Ever tried using a regular juicer for hard fruits like apples? Or hard vegetables like carrots?
The juicer gets all clogged up because of all the fiber-rich goodness. And all you get is a disgusting sick-like messy gooey substance that’s super hard to clean up.
But don’t worry – there's a solution. A centrifugal juicer is designed to juice just about every type of fruit and veg, without causing any problems.
Better yet, a centrifugal juicer will offer you better speed and convenience - and with a lower price to pay to boot.
And there’s plenty of them out there to choose from. So many in fact, that we’ve decided to help you to choose one, by showing you a handful of our favorites. It took us forever to draw up our shortlist, but now that we have, we can't wait to show you our reviews on them!
Incidentally, they’re all best sellers with online retailers, and come from the best brands in the industry.
That's coming up shortly and after that, we've also got a buying guide for you. It will walk you through everything you need to think about before you buy.
Then, we're going to top that off with a section where we answer your most frequently asked questions.
So, without further ado let's get straight to it.
OUR TOP PICK
Talk about flying off the shelves! Customers just can’t wait to get their hands on this juicer.
It's hands down one of the most powerful centrifugal juicers on the market today, coming in at 1100 Watt. We weren't expecting to find such a powerful juicer available at such an affordable price! (Remember to cheque the prices as you go along.)
There are two speed settings to choose from, one at 12000 to 15000 RPM and one at 15000 to 18000 RPM. The slower speed is great for softer fruit and veg like oranges and tomatoes, but at the higher speed, it can handle much harder veggies such as carrots, celery, and beets.
Both settings are very speedy – able to fill a 16 ounce (that’s about half a liter) in just seconds. And better yet, it does so without clogging, and with much less foaming than its counterparts.
The motor powers a culinary-grade stainless-steel cutting disc. And this is surrounded by a specially made Italian micro-mesh filter, which is designed to extract more juice from your fruit and veggies. And better yet, it also saves more healthy minerals and vitamins too!
We’re also fans of the extra-large 3” feed chute. It's big enough to fit an entire apple!
We were concerned that the mesh filter would be difficult to clean, but we were pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to both disassemble and clean the machine.
We were also impressed with the juicer’s warranty, which is not for one year, but for two whole years.
- Very powerful, high-speed machine
- No clogging and less foaming
- Impressive two-year warranty
- We would have preferred a larger cup
Again, we’ve got another top brand for you. Also, a bestseller with online retailers.
This juicer has a very powerful motor, coming in at a whopping 1000 watts. And it has 5 different speed settings. The higher the speed setting, the harder the fruit and veg it can tackle. We love it for making pineapple juice – great for waking you up naturally in the mornings.
It has a very large 3-inch wide mouth on its feeder chute, which means it can handle entire whole fruits, such as apples and oranges, without you having to do any chopping or prepping beforehand. And it can handle a large number of fruits before the pulp container is full.
It’s a durable build, die-cast with stainless steel housing. And it has some nice features, like an anti-drip adjustable flow spout, and a foam reducing filter basket.
It’s very easy to use. Once assembled and set up, all you have to do is turn the dial to the speed you would like to use, place your fruit through the mouth of the feeder, and push down the chute.
It comes with a large 1-quart juice pitcher, so you don’t have to buy one separately. And it comes with a cleaning brush, so you can get a nice good clean when you’re done with it. And it’s worth noting at this point that all the removable parts are entirely dishwasher safe.
We also like the little recipe book it comes with – great for those who just don’t know where to start.
And if you have time, it’s worth taking a look at the product page (which you can access by clicking on the “check price” button) because there’s a list of all the vitamins and minerals you get from the most common fruits and veggies.
We were also impressed with the length of the warranty which lasts an entire 3 years.
- Very powerful at 1000 watts, with 5 different speed settings
- Comes with accessories, including a large pitcher and a cleaning brush
- Impressively long 3-year limited warranty
- A mid-priced juicer rather than a bargain
Hamilton Beach is certainly a brand you’ll have heard of before, a brand that has been around forever, and unsurprisingly it’s been flying off the shelves. But this is just as much down to the very affordable price, as it is down to the brand.
One of the things we love about this juicer is just how smart and sleek-looking it is. All in black and very compact to boot. And there’s also a silver version available if you prefer.
It has quite a powerful motor for such a compact machine, coming in at 800 watts, which is 1.1 horsepower. Providing reliable efficiency.
We love the very large 3-inch mouth for the feed chute. You could even fit a whole apple or orange in there without having to do any chopping whatsoever.
It’s very easy to assemble, you simply insert the stainless-steel micro-mesh strainer, lock on the lid, and add the pulp bin.
And in planning the manufacture of their product, Hamilton Beach didn’t just think about juice extraction. The juicer has also been designed to be easy to clean. The removable parts are all dishwasher safe and they even include a cleaning brush in the box.
It also comes with a recipe booklet, and it turns out that besides using it for juices, you can also use the machine to make soy, almond, or rice milk.
We were also very impressed with the length of the product warranty, lasting a full 3 years from the date of purchase. And the after-sales team is entirely USA based which is good to know. No wonder it’s a bestseller!
- Comes from a top, well-established brand
- Available at a very affordable price point
- Impressively long 3-year limited warranty
- There are more powerful centrifugal juicers on the market
Again, we’ve got another top brand for you. This is their mid-price offering, and it has been very popular indeed.
It has a powerful motor, coming in at 850 watts, and is able to swiftly juice even the harder fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots. It has two speed settings, the lower one for softer fruits, and the higher speed for harder ones.
