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Having a juicer at home is the best way to ensuring that you have a good supply of fresh vegetable and fruit juice to help you meet your daily nutritional requirements. However, shopping for the ideal juicing machine is not as easy as it seems, since there are several factors to consider before you can make your perfect purchase. One such aspect is the ease of cleaning because this is something that you’ll be using regularly and you don’t want the cleanup part to be a pain. Below is a guide to choosing the best easy-to-clean juicer for a healthier life.
To start with, an easy-to-clean juicer is something that you should be able to disassemble and tidy up in 5 minutes or less. Generally, it should have less moving parts to make it easier to take apart and clean and a blade that you can easily remove by hand. You can also consider whether the juicer has dishwasher-safe parts and if it comes with cleaning accessories. Besides the ease of cleaning, an excellent juicer should also be fast, powerful, light, durable, and something that can extract juice from whole fruits or vegetables with minimal preparation.
We spent a lot of time trying to find a juicer that meets the above criteria, and after trying several products in the market, we finally found some of the best juicers that possess all these great qualities. Our top five juicers are highlighted in the table below. Read on for more in-detail reviews of each juicer, followed by a buying guide discussing everything you need to know before you buy your ideal juicer.
More features: makes nut butters and milks, grinds coffee, makes desserts and sauces
The Omega Juicer NC800HDS constantly ranks as one of the best and highly sought-after juicers across the globe and for a good reason; this juicer has the ability to handle all vegetables and fruits, but can also handle several attachments to make coffee processing, nut butter, pasta or herbs.
The Omega Juicer comes with a powerful motor that makes the extracting process easy, not forgetting that it can handle just about any type of food put into it. This model comes standard with a couple of accessories, though a wider selection is available for purchase.
If your desire is to have in place a matching kitchen, this juicer is available in a variety of colors. Better yet, if you are particular about juicer longevity and customer service, this product comes with a more than a decade of warranty, which is 15 years.
Ease of Cleaning
The Omega Juicer is also easy to clean by hand and employs the use of dishwasher-safe parts. Since the juicing parts go all the way to the dishwasher, you will find that cleaning and assembling the parts will be effortless. Cleaning this juicer lasts for only a few minutes.
The hubs can easily be pulled apart making it easy for you to clean the parts manually, then allowing it to dry counter. In fact, with automatic pulp ejection, cleaning becomes even more effortless. All you have to do is to take the attachments apart, rinse after use, then use the brush provided to easily clean the mesh bit found on the tip of the nozzle.
What we liked:
Probably, it’s one of the easiest juicers to clean
It has a gorgeous chrome exterior
Very economical and provides value for money
Allows you to store juice for up to 72 hours
Features a handle, so the juicer is easy to move
What could be better:
While not always, the auger tends to clog with a number of product types such as very soft apples and celery
You may need to cut produce a lot since the feeding chute is a bit small.
More features: Slow Squeeze technology, duplicate safety sensors
Hurom HP Slow Juicer comes in white, pink and green colors. Unlike centrifugal juicers whose fast-spinning metal blades may produce less juice, this masticating juicer utilizes Slow Squeeze technology to extract juice, which in turn produces more nutrients.
It achieves this by self-feeding through gravity and extracting juice with the Ultem fine juicing strainer.
The juicer has a compact vertical profile that can be placed anywhere on your counter. It features a narrow feed chute that prevents your fingers from getting trapped in the auger.
Place the items you are juicing slowly and push them gently into the auger to prevent clogging. Should that happen, turn the unit off and then use the reverse switch to force the items in the opposite direction.
Close the cap to mix juices in the chamber before it pours into the container.
Ease of cleaning
If you fill the unit with water during operation, the spinning brush will remove the pulp from the strainer and then you clean the juicer by hand.
Disassemble the juicer and wash the components in warm, soapy water. Use the included brushes to reach the crevices and to scrub off pulp from the strainer and pulp ejector, then rinse.
We recommend washing the juicer immediately after use to prevent residue setting in. Also, chop the items to be juiced into small pieces that will not jam the unit.
This juicer comes with a 150-watt motor, duplicate safety sensors, stainless steel blade and cleaning brushes.
