All types of juicers currently present on the market – centrifugal, activating, and Champion – can perfectly handle juicing carrots, beets, ginger, and other roots and deliver high yield with only a marginal difference. So, it is not easy to select the best machine for juicing these ingredients from all the available multitude of juice extractors relying only on such an important parameter as juice yield.
Hence, we will look at each type of juicer
- Twin gear masticating slow cold press juicers;
- Single auger horizontal slow cold press juicers;
- Vertical single auger slow cold press juicers;
- Champion Juicer.
and a list of parameters for each of them such as easiness to use and clean, functionality, speed of processing ingredients, warranty, price, and others in order to select the best juicing machine for extraction of beets, carrots, ginger, and roots veggies juice.
P.S. We will consider only reputable brands (the majority of them from South Korea and the USA) machine which are present on the market for the number of years and disregard the Chinese knockoff machines which are flooded the juicers market in great numbers often produced by generic manufactures and distributed under various brands by short-live companies.
Table of Contents
- 1 Centrifugal Juicers
- 2 #1 Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
- 3 #2 Champion Masticating Juicers
- 3.1 Champion Classic 2000 vs Classic Commercial 2000 vs Legacy 3000 vs Elite 4000 vs Professional 5000
- 3.2 Champion Juicer Set Includes
- 3.3 Motor and Body Unit
- 3.4 Drum, Chute and Produce Feeding
- 3.5 Cutter/Auger
- 3.6 Juicing Screen
- 3.7 Nozzles, End Cap and Adjustment Knobs
- 3.8 Containers
- 3.9 Functionality
- 3.10 Cleaning and assembling/disassembling, operating
- 3.11 Warranty
- 3.12 Dimensions
- 3.13 Yield
- 3.14 Summary
- 4 Twin Gear Juicers
- 5 #3 Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer
- 6 Single Auger Vertical Masticating Slow Juicers
- 7 #4 Hurom H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer
- 8 Single Auger Slow Cold Press Masticating Juicers
- 9 #5 Omega J8006HDS Juicer and Nutrition System
- 10 Summary
Centrifugal is a very popular entry-level juicer. They are fast, can feed the whole beets and carrots without pre-cutting, easy to use, and available usually at a cheaper price than slow masticating machines.
Centrifugal juicers use a filter basket (with shredding disc on a bottom and mesh basket at the perimeter) to grate the produce with the shredding disc and then spin them against the mesh screen to extract the juice. The basket is usually rotated with a high speed of 1500-15000 RPMs.
Centrifugal juicers are very efficient at extracting juice from beets, carrots, ginger, and most of the roots, producing a very good yield. However, this type of machine has some drawbacks. First, the juicer fast processing speed tends to oxidize juice quickly (juice becomes brownie and lose its nutritional value) and second, the extracted juice is usually coming out watery and splits into a pulpy low and the watery top ones. Thus the juice extracted with centrifugal machines has rather a short shelf life and must be consumed immediately after extracting.
This all makes the juice extracted with centrifugal juicers the lower quality than extracted with slow type masticating juicers.
The centrifugal juicers also have limitations, they are not as multifunctional as slow juicers and will not handle well a wide range of ingredients such areas leafy greens, wheatgrass, firm fruits, and veggies, and will not perform any food processing tasks.
Pro for juicing roots:
- Fast and easy process even large volumes of juice;
- Deliver one of the highest yield form beets, carrots, and other firm veggies;
- Generally cheaper than slow masticating juicers (from $40 to $350);
Cons for juicing roots:
- Produce the lowest quality of juice compare to slow juicers;
- More difficult to clean than masticating juicers;
- Produce a lot of foam from almost all ingredients;
- Louder than masticating juicers.
#1 Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
Breville is a well-known manufacturer for producing a good quality centrifugal juicers. It covers a wide range of centrifugal juice extracting machines for all budgets and needs. The JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Juice Extractor is the non-expensive Breville juicer and marketed as an entry-level centrifugal machine.
- Motor base with an integrated pulp container;
- Filter bowl;
- Juicing filter basket;
- Juicer cover and feed chute;
- juice container;
- Cleaning brush;
- Use manual that also includes some recipes.
The centrifugal juicers are not versatile machines and designed for a limited range of functions:
- Firm veggies such as beets, carrots, ginger, and other roots juice;
- Firm fruits like apples and pear juice;
- Celery juice;
- Citrus juice.
Although, it can juice softer produce such as peeled orange and grapefruits, cucumber, pineapple, grape, melon, and tomatoes, but will produce much lower yield than the slow juicers. It is almost useless for juicing leafy greens.
From 2 lb of carrots, the JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus extracts on average 15.2 oz./450 ml of juice.
The JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus silver finish polymer motor unit houses powerful 850 watts motor that spins the basket with a fast speed of 6,500 – 12,000 rpm. The motor comes with a plastic coupling system (not very durable).
The Juicers equipped with few safety features. The Safely Locking Arm that prevents the juicer from operating if the cover does not lock properly into place. And Overload Protection System that does not allow to machine overheat and automatically will shut off if it is overloaded.
Chute and Produce Feeding
The most centrifugal juicer comes with the wide feeding chute and the JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus machine is not an exclusion. It has 3” chute opening that allows feeding the whole carrots and small to medium size beets without the need of pre-cutting them. It also will fit the small to medium apple size for juicing it without pre-cutting.
The wide chute allows you to feed ingredients very fast and save a lot of time usually spent on juicing.
Juicing Basket/Filter Basket
The Breville JE98XL Juicer has the typical for the majority of centrifugal juicer juicing filter basket. It has the titanium-reinforced stainless steel razor blades at the center of the shredding disc and stainless steel micro-mesh filter basket.
The shredding disc cuts and chops the whole veggies, then the small shredded parts are centrifuged against a screen where the juice strained via the screen while the pulp is “ejected” into a pulp collection container. The entire juicing process is fast and effortless, it does not jam even the firmest produces, you almost do not need to use a pusher.
The Breville juicing bowl is made of clear plastic and does not have any measuring marks that indicate the capacity of the juicing bowl.
The Juicer features a 34 fl. oz./1000ml juice container with black graduations in ounces and ml and a froth separator.
The machine has a unique for the centrifugal juicers an integrated into the filter bowl pulp collection container with the capacity of 100 oz./2850 ml.
Cleaning and Assembling/Disassembling
Assembling a centrifugal juicer is usually quite easy. First, place the filter bowl on the base unit, then fit the juicing filter basket on the motor coupling, fit the juicer cover on top of the pulp container and lift up the safety locking arm to a vertical locked position. Now it is ready to operate.
All the centrifugal juicers are quite laborious to clean compare to other juicers type because they produce a lot of mess during the operation and usually leave a lot of residues on the juice cover and juicing bowl. In addition, this type of juicer has a large juicing screen which is not easy to clean. The usually takes about 5 min to clean with the special brush which is included in the set.
Control Panel and Operation
The JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is straight forward to operate. The juicer comes with the switch that has a Low Speed/Off/High functions.
The low speed is operated at 6500rpm and designed for processing softer fruits and veggies while the high speed operates at 12,000 rpm and used for firmer fruits and veggies.
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus comes with only the 1–year limited warranty.
The customer service is polite and quick to respond, however, is not the best in the industry. The warranty card that comes with the set includes a list of online contact details, toll-free phone numbers, and physical addresses for contacting Breville USA and Canada.
13.2 x 16.5 x 18.2 inches, weighs 9.92 pounds.
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus juicer is no doubt a reasonable option if you plan to juice the most common firm fruits, veggies, and celery and wish to do it quickly and without much effort. This machine will not handle well soft fruit and veggies and almost useless for the juicing leafy greens or wheatgrass.
Just remember, the juice it processes is highly oxidized and has a short shelf life, thus it must be consumed immediately. In addition, It is very noisy similar to the blenders, very messy, produces rather wet pulp, and leaves a lot of residuals inside of the machine. It also has a very short 1-year warranty, plastic motor coupling, and obviously is not very durable as slow juicers that have much longer warranties.
Nevertheless, it has a very appealing price and usually available at the price just above the $100 and outputs a very high yield from beets, carrots, and other roots ingredients (the second-best following the twin gear juicers).
#2 Champion Masticating Juicers
The Champion Juicer is 100% manufactured by US-based Plastaket Manufacturing, Inc since the 50s. The first Champion juicer was produced in 1955 and for its time was the first and only household masticating juicer in the entire country.
The Champion juicer technology is a fusion between modern masticating and centrifugal juicers. First, its horizontally rotating auger has additional metal teeth that the similar to centrifugal juicers. The second, its augers rotate at the fast for masticating juicers 1750 RPMs speed that is closer to the centrifugal juicer. Because it uses very fast speed it tends to oxidize the juice and thus it must be consumed immediately.
The Campion juicer masticating process involves grating and masticates or chewing the produce first and then squeezing it against the meshed screen to extract the juice.
Currently, the Champion juicer is manufacturing 5 models – 2000 classic, 2000 Commercial, 3000, 4000, and 5000.
The classic Champion machines are perfect for juicing root vegetables and celery but could not handle the leafy greens, soft fruits, and vegetables. In 2011 the manufacture released the attachment for the Champion 2000 model to process wheatgrass and leafy greens. The later model’s sets – 3000, 4000, and 5000 – also included the additional wheatgrass and leafy greens green auger.
