Best Stainless Steel Juicers: Ditch Plastic!

Best Stainless Steel Juicers: Ditch Plastic!

The topic of “plastic versus stainless steel juicers” is rarely discussed in the juicing world, but that’s beginning to change. The direct benefit of a stainless steel juicer is its longevity: the materials are durable and dishwasher safe. However, there are many other reasons someone may choose to go plastic-free with a stainless steel machine. We’ll cover all the reasons you might consider a plastic-free juicer below.

The acids and enzymes present in juice wear at plastic pieces in juicing machines over time or with consistent use. This becomes a health concern as corroded plastic is more likely to hold bacteria and absorb flavors; a juicer in distress may even shed plastic bits into the juice itself. 

For this reason, many people have started investing in stainless steel juicers. Some prefer entirely stainless steel machines, while the main concern for others is having a juicer with stainless steel augers, also known as gears

Beyond the health concern, we know plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Some people choose a stainless steel juicer to vote with their dollar: the less plastic we buy, the more companies will choose other materials. 

Whether you’re looking for a masticating juicer, centrifugal juicer, citrus press or a machine specifically for wheatgrass. Here’s our complete guide to the best stainless steel juicers.

Stainless Steel Juicers Guide (Table of Contents)

  • More durable
  • Won’t corrode (food-grade SS or better)
  • Easier to clean; dishwasher safe
  • Won’t absorb flavors
  • Hygienic; resists bacterial build-up
  • Environmentally conscious

A large number of juicers utilize both lower strength stainless steel and plastic augers; they also generally use plastic for the body and other working parts of the machine. Of course, there’s advantages to this: it makes juicers more affordable overall, which makes juicing more accessible. That’s a big win! 

However, plastic corrodes. With heavy use or over time, the natural salts and acids in juice slowly wear upon the gears in the machine. It’s important to inspect your machine regularly when cleaning the parts. 

Look for plastic corrosion: when the surface of plastic begins to lose its smoothness, it’s time to consider new parts or a new machine. 

Once the plastic begins to corrode, it also begins to hold onto flavors and bacteria. Worst case scenario, you end up with bits of plastic in your juice. Nobody wants that.

Studies have also begun to show that plastic, regardless of whether it contains BPA or not, leaks “estrogenic chemicals.” Studies have not yet confirmed whether or not this has an effect on our health. However, you’ll definitely want to invest in a masticating juicer with stainless steel gears if this is a concern for you.

Ultimately, which parts of your juicer should be stainless steel depends upon why you’re choosing a stainless steel juicer.

For many, health and machine longevity are the top reasons to ditch plastic. To this end, all of the juicers on our list have stainless steel augers (for masticating juicers) or stainless steel cutting blades and filters (for centrifugal juicers). Which means all of the juicers on our list automatically fulfill these requirements

For those choosing stainless steel over plastic, budget concerns versus environmental values can create priority conflicts. Consider which is your highest priority—there is no right answer; it’s whatever works best for you. For the budget conscious, you might consider the Tribest Pro juicer, for example, which has a plastic body but stainless steel augers. However, if your top priority is environmental, you may instead choose the Super Angel juicer, as its entire body is made from stainless steel. 

The vast majority of personal-use juicers utilize metal disks or augers made of both plastic and metal. For this reason, personal juicers are often more affordable. 

Commercial juicers often utilize stainless steel because they’re designed for heavy use. Therefore, they often have a higher price point with the longevity and power to match. For this reason, many consider commercial models a sound investment.

There are a few exceptions to this: the Super Angeland PURE juicers are entirely stainless steel machines designed for personal use. Though not commercial, they are the two highest quality juicers available. Price wise, they are more of an investment than many, but certainly not all, commercial juicers. 

Masticating juicers (which includes twin gear juicers) are considered the best value juicers overall; they’re capable of juicing all kinds of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens. 

