Kris Carr

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The Best Juicers: My Ultimate Juicer Review

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In This Post:

The Best Juicers | Criteria for Choosing the Best Juicer |
The Four Different Types of Juicers | My Favorite Juice Recipes |
Frequently Asked Questions

Hiya Sweet Friends,

The other day I got a hilarious email from one of my closest pals. Here’s what she wrote:

“I hope you don’t want to poke my eyes out for asking this question, but you’re so educated on this stuff and I don’t trust anyone else but you! I think I need to upgrade my juicer. There are so many juicers to choose from on the market. Where do I start? Oh and if you haven’t blogged about this, you should. It’s all so confusing!”

When I think about all the diet and lifestyle upgrades I’ve made, juicing takes the cake.

Once you get on the juicing train, you won’t want to step off. But you guessed it, ya need a juicer to make the fabulous stuff. So to help you get started, or take your practice further, I’ve done a deep dive on many of the popular juicers available today.

Our Top Overall Picks

My Top Juicer PicksJuicer TypeMy Rating
Hurom H400 JuicerMasticating/Slow Juicer15/15
Super Angel 5500Twin-Gear/Triturating14/15
Breville Juice Fountain

The Best Juicers

The low-down on my juicer ratings: In addition to my experience with many of these juicers, I reviewed every unbiased juicer review blog or website I could find as well as the most “helpful” positive and negative Amazon reviews for each machine. Everyone’s juicer experience is somewhat subjective, but I hope that these ratings and detailed juicer stats give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.

Hurom H400 Juicer

Type: Masticating/Slow Juicer

My rating: 15/15

I love the Hurom H400 juicer for many reasons. It has a large, self-feeding hopper. It’s quiet. It’s easy to clean, and it gives me a high yield.

Yield: The slow squeeze process allows you to get the most out of your produce. In fact, the H400 gives you the highest yield out of any of the Hurom Easy Clean models.

Usability: The large chamber and hopper size makes it easy to load larger amounts of produce. This is great for making larger batches to keep for later, or when you’re juicing for friends or family. The handy gauge window on the front of the model allows you to see how full the chamber is, as well as the beautiful colors of your juice.

Clean-up: The strainer-free design means less mineral buildup over time. And you can easily separate the individual parts. All this adds up to much less time scrubbing and cleaning.

Super Angel 5500

Type: Twin-Gear/Triturating

My rating: 14/15

The Super Angel 5500 juicer is a top-of-the-line twin-gear masticating juicer known for its high juice yield, ease of use, and excellent clean-up features, all housed in a durable stainless steel body.

Yield: The Super Angel 5500 is known for a high juice yield. It operates at a low speed of 83 RPM, which ensures minimal oxidation and maximum nutrient retention.

Usability: The juicer is straightforward to use, with a setup that allows even those new to juicing to operate it easily. Although it features a narrow feed chute requiring produce to be cut into smaller pieces, the overall juicing process is oh-so-efficient.

Clean-up: Cleaning the Super Angel 5500 is relatively easy. While not all components are dishwasher safe, the juicer is equipped with a cleaning brush and is designed for easy disassembly for cleaning.


Type: Centrifugal

My rating: 12/15

The Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed (BJE510XL) juicer is a centrifugal model that is well-regarded for its efficient juice extraction, particularly from hard fruits and vegetables like carrots and apples. It features a strong 900-watt motor with five adjustable speeds, which allows you to optimize the juicing process depending on the type of produce you’re using.

Yield: The juicer is very effective at extracting juice from hard produce, and while it is less efficient with leafy greens, it still performs reasonably well when they are packed between harder ingredients.

Usability: The Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed has a wide 3-inch feed chute that minimizes the need for pre-cutting fruits and vegetables, allowing for faster and more convenient juicing sessions.

Clean-up: Cleaning this juicer is easy-peasy. It includes a cleaning brush and most of its parts are dishwasher safe (top rack recommended), which facilitates quick cleanup. Immediate cleaning is advised to prevent pulp from drying up and staining the plastic parts.

Criteria for Choosing the Best Juicer

Before you select a juicer, ask yourself the following questions, and be honest!

