Best Juicer Reviews 2017

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A tasty, refreshing beverage can make your day and improve your health at the same time! The good news is that there are all kinds of appliances that will extract the nutrition from your fruits and vegetables to produce wonderful tasting juice, but where do you start? We’ve chosen 5 of the best juicers that are worth taking a look at.
Overview
PROS
CONS
Our Top Choice
Omega J8006 Nutrition System Juicer
Excellent customer reviews. Great choice for serious juicers who want the maximum health benefits.
Slow process doesn’t produce heat – protecting nutrients. High juice yield. Multi-functional.
Not for making “smoothies.” Doesn’t process soft fruits as well.
Best Value
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
Stylish and efficient with a moderate price range. Top selling centrifugal juicing machine.
Quick in terms of prep, use and clean up. Two speed options. Can handle softer produce.
Can’t do “smoothies.” Warmer juices than masticating juicers. Some splashing on high speed.
Cuisinart® CJE-1000 Juice Extractor
Can process soft produce and leafy greens as well as solid fruits and vegetables, quietly, quickly and efficiently.
Centrifugal Juicer with pulp extraction. Large capacity. Powerful 5 speed 1000W motor.
Heavy – a little over 14 pounds. Not as good juice yield as masticating juicer.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Pro
Powerful “mid range” centrifugal style juicer. Decent price, especially when on sale.
Wide feed 3” feed chute. Easy to clean. 1.1 HP motor. 2 color choices.
Removing blade can be a little bit difficult at first.
Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor
Budget friendly, entry level juicer with enough power for basic juicing.
Compact, 400 W motor. Decent sized pulp container. Low cost.
No “extras” – just simple one speed juicing.

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How Do I Choose the Best Juicer?

It is great to have a well-equipped kitchen, full of all the appliances you need. For example, if you cook a lot and maybe for a lot of persons, a food processor and a bullet blender shouldn’t be missed out from your modern kitchen. These appliances can save you time, they are more efficient, safer and they will definitely make your dishes taste delicious!

On the other hand, if you are asking yourself the question, ”What kind of juicer should I get?, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to purchasing “the best” vegetable and fruit juicing system. A lot of the decision will depend upon how much you want to spend, how often you will use the machine and what you are looking for in the “final” results.

At Top Reviews, we know that budget often plays a big role in the type of kitchen appliances that people purchase, and with juice extractors there is a very wide range in prices as well as the features that come with the price tag. There are some important factors that you need to consider – whether you are looking for an affordable juicing system or a top of the line juicing center that does it all.

If it turns out that what you really want is a blender for making smoothies, as well as one that can also do “whole food” juicing, check out our review on the top 5 high powered blenders.
Price
The price of a juice extractor will depend upon the type it is (how it works) and the features that it has. Prices vary greatly, with top end professional level juicers costing hundreds of dollars. However, there are some good quality, and affordable juicing machines that produce good results.

What price you pay, will depend upon what your juicing goal is. Someone who just wants to make something good to drink, is going to be able to work with one of the less expensive models but if you want to make super healthy juices, you will need to spend a little bit more.
Features
You might be pleased to find out that there are numerous juicers that come with extra "bells and whistles" which makes them more practical and sets them apart from competition. We strived to include such products in our review and they come in different price ranges.

For example, some brands of juicers offer features designed for safety and reliability such as “overload protection” which will shut the appliance down if it is working too hard or overheating. There are also features that designed to make the juicing system last longer or reduce vibration and slipping.