Masticating juicers include both single auger and twin gear juicing machines. These machines are able to pulverize fruits and vegetables, extracting maximum amounts of juice and nutrition. They leave dry bricks of pulp behind, ensuring you receive the most value from your produce

If you plan to juice leafy greens, you will need a masticating juicer. This is because masticating juicers use augers to chew the juice from produce, while centrifugal juicers chop produce and spin it at high speeds to remove the juice. This is why centrifugal juicers are great for juicing hard vegetables and soft fruits, but hardly release the juice from denser produce like leafy greens.

Highlighted Features:

  • Stainless steel gears
  • 110 RPM
  • Highly efficient nutrient extraction
  • 15-year warranty

Tribest Greenstar juicers are known for their magnetic and bio-ceramic technology, as well as the three-step juicing process which utilizes crushing, mixing, and squeezing. While those steps may not sound impressive, together they help extract significantly more nutrients and enzymes from produce than less efficient machines.

If your motivation for juicing is health, the Tribest Greenstar Pro is a fantastic option to consider. It’s capable of juicing a large variety of produce, extracts high amounts of nutrients, and utilizes entirely stainless steel augers. Since the body of the Tribest Greenstar Pro is plastic, however, the price of the machine is significantly lower than competing masticating stainless steel juicers.  

Not only is the Tribest Greenstar Pro great for juicing all types of produce, it’s also capable of making sorbet, nut butters, baby food, salsa, and more. This slow juicer operates at only 110 rates per minute—ideal for cold “press” juice. Pair the longevity of this juicer’s stainless steel gears with the included 15-year warranty and you’re guaranteed fresh, nutritious juice for many years to come. 

Highlighted Features:

  • Made entirely of stainless steel
  • 82 RPM
  • 3HP motor
  • Extracts maximum amount of juice from produce
  • 10-year warranty

The Super Angel Juicers are made entirely of (at minimum) food-grade stainless steel, which is hygienic, non-corrosive, and won’t transfer or absorb juice flavors. The Super Angel is a slow juicer with only 82 rates per minute (RPM). Its three horsepower motor powers the twin gears that grind fruits and vegetables to release the juice. This slow process creates a high-quality juice with a longer refrigerated shelf life than juice from centrifugal machines. 

Like the Tribest Greenstar, the Super Angel is efficient at juicing all types of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens. It is also capable of making other foods, including baby food, sorbet, nut butters, and more. The Super Angel is made of only four components, making it easy to clean; the removable components are also dishwasher safe. Plus, all models of the Super Angel include a built-in thermal sensor that ensures the machine never overheats.

There are four available models: The Super Angel Plus ($1150) is the base model with a manual reverse function. The Super Angel Pro ($1290) is the same as the base, except it has an automatic anti-jamming system and automatic manual reverse function. The Super Angel Deluxe ($1490) is the same as the Pro model, but it also includes the soft fruit attachment for juicing softer fruits. Lastly, the Super Angel Deluxe Plus ($1650) is the same as the Deluxe, except the primary parts are made of surgical-grade stainless steel, instead of food-grade.

Food-Grade vs Surgical-Grade Stainless Steel

  • Food-grade is ideal for nearly any food application, with “a high resistance to acids, alkalis, and chlorides (such as salt).” While lesser grade stainless steel corrodes.
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel is used in biomedical applications and is favored by those with the greatest concerns about hygiene and bacteria-resistance. It’s characterised as being the stainless steel that is most corrosion resistant.  

Overall, the Super Angel’s extraction process creates vibrant, high-quality juice. The resulting pulp is one of the driest among all juicers, second only to the PURE mentioned below. The squeezing power of the twin gears penetrates the plant’s membrane, producing juice full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. With a ten-year warranty, this machine provides years of optimal, nutritious juice.

PURE Juicer ($2095)

Highlighted Features:

  • Entirely stainless steel
  • Highest nutritional return
  • Hydraulic press squeezes every last drop
  • Maximum extraction for all types of produce
  • 12-year warranty

The PURE juicer is technically a two-step cold press juicer, which splits the juicing process into (quite literally) two steps. One side of the machine crushes the produce into a mash; the other side is a hydraulic press that squeezes the juice out of the mash. Plus, this machine is entirely stainless steel.