  • How much prep time am I willing to invest in my daily juicing?
  • How much cleanup am I willing to endure on a daily basis?
  • What’s my budget?
  • Will I be juicing wheatgrass?
  • What’s more important: The shelf life of my juice or the time/effort it takes to make my juice?
  • How much space do I have?

Which Juicer Should You Choose?

Frankly, that depends on your goals and your lifestyle. If you’re a hardcore raw foodie who wants to invest in a killer machine and you have some extra time on your hands, you might go full tilt with a twin-gear juicer.

On the other hand, if you’re a working mama who knows that she’s only going to make her green juice if it’s relatively quick, and easy to clean up, then you might opt for a centrifugal model. Will there be some compromise in nutritional value if you go the easier way? Sure.

But it all comes down to whether or not you’ll actually commit to juicing. Abandoned juicers make great dust collectors and door stops. So for best results, choose the juicer you’ll actually use!

Since everyone has different needs and budgets, I want to show you how I evaluate the many juicers on the market today so that you can choose a juicer tailored to your needs.


The Four Different Types of Juicers

In this section, I’ll teach you how to choose between a centrifugal juicer, a Masticating juicer, a Twin Gear/Triturating juicer, and a Wheatgrass juicer. I’ll list the pros and cons of each and some of my favorite brands and models of that type of juicer.

Centrifugal Juicers

Centrifugal juicers use a fast-spinning grater to shred the fruits and veggies. The juice then gets flung through a strainer and out the spout, while all the pulp flies up into a catch basket.

  • Pros: A centrifugal juicer is easy to clean and use, juices fast, takes up less counter space, is less expensive, juices fibrous veggies well, and juices whole fruits well (large chute).
  • Cons: Centrifugal juicers aren’t optimal for juicing greens. They’re also noisy, and the juice has a shorter shelf life (20-30 minutes), and nutrients oxidize quicker.

Tip: I stretch out the shelf life by storing any extra juice in an airtight jar to enjoy later that same day—realizing that it does lose nutritional value.

Other top centrifugal juicers that I tested include: Breville Juice Fountain Multi-Speed, Breville Juice Fountain Compact, and Black & Decker Fruit & Vegetable Juice Extractor.

Masticating Juicers (AKA Cold Press Juicers, Slow Juicers, Single Gear Juicers)

A masticating juicer uses one slowly turning screw-shaped gear that chews up the veggies and squeezes the juice through a stainless-steel screen. This action gently tears open the cell membranes to release the nutrients.

  • Pros: A slow juicer extracts more juice with higher nutritional value (enzymes included). It also produces less foam, has a longer fridge life (about 24-48 hours), and is quiet with less waste (drier pulp = less produce in your garbage). Most models also juice wheatgrass and can make nut butters, ice cream, veggie pâtés, and more.
  • Cons: Takes longer to prep produce and make juice (a smaller chute means that you have to cut up fruits and veggies into smaller pieces), more difficult to assemble and clean, heavy machine, higher price tag.

My personal favorite slow juicer (which includes a 10-year warranty!) is the Hurom Masticating Slow Juicer.

Other slow juicers that I tested include: Breville Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer and Omega Nutrition Juicer.

Twin-Gear Juicers (or Triturating Juicers)

A twin-gear juicer is another slow juicer, slowly squishing the fruits and veggies between two gears until the pulp is nearly dry and almost all the juice is squeezed out.

  • Pros: The juice stays fresh longer (about 72 hours), has a higher juice yield and nutritional value, is more versatile (It can juice wheatgrass and makes nut butter, ice cream, veggie pâtés, and more), and is quiet.
  • Cons: It takes longer to prep and juice produce (again, smaller chute, etc.). Cleaning the juicer takes longer, and it is not optimal for juicing citrus fruits. It has a higher price tag and is a larger and heavier machine.

Other twin Gear juicers that I tested include: Super Angel 5500 and Green Star Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor.

Wheatgrass Juicers

Wheatgrass juicers work by slowly squeezing and pressing juice out of the tough wheatgrass fibers—similar to wringing out your wet clothes after running through the sprinkler on a hot afternoon.

Wheatgrass juicers come in hand-crank and electric versions and while some are specific for wheatgrass, others will also juice leafy greens, fruits and vegetables.

Other wheatgrass juicers that I tested include: Lexen Healthy Juicer, Handy Pantry HJ Hurricane.

