The best juicer for kale and spinach is not going to be the best juicer for root vegetables like carrots and beets or for “hard” fruits like apples. The most common juicer is a centrifugal juicer like a Breville juicer. A centrifugal juicer spins at a really high RPM (sometimes up to 10,000 revolutions per minute). This makes quick work of your juice.
Yet with juicing, speed can be a disadvantage. A Breville juicer, for example, will get three times less juice from kale or spinach than an Omega juicer. However that same juicer may get 10-15% more juice out of beets and carrots.
Kale, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables are light weight and not very dense. They need to have the juice “squeezed” out of them. The best juicer for kale and spinach are thus slow juices like an Omega masticating juicer or a twin-gear juicer like the Green Star Juicer Elite or Angel Juicer.
Best Juicer for Kale and Spinach: Omega Masticating Juicers
Omega Juicers are the leading masticating juicers. A masticating slowly grinds (or “masticates”) kale or spinach with an auger. Since the auger spins are a low RPM, it is able to squeeze more juice out of kale or spinach. An Omega masticating juicer will yield up to 3 times more juice from kale and spinach than a Breville juicer.
(Pictured below: An Omega J8006 juicing kale.)
Omega makes several different masticating juicers:
- Omega J8004 (available here)
- Omega J8005 (available here)
- Omega J8006 (the juicer I own; available here)
- Omega VRT350 (available here)
Which Omega juicer is right for you? That depends on your budget.
The Omega VRT350 and J8006 are quality blenders with 15-year warranties. They are extremely durable and effective. They will maximize the amount of juice you are able to extract from kale or spinach.
Omega juicers are, in a word, the best juicer for kale and spinach. We compared and contrasted the features of these juicers in a separate post. See, “Best Juicer.”
(Pictured below: An Omega VRT 350.)
Omega Juicers, while being extremely high quality and effective and juicing kale and spinach, are not the only juicers on the block.
Best Juicer for Kale and Spinach: An Angel or Green Star Juicer
A Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor and the Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500 are what’s known as twin-gear juicers. Rather than have one auger masticate the kale, a juice juicer works by grinding the kale or spinach with two stainless steel grinders:
(Pictured below: The twin gears from an Angel Juicer.)
Because the gears slowly grind together, the most juice is extracted.
The two leading twin-gear juicers are the Green Star Elite (here) and Angel Juicer (here).
(Pictured below: Green Star Elite Juicer.)
The Green Star Elite (here) and Angel Juicer (here) extract a similar amount of juice. The biggest difference between these two juicers is appearance and price.
(Pictured below: Angel Stainless Steel Juicer.)
The Angel Juicer is a thing of beauty. The Anger Juicer also costs about twice as much as the Green Star Elite.
Best Juicer for Kale and Spinach: The Bottom Line
Any slow juicer like an Omega masticating juicer or a twin-gear juicer like the Green Star Elite and Angel Juicer will maximize the amount of green juice you’re able to get out of kale.
Although masticating and twin-gear juicers are more expensive than a typical “entry-level” juicer, you save money in the long run because you’ll need to buy less produce.
The best place to buy a juicer is from one of these links:
- Omega J8004 (click here)
- Omega J8005 (click here)
- Omega J8006 (click here)
- Omega VRT350 (click here)
- Green Star GSE-5000 Elite Jumbo Twin Gear Juice Extractor (click here)
- Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500 (click here)
Once you’ve bought a juicer, check out our Juicing Recipes page.