While the process of juicing with a two-step cold press machine is more time-consuming, it is the juicer of choice for those who want peak nutritional value from their produce. The power of the hydraulic press ensures all the juice is separated from the pulp, so much so that you’re left with a brick of dry pulp after. In other words, the fine grinding process and high-power hydraulic press yields the most juice possible from fruits and vegetables

The PURE also includes multiple screen trays that are easy to exchange for getting the maximum grind with different types of produce, including leafy greens, harder vegetables, as well as for creating nut butters, sorbet, and more.

The feed chute of the PURE juicer is offset so that produce doesn’t kick back, protecting your kitchen or ceiling from splatter. The PURE juicer includes a 12-year transferable warranty. For those who want the best, most nutrient-rich juice possible—look no further. 

If you’re interested in or are following Gerson Therapy, the PURE is one of the juicers recommended by the Gerson Institute. Gerson Therapy is a nutritionally-dense regiment that has revered chronic diseases for a wide range of people; you can learn more in our Complete Guide to Juicers for Gerson Therapy.

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We recommend centrifugal juicers to those who mainly juice fruits and hard vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, apples, etc). Centrifugal juicers are less effective at extracting nutrients and minerals from produce; they also extract less juice volume. However, they are usually more budget-friendly. The exception to this are commercial models, which offer power and longevity instead.

If you plan to juice leafy greens, you will need a masticating juicer. This is because masticating juicers use augers to chew the juice from produce, while centrifugal juicers chop produce and spin it at high speeds to remove the juice. This is why centrifugal juicers are great for juicing hard vegetables and soft fruits, but hardly release the juice from denser produce like leafy greens.

Highlighted Features:

  • Stainless steel cutting disk and filter
  • Die-cast metal body
  • Two speeds: 6500 RPM and 13,000 RPM
  • 3-inch feeding chute

The Breville Juice Fountain Elite utilizes a stainless steel micro mesh filter and cutting disk. The cutting disk is also plated in titanium—which is three to four times stronger than stainless steel. The body itself is die-cast metal, allowing you to get the all-metal look without the stainless steel price. If you plan to juice hard and soft fruits and vegetables (but not leafy greens), this is a great machine to consider. 

The 3-inch feeding chute means minimal cutting before juicing. The machine has two speed settings: a slower speed for soft fruits and higher speed for hard vegetables. The main components that must be cleaned after use are also dishwasher safe. Overall, it’s a reliable machine designed for those who want to juice a variety of produce.

Highlighted Features:

  • Fast juicing without the heat
  • 3.5-inch feeding chute
  • Stainless steel cutting disk 
  • Includes 70-ounce pitcher 

The Breville Juice Fountain Cold XL uses “cold spin technology” when juicing to ensure the machine doesn’t heat the juice to any significant degree. There is a lot of debate in the juicing world as to whether or not the heat from centrifugal juicers lessens the nutritional value of juice. This “cold spin technology,” is Breville’s answer to that concern. 

The Breville Cold XL has a 3.5-inch feeding chute, making chopping almost entirely unnecessary. This machine also has a quiet setting, which reduces the mechanical noise by forty percent. Since it’s not a slow juicer, you can juice large amounts of produce very quickly. This juicer also includes a 70-ounce pitcher (with lid) for storing juice in the fridge

Like the Breville above, this juicer utilizes a stainless steel cutting disk and mesh filter. This means your produce has no contact with plastic in the process of juicing. The Breville Cold XL is designed to be a powerful machine that focuses on speed and extraction; it’s ideal for those who rarely juice leafy greens and prefer a variety of produce.

Highlighted Features:

  • 3000 RPM
  • Stainless steel cutting disk and filter
  • 3-inch wide feeding chute
  • NSF Certified

The Ceado ES500 is a compact commercial juicer designed to consistently produce large amounts of nutrient-rich juice. It has a stainless steel blade and mesh filter. The machine’s design also includes a “pulp retainer,” which automatically strains the juice in the juicing process. This makes the juicing process smoother and provides juice that’s fresh and ready.

The feed chute of the Ceado ES500 is about three inches wide, large enough for most whole apples. At 3000 RPM, it’s a quiet machine that’s fast enough to be efficient and slow enough to extract more nutrition. The design focuses on maximum extraction through a slightly more gentle process, when compared to other commercial centrifugal machines. 

