For us, almost no day goes by without preparing a freshly squeezed juice. Our favorite juices are celery juice and juices made from lots of greens and a little fruit. To ensure that your freshly squeezed juice tastes good, is as clear and particle-free as possible and also contains the maximum of nutrients and vital substances, we strongly recommend peparing it with a slow juicer.
Slow juicers are characterized by a nutrient-preserving - slow - juicing of the ingredients. This is the only way to reduce oxidation to a minimum and ensure maximum nutrient density. Therefore, we have specialized on slow juicers and only sell devices that we can recommend without reservation. Whether you're new to the colorful world of juicing or already know what kind of juice you're particularly keen on (e. G. celery juice): Every model we offer has been tested extensively and is rated as a recommendable slow juicer.
Slow juicers are the specialists when it comes to getting the maximum nutrients and vital substances out of the ingredients - they rotate slowly and gently. Four advantages of Slow Juicers:
Slow Juicer advantage 1: Less oxidation protects nutrients and flavor
Juicing is all about minimizing oxidation to preserve nutrients. Slow juicers rotate slowly - hardly any oxygen is absorbed during the juicing process. Not only does this keep valuable nutrients alive, but it also affects the taste.
Slow Juicer sdvantage 2: No heat generation
Nutrients are not only sensitive to oxygen, but also to heat. Since slow juicers work/rotate very slowly, heat development during the juicing process is prevented. This also explains the name that often is given to slow juicers: "cold juicer".
Slow Juicer advantage 3: Higher juice yield
Slow juicers squeeze the ingredients such as fruits, vegetables or leafy greens against a screen with tremendous pressure, extracting every drop of juice from the ingredients. This makes slow juicing an efficient and high-yield juicing process that is very cost effective in terms of ingredient use.
Slow Juicer advantage 4: Grasses can also be juiced
Slow juicers not only juice fruits and vegetables such as celery stalks, carrots, and apples, they can also process healthy leafy greens such as spinach, wild herbs and grasses. Centrifugal juicers reach their limits here due to their design. They may be able to juice celery with significant oxidation and heat generation, but processing grasses (e. G. wheatgrass) is not possible at all. In our tests, the juicing process generated enough pressure to explosively detach the lid of the juice drum from the device.
We drink freshly squeezed juices every day, therefore we test slow juicers every day. To help you navigate through the slow juicer market as quickly as possible, we've created a ranking of the 3 best slow juicers in their respective categories. Because within the slow juicer world, there are three fundamentally different classes of devices:
And it should be clear by now that not all slow juicers are the same. The different device classes have different strengths and weaknesses in the operation and preparation of freshly squeezed juices. Therefore, it is important to know what kind of juice you want to prepare and what you value before purchasing a device.
Top 3 Horizontal juicer with single auger: User-friendly all-rounder
If the slow juicer should be able to process all types of fruit, vegetables and leafy greens without any problems and be as easy to handle as possible, then horizontal juicers with one auger are the devices of choice. They are the most user-friendly all-rounders among slow juicers: Handling and cleaning are so easy that you can still enjoy your breakfast even if you already are 5 minutes late. We like to say that horizontal juicers with single auger are the best way to enter the world of juicing.
The juice yield is somewhat lower, the juice is not as fiber free as with a twin auger juicer and accordingly the juice does not have the same full bodied, round and smooth texture.
Proven over many years and our customers favorite - the Sana 707 convinces with its juice yield and very easy handling. The variety of colors and high-quality accessories also make the 707 the most popular model of all. Rightly in first place in this segment!
The Sana Supreme scores with an excellent juice yield, easy cleaning and its brushless industrial motor. This not only makes it run continuously, smoothly and quietly, but also saves energy and in the long term.
The celery juice expert par excellence, Anthony William, loves the MM900. It is optimized specifically for celery juice and produces an amazingly high juice yield. A fair price and the fact that it is very easy to clean make it a perfect everyday device.
Top 3 Vertical juicer: Compact specialists for fruit juices and soft ingredients
If juicing is primarily about fruits such as apples and pears, pineapples and berries, or water-rich vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes, vertical juicers are the specialists. Due to their design, pure fruit juices can be produced well, as gravity is more effective than with horizontal devices. Of course, mixed juices of fruit, leafy greens or root vegetables can also be prepared. However, vertical slow juicers are less suitable for juicing large quantities of fibrous ingredients such as celery or leafy greens. These ingredients cause the juice drum and screen to clog frequently.
Another advantage of the design: vertical juicers are more space-saving and take up less room in the kitchen than most horizontal juicers.
In terms of juice yield and juice quality, vertical juicers deliver good results. However, handling and cleaning effort are somewhat higher than with the user-friendly horizontal juicers with one auger - as there are simply more parts and a larger screen in use.