Remember, you don’t need a separate wheatgrass juicer if you have a slow masticating juicer, twin-gear juicer.

My Favorite Juice Recipes

Need some juicing inspiration? Check out a few of my favs:

  1. My Signature Green Juice Recipe: This delicious juice packs a healthy punch with leafy greens and tart granny smith apples.
  2. Orange Uplift Juice: This recipe combines cantaloupe, carrots, celery, and romaine for a refreshing take on an “orange” juice.
  3. The Spicy Sweetie: A delicious combination of ginger, granny smith apples and tasty veggies will truly make you pucker up.

For a step-by-step guide on how to start juicing, check out “How to Make a Green Juice.”


  • The best juicers I’ve chosen are based on type, yield, usability, and clean-up.
  • The juicer you choose will depend on your budget, time invested, ease of cleanup desired, space you have, and what you’ll be juicing.
  • There are four main types of juicers to choose from: Centrifugal, Masticating, Twin Gear/Triturating, and wheatgrass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a cold press juicer and masticating juicer the same thing?

A cold press juicer, masticating juicer, and slow juicer are all names for the same juicing machine! They use a mechanism to slowly crush your fruits and veggies to separate the juice from the pulp.

What’s the difference between a masticating juicer and a centrifugal juicer?

A centrifugal juicer uses a spinning blade to chop your ingredients into small pieces. It’s a speedier process but it is capable of damaging the flavor and negating the nutrient density of the resulting juice.

What can you juice in a cold press juicer?

You can juice almost anything in a cold press juicer, from spinach and cucumbers to apples and oranges. Dryer ingredients (like wheatgrass) may need to be paired with something juicier.

How long can you keep cold press juice in the fridge?

Cold-press juices have a longer shelf life and should be “good” for up to 48 hours when stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.

Which Juicer Will You Go With?

I hope this helps you pick out the perfect machine that’ll have you juicing for decades to come! Adopting this one healthy habit will increase your energy, reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, improve your mood and support your overall well-being. It’s like prevention rocket fuel!

Let me know in the comments: What factors are most important to you in a juicer? 

Peace & cheers,

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  1. Rose says:

    Hey Kris,
    Thank you for this informative and useful guide about the juicers. You can also search for a feeding chute feature in juicers which helps to cut down the fruits and saves our preparation time as well.

  2. Jerome Ngugi says:

    Great review.
    I’m just starting out wheatgrass and are looking for a great juicer for it. I think a masticating juicer sounds great for me because I want something that retains maximum nutrients. I’ll check what works with my budget.
    Thanks for the read!

  3. Ultimate review indeed. I have read so many reviews and juicer related articles for the past few days. but this one seems to have more related and on-point information about juicers. Very well written. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Janet Whittall says:

    Love all your recipes and info!!!!! Thank you!
    What are your thought on the Nama Juicer?

  5. Juicer Lover says:

    This Guide will obviously help people to choose the best juicer. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Mary says:

    So I have a Norwalk 270, however, it doesn’t seem to be very efficient in producing wheatgrass juice. How many ounces of wheatgrass does the best specialized wheatgrass juicer need to make 10 oz of juice?

  7. I like juicing a lot especially now that I am trying to manage my weight. I found masticating juicers to be more fulfilling in terms of juice yield and ease of cleaning. Currently, I am using Hurom HAA slow juicer and I can vouch for it any time. I also have a Breville juicer but i only use it when I am in a hurry although the yield is unsatisfactory sometimes.

  8. Juicers says:

    What you think about fast juicers and slow juicers? Which one is the best in your opinion? I found mixed reviews on the internet and I don’t know which one choose.

  9. Nathan says:

    Good article Kris – there certainly is some great new products and brands of juicers out there these days. Makes it a difficult decision sometimes. If any of your followers from Australia or New Zealand are reading, you can find cold press juicers from Omega, Angel, Tribest, Wellra

  10. I am also reviewing juicers and food processors and your blog was informative

  11. Kathy says:

    Comparing the pure juicer to the Norwalk. Any recommendations?

