If you enjoy a glass of fresh juice or a smoothie in the morning, then the juicer is probably one of your favorite bits of kitchen kit. As commercial juicers are often much heavier duty and can juice for longer than the smaller budget-friendly home juicers, this makes a commercial juicer an ideal addition to any home where juicing is popular.In this article, we review the best commercial juicers suitable for use in the home as well as in cafes and restaurants. We also consider why a commercial juicer may be more useful to you, and what the difference is between different styles of juicer. We also offer a few tips that you may find useful when using and cleaning your juicer.
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite is our best pick of the commercial juicers with its two speed settings and ability to extract up to 30% more juice from your fruits and vegetables.
The Hamilton Beach juicer machine is our budget pick with its ability to juice whole fruits and vegetables and its BPA-free components.
Table of Contents
- Quick Comparison: Top 10 Best Commercial Juicers
- 1. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor
- 2. Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine
- 3. Omega J8004 juicer
- 4. Focus Foodservice 97336 Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press
- 5. Champion Commercial Heavy Duty Juicer
- 6. Waring Commercial Citrus Bar Juicer
- 7. Hurom HZ Slow Juicer
- 8. SUNCOO Commercial Juicer
- 9. Hamilton Beach Commercial Citrus Juicer
- 10. Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Juicer
- Things to Consider Before Buying A Commercial Juicer
Quick Comparison: Top 10 Best Commercial Juicers
1. Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite (800JEXL) is a 1000 watt juicer with a 1.1 quart juice jug capacity. This has a low (6,500 rpm) speed for leafy vegetables and softer fruits and a higher (13,000 rpm) speed for harder fruits and vegetables.
Its centrifugal extraction uses a titanium reinforced cutting disc which is surrounded by a micro-mesh filter, and this is able to extract up to 30% more juice. The feed tube is 3" and able to accommodate whole fruits and vegetables, so no pre-cutting needed before juicing.
The pulp container has a 3.2 quart capacity the locking arm is able to adjust in all directions to give a tight fit with the locking arm. Made from die-cast steel, removeable parts such as the filter bowl, juicer cover and puree disc can all be cleaned in the dishwasher. Any components that come into contact with food are free from BPA.
This juicer should not be used for more than one minute at a time when using on high or with firm pressure; it should be allowed to rest for one minute before using again. The power cord is designed to wrap around the feet and clip into position under the base for easier storage when not in use.Some owners have found that this can spray some juice when in use and the odd buyer has found it has broken down well within its one year warranty period. Some buyers have also been disappointed with the volume of this juicer.
2. Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine
With a large 3" feed tube that can take whole fruits and vegetables, the Hamilton Beach juicer machine also has an extra large pulp bin and can also be used to make plant-based milks from almonds, oats etc.
This is an 800 watt centrifugal machine with removeable parts that are BPA free and can be cleaned in the dishwasher. It also comes with a cleaning brush. This has a stainless steel micro-mesh cutter/strainer which can juice a beet smooth within seconds. This also comes with a three year limited warranty.
Some buyers consider this juicer is not as effective when juicing drier fruits or vegetables and it may not be as robust as more premium models. The design of this juicer also means there can be a risk of some liquid leaking from the top – depending on what is being juiced at the time.
3. Omega J8004 juicer
As well as juicing, the Omega J8004 Nutrition Center is a masticating – or low speed - juicer also suitable for making nut butters, extruding pastas, grinding herbs and more. The GE ULTEM™ juicing auger in this is eight times stronger than other augers.
This juicer also operates at a lower rpm of 80 to give a more stable and healthier juice and it will also produce less foam than other types of juicer.
Some buyers have been disappointed that juices can contain more pulp than expected and as a lower powered juicer, this does take longer to juice. As this has a smaller feed tube, larger fruits and vegetables will need cutting before they are juiced.
4. Focus Foodservice 97336 Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press
The Focus Foodservice Jupiter juice press is a manual and mid-size press suitable for commercial use. This is made from cast iron and 18/8 stainless steel and has an enamel finish to resist corrosion and pitting from the citrus acids. This juices citrus fruits with 2,300 psi (pounds per square inch) of force.
This has a wide base complete with rubber suction feet for stability and the strainer cone and funnel cup can be removed and popped in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Some buyers have commented that this juices smaller oranges better, as if you press large ones, they can be pushed out around the funnel cup of the juicer. If you do prefer larger oranges, then you will need to cut them before juicing. This is also a tall juicer so may not fit well on all countertops.
5. Champion Commercial Heavy Duty Juicer
The Champion Juicer commercial juicer (G5-PG710) is a masticating juicer which uses a stainless steel auger for continuous and cool juicing with automatic ejection of pulp.
This has a ⅓ hp (horsepower) motor and this; along with the stainless steel motor shaft is backed with a ten year limited warranty. This comes with all accessories required for juicing and has been manufactured in the US.
A small number of buyers have been disappointed with this as they have found fruits and vegetables need cutting into small pieces before juicing and those who have had older Champion juicers consider this current model to be poorer quality than the older designs. Some vegetables can also be prone to clogging and the juice may need putting through the machine again to remove excess pulp.
6. Waring Commercial Citrus Bar Juicer
The Waring commercial citrus bar juicer (BJ120C) is a compact design able to hold one quart of juice. This has a heavy die-cast base which is set on vibration-dampening feet for quieter operation. This semi-automatic juicer has a universal reamer which is suitable for any type or size of citrus fruit.
This is a light to medium use juicer for the home, bars, hotels and more and can juice up to 120 oranges per hour. The reamer and juice bowl can be removed and cleaned in the dishwasher after use. This is ETL certified and also comes with a one year limited warranty.
Some buyers have found this has not been able to juice as much as they would have expected from a commercial juicer and as it contains some plastic moving parts, the lifespan on this may not be as long as you would like.
7. Hurom HZ Slow Juicer
Available in silver or rose gold colored stainless steel finish, the Hurom HZ slow juicer works at just 43 rpm – a similar speed to squeezing juice by hand. This is powered by a low 150 watt motor; meaning is much quieter than other juicers when running.
This masticating juicer extracts as much juice as possible from fruits, vegetables and nuts and leaves a dry pulp behind. This juicer is BPA-free and does not contain any sharp edges. The removeable components are also dishwasher safe and the motor on this juicer comes with a ten year limited warranty.
As this does contain some plastic components, there can be a risk of them breaking with use and fiber from produce such as celery can be more likely to clog it when using.
8. SUNCOO Commercial Juicer
Using an auto feed pressing system, the SUNCOO commercial citrus juicer is able to juice between 20 and 30 oranges per minute and extract up to 70% of the juice. Made from stainless steel with a pure copper 120 watt motor, this fully automatic juicer is also designed for easy cleaning.
This is a larger juicer suitable for commercial use and has an automatic sensor shut off function.
9. Hamilton Beach Commercial Citrus Juicer
The Hamilton Beach commercial citrus juicer (HCJ967) is an NSF approved juicer with three different sizes of reamer for different citrus fruits. This has a brushless induction motor designed for quiet operation and the base is made from die-cast aluminum which has an acid-resistant finish.
The top of this juicer can be removed and placed in the dishwasher and this has an extra tall spout to allow you to fill pitchers and glasses when juicing.
This operates at single speed only, which means a little practice may be needed to get the most out of this and as a premium model, its cost may be on the high side for home citrus juicing.
10. Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Juicer
The Tribest Greenstar Elite juicer is a triturating juicer that is suitable for fruits, vegetables and herbs, and it can also be used to grind grains and nuts. This has automatic pulp ejection and operates at 110 rpm.
This is designed for simple clean up and independent tests have shown that the twin gear press in this is able to extract a substantially higher quantity of minerals than leading juicers and the cutting points on the gears allow it to juice fibrous vegetables such as celery without clogging.
This juicer comes with various accessories such a cleaning brush, fine and coarse screens for juicing, an homogenizer blank for processing and a mochi maker for rice cakes and breadsticks. A pasta maker can also be bought separately to convert it into a pasta press. This also comes with a 12 year limited warranty.Some owners have not been impressed with how long this juicer can take to clean after use and there is a risk that over time, some of the components will build up with debris which means you will need to spend some time deep cleaning it.
Things to Consider Before Buying A Commercial Juicer
If you juice regularly or if you are lucky enough to have citrus trees and need to process a lot of citrus during the season, then a commercial juicer can offer more reliability than the smaller budget-friendly home juicers.
All-purpose juicers are suitable for the majority of fruits and vegetables and some can even be used to process nuts to make nut milks.
When choosing a commercial juicer, there are a number of aspects to consider. If you do need to use it a lot, look for one that is simple to operate and will not require extensive cleaning on a daily basis. One with a larger juice container can add to ease of use, as can the bigger waste container which means it will not need emptying out as regularly.
It can be difficult to strike a balance between a high juice yield and speed with juicers. Some juicers that press or juice very quickly will not remove as much of the juice which can make it less cost effective than a slower machine that extracts much more of the juice – and therefore nutrition - from the fruit or vegetables.
Centrifugal and automatic juicers are better for faster juicing, but the masticating or triturating styles allow more of the nutrition from the foods to remain in the juice. Centrifugal juicers usually only run for a short period of time before they have to be allowed to rest and cool down before being used again, while masticating and triturating juicers can run for a lot longer without needing to be stopped.
Most commercial juicers are metal construction rather than plastic for durability and easy cleaning and this aspect is usually reflected in the price.
If you want to keep your juicer on your home countertop, then space is also a consideration, not just for where it will be placed, but the room that you will need above it and around it to be able to work effectively.
