best cold press juicer

A juicer is a kitchen must-have if you want to make healthy, fresh meals. The best cold press juicers run quietly and clean easily, while producing brightly flavored and smooth-textured juices with little pulp and minimal foam. They can handle a wide variety of produce, including leafy greens and wheatgrass. They are also often cheaper than their centrifugal counterparts and can be used to make sorbets and plant-based milk.

Our top pick, the Nama J2, is a sleek and compact machine that has few parts and comes apart easily for cleaning. It’s less expensive than the Hurom, and although it doesn’t have a built-in pulp container, it has an easy-to-empty canister that you simply set underneath during the juicing process to catch the leftovers. It does require more pre-chopping and forceful pulverizing than some of the other self-feeding machines on test, and its small feeding chute means that you’ll probably need to be on hand to feed ingredients in stages.

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Another option is the DASH Deluxe Compact Masticating Slow Juicer, which is the smallest and most compact of all the models we tested. It’s quick and easy to assemble and disassemble, but it doesn’t feel particularly sturdy or have a large enough capacity for making more than a single glass of juice at a time. It also fills up quickly with pulp and needs to be emptied frequently, so it’s best for making just one or two glasses of juice at a time.