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    Best Masticating Juicer Reviews

    Our Top 7 Best Masticating Juicer Reviews & Buyers Guide 2018

    How to Choose The Best Masticating Juicer

    We are told that your bodies are made water and that we should be hydrated at all times. Juicers are crucial at ensuring that we are always hydrated and healthy. They can liquidate vegetables and fruits easily to provided us with untampered nutrients.

    There are two types of juicers that are available in the market that can be found in most homes and businesses. Centrifugal and masticating juicers also known as slow juicers can be found easily but today we want to focus on masticating juicers which we think are the best type to buy. They are good at extracting juices from vegetables which is hard to do in centrifugal juicers. They are slow but very effective and to some degree  preserve the nutrients better are they don't get warm but there is some debate on this.

    To get the best masticating juicers one needs to look beyond the design. Quality features that provide long service is everything. Let us look at a few choice models and a buying guide so as to simplify your selection process.

    We spend over 25 hours comparing over 30 models including some intensive research and came to the conclusion that the Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer was the best model for most people due to its ease of use, performance, build quality and just as important its affordable price.

    Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer Review

    OUR BEST PICK

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      Very easy to assemble and use with no complicated features to worry about.
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      Uses low speed compression to slowly squeeze slowly which retain nutrients for a healthier juice.
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      Lightweight with a small foot print so can fit into the smallest space.
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      Supplied with useful recipes for experiments.
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      Features a cover for the dispenser to prevent contamination or unnecessary drips.
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      Features a frozen attachment for making yoghurts and sorbet.

    Our top 6 recommended Masticating Juicer that were impressive enough to be included in our review

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      Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer - Our score 5/5
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      Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor - Our score 4.5/5
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      ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer - Our score 4.5/5
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      JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer - Our score 4.5/5
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      Philips HR1889/71 Viva Slow Juicer - Our score 4.5/5
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      Mueller Elite Masticating Slow Juicer - Our score 5/5

    Masticating Juicer Buyers Guide

    You can get masticating juicers in various shapes and sizes depending on what you are looking for. You can get traditional models or tech savvy models that have some good features. Brand names are a good way to start but it’s always good to have an eye for detail. If you want to get a dependable model, look over these tips to useful information.

    Our Best Lightweight Machine

    Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Review

    We gave the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor this title simply because it was made for lightweight materials yet still seems to be made to the highest quality. However its worth noting that this is not a juicer that can struggle with thick fruits or hard seeds. It has a small opening and rotates slowly so that you can get your nutrients at their best.

    The price is also within reach therefore would make a good addition to a home where there isn’t loads of juicing going on. If you have limited space and you think it’s worth a try, we wouldn’t stop you but you won’t regret getting it either.

    What to look for

    • Pressing mechanisms  - Models in production nowadays usually have one or two augers. These are the mechanisms that are responsible in pressing all the juice out. Smaller lower cost units will have one auger that may be obstructed easy by fruits that are thicker. It is recommended that you seek models that have strong and durable augers.
    • Size, weight and storage  - There are small juicers and large juicers that you can purchase. The choice of size is determined by the amount of food to be juiced and the storage space that you have. If you have a small kitchen it wouldn’t be wise to get a large unit. Instead you can look at smaller models offering more power. The large the juicer, the more likely it will weigh more.
    • Juicing speeds  - Speed is measured in rotations per minute. Masticating juicers are slow therefore you will not get fast speeds. It is even rare to get a unit that operates with the same speeds that centrifugal juicers operate at. There is however a reverse gear that masticating juicers have that are used to clear any blockages that may occur during the juicing process.
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      Juice feeder/noise level  - The size of the feeder will determine if you can put in large or cut up fruits/vegetables. Different sized feeders will come with varied mouth opening. It is crucial to take a look at the product specifications to determine if the opening is wide enough. If you are not too sure you can check user reviews for first-hand information. Amazon is a god place to start for this.

