If you want to use your juicer daily, you’ll need the best juicer that’s easy to clean. My first juicer was a nightmare to clean, and the effort it took always made me think twice (if it hadn’t already put me off).
If you want to get the most out of your juicing efforts, not only will you need the best juicer that’s easy to clean, it also needs to be suitable for what you’ll juice.
There are three main types of juicers:
These are the best juicers for leafy greens and the easiest to clean. (They’re good with hard fruits and vegetables too).
Produce goes down the feed chute and along the single ‘auger’, before exiting as juice and pulp into the two containers.
Since neither enters the main body of the unit, there aren’t many parts to wash.
Twin gear juicers use two augers, yielding the maximum amount of green juice without having to do much more cleaning.
Both these types of juicers are slow to juice though, so if time is important to you, a centrifugal juicer might be more suitable.
Here’s a comprehensive list of the best masticating and twin gear juicers that are easy to clean:
- Omega J8006 Nutrition Center
- Omega J8004 Nutrition Center – This is identical to the the 8006, but in white.
- Omega NC800 HDS 5th Generation Nutrition Center – This is the newer version of the 8006/8004. It has a wider feed chute, and an adjustable end cap which lets you get a better yield on different produce (set to 1 for soft fruits, and to 5 for leafy greens).
- Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor – Twin gear for maximum yield on leafy greens.
- Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500 – Twin gear and ‘Rolls Royce’ build quality.
These are best for hard fruits and vegetables, and the best ones are the next easiest to clean.
You drop produce into the top and push it down onto the spinning blade using the plastic plunger. Juice and pulp is separated and thrown to the sides of the juicing chamber (the clear and black part below the feed chute).
Juice exits at the spout on the right, and pulp goes into the bin on the left. (If you want one less part to wash, line the bin with a plastic bag).
A juicing screen (a fine metal mesh) surrounds the blade, separating fine pulp from the juice.
Because of this, there are a few more parts to clean (the screen), and larger, messier parts (the feed chute and juicing chamber).
Some centrifugal juicers are easier to clean than others, but there’s one brand of juicer which is the easiest to clean: Breville Juicers.
Some juicers (like my original Jack Lalanne Power Juicer) had some awkward nooks and crannies which collected juice and pulp. But Breville juicers have been designed with clean up in mind, and don’t have these tough corners.
Although there are more parts to clean in a centrifugal juicer, Breville make it as painless as possible.
Centrifugal juicers are the cheapest and the quickest to juice – the blade spins at up to 14,000 rpm, meaning even the toughest produce is juiced in seconds.
Here’s a list of the best easy to clean centrifugal juicers:
- Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor
- Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer – Adjustable speed to get a better yield on different produce.
- Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor – ‘Rolls Royce’ build quality and performance.
3. Vertical Masticating Juicers
These are best for both hard produce and leafy greens, and are about the same as centrifugal juicers to clean.
Produce enters through the top and is taken into the single auger for juicing. It also has a juicing screen which needs cleaning.
It’s a masticating juicer, and is much slower than a centrifugal juicer.
The vertical best juicer that’s easy to clean is the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer. Not only are there no awkward nooks and crannies to get into, it also comes with a special screen cleaning tool which cleans the screen in just a few seconds, saving a lot of time and effort: