When I think of reviewing my favorite recommendations for the best juicer for vegans, I’m thinking of simply finding the best juicers on the market.
Moreover, vegans need to lead a balanced diet that will provide their body with all that’s good and nutritious. Thus, we’re talking about variation, about being able to juice whatever fruits, veggies and leafy greens are in season.
If you’re interested, you should also check out my article on how you can juice frozen fruits & veggies. It might be an interesting read for those who freeze a lot of raw ingredients to use in the winter months when supermarket prices are pricey for certain fresh produce.
For example, I don’t freeze apples and pears because they’re easy to find even in the winter and their prices are pretty decent all year round. Citrus fruits are also something we have access to easily.
My focus is on freezing almost any fruit that ends in berry, mango if I find ripe ones on sale, pineapple, tomatoes, etc.
Best Juicer for Vegans Reviews
When I’m looking for models that can be bought as the best juicer for vegans, I’m looking for models that produce the most nutrient dense juices, that are easy to use, and that deliver the best quality for the best prices.
When it comes to easy cleaning, you should be aware that juicers are a bit harder to clean than blenders or food processors. Some will be easier to clean than others, that’s for sure.
I should also warn you that there’s no perfect juicer that won’t come with plenty of negative reviews.
Frankly, since I started this website for blenders, juicers, air fryers, toasters, pots, knives and other kitchen essential cooking tools and utensils because I love all that, I discovered that pretty much all juicers come with a lot of negative reviews. Blenders in general have a lot fewer of those. I recommend reading both the positive and the negative reviews before making your final choice.
1. Breville Juice Fountain Cold Juicer BJE430SIL: Overall the Best Juicer for Vegans
At around $200, this Breville Juicer is not the cheapest you could buy but, in my opinion, it’s one of the best.
If you’re looking for a much cheaper model, check out the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine that I reviewed just below.
Is this Breville a small appliance? It’s not as small as vertical juicers. Those are the models you need to look for if you’re low on space. The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Juicer is not exactly small, measuring 9 x 14.5 x 17 inches.
The first thing that really made me like this model is the fact that it uses Breville’s Cold Spin Technology, which has been shown to transfer less than 1.8 degrees F while extracting juice.
It’s not exactly a cold press but it does come close to it, it’s more like a combination between a cold press and a centrifugal.
It doesn’t use heat to extract juice so we’ll be able to make nutrients-packed drinks from whatever fruits and veggies we desire.
Next, we have a 850 watts motor.
Breville assures us that their motor is capable of processing even the toughest fruits and vegetables in seconds.
In fact, there are user reviews that mention that this model is so powerful that it grinds carrots like butter.
It has a 70 oz (2L) easy seal juice jug with a froth separator. It’s big enough for larger families or for people who prefer making juice to cover a few days.
The seal for storing the juice jug is perfect. We can store fresh juice in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If you don’t want to use the 70 oz jug, it comes with a detachable spout for juicing directly into glasses.
It also has a unique 3-inch extra wide chute feet. You’ll be able to juice plenty of whole fruits and vegetables without pre-cutting.
We get 2 speeds:
- high speed (13,000 RPM) for denser fruits and harder vegetables
- low speed (6,500 RPM) for leafy vegetables and soft fruit
It also has a LED display that is illuminated if the motor has stopped due to overloading. This is a method to ensure motor longevity.
Is it a good juicer for leafy greens?
If you’re a vegan, you’ll definitely want to juice leafy greens quite often. They’re an integral part of a good diet, whether we’re vegans or not. In my opinion, no one should skip juicing some leafy greens at least once a week.
Sometimes, juicers don’t perform that well when it comes to leaves. Overall, that might also seem to be the case for this model, too.
For example, some people mention that this Breville Juice Fountain Cold Juicer is better at handling stems than leaves.
Thus, I would say that it’s not the best model if you want to focus on leafy dark greens like kale and herbs.
Some users have found that the leaves should go in last. It seems that if we process juicier items first (celery, fruits, cucumbers, etc.) and juice leafy greens last, then we might get more juice.
2. Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine: Cheapest Juicer for Vegans
When it comes to juicers under $100, I don’t think there’s anything better than the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine.
Obviously, I might be wrong and you’ll find an even cheaper juicer that’s better than this one.
Still, this is my favorite for lower budgets.
Also, while it’s not as compact as vertical juicers, it’s still pretty compact. It can fit pretty nicely even in smaller spaces.
Its dimensions are: 14.4 H x 7.8 W x 11.5 D.
This is a centrifugal juicer that has a powerful 800 watts motor.
Even if centrifugal models might not be a favorite for those who want to ensure that they get the most nutrients out of their fruits and veggies, they’re still some of the best choices for people on a budget.
Moreover, the powerful 800 watts motor ensures that it extracts juice fast. So, if you’re looking for a fast machine, this is great. It’s also easy to use.
It has a 3-inch chute, which is described as 3-inch Big Mouth chute that ensures that we can add a bunch of whole fruits and veggies, no lengthy preparation needed.
We get an extra-large pulp container for juicing longer. You can even juice the pulp again if you feel that not everything was squeezed out.
The only major thing lacking is a juice jug. You’ll have to use your own container or glasses.
The removable parts are dishwasher safe and BPA free. I would say that it’s pretty easy-to clean, especially if we compare it with other models.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons for deciding that Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine is one of the best juicer for vegans for those on a budget.
Does it juice leafy greens?
In general, I would say that Hamilton Beach is surprisingly good when it comes to juicing leafy greens.
Most juicers, including expensive models, struggle with leaves. However, it’s not as bad as I would have expected.
However, I did find an interesting piece of advice from a user: placing leaves between an apple cut in half , if we do that we get more green from our leaves.
All in all, our quest for a thoroughly capable juicer for leafy greens and leaves continues but the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine offers top value for its price.
To further demonstrate that it can handle leafy greens and herbs, we even find parsley and spinach being mentioned as ingredients in the recipes that come with the user manual for the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine.
3. Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL
What is the difference between this Juice Fountain Plus and the Juice Fountain Cold Juicer that I reviewed as my first choice?
Let’s see about that because the price difference between the two is really not much.
The major difference between the two is that this Juice Fountain Plus is a centrifugal type, while the Juice Fountain Cold Juicer is described as a cold press type but it’s more of a combination between a cold press and a centrifugal. However, the price difference between them is not considerable.
They have a lot more in common than they are different.
We can definitely see many similarities in the designs of these two Breville juicers. If you didn’t pay close attention, you might think that these two are the same model.
They even have the same 3-inch extra wide fruit chute.
They also share the 2 speeds feature.
And an 850 watts motor.
Another considerable difference is that we get a smaller juice jug, one that measures 1.1 qt (approx 1L). It’s still a pretty good size.
How does it do with leafy greens?
We could say that it performs pretty much the same way we can expect from the Juice Fountain Cold Juicer. Even in this they’re pretty similar.
The Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL is not exactly a marvelous juicer for leaves but it can handle the pretty decently the leafy greens with a good stem on them.
For example, juicing beet greens, the leaves and the stem, should work pretty well.
Just stay away from baby spinach.
And use the leaves attached to the stems, including for herbs. Some users are completely satisfied with the obtained juice, while others sound a bit disappointed.
4. Omega Juicer NC900HDC: Best Juicer for Leafy Greens & More
Omega has a lot of expensive juicers to choose from. Frankly, looking at so many products from the same manufacturer is a bit exhausting. It took me a long time until I went through all of their different juicers and found the one that meets the standards for the best juicer for vegans.
Let’s see why the Omega Juicer NC900HDC is the one I like, considering that this brand has what seems like an infinite list of models.
I should first mention that this is a horizontal juicer that resembles meat grinders a bit. What I’m trying to say is that it requires plenty of space. Vertical juicers are the best if you don’t have a lot of space in your kitchen.
It measures 15.5 H x 14.5 D x 6.5 W.
Omega describes it as a premium juicer and nutrition system.
It’s a low speed, masticating juicer. We get to make nutrient-dense drinks.
The low speed minimizes heat build-up and oxidation.
However, the lower speed also means that it takes a few minutes until the juice has been extracted. It’s not for people on the go. At least it’s less noisy.
The powerful 2HP motor generates more torque to process tough ingredients.
There are also 5 adjustable pressure settings.
More than a juicer
Furthermore, we are informed that it makes: baby food, celery juice, citrus juice, fruit juice, leafy greens juice, nut butters, nut milks, pasta, sorbet, vegetable juice, and wheatgrass juice.
It’s certainly more than a juicer.
In order to do all that it comes with 4 nozzles: 3 pasta & 1 breadstick.
It also includes 1 juice cone, 1 homogenizing cone, 1 juice bowl, and 1 pulp bowl.
The adjustable end cap has 3 settings to get the most out of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.
Is it a good juicer for leafy greens?
Omega tells us that we can use the NC900HDC to make leafy greens juice and wheatgrass juice.
I would say that Omega is definitely better than Breville when we want to make leafy greens juice. Well, it’s about 2 times more expensive, too.
Thus, overall, I would say that this Omega Juicer NC900HDC is one of the best juicers for vegans who love juicing leafy greens.
5. Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer: Best Vertical Juicer for Vegans
Did I decide to review this Hurom because it has a bit of a funny name? I mean, the H-AA name is certainly catchy. Well, I didn’t decide to review it only for its name or for the fact that it has a pretty design.
The truth of the matter is that when I’m researching expensive juicers, I pretty much end up being almost as disappointed as when I’m researching models under $100.
It’s not easy to find the best juicers on the market, that’s for sure. Whatever model we end up loving and wanting to buy, we must be prepared for a situation in which we’ll end up being disappointed with our purchase. But isn’t that the case with whatever appliance we want to buy?
My advice is to use it as soon as you get it. Test it with a variety of fruits and veggies and see if it’s worth keeping it or if you need to return it.
The Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer costs around $400. It’s in the same price range as the above Omega Juicer NC900HDC. Neither is cheap.
The idea is that this Hurom will take up a lot less space on your countertop. It’s a vertical juicer that can be used in a smaller space.
On the other hand, the Omega looks somewhat like a meat grinder so it’s a juicer that requires a lot of counter space. It’s a better choice if you have a very big kitchen that is not already bursting with all sorts of appliances.
We can’t talk about this juicer without mentioning the attractive design.
It’s also made from impact-resistant AB.
The auger and strainer are made from a heavy-duty material that is 8x times stronger than traditional plastic. I guess you can take this Hurom H-AA into battle.
It’s an incredibly slow squeeze technology at only 43 RPM, while the above Omega performs at 80 RPM.
The Hurom is almost twice slower, which in the case of masticating juicers is a wonderful thing if we’re looking for the lowest heat impact and oxidation.
Their patented slow squeeze technology ensures that juices stay fresh and retain all of their natural nutrients.
Their auger is supposed to squeeze like a hand-squeezer, resulting in fresher tasting juice, minus the impossibility of actually being capable of squeezing juice from a carrot by hand.
It uses just 150 watts of power but, this time, these numbers are certainly not an indication of how powerful this Hurom juicer is. It’s just efficient, while being capable of handling whatever we throw in the chute. It’s also quite silent.
More than a juicer
We can use it to make homemade ice cream and tofu.
We can also add nuts and seeds for making our own milks and butters.
Does it juice leafy greens?
Unfortunately, I must say that the Omega Juicer NC900HDC, which I reviewed above, remains the best for leafy greens juice.
If you absolutely want to enjoy juices made from leafy greens, I wouldn’t recommend the Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer.
Best Juicer for Vegans Buying Guide
Let’s see which are the features we should pay attention to when we’re looking for the best juicer for our household.
Even if you don’t like any of the models I’ve recommended above, you’ll still be able to find the perfect juicer for you if you know which features you should pay attention to.
