Recommended Carrot Juicers
As someone who loves to juice carrots, if you’re here because you’re looking to buy a carrot juicer then I am excited to explain what you should look for and help you get the best carrot juicer for your dollar.
The Truth About Carrot Juicers
The truth is that there is no such as thing as a “carrot juicer” per se, there are only juicers, all of which can make carrot juice from fresh carrots. Some of these juicers are amazing and will last for years, and others are cheap and will have a shorter life span. Some are better at juicing carrots per their design than others (more on this later.) For the sake continuity though, I will simply use the term carrot juicer in this article.
What You Should Know About Buying a Juicer
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before buying a carrot juicer.
How often do I plan to drink carrot juice?
Consider the difference it makes if you juice twice a week versus twice a day. For those wanting to juice just once a twice a week, you’ll be looking at a juicer that will get used about 50 to 100 times in a year. For those want to juice twice a day, for instance making carrot juice at breakfast and then again as an evening snack, you would use your juicer over 700 times in a year.
If you plan to use it once or twice a week, you’ll be fine with a low cost juicer in the $50 to $100 range.
If you plan to use it every day or every other day, you’ll benefit greatly from buying a respectively priced juicer in the range of $150 to $300.
What’s my price range to buy a carrot juicer?
Juicers range in price from as cheap as $40, like this one, the Waring Pro JEX328PK 400-Watt Juicer, normally $135 but on sale right now for the insanely low price of $40, on up to the $1,000 range, such as the Super Angel 5500 Twin Gear Juicer which retails up to $1,200, making it the most expensive juicer on Amazon.
However, the most popular models sell for $100 to $300.
Ideally, how often you plan to juice will determine your price range, but in the real world, there is simply the reality of what you can and can’t afford. That being said, the best choice is to find a medium between usage and quality.
If you want to buy a carrot juicer that’s going to work great and be easy to clean, I recommend spending $200 to $300.
Something that costs $50 is going to be either a pain to use or just not last very long and unless you’re super into juicing and have a lot of money, I don’t think there’s any need to buy the most expensive juicer on the market.
How easy is it to clean this juicer?
The answer to this question becomes more and more important each and every time you use your juicer.
If it’s a pain to clean, in the long it’s likely that you’ll get sick of cleaning it and will stop juicing. The easier to clean, the better!
This is another reason to consider why spending an extra $50 or more on a juicer is worth it in the long run.
If it costs $50 more but takes 2 minutes to clean and a cheaper juicer that costs $50 less takes 6 minutes to clean, over the course of a year of daily usage you will spend an extra 24 hours – an entire day – cleaning the cheaper juicer. Is that worth keeping $50?
What do I need to know when it comes to “Twin Gear Juicers”, “Single Auger Juicers”, etc?
This is important.
If you are looking for a carrot juicer to use frequently, then buy a twin gear juicer or a centrifugal juicer.
The reason has to do with the mechanics behind juicing.
A Single Auger Juicer essentially crushes a carrot from one angle to get the juice out. Imagine an apple in a small metal box, the top of which comes down and crushes it. The juice then is forced out and collected through a mesh screener, which keeps the apple bits out of the juicer. Sounds like a good idea for an apple – but for a carrot, it’s harder to seperate the juice and the pulp through such a technique.
A Twin Gear Juicer is going to take the carrot and run it through two pieces that will crush it and then extract the juice.
Do I care about any special perks or do I just need a basic juicer?
This comes down to personal preference as well as your price range, but consider if you’d like the option to use the juicer for other things, such as working with pasta, grinding coffee beas, nuts, etc.
Personally, I recommend buying a juicer for JUICING and buying a food processor for making nut butters, grinding coffee beans, etc.
Does it come with a warranty?
My Omega 8003 Juicer automatically came with a 10 year warranty, free of charge. This comes with great peace of mind as it gets quite a lot of use in my household. Something to definitely think about when buying a carrot juicer is the warranty.
What do people reviewing this juicer on Amazon say about it?
This is where the best information is hiding when it comes to finding a juicer that meets your needs. Reading the reviews at Amazon is a goldmine of tips and tricks from people who’ve actually used the product and having nothing to hide and nothing to promote. (It’s also somewhat addictive, beware!)
If you’d like to check out juicers on Amazon, I’ve set up a link to show the juicers with the best user ratings first:
Recommended Carrot Juicers
Here are a handful of juicers I recommend to buy for juicing carrots. This includes the Omega VRT330 and VRT 350 vertical Juicer, and the value priced Jack LaLanne Power Juicer as well the Breville BJE200 Compact Juicer.