Pros for juicing roots:
- Produce the high juice yield from carrots, beets, ginger, and other firm veggies and fruits;
- Process easily beets, carrots, and firm roots juice;
- Easily feeds the whole carrot and pre-cut beets (due to the feeding chute sizes) and does not jam;
- Very fast to make a large amount of juice;
- Quite easy to clean;
- Makes outstanding frozen dessert;
Cons for juicing roots:
- Does not handle leafy greens, wheatgrass and soft produce without extra auger;
- Oxidises juice.
Champion Classic 2000 vs Classic Commercial 2000 vs Legacy 3000 vs Elite 4000 vs Professional 5000
The Champion juicer is available in 5 models:
- Champion Classic 2000 (G5-NG-853S),
- Champion Classic Commercial 2000 (G5- PG710),
- Legacy 3000, Elite 4000
- Champion Professional 5000.
All five models have identical motors but the different exterior, interior parts design, and attachment available.
The Champion Classic 2000 and Commercial 2000 are almost identical juicers. Both models have exterior bodies made from painted stainless steel that makes this machine incredibly durable. The only difference between them – the Commercial 2000 model comes with the same power but a bit stronger motor that is designed to run longer without stopping and provides a higher starting torque.
The Legacy 3000 model has a very similar to the Classic 2000 constructional parts design but only slightly redesigned screen holder. The 3000 machine comes with a completely redesigned exteriors and a smaller footprint. It has a plastic body and handles, a clear drum, and a chute opening.
The Elite 4000 model has a very similar to the 3000 model exterior but upgraded clear drum. It also has a completely new auger and screen design. It also has a new pulp outlet reflector. It comes with two auger – the grinding auger for firm fruits and veggies and the green one for the leafy greens, wheatgrass, and soft produce.
The Professional 5000 has a very similar to 4000 an exterior and interior design. However, the Professional 5000 model comes with an absolutely unique feature – 11 variable speeds which start from low 350 to high 1750 RPMs.
Champion Juicer Set Includes
- Motor and O-rings(all models);
- Juicing Drum/motor body with funnel(all models);
- Juicing Screens and blank screen(4000 and 5000 models) or screen with screen holder (2000 and 3000 models);
- Grinding and green auger(4000 and 5000 model) or cutter (2000 and 3000 models) ;
- 2 X Pulp Adjustment knobs/restrictors (4000 and 5000 models);
- Deflector (4000 and 5000 models);
- Tamper (all models);
- Body seal;
- Juice bowl with a sieve (all models);
- Cleaning brush (4000 and 5000 models);
- User manual.
Motor and Body Unit
All 5 Champion juicer models come with a similar powerful 540 Watts motor. While the Classic Commercial 2000 machine has the same 540 Watts but a bit stronger motor that means it has better torque and designed to run without stopping for cooling for longer than domestic models.
The Champion Classic 2000 (G5-NG-853S), Champion Classic Commercial 2000 (G5- PG710), Legacy 3000, and Elite 4000 models come with similar 1750 rpm speed.
While the latest Professional 5000 model equipped with the 11 speed ranging 350 – 1750 RPMs. So, Professional 5000 models are the only machine that can produce low oxidation cold press juice.
The Champion Classic 2000 and Classic Commercial 2000 model body is made from painted stainless steel while all other models are made from very strong and durable plastic.
Drum, Chute and Produce Feeding
The Champion juicers come with a fairly large for horizontal juicer feeding chute opening – 1.75” in 2000 and 3000 models and 2.25” in 4000 and 500 models. The large chute could be fed with a whole carrot and quartered beets.
Champion 2000 and 3000 models come with an auger that is called cutter in Champion terminology. Not surprising, as it has very different design comparing to common single auger masticating juicers. The cutter has a sharper edge with 8 rows of sharp tiny metal teeth.
Although, the 4000 and 5000 Champion machines auger more resembles the modern design augers but still comes with the few rows of sharp teeth that grating the produce before it goes for the mastication process.
The Champion 2000 and 3000 models juicing screens have a completely different design comparing to modern traditional single auger juicers. It consists of two-part – the meshed stainless steel screen and the slider that connects the screen to the drum.
The Champion 4000 and 5000 models have an upgraded juicing screen design that is very similar to modern singer auger juicers conical design.
Nozzles, End Cap and Adjustment Knobs
The 2000 and 3000 models designed without pulp regulation adjusting knobs.
The Champion 4000 and 5000 machines come with the 2 (open and juicing) pulp adjusting knobs named restrictors in Champion terminology.
The Champion juicers models do not come with a pulp container, the sets include only plastic 34 oz. juice container with the strainer.
The Champion Juicers are designed to juice the following ingredients:
- Very efficient at juicing carrots, beets, ginger, and other root veggies;
- Celery juice;
- Frim fruits such as apples and pears juice;
- Nut milk;
- Makes the silkiest nut butter better quality than all other juicers;
- Baby food;
- Makes the best quality frozen treats;
- Grating tasks and even mincing meat;
- Shaves ice;
- Other food homogenizing tasks.
The Champion juicers are not very good at juicing leafy greens and soft fruits and veggies, however, the 4000 and 500 models come with the second green auger that is specifically designed for the leafy greens.
The 2000 and 3000 models do not include leafy green auger in the set but it is available to buy from different Champion juicer part suppliers.
Cleaning and assembling/disassembling, operating
Although, the Champion juicer models have a slightly different design they are similar to other single auger juicers and are easiest among the masticating machines to assemble and clean. However, the Champion auger must be handled with care while cleaning as it has sharp teeth that may cut your skin.
Operating: 2000, 3000, and 4000 models control panel comprises only single swither with On/Off function and thus very easy to operate.
The 5000 juicer comes with the 11-speed dial knob that ranges from allowing 350 rpm to high 1750 rpm speeds. The low speed is designed for processing leafy greens while the high speed works efficiently for juicing root produce like beets and carrots.
The 4000 and 5000 model also have a pulp ejection restrictors that regulate the pressure the pulp is expelled, so the firmer produce needs more pressure to apply for better yield while the softer ones require to release the pressure.
All the Champion juicer models come with a non-transferable 10-years warranty and 1 year on the auger, blade, and screen warranty.
The juicer also could be returned only within 30 days with a 15% restocking fee applied.
The Champion Juicer is a massive well-built unit. The 2000 models have rather a large footprint 9 x 12 x 12 inches and weigh 27 pounds. While the 3000, 4000, and 5000 model have a more moderate footprint 20.7 x 10.9 x 8.2 inches and slightly lower weight of 23 pounds.
From 2 lbs of carrots and beets, it extracts on average 450 ml of juice.
The Champion juicers are ultimate carrot, beets, and other firm veggies and fruit juicers. They will produce decent yield comparable with twin auger machines and very rich in test and color juice. Since the juicers operate at a high speed of 1750 rpm its juice will have a short shelf life due to high oxidation and must be consumed immediately.
Although the 2000 model does not handle leafy greens without extra attachment it is very good at food processing task and make most delicious nut butter and a frozen treat. The 4000 model lacks the problem with leafy greens and comes with a second green auger.
In addition, it is a non-expensive very durable, and well-made masticating juicer that will serve you for many years. And if you decide to go for the Champion 5000 model it could avoid the oxidizing problem when operated on the low speed.
Twin Gear Juicers
Twin Gears Cold Press Slow Masticating juicers employ two closely aligned rotating stainless steel gears that chew the produce and then squeeze it against the meshed juicing screen to extract the juice. The two gears usually rotate with slow 80-160 RPM speed so technically use the slow cold-press process to extract the juice.
Twin gear masticating juicers deliver the highest quality and highest (up to 20%) beets, carrots, and roots juice yield compared to other types of juicers. However, they are the most expansive machine, laborious to use and clean and thus usually appeal to true juicing enthusiasts.
Pro for juicing roots:
- Highest juice yield;
- Best juice quality;
- Longest juicers shelf-life;
- Handles a wide range of produces;
Cons for juicing roots:
- Laborious to clean;
- Needs some efforts to feed the juicer with produce;
- Most expensive type of juicers.
#3 Green Power KPE1304 Twin Gear Juicer
Green Power KPE-1304 Juicer is available in two models the KPE-1304 (black and white colors) and the same model with the optional kit available under the name KPE1304HG or KPE1305. The juicers are manufactured in South Korea by USA based companies and used to be known under Samson’s name. The first twin gear juicer was introduced in 1997 by Samson Company and later revolutionized into the current Green Power KPE-1304 Juicer.
- KPE1304 Body and Motor;
- 1 Pair of stainless steel twin gears;
- Three screens – standard, fruit, and blank;
- Two Juicing Knobs – standard and fruit;
- Two Tampers – plastic and wooden;
- Juice and pulp containers;
- Cleaning brush;
- User Manual and DVD.
Main Body and Motor Unit
Green Power KPE Juice Extractor comes with the plastic body and 150W, 11Volt; 60 Hz; 1.4 AMP motor that rotates the auger with the slow 160 RPM speed. The well-made motor is also equipped with an automatic thermostat that prevents it from overheating.
The juicer is very quiet during the operation producing only 60 DB that is comparable with normal conversation in the office or restaurant.