What we liked:
It has a compact design that saves space on the counter
Its Slow Squeeze technology extracts more juice and nutrients
There is a reverse switch in case the juicer is jammed
The narrow feed chute and duplicate sensors are great safety mechanisms
The juicer is affordable and it operates quietly
What could be better:
It takes time to juice a lot of items because of the small feed chute
More features: drip stop juice spout, acid-resistant die-cast Quadra-Fin juicing cone, dual-switch arm
In the event that you want to make yourself a simple glass of orange juice, you probably dread having to squeeze manually all the oranges. But with the Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro, you can make a quick glassful of your favorite juice easily.
This automatic and stylish press juicer makes it super convenient and very easy for you to make yourself a cup of citrus juice, often within less than a minute.
One of the greatest things about this citrus juicer is that apart from just being pretty, it’s very functional and a heavy-duty juicer that can assist you to make hundreds of glasses of freshly squeezed juice from time to time. Better yet, if you are concerned about the harmful effects of plastic, then this juicer is the best option for you.
Ease of Cleaning
The Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro has got four main parts to clean that include the juicing cone, the fruit dome, the juice filter, and the juice collector. It’s highly recommended to clean the juicing appliances as soon as you are done using it.
The Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro’s parts are dishwasher safe, meaning that it’s convenient to clean it. Still, this juicer can be cleaned by hand by simply rinsing off the parts thoroughly using warm soapy water.
With the stainless steel design that comes with this juicer, it is easy to clean this model not forgetting that it doesn’t leach heavy materials into your healthy juice. In fact, most of the parts are easily removable for cleaning.
What we liked:
It doesn’t need a lot of effort to operate
It’s a gorgeous model that can add beauty and charm to your kitchen
It’s made using high-quality materials
You are guaranteed efficiency and durability based on its reputable manufacturer
Dishwasher-safe parts: all parts except for the mesh filter basket, cutting disc and food pusher
Warranty: 1-year limited
More features: extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute, titanium reinforced disc, built-in froth separator, 34 fl. oz. juice jug, cleaning brush included
The JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is an attractively-designed centrifugal juicer from Breville, a renowned manufacturer of high-quality kitchen appliances globally. The juicer has an 800-watt motor and two speed settings – a high 12,000 RPM for harder ingredients and a lower setting of 6,500 RPM for softer fruits and vegetables.
It comes with a wide feeding chute to allow you to put in your apples, peeled oranges or lemons and green leafy vegetables whole without needing to pre-cut, making it a great time-saving addition to your kitchen. The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus also comes with a large 1.1L juice jug complete with froth separator and a large pulp catcher to enable produce as much juice as you can in a single session. You’ll also be pleased to find that the juicer has a safety lock mechanism that prevents it from operating if you’ve not fastened it correctly.
Ease of cleaning
The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is the best easy-to-clean juicer since it only has a few moving parts. Disassembling this machine is very simple as all you need to do is pull the safety lock to unfasten the cover, then remove the pulp catcher and cutting disk for washing. The juicer comes with a cleaning brush that you can use to scrub the strainer, and you can simply rinse the pulp catcher under running water after emptying its contents and you’re good to go. You can also wash most parts of this juicer except the cutting disk and mesh filter basket in a dishwasher, making the tidying-up process even more effortless.
What we liked:
3-inch wide feeding chute means minimal preparation
Large juice and pulp catcher to hold large quantities at a go
Easy to disassemble and clean
Two speed settings for better flexibility
What could be better:
May not extract all the juice from green leafy vegetables
More features: UL, ETL certified, quiet at less than 60 dB
Aickok is regarded as a familiar name, especially in the masticating juicer world, and the firm has got several models that are readily available for purchase.
The Aicok Juicer Queen tends to be a preference for many people due to the fact that it is made using food-grade safe materials in addition to using a specially designed system known as the “seven-spiral system”.
The “seven spiral system” is an excellent feature that promises high-yield juices, thereby maximizing the amount of juice that you stand to get from each fruit or vegetable, not forgetting that it produces what’s known as “dry pulp”.
