Do you need juice every day on your breakfast table? Squeezing the juice from the fruits is tiresome and mornings are busy for hand-pressed juice. For that at home or restaurants, commercial juicers will reduce a lot of work. Electric juicers extract juice within a very small time and require less labor. Whereas, hand press juicer requires time and strength for drawing out the juice. Electric juicers are noisier than manual juicers as they have high-speed motors. You need to choose the juicer that will reduce your work and serve for a long time.
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.
Quick Comparison: Top 15 Best Commercial Juicers
|Product||Type of juicer||Grade|
|Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juice Extractor||Centrifugal||A|
|Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine||Centrifugal||A|
|Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer||Hand pressed||A-|
|Omega J8004 juicer||Masticating||A|
|Omega J8006HDS Juicer||Masticating||A-|
|Hamilton Beach Pro Juicer Machine||Centrifugal||B+|
|Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer||Masticating||A-|
|AMZCHEF Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Professional Machine||Masticating||B|
|Sagnart Centrifugal Juice Extractor||Centrifugal||A|
|Champion Commercial Heavy Duty Juicer||Masticating||B|
|Gourmia GMJ9970 Large Citrus Juicer||Hand pressed||B+|
|CO-Z Commercial Grade Citrus Juicer||Hand pressed||A-|
|Tribest GSE-5050 Greenstar Elite Cold Press Juicer||Masticating||B+|
|Focus Foodservice 97336 Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press||Hand pressed||B|
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. 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. Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer
Manual juicers are great as they do not make noises while extracting juice out of fruit. Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer is a manual juicer with an ergonomic handle that brings out every bit of juice from fruits and vegetables. It is very easy to operate as you just need to put the slices of fruits on the cone cup and firmly press the lever down.
This juicer is great for any gatherings at the poolside, bars, etc. Fruits with seeds can be hard to extract though it crushes the pomegranate and gives you a nutritious juice. Cleaning is easier as the parts are compatible with dishwashers.
4. 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.
5. Omega J8006HDS Juicer
Juice on the breakfast table is constant for many families and this juicer from Omega makes the work easy. It's cold juice pressing system and 80 rpm speed delivers the nutrients of the veggies and fruits with juices. The feature we like about this juicer is that it can be used to mince herbs, grind coffee and spices, paste nuts, etc.
Moreover, the machine stands stable on the rubberized feet while it is on. Fruits do not need to be peeled but they need to be sliced into small pieces to accommodate inside the tube. There is no mention that the parts of the juicer can be washed in the dishwasher. We suggest handwashing the parts after every use.
6. Hamilton Beach Pro Juicer Machine
Extracting juice without slicing fruits into smaller pieces saves a lot of time. Hamilton Beach Pro Juicer Machine has a big mouth that can fit whole oranges or apples and extract the juice from them. At the back, there is a plastic pulp bin where the pulps are stored and you can make juices longer without cleaning the bin.
This machine would be great for restaurants as it has a high power motor to bring out the juice. All the plastic parts are safe to put on the dishwasher and they also send a cleaning brush for manual cleaning. You can enjoy juice from any veggies or fruits on this juicer.
7. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer
Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is a heavy-duty juicer that extracts juices within a small time. If you own a juice bar, this juicer can give the best service as it runs at a low rpm and serves nutritious juice. The juicer needs a 10-minute interval between extracting the juice and try not to run the machine for more than 10 minutes.
The most bothering thing while making juice is when the drain tube gets clogged. With this machine, the unclogging task gets easier as it has an anti-clogging button. For cleaning the parts, a single button disassembles the whole machine. This masticating juicer can be used for making juices as well as crushing baby foods.
8. KOIOS Juicer
The juicer that runs at slow rpm generates less foam and this is a slow juicer that reduces the foam production in juice. The auger rotates at 80 rpm mixing less air into the juice. The juicer comes with a pulp bin and juicer bin which are necessary tools. However, the pulp bin seems to be small and might require cleaning.
The best thing about this juicer is that it is easy to assemble and can be run for 20 min continuously. The juicer has a 7 level spiral system that squeezes out most of the juice from the fruits.
9. AMZCHEF Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Professional Machine
AMZCHEF Slow Masticating Juicer keeps the nutrients of the fruits on the juice so that you enjoy the organic taste of the fruits. The 7 segment spiral system squeezes the high-quality juice from the pulp keeping the nutrients intact. The juicer is easy to assemble and one will disassemble when you want to clean the parts.
The feeder chute is 1.6-inch that reduces the risk of oxidizing. Due to the small feed chute, you need to slice the fruits before making the juice. The best feature about this juicer is that it shut off automatically after running continuously for 20 minutes.
This feature helps to cool the machine as well it reminds you that it needs some resting time. The internal parts are made of food-grade materials and are safe to put on the dishwasher.