  12. Luna says:

    I have a centrifugal juicer and it’s perfect for juicing watermelon and similarly watery fruits. Works fast and easy to clean. However, like you said, it’s almost useless when it comes to leafy greens. Another downside I could add is it’s extremely loud 🙁

  13. Olly says:

    If you’re goal is to heal from breast cancer, what is the best option for a juicer? I’m still confused bc although the centrifugal is affordable, it is less nutrients. Please help, feeling lost in this journey.

  14. Lisa A says:

    Thank you so much for doing all the research!! I am ready to start juicing!! I already have BOTH your books!! Juice and Kitchen!! ?

  15. Sam says:

    Hey Kris,

    Great guide on how to select the perfect juicer. I’m always fascinated by your write-ups because of your simple yet detailed way of writing. You have cleared all confusions of your readers through this guide. Keep writing and adding value!

    – Sam

  16. Brittny says:

    Which juicer are u currently using?

  17. Brittny says:

    How up-today’s is this review? I’m wondering if you’ve found any other masticating juicers that you love more than the Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer.

  18. Mark says:

    Very helpful guide, thank you!

  19. Paige says:

    here is what I like and much great

  20. Jane Coleman says:

    I have Omega NC800 and am really happy with it. Mainly use it for green leafy vegetables and it is the best! It’s way better than my previous Breville JE98XL

  21. juicerscouk says:

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  22. Petter says:

    That’s really good review. My wife and I are looking for a good juicer, but as you see there are a lot of information in the market place and it make us confuse. And one more thing, I really like your compare picture and I have to say that 1 image = 1000 words :).

  23. Ashley Filippi says:

    Hi Kris, do you know anything about the new “Pure Juicer” brand?

  24. The best way to choose your perfect juicer is to try it! Or just to ask for advice! If you ask me, I can only offer to visit . I use this amazing thing and I’m in love with that. I think, you’ll love it as much as I do!

  25. Shey Lilu says:

    nice article!! for my experience, it depends what ingredients you want to, root, kale, taste better if gone thru masticating, it cant blended because of hard particles unlike bananas, watermelon…it can be by blender

  26. Alexa says:

    Cool review! Thanks!
    Can you make a review like this one or help to find a review on Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus?
    I saw on and, but need some more detail info. Thank you in advance for help!

    • Joshual says:

      Hi Alexa!
      I have an article review about the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus?
      The Breville Juice Fountain has many user friendly features that make it easy to use and clean. These are examined more closely below.
      + Extra wide food chute of 3 inches.
      + 2 speeds setting.
      + Powerful motor with seamless steel cutting disc.
      + Lots of safety features.
      + Dishwasher safe.
      + Large pulp basket.
      You could read more details at here:

  27. Joshual says:

    Here is a great site to help you find and choose the best juicer.

    Social Juice

  28. Fernanda Portet says:

    Hi Kris!
    Thanks for all this wonderful info. I had the Hurom, which was great but got a Kuvings which is also a cold-pressed. The main difference is you do not need to cut the fruits and vegetables into small pieces like the Hurom requires. I didn’t see the Kuvings on your list and it’s also fantastic for those looking for a cold-pressed juicer! Thanks again!!!

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  33. John David says:

    Nice article! If you ask me I’d say Breville juicers are the best as they are particularly good for making green juices and smoothies.

  34. Pam Leete says:

    crazy question. I have a Vitamix and it seems to work fine. I know it makes smoothies not juices. Can you explain the difference? It seems that the more whole food I get the better and there is little to no waste? Help!

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    This is perfect for those who are always on the go or want the opportunity to make one portion of smoothie quickly and conveniently.
    There are many options available with the Jack Lalanne Juicer
    leading the list.

  36. Yasmin Davis says:

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  38. Concepcion Tuma says:

    Kris, i am a 2 year cancer survivor and have been making very conscious food choices and this year I made the decision to start some kind of juicing. I have been making fruit smoothies with water and banana puree ice cream with a magic bullet. I want to progress to a better machine soon but what else can I do with the bullet that I have? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

  39. Deborah says:

    LOVE IT, Kris! Thank you!!!! I ALMOST got the Samson Twin-Gear juicer when I was looking. Ended up getting the Omega Nutrition Center in April. After reading your post and looking at your chart, maybe I should have gone with the Samson – way more yield! Oh well, still love my Omega! I juice daily now.