      The noise level is rated by its dB level. The higher the rating, the noisier it becomes. If you have noise sensitive neighbours, you may want to look for units that have a low noise level. If you do not mind the noise, then you are free to select the one that works for you.
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      Versatility and ease of use  - There are models that sneak in a few surprises that make life very convenient. Some of these versatile features include the ability to churn out baby food, creams, sorbets or sauces. These usually come at higher costs compared to the basic models. Our Best Pick has some of these features which helped it win our 'best pick' award.

      Another thing is that there have to be pieces that are removable to make cleaning easier. There are some foods that stain more than others. There are models that have dishwasher safe parts that make cleaning a breeze.

      Look for models that provide a decanting jug so that there are no spills on any surfaces. There are also models that have spouts. This spouts are designed to make decanting into a smaller or bigger containers easier. They are not a must however; most people are able to handle this without any problems.
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      Price and Warranty  - What budget are you working with? Your budget will point out the models that you have access to. The larger the budget, the more likely you can access better quality and more features. You can spend anywhere from £30 to over £200 but we found you could get a good juicer for around £80-100.

      Warranty is a sign of confidence that the manufacturer has produced a credible product. The longer the warranty the more confidence it displays. You will test out the unit and see if it is credible enough to complete the tasks. If not, you will have to use the warranty to get a replacement or your money back.

    Our Best Manual Juicer

    Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit and Vegetable Wheatgrass Juicer Review

    Because it does not rely on electricity and it can be dismantled pretty easily, we thought the Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Juicer should take it. We did come across several manual juicers during out research but this model was the only one we felt we could recommend.

    This little juicer as hard as it is to keep moving it will be a life saver when you really need some juice. The fact that it is lightweight and dishwasher safe makes it even better. If your looking for a manual model we think it would be hard to find a model that competes with this.


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    Masticating Juicer Reviews

    High quality juicers are easy to find. The six juicers presented below are able to take care of all your needs. In their varied designs and sizes, you are likely to run into a model that you find appealing and compatible for your house.

    We have also ensured we only recommend models that are actually worth buying and we would buy ourselves.


    Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer with Frozen Sorbet Attachment Review

    OUR BEST PICK

    Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer Review

    Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer

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    The Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer gives you more than just regular juicing. It provides you with an attachment that makes sorbet making achievable. The fruit is first frozen in the freezer and then pressed out of the machine as a sorbet.

    As the machine is designed, with the stainless steel screw slowly presses all the juices out. Once the juice is collected there is a small juice outlet. This outlet can be covered to avoid spills to clean surfaces.

    Unlike high speed models that separate the juice once it is collected, masticating juicers like this keep the juice well concentrated. There is an equal equilibrium between the solid matter and the liquid matter. This unit can be used for two 15 minutes’ cycles and given a 30-minute resting interval which is should be enough for the most families..

    It comes with 400ml jug to collect juice and also another one for collecting pulp. The simple to use juicer is easy to assemble and more importantly clean and therefore won’t be a hustle unlike some models that don't seem to have taken how easy it will be to clean. There is an opening but it is not so large so you might have to chop up big fruits to fit them in comfortably. This unit weighs 4kgs so its a decent weight which further confirms its build quality and at 18.5 x 17.6 x 43.2 cm it doesn’t have a large imprint making it perfect for storing nearly in a corner or into a kitchen cupboard.

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      Tough stainless steel design which is easy to clean and use making it ideal it its your first slow juicer.
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      Features an extra frozen fruit option for making sorbet and frozen yoghurt making it versatile.
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      Delivereds a small foot print and therefore won’t take up much space.
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      Juice outlet can be covered for hygiene purposes and not stop it dripping after use.
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      Features adequate containers for collecting different juicing elements.
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      Provides recipes for use.
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      1 year warranty for peace of mind.

    CONS

    • Not dishwasher  safe and can be a little bit of a pain to clean

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer with Frozen Sorbet attachment is a really good investment. You get to enjoy more than just juice and the features are good to use. The unit comes with all the accessories that are needed to make juicing operations possible. 

    The only real downside is that it can be a little awkward to clean even with the included brush. Other than this small issue, it really is a great product worth.

