Juicing fruits and vegetables at home to gain their health benefits is now becoming a very popular practice. We are all getting more health conscious as the decades pass, and the science behind and importance of nutrition becomes more clear. We are sure that famous infomercial by Jack LaLanne has also helped bring the benefits of juicing home to us.
So you maybe looking for your first juice machine and you need something reasonably priced, or you simply looking for one of the best juicers for the money? Either way, this guide will provide a list of the top 2 juicers, that have very high ratings and wont empty your bank account!
#1 - The Breville BJE200XL
This juicer nabs the top slot
For a straight $100 the Breville BJE200XL takes the top slot as our #1 best juicer for the money. You get a lot of juicer for that price, even if it is not too big, which is another benefit. So what value does this juicer provide:
It is crazy powerful. It has a 700-watt motor that delivers 14,000 RPM. RPM refers to 'revolution a minute'. That means the juicing blade in this machine rotates 233 times every second. Compare this with the Jack LaLanne juicer, that only provides 3,500 RPM for the same price, or more depending on what Jack LaLanne model you get. In fact you won't find any other juicing machine that provides 14,000RPM for the same price, or more. The Breville BJE200XL can turn even the toughest of veggies, such as carrots, potatoes, and beets, into juice in seconds and with little effort needed on your behalf.
Stability. What good is raw power, without solid housing. After all, you can't put a jet-engine in a cheap car. Well, the Breville company is renowned for making well-built and solid kitchen appliances, especially juicing machines. The Breville 200XL is housed in a thick, long-lasting, plastic design (you would need to shell out another $200 to buy its more attractive stainless steal big brother the Breville 800JEXL, but the BJE200XL is still a decent looking model), and if you take a look at its reviews on amazon, you will seen this machine is built to last.
Life-span. It is important to keep in mind, that an important aspect of cost is longevity. You may have seen juicers by Hamilton beach and Black & Decker that cost just $30 to $60 bucks, but they are not built to last like the Breville. The reviews for the Hamilton Beach and Black & Decker machines are high-rated, and they are in high number at around 700 reviews, but don't let this fool you. These are cheaper machines for a reason, they are not built for the long haul. A lot of reviews are done 'fresh', meaning that if the reviewers of these products did the reviews 3 months later, they would not be looking as good, because we are sure a percentage would have broken down. The reason there are so many reviews too, is that these mentioned products are cheaper, so people tend to go for them. However, all that said, the Breville BJE200XL has the most reviews of any juicer machine, at over 1000 reviews, and this is not because it is the cheapest or the best, but because is it the best juicer for the money 🙂
The Breville BJE200XL
The Breville BJE 200XL provides excellent value for money and is my #1 choice as the best juicer for the money in terms of value for money
#2 Best Juicer - The Masticating Option
Better Juice Yields
My #1 option for the best juicers for the money was the Breville BJE200XL, a centrifugal juicer. My #2 choice is for the best masticating juicer for the money. If you are not sure of the difference between a centrifugal and masticating juicer than check out my post The Best Juicers . We have picked the Omega J8005. There is a newer version of this machine - The Omega J8006 - but the J8005 (presently at $259.99) is cheaper and provides excellent value for money.
The are a number of Omega juicers in the 8000 model range, they began with the Omega 8000 and have now evolved 5 times to provide the present 8006. One thing all them have in common is that they have all been heralded as one of the best masticating juicers on the market. You will find models dating back to the Omega 8003 on amazon, and they are all rated with at least 4 stars. These machines last - big time. We have been using the 8004 for the past 3 years with no problems.
The Omega 8006
The Omega J8006 has stood the test of time and has been the best-selling masticating juicer for 10 years+.