From 2 lbs/0.9 kg of carrots, Green Power KPE Juicer extracts approx. 480-530 ml of juice depending on the freshness and thickness of the carrot.
The juicer has compact twin gears that are only 4 1/2″ long and comprise of two parts – the stainless steel and acetyl resin. The twin gears also equipped with a bio-ceramic magnetic system installed inside of gears (producing a magnetic field of 4,200 gausses) that allows you to maximize the nutritional value of juice and store it for longer (up to 72 hours).
The two closely aligned gears are do not touch each other, so they will not produce any craps from metal friction. They also have recessed cutting teeth between them which eliminates the need to produce pre-cut and prevent clogging of stringy ingredients.
The juicer comes with tree juicing screens:
- Standard screen for processing firm produce and leafy greens;
- Fruit screen for pulpy fruit;
- Blank screen for nut butter and frozen treats.
The standard and fruit screens made of plastic part with stainless steel meshes, the blank screen is all plastic.
Chute and Produce Feeding
It comes with 1.6”/40.6mm chute opening, so will easily eat the whole carrots while beets will need pre-cutting.
The juicer comes with juicing cup and pulp containers, they both are quite unique.
The juicing cup is made of the BPA-free plastic 35oz. (with measuring up to 21 oz.)/1L container and has inbuilt bio-ceramic magnets that allow the extracted juice to store for longer.
The pulp container made of stainless steel.
Pressure Adjustment Juicing Knob
The juicer comes with two juicing knobs – vegetables and fruits. The vegetable goes with a standard screen and designed for juice extraction from firm fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, and wheatgrass.
The fruit knobs are designed for soft fruits processing and go with large mesh fruit juicing screen. The two screens allow us to extract maximum juice from a large variety of ingredients.
The twin gear juicer has usually handled all types of produce and excel on most of them. The KPE is not an exclusion. So it is designed to process the following ingredients:
- Firm vegetables like carrots, beets, ginger, and other roots;
- Firm fruits like apple and pears;
- Leafy greens;
- Wheatgrass and sprouts;
- Soft fruits and veggies like cucumber, tomatoes, and grape;
- Nut butter, frozen treats, purees veggies fruits, and even meat;
- Mincing meat;
- Grind coffee beans and spices.
In addition, there is a Multipurpose Kit available to buy separately that provides additional flexibility and increases yield for some of the produce. The multi-purpose kit comprises of:
- Smaller gears that make less foam when juicing wheatgrass;
- Attachments to extrude pasta.
Cleaning and assembling/disassembling
The twin gear juicers are usually quite elaborate to assemble/disassemble, use, and clean. However, the Green Power KPE-1304 is not the most difficult among them. It comprises of few parts but they are very intuitive to assemble and disassemble.
The clean-up is not as scary as it may seem and takes around 5 minutes from start to end. The enclosed in the set brush is very useful.
Green Power KPE-1304 has 10 -year Warranty on Motor, 5-year Warranty on Operational Parts, and 30 Day Warranty on Non-Operational Parts such as (tampers).
16″ x 8″ x 12″, Weight – 14.2 lbs.
Although Green Power KPE-1304 will require a little more time than other juicers to assemble and clean it, it delivers the highest yield and the highest quality beets and carrots juice with the longest shelf life (up to 72 hours) thanks to the unique magnetic technology inbuilt into the gears. It will also output on average 10-20% of firm veggies juices than any other slow or centrifugal juicers. In addition, the Green Power KPE-1304 does not cost a fortune and comes out to be very affordable twin gear juicers.
The Green Power KPE-1304 is also an excellent option for juicing, leafy greens, wheatgrass, celery, cucumber, and a wide range of other fruits and vegetables.
Single Auger Vertical Masticating Slow Juicers
Vertical Single Auger Juicers are the true multi-purpose machines that juice all types of ingredients well with high juice yield. The vertical masticating juicers use the vertical produce feeding concept (similar to centrifugal juicers) which makes them easy to use and quick to process ingredients. But they use slow single auger technology where the auger is rotating vertically and runs the cold press masticating juicing process delivering high-quality juice with long shelf life.
The single vertical auger juicers are not the ultimate root juicers but they are quite good at processing carrots, beets, and other firm ingredients delivering high yield, easy feeding, and quick processing. However, this type of juicer does not always have a good torque to process whole roots without jamming, so beets, carrots and other firm produce need to be pre-cut before feeding.
Pro for juicing roots:
- Easy to feed;
- Quick to process ingredients;
- Delivers good yield;
- Multi-functional and handles not only root ingredients well;
Cons for root juicing:
- Ingredients must to be pre-cut otherwise could jam;
- Not easiest to clean.
