Whether you’re considering a juice fast, fancy whipping up your own home-made juices at home, or just want to get a bit more fruit and veg into your diet, the best slow juicer - sometimes known as a masticating juicer - is a great option to have in your home.
Unlike conventional centrifugal juicers, which work quicker but also run hotter, the best slow juicers run cooler, with the argument that they better maintain all the nutrients in the fruit and veg you’re juicing.
This means you’ll have to wait a little longer for your juice, but you’ll know it’s got all the goodness in it you’re looking for. Read on for our pick of the best slow juicers you can buy, and some buying advice too.
See more of the best juicers of all types in our guide.
Best slow juicer
The Hurom HP Slow Juicer gets the nod as our best slow juicer overall because of how it ticks boxes for both style and functionality.
We love the range of different colors it’s available in, plus its nicely rounded edges make it lovely to look at too - so much so you’ll probably want to keep it out on the side all the time.
Thankfully its vertically stacked design makes that easy, keeping it compact and lessening its countertop footprint.
It’s really easy to use and clean, thanks to Huron’s self-cleaning brush. This works on the juicer as it is juicing, leaving you less cleaning up to do afterwards – and less excuses to leave it until later.
It runs admirably quietly thanks to using just 150 watts of power and running at 43 rotations per minute. This means it juices a little slower compared to other slow juicers, but the result is a great quality, less-oxidized juice that’s worth waiting for.
At $300, it’s firmly in the mid-range territory in the price stakes, but every single time you use it will be worth the outlay.
If you’re on a budget, this Aicok slow juicer is a smart choice, as its thousands of positive reviews on Amazon would suggest.
While you will have to make some allowances for it due to its price, it still holds its own against much more expensive juicers, especially in how well it handles leafy greens. If you’re into your green juices, that’s a great feature.
As you might expect at this price, there is only one speed setting, which is on the slow side. However, it helps make it really easy to use, so you can be juicing within minutes of unpacking it.
It’s pretty compact, so won’t take up much space on your worktop, though the knock-on effect is the feeding chute is on the small side, so a little more food prep is required.
A big plus for the Aicok is that all of its parts are dishwasher safe, so there’s no messy clean up. That said, even when hand washing, it’s pretty easy to clean and dry, without too many places for debris to collect.
Our only downside to all of this is that the Aicok can produce slightly more watery juices than pricier models, which are a bit more prone to separating. But give it a quick mix before you drink it, and this is no more than a minor blip on an all round great budget performance.
The Hurom H-AA is in its third generation and is among the company’s flagship models. It’s particularly good if you’re short on space thanks to a really slim and streamlined design. It’s also lightweight, and stylish to look at too.
Of course, this is going to make it attractive to any buyer, but it also has the skills to back it up, thanks to a handy set of included interchangeable strainers. These will allow you to make ice cream or tofu, or happily add in ingredients like nuts or seeds to your juices.
The one downside to keeping such a small footprint is that the H-AA’s capacity is on the smaller side compared to the competition, meaning output isn’t as great as you might find elsewhere.
The 150-watt motor, however, runs almost silently and is a significant upgrade in comparison with other models. It performs wonderfully at just 43 RPM to mimic hand squeezing. It means you get every last bit of goodness out of your fruit and veg, which you’ll notice by how dry the resulting pulp is.
Once you’re finished, the clean up is pretty quick thanks to easy disassembly (and re-assembly for that matter). The inner spinning brush helps to stay on top of things, rotating during juicing to clean the chamber and strainer simultaneously. This ultimately reduces clogging and increases juicing efficiency. If you plan to juice later, you can simply run some water through it to clean it through, and wash through at the end of the day.
Easy to use and easy on the eye, not to mention a fanatic performer, the Hurom H-AA is nothing short of a superb juicer. You’ll pay a premium for it but if you’re serious about juicing, it’ll take all the hassle out of it.
Omega is well known for its excellent range of juicers, but this is an absolutely superb choice for those who want a machine that can do more than just juice.
Offering 80 rotations per minute under a 150W motor, it’s an absolute workhorse, all without getting overheated or noisy in the process.
It offers five adjustable settings to maximize its performance to what it is you’re juicing. That could be a citrus juice or a green juice, but it could also be to make nut butters, grind coffee or mush down baby food.
Despite all its settings, it’s simple enough to use, though its horizontal design does mean it takes up a little more space on the kitchen counter.
Its standout chrome finish looks lovely, if you can make the space though, and has been treated to stand up against the acidity of citrus juices that can cause tarnishing.
It’s a considerable investment at around $375, but considering Omega’s industry leading 15-year warranty, you can at least buy in confidence.
If you’re looking for a juicer that does it all and then some, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer may just be the one for you.
As well as a juicer, the C7000S can do its bit as a standard processor too, thanks to a number of different strainers that come in the box.
This allows you to make things like smoothies and sorbets, plus there’s an extra-fine strainer for chomping through wheatgrass and keeping pulp to a minimum.
