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Juicers, what to know before you buy one. Juicers come in different types and qualities. Read on to find the perfect juicers for you.

Don’t go out and purchase the first juicer you come across at the cheapest price! There are a few things you should know before you start your search for juicers. After all, if you decide on the wrong juicer, it could completely turn you off to juicing all together. Juicers come in a variety of speeds, powers, complexities, parts, and even price. Below I will discuss what separates these juicers from one another and what you should look for when purchasing your very first juicer.

Juicers and Wattage?

In your search for juicers you have probably seen a range of power wattage. This is the first thing you should look for in a juicer. The wattage is the pure power to juice fruits and vegetables. Juicers in the lower range will have a hard time juicing tougher vegetables as juicers with a higher wattage will juice through even the toughest ingredients. I recommend you get a juicer with at least 700 watts and preferably 800 watts or more. After all, what good are juicers if they have a hard time juicing simple stuff like carrots or apples?

Juicers; Assembly and Cleaning!

After you find a few juicers with the correct wattage, the next most important thing to look for is how easy they are to assemble, clean, and put back together. I have seen juicers that are so complicated you might require an engineering degree just to figure out how to assemble them. In your search for a juicer you need to ask yourself this question? Will I be able to clean this and put it back together within 5 minutes? If the juicers you consider are too complicated, you will hesitate to use them and they will probably end up in a cupboard or packed away in the garage. When deciding on juicers, the ability to clean it and reassemble it is so important, especially if you plan on doing a juice cleanse or a 7 day juice fast plan.

Juicers; Other things to consider!

In comparing juicers and deciding on “the juicer” for you, the most important issues are the two above that you just read about. Everything else comes down to personal preference and finding a juicer that not only performs, but looks good sitting on the kitchen counter. Below, I have linked some of the best juicers that fit the criteria and are some of the top choice juicers based on individual reviews and amazon scores. You should click on them to read their reviews on amazon. Some of these juicers if purchased through amazon are between 20-40% off and include free shipping!

The Best Juicers

Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
JuicerAccording to 552 amazon reviews this is one of the top selling juicers for a reason. It packs 850 watts and has two speeds, 12,000RPM or 6,500RPM, for hard and soft ingredients. Not only is this juicer easy to clean and assemble it comes with a 1 liter jug for making more juice per use. The Breville line of juicers is the most trusted name when it comes to juicers. This Breville also has an overload protection that prevents over-heating by automatically shutting it down if it senses trouble. Get this juicer at a 25% discount and free shipping through Amazon!
Breville Juicer

Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
JuicerThis juicer was the juicer I originally started with and it was a real life saver. This Hamilton Beach Big Mouth comes with a big 800 watt motor and juices through everything I have thrown at it without any issues. You can fit larger chucks of food down the tube, decreasing the time it takes me to prepare my fruits and vegetables. Some juicers come with normal pulp catchers. The Big Mouth line of juicers from Hamilton Beach come equipped with a large pulp catcher and never get backed up in the juicing process. This juicer is so simple to clean and assemble it usually takes me about ten minutes to make my juice, drink it, clean the juicer, and reassemble it. 1,086 reviews on Amazon can’t be wrong. When it comes to juicers, this one is a true gem for $59 with free shipping when purchased through Amazon.
Hamilton Beach Juicer

Cuisinart JuicerCuisinart Juicer
Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor
Cuisinart JuicerOut of all the juicers I have seen, this one from Cuisinart is the best deal going! Good juicers should have 700 watts or more but this superb juicer is packing 1000 watts and has 5 different speeds along with a large 3-inch feeding tube. Most juicers are relatively simple but this juicer has all the bells and whistles while still maintaining the same simplicity. This Cuisinart juicer comes with a 1-liter juice pitcher to allow for more juicing per use. It’s also great if you’re juicing with your partner. Another excellent feature this juicer has that most juicers lack is an anti-drip adjustable flow spout. Not only is this juicer one of the most silent juicers I have heard it also comes with a free recipe book! The best part is that it is on a major sale through Amazon right now. If you want this juicer for a whopping 55% discount at a price of $121 with free shipping you better get it now!
Cuisinart Juicer

I’ve been using my Hamilton Beach since day one and I’m more than happy with it. It’s a very sound juicer and I highly recommend it. Here’s a picture of it on my kitchen counter.

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  1. Thank you Donnie for the advice here, so very useful for me. I want to buy a juicer to help support me on my monthly cleanses (and to encourage the kids to drink vegetable juice… yup, good luck with that, right?) and have been confused by the sheer number of juicers on the market all promising the same things. Based on what I read here I think I may check out the Breville juicer.

  2. When I bought my very first juicer, I started with the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juicer, and I have to say for an entry juicer, it worked really well, and it got me hooked on juicing for a very low price tag! When I graduated and got more serious about juicing, and was more interested in juicing leafy greens and getting the most from the leaves, I researched and learned that I needed a slow juicer! That’s when I bought my Omega, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE, but for a first juicer, you should not spend that much because you don’t want your expensive juicer to end up collecting dust in the cupboard. So I tell everyone to start with a less expensive juicer, and see if you even are liking or are going to be committed to juicing! Best of luck!