#4 Hurom H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer
Hurom H101/H100 Easy Clean Masticating Slow Juicer is one of the latest editions released in late 2018 of well-known South Korean manufacture of high-quality juicers. This model comes not only with a new screen design screen that allows to substantially reduce the juicer cleaning time but also with the range of other innovative features.
- Juicer Body with Chamber & Hopper;
- Easy Clean Juicing strainer, Smoothie Strainer, and Ice Cream Strainer;
- Twin Wing Auger;
- Juice and Pulp Container Set,
- Cleaning Brush;
- Manual & Recipe Book.
Motor and Body Unit
The Hurom H101/H100 Easy Clean Masticating Slow Juicer comes with very elegant plastic and chrome covering housing design. The design features a fairly small footprint that will not occupy much of the counter space.
The machine has 120 V, 60 Hz, 150 W powerful motor that rotates the auger with slow 43 rpm speed to ensure to deliver the highest quality cold press and long shelf-life juice.
It is designed to run for up to 30 min of continuous operation before stopping for rest.
Drum, Hopper and Feeding Chute
The juicer features the Tritan copolyester BPA–free juicing chamber with the 16.9 oz./500 ml/ 1.3L capacity, the absolutely innovative design hopper and feeding chute made from ABS BPA-free polymer.
It has the standard long chute inlet and hopper with two different ingredients inlets. It has upper hopper chute (to insert long and narrow veggies like celery and carrots) and side hopper chute (to insert tomatoes, grapes or diced produce).
The smaller 2 x 1.5 inch (crescent) opening is designed to accommodate such ingredients as carrots and celery which allow them to drop to auger easily. And the second inlet (bigger size than the top inlet) on the side of the hopper which is modeled in the shape of a funnel, so the lager pre-cut produce such as chunks of veggies, fruits, and leafy greens slide easily into the chute, making it self-feeding.
Nevertheless, when processing beets and carrots it is advised to cut them into smaller pieces like half or quarters for roots, it also requires to cut strongly veggies like celery into 1-2 inches bits otherwise it may jam.
Another model innovation is the unique pulp outlet lever which fully opens the pulp area which allows easy adjustment and regulation of juice thickness. No other juicer on the market has a similar pulp outlet design.
Juicing outlet has a convenient cap that allows you to release of juice when you want and also helps in the washing process.
The Juicer comes with dual wings design auger which allows cutting produce before it goes into the chewing process between the augers.
The auger made from the ULTEM plastic which is an extra strong and chemical resistant polymer.
It provides a very new take on juicing design by replacing the traditional style screen for the new and revolutionary strainer system. It is a screenless design. The two strainers fit together and form a tight combination of thin slits that are designed to allow the juice to flow through them while separating the pulp pieces. They can be pulled apart after juicing for easier access to all parts of the screen for cleaning.
It also does not requires the spinning brush with this design, so it can juice effectively without it. The strainer parts are very easy to clean and maintain.
It comes with BPA-free Tritan copolyester glass shaped juice and pulp collection containers. The containers could be easily nested for more convenient storage in the cupboard.
- Carrots, Beets, ginger other roots
- Leafy greens, wheatgrass
- Apples, pears,
- Oranges and citrus,
- Berries, grapes.
- Variety for mix juicers with all type of ingredients;
The juicer comes with the blank screen that is designed for homogenizing tasks such as making nut butter, frozen treats, and other concoctions. While the smoothie strainer which is also included in the package allows making low oxidized smoothies.
2.2lbs/1 kg of carrots produces 430-470 ml of juice/2 lbs of carrots produce 420-450 ml depending on the freshness and texture of the ingredients.
Cleaning and assembling/disassembling
Hurom H101/H100 juicer has the fewer part and innovative design which makes this machine the easiest vertical slow masticating juicer to assemble/disassemble and clean.
You just have to slot two strainers parts together, fit them within the juicing chamber, nestle the auger and place the hopper on the top of the chamber sealing everything together. You do not even require to assemble it on the base unit, instead, you can connect all parts then fit them on the base unit. This non-typical for the all other vertical juicers assembling procedure.
Cleaning: This machine was constructed with eh idea in mind to make this vertical slow juice extractor is easy to clean. The most difficult part to clean in the vertical juicer is the juicing screen wiping brush. And this machine does not have them. Instead, it is designed with two nested strainers which cleaning includes only rinsing them with the running water. All cleaning procedure is easy and fast and takes less than 1 minute.
Controls: These machine controls are also designed differently than most vertical juicing machines do. It comes with the sleek-looking silver dial knob with ON, Off, and reverse function. Although the functions are standards for any other juicers the design is nice and sophisticated.