Then there are features that we bet you may not even knew were possible with a juicing system – like attachments for grinding coffee, making pasta and homogenizing!
Construction and Design
Before we get in to our actual reviews, we need to take a little bit of time talking about the different types of juicing machines and juicer extractors. Other than your budget, this may be the factor that has the biggest impact on which machine you buy. All of the machines are designed to do one thing – extract the juice and nutrients from foods, but they do it in different ways.
  • Centrifugal Juicers – Probably the most common kind of juicer, food is inserted down a shoot and is spun around at high speeds, much like a washing machine. There is a fast moving metal blade that spins against a shredder plate or mesh filter, separating the juice and pulp from the flesh. This kind of machine works quickly, especially if you precut your fruits and vegetables, but can only make small batches. The other problem is that the fast spinning blade generates a lot of heat, which both destroys and oxidizes nutrients. They are good for solid fruits and vegetables, but not so great for leafy greens. They also tend to be noisy.
  • Centrifugal Ejection Juicers – Work using the same priciples as a regular centrifugal juicer except for the fact that it has a hopper that catches the pulp that is ejected, and the juice goes through a strainer into a container. This makes it possible to extract more juice because the pulp goes in to a separate container, allowing you to make larger batches. They come in wide mouth models which allow for larger pieces to be used, making the process more efficient. On the down side, they have the same pitfalls with regards to extracting the maximum nutrition from your produce – especially those greens.
  • Masticating Juicers – This is a newer type of juice extractor on the market, also called slow press juicers, that works by using a rotating auger that crushes the food against a stainless steel mesh screen. Because the rotation speed is significantly slower, there is minimal oxidation. The juice goes through the screen into a container and the extracted pulp exits separately in another one. Slow juicers don’t produce heat so they do a much better job of maintaining the nutritional value of produce. They are great for processing leafy greens. They can also process nuts like almond and cashews, for making your own non-dairy, high protein milks. They run super quietly, which is nice because you won’t disturb the rest of the household.
  • Twin Gear or Triurating Juicers – This type of juicer works by using two gears that interlock that shred and squeeze the juice out of fruits and vegetables. Unlike models with quickly rotating blades, it a bit of force to push the foods down the chute. There are pros and cons to this type of juicer, and they are very expensive. None of the models we reviewed are this type.
Each of these types of power juice extractors come in varying sizes, capacities and power.
Performance and Ease of Use
Now that we have an understanding of the ways that juice extractors work, we need to makes sure that we are on the same page with regards to the final product. When we talk about “juicing” we are really talking about more than “making juice.” For example, if you take an orange, and squeeze it through a hand press, or even a rotary spinning citrus juicer, you will get something that tastes really good, but you will be leaving behind a lot of the nutrition. Plus, there are many more “solid” fruits and vegetables that have great nutritional value and potential locked inside them, just waiting to be turned in to a healthy and good tasting drink – and throwing them in to a blender or food processor just won’t do it.

When considering the performance of a juicing system, needless to say the “results” are important. If you end up with a drink that is full of chunks or creates something that doesn’t taste good – what’s the point? You also want an electric juicing machine that not only extracts the maximum amount of nutrients, the less that it destroys during the process, the better.

Other things to consider with regards to performance include how easy they are to use. For example, some machines require you to cut up the produce in to smaller pieces, while others let you throw them in whole, or at least into bigger pieces. Some machines require more frequent dumping of the “pulp” (the stuff that is pulled away from the juice and nutrients and discarded). You will want to consider the capacity of the machine – does it just make single batches that you have to drink right away, or can you do larger batches that can be refrigerated and drank later.

You also want something that is easy to clean and maintain – the more work that is involved with the process, the less likely you are to use it on a regular basis. Does it come apart easily? Can the pieces be washed in the dishwasher?

Finally, you may want to consider how noisy a juicing machine is while working

What is the Best Juicer?

