BEST COLD PRESS JUICERS IN 2017 FOR THE MONEY

Maybe you’re looking for a way to pack more nutrition into your day. Maybe you just want to find a new way to prepare delicious drinks. Whatever your reason, you’ve got a lot to consider.

Finding the right juicer for you can be a tricky task—there are a lot of products out there and a lot of information to absorb. That’s why we’ve put this review of the best cold press juicers together for you. It will tell you everything you need to know about the leading models and outline some of the most important considerations involved in buying the right juicer. At the end, we’ll give you our opinion on which one is best.

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Price

Warranty

Type

Weight

Size

Our Rating

omega j8006 juicer review

Omega J8006

$$$

15 yrs  - Full

Horizontal

18.2 lbs

14.5 x 6.5x 15.5 in

hurom elite juicer

Hurom Elite 

$$$$$

10 yrs -  Motor

Vertical

13.8 lbs

9.8 x 6.4 x 15.7 in

omega vrt 400 juicer

Omega VRT400

$$$$$

15 yrs - Full

Vertical

22 lbs

8.5 x 7 x 15.5 in

omega vrt 400 juicer

SKG Vertical

$$$$

10 yrs - Motor

Vertical

19.2 lbs

8.5 x 7 x 15.5 in

omega vrt 400 juicer

Champion

$$$

10 yrs - Motor

Horizontal

23 lbs

8.5 x 7 x 15.5 in

Cold Press Juicer Reviews

Omega J8006

  Omega J8006, as all Omega juicers is a low-speed masticating juicer. It runs at 80 RPM, which helps it avoid the foaming and clogging problems that can plague faster models. This slow speed juicer also renders highly efficient in terms of juice extraction. Its cold press auger crushes produce and extracts far more juice than centrifugal models.

As you see, it has a pretty unique design. It looks more like a sewing machine than a juicer. It measures 14.5”x6.5”x15.5”, and weighs about 18 pounds. As a horizontal model, it is less space-efficient than other juicers in this review. As you can see from this review on YouTube, the Omega J8006 takes up a decent amount of space when in use.

This model is highly versatile. In addition to its primary use as a juicer, the Omega J8006 functions as a food processor and to make nut butter, baby food and even five different types of pasta.

The Omega J8006 comes with a 15-year full warranty, which is about as good as it gets. It doesn’t cost much, relative to comparable products.

The Good

  • Quiet, high-torque motor
  • Efficient juice extraction
  • Solid, heavy model that won’t jump around when in use
  • Highly versatile
  • Low cost compared to other models in the market

The bad

  • Not great with leafy greens
  • Takes up more space than vertical models
  • Needs help forcing produce down the chute

Hurom Elite Juicer

The Hurom Elite is a vertical cold press juicer. Unlike the Omega J8006, it uses gravity to auto-feed produce into the auger, where it is crushed and strained to release juice. 

At 13 pounds, the Elite Juicer is far lighter than the other competing juicers in this review. It measures 9.8”x6.4”x15.7” and, by virtue of its vertical design, is more efficient in terms of space than horizontal models.

The Hurom Elite Juicer is slow—even for a cold press juicer! It rotates at 43 RPMs, about half the speed of most masticating juicers. Its 150-watt motor makes crushing tough produce easy, even at such low speeds. This puts the Elite Juicer in a class of its own in terms quality and quantity of juice production.

Unlike the J8006, the Elite Juicer comes with a 10-year warranty that only applies to the motor. Check out this YouTube video for a detailed demonstration of this juicer.

By the way, I have reviewed several other Hurom cold press juicers on my website. So if you're interested, feel free to check them out.

The Good

  • Powerful, yet quiet motor
  • Extremely slow speed, even by comparison to other cold press juicers
  • Light, easy to move around
  • Saves on space
  • Produces highly nutritious juice

The bad

  • More expensive than other juicers in this cold press juicer review
  • 10-year warranty on motor alone
  • More complicated to clean than other juicers

Omega VRT400

  Omega VRT400 is another vertical slow juicer. There's an in depth article on Omega vertical juicers, so check it out if you're interested. Anyway,  Its dimensions are 8.5”x7”x15.5” and it weighs approximately 22 pounds, making it the second heaviest juicer in this review. It comes with a 15-year full warranty and runs at 80 RPMs.The VRT400 works well with all types of produce, including leafy greens. However, if leafy greens make up the majority of the produce you want to juice, you might want to consider a different, horizontal model.

Additionally, produce has to be prepared carefully before loading into the VRT400. After being inserted into the feed chute, food has to make a right angle turn to enter the auger chamber. To avoid backups at the feeding chute, make sure to cut produce into smaller pieces. VRT400 also includes a strainer screen to remove excess pulp during the juicing process.Perhaps the most convenient feature of the VRT400 is its automatic cleaning process. To clean the juicer, simply pour in water and turn the juicer on. For a thorough cleaning, you may still want to disassemble the juicer.

The Good

  • Space-saving model
  • Auto-clean feature
  • Pulp strainer
  • Solid, heavy frame

The bad

  • One of the more expensive juicers by comparison
  • Tends to make pulpier juice (solved by strainer)
  • Feeding chute can jam if food isn’t sufficiently well prepared

SKG Vertical Juicer 

​  The SKG Vertical Juicer is unique in its size. It measures 21”x13.2”x10”, making it by far the largestcold press juicer in this review. It weighs about 19 pounds and has a 3-inch wide feeding chute. It comes with a 10-year motor warranty.

The SKG is made from highly durable, anti-oxidizing material. At 240 watts, its motor is far more powerful than most cold press juicers. It turns at 60 rotations per minute, which is in line with most masticating juicers.Like many vertical juicers, the SKG has some problems with fibrous produce, meaning that the juicer can clog if you’re not careful. The way around this problem is to pay attention to the order in which you insert produce into the juicer. For example, if you want to juice leafy greens or celery, make sure to run something juicier in between them to help flush out the device.

One last thing to note: the SKG has a big reservoir compared to other cold press juicers, meaning that it can hold more juice at a time.

This YouTube video provides an in-depth review of the virtues and drawbacks of the SKG.

The Good

  • Wide feed chute
  • Low noise
  • Can be used to make tofu
  • Has a larger juice container than most other slow juicers
  • Its compact design means it saves on space.
  • It comes with a 10-year warranty.

The bad

  • Juicer sometimes jams
  • Despite being a vertical juicer, it takes up quite a bit of space
  • Cleaning is more complicated than some models, but still easy
  • Juicer creates a lot of pulp and doesn’t come with a strainer

Champion GP-PG710

​  Champion G5-PG710—This horizontal juicer measures 19”x7.8”x12 and weighs 23 pounds, making it the heaviest model in this review. It comes with a 10-year limited warranty and is inexpensive, relative to the prices of other juicers. It’s the only juicer in this review that’s capable of commercial-level juice production.

The Champion G5-PG710 is capable of juicing fruits and vegetables, but needs a special attachment for wheatgrass and other leafy greens. It has a moderately sized feeding chute (1.75”), which saves time on prep, but it is not self-feeding.The main criticisms of the Champion revolve around its size and weight. This juicer isn’t easy to move around—part of the trade off for its increased power and durability.Despite its less-than-stellar warranty, the Champion has high approval from customers. It is one of the most durable juicers on the market, with parts made of polymers and stainless steel. It’s also easy to clean.