The Juicer comes with the 10 Years Motor and 5 Years Parts Warranty. If you need to contact the customer support you better reach it directly by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 1-800-253-2140 from 9 AM to 6:30 PM EST; MON – FRI except for Holidays.
6 x 6 x 18 in/152 x 152 x 457.2 mm, weights 18.2 lb/8.3 kg, cord length is 4.6 ft./ 1.4 m.
The H100 is a fantastic juicer with a number of great features making it worth buying. It looks elegant and stylish, has a modest footprint, and occupies little space on the kitchen counter. It has a little number of parts and thus very easy to assemble. The innovative strainer makes it truly easiest vertical slow juicer to clean compare to other juicers. Even so, it is an expensive machine it is worth considering buying.
It handles perfectly beets, carrot, orange, ginger, spinach, and apple juice. Please note you do have to cut fruit and veggies into smaller pieces to fit the chute. Deliver a good yield. Most important, since it is very easy to clean it makes you use it often, basically nothing will prevent you from using it every day and make your diet much healthier.
Single Auger Slow Cold Press Masticating Juicers
The single auger horizontal juicers system is designed to grind the produce in the tight chamber and then presses it against the meshed juicing screen to squeeze the juice out.
It is the most versatile juicer type. They are not only able to juice a wide variety of ingredients but also can perform the widest range of tasks added to the juice making. The horizontal juicers extract high quality and nutritional value juice with the 24-48 hours fridge shelf-life. The only problem, they show the lowest juice yield across all juicer types, although not significantly.
On the other hand, horizontal juicers are the easiest to use and clean. They do not require to pre-cut firm produce and feed them slowly as with vertical juicer. The horizontal single auger juicers have a good torque that will process the firmest carrot or beet without jamming.
- Easiest to use and clean;
- Feed the whole carrot without cutting;
- Handle firm ingredients without jamming;
- Produce high-quality juice with a long shelf-life;
- Deliver the lowest yield from carrots and beets across all types of juicers.
#5 Omega J8006HDS Juicer and Nutrition System
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer is a 5th generation single auger horizontal juicer and a direct update to very popular Omega 8004/8006 machines. As expected, the upgraded models preserve all the pros of old models and introduce a few new features.
- Base Unit;
- Drum, chute, and hopper;
- Juicing screen and blank cone;
- Adjustable juicing End Cap and blank End Cap;
- 5 nozzles;
- Plastic juice bowl with strainer and pulp container;
- User manual.
Motor and Body Unit
The Omega J8006HDS Slow Masticating Juicers feature Eastman Tritan Copolyester BPA-Free Housing with an inbuilt scoop handle.
It has 200 Watts motor with 2 HP equivalent of the torque or circular force. The motor rotates the auger with a slow 80 RPM speed to ensure low oxidation of the juice.
The motor also equipped with a reset switch and thermal cut-off system to protect the motor from overloading. The juicer is designed for up to 30 min of continuous operation before it must be stopped for a few minutes rest.
Drum, Chute and Produce Feeding
The Juicer comes with clear drum and chute and black removable hopper, so you can observe what is going on inside of juicer while it is processing ingredients. All drum, chute and hopper parts are made from BPA-free clear Eastman Tritan copolyester material.
Although, this juicer features a few improvements over the old model they come with similar to J8004 and J8006 models only 1.5 inches/4 cm chute opening. You have to cut the beets and other thick veggies into smaller pieces. While you can easily feed whole carrots into it without pre-cutting, the juicer has enough torque to chew it without jamming. You also will not require any efforts to push hard produce into the chute as the auger pulls it smoothly.
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer is equipped with the auger that made from upgraded very strong GE Ultem resin material which makes them more durable under the juicing pressure.
The juicing screen is made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester material two (2) stainless steel mesh surfaces.
The Blank cone does not have the mesh screen part and made entirely from Estamn Tritan copolyester material.
End Cap and Nozzles
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer comes with three (3) levels pressure adjusting nozzle which allows the regulation of the strain applied to the pulp before it is ejected. Low pressure will work for the soft ingredients and high pressure is applied for firm produce in order to squeeze the maximum juice. You usually set the maximum pressure for such produces like beets, carrots, celery, and leafy greens and release it to a minimum for oranges, pineapples, and cucumber.
The juicer also equipped with additional blank End Cap and five (nozzle) for performing food processing tasks such as mincing, grinding ice shaving, and dough extruding.