    I must subjectively disagree with Clean-Up rating for the Hurom masticating juicer. It was a beast! Lots of parts with metal mesh that needed to be SCRUBBED with a little brush! The instructions say you can run through with water to “self clean” – don’t be fooled! If you plan to use daily, you really need to completely disassemble and hand wash like anything else. Was NOT fun. I returned and bought Omega a few months later.

    NOTE to people (like me) who don’t have lots of $$$ to spend on juicers! Go to Bed Bath & Beyond. It’s easy to get their 20% off one item coupon (sometimes they’ll just give it to you in the store!) and for some of the above juicers, that could be $100 off! 😉

  40. Charlotte Spencer says:

    I love my Omega 8006 (masticating). After cleaning the basket on my Breville Juice Fountain (centrifugal) for a long time I was glad to go to a masticator. I have found the masticator much easier to clean than a centrifugal. The basket is a killer to get clean on the centrifugals; it takes forever to get all the pulp out of the mesh especially around the rim.

  41. Jim says:

    Hi folks,
    Just an FYI. Everybody is always raving about Vitamix blenders. I bought one from Costco in April 2014 and in October it burned up. I didn’t abuse it. I didn’t use it every day. Heck I didn’t use it for over a month while my arm was messed up. Costco gave me a full refund. Recently I became friends with a raw food chef on FB who told me that BlendTec was a better machine so I bought one. I’ve been using the refurbished BlendTec that I got for a $100 less than the Vitamix at Costco for a couple weeks now. I have to say it’s a much better design all the way around and has just as much if not more power. It has presets for 6 common uses which work exceptionally well. What really surprised me was is didn’t come with a pusher stick thingy. It doesn’t need it, ever!

  42. Gail Leagato says:

    5 years ago I replaced my plastic/stainless centrifugal juicer with an ANGEL twin gear and I am still very happy! My husband & I began juicing 7 years ago, I was going through sooo much greens to produce 2 glasses of juice each morning, and got fed up with the wear on the plastic parts of my old juicer. (it was looking like the greens were etching the plastic so I was wondering if we were ingesting the plastic!) I decided I wanted a completely stainless steel juicer. After researching centrifugal vs twin gear I was sold on what the twin gear offered: efficiency; less greens for more juice, more nutritional impact and the complete stainless steel offered easy to clean and no plastic etching. Our ANGEL sits proudly on our kitchen counter, still worth every penny!

  43. Arnie Welber says:

    Hm? Am surprised the Green Star did not rate as well as Samson on usability? As I have a Green Star 2000 for many years I observed the gears are much bigger than Samson’s that I have worked with doing demos, etc. Also the Samson did not handle as much produce or wheatgrass. Also Samson would stop (over heat). Although BOTH have Korean engines, only can run the GreenStar all day with no overheating. Then again both for this reference are older models. All Love! 🙂 <3

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  45. Julie says:

    Hello there Lovely…….Whats your thoughts on the nutri bullet? The one on Tv and that guy David Wolfe loves? Many Thanks xx

  46. Mary says:

    Hi Kris,
    Absolutely love your books, DVD, website and Facebook, but I have to disagree that the Breville multi-speed should get ratings that high. I ran out and bought one today, after having a Jack LaLanne that was working just fine, but I was intrigued by your Smackdown and thought I’d “upgrade”. I don’t think it’s that easy to clean, and it had some features that bothered me. The metal “guide” in the chute is sharp and I actually cut myself trying to clean it tonight (ouch!), then the spout never stops dripping when you turn it off after juicing. Not so wonderful! 🙁 My Jack LaLanne has a stopper on it, which is great. No dripping as you disassemble it to clean. Breville had a better yield and drier pulp, but I’m not happy enough with it to keep it. It’s heading back to Bed, Bath & Beyond tomorrow. I still love ya, but I’m not in love with this Breville – sorry!

  47. huihuiui says:

    what about Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer like?

    • Linda says:

      I love juicing, even tho I also own a Vitamix for smoothies. My juicer is a Kuvings Quiet Upright Masticating juicer and I think it is fabulous! Has a very small footprint and very easy to clean, plus being a masticating juicer – I get tons of juice out of whatever I put in it!

