Purchasing a juicer in 2020 provides a lot of options and a few challenges. If you’re looking for the absolute best masticating juicer, there is no simple answer. The Super Angel Juicer is a favored contender; however, there are a lot of phenomenal masticating juicers that extract high amounts of nutrients. For many, budget will be the deciding factor. Masticating juicers are often referred to as cold press juicers or slow juicers. We’ll cover lots of important information for making a decision, including what cold pressed means and why you might choose a masticating juicer over a centrifugal juicer.
The Tribest Greenstar juicer, the Omega Cold Press juicer, and the Super Angel Juicer are some the most trusted brands available. However, there is a plethora of incredible juicers we'll cover below. It’s helpful to note that there are two different types of masticating juicers: single auger and twin gear. Welcome to our official guide of the best masticating juicers.
Masticating juicers use a central gear (or gears) to “chew up” the fruits and vegetables, making them highly efficient machines that get 15-20% more juice from produce than your classic centrifugal juicers. While they are generally more expensive than centrifugal juicers, many users feel they save money because of needing less produce to get the same amount of juice.
When it comes to juicing leafy greens, wheatgrass, sprouts, and other hard-to-juice produce, a masticating juicer is the ideal way to go. Masticating juicers also make other delicious and nutritious items including nut butters, nut milks, fresh baby food, sorbets, pates, and sauces.
The terms slow juicing and cold pressed both refer to the lack of heat and oxidation, which is believed to preserve enzyme and nutrient content, when juicing.
Masticating juicers operate slower, which means heat doesn’t build up when juicing fruits and vegetables. It is widely debated whether or not there is enough heat to kill nutrients in the juice, and there hasn’t been sufficient scientific testing to firmly declare one or the other.
However, oxidation is a factor that affects the longevity of juice, and masticating juicers generally create significantly less oxidation in the juicing process.
When referring to masticating juicers, people are generally talking about single gear (or auger) masticating juicers. Which quite literally means there is one central spinning gear that “chews up” the fruits and vegetables to release their juice. A Twin Gear juicer, on the other hand, has two gears to grind the juice from produce. If we rank centrifugal juicers as "good" and single gear masticating juicers as "better", then twin gear juicers would be considered "the best".
Twin gear juicers offer all the same benefits of single gear masticating juicers (i.e. cold pressed, minimal-to-no oxidation, versatility, dryer pulp, and more juice). However, twin gear juicers do it even better by virtue of having two gears to do the work instead of just one. In other words, they are the top-of-the-line juicers recommended for the person who knows they want to juice long-term and is ready to invest in a juicer that will last them for many years to come.
All of the following masticating juicers are great machines; they are listed from lowest price to highest price and include helpful information to help you choose the right juicer for you.
This compact juicer is a powerhouse. Made in the USA, the Champion Classic 2000 was designed for durability and performance under "heavy use conditions." This machine is perfect for juicing all types of fruits and vegetables, as well as for creating nut butters, frozen fruit smoothies, soups, and sauces. At this price point, a classic Champion is hard to beat; this commercial model even has a stainless steel shaft, adding to its overall longevity. Users note that it's easy to clean but assembly takes practice. With a ten-year warranty, the Champion Classic 2000 is ideal for beginners and will last for years to come.
With a 47 RPM motor, this juicer is the "slow star" of the show. It employs a duo-blade auger, which increases the overall juice yield and produces a dryer pulp. The Tribest Slowstar SW-2000 is 100% BPA free, and it includes a stainless steel mesh strainer for removing any additional pulp from the juice. The homogenizing attachment allows you to make sorbets, nut butters, pates, salsas, and sauces as well. This is also a vertical juicer, which means that while it is designed to juice leafy greens, it’s ideal to juice them alongside a variety of other vegetables such as carrots and celery. Vertical juicers also take up less counter space, if that’s a concern. This is the perfect middle-budget vertical slow juicer for the juicing enthusiast.
The Omega NC900 is a slow juicer with a solid track-record. It extracts high amounts of juice and does a great job of juicing leafy greens and hard vegetables alike. It has five adjustable speeds and operates between 75 and 85 RPM. It has a larger feed shoot than previous Omega models but it also includes a reverse function should you need it. For fans of the Medical Medium and celery juicing, this is the juicer Anthony William prefers.
The Omega NC900 includes six nozzles and a juicing screen for making everything from vegetable pasta to nut butter. It has a two horsepower motor and operates quietly. Users comment that it’s easier to clean than other juicers they’ve used. With a 15-year warranty, the Omega NC900 will make celery juice for many years to come.