    All in all, when you buy this unit, what you get is quality and versatility. Not to mention that it is rather easy to use. After taken everything into consideration and not finding a model that would likely be easier to clean, we felt that this model should be awarded our 'Best Pick' award due to the quality stainless steel build, good squeezing performance, as well as its ability to make sorbet and yogurt thanks to the frozen attachment and that fact that's its simple and easy of use.


    Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Review

    Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Review

    Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor

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    The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor is powered by a 150 watt motor that is great for light juicing applications. At 3.4kg its fairly weighty which means it nice and stable and measuring 11.8 X 6.5 X 13.7 inches,  it is not so big.

    This model is fitted with a 4cm diameter feeding hole that is able to take some fruits/vegetables whole and others chopped up. To get the right amount of juice, masticating juicers cannot work at high speeds. This one operates at speeds of 80rpm and comes with a very impressive 3 year warranty.

    Since most juicers get noisy, this juicer was fitted with a decelerating gear. These gears reduce the amount of noise and vibrations released by the DC motor. You are able to control the augers by going in reverse or forward motion. This motion will help you unclog fruit matter that might be stuck in the pipeline. This juicer comes with a jug to collect the juice and a brush to help you clean up when you are done.

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      Easy to use and not to bag clean,
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      Lightweight and easy to store away.
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      Supplied with a cleaning brush and jug for convenience purposes.
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      Features forward and reverse functions to clear out blockages.
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      3 years warranty for full peace of mind.

    CONS

    • Cannot be used for more than 20 minutes at a time as this will damage the motor.
    • Construction material could be better.
    • Small feeding hole thus inconveniencing when dealing with larger foods.

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is a juicer you buy when you engage in juicing operations occasionally. For people who enjoy juicing, this unit may breakdown early as it is not equipped for constant use. We, however, like the simple design and the portability of the juicer. 

    For first time juicers, this machine would be a great way to practise. It is recommended not to use it continuously for more than 20 minutes. If you have a large load of food to juice you can take a look at the JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Juicer or the Philips HR1889/71 Viva Slow Juicer.

    If you want a more reliable model of similar size then our best pick is a much better choice, however this model is much cheaper and a great model for those just starting out and want use it intensively.


    ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer Review

    The ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer

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    The ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer has an interesting design. The 150 watt unit can deal with both fruits and vegetables. The opening is small enough to contain small or diced fruits but its specially good for wheatgrass due to the horizontal design as it creates less froth than horizontal models do.

    This juicer also comes equipped with a pulp and juice container. These make matters easier as everything can be done in an organised manner. The juicer operates on a speed of 80rpm to produce quality juice and is relatively quiet. This also prevents oxidation and separation which you get with some juicers.

    For those who are concerned about the noise level, this one runs pretty quietly. Both you and your neighbours can acquire some peace. The less noise produced, the more energy is directed into juicing the fruits/vegetables or making nut milk which it does very well.

    All the components are easy to assemble and just as easy to clean as any other model making it hassle free. The unit measures an weighs around 5kgs and measures D33 x W17.7 x H34.8cm so is fairly compact despite the wider size.

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      Easy to use and specially good for wheatgrass and leafy greens.
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      Can be used to make nut milks like almond milk.
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      Supplied will a cleaning brush to make hygiene a constant.
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      Provides a pulp and juice containers for easy organisation.

    CONS

    • Small feeder take time if you have a large amount to work with.

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer with its quiet motor and cleaning brush is a simple unit that offers excellent value for money.

    You can do basic juicing with it but its great for making nut milk as well as wheatgrass. We really like the eye catching design and the large collection containers are a plus. We feel this unit would do well for someone who wants a simple but high quality product. It may not handle wheat grass as well as we might expect though and some patience might be needed. 

    Overall its a great design and one of the most affordable models we have seen we would recommend.


    JR Ultra 8000S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer Review

    JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer Review

    JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer

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    The JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer is slim and easily storable and is designed to be  high spec model with larger feed shoot when compared to most other models allowing you to put whole fruits in without the need to cut them into smaller pieces. Bragging of a small footprint, this insanely good juicer can make anything from juices. nuts and bean milk to frozen deserts. The decision is yours. All the accessories that you need are available for use.