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    Hi Donnie,

    My first 3 day Juice fast starts this week & I am looking forward to feeling great & shedding some weight :)
    I have just purchased a Veto V-3000 Slow Juicer / Cold Pressed masticating Juicer, what do you think??

  4. Hi Donnie. I am looking for a juicer. What do you think of these 4 in comparison (1)Jack LaLanne
    (2)Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
    (3)Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
    (4)Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor

    I know pricing has a lot to do with it and can pay up to $225. Just looking for the best buy for my money. Thanks

  5. Donnie; is a vitamix a juicer or a blender?

  6. Hi Donnie, i have reviewed your website and you explain everything so well! I am so glad i found your site! I plan on doing the 7 day juice fast starting january with a few of my coworkers, depending on how well i do the first week i might prolong the fast to 14 days. This is my first time and im pretty pumped, i am getting the hamilton beach u reviewed for christmas. I am doing this challenge to change my very bad eating habits and to lose weight and be healthier overall, i am a major fast food junkie and i eat a lot of processed carbs drink a lot of soda and sweet tea. I am hoping this cleanse will help regenerate my body! I have tried once before but didn’t last on even the first day lol the recipes i had used were very nasty and i used too much of an ingredient than i should of, also the juicer i had was not a great juicer so made it very difficult to prepare and clean. Your recipes do look simple so i am very excited to give them a try. Thanks for sharing all of this wonderful information!

    • Kelsey, that’s great to hear! I’m excited for you! Keep me posted on your success and know that I’m always here if you have questions. I had a horrible diet before I started. I couldn’t imagine going back to eating the same way ever again!

  7. hi,
    I wanted your opinion on the fusion juicer? I couldn’t find the wattage specs from their website. I like the drip adjustble feature. Thanks

    • Bruno, I’ve never tried the Fusion Juicer. Can’t seem find out the wattage on it either. I haven’t heard anything bad about it though but I have heard a few good reviews on it. Give it a shot Bruno and let me know what you think of it.

      • Hi Donnie
        I ended buying the Hamilton Beach 67650 I bought it at Walmart online. since you gave a good review and figured why pay more the fusion juicer I found out that the fusion juicer is only a 300 AMPS so the Hamilton beach is much stronger. I tried it yesterday for the first time I so excited like a little kid. I did 2 apples 3 celeries 2 leave of kales and 1 lime. Not bad at all the juicer is great. I love it. Thanks for your reviews.

  8. I recently purchased the Omega 8006. What are your thoughts on this?

    • I think you made a good purchase Joanne. Keep me posted on how you like it and let me know if you have any questions.

      • I tried your recipe jolt juice in it and it was very good. The process was sooooo slowwwww with the new juicer. I’ve been juicing with jack lalane jjuicer for a month. It’s much quicker. There was so much more foam with omega and it seemed like less juice. I’ve tried the omega juicer twice now and I’m going to send it back. I don’t think it’s worth the price and it took it so long to juice. Clean up took longer too. The reason I got a new one is because it seemed like it was chewing up spinach and not giving me juice from the leaves.

        • Hmmm, you should have had more juice with the Omega. Good call on sending it back. I tried out a Dash upright masticating juicer and it was defective. It took nearly an hour to assemble it and make my first juice. I stick with the centrifugal juicers as I like a quick and easy juicing experience.

  9. I use the Hamilton Beach 800 watt juicer and I praise the designer/engineer who made it everyday.

    I like everything about that machine. Easy to use and clean, good amount of juice etc.

    My whole process is 10-12 minutes then im done for the day.

    • That’s fantastic Vapala. I use the same juicer and it has been great! It’s my go to juicer for my juices. Just like you said, it’s easy to use, easy to clean, and gives a very good amount of juice. For the price it can’t be beat!

  10. I have the juicer – but what about using the nutribullet from magic bullet?

  11. Hi! I just bought a juicer, and I’m on Day 1 of my 7-day juice fast! I, like many others, was inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead! I have psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune disease caused by chronic inflammation (and likely from extreme stress). I really appreciate all you’ve put into this website, and I’m following your shopping list/recipes strictly! I bought the Hamilton Beach 67650A Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor, and so far I’m pleased with it! It sprays a bit when the juice comes out, but if I put my hand near the spout, it’s controlled. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the public. My goal is to not have to take methotrexate or a biologic, and to not have flare-ups (and if I lose some weight, great!)! The rheumatologist isn’t overly optimistic about this plan, but I want to go the natural route before I delve into toxic meds. I’ve tried gluten-free/dairy-free/sugar-free diets, but it’s so difficult and expensive. I’m hoping juicing helps!

    • Marissa, welcome to JOJ and congrats on day 1 of your juice fast! You have the right idea with going natural and exploring all of your options. You’re going to do so good on your fast Marissa! I know it’s going to help you as it helped me. Keep me posted and know that I’ll be here if you need me.


    Do you think this would be good enough compared to the Hamilton Beach 65670 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor?

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