This Omega brings the many elements of a good juicer together. Its versatility is hard to match: while most juicers are better with some types of produce over others, the Omega VSJ handles all types of produce efficiently. The Omega VSJ is the slowest juicer on our list; however, it also has an automatic shut-off feature should it ever begin to overheat. It’s also a quiet juicer, surprisingly so.
Since the Omega VSJ is a vertical masticating juicer, it utilizes a metal screen for extracting pulp from the juice. In lower quality machines, significant amounts of pulp become stuck in the screen, making it tedious to clean. Not so with the Omega; it’s fine pores ensure easy clean-up and a higher juice yield overall. In fact, it’s considered the easiest vertical juicer to clean according to its loyal users.
Omega is a trusted brand that backs up their machines: this machine includes a 15-year warranty. Overall, The Omega VSJ Juicer offers versatile masticating power in a smaller footprint. If you’re looking for an all-around quality juicing machine, this is the way to go. Its slow squeezing process makes for consistently crisp, highly nutritious juice.
Commercial juicers are built tough; they’re designed with heavy use in mind. Which makes for fantastic juicing machines! One of the major benefits of this machine is the 3.5-inch wide mouth—talk about minimal chopping before juicing: you can slide entire apples into the feeding shoot. It’s a slow machine at only 60 RPM yet is designed for 24-hour continuous use.
The Kuvings CS600 is quiet with low vibrations, but it runs off a powerful 200 watt motor. A small yet convenient feature is the cap on the tip of the juice shoot—juice doesn’t automatically come rushing out of the machine. Open the drip-free cap and fill up a glass. This machine also includes three different brushes for making clean up a breeze.
For those who are seeking a juicer for commercial use, consider the NSF-certified version of the Kuvings Whole Slow: the CS700. With a stain and rust resistant stainless steel bowl, this quality machine is designed for smooth operation at high quantities.
If you’re ready to invest in your long-term health, consider upgrading to a twin gear masticating juicer. They carry a higher price point, but anything a single gear masticating juicer can do, a twin gear juicer can do even better. They are listed from the lowest in price to the highest, though all are fantastic machines. Here are the best twin gear juicers available:
At 160 RPM, this Omega Twin Gear Juicer is slow enough to ensure high quality juice, yet fast enough to make the juicing process quick. The Omega TWN30S is designed to handle all types of fruits and vegetables, including leafy greens and soft berries. Some users note that it actually works better for those types of produce, as opposed to harder vegetables like carrots.
Like all Twin Gear juicers, the Omega is highly efficient at extracting optimal amounts of juice from produce, leaving dry bricks of pulp behind. The included juicer screens allow you to decide whether you want some or no pulp in your juice. With a 15-year warranty, this is an efficient twin gear juicer with a highly affordable price.
The Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5000 has a three-stage juicing process with twin gears for optimum juice extraction and nutrient preservation. It’s the original twin gear juicer with patented technology for both breaking down fruits and vegetables and for maintaining the freshness of juice for longer periods of time. The Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5000 is ideal for juicing all kinds of produce, including hard root vegetables, leafy greens, and soft fruits.
The Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5000 has an internal strainer that’s finely meshed, which results in less pulp in the final juice product. It includes separate attachments for grinding and one for creating nut butters, sorbets, and more. This juicer also has different pressure knobs: one to ensure every last drop of juice is extracted and another knob for creating items with a smooth consistency. The Tribest Greenstar Elite GSE-5000 also includes a 12-year warranty. If you’re ready to invest in an extremely high-quality twin juicer but can’t quite afford the Super Angel (described below), then this is by-far the best option available. It’s been on the market for years and is considered one of the best masticating juicers money can buy.
The Tribest Greenstar Pro is nearly identical to the Greenstar Elite, except in some very important ways. The Greenstar Pro is a commercial juicer; as such, its longevity was placed as a high priority in the design. Therefore, the internal gears are stainless steel, as opposed to polymer based. For those interested in a stainless steel juicer without the stainless steel price, this is a fantastic compromise.
The Tribest Greenstar Pro is ideal for juicing all types of produce. Its three-stage juicing process ensures maximum juice and nutrient extraction. Whether you’re juicing a variety at home or leafy greens for a juice bar, the Greenstar Pro is designed to perform efficiently. It’s also capable of making sauces, sorbets, nut butters, breadsticks, and much more.