10. Sagnart Centrifugal Juice Extractor
As you can see from the name, it is a centrifugal juicer that you can use at home and enjoy the taste of juice bars. It is a heavy-duty juicer that needs to be cleaned with a cleaning brush that comes along with the juicer. You will also get a juicer jug, pulp bin, and juice extractor along with the juicer.
The pulp bin can accommodate 1500ml pulp and the juice jug can store 450ml juice. However, this juicer needs to rest after every 3 minutes which is quite bothersome for people. You can set the speed of the motor as it has 2-speed options. Depending on the fruits and veggies, you can set the speed and enjoy the delicious juice at home.
11. 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.
12. Gourmia GMJ9970 Large Citrus Juicer
Hand pressing juices contains more nutrients than electric juicers. This juicer from Gourmia is a heavy-duty juicer as the entire machine is made of premium quality steel. The parts are rustproof and easy to disassemble for cleaning. Large size fruits need to be sliced into smaller slices before placing on the juicer. Suction cups securely hold the juicer in place while working.
However, you need to use your strength in order to extract the juice. The juicer comes with a strainer, cone, holder, etc but they do not provide any juicer jug.
13. CO-Z Commercial Grade Citrus Juicer
This hand press juicer from CO-Z is suitable to use at home as it does not make any noise while extracting juice. It is a commercial-grade juicer that can be used in restaurants. The parts of the juicer are easy to disassemble for cleaning.
The ergonomic handle provides a sturdy grip and the 4 stands on the base hold the juicer in place. The juice outlet is wide that drops the juice without making any bubbles. The fruits need to be cut into half before placing on the strainer. It is a heavy-duty material made juicer that does not rust easily.
14. 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.
15. 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.
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.
Speed of the juicers
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.
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.
Sound of the juicers
Centrifugal juicers tend to make large noises which can be unpleasant to hear in a restaurant. Masticating Juicers make less noise as the motor runs at a lower speed than centrifugal juicers. At home, juicers that produce sound less than 60db is preferred. Depending on your location you need to select the juicer.
Anti-clogging option on the juicer
The juicer getting clogged with pulp and peels are a regular occurrence. When the machine gets clogged, you need to disassemble the parts and pull out the remnants that block the juice pipe. This work can be easier if the juicer has an anti-clogging button. This button will clean out the fruit skins as the machine gets clogged. Then the machine will go back in extracting juice. The masticating juicer from Aicok has this anti-clogging option and reduces a lot of physical work.
Compatibility with various ingredients
Checking the operation of the juicer before buying the best commercial juicer is important. For a juice bar, the juicer needs to extract juice out of every fruit and vegetable. Some juice recipes can include nuts, fruits with seeds, etc. If your juicer is not versatile enough to juice various ingredients, it can get damaged if the wrong ingredients are given for extracting juices. In our article, we have mentioned juicer that can grind nuts, coffee, and spices.
Storage capacity of pulp bin
Frequent cleaning in the middle of making juice is annoying and when you have a lot of orders to serve, you will not have time to remove the pulp from the storage bin. Spacious pulp bins come in handy as you can extract juice without cleaning frequently. The juicer from Hamilton has additional pulp din that saves a lot of time of cleaning and makes juice in huge amounts at a time.
The place to store the juicer is necessary to consider before choosing one. At home, you want a juicer that is small and easy to dissemble. Juice bars or stores will want larger ones that can be placed near the counter as customers might prefer to see how the juices are being made. Juice brand factories will need the big juice machines to make large quantities of juice.
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.
How to unclog my juicer when it gets clogged with remnants?
When your juicer gets clogged, stop your machine and let it cool for some time. A few minutes later disassemble the parts and pull out the remnants which are blocking the drain tube. You will find some commercial juicer that includes an anti-clogging button to ease the unclogging process.
What is the difference between blending and juicing?
Blending mixes up the pulp and the juice and produces a dense liquid. Whereas, juicing separates the pulp from the juice, converting all the nutrients into liquid.
What fruits or veggies should not be put on the juicer?
Fruits and veggies that have low quality in themselves should be put on the juicer. As you can not add water ly in the juicer, fruits like banana, avocado, etc will not extract juice when put through the feed tube.
How long does the juice stay good to drink after extracting?
The juice stays good 24 to 48 hours. If you are using a centrifugal juicer, we advise you not to serve the juice which was made 20 hours ago.
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.Choosing the best commercial juicer is tough as you need to think about the nutrient of the fruits. You might also want to extract juices from vegetables which cannot be done with manual juicers. Not all juices have a wide feed tube to place fruits or veggies without slicing into smaller pieces. You need to select the juicer that will save you from extra work and will provide the nutritious juice to start the morning.
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