juicer or a centrifugal juicer if this is your main goal.

Juice quality

Super Angel is superior when it comes to the quality of the juice:

  • The stainless steel design means your food is not exposed to harmful chemicals from plastic.
  • The slow juicing process ensures that the juice retains all of its easy-to-destroy vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants. It can last up to 72 hours when stored in air-tight containers.
  • It doesn’t incorporate any air, so the juice is protected from oxidation as well.

Due to its technology, the Super Angel juicer produces the highest yield of juice and the driest pulp. It really squeezes out every little bit from your chosen fruits.

There is no froth or juice separation, but the texture is not completely smooth either.


  • 3 horsepower motor
  • External pulp ejection
  • Automatic anti-jamming system
  • Three-stage gear system
  • Stainless steel body
  • Stainless steel auger and extracting housing (surgical steel quality for Deluxe and Premium Deluxe models)
  • Cooling system
  • Overheating sensor
  • Very quiet operation
  • 10-year warranty


The upgraded Super Angels are the highest quality twin gear juicers available right now! The only juice machines built in stainless steel, they produce juice that is highly nutritious and pure. Any model from this series is a great kitchen tool for any serious juicer.


Stainless steel build
Very efficient in juicing leafy greens
Extracts highly nutritious juice
High juice yield
Easy clean up
Dishwasher safe parts
Quiet operation
Long warranty

We don’t like

Juicing takes time
Not so great for juicing soft fruits alone
Not optimal for juicing citrus
Produce needs to be cut up first

5. Breville BCP600 – Best Citrus Juicer

The BCP600 is a high-end fruit press that is capable of extracting every last drop from your favorite citrus fruits. It is a newer and cheaper version of the popular 800CPXL model that is 3 pounds lighter and easier to clean.

Time spent juicing

The Breville BCP600 is perfect for making a quick glass of orange juice in the morning. There’s minimal prep time: washing the fruits and cutting them in half is all it takes.

Cleaning the unit doesn’t generally take long either as most of the removable parts are dishwasher safe.

However, cleaning the juicing dome can become a bit of hassle if you use store-bought fruits. The wax from the skins tends to build up on the dome and can be difficult to remove. The solution is to either buy fruits that aren’t covered with wax or to scrub them properly with a sponge before juicing.

The juicing process itself is very easy and quick and takes about 5 minutes for one glass.

Best for

The Breville citrus juicer is great for extracting juice from all types of citrus fruits:

The juicing cone has a 3.5-inch radius which is perfect for juicing larger fruits like grapefruits and oranges. The machine works equally well on smaller citrus like lemons and limes.

Juice quality

Breville’s citrus press is essentially a cold press juicer which means that fresh-squeezed juice is highly nutritious. It retains all the vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes that get destroyed in commercial juice production and comes free of added chemicals.

The texture of the juice made with Breville BCP600 is very smooth but fairly pulpy. It might be a good idea to run the juice through a strainer if you prefer pulp-free juice.

While freshly pressed citrus juice is highly nutritious, keep in mind that it contains a lot of sugar and can become an unhealthy drink if consumed in large amounts. Stick to one glass of fresh juice a day or dilute it with water. Also, you should consider keeping the pulp as it is full of fiber that helps to stabilize your blood sugar.

If you want to get the maximum benefits of citrus fruits, it’s best to consume the juice right after making it. Citrus juices are full of vitamin C, which is very sensitive to light and exposure to air.

Although the juice can keep well for a couple of days if stored in tightly sealed bottles or jars, it has the highest nutrient content when consumed fresh.


  • Power-assisted arm press
  • Soft-Grip handle
  • No-drip spout
  • Stainless steel filter
  • Safety lock
  • Polymer body
  • BPA-free plastic
  • Dishwasher safe parts
  • Quiet operation


The Breville BCP600 juicer is great for producing high-quality citrus juice with minimal effort. It is easy to clean, can process all types of citrus and is very efficient for juicing large quantities.