With a strong motor and cooling fan, the Greenstar Pro can run continuously for thirty minutes yet juices at a low RPM of only 110, producing minimal heat. The built-in handle on top makes it one of the easiest juicers to move or carry. The juicer also features a reverse function to prevent any produce from getting jammed while juicing. Last but certainly not least, the Greenstar Pro is NSF certified, meaning it complies with all commercial sanitation requirements. For commercial use, the juicer includes a three-year warranty. But for home use, the Tribest Greenstar Pro includes a whopping 15-year warranty, ensuring you’ll have highly nutritious juice for years to come.
The Super Angel Twin Gear Juicer is available in four different models at various price points: The Super Angel Plus, Pro, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe. The Super Angel Deluxe model is our personal favorite at Extreme Wellness Supply, but we’ll go over what makes each model unique below so you can decide which is your favorite. First, what are some of the things all of the Super Angel models have in common?
The Super Angel Juicers are made from 100% food-grade stainless steel, including the gears. This means absolutely no chemicals can leak into your juice, the juicer will never absorb flavors, the entire machine resists rust and corrosion, and it’s hygienic. Lots of experienced juicers have a hard time finding the perfect juicer, and finally end their search by upgrading to the Super Angel.The Super Angel is made of only four components, making it easy to clean as well. Plus, its built-in thermal sensor insures the Super Angel never overheats. In short, the Super Angel provides maximum juice extraction with minimum oxidation and pulp, creating the most vibrant and tasty juice you could ever make. Now let’s take a look at the different models:
This model includes the manual reverse function; should you accidentally overload the Super Angel, it’s easy to turn on the reverse function, release the produce, then move it forward to grind them into juice.
This model has an automatic anti-jamming function, which detects an overload of produce and self-adjusts the speed control. It also has an automatic reverse function that clears any accidental blockages.
The Super Angel Deluxe includes everything the Super Angel Pro does, as well as the Soft Fruit attachment, which is perfect for juicing citrus, grapes, strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes. It also allows more pulp through for the perfect fresh cup of orange juice. This is also our favorite model of the four.
The Super Angel Premium Deluxe is the ultimate in top-tier juicers. This juicer includes everything from the Super Angel Deluxe; but its primary parts and standard extracting-screen housing are made of surgical-grade stainless steel, which lends to extreme corrosion resistance and provides the highest level of hygiene. The rest of the machine is made of the same food-grade stainless steel as previous models.Which model you choose depends entirely on your needs and preferences. Overall, the Super Angel’s extraction process creates the highest quality juice imaginable. The resulting pulp is incredibly dry, while the juice is vibrant and rich in nutrients and enzymes. Check out our Super Angel product reviews to see just how highly beloved this juicer truly is.
This juicer is in a league of its own, comparable only to other two-stage hydraulic cold press juicers. So what does it mean for a juicer to have two stages? Most home juicers are single stage, meaning produce goes through the machine and the juice is extracted. However, a two stage juicer separates the grinding and juicing step to give you the highest quality juice.
In the first stage, the juicer grinds the fruits and vegetables into a mash. It’s highly beneficial to have all of your fruits and vegetables in this mash, as there are certain processes that happen amongst some vegetables that yield even better enzymes and nutrients when they come in contact. The second stage uses the hydraulic press; here, you put the mash onto a (included) mesh screen that’s then placed on the hydraulic press. Then you turn on the press and it squeezes every last ounce of juice out, so much so that you end up with a brick of dry pulp!
This machine comes with eight different screen trays for use in stage one; these various screens are meant to be used for varying types of produce from carrots to greens, as well as for grinding coffee, creating fluffy sorbets, and more. The Pure Juicer meets all commercial standards for juicers, yet it’s designed for your kitchen at home. It comes with a 12-year warranty and has all dishwasher safe stainless steel components.
If you’re interested in or are following Gerson Therapy, the PURE is one of the few 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.
Any of the juicers featured in this article will serve you for years to come. Masticating juicers are worth the investment because they create high quality juice, efficiently extract nutrients from produce, and are able to juice leafy greens and softer fruits and vegetables.
Ultimately, our goal is to help you find the right juicing machine for your life. If you’d like further advice or to talk to a person about which juicer suits you, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d love to assist. We’re also proud to offer payment plans through Klarna and PayPal,making the best juicer for you that much more affordable.
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*Jan 2020 edit: Removed Champion 4000 (discontinued), Hurom Alpha Vertical, Kuvings B6000, Kuvings EVO820; added Omega VSJ843QS, Omega TWN30S, Kuvings Whole Slow Chef CS600, and Tribest Greenstar Pro.
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