- Carrots and beets juice;
- Ginger juice;
- Celery juice;
- Leafy greens juice;
- Wheatgrass juice;
- Apple and pear juice;
- Pineapple and other soft fruits;
- Cucumber and tomatoes;
- Citrus juice;
- Baby food;
- Nut butter;
- Nut milk;
- Grinding coffee and nuts;
As with most single auger horizontal masticating juicers the J8006/J8008 is a truly multi-functional machine and able to perform a wide range of food processing tasks in addition to juicing. The blank cone is used instead of a juicing screen to perform such tasks as shaving ice, making frozen treats, grinding coffee, making nut butter, and even mincing meat. If you combine the blank screen with one of five (5) pasta nozzles you can make a variety of different styles of pasta.
Cleaning and Assembling/Disassembling, Operating
The single auger masticating juicers are easiest to assemble/disassemble and clean across all types of juicers. And Omega J8006HDS Juicer is not an exclusion. For assembling you have to connect the drum with the main body, secure the auger and fit the juicing screen over it, finally secure the nozzle and end cap. Now the juicer ready to operate.
The juicer controls are comprised of only one button with ON, STOP, and REVERSE functions. The reverse function is designed for preventing jamming.
The cleaning is also very easy and takes under 2 mins, it is enough to rinse most of the parts just underwater. While the juicing screen is the hardest one to clean. However, the cleaning brush included in the set is very handy for scrubbing the clogged fiber from it.
The Omega J8006HDS Juicer comes with the longest and best in the industry 15-years Warranty on parts and performance for domestic use in USA / Canada and with 1 year for commercial and international customers.
Dimensions: 6.5” W × 14.5” D x 15.5” H /165mm W × 368mm D × 394mm H, weights 19.4 lb/ 8kg
Yield: 2.2 lbs/1 kg of carrots and beets outputs on average 420 ml of juice.
Although, Omega J8006HDS Juicer is not the latest 6th generation model it performs very well when juicing beets, carrot, and other hard veggies and deliver one of the highest yields across single auger juicers.
This machine also has very good torque, so you will not require any efforts when feeding the produce into the chute which is common for horizontal masticating machines. So, if you plan to juice not only the hard veggie and look for a multifunctional juicer that handles not only a large variety of produce including leafy greens and wheatgrass but also a range of food processing tasks such as making nut butter and frozen treat than Omega J8006HDS Juicer is an option worth to consider.
Centrifugal JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Juice Extractor is a less versatile machine among all juicer styles and handles a limited variety of produce – firm veggies and fruits, celery, and citruses – and useless at leafy greens and most of the other ingredients. This type of machine will also produce the lowest juice quality which must be consumed immediately. However, the centrifugal is the cheapest and quickest machine and will be an excellent entry juicer option. Our recommendation the Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor is a non-expensive machine and comes from a well-known and popular brand.
Champion Juicer is a good machine with a very long life expectancy, 100% made in the USA by USA Company. However, it is not a very versatile gadget even it handles very well root veggies, makes excellent frozen desserts and baby food. Nevertheless, it is an awesome machine for those who love reliable old school gadgets.
No doubt, that the Twin Gear Juicer will produce the highest yield and best quality juice with the longest shelf life (up to 72 hours) but it is the most expansive type of juicing machine available in the market. While the Green Power KPE-1304 machine is one of the cheapest twin gear juicers and handles very well the firm veggie such as beets and carrots but it has its cons also. This machine is quite elaborate to assemble and clean, it requires some pre-cutting larger ingredients like beet as it will not fit into the narrow chute (while carrots will be fed whole without problem) and it is rather slow. Nevertheless, if you want to become a real juicing enthusiast than it is your choice. In addition, the twin gear juicer will handle a wide range of produce including leafy greens and wheatgrass.
Vertical, Centrifugal, and Champion Juicers will be expected to yield approximately similar yield of carrots or beets juice. All three juicers are quick to process root produce and will take a similar time and effort to clean the juicer after use. However, these three types of machines differ from the quality extracted juice.
The Vertical masticating extractor is the most versatile across all types of juicers which handles the widest range of products from leafy greens to soft fruits and delivers high-quality juice similar to other masticating machines. However, this type of juicer will need some produce preparation that includes pre-cutting the beets and carrots into smaller pieces, otherwise, they may jam the machine. So, if you are looking for the most versatile machine which delivers high-quality juice and decent yield for the majority of the produces but does not mind some ingredients preparation than Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer Elite C7000 is the best option.
Finally, the Single Auger Juicer produces the lowest yield for carrots and beets across all types of juicers. Nonetheless, it is a very versatile machine, specifically what concerns food processing tasks. It is excellent for leafy greens and wheatgrass. Most important it is easiest to clean and the cheapest among the masticating juicers. So, if you want to buy the versatile machine that extracts not only quality carrots and beets juice but also leafy green juice than the Omega J8006HDS Slow Masticating Juicer will be the best choice considering the longest in the industry 15 years warranty from a very reputable company.