  48. Sherry says:

    Hey Sweet Lady… I’ve been following you for years (since your documentary came out) and love your fabu-attitude. I’m almost 72 and have had a Vitamix for a couple of years and I LOVE it and use it all the time. My favorite green drink is: cucumber, baby kale and spinach, celery, lime, 1/2 banana, apple, fresh ginger and coconut water. Using the Vitamix I use the whole, unpeeled veggie and fruit and it blends into a really nice “juice”. I’m just wondering if I really need a juicer? Drinking all the liquified fiber I think would be better for you rather than leaving it after the juice is extracted. What are your views on this? P.S. I’m always passing on your information to all my friends… some love it and some think I’m crazy. All I have to say is… healthy is better than the alternative!!

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  50. Cherie says:

    Great article, I found it from your juicing/smoothie ebook which I got tonight and am loving. I am from Australia and the brand most recommended is:

    It looks to be possibly like the Omega? Have you heard of the Oscar Neo and what are your thoughts on it please? I couldn’t figure out ‘what kind’ of juicer category it falls in to?

  51. And what about citrus? Of the masticating and twin gear juicers, which ones are good at grinding a little citrus peel and pith?

  52. Lori says:

    I don’t have a juicer yet because there are so many to choice from. I thought the slow masticating juicers were the best because the juice lasts longer and they hold more vitamins. I bought your book and everything looks so good. I can’t wait to start juicing.

  53. Susan says:

    I’ve been making green juice every other day for 2 1/2 years with my Breville Multi-speed juicer (and loving it); however, the motor is burning out already. Is this a common problem? Will I need to purchase a new juicer every 2-3 years?

  54. Victoria says:

    Hi awesome Kris! I started off using the omega , loved it but not clean up. Then I foxglove red the vitamix…I love it. The reason I switched is because I wanted all the Nutrition. I started juicing because I was going through treatment for ovarian cancer…soo…which is the best to keep my bod strong and healthy . ? Ps what is shelf life of juice for each .?

  55. Cassidy says:

    What if you are only able to afford the black and decker juicer but want to make this a part of your lifestyle? The info graphic makes me feel like I won’t succeed with a low quality juicer, but it’s all I have.

  56. Hey, Kris 🙂 I totally agree with you that juicing is the right way to go when it comes to suppluying our body with everything it needs 🙂 I like how you combine certain vegetables/fruits/spices/herbs in order to prepare different types of power juices 🙂 It’s nice to see someone who has the same outlook on nutrition 🙂

  57. Michelle says:

    Our family newbies to juicing BUT we are loving it now 🙂 makes sense to start with just one glass a day until u get rid of toxins.
    My teenagers love making these 🙂
    Thanks for all your advice <3

  58. Katie says:

    Can you show me how to do the same thing without a $800 juicer?

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  60. Angie says:

    Thank you! Great info! I have had the Breville Centrifugal Juicer for 3 years now. Started using it during my second pregnancy because I had Preclampsia with my first pregnancy and was determined to be healthy. Made it all the way to 38 weeks and not just to 28weeks like my first pregnancy. I attribute it to a healthy change in my diet. Now my little boys now 2 and 4 drink my Mean Green juices and variety of others of course. Juicing changed my life! Again thank you for the info!

    • Elena says:

      I’ve never tried to ask my nephews to drink a smoothie, because I think they might not like it especially they’re kids and all they want to eat are sweets. Maybe I should try this some other time. I’ll update you whether they’ll gonna try it or not. HA HA.

      • Victoria says:

        Hi make it fun! Call the smoothie a Hulk Green Super drink. I have a 6 yr old grandson and I made him a green monster Popsicle with spinach, banana, coconut milk and had loved it. I make him a banana strawberry shake…really a smoothie he loves it.. Just tell them it will make them strong , ! Make it fun and drink it with them… Have a contest who can drink the fastest?

  61. Trish says:

    I have sort of a dumb question. Not that I would ever be able to afford one but how long does the juice last from the Norwalk Hydraulic Press? I would love to juice all of my juice on a Sunday for the week (oh what a perfect world it would be:).

    • Kris Carr says:

      Hi Trish,

      Norwalk juice lasts about 4 days.


      • Catt says:

        Hi Kris!