Type of juicer
In my opinion, there are three main types of juicers that can be used as the best juicer for vegans:
- cold press
However, some people consider that cold press and masticating are the same type of juicers. Even manufacturers will identify their models as being both a slow masticating juicer and a cold press juicer at the same time.
I don’t see how that’s possible. And let me tell you why by explaining how each of these three models works.
When it comes to blenders, we also have three types that we can buy but you can tell which is which in an instant because all three look different. We have: countertop blenders, personal blenders and immersion blenders. All three look totally different but, sometimes, with juicers we can’t tell which is which by just looking at designs.
Cold press juicer: the best type of juicer
A cold press model works like a hydraulic press or like the action we perform when we’re squeezing lemon juice by hand.
Thus, the juice from our raw ingredients is extracted without any heat. The raw ingredients are pressed into a pulp to extract their juice.
This is the type of juicer that extracts the most juice from the pulp and that’s why I consider it to be the top choice.
Moreover, it’s also considered that the juice extracted by a cold press contains more nutrients thanks to the fact that no heat is created during the extraction process.
Last but not least, cold press models also have powerful motors that can handle any ingredients. In theory, they can process even the toughest fruits and vegetables in just seconds.
But they’re also the most expensive so you’ll have to also take your budget into consideration when you’re making your final choice for the best juicer for vegans.
Just like the name suggests, the juice is extracted as the ingredients are masticated, similar to how our teeth grind and chew food.
It sounds different than how a cold press model works and it should be different.
Masticating models work at low speeds and with no spinning action so they’re considered to be the second best after cold press juicers.
Well, in my mind these two types should be different. But you’ll find manufactures that describe their models as belonging to both categories.
Cold press juicers will also be referred to as slow juicers or masticating juicers.
However, a masticating juicer, in theory, doesn’t contain a press so it’s still wrong to identify it as a cold press juicer.
Well, it is what it is and we just have to roll with it. Thankfully, they’re both good choices, no matter what ingredients you want to use for your vegan juices.
All kinds of leafy greens will be transformed into delicious, refreshing juices but they can also handle tougher ingredients, like beets, carrots, celery root, sweet potatoes, parsnips, etc.
Although they’re my least favorite because it is considered that these preserve the least amount of nutrients out of all three types, centrifugal juicers remain some of the most popular models on the market.
That’s mainly because they should also be some of the cheapest. Thus, we can’t escape them.
Well, in the end, we still get to drink juice from nutritious fruits and veggies so that’s what matters most.
Centrifugal models spin at high speeds in order to separate the juice from the pulp. That makes them very fast. We can have our juice in a matter of seconds.
The ingredients that pass through the feeding tube are met by a fast spinning metal blade. They are cut and spun against a sharp screen at high speeds. The speed can be between 6,000 and 14,000 RPM.
If you don’t like waste, when it comes to centrifugal models, I recommend taking the pulp from the bowl and feeding it to the juicer a second time to extract the most juice we can.
Out of all three, the centrifugal type can also be the hardest to clean, especially when we’re juicing fibrous or stringy ingredients.
I always find that if we have a budget in mind, we’ll be able to narrow down our choices much faster.
There are juicers that cost under $50. However, unless you’re buying a citrus juicer, I don’t recommend models that are so cheap because they’re simply not good.
The cheapest recommendation I could offer is the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine. It’s still a juicer under $100 so I think it could work for many people. If you’re on a budget, this is the model that you should consider first.
I also reviewed two models that are sold for prices close to $200. Both are Breville juicers and I believe that this is one of the best brands in the juicers world. Actually, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Juicer BJE430SIL is my top recommendation. It balances quality and cost, which I like a lot no matter what appliance I’m looking for.
Omega is another famous and very popular brand among juicers. However, the Omega Juicer NC900HDC is about two times more expensive than the two Breville juicers I included. If you can afford it, check this one out because it’s awesome.
Last but not least, in the same price range as the Omega is the Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer.
The advantage that this Hurom has is that it’s a vertical juicer, which is great for people who are looking for smaller juicers.
Omega NC900HDC is a horizontal model so it’s better suited as the best juicer for vegans who own big kitchens with plenty of countertop space.