All parts touching food are made of BPA-free plastic
Universal cone suitable for all citrus fruits
Very easy to use and clean

We don’t like

The cone can become hard to clean due to wax build-up
Some people have had problems with the lever breaking

Alternatives to the Breville Citrus Juicer

Breville 800CPXL
Epica citrus juicer
Cuisinart CCJ-500 citrus juicer

How to Choose the Right Juicer – Buyer’s Guide

When it comes to finding the best juicer, you might get overwhelmed as there are many products on the market and so many of them come with great features.

The most important thing is to identify your needs. By knowing what you expect from your fruit juicer, narrowing down the selection becomes a lot easier.

If you want to learn more about the different types of juicers available, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

But now, let’s take a look at the most important things to consider when buying a juicer.


There are plenty of juicers on the market to satisfy any budget, but cheaper is not always better when it comes to juicing.

However, it all comes down to your needs:

If you are planning to make juice every day and squeezing out the maximum nutrients is important to you, a masticating or a twin gear juicer is a better choice. These types of juice machines are generally pricier ($150-$400), take longer to prepare, and have a longer cleaning time, but you won’t be compromising on nutritional value.

If you are a busy person who intends to use a juicer every now and then, on the condition that it doesn’t take that much effort, a centrifugal juicer could be right for you. Usually cheaper ($40-$150), these juice extractors work quickly, and are easy to clean, but you won’t get the same quality as with a masticating juicer.

Food safety

Most juicers on the market today come with parts made of plastic, one of the most used materials in today’s industrial world. What many don’t know is that plastic can contain harmful chemicals like BPA. BPA is known as an endocrine disruptor and can actually leach into our food and drink from plastic containers and bottles.

For this reason, it is best to choose a juicer that comes with parts made of stainless steel or BPA-free plastic. All units on our list are BPA-free.

How much time and effort are you willing to put in?

This is one of the most important questions to answer before investing in a juicer, yet a lot of people ignore it completely. The truth is, juicing can be time-consuming and how much effort you’re willing to put in will directly influence the type of extractor you should buy.

If you have some extra time on your hands, it might be best to invest in a proper masticating or twin gear juicer. As mentioned above, these types of juice makers are generally harder to clean, take longer to prepare for (you have to cut the produce first), and they run at slower speeds. That said, your juice will be more nutritious and will last longer in the fridge.

If you can’t afford to spend too much time on juicing, a centrifugal juicer is a good choice. They run at higher speeds, come with easy-to-clean parts (often dishwasher safe) and larger chutes, thus significantly reducing the time you need to spend in the kitchen. Juice extracted from this type of machine will have lost some of its nutrients and should be consumed on the same day.

What will you be juicing?

The second most important thing is to consider the type of fruits and vegetables you want to juice as they have vastly different properties. The method used to press out juice may be effective for one but not so great for the other:

  • Centrifugal juicers work well with hard fruits and vegetables but perform less well on soft fruits, leafy greens, and wheatgrass.
  • Masticating juicers are generally more efficient at extracting juice from hard produce, leafy greens, wheatgrass, and soft fruits. However, their ability to do so largely depends on the brand and the model. You should always read customer reviews to know what your chosen product can handle.
  • Twin gear juicers can handle pretty much anything thrown in them, including soft fruit, wheatgrass, sprouts, herbs and leafy greens that other types of juicers don’t work well with.

Nutritional value and quality of the juice

As I’ve already mentioned, the quality of the juice can vary for different types of juicers. But contrary to what you might have read, it has nothing to do with the speed of the gear or heat generation.

The difference in nutritional value comes from the different technologies the extractors use:

Masticating juicers work by chewing, grinding, and pressing the produce, actions that are more efficient for breaking down plant cells and releasing the nutrients. They have higher juice yield and they produce drier pulp than centrifugal juice extractors.

