Juicer Rating Sources
Total of 20 Sources
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by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentEditors of ConsumerReports.org test 11 juicers by juicing apples, carrots, oranges and tomatoes. They score the models based on how much juice they extract from fruits and vegetables, how much noise they make and how convenient they are to use. Three models are recommended, and one of those is named a best buy. The editors note that useful features for a juicer include a wide feed tube (which reduces pre-chopping), a brush for cleaning the filter basket, an interlocking pulp container and a juice container. While this report has not been updated in more than a year, many of the juicers tested remain available.
Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated
Our AssessmentThe editors of Cook's Illustrated test six electric juicers (or juice extractors), which allow you to extract the juice from almost any fruit or vegetable. The juicers are rated for performance, ease of use and cleanup after juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Testers also taste-tested the resulting juice after letting it sit in the fridge for three days. Just one model comes highly recommended; four are recommended -- with reservations -- and one juicer is not recommended at all, after earning the lowest scores possible in each category.
Inexpensive Citrus Juicers
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated
Our AssessmentEditors of Cook's Illustrated magazine test seven manual citrus juicers and one electric model to see how well they extract juice from lemons. Five models are recommended, one "highly" and two "with reservations." A paragraph summarizes each juicer's performance.
Electric Citrus Juicers
by Editors of Cook's Illustrated
Our AssessmentEditors of Cook's Illustrated magazine review five citrus juicers. All five perform well and are recommended, but editors specifically name one top model and one best buy. A short description of each juicer's performance is given, but there is no explanation of testing methods.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com is an excellent site to learn how a juicer holds up over time. Some juicers earn hundreds of user reviews and rankings, with a few -- mostly Breville models -- garnering more than a thousand. Breville and Omega models tend to dominate the highest-ranked models (averaging 4.5 stars (out of 5) or better after receiving more than 200 reviews); the DeLonghi KS500 34-Ounce-Capacity Electric Citrus Juicer and the Cuisinart Citrus Pro Juicer receive some of the lowest ratings.
Best Small Appliances
by Kristin Donnelly
Our AssessmentFood & Wine staffers test 76 countertop appliances before selecting their favorites in nine categories, including juicers. The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is their top juicer because of its easy assembly, large mouth (which reduces the need for pre-chopping) and "huge" pulp catcher. The Omega 4000 comes in a close second, and the Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE95XL (since replaced by the JE98XL) and Juiceman Pro, which has been discontinued, are the runners up. Other tested juicers, if any, are not identified.
In the Kitchen/Tools: Juicers
by Editors of Bon Appétit
Our AssessmentEditors identify three manual citrus extractors (the Metrokane L-Press Citrus Juicer, Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer and Amco Houseworks Enameled Lemon Squeezer) and three electric juicers (the Alessi Electric Citrus-Squeezer, Cuisinart CCJ-100 and Breville Die-Cast Citrus Press) that they say work well. The Metrokane L-Press Citrus Juicer is best for large fruits, and Amco's enameled aluminum citrus squeezer works best with small fruits. However, the editors don't reveal their methodology or how many other juicers they tested.
Citrus Juicers Tested
by Editors of Good Housekeeping
Our AssessmentIn this video review, editors compare three types of juicers: manual, electric and handheld reamers (which they dismiss as messy and ineffective). Their favorite electric model is the Oster Citrus Juice and Serve Juicer, which they say consistently produces the most juice and is also easy to use. The Oxo Citrus Juicer is their manual model pick, although it doesn't work as well as an electric juicer does with grapefruit. Testing methods and other models tested are not disclosed.
Putting the Squeeze on at Breakfast Time
by Joseph De Avila
Our AssessmentJoseph De Avila tests five citrus juicers for The Wall Street Journal and shares his observations. The Metrokane L-Press Citrus Juicer is his favorite. He says that it is light for its size and that it easily squeezes all of the juice from citrus fruits. The Hamilton Beach Manual Commercial Juicer and the Breville Die-Cast Citrus Press also perform well, but these models are heavy, bulky and expensive. Two lighter models, the OrangeX Chrome Juicer and the Metrokane All-Chrome Mighty OJ, produce unsatisfactory results.
by Contributors to BestBuy.com
Our AssessmentBestBuy.com sells nearly 60 different juicers, but only a few have earned customer reviews. Of those, most juicers only draw a handful of comments; but a few receiving more than 20 reviews stand out with high, 4.5-star or better ratings. The Breville Juice Fountain Compact electric juicer draws more than 70 reviews, most of them positive.
by Contributors to Cooking.com
Our AssessmentAlthough reviews at Cooking.com are generally brief, it is easy to sort through them to find bestsellers and top-rated models. Best-liked juicers include the Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL, the Breville Die-Cast Citrus Press 800CPXL and the Waring Citrus Juicer PCJ201, all of which have at least 25 reviews with an overall rating between 4 and 5 stars (out of 5).
Real Simple's Top 20 Kitchen Tools
by Melinda Page
Our AssessmentReal Simple names its picks for the top 20 kitchen tools. Of these, only one juicer -- the Amco 2-in-1 Juicer -- is selected. Editors say that the "rustproof squeezer" helps to extract every drop of juice, and add that the substantial handle weight provides plenty of leverage. Unfortunately, it is unclear how many kitchen tools were tested or by which criteria winners were selected.
by Contributors to Williams-Sonoma.com
Our AssessmentWilliams-Sonoma sells a small but reasonably diverse selection of juicers online. Most get at least a few reviews, but several stand out with a 4.5-star or better rating after at least 30 user reviews. In addition to the usual comments, the feedback posted on Williams-Sonoma.com includes a short list of pros and cons, plus information about each reviewer's ability level, length of ownership and frequency of use.
Blenders & Juicers
by Contributors to Walmart.com
Our AssessmentWalmart.com sells nearly 200 different blenders and juicers. Quite a few receive a substantial number of user reviews, but not many score very highly. Only two achieve a 4.5-star user ranking after more than 20 or so reviews: the NutriBullet Nutrition Extraction System (which gets less than 100 reviews) and the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro 67650, which gets nearly 360 user reviews.
by Contributors to Macys.com
Our AssessmentMacy's sells a number of juicers online, including popular brands like Breville. As usual, reviewers flock to the most popular models, but provide less popular models with only a smattering of comments. Reviews include basic demographic information about each reviewer, and brief comments on their impressions about the juicers in question. Standout models have a 4.5-star or better rating after at least 20 reviews. The Breville JE98XL Two-Speed Juice Fountain has a near-perfect rating after more than 120 user reviews.
by Contributors to ABT.com
Our AssessmentABT.com sells several popular juicer brands: Breville, Hurom, Waring, Kuvings, and Le Creuset. Most juicers receive at least a few user reviews, but the only models receiving more than 10 are from Breville. Several of these excel with a 4.5-star rating or better after 45 or more reviews. The Breville Die-Cast Citrus Press 800CPXL and the Juice Fountain Elite 800JEXL, in particular, both achieve a 4.8-star score (out of 5).
My Favorite Juicer is by Omega -- The 8003 -- Does Everything Right!
by Jim Rubel
Our AssessmentThe owner of this website, Jim Rubel, is upfront about the fact that he's not an expert, saying he got into making his own juices a few years ago to eat more fruits and vegetables, and making video reviews of the juicers he buys became a hobby. The reviews themselves are balanced and having the video (and occasional pictures) is very helpful. Rubel states several times that the Omega 8003 is his favorite of all models tested. (He also says that, except for a difference in finish, it's the same as the Omega 8005.)
The Vitality Plus Juice Extractor Test
by Editors of VitalityPlus.com
Our AssessmentThis retail website tests eight popular juice extractors with 2.5 pounds of carrots and 2 pounds of spinach each. Detailed test results are provided for each model, and the short write-ups include critical details. The information here appears to be less biased than at some other retail sites, however, since VitalityPlus.com also sells the Green Star and SoloStar juicers that are highest rated, we still take the results with a grain of salt. In addition, it looks as if the test has not been updated in years.
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentUsers on Viewpoints.com rate juicers on a scale of 100 possible points (standout models have a score of 90 or better after about 20 -- or more -- reviews). They also provide impressions of each juicer reviewed. The Jack LaLanne Power Juicer is one of the more popular juicers, but consumers' comments about this model being easy to use, easy to clean and a good value for the money are a sharp contrast to user reviews from other sites.
by Editors of 877MyJuicer.com
Our AssessmentThe distribution of reviews on this retail site is fairly uneven, with quite a few juicers receiving no reviews at all. Of those juicers that are reviewed, the most popular tend to collect a couple dozen reviews, except for the Lexen Manual Wheatgrass Juicer, which has nearly 75 reviews and a 4-star rating.