The Ceado ES500 is also NSF certified, which means it complies with all health and environmental safety factors. For those obtaining this juicer for at-home use, this is a nice bonus. This is essential for businesses procuring a commercial machine. For those obtaining this juicer for at-home use, it's an added bonus. 

You might also consider its cousin model, the Ceado ES700, which is differentiated by its two feeding chutes designed for different types of produce. Both machines are easy to assemble with dishwasher-safe parts for easy clean up. This is an ideal machine for those who plan to juice large quantities of juice and want the process to be quick, while still being slow enough to extract plenty of minerals and nutrients. 

Highlighted Features:

  • 3000 RPM
  • 3-inch feeding chute
  • Continuous juicing at high volumes
  • NSF Certified

Designed for durability and function, the Zummo Z22 is a commercial centrifugal juicer with a stainless steel cutting disk and strainer. It can produce up to a half gallon of juice in one minute and run continuously. With a three-inch wide feed chute, pre-cutting can be kept to a minimum

This juicer is designed specifically for high-volumes—it can juice twenty-two pounds of fruits and vegetables a day. In this way, it’s also ideal for festivals, farmer’s markets, and other large-crowd events. However, many at-home users seeking a powerful machine choose the Zummo as well. 

The Zummo is surprisingly quiet—it’s rubber base absorbs vibrations. Plus, its design allows for disassembly, clean-up and reassembly in five minutes flat. If you need a machine that can produce quickly, quietly and efficiently, the Zummo Z22 may be a great fit for you.

If juicing citrus is your main squeeze, these stainless steel citrus presses come in various price points. Whether you want an automatic machine or a manual press, there’s a stainless steel citrus juicer featured here for you. 

Highlighted Features:

  • Minimal-effort manual design
  • Stainless steel strainer
  • Cast iron base
  • One-year warranty

With a cast iron base and stainless steel strainer, the heavy-duty Foodservice Jupiter citrus press resists corrosion and includes a handle for easy carrying. It utilizes a “three pinion design,” which means that, even though the press is manual, juicing requires minimal effort. The large rubber-grip handle easily pulls down, quickly juicing limes, oranges, grapefruits, and more.

For those who want an efficient citrus press on a small budget, the Focus Foodservice Jupiter is hard to beat. Its manual function may be a deterrent for some, while the lack of needing electricity and ease of use is a plus to others. Overall, the Focus Foodservice Jupiter is an efficient machine designed to produce large amounts of refreshing juice within minutes

Highlighted Features:

  • Automatic
  • 1500 RPM
  • All Stainless Steel juicing parts
  • NSF Approved

The Santos 10 is a small yet mighty citrus juicer, designed to produce restaurant-quality juice. Every part of the machine that your citrus comes in contact with is stainless steel, which helps to ensure both purity and longevity. At 1500 RPM, it extracts maximum juice from citrus quickly, making it ideal for busy cafes and festivals. 

As with many of the juicers on our list, upgrading to a commercial model allows you to invest in a juicer that can provide refreshing juice for the long-haul. Commercial juicers often utilize stainless steel because they’re designed for heavy use. The Santos 10 is no different. However, if you’re interested in ditching plastic entirely, consider this juicer’s cousin: Santos 10C, which has a chrome body instead.

This Santos 10 juicer can accommodate glasses up to five inches tall. It’s designed to be compact enough to reside on any counter, yet powerful enough to produce seven gallons of juice an hour. It excels in juicing a range of citrus, including oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. The internal juicing parts can be easily removed and are designed for quick clean-up. If you’re looking for a stainless steel citrus press that’s going to create vibrant juice for many years to come, the Santos 10 is an excellent option to consider. 

Highlighted Features:

  • 1400 RPM
  • Stainless steel juicing parts
  • All-metal design
  • NSF Certified

The Ceado SL98 is an all-metal citrus juicer designed for easy juicing with minimal effort. The reamer, which the citrus fruit is placed on, is designed for maximum output when combined with the centrifugal force of this 1400 RPM machine. Simply hold down the lever of the Ceado SL98 as the reamer spins, straining juice quickly and efficiently.

