There are generally three types of juicers—hydraulic, masticating and centrifugal.
The granddaddy of juicers, hydraulic machines first crush the items and then squeeze
them to maximize liquid yield and minimize pulp waste. Their lofty price means most
of these machines are used in commercial settings.
Masticating juicers are more affordable. They use a screw-like mechanism to
crush and squeeze out the juice. As with hydraulic, this “cold-pressing” method of
extracting the juice is thought to preserve nutrients.
Centrifugal juicers use a cutting blade that spins at a high speed to separate
the pulp from the juice. While these machines are faster and more affordable than
the aforementioned, the heat they produce may damage certain nutrients and they
often perform poorly when it comes to extracting juice from leafy greens and herbs.
Juice extractors have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, both in form
and function. Here are some that get the job done.
Hurom Premium $400
Blissfully quiet and marvellously efficient at extracting every drop of juice. You’ll benefit from its space-saving design. Fine and coarse strainers let you juice everything from avocado to spinach. Beyond juices, use this masticating juicer to craft tasty smoothies and frosty slushies.
Tribest Slowstar $369
Veggies and fruit are powerfully slow-pressed to protect delicate nutrients and maximize juice extraction. The sleek design is a major upgrade from the counter-hogging juicers of yesteryear. You can also use this multi-purpose machine to make sorbet, seed butter and sauces.
Breville Juice Fountain Elite $300
A powerful motor squeezes fruit and vegetables dry. A spacious feed tube slashes prep time, letting you push through larger items, including whole apples.