Since there are so many to choose from, we’ve done some research and made a list of five fruit and vegetable juicers that come highly recommended, each for different reasons. Note: For the purpose of this review, we only looked at electric juicers that are designed to extract both the nutrition and juices – not manual juicers or “food processors.”
Our Top Choice
The Nutrition System Masticating Juicer by Omega has a powerful 2 HP motor that will thoroughly extract all the nutrients from even the toughest fruits and vegetables, PLUS it can even turn nuts into milk or butter. You can’t make smoothies with it, but Omega makes awesome blenders for that!
Omega 8006 Nutrition System Masticating Juicer PLUS Nuts, Food Processor, Pasta & More

Omega J8006 Juicer - Black and Chrome


Features
The heavy duty construction of the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer is engineered both for quite operation and durability – so you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

As the name says, the Omega Nutrition System doesn’t just create nutritional, delicious juices. Here is what you get with this multi-functional juice extractor.
  • Powerful 2 HP motor works at 80 RPM
  • Exclusive “Dual Stage” masticating process
  • High juice yield with very little waste
  • Automatic pulp extraction with continuous juicing
  • Easy assembly, operation and clean up
  • Solid, durable construction – built to last
  • Protects nutrients in food because no rise in temperature
  • Operates efficiently and quietly – has stabilizing feet
  • Attachments for food processing, nuts, pasta and more
With a sale price of about $300 on Amazon, the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center is a bit on the expensive, but if you are serious about juicing, this is an investment worth making.
Construction and Design
The Omega Nutrition Center is a commercial quality, masticating juicer. It has a powerful 2 horsepower motor that “chews up plant fibers” to extract the maximum amount of nutrients from vegetables and fruits. Unwanted, very dry pulp is automatically ejected, and giving you a high capacity juice yield. To put it simply, because of how it works, you get more juice from the same amount of foods that you do with many other models.

For those of you who like to juice regularly, the Omega Masticating Juicer won’t take up a lot of space with its 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches size. This model comes in a stylish chrome and black design that will look great on your counter. It’s made to last – the heavy duty construction, with four stabilizing feet comes with a 15 year warranty.

Because there is no heat generated by the low-speed system (80 RPM), there is no oxidation, producing more nutritional and longer lasting juices. It is 8 times stronger than some competitor models and produces less foaming than a double gear juicer.
Performance and Ease of Use
One thing that makes the Omega Nutrition System stand apart from other juicers is the way that it actually extracts the juice from foods. Instead of rapidly spinning blades that damage valuable minerals, enzymes and anti-oxidants, it uses a slow, but powerful auger which provides more force which not only extracts more of the juices from fruits and vegetables, but it doesn’t destroy the nutrients. Once the fibers are “chewed up” by this wonderful machine, the pulp is squeezed a second time to make sure you get every bit of goodness out. The result is a healthier and longer lasting juice.

The Omega J8006 does more than just make juices. It can be used as a food processor that is capable of both chopping and mincing. It is strong enough to take your favorite nuts and turn them into either butter or milk. It has nozzles that can be used to make bread sticks and several different shapes of pasta. Want to make homemade baby food for your precious child? It can do that too.

As far ease of use, the Omega Nutrition System Masticating Juicer is easy to assemble, operate, maintain and keep clean. It may not be as “pretty” as some of the other juicing machines on our short list, but this sure is one powerful and versatile kitchen appliance.

At the time of our research, the Omega J8006 already had over 2,600 reviews on Amazon with an overall rating of 4.6. 76% of owners gave it 5 stars! Needless to say, people who own this juice extractor are quite happy with their purchase – even if it meant putting out a little bit more money compared to other models.

As far as “complaints” there aren’t a lot, but most of them are related to the speed that the Omega J8006 gets the job done. Yes, there are quicker extractors out there so if all that matters is how fast you can make your juice in the morning, then this probably isn’t the right juicing machine for you. But if you are someone who understands that the slow speed is essential to not only produce a healthier and more nutritious product, but more of it, then you definitely won’t see this as a disadvantage.
Best Value
The Breville Juice Fountain Plus is a dual speed juicer that offers simple “lightning-quick” operation and easy clean up. If you need “more” Breville also makes commercial juicers.
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor

Breville JE98XL Juicer


Features
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus can extract up to 30% more juice and 40% more nutrients than many other juicers because it features a cutting disc made from stainless steel and an Italian made “micro mesh filter.”