Compared to other models, the motor is quiet with the ability to go into reverse, an excellent feature that can assist to unclog dense pulp.
For customer service, the Aicok Juicer Queen comes with a warranty of two years.
Ease of Cleaning
Cleaning the Aicok Juicer Queen is one of the easiest undertakings. This juicer comes with a nice simple brush aimed at cleaning the metal piece with the rest rinsing off easily. Using some warm soapy water, you’ll be done cleaning in less than five minutes.
Since this juicer comes with gasket, all you need to do is to open the gasket under the housing to enable you push through and rinse out all the remaining pulp. The gasket removes and subsequently replaces easily. Cleaning this juicer is extra easy since all the parts can be easily separated and assembled back.
The dishwasher-safe parts that are found in this juicer make the cleaning process a breeze as opposed to others which can be a nightmare to clean, an aspect that may result in the buildup of bacteria.
What we liked:
Its dishwasher safe
It has a reverse function in place in order to prevent clogging
It consumes less counter space due to its fairly small size
Very easy to clean
Auto pulp ejection that ensures continuous operation
What could be better:
It only comes in one color
It’s not favorable for dense foods, nuts, ice, and frozen products
Capacity: 68 oz – pulp container, 34 oz – juice container
Speeds: 2, 12000-18000 RPM
Dimensions: 15.25 x 8 inches
Warranty: 2-year limited
More features: noise level below 60 dB, anti-drip function, overload protection system, safety locking arm, 16 oz of juice in 8 seconds
Our editor’s choice is the Mueller Austria SD80A, a smart and simple to use juicer that does so much to help the user in terms of keeping things clean.
This model is good for cleaning due to the fact that it has a removable, easy clean pulp and juice container. It also has a 3 inch chute for neatly feeding the contents you want to juice into the juicer.
There are two speeds, and both are pretty fast, you can turn your raw ingredients into a 16 oz juice portion in just 8 seconds, which is incredibly quick.
The noise level has been measured at under 60 dB, which means it is more minor inconvenience than annoying non-stop sound.
The safety locking arm and the anti-drip functionality are added bonuses, too. The stainless steel mesh around the juicer blade also makes it easier to clean, but is designed to help you to extract all the minerals and vitamins you need from the juicer.
What we like: This is an incredibly quick, and easy-to-use juicer, with convenience high on the agenda for the manufacturer.
What could be better: Some of the parts are not the most durable and long-lasting. This is protected by the long warranty but some parts could break or snap if you’re really unlucky. There really aren’t many faults we can find with this juicer.
Capacity: 25 oz – juice jug, 1.6 qt – pulp container
Speeds: 1, 14000 RPM
Dimensions: 5 x 10 x 16 inches
Warranty: 1-year limited
More features: collects pulp within the footprint of the unit, safety locking arm, cleaning brush included
Breville is a huge brand in the world of kitchens and appliances. The
Breville BJE200XL packs in some amazing features making it one of the best value options for those looking to buy a quick, easy to clean juicer.
Why is it easy to clean? One of the reasons is the fact that it comes with an included cleaning brush and a removable container for juice means you can clean it quickly and efficiently. This juicer operates at only one speed, 14000 RPM, this is fast enough for most but doesn’t make it the most versatile model of juicer.
The Breville even has parts that go in the dishwasher so you don’t have to do any of the cleaning yourself.
The 1.6 qt container for pulp means that these are all collected within the base of the unit and are easy to use or to dispose of.
What we like: This product has a lot of dishwasher safe parts and a cleaning brush so it’s unlikely to cause you any issues around getting it clean.
What could be better: The fact that it only has one speed means it may not be as versatile and it is always pretty loud during use.
Capacity: 20 oz – juice jug, pulp container – not specified
Speeds: 1, 1.1 HP
Dimensions: 14.4 x 7.8 x 11.46 inches
Warranty: 3-year limited
More features: cleaning brush and recipes included, BPA free
Hamilton Beach is another very popular brand among those who want to buy kitchen products, and they have a huge range of different appliances including this juicer.
This is a great budget pick. It has a three year limited warranty which further adds to the value. It’s one of the most generous brands in terms of the warranty.