The stainless steel parts of this juicer, including the reamer, bowl, spout, and splash retainer, can be easily removed and placed in the dishwasher. It’s ideal for all types of citrus juicing and capable of juicing large amounts of citrus over long periods of time. 

This powerhouse of a machine is ideal for busy juice bars and makes a classy addition to at-home countertops as well. With its all-metal construction, NSF certification, and classic design, the Ceado SL98 is an ideal citrus juicer for those wanting to invest in a reliable machine.

For those who only juice wheatgrass, there are a variety of stainless steel juicing options—both manual and automatic. We’ve included our favorites for each category.

Highlighted Features:

  • Entirely stainless steel
  • Designed to clamp to countertops
  • One-year limited warranty

The entire body of the Miracle Manual Wheatgrass juicer is made of stainless steel. This small machine is designed to clamp securely to your countertop edge. Since it requires zero electricity, it’s a silent machine that cranks through grasses, herbs, and some leafy greens. The manual function isn’t for everyone, as it does demand “muscle” to crank the grasses through the machine. But for many, this is a tiny trade-off for the cost-savings and practical, daily-use functionality. 

Designed to produce minimal foam, the Miracle Manual Wheatgrass juicer leaves behind healthy juice and dry pulp. The mounting clamp is built for countertops up to 1.5-inches; the machine also includes a one-year limited warranty. The Miracle Manual Wheatgrass juicer is designed for the long-haul. 

Highlighted Features:

  • Automatic
  • 53 RPM
  • All Stainless Steel
  • NSF Approved

The Miracle Pro Green Machine is a powerful wheatgrass juicer primarily designed for busy juice bars and other commercial settings. However, if you’re looking for an automatic stainless steel wheatgrass juicer for your home, this machine will perform efficiently for years to come. 

With the very low RPM of only 53, this slow juicer produces nutritionally dense juice at about two ounces per minute. This juicer’s slowness ensures maximum nutrients are extracted from wheatgrass. It also makes for an extremely quiet machine. 

The Miracle Pro Green Machine is designed to be easy to use: simply turn it on and feed the wheatgrass through. This machine is also NSF approved, which means it meets all health and environmental safety factors. Overall, the Miracle Pro Green Machine is a trusted classic in wheatgrass juicing and a great machine to consider. 

Highlighted Features:

  • 70 RPM
  • All Stainless Steel
  • NSF Certified

The Samson Super Juicer utilizes the best of stainless steel: the head of the machine is made from surgical-grade steel, which is even more anti-bacterial and anti-corrosive than food-grade stainless steel. Its motor housing and base are also stainless steel. The Samson Super Juicer is a reliable machine, capable of producing up to five ounces of juice each minute from herbs, sprouts, grasses, and other greens

The machine has both forward and reverse buttons, facilitating a smooth juicing process. The design utilizes a positive interlocking system, which ensures that the machine remains quiet and stable for a long duration. Though ideal for juice bars, this Super Juicer from Samson is also beloved among at-home wheatgrass juice aficionados. 

The juicer is designed for quick disassembly, clean-up and reassembly. It remains a slow juicer at only 70 RPM, and includes a powerful air-cooled motor for efficient juicing. The machine is NSF certified, meeting all environmental and health safety standards. It also includes a one-year warranty. If you’re looking for an impressive machine that will produce nutritious wheatgrass for many years to come, this is an excellent machine to consider.

A Review of Stainless Steel Juicers

Most of us are aware that humanity’s plastic problem is harming the environment. Since plastics don’t biodegrade, smaller and smaller plastic bits are winding up in places they shouldn’t be—including our stomachs

Luckily, stainless steel juicing machines offer optimal health and longevity. Stainless steel machines don’t corrode, they resist bacterial build-up, they’re more durable, easier to clean, and better for the environment overall. These concerns are at the core of why health-conscious people choose juicers made of stainless steel. 

Are you a fan of stainless steel? Tell us why and what your favorite stainless steel appliances are below! We’re here to answer any questions you have. Please feel free to reach out to us anytime, whether by phone or email. 

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