    As we have already mentioned the unit features a larger feeding tube. This is just to reduce the amount taken chopping fruits up as it will easily take a full sized apple. As you would expect the feeding tube is complemented by a large auger. The auger facilitates durable squeezing to get all the liquid and nutrients out of the fruit.

    Being that the unit operates at slow speeds of 60rpm. It is very unlikely that your juice will separate once decanted. As briefly mentioned the unit is supplied with smoothie and frozen dessert applications that facilitate versatility. This unit will give you an operating time of 30 minutes before needing to rest. If you don’t rest the machine, you are risking a burnout.

    This model does come with a 5 year domestic warranty for full peace of mind and you also have the option of a 10 year warranty for a extra charge.

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      Can make anything from regular juice to nut milk to smoothies to frozen deserts..
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      Moves at a slow speed for optimal juicing.
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      Features a large auger for effective juicing.
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      Contains a large feeder to reduce time spent slicing fruits/vegetables and will comfortanly fit a whole apple in.
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      5 year domestic warranty with option 10 years.

    CONS

    • Can be quite difficult to clean.
    • Can be quite noisy at times specially with some veg.

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer is expensive and we can see why since it can offer varied functions, has a larger shoot making it more effective and is very well made.

    For the price that you pay for it, it comes with all the needed accessories. You can easily use this machine to make simple deserts for the kids. It is a strong unit and it is bound to serve you well.

    Overall this is certainly one of the best models, if not the best. If you want to save time now having to cut fruit into smaller pieces and are looking for a very versatile machine and have the budget, this is a great choice and one that disappoint and is even backed by a 5 year warranty which is the longest warranty of any juicer we have seen. A true work of art!


    Philips HR1889/71 Viva Slow Juicer with X-Large Feed Tube Review

    Philips HR1889-71 Viva Slow Juicer Review

    Philips HR1889-71 Viva Slow Juicer

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    The Philips HR1889/71 Viva Slow Juicer is another dependable masticating juicer and is a great alturnative to our 'Best Pick' for someone looking for a model with a larger feeding tube to reduce the amount of time needed to cut up fruits. As we have mentioned It comes designed with a 7cm diameter feeding tube meaning that you spend less time chopping up fruits/vegetables.

    You are guaranteed to get 80% of liquid extract without a problem. The design of the juicer allows it to move at a speed that keeps all the nutrients intact. After you are done juicing it will only take 90 seconds to have the whole unit clean as it has what Philips call 'quick clean' so all parts can be removed easily and rinses quickly. It also features an anti-drip mechanism that makes sure all your surfaces remain clean while juicing.

    The unit has parts that are dishwasher safe thus they save you a lot of time. When it is thoroughly clean you can assemble the unit for storage. Make sure that the cord is stored in the provided storage compartment in the unit which is another nice little feaure.

    The 4.4kg unit measures 36.1 x 13.6. x 36.09cm. It comes with a 2 year guarantee for peace of mind, a collection/pulp jug and a recipe booklet that will show you what you can make from the juicer.

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      Well designed and durable for longer use.
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      Provides collection containers and recipe book to make life easier.
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      Features 'quick clean technology' and is dishwasher safe so that it takes less time to clean.
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      Features a wide feeding tube for whole fruit juicing.
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      Has a valve that can be locked for hygiene purposes.
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      Features easy to use recipes.
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      2 year warranty for full peace of mind.

    CONS

    • Takes up quite some space to store.
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      Feels a little flimsy but does feel adequate.

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The Philips HR1889/71 Viva Slow Juicer would be great in any home or office and is a great alternative to our 'Best Pick'. We like that the design allows you to take less time chopping fruits as it has the larger feed shoot which some people will appreciate.

    We also like how easy it is to clean, having said that no cleaning brushes are provided and this is something a lot of models are starting to include so it would be nice for Philips to follow suite. It is definitely a juicer we would recommend specially if you would prefer a larger feed tube to make like a little easier. Don't for get it also comes with 2 years warranty.