Centrifugal juicers use force to release the nutrients very quickly but they don’t completely break down the cells. They also incorporate air in the process so the juice will oxidize faster and will be thus less nutritious.

Twin gear juicers crush and grind the produce between two interlocking roller gears and slowly squeeze nutrients out. There is also less oxidation, so juice made with twin gear juicers is more nutritious.

How soon do you intend to consume the juice?

It might sound like a weird question, but it is another important point to consider. Not only do the different juices produced with different types of juicers have different nutritional value, but they also have a different shelf life:

  • Juices made with centrifugal machines should be consumed on the same day.
  • Juices made with masticating juicers last longer, depending on the produce. Vegetable juices are good to consume up to 24 hours after producing. Some fruit juice can last up to 48 hours in tightly sealed containers.
  • Juices made with twin gear juicers last the longest, up to 72 hours.

Features and little details

Size – do you have room for it on the kitchen counter? How easy is it to store it?

Some juicers are very compact while others are large and bulky. If you don’t have a lot of space on your kitchen countertop, make sure to check out the size of your juicer.

Noise – do you plan to juice in the morning before work?

Centrifugal juicers are noisier while masticating juicers are barely audible.

Warranty – are you buying an entry-level juicer you can replace soon or are you making a permanent choice?

Most centrifugal juicers come with a one year warranty while masticating juicers from brands like Omega come with a warranty for up to 15 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is juicing?

Juicing is the method of extracting juice from fruits, vegetables and/or leafy greens. It is done by using a juice extractor which separates the pulp (fiber) from nutrients and liquids. Juicing is a great way to add more vegetables and fruits to your daily diet.

What is the best juicer?

It may come as a surprise, but there is no such thing as one best juicer that’s right for everybody. Masticating, centrifugal, and twin gear juicers all come with their own benefits and downsides and how happy you are with your juicer will depend on your personal needs.

What are the best juicer brands?

There are many juicer brands on the market, but juice machines by Breville and Omega are the highest rated and best selling models online. Super Angel, Kuvings, Cuisinart and Tribest are other popular brands.

What is a masticating juicer?

A masticating juicer (also known as a cold press juicer or slow juicer) is a type of juicer that uses an auger to squeeze, press, and chew up the produce you feed into it. It extracts nutrients and water from the pulp, collects the juice in a jug and expels the pulp.

Masticating juicers work on almost all types of produce and are very efficient for juicing leafy greens. The juice they produce is highly nutritious and lasts in storage for up to 72 hours.

What is a centrifugal juicer?

Centrifugal juicers or juice extractors cut up the fruits and vegetables with sharp blades while simultaneously spinning the produce at a very high speed to separate nutrients and liquids from the pulp. The juice then passes through small holes in the strainer and is collected in a container at the bottom.

Centrifugal juicers are very fast and work best with hard vegetables and fruits. They are generally not good for making wheatgrass juice or juicing soft fruits.

The quality of the juice produced suffers a little bit due to the high speed which causes oxidation. It is generally advised to consume the juice made with a juice extractor on the same day for maximum benefits.

What is a twin gear juicer?

A twin gear juicer features two augers (gears) that grind and crush the fruits and vegetables between two gears while slowly squeezing out the nutrients.

They are slow and in some cases even slower than masticating juicers but can process pretty much anything you throw in them. The juice produced is of very high quality and can last up to 72 hours.

Wrapping it up

As you can see from our Buying Guide and Frequently Asked Questions, there is no perfect juicer that’s right for everybody. Finding the best juicer depends on your needs and your budget. Take the time to figure out what you’re looking for to ensure you invest in the right device. The perfect juicer can be a great addition to your other kitchenware like a blender or even manual juicer.

For any questions or suggestions, please leave a comment.

About the author

Karmen is a freelance writer from Tartu, Estonia whose second passion is health and nutrition.

She is currently working as a Virtual Assistant providing services to different marketing companies.

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