In addition, this fantastic kitchen appliance has two nice safety features. It has a safety lock that prevents unsafe operation – you know, like someone accidentally turning it on when there is nothing inside. It also has an overload protection switch that trips the motor to prevent it from overheating.

All in all, if you are someone who wants to make great tasting juices, in the fastest time possible, with sale prices around $129.99, we think you will love all the features offered by the Juice Fountain Plus.
Construction and Design
This juicer is a sharp, stylish looking kitchen appliance that won’t take a lot of space on your counter (9" X 17"X 16") but it looks so good; you won’t mind leaving it out all the time.

The Breville JE98XL Juice Extractor is a centrifugal style juicer with a 850-Watt motor. As we have discussed, one of the downsides of using this kind of juicer is that although the high speed is a great benefit, it does damage some of the nutrients. The Juice Fountain Plus offers a choice of two speeds to help with this problem. The slow setting operates at 6,500 RPM and the high at 12,000 RPM. As the machine works, juice is sent out one direction, and the pulp is ejected into another one.

The body of the Breville Juice Extractor is made from a heavy grade polymer that actually looks like metal. It comes with a large pulp container (2.6 qt - 2.5 L), a 1 liter (34 ounces) jug for collecting the juice, a micro fine filter basket, a pusher to press foods down the chute, a cleaning brush designed for the filter and a lid for the jug so you can store the extras. The parts are dishwasher safe. The cutting disc is made from stainless steel and there is a high quality, Italian-made, super fine micro mesh filter basket that efficiently separates the stuff you don’t want from what you do.

With the exception of really large fruits and vegetables – you know, like a pineapple or a zucchini – the Name can handle most foods without any precutting. This is because it has a patented 3.3” extra-wide chute that has a cutting knife built in to center the produce. You use the included pusher to press the foods into the chute. It can even handle whole solid fruits like apples!
Performance and Ease of Use
When you consider prep work, juicing time and cleanup, the Breville JE 98XL is one of the fastest juicers available on the market. On the convenience side of things, most produce can be put in whole so there’s very little cutting involved – which is a great time saver.

While you still aren’t going to be able to make frozen smoothes with the Juice Fountain Plus, it does a good job handling soft fruits for some great juices. Softer fruits like strawberries and kiwis are processed using the low speed. It is also powerful enough to handle solid produce like apples and celery on the high speed. On the downside, this juicer doesn’t handle leafy greens so well.

Another benefit of having a slower speed, is that for the foods that can be processed with it there is less damage to the nutrients, however it still produces juices that are warmer than masticating style juicers.

On the convenience side of things, most produce can be put in whole so there’s very little cutting involved ahead of time. The juicer comes with a lid that serves more than just a storage purpose. It has a built in froth separator that separates the “not so nice” froth that builds up on the top when you pour the juice into your glass. Cleanup is easy – especially since the parts that come apart are safe for the dishwasher. The cord wraps up and is stored in the base when the juicer is not in use.

At the time of our research the Breville Juice Fountain Plus was the #1 best seller on Amazon in the centrifugal juicer category. There almost 3,800 reviews – with an average rating of 4.4 (with 70% 5 stars).

On the critical side, some people report that foods and produce tend to jump out of the chute when using the high setting. This can be avoided if you leave the pusher in while operating the machine. The other comments, which really apply to all juicers within this category, not just this one specifically, is that you don’t get all the goodness out of the pulp. You can visually see that the pulp is wet. On the positive side, people are impressed without how little of the pulp actually gets into the juice container.
The Cuisinart® Juice Extractor is a stylish looking juicer that can handle soft fruits and vegetables, leafy greens and solid produce to make some of the tastiest juices you have ever experienced. They also make a compact juicer for smaller spaces.
Cuisinart® CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor

Cuisinart® CJE-1000


Features
The CJE-1000 Juice Extractor by Cuisinart® has a 1000 watt motor with 5 speed options which let you extract the juice and nutrition from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. By the way, the Cuisinart® Juice Extractor is super quiet too!

