The holidays have come and gone, but the holiday pounds remain. Many people have begun doing juice fasts and juice cleanses. (Read more: How to do a three day juice cleanse.) A juice cleanse can be expensive, however, with some 3-day cleanses costing upwards of $300 or more. You may want to purchase your own juicer for your juice cleanse. If you buy the best juicer for your juice cleanse, you’ll be able to keep juicing even after the cleanse is over.
What is the Best Juicer for a Juice Cleanse?
That is a great question and it depends on a lot of factors:
- What is your budget?
- How much time do you have to juice?
- Will you be juicing more hard vegetables and fruits like carrots, celery, cucumber, apples, pears, and beets; or will you be juicing a lot of leafy greens like kale and spinach?
- Will you be making a lot of juice at one time?
- Will you be juicing for just yourself or for a large family?
Why a Breville Juicer is the Best Juicer for a Juice Cleanse.
If you’re going to be juicing a lot of carrots, celery, and other hard vegetables then the best juicer for a juice cleanse is going to be a Breville Juicer. A Breville juicer is a centrifugal juicer. Like other centrifugal juicers, a large blade spins in the middle at several thousand revolutions per minute (RPMs). The juice is extracted from the fruit and the pulp is spit outside into a catch.
(Making a Real V8 Juice with my Breville Compact Juice Fountain.)
Centrifugal juicers are fast. They are also able to maximize the amount of juice you get out of carrots, celery, cucumbers, apples, and pears. You can get still get a fair amount of green juice out of kale, but not nearly as much as you would if you used an masticating juicer like an Omega or Green Star.
Breville has three models of centrifugal juicers.
- Compact Juice Fountain.
- Juice Fountain Plus.
- Juice Fountain Elite.
Think of them as small, medium, and large sized. If you’re just juicing for yourself or one other person, then the Compact Juice Fountain is the right Breville juicer for you. If you’re juicing for more than 2 people (or if you make a lot of juice at at time), then consider a larger model like the Juice Fountain Plus or Juice Fountain Elite.
(If a Breville juicer is out of your price range, check out our review of the Best Juicer Under $100.)
Why an Omega or Masticating Juicer like the Green Star is the Best Juicer for a Juice Cleanse.
Like the Breville juicers, an Omega masticating juicer is able to effectively extract juice from apples, carrots, beets, and celery. The Omega juicer takes a bit longer to use. Masticating juicers are often called “slow juicers,” because the juicer moves at a slower RPM than a centrifugal juicer like a Breville.
(Juicing kale with my Omega J8006 masticating juicer.)
Because the Omega juicer moves at a lower RPM than a Breville, it’s able to “munch” the juice out of green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach. So while an Omega juicer is a little bit slower than a Breville juicer, you’re able to get up to three times as much green juice out of your kale. (Read more: How many ounces of juice are in kale?)
If you’re going to be juicing a lot of leafy greens, then you’re going to want to get a masticating juicer.
These are the best masticating juicers:
- 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).
Conclusion: The Best Juicer for a Juice Cleanse Depends Upon You.
As you can see, there’s no right or wrong answer to the question of what is the best juicer for a juice cleanse. It’s a personal decision that is based on what type of vegetables and fruit you’re going to be juicing, your budget, and the amount of juice you’re going to be making at once.
The best juicer, in other words, is the juicer you’re actually going to use.
Ready to start a juice cleanse? Check out: “How to do a Juice Cleanse” for tips on how to do a juice cleanse as well as over 100 free juice recipes.