This is all powered by a 240-watt motor capable of a silent 60RPM, which balances efficiency and juice quality perfectly
If that sounds messy, the three included cleaning tools should help you be quick to get it all washed up and ready to go again. It isn’t dishwasher safe though, so something to bear in mind if time is of the essence.
We loved its larger feeding tube, to make food prep quicker and easier than some competitors - some chopping is still required though.
The chrome accents on the machine are anti-corrosive to protect against citrus juice, while the main body is available in an attractive choice of red, silver or gold. It stands tall too, meaning it takes up minimal space on your work surface.
The Tribest Slowstar is a seriously efficient juicer, thanks to the duo-blade auger at play here. This allows the juicer to operate at double the speed of a single-auger juicer, while still running at a super-slow 47 RPM to keep it cool and quiet.
It’s backed by a 200-watt motor too, so you know that this powerful juicer won’t have a problem with anything you throw at it.
It’s the only model in its class to include a mincing attachment, which will allow you to convert the machine into something that can make sorbets, salsas, pesto, nut butters and more.
The 100 percent BPA-free plastic design also comes apart easily for washing by hand. The Tribest helps out a lot in this regard thanks to its automatic pulp wiping assembly that runs while the juicer is working, to stop it from getting too bad in use.
Finally, we really liked how easy this juicer has made it to distribute the juice you have made. No more dripping all over the place as you try to pour it from juicer to glass thanks to the included juice cap.
It’s also incredibly easy to use, with one-button operation meaning there aren’t a lot of confusing options. That ease continues in the small number of parts that make it up, meaning it’s quick and easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning. That can all be done in the dishwasher if you prefer, but washing by hand is no trouble either.
Its slim vertical design makes it great for small worktops, though the large, tall feeding chute does limit the height you’ve got to play with under cabinets if you don’t want to be moving it in and out all the time.
It looks great though, and is made from 100 percent BPA-free plastics, with food-safe containers included for storing your juice in the fridge.
Its performance is admirable at this price, delivering good quality juice from all sorts of ingredients. Leafier veg can be a little stringy but generally, it will make its way through most things, with a powerful-but-quiet 240-watt motor and 65 RPM, that keeps things cool. The pulp is relatively dry too, which means it’s getting out every last drop of goodness.
The only downside is that the warranty on the motor is only five years. That is short in comparison to our other top picks, but still gives you some peace of mind when spending your $200.
Which juicer is really best, slow or fast?
Fast juicers are the most popular on the market for several reasons. As their name would suggest, they are able to produce large amounts of juice (although you will get a lot of foam) in a quicker amount of time, they cost less, are easier to clean and they eliminate pulp. They’re great for people on the go who don’t have lots of time to wait, but they are louder and, as we mentioned above, some research suggests that they can destroy some of the nutrients through the heat they produce in use.
A slow juicer, on the other hand, will prepare a slightly more pulpy, natural juice, as fruit and veg is crushed rather than ground down through a mesh. It means it can process some things that fast juicers can’t, like leafy greens, sprouts and kale and herbs, giving you more options, and overall the juice is of a better quality with no foam and less waste. They’re also much quieter.
They do cost a little more, are trickier to clean due to having more parts, and are of course slower in operation, but if the reported difference in nutrients is a concern to you, then it’s a good option to choose.
Is masticating the same as cold press?
Yes, cold press and masticating juicers are the same in terms of how they process the juice, without the use of heat. You may find some extra features on individual machines but the way the juice is made is the same, so don’t be pulled in by extra features you don’t require.
How much should I spend on a slow juicer?
As always, it all depends on your budget and what you’re buying it for. If you’re wanting to just try it out, then by all means spend a little less to see how you get on.
However, on the whole, cheaper machines can be more hassle than they’re worth, and if you then decide to use it long term, you may need to invest again. Spend a little bit more in the first place and your juicer will last longer, juice more efficiently and probably come with a longer warranty to boot.
A mid-range slow juicer will cost anywhere between $200-$350. They will also likely offer a high yield for your fruit and vegetables compared with cheaper machines, so you’ll get more juice for your buck.
How do I choose a slow juicer?
One of the first things to consider is design, and how much space you have to house or store a juicer in your kitchen. You can get ones that sit upright or are more horizontal, others that focus on being compact and others that are unashamedly large. So do think about what will work best for your space.
Secondly, you need to consider the kind of juice you want to make. If you want to juice leafy vegetables, look for a slow juicer with at least 400 watts of power so you get the most efficient yield. You can also consider speed settings - some only offer one, but having two gives you more power to get through tougher skins when required.
Do consider how much chopping and dicing you are prepared to do, and look at the size of the feeder tube to see how big it is. Generally, slow juicers are smaller than that of fast juicers but there is still a variance. If you don’t want to do too much prep, look for larger feeder tubes.
Finally, we would always recommend checking the warranty, particularly if you’re spending a little bit more. You want your juicer to last, so make sure your manufacturer’s warranty is suitable - the very best slow juicer brands will offer 10 years plus on the motor and five years plus on parts.