This exceptional juicer has some of its own technologies such as an anti-drip adjustment for the juice flow spout, a filter for foam management and an "unlock and lifting" mechanism. When you look at all that you can do with the Cuisinart® Juice Extractor, the price tag of about $125 (on sale) is an investment with a lot of value. This is especially true if you think about how much better tasting and more nutritious the juices you will make on your own compared to store bought. If you juice according to the seasons, or have your own garden, you’ll even save some money!

At the time of our research, the Cuisinart® 1000-Watt Juice Extractor has a 4.2 rating on Amazon, with 58% of the almost 800 reviews giving it 5 stars. As with reviews for centrifugal juicers as a whole, people often report as a “negative” the fact that the pulp comes out wet (meaning not as much juice is extracted). This is inherent in this type of juicer as a whole. Relatively speaking, when compared to other centrifugal style juice extractors, this one does a good job getting a significant amount of juice from the foods you put in it.

79% of the people who left reviews on Amazon for the Cuisinart® CJE-1000 felt strongly enough about this efficient juicer to give it either a 4 or 5 star rating which basically tells a lot about the quality and reliability of this appliance.
Construction and Design
The Juice Extractor by Cuisinart is a large capacity juicer designed for home juicing. Even though it will take up a little bit of room on your counter – 15 x 12 x 19 inches of it to be exact – it’s a nice looking machine that you won’t mind keeping out for every day use.

This is a centrifugal style mixer that ejects the pulp into a separate container and it can handle a lot before you have to empty it, up to 2 liters. It comes with a 1 quart BPA-free jug which means you can make a batch big enough to share, or you can use the jug with its included lid as a storage container to save some for later.

The Cuisinart CJE-1000 has a powerful 1000 Watt motor that can be operated at different RPMs. With five speeds to choose from, you can do more than you can with many other juicers. The slow speed is perfect for softer vegetable and fruits like strawberries, peeled citrus and kiwi, tomatoes and peaches. It can also handle leafy greens such as kale and spinach. On high speed you can extract the nutritional juices from harder produce such as beets, apples, carrots and ginger.
Performance and Ease of Use
If you were to compare Cuisinart® Juice Extractor to a masticating style juice extractor, you are going to see that the pulp that comes out is much wetter – meaning that you are not getting as high of a yield of juice from the foods you put in it. However, because a centrifugal style juicer has the benefits of it’s own it is a trade of that many people are willing to make. For example, it can process the softer fruits and vegetables and leafy greens that masticating juicers don’t handle so well. You aren’t going to be able to make a fruit smoothie, but you will make some nutritious and great tasting juice drinks.

In terms of ease of use, the Cuisinart® 5-Speed Juice Extractor ranks right up there at the top. Because of the wide 3” opening, there is very little pre-cutting involved – for most types of produce you won’t even need to bring out the kitchen knife. This is a great time saver – and so is the speed at which it does its job. Assembly and clean up are also a breeze. There only 7 pieces that go together and come apart easily, so set up and break down can be done in moments, compared to many other models that take minutes. There is a special brush for cleaning the mesh filter and all of the removable parts are dishwasher safe (although most need to go on the top rack only).

On the nutrition side, although you will get more of the goodness out of foods if you use a masticating juicer, the Cuisinart® Juice Extractor does a good job at minimizing spoilage and oxidation, to give you nice healthy juices. Plus, because you can handle some foods in this machine that you can’t in a masticating extractor, you have more healthy foods to choose from when it comes to making your juices.