Like many of the options there is a three inch chute which is designed for full pieces of fruit and vegetables to be put in with ease.
Cleaning is simple enough and all of the removable parts are easy to put in the dishwasher, and this is totally safe. The parts are BPA free. There’s also a cleaning brush to get to the more stubborn buildups and difficult areas.
There are two speeds to choose between based on their speeds. This model also has a sizable capacity, 20 oz can be made at once with ease. If you wish, you can upgrade it and get a 40 oz pitcher for juice.
What we like: The fact that this has a three year warranty is a big benefit. Many products only protect you for one or two years. It is also good value for the money you are parting with.
What could be better: This is much louder than a lot of the products on our list.
More features: safety lock design, 7 segment spiral masticating system, 60 dB
The AMZCHEF ZM1501 is another easy to clean juicer with a masticating system so it doesn’t require high speeds to operate. In fact, we’ve named it the best masticating juicer on the list, and this is great for those who want to prioritize low noise and also prevent the loss of all those nutrients that are within the fruits, vegetables and other foods.
There is a safety lock design, and though the juice pours out into a jug rather than being contained, there is minimal splash and the jug stays in place nicely, so no slipping and sliding around like its competing options.
It has a two year limited warranty. The spiral design is very intelligent and manages to maximize the yield, producing a dry pulp in the process.
What we like: The clever masticating design is brilliant for the nutritional value and does a good job whilst staying really quiet. We can see why many people go for this easy to clean masticating juicer.
What could be better: The chute is a bit small, and when you are putting things into this juicer you have to chop them to a relatively small size before you use it, which can be annoying.
What we liked:
Easy to clean.
Great for extracting nutrients from fruit and veg.
More features: available in multiple colors, extra durable construction, 5″ diameter cup
Though this is not the most advanced juicer on the list, we wanted to include a manual juicer as this perfectly suits a lot of peoples’ needs and reduces the requirements for any sort of electricity. Those looking for a quiet, easy to clean juicer should at least consider whether or not a manual model could be for them.
This is available in lots of colors and has a lifetime warranty. It’s extra-durable and would be extremely difficult to break even if you were to try.
Though a lot of manual juicers work well for lemons and oranges, this has a bit more of an advanced design that means you can use it with all sorts of fruits and vegetables. It has a five inch diameter cup, so you can put things like grapefruits in rather than having to stick to small oranges.
It’s incredibly simple to wipe clean after you have used it. Obviously there are good and bad things about having a juicer that is manual, but this is inevitable.
What we like: The fact that this is such a durable and easy-to-use model. You can quickly and easily make yourself a glass of juice on demand.
What could be better: Naturally, this is a manual option so making large quantities can be quite difficult.
More features: great for everything leafy and greens, patented suction base is rated at over 100lbs of force, cold-press masticating process, retro design
Want a small juicer, easy to clean, with the capacity to make great juices out of greens. The The Original Healthy Juicer (Lexen GP27) is another manual option, this time with a masticating design.
The juicer has been designed specifically to handle greens and leaves, which some juicers really don’t make a good job of.
Though this has a manual design the clever suction base and masticating design are rated at 100lbs of force.
Let’s face it, the design is very cool, too, and this gives a quirky retro vibe to almost any kitchen.
This could well be the best juicer for those who are real health nuts and are looking to get a model that suits this. The juicer makes light work of vegetables and wheatgrass which can get clogged in other machines and be really tough to clean. It can also handle a lot of different fruit and veg.
What we like: The cold-press design does brilliantly when it comes to extracting the nutrients and also creating great juice from wheatgrass and other vegetables.
What could be better: The warranty is not very generous, with just one year of protection, when some manual juicers offer lifetime protection.
What we liked:
Great for leaves and wheatgrass.
Easy to use and creates a lot of cold press force.
Things to Consider
Juicing is turning out to be a major trend all around the world. This healthy manner of ingesting vegetables and fruits is taking the health industry by storm with athletes, trainers, families and professionals alike juicing nearly everything from carrots to kales in an effort aimed at embracing a healthy lifestyle. But the venture into juicing may turn out to be a tasking and overwhelming experience from picking the right juicer to consuming the first thing you’ve created for yourself. But worry not. This is a complete buying guide that seeks to provide you with valuable information that will help you pick the perfect type of juicer for all your needs.
