The Great Juicer Review
I recently wrote a post outlining my pick of the best blenders on the market, and it was so popular that it sparked requests for the juicer equivalent of such a review. So, here it is! I’ve got a more in-depth guide to buying the right juicer inside The Lifestyle Transformation Guide, but for now here’s a quick overview of the top juicers I recommend.
For me, a good juicer is just as important to my kitchen as a fridge or stove – so I have no qualms about paying what is necessary to make sure I’m drinking the best quality (and best tasting) juice. Daily juicing is my health insurance. This is why I recommend juicers that earn their hefty price tags. However, you’ll find a list of budget juicers at the bottom if you’re not ready to make the investment.
1. THE NORWALK
The Norwalk is easily the best juicer on the market. It is also the must-have juicer when you commit to Gerson Therapy, and for good reason. In a two-step process, The Norwalk will gently grind your produce into a pulp where it is caught by a cheesecloth bag. The bag is then placed under the press section where the juice is pressed out of the bag. You are left with nothing but dry pulp in the bag, and a jug full of super nutrients to drink. This juicer produces 50-100 percent more juice, which contains 3-5 times the vitamins and minerals than juice from other machines. However, this is a heavy machine that is not ideal for travelling (I have a separate juicer to take with me on the road).
Cost: $2500 – however those of us not in the US have to factor in the cost of shipping and customs as well. Ours cost us about $4500 all up. I recommend looking on eBay or Gumtree for a cheaper, second hand one.
Warranty: 12 years
Here’s a video of me using the Norwalk to make green juice.
2. THE ANGEL
After the Norwalk, The Angel is my top pick. It’s small enough to be mobile, it looks gorgeous sitting on the kitchen bench, and it produces amazing juice and dry pulp (meaning all of the juice, vitamins and minerals are extracted). The Angel is a twin-gear juicer meaning that it produces juice by pressing produce between two interlocking roller gears. The juice is slowly squeezed out and the pulp is gently discarded. The main reason why I would choose The Angel over the other juicers is that, like the Norwalk, it is completely made from stainless steel.
Cost: From $1395
Warranty: 5 years
3. THE HUROM
I love this juicer. It sits vertically and compact on your bench, gently grinds your veggies, and produces yummy juice. I think it’s super great value for it’s price. It comes in a few different versions, but they are all great and all affordable.
Cost: From $399
Warranty: 10 years on motor, 2 years on parts
4. THE CHAMPION
The Champion was my very first “proper” juicer and it served us well, all the way up until we graduated to a Norwalk at the beginning of Gerson Therapy. While the pulp that this juicer spits out isn’t as dry as The Angel, it’s still a really good juicer. This is a masticating juicer that gently grinds up the produce.
Warranty: 10 years
5. THE OSCAR NEO
The Oscar Neo is very similar to the Champion and choosing between the two would be based purely on personal preference. Many of my friends have Oscars though and it’s very handy to be able to use them as my juicers away from home when I stay at their places.
Warranty: 20 years motor, 10 years parts
All of the juicers I’ve mentioned above can be used for so much more than juice. You can use them to make ice creams, nut butters, hummus, and grind up flour.
BUYING A JUICER ON A BUDGET?
As you can see, a good juicer isn’t cheap. If you’re at the beginning of your wellness journey you may be having a hard time justifying the spend. Luckily, there are cheaper juicers available. These guys are centrifugal juicers, and they can be a great starting point. Just keep in mind that centrifugal juicers don’t do well when juicing greens, and they are much rougher on your produce. They introduce more heat and oxygen into the process, which means that you’ll lose nutrients. A more expensive juicer will last longer and extract more juice from your produce, which saves you money in the long run.
TWO OF THE BEST CENTIFUGAL JUICERS
THE BREVILLE JUICE FOUNTAIN
Warranty: 1 year
THE PHILIPS ‘QUICK CLEAN’
Cost: Between $179 and $249.95
Have you used any of the juicers in this list? What is your favourite? I would love for you to add to the conversation in the comments below!
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