        I’ve had three different centrifugal juicers and now a masticating juicer. I love your guide, but I’m wondering if the rating on the Norwalk is misleading. Researching what juicer to get, I watched videos of making juice with and cleaning Norwalk juicers. It seems to take WAY longer. It’s got so many parts to screw and unscrew and you gotta titrate it first then put it in the bag and then squeeze it out slowwwwwwly, so you gotta prep more than a centrifugal or masticating. It also requires the expense of those little baggies and washing and cleaning those, which I’ve never done but looks more of a hassle than scrubbing a centrifugal filter with a good brush.
        I actually find my vertical masticating juicer quicker to clean than the centrifugal because of the filter on the centrifugal requires more scrubbing. But it does have more parts to it that you have to take apart and clean that aren’t as straightforward.

        Thanks Kris!

        • Stu says:

          The prep for most juicers is about equal, washing and cutting to ensure it fits in the tubes. The Norwalk though you need to be prepared for kick back, but if you load the machine properly there is no problem. Because you are taking the pulp and juice and straining it through the cloth or bags, there is very little if any loss in juice yield and as such one thing that Kris doesn’t mention is the amount of vitamins and minerals which is retained in the juice coming from the Norwalk compared to the other juicers. Centrifugal juices kick out much of the pulp still wet and thus there is a loss to yield and minerals and vitamins you get in the end.
          I have taken pulp from the Breville Muili-Speed and the Moulinex and put it through the cloths with the Norwalk press and viola there is still more juice coming forth to enjoy.
          Clean up of the machine is much easier than the other juicers as well, so a little more prep, but lots less cleaning time in the long run.

  62. Hi Kris. Love this post. Have a question though.

    I’ve heard from Jon Gabriel that juicing provides an immediately available source of nutrients because it’s basically predigested when it enters the stomach. If I created my juice in a standard blender would this still be the case? I know that fiber has the effect of slowing digestion so would it also slow down the absorption of the nutrients in the juice? Of course, you’d also have to drink straight away since a blender would destroy some of the nutrients.

    I suppose I could use the blender but then strain the juice through a nutmilk bag.



    • Kris Carr says:

      Straining through a nut milk bag is a great solution! xo, kc

      • Ayaka says:

        Hi Kris!

        I have been juicing this way (blending in vitamix and strain with a nut bag). How would you rate the outcome? Would all of the juicer above make more nutritional juice than this method?

  63. Moya says:

    This is so cool, and would love to win this!

  64. Jasmine says:

    I had a Magic Bullet Juicer and stopped using it because I felt so bad wasting all that ‘left over’ stuff… I bet it was just a terrible machine. I best start saving some doll hairs and get me a good quality one. Juicing- Take 2! 😀

  65. Sacha Marie says:

    Queen of the Unicorns Kris, thank you so much for this helpful guide. I will be sending it to all my friends who ask the juicer question. I really love when you do these smackdowns, especially the deodorant one(!). They’re so useful and informative. x

  66. Kelli Corscadden says:

    My centrifugal juicer is on it’s last legs due to overuse. Should have bought a Breville!

  67. Meredith receveur says:

    You are my hero Kris. I was intoduced to you by a friend of mine when i was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2011. She sent me your book Crazy sexy cancer and jolly ranchers. I am now 2.6 years cancer free and still love Kris who got me.over the hump! I can’t wait to see you in new york in September.

  68. Lollie Hoxie says:

    Every day I churn up a handful of kale, some blueberries, ground flaxseed, and maybe a piece of banana with water in my Magic Bullet. Takes seconds and a couple more to clean the cup. My hubby gets a smoothie.
    I love my bullet. I get the whole veggie that way.

  69. Christine says:

    I’ve got the Hurom model, and have been using it for @ 2 years. It is great! good yield, and easy clean up. It takes little counter space, which is why I chose it. I blend sometimes, and my magic bullet is fine for me! Thanks for the review, well done!

    • Alice says:

      I also have a hurom and love it for the same reasons you do. Mine’s at least 3 years old. I’m on my second Vitamix. The 1st one I got 40 years ago . It was still working but I gave it a friend about 7 years ago. It was the stainless steel square model. My present one is 7 yrs. old and I use it for raw soups, smoothies, etc. today I made Matt Amsdem’s eggless egg salad ( minus half the salt) and raw mayonaise.