    Mueller Elite Manual Masticating Slow Juicer Review

    Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit and Vegetable Wheatgrass Juicer Review

    Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit and Vegetable Wheatgrass Juicer

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    The Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit/Vegetable & Wheatgrass Juicer is the life saver you need if you looking for a model that does not need plugin into the mains and is silent. This juicer uses a manual system to juice various fruits and vegetables which is done by turning a simple ergonomic handle which is attached to an auger.

    Safety and health are an important thing. To facilitate this, the juicer is constructed from BPA free material that promised to be durable. When your done using this juicer, cleaning it is a simple task. The juicer can be taken apart into smaller pieces that can either be hand washed or thrown into the dishwasher. It also small enough when broken into sections to fit into a draw something you probably cannot do with an electric version.

    This little juicer can be easily packed and carried to other locations. Since it does not need electricity, it can be used anywhere.

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      Made from the highest quality BPA free plastic that is made to last.
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      Lightweight and dismantle making it very easy to clean and store.
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      Does not rely on electricity thus can be used anywhere and is much quieter.
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      Can manage to juice seeded fruits and leafy vegetables.

    CONS

    • Takes a while to get fruits/vegetables juiced making it a time consuming process.
    • Needs physical effort to make it work which can be tiring.

    Thoughts and Recommendations

    The Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit/Vegetable Wheatgrass Juicer is a simple lightweight juicer that is good to have around. You never know when you need fresh juice and not everybody wants to deal with an electric juicer. We like it’s simple to use, affordable and definitely easy to store even in a small draw, something that certainly cannot be done with any electric model unless you have a deep draw. 

    For those who are looking for a small juicer or looking for a model you can maybe use on camping trips, they should definitely consider this model. The price is affordable and plus you get a little work out in, what more could you need from such a simple product?

    One last point, its very well made and the best materials have clearly been used and it should last many long years giving you great value for money.


    Our Final Conclusion

    To be honest, buying a juicer is exciting and we couldn't wait to start this review. You get to think of all the things that you could possibly do with it. We think It's good when manufacturers provide recipe books to keep the mind entertained and curious. Be sure that whatever you spend your money on is strong and it can handle juicing whenever needed. Other than that, it all comes down to personal choice. Whatever will draw you in might be the one for you.

    All the models we reviewed where impressive but the JR Ultra 8000 S Multipurpose Whole Slow Juicer really stood out but its also double the price of most other models including our best pick.

    Below is a quick roundup of 3 of our favourite models.


    Our Best Pick

    Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer Review

    All these products have features that we appreciate. It was a tough decision but we came to the conclusion that the Panasonic MJ-L500SXC Slow Juicer with it's frozen sorbet attachment, was probably the best juicer for most people.

    This is because we find that the juicer is well constructed and offers varied functions for an attainable price. The design also allows it to be easily assembled, used and cleaned afterwards. It is an attainable product that if well used and maintained will benefit any home or office and should last many years. Overall the quality also stood out and all from a brand known for quality products.


    Our Best Lightweight Machine

    Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Review

    We gave the Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor this title simply because it was made for lightweight materials yet still seems to be made to the highest quality. However its worth noting that this is not a juicer that can struggle with thick fruits or hard seeds. It has a small opening and rotates slowly so that you can get your nutrients at their best.

    The price is also within reach therefore would make a good addition to a home where there isn’t loads of juicing going on. If you have limited space and you think it’s worth a try, we wouldn’t stop you but you won’t regret getting it either.


    Our Best Manual Juicer

    Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Fruit and Vegetable Wheatgrass Juicer Review

    Because it does not rely on electricity and it can be dismantled pretty easily, we thought the Müeller Elite Masticating Slow Juicer should take it. We did come across several manual juicers during out research but this model was the only one we felt we could recommend.

    This little juicer as hard as it is to keep moving it will be a life saver when you really need some juice. The fact that it is lightweight and dishwasher safe makes it even better. If your looking for a manual model we think it would be hard to find a model that competes with this.


    We hope you have found our best masticating juicer reviews useful and feel that we have added value and made it easier for you to choose a model that is right for you.  With that said, we have some juicing to do therefore stay hydrated and shop smart. Ciao!


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