Speaking of great juices – this machine comes with a recipe book to get you started leaning about what foods go well together and exactly what speeds are best for each produce. For newcomers to the benefits of juicing, this is a great way to see what your favorites are – opening you up to an almost unlimited world of flavor combinations.
The Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor by Hamilton Beach makes incorporating more healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet – the powerful 1.1 HP motor makes nutritious juices quickly and easily. If you also want to make some great fruit smoothies, check out one of Hamilton Beach’s blenders.
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor - 1.1 Horsepower Motor

Hamilton Beach 67650A - Grey


Features
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor has an extra large pulp bin which allows for continuous juicing without stopping to empty out the container. Since this is a basic juicer; there aren’t many “extra” features. What you do get is a quality juicing machine at an affordable price of about $52. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, but want a machine that can efficiently extract the juice from a good variety of foods, this is a is a good choice – as long as you don’t mind the noise.

The Hamilton Beach 67650A Juice Extractor is pitched as a quality machine, but at around $52 (list is $75), it's certainly not sold at a premium price. It's a bit more robust than the Black & Decker, has that wide feed chute which is definitely of benefit, and produces a good deal more power, so it should be no surprise that you have to invest a little more. It has a lot of satisfied owners, many of whom compliment it on the amount of juice it extracts and how easy it is to clean, although some found that taking the blade out was a bit fiddly. Several owners did report breakdowns, with some machines even coming apart during use, but there doesn't seem to be a single consistent problem, so perhaps one or two from a particular production run were faulty.
Construction and Design
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Pro is a 1.1 horsepower centrifugal style juicer. Unlike the others that we have reviewed, because it is an affordable, entry-level juicer, it only has one speed. We would consider the size of this machine to be in the middle range – not compact, but not overly large (9” x 13” x 16”). It only weighs 10 pounds, so if you aren’t going to leave it on the counter for every day use, it’s not too wieldy to take in and out of a cabinet.

Beach Big Mouth® Pro is available in two colors – black and silver (67608Z) and translucent grey (67650A). Besides color, there is one small difference between these two. The grey one has a flip switch for power and the black and silver one uses a knob.

One of the distinguishing features about the design of this juicer’s is that although it comes with its own 20 ounce container, because of its tall height, there is room for you to use a container of your own – which is a nice convenience factor. This might be important to you because the container that is included is not BPA free – nor is the rest of the machine.
Performance and Ease of Use
As the name indicates, the Beach Big Mouth® Pro has a good 3” wide sized feed chute which means you can put in many foods whole, or just a few cuts for bigger ones – this is a nice time saving, convenience factor. This machine will process fruits and vegetables quickly, but it is a bit on the noisy side – but that is a trade-off for the lower price tag.

The Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor is easy to assemble, take apart and clean. The parts are dishwasher safe although many users find that unless you have a super powerful dishwasher, it helps to rinse the filter under water to get the majority of the pulp out. A time saving tip for easy clean up is to recycle your plastic shopping bags by putting them inside the pulp container. Not only does this save washing time, getting rid of the unwanted pulp is as simple as pulling out the bag, tying it off and tossing it in the trash can.

Because the unit comes with an extra large pulp container, you can juice continuously without having to stop and empty out the pulp. When it comes to the actual kinds of foods that this juicer can process, it doesn’t do well with leafy greens or super soft fruits (like berries), but it can handle a good variety of fruits and vegetables – especially the hard ones. You can’t process nuts and soy beans, but the manufacture does include instructions on how to make nut, rice and soy milk (pre-soaking required). The manufacture includes a recipe and getting started book to help newcomers to the world of juicing learn about the different flavor combinations – and what foods will work in this juicer.

The juice yield for this model is pretty comparable to other centrifugal style juice extractors – it can squeeze a good amount of juice out, but depending upon the food, you will see that it is wet meaning that there was some left behind. The juice that you can make is good tasting, but you won’t get the same nutritional value as you would with a cold press machine (or a centrifugal machine with varying speed options) – and it won’t last as long. This is because the high speed, and the heat it produces, causes oxidation. The higher speed spinning also pulls in air that adds to the oxidation and causes that characteristic frothiness. You can make your juices last for about 24 hours if you store them away from the light, in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

At the time of our research, 2,676 people have already left reviews for the Big Mouth® Pro Juice Extractor – with an overall rating of 4.1. Over half of the owners felt strongly enough about the positive qualities of this juicing machine to give it a 5 star review.