The Centrifugal Juicer
Ideal for a wide selection of produce, from leafy greens and soft fruits to the firmer carrots, celery and apple, one of the main advantages of centrifugal juicers is that they have a large feed tube at the top so most fruits and vegetables can be fed in whole.
A centrifugal juicer contains a mesh chamber or screen around a cutting disc with sharp teeth that cuts the fruit into pulp. At the same time, the juicing chamber is spun at high speed to separate the juice and the pulp. The juice then leaves through the spout and the pulp is stored in the waste container.
As the juicing occurs at a higher temperature; this can affect some of the nutritional quality of the juice and it also means that more foam is produced during juicing. If however, you are juicing produce which will then be heated, such as for baked goods, then the centrifugal design is ideal.
Although these machines can be noisier to use, on the plus side, as well as being more budget-friendly, centrifugal juicers usually take less countertop space up and are easy to dismantle for cleaning.
The Masticating Juicer
This style of juicer uses an auger which slowly crushes the fruits and vegetables, allowing the juice and pulp to separate. These juicers have small feed tubes which means that larger fruits and vegetables have to be chopped before juicing.
After fruit is fed into the juicer and the auger has crushed them, the juice runs through a screen and the pulp is pushed into a waste container. These juicers are often multipurpose machines which can work as a grinder or food processor.
These work at much lower speeds than centrifugal juicers but produce juice which is often thicker and has less foam. Because they do work at lower temperatures, there is less damage to the nutrients such as antioxidants and enzymes in the fruit. Harder produce as well as leafier produce is usually suitable for using in these.
As they do work at low speed, they take a lot longer to juice and they are often more expensive than centrifugal juicers.
Also known as a twin gear juicer, a triturating juicer uses two close gears to rotate and crush the fruits and vegetables, grinding them into small pieces. This allows the juice to be extracted which then passes through the screen, leaving the very dry pulp behind.
Because this works at a slow speed, more of the nutrition is retained in the juice and this also means the juice can be refrigerated for a couple of days after juicing with little degradation.
These juicers usually have an adjustable pressure mechanism, allowing you to adjust the yield for different fruits and vegetables. As with a masticating juicer, produce needs chopping well before it is put into the feed tube.
Triturating juicers can also function as a food processor and other kitchen tools, although you may need to buy some of the accessories separately.
Compared to the other types of juicer, these usually take the longest to clean and are often at the expensive end of juicing machines. Twin gear machines can also struggle with fruits which are watery and softer.
Making the Most of Your Commercial Juicer
It is a good idea to place paper towel under your juicer before you start as any leaks are easy to remove afterwards. If the design of the machine allows you to, you can line the waste/pulp container with a biodegradable bag so you can place it straight out for compost, or you can line it with a plastic bag.
Not only can you rinse and re-use the plastic bag if you wish, it means you can put the pulp straight into the freezer and then use it for cooking with at a later date (fruit cobbler or vegetable broth anyone?).
Once you have finished juicing, remove the power cord from the outlet and take the washable parts off the juicer. Place the screen/filter basket to soak for ten minutes or so before washing by hand with some mild dish soap or in the dishwasher.
It is important that the screen is not allowed to dry out after use as it will make it even more difficult to unblock the pores in the screen. If you cannot wash it straight after use, at least leave it to soak in some warm water until you can wash it. Any other removeable parts should be rinsed under the faucet - and scrubbed with a brush if necessary - to remove pulp before being placed in the dishwasher. Dry the parts thoroughly after use.
After the screen has been washed and dried, hold it up to a bright light and check for clogged pores. Although the screen may look clean after washing, you will usually find that there is still some clogging, which will prevent the juicer from working properly.
Even mineral deposits from your water can cause the screen to clog and, in some cases, you will need to regularly descale your juicer to remove the mineral deposits which have built up over time.
If the screen is clogged, a couple of hours soaking in a solution of citric acid and water, or white vinegar and water will usually be enough to unclog it. A gentle scrub with a cleaning brush or toothbrush can also help remove debris. There are also commercial cleaners suitable for cleaning juicers with.
After juicing, also thoroughly wipe down the rest of the machine with a damp dish cloth and mild soap as traces of juices, in particular citrus juices, can cause corrosion or pitting on some metal surfaces. Once wiped, allow it to dry out thoroughly before reassembling the machine and storing it.
Some juicers may also allow you to pour some warm water through and if you are able to do this with your juicer, then do so as it will reduce the need for more frequent and intensive cleaning.
If you are new to juicing, we hope that our comparison of centrifugal, masticating and triturating juices has been informative and that you can now identify which is the most appropriate for your juicing needs. We also hope that our tips for cleaning your juicer will also come in useful in the future.Whether you want a new juicer for a café or just want to be able to make nutritious and healthy vegetable smoothies for the family in the morning, then we trust that our reviews of the top ten best commercial juicers have helped you in making your juicer choice.