Best Cheap Juicers – Budget Juice Extractors

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 by Garrick Dee

Best Cheap JuicersThe first thing that comes to mind when people hear about juicing is it’s expensive.

Cost of top-of-the-line juicers discourages would is around $300 and up.

But I’ve got good news for you!

You don’t need to spend over $300 to get a good quality juicer.

In fact you can get a pretty good one for less than $100 if you know where to look.

I’m not just going to share with you cheap juicers that will fail prematurely but these will last years.

All the extractors listed here aren’t just cheap, it also has pretty decent quality and will last for years.

Juicers Below $200

Model
Feed chute (size)
Round

Size: 3” diameter
Round

Size: 1.5” diameter
Round

Size: 3” diameter
Round

Size: 3” diameter
Height
16.46"
13.7"
16"
3"
RPM
N/A
80
Turbo - 11,500 rpm

Low - 9,500 rpm
High:
11,000 rpm

Low: 9,000 rpm
Type
Centrifugal
Slow juicer
Centrifugal
Centrifugal
Warranty
3 years
2 years

30 day money back guarantee
3 years
3 years
Voltage
110/120-volts
110-volts
110-volts
110-volts
Motor
1,000 watts
150 watts
350 watts
350 watts
Manufactured in
China
Not Specified
South
Korea
Not specified

Good Warranty: Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor

Cuisinart CJE-1000

The CJE-1000 by Cuisinart is in my opinion one of the most underrated juicers in the market today.

Why?

When people think about juicers, the first brand they think about is that brand made popular by Joe Cross (that guy from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead) – Breville.

Don’t get me wrong, Breville makes great products.

But I’ve always questioned why they only give their juicers only a one year warranty.

While other brands like this one from Cuisinart have a 3 year warranty!

If you’d buy a comparable product from Breville, it’ll cost you close to $300 and this one costs around half less!

Both products will perform at par with each other.

And yes both will be easy to clean because both have cleaning brushes included in the package. It’s also easy to assemble.

Bottom line: This juicer will perform at par with any Breville juicer plus Cuisinart backs this up with a longer warranty. The choice is yours.

For Leafy Greens: Aicok AMR521 Slow Juicer

Aicok AMR521

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this article.

And since I published this guide over a year ago, the price of Fagor has gone up.

So I’ve replaced it with the Aicok Slow Juicer.

Upon searching for a replacement for the Fagor I noticed this on top of the “masticating juicer” search results so I decide to give it a look.

And at first glance the product looks amazing.

It is a horizontal masticating juicer which means the auger is at a horizontal plane.

Unlike other similar products that take up a lot of space, this one has a small footprint.

This product will juice green leafy vegetables well because it uses a horizontal auger.

It won’t clog since the pulp port is straight. A vertical juicer’s pulp port has a “L” shape which is a choke point.

What I like most is the price.

Aicok will only cost a little under $110 and it comes with a 2 year warranty plus a 30 day money back guarantee that gives you time to test it out.

Bottom line: If you plan on juicing lots of leafy greens then the Aicok would be a great option because it is a horizontal auger juicer. This type of extractor will work perfect for greens because it won’t clog.

Virtually Pulp Free: Kuvings NJ-9500U Centrifugal Extractor

Kuvings NJ-9500U

This juice extractor from Kuvings for one reason or another is unpopular in Amazon and it shouldn’t be because it is a good product.

The fact that Linda and Jay Kordich recommend it speaks volumes to how it performs.

I mean if the father of juicing likes it, we ordinary citizens should like it as well.

For just a little under $130, you’ll get a juicer with a 350 watt motor that has a stainless steel juice bowl, an ultrafine stainless steel strainer that produces a virtually pulp-free juice and it has a 3 year warranty!

For the same features well, except the motor, a Breville would cost slightly more but it only comes with a one year warranty.

But there are downsides, first it does not come with a juice jug so it’s either you’ll have to use a cup or buy a pitcher like this one.

Second this thing is loud so if you live in a crowded area, it may not be best to use this in the morning or you’ll risk someone banging at your door and cursing you out.

Third, the motor is weak (just 350 watts) so it’ll be prone to bogging down if you feed too much.

And lastly the safety lock is plastic and not metal. This will be more prone to breaking due to wear and tear or mishandling.

Bottom line: So this isn’t a