  70. dana says:

    Looks like I’ve got the right juicer here. Yay! Now, wondering what machines you recommend for making GREEN SMOOTHIES? So many options for those today too! The one I’ve been using is broken, so in the market for a new one. Thanks!

    • JONATHAN says:

      For smoothies I’d just go vitamix..but I guess any REALLY good blender would work..but why fuck around??get what you pay for with a vitamix…AND ESPECIALLY FOR SMOOTHIES.THAT’S WHAT I WOULD WANT TO USE..BUT THATS

    • Pam Leete says:

      I have a Vitamix and love it. It works great on smoothies and clean up is easy, very little waste. I put everything in my smoothies. I have friends however, that have the Ninja and love it as well.

  71. Callie says:

    This is great! I worked at the whole foods juice bar for a couple of months though, and I think it would be a great idea to include that one too 🙂

  72. Bea says:

    and for those of us who didn’t like the prep and cleanup on a centrifuge model (perhaps poorly designed)
    … Vitamix! {i’ll take a green smoothie instead of juice for a lot less hassle, thank you very much}

  73. jonathan cohen says:

    All I gott say(which is totally not true)lol..
    OMEGA J8004

  74. Leslie says:

    Very thorough post, thank you! I’m curious, and this is an on-going debate in our field, but I’m a Vitamix’er not a juicer, I make a green smoothie every day. Where do you think that lands in your breakdown of nutrients, etc…? Would it fall under the same category as the Centrifugal Juicer? Also, why juice when you can use a Vitamix (or any pulverizing blender) to simplify things? (Meaning: very quick prep, very quick clean up, and you get the whole food in the smoothie, nothing’s removed.) In other words, are you getting something from juicing that you cannot get from blending?

    • elizebeth paradise says:

      i juice as well as doing smoothies. with juicing the vitamin and minerals from your food enter your blood stream within 15 to 20 mins. with smoothies its take up to 8 hours for your body to digest. that’s why i like doing both.

    • Kelly O says:

      I was going to ask the same question! We follow the Feingold diet for my 6yo son, and the Vitamix has made that possible. Other than digestion, other pros or cons between the two????

      • Lani says:

        When I am using mainly fruit, I like to make smoothies. The fiber slows the absorption of the fructose/sugar in the fruit. When I juice, I like to use mostly greens. For me personally, the main benefit of juicing greens is that I can consume a substantially larger quantity of all the amazing nutrients, much more than I would be capable of if I had to try and digest all of the fiber that goes along with them. I have a bit of trouble with slow digestion and I can’t eat very large quantities of food, juicing enables me to receive all the benefits of the greens without all the pain and discomfort.

    • Anthony McD. says:

      Lani is right. Juice your greens and eat your fruits. Too many people want to load up their juices with carrots, beets, oranges, apples, and other high-glycemic fruits and root veggies, but that isn’t good for your blood sugar levels. @Leslie, juicing is a great way to concentrate higher amounts of the nutrients from spinach, kale, mustard greens, and other greens. Throwing in some ginger or turmeric can further help detoxify your body and get minerals that aren’t available in other foods. I’ve used an Omega J8006, because you get extra benefits like making sugar-free Almond butter or Peanut butter and grinding fresh coffee beans. They’re much more durable than centrifugal juicers and upright slow juicers.

  75. Jennifer says:

    I purchased an Omega Vertical (masticating) juicer. Do I have to peel my lemons & limes before processing them?

    • jonathan cohen says:

      No you dont and I don’t and I wouldn’t 🙂

    • Chantelle Spriggs says:

      If they are waxed, I would peel them! If unwaxed and organic, chuck them in!

    • Catt says:

      Oils in lemon and lime peel is supposedly more digestible, but things like oil in orange and grapefruit peel are indigestible. Still, sometimes too much lemon and lime peel give that really strong zest and during sitting time can become bitter. I still peel most of it off sometimes I leave a bit on for tiny zest.

      • Arnie Welber says:

        For sure Catt. I once juiced grapefruits entirely and wow did I wind up dry heaving and holding on the to toilet bowl! Lesson learned. And agree lemons no problem. All Love! 🙂 <3

    • Hernandez says:

      No you don’t. And Its sounds also crazy!

  76. Michelle Dinsmore says:

    This is wonderful!

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