People knock the nutritional value of juice, but three facts remain: (1) a juicer can get you a lot of the benefits of a pound of vegetables without taking up so much room in your stomach, (2) a shot of ginger and lemon juice will at the very least make you feel a bit healthier, and (3) nothing that can replace a cold glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice with breakfast. As long as you watch your overall sugar intake, there’s likely room for a juice in your diet.
Cold press juicers are able to preserve the nutritional value (minus the fiber, of course) that you get from eating a piece of fruit. If you’re hoping to add a little intrigue to your juice, having a juicer at home will allow you to add ingredients like ginger to your apple juice or carrot to your orange. It’s an easy and delicious way to take your vitamins. Here are four juicers we like.
If you’re interested in entering the world of juicers but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this well-loved juicer will get the job done. It’s easy to use and very simple: there is one clear on and off switch. It has a big mouth feed (3 inches), which means you don’t have to spend time slicing up your apples before you juice them. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up pulp in the middle of making your juice, either; the pulp bin is quite large. Throw the pieces in the dishwasher for quick clean up, or scrub them yourself with the included cleaning brush.
This Omega machine is a cold press masticating juicer, which means the essential vitamins and enzymes are preserved in the process. This is a high-quality juicer, but it’s still as easy as plugging it in and switching it on. The juice and the pulp come out of two separate places, but with both positioned at the front of the machine so it takes up less counter space. All the pieces come apart quite easily, so you can throw them in the dishwasher when you’re done. Best of all, it’ll spare your ears—it’s quite quiet.
Breville knows what they’re doing when it comes to kitchen products. This juicer is no exception. There are some nice features like dual juicing speeds, so you can adjust based on the softness of your fruit or vegetable. There’s a large shoot to eliminate extra chopping—just go ahead and pop a whole apple in there. There’s even a froth separator, which means you’ll get the froth on top to enjoy while it lasts. While this juicer is on the larger side (13.2 by 16.5 by 18.2 inches), it makes up for that by being able to make larger batches of juice. This is a family-friendly juicer, so everyone gets their OJ at breakfast.
If you’re looking for the Cadillac of juicers, look no further. With many of the same features as Breville’s other juicers, this one also uses cold spin technology for those added nutritional benefits. You can use the juice nozzle if you are making yourself an individual glass of juice. If you want to make enough to keep in the fridge for a few days, it also includes a 70-fluid-ounce jug. Easy cleaning and super powerful juicing make this an obvious choice for those who juice daily.