The Good

  • Powerful motor that can handle commercial use
  • Can handle wide variety of produce
  • Capable of juicing faster than other masticating juicers

The bad

  • Higher RPM than other slow juicers
  • Has difficulty with leafy greens
  • Attachments are expensive
  • Not all parts are dishwasher-safe

 Buying Guide for Slow Press Juicers

Why Cold Press Juicers?

hurom elite juicer

  Cold press juicers, also called “masticating juicers”, produce juice by crushing produce, and are the choice of health-conscious people everywhere. That’s because they retain more nutritional value than traditional “centrifugal” juicers like Breville, which rotate at higher speeds and create heat that oxidizes nutrients in the juice. By contrast, juice made from cold press juicers lasts longer—up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Masticating juicers are also more efficient in terms of juice production per pound of produce. Predictably, they are less efficient in terms of time. If you’re incorporating juicing into your daily routine for health reasons, you don’t want to sacrifice the nutritional benefits of fresh juice to save a couple of minutes.

Not all juicers are created equal. Though the cold press juicers in this product review are all excellent, some are more adept for certain purposes than others. How you make your selection will depend on what’s most important to you. Size and price are important factors to consider. You should also think about how often you are planning to use your new juicer.

Price

hurom elite juicer

  Masticating juicers are great, and can even save money in the long run, but they aren’t cheap. These kitchen appliances typically cost between two and four hundred dollars. How much you’re willing to spend probably depends on your disposable income, but it’s worth thinking about how much use you expect to get out of such an appliance. It would be a shame to spend $400 on something just to watch it sit on a shelf!First timers should probably wade into the at-home juicing game, so to speak. In this case, the Omega J8006 is probably your best bet. It’s the least expensive model in our review, yet is a high-quality product. This way, you can give juicing a shot without the risk of breaking the bank.

Usage

hurom elite juicer

  If you’re a dedicated juicer, or expect yourself to be, you probably want to check out the Champion G5-PG710. This is by far the most powerful and durable model in our review, and the only one capable of commercial-level use.

However, as a consequence of its strength and capability, it’s very heavy and large. If you don’t have the counter space for such a large appliance, this juicer might prove to be an inconvenience.A more manageable suggestion for the frequent juicer would be Hurom Elite Juicer. It’s quiet and powerful, and unlike the Champion G5, it’s a vertical cold press juicer, meaning that it takes up far less space. Unlike the Champion G5, it’s extremely slow rotating, even for a slow speed juicer. If you’re looking for a model that will turn out juice quickly, this isn’t it.One final thing you want to consider in terms of usage is the warranty on the device. If you’re going to be using it a lot, it might make sense to opt for a juicer with a longer and more complete warranty. The Omega J8006 and Omega VRT400 both come with 15-year full warranties.

Size

hurom elite juicer

  If you’re looking at juicers, chances are this won’t be the first appliance in your kitchen. Space, like money and time, is realistically limited. That means you have to think about the size of the juicer you’re looking to purchase.In general, horizontal juicers take up more counter space than vertical models. If you have a small or crowded kitchen, you’d probably be better off with a vertical juicer. Similarly, if you plan on storing your juicer when you’re not using it, you probably want to look for a lighter appliance.The juicers in this review vary greatly in dimension and weight. The lightest is the Hurom Elite, at 13 pounds. The heaviest is the Champion G5, which weighs 23 pounds. The Omega VRT and the Hurom Elite are the most compact juicers, in terms of surface area.

Which is the best one?

There really is no single best cold press juicer. Having said that, you really can’t go wrong with any of these slow juicers. Each one will change the way you consume produce and help you improve your diet. Like we said, the final decision really comes down to personal priorities and circumstances. I’m tempted to recommend the Hurom Elite for its power, light weight, and small size--it’s truly one of the best cold press juicers out there. But it also happens to be the most expensive juicer we reviewed. Buying this juicer is a pretty serious investment, so you’d want to be sure you’re going to get a lot of use out of it.If you’re new to juicing, I’d recommend the Omega J8006. It’s a solid model, comes with a 15-year warranty, and is the least expensive model in this cold press juicer review. As a horizontal juicer, it takes up a little more space than some of the other models, but it’s far from the bulkiest. It would be at home in most kitchens.