But what really makes it such a good centrifugal juicer is the inclusion of a specially made stainless steel micro-mesh filter which can extract up to 40% more juice, and 30% more vitamins and minerals than juicers without such a mesh.
We also love its very large 3-inch mouth for the feeder – it's able to accommodate whole small fruits like apples and oranges.
The juicer comes complete with a 1-liter juice jug which features a handy froth separator.
Once disassembled, all the parts are dishwasher safe, making clean up a breeze. It even comes with a cleaning brush.
It also has some nice safety features, such as a safety locking arm, and overload protection.
It has a durable build, with a heavy-grade polymer body, and it comes with a one-year warranty, which is reassuring.
- Can extract up to 40% more juice, and 30% more nutrients
- Important safety features, such as a safety locking arm, and overload protection
- Large juice jug comes complete with a froth separator
- A mid-priced juicer rather than a bargain
If you like the sound of having a Breville centrifugal juicer, but you don't have the space or the need for a large juicer then this may be the one for you. It's available at a much more affordable price than the other Breville juicer we showed you earlier.
(Remember to check the prices as you go along.)
Breville is a great brand in the field of kitchen appliances, including the realm of juicers, and centrifugal juicers.
It has a powerful 700-Watt motor, able to juice your hard fruits and veggies with ease.
This is also thanks to the centered stainless steel knife blade assembly, where the cutting disc is surrounded by a specially designed micro mesh filter to extract up to 30 percent more juice, and up to 40 percent more vitamins!
So not only do you get much more juice but it's much healthier too. It's quite a unique extraction system.
When we saw that this machine was being described as a compact juicer, we thought it was going to have a low capacity but we were pleasantly surprised.
The unit measures 10.5 by 10 by 16 inches. And when your pulp is separated from the juice it’s collected in the 1.6-quart (1.5 liter) pulp container, which falls within the unit’s footprint to really save space. So, it's very compact and will make a great choice for those with small kitchen spaces.
We’re also big fans of the shortened prep time, made possible by the three-inch extra-wide shoot, which allows you to feed who are fruits and vegetables into the machine. This time-saving feature is why most people go for centrifugal juicers in the first place.
And if you're not too keen on froth in your juice, you don't have to worry there's a built-in froth separator.
We love that the parts are all dishwasher safe - it makes cleaning up an absolute breeze.
It comes complete with a one-year limited warranty which is very reassuring.
- Very compact, but without sacrificing capacity
- Specially designed to extract more juice and more vitamins
- There's a built-in froth separator
- After many years of use, the mesh blade can become dull
Best Centrifugal Juicer Buying Guide
As promised, here's your buying guide it will walk you through everything you might want to think about before you buy.
Power / Wattage
As a general rule, the more powerful the juicer’s motor, the harder the machine works, and the. But on the flip side, juicers with powerful motors don’t tend to last as long as less powerful juicers.
Our advice is to find the sweet spot. A juicer with a powerful wattage that will quickly speed through your fruit and veg, but also one that will last you, as judged by the length of the warranty.
Many people choose centrifugal juicers over masticating ones because of their super convenient quick speed. To judge a juicer’s speed, you can look at the RPM. The higher the RPM, the sooner you will get all your juice extracted.
You can have juicers with different speed settings, but it’s not a necessity.
When you’re juicing, you typically want to get as much juice out of your fruit and veg as possible, right? So, the best centrifugal juicers are generally the ones that will get the extract the most juice.
These days, with the new technology that goes into making centrifugal juicers, means that you will get far more juice from your food, than you would have done with any of the older models.
And since most people turn to using juicers because they want to live more healthily, then ideally what you’re looking for is a juicer that will extract as much nutrients (vitamins and minerals) as possible from your fruit and veg, and into your cup.
It's very convenient for a centrifugal juicer to have a large mouth. this way you can get very large pieces of fruit and veg into the machine with minimal chopping.
If you want to be able to put whole fruits and veg into the machine in one go, then we would recommend going for a machine with an extra-large mouth size that's about three inches in diameter. That way the feeder can accommodate an entire apple.
Easy to clean
Your juicer should also be easy to clean, and ideally with dishwasher-safe parts.
Centrifugal juicers can vary in price from as little as $45 to upwards of $300.
You don’t see many priced at $300 though, but you will see plenty priced at about $160 - $180.
As a general rule the more expensive the machine the better the quality. However, you can't get some really good centrifugal juice says for under $100.
Our advice to you is to check the prices as you go along, and learn what your money buys you.
In our shortlist of top picks that we showed you earlier, you will have noticed several well-known brands, such as Breville, Cuisinart, and Hamilton Beach. They are big names in the industry, and are seen throughout the bestseller charts held by online retailers.
We’re not saying that you have to buy from top brand, but we do get how much it puts you at ease to spend your money on a brand you know and trust.
Customer Ratings and Reviews
Whenever you’re shopping for anything online, you should take advantage of the opportunity to check out customer ratings and reviews. Incidentally, all of the juicers that made our shortlist of our top 5 picks all have very good customer ratings, and customer feedback.
Sometimes you’ll find that these customer reviews can provide some great tips on how best to use or clean the juicer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are centrifugal juicers any good?
Centrifugal juicers are great. They can easily tackle the harder fruits and veg that other juicers can’t.
You can usually even put whole fruits through the chute, without having to do any chopping, and have the juice separated from the pulp in a matter of seconds.
Which is the best juicer on the market?
We would argue that the best juicer on the market is our number one pick, the Mueller Austria Large Centrifugal Juicer.
It’s one of the most powerful centrifugal juicers on the market at the moment. It has two speed settings, doesn’t clog, and produces less foam.
We’re not the only ones who love it, its sales have really outperformed those of its closest competitors.