When it comes to the critical feedback, many people expressed concern about the fact that it is not build from heavy duty materials, and that it is not BPA free. There are some reports of product defects and breakdowns, but these appear to be isolated incidents rather than a reflection on the machine as a whole since 78% of users gave the Hamilton Beach 67650A ratings of either 4 or 5 star.
The 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable by Black & Decker is a great choice for people who are both budget and health conscious. For even more basic juicing needs, you might want to check out Black & Decker’s power citrus squeezers.
Black & Decker JE2200B 400-Watt Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor with Custom Juice Cup

Black & Decker JE2200B


Features
The Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor comes with a convenient, easy to pour pitcher for capturing the goodness of freshly made juices – just pour and enjoy!

What makes this juicer stand out from the crowd is its low price tag of about $30 the last time we looked it up on Amazon. If you think of what you would pay to get the health benefits of buying a nutritious drink at a Juice Bar, this machine pays for itself in terms of savings after just a few uses. Or, better yet – give up a few trips out for fast food and you can buy the Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor instead and be on the road to healthier living.
Construction and Design
Let’s start by talking about what this juicer is – and isn’t. This is a basic juicer and it doesn’t have nearly as many features as all the other ones that we recommend. So why do we include it as one of our “top 5 best juice machines” you ask? The answer – if you are looking for juicer that doesn’t cost a lot of money, but isn’t going to be a waste of that money, this is a great choice. It doesn’t cost a lot, but it’s not “cheap” either.

The Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor is a great juicer for someone who has never juiced before and wants to “put their feet in the water” so to say. It’s also a good choice for people who are already avid juicers, but have budget limits. With all that being said, it’s time to take a look at what it has to offer.

This is a compact juicing machine, just 13 x 9 x 9 inches in size, made from plastic and stainless steel. It is a centrifugal style juicer with a separate container for pulp extraction. The 28 ounce pulp bin allows for continuous juicing without a lot of dumping in the middle. The pitcher can hold 300 ml of juice. The 400 watt motor is not as powerful as more expensive models, but it’s enough for basic juicing needs.

Black & Decker gives you a 2 year warranty on this machine, which is longer than most other brands (typically 1 year).
Performance and Ease of Use
There is only one speed on the Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor – with a simple on and off switch, so your juicing options are limited, but again this juice extractor isn’t designed for massive juicing. But it is good at doing what it is supposed to do.

It juices pretty quickly, there is a little bit more “effort” required when it comes to prep work. This is both because of the smaller 400 watt motor and the smaller, crescent shaped feed chute (only 1.25 x 2 inches). This means that you are going to have to cut your produce into smaller pieces, especially the harder ones, so you don’t put a lot of strain on the motor and cause jams.

Clean up is easy because all of the removable pieces are dishwasher safe. There is a dual safety locking mechanism that makes sure that the machine won’t run unless it is fastened securely.

When we did our research on the 400-Watt Juice Extractor by Black & Decker it had just passed 2,600 reviews on Amazon, with 69% of owners giving it either 4 or 5 stars.

When looking at the critical feedback for this juicing machine, it’s important to keep in mind that it’s a budget model so you are going to get what you pay for. For example, many of the comments relate to the “durability” of the juicer because the body is made from plastic, the lower powered motor, the fact that produce has to be cut relatively small as well as the limits what foods it can actually process. However, for a low-end juicer, this one behaves very well and remember that it is backed up by a 2 years warranty period which will cover for any damaged components.

Get the Best Juicer Today!

We hope that this review of some of the top vegetable and fruit extractors helps you find one that meets both your desired features and your budget. To recap, here are five of the best juicing machines available on the market today.

Our Top Choice
Omega J8006 Nutrition System Juicer
Best Value
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus
Cuisinart® CJE-1000 Juice Extractor
Hamilton Beach Big Mouth® Pro
Black & Decker Fruit and Vegetable Juice Extractor