What makes a juicer easy to clean?
There are a number of factors that makes a juicer easy to clean, especially after being used. Are its parts easy to unlock and lock in order to clean it? A juicer that has removable parts that can be pulled apart easily is easy to clean.
Second, if the juicer is dishwasher safe, then cleaning it is effortless. A dishwasher safe juicer means that it has been treated to withstand high temperatures of the dishwasher, meaning that it cannot be damaged even if it washed using dishwashing liquids and powders.
Lastly, a juicer is easy to clean, especially if it comes with its cleaning appliances. A juicer that lacks its cleaning tools or appliances will make the cleaning process overwhelming for the user as opposed to that with its cleaning appliances.
Important features to consider when choosing a juicer
Are you in the market for a juicer that will suit all your needs perfectly? If so, there are some important things that you need to consider first. It’s easy to spend your hard-earned cash on a juicer that you may never use. Much worse, you may end up sticking with a machine that may end up tackling one specific task. To boost your chances of getting the right juicer, you may have to look at the criteria below.
Type of juicer
In order to for you to get the most out of your juicer, the type of juicer that you choose to purchase matters the most. There are slow juicers and fast juicers out there in the market. Sadly, such can become quite overwhelming and confusing, especially if you are in the process of deciding the best to invest in.
Unless you are a millionaire who can easily afford a $2,495 juicer, there are two main basic options currently available for you that include:
Centrifugal Juice Extractors – they use fast-spinning metal blades that spin against a mesh filter to separate juice from flesh through a centrifugal force. They are fairly cheap to purchase, easy to use, and accept larger vegetable and fruit sizes. The Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus is a good example here.
Cold Press Juicers (Masticating Juicers) – they extract juice by crushing and pressing the vegetable/fruit to produce higher juice yield. These juicers are better suited for juicing grasses, herbs, sprouts, and leafy greens. Better yet, their pressing action is quite. If this is what you’re looking for, take a look at the Omega Juicer NC800HDS or Hurom HP Slow Juicer on our list.
Motor power and speeds
Obviously, you need a juicer that will extract as much juice as you can get in the least amount of time. Better yet, you will need a juicer with multiple speeds consisting of a “slow” or “fast” option in place.
While shopping around for a juicer, you may need to consider motor power and speeds so as to accomplish your goals. If you plan to juice fast and for many people, then you are better off getting a juicer with a bigger motor.
Still, if you are planning on going fast or juicing a wide variety of foods such as spinach, watermelon, or carrots, then the speed of your juicer will matter a lot.
Before you purchase your juicer, you may want to thoroughly consider the size of its chute. The size of the chute goes a long way into determining the time that’s needed to cut and prepare vegetables and fruits before the juicing process.
If you happen to be a heavy user, you need to make sure that the size of the chute is at least 3 inches. This way, shoving vegetables and fruits into your machine is made simple and requires minimal shopping than you can imagine.
Do find chopping veggies and fruits to be a big deal? If so, you are better off going for a juicer with a bigger chute.
Metal components within the best small juicers that are easy to clean are usually stainless steel. Safe and easy to use with even commercial juicers, and these can provide a long-lasting and durable design.
All plastics and other materials used need to be BPA free. The ultimate goal here is to create a juicer that is fantastic and does its job well, but also one that uses only safe materials. Which materials are used can also play a part in how easy it is to clean, so it is worth thinking about.
What you can use it for
If you are really into juicing, one thing that needs to be a priority is the role that your juicer will eventually play. Simply put, the versatility of your juicer will matter the most.
There are some juicers that will perform other functions as opposed to juicing such as making frozen desserts or nut butters, mincing, pasta shaping, and creating baby foods. Still, there are other juicers that will go a long way into juicing wheatgrass.
All in all, the role that your chose juicer will play matters a lot. Besides the normal juicing that you may be aware of, there are other roles that a juicer may play, an element that you should highly consider when shopping for one.
Dimensions and weight
Not all juicing machines come in the same dimensions and weight. However, you do not want to purchase a juicing machine that is designed in a funny manner to consume a lot of your kitchen space.
Apart from the dimension, the weight of your juicing machine matters a lot. If anything, you may need a juicing machine that can be easily be moved around without too much hustle on your end.
Extra accessories and attachments
Apart from important components such as the chute size, speeds, and motor size, weight and dimensions, there are equally some extra accessories that you need to put into consideration while shopping for a juicer to suit your needs.
Other additional attachments and accessories that you may need to consider include a juicer that is efficient and multipurpose in addition to be able to produce or extract the highest number of nutrients.
Additionally, your juicer should have as few parts as possible that can be easily dismantled, not forgetting the fact that it needs a big pulp container, cord storage, control switch, cleaning brushes, and a reverse feature.
Functionally, excellent juicers need to come with low levels of noise. For instance, if you happen to juice early in the morning or late in the night when others are asleep, you may want to shop for a juicer that operates either “whisper quiet” or not too loud.
Warranties are vital as they protect consumers by guaranteeing them that products purchased operate as specified and do not contain any manufacturing defects. While shopping around for a juicer, extra caution must be paid to warranties since a warranty accords you the right to ask the manufactures to deal with any issues arising from their terms and conditions.
A budget of $100-$200 is more than enough to get one of the very best easy clean juicers. Some of the larger models are on the upper end of this budget. There are some juicers out there for under $50, but these tend to be less than ideal. They might be small or just not have the same ease of cleaning that you might be expecting.
You can actually clean your juicer in a dishwasher with a lot of ease. If anything, a majority of juicers that are out there in the market are dishwasher safe, meaning that cleaning them in a dishwasher is possible and not a tasking exercise as such.
This is up for some debate. It really depends on both the juicer you pick and the dishwasher itself. If you try to clean the pitcher or dishwasher-friendly parts of your juicer in a dishwasher and find that not all of the leftover residue is being cleaned away, you can either pre-rinse, or you might prefer to hand wash. Also, if you have a delicate juicer pitcher, it might get more pressure put on in a dishwasher, which means it could break.
If you want to juice wheatgrass and get the best results, you are better off investing in electric wheatgrass juicers. With a masticating electric juicer, you will be able to juice wheatgrass with a lot of ease. On the other hand, some of the best juicers for leafy greens include the Omega Juicer NC800HDS and Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro.
Centrifugal juicers are much easier to clean than masticating juicers. The reason is simple. As opposed to masticating juicers, centrifugal juicers come with a limited number of parts that are so easy to clean. In fact, a majority of them need less than five minutes to tidy up since they have moving parts that can be pulled apart and assembled within the shortest time possible.
There are definitely some precautions to take when it is time to clean your juicer. Always read the manual and refer to a manufacturer’s instructions when you are cleaning. Never try to clean the juicer while the power is on, and you should also unplug it for the extra level of safety. Remember that they might have sharp blades, so you need to use appropriate tools. Only put parts in the dishwasher if you are specifically told you can do so.
Inevitably, juicers do make some noise. Some of the products on our list of easy to clean juicers are under 60 dB which is not particularly loud at all. Often, the masticating juicers on the market are a lot less loud than the centrifugal options. The type of juicer definitely plays a part. If you are worried about the noise, be on the lookout for a decibel rating.
While all the aforementioned juicers can satisfy all your needs, we believe that there’s one specifically suited for you. For our best juicers, we choose the Omega Juicer NC800HDS, the Hurom HP Slow Juicer, and the Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro. We opt for these based on their convenience, outstanding reviews, versatility, and wide-mouth chute. Better yet, they are all budget-friendly and made of high-quality materials. When it comes to acid resistance, the Omega Juicer NC800HDS, the Hurom HP Slow Juicer, and the Breville 800CPXL Citrus Press Pro are the best. Still, these entire juicers fair well based on their large capacity pulp-collectors in addition to their ability to retain a lot of nutrients from fruits and vegetables. All of these juicers have the ability to extract maximum amounts of nutrients in addition to being able to make a variety of foods and snacks with a lot of ease.