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There is nothing better than starting your day off with a tall glass of fresh juice. Well, maybe some coffee too. In the past five years juicing has become all the rage. It’s a great way to get all the healthy nutrients found in fruits and vegetables without eating all those fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Up Front Best Masticating Juicers
- Kuvings Whole Slow Jucier B6000S: Best Overall
- Omega J8006: Most Versatile
- Hurom HU-100: Best for Travel
Many health coaches preach the health benefits of juicing. The process of juicing removes the insoluble fiber from vegetables and fruits, which leads to increased absorption of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. It’s also a great way to consume the required amounts of fruits and vegetables every day.
Many nutritionists recommend eating between six and eight servings of fruits and vegetables per day. That can be a lot for some people.
“So juicing can turn those eight servings into one tall glass of juice in the morning.”
Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They contain numerous vitamins and minerals that keep our body running smoothly. Juicing can also help boost your immune system by giving your body a super dose of those vitamins that keep you healthy.
Unfortunately, you can’t make good juice in a blender. You need a special juicing machine that can break down the whole fruit and turn it into juice. There are many types of juicers on the market. One of the most popular types is a masticating juicer.
“A Masticating juicer works slightly different than other juicers.”
It spins slowly and crushes the fruits and vegetables through its single gear and blade. Due to the single blade and gear, masticating juicers reduce the chances if oxidation, or the chemical reaction that damages your juice.
The Best Masticating Juicers we Tested
We tested a range of masticating juicers to determine which were the best buys. We evaluated each juicer on its design, quality of juice, and cleaning ease. Because no likes to clean a juicer.
The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer is a vertical masticating juicer similar to many other brands, but with one huge different – it has a three-inch feed chute. If you’ve ever juiced before you know that is a big deal.
No need to cut fruit or veggies. Just stick them down the chute and you’ll have juice in no time. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer can make everything from vitamin-rich juices to nut butters to frozen fruit sorbet.
There is nothing worst than cleaning a juicer after it has been used. The screen can take forever to scrub and properly clean. Kuvings was smart and designed a special automatic screen cleaning tool that spins and cleans the screen in no time. It’s seriously awesome. The other parts of the juicer just require a little rinse and you’re good to go for the next time.
The only negative about the Kuvings that we could find, which was hard to do, was that some juices were a bit pulpier. If you’re not a fan of pulp then we recommend purchasing a small strainer to strain the juice before drinking.
This fantastic juicer--in attractive Silver Pearl--is capable of juice whole fruits and vegetables in a single shove, thanks to an extra large feeding tube. Juicing with the Whole Slow Juicer is four times more nutritious than eating whole fruits or vegetables by themselves.
The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S retails online for between $350-400. It’s definitely not cheap, but if you’re looking for quality then this is a good buy. The juicer comes with a 10-year warranty making this juicer a great long-term investment.
#2 Omega J8006
The Omega J8006 is a horizontal single gear masticating juicer capable of juicing everything from wheat grass to root vegetables. If you’re looking for a machine built for versatility then the Omega J8006 is the juicer to buy. She can make everything from fresh fruit juice to baby food, nut butters, and frozen desserts.
The Omega 8006 produces pulp-free juice even with the toughest fruits and vegetables. Due to its mechanic design, the Omega J8006 produces juice with very little oxidation and the maximum amount of nutrients.
Cleaning is easy. Only four parts of the machine need to be rinsed under water. The screen does take a little longer to clean, but not bad compared to other brands.
These multi-purpose juicers include the attachments needed to make nut milks, nut butters, all-natural baby food, fruit sorbets, extrude pasta, & more.
The only negative is the feed chute is small and fruits and vegetables need to be cut before feeding. The Omega J8006 is a good buy at this listing. It also includes a 15-year warranty so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
#3 Hurom HU-100
The Hurom HU-100 looks more like a small centrifugal juicer, but it is actual a single auger, double squeeze style towering masticating juicer. The machine is designed with a wide-mouth chute, but a small spout. It has a special screen and its unique wiper system does clean the screen effectively. If you’re looking to travel with your juicer, the Hurom HU-100 is designed to travel. It is also extremely quiet.
Hurom uses a slightly different method of squeezing juice than other juicers. It combines a cold-pressing system and their patented Slow Squeezing Technology to extract more juice and to preserve the natural taste and nutrients. It is a versatile machine allowing you to make a wide range of food items like juice, milks, marinades, and baby food.
The Hurom HU-100 produces a good quality juice similar to other juicers. You can easily juice whole oranges, tangerines, and lemons. Even pineapple worked! The juice was smooth with little to no pulp. However, The Hurom didn’t handle nuts well so we don’t recommend using the Hurom HU-100 for making nut butters.
Retailing for a relatively affordable price, the Hurom HU-100 juicer is an above-average juicer that produces good juice, is extremely quiet, and compact.
This juice extractor efficiently processes a variety of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, leafy greens and soybeans to create delicious juices, milks, sauces, marinades and baby foods quickly and effortlessly. Heat-sensitive nutrients and live enzymes are retained resulting in juices that will energize and revitalize you.
Comparing the Top Masticating Juicers
|Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S||Omega J8006||Hurom HU-100|
|Product Dimensions:||9” x 8.2” x 17.6”||14.5” x 6.5” x 15.5”||9.8” x 6.8” x 15.8”|
|Motor Speed:||50-60 RPM||80 RPM||80 RPM|
|Feed Chute Size:||3”||1.5”||2.25”|
|Warranty:||10 Year||15 Year||10 Year|
The Final Squeeze
We found all three of these masticating juicers are great options. Each one has its benefits and they are all priced about the same with the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer B6000S being the most expensive. If you’re looking to make nut butters then the Kuvings and Omega J8006 are your best purchase.
All three machines offer a long-term warranty against any manufacturer defects or damages.
No matter which machine you choose above, you’ll definitely produce some good healthy juices. Drink up!