You don’t have to spend an entire paycheck to make fresh squeezed juice at home, and in fact, you can find plenty of options without having to venture into $100+ territory. When shopping for the best juicers under $100, you'll have to weigh speed and convenience against maximum nutrient extraction — a question that will come down to the two main types of juicers on the market:
- Centrifugal juicers operate much like a blender with one blade spinning at a high speed to separate the juice from the pulp. This type of juicer is fast and requires minimal prep time since it won't clog as easily if you add a whole fruits or veggies. However, it does have some cons: It tends to be noisier and the greater exposure to oxygen plus the heat from the motor and blades may reduce certain macronutrient content.
- Masticating juicers, also known as cold-press juicers, use gears instead of blades to grind fruits and vegetables. It's a slower process, but, since less heat is involved, it may help preserve some nutrient content. Slow juicing is quieter, but you'll likely have to spend a little more prep time chopping in order to avoid clogging. And since the juicing process itself takes longer — up to 10 minutes — you'll need to plan ahead and schedule accordingly.
To help you pick the right option, here’s my roundup of the best juicers under $100. These top-rated models are fan tested and approved to make juicing a breeze.
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