We award two first places in this category: One goes to the Hurom H-320N, with which you can juice more conveniently and in less time than with any other slow juicer. The other first-place winner is the Kuvings REVO830, which impressed us with its very good juice yield - better than any other vertical juicer! Both are also perfect for making fruit juices - and both are deservedly in 1st place!
The Hurom H-AA follows at a slight distance from the top position in second place. This reliable vertical juicer impresses with a good juice yield, compact dimensions and an attractive price-performance ratio. This is because the Hurom H-AA is technically in no way inferior to the more expensive Hurom Hz-Alpha.
This small, compact slow juicer is perfect for juicing fruits or vegetables up to 500 ml and really finds its place in every kitchen. The perfect juicer for single or 2-person households. With a price of under 200 euros, it is a real bargain and deservedly lands in 3rd place in this best list.
Top 3 Horizontal juicer with twin auger: Specialists for green juices and root juice
If juicing is primarily about producing green juices from fibrous ingredients such as leafy greens, celery and grasses, or juice from carrots, beet and parsnips, then a horizontal juicer with twin auger is likely to come into question. The juice ingredients are squeezed to the last drop by two interlocking augers. The result: you get maximum juice yield and maximum flavor experience. In our experience, all juices taste a tad more aromatic, balanced and full-bodied with the same amount of ingredients.
When making juices exclusively from soft or very ripe fruit such as pineapple, mealy apples and pears, or berry fruit, twin auger juicers do have some difficulties. The reason: The ingredients jam the hopper, foam starts building easily and the juicing process takes a bit longer. In addition, cleaning after juicing is more time-consuming than with horizontal juicers with only one auger.
The Angel Juicer is actually in a class of its own. Due to its high-quality workmanship and appearance, as well as the sensational juice taste. The Angle Juicer is a must have for all green gourmet juice lovers.
If you want a twin auger juicer but don't have a budget of more than 1000 €, go for the Greenstar. The Greenstar Pro is the better choice in our opinion. The metal augers promise a longer service life than the augers of the Greenstar Elite.
Slow juicer for wheatgrass juice, spelt grass juice, barley grass juice
If you have read the paragraph "TOP 3 Twin auger Slow Juicers", you can skip this part. Without a doubt, twin augers are best for all grasses. Once you start juicing, you will notice that the twin auger models are actually designed for juicing grasses. No wonder, the twin auger juicers produce a much higher juice yield than other models. Horizontal single auger juicers can also process grasses, but will never be as efficient in terms of juice yield. We don't recommend vertical juicers for producing grass juices in larger quantities, as the grass gets stuck in the housing. For those who want to enjoy freshly squeezed grass juice regularly, purchasing a twin auger slow juicer definitely makes sense. For those who only want to process wheatgrass or barleygrass from time to time, the single auger juicers might be a more cost-effective alternative.
Celery juice can be produced easily with any juicer, even with a centrifugal juicer. However, if you want to enjoy a chunk-free and nutrient-dense celery juice, you should use a slow juicer. The Angel juicer simply outperforms all other juicers, but there are some single auger slow juicers that can almost achieve the same juice yield (see celery juice test). In terms of handling, however, horizontal slow juicers with one auger are much easier to use - especially when it comes to cleaning. Therefore, our current general recommendation for celery juicers: Single auger horizontal juicers.
Even though we haven't done any exact juice yield tests on this, our experience can already tell that the twin auger juicers are less suitable for this discipline. Due to the hopper, the ingredients have to be cut into very small pieces and juicing produces a lot of foam. This is much more convenient with the single auger juicers. There is not as much foam and thus each juicing process is somewhat faster. However, the vertical juicers perform best here. As already shown in the conclusion to the slow juicer best list above, the vertical slow juicers use the help of gravity when preparing fruit juices or juices with a large proportion of soft or watery ingredients such as tomatoes and cucumbers, grapes, mealy apples and pears or cucumbers.
Of course, cleaning must also be mentioned when it comes to slow juicers. Especially if you want to "quickly" squeeze yourself a ginger shot, it is important to know whether the slow juicer can easily be cleaned or not. If you know cleaning will take too long, you won't do it at all. This means you miss out on the immune booster for in between and a more cleaning-friendly device would have led to much more intensive use.
Centrifugal juicers rotate quickly. Accordingly, larger quantities can be juiced in a shorter time. However, this generates significantly more heat and, above all, oxidation. Both lead to the juice losing nutrients and vital substances. The oxidation can be recognized by a grayish color of the juice, it is also noticeable in terms of taste. In addition, the juice yield is often lower, and the juice may still contain solid pieces. A slow juicer is gentle on nutrients, achieves a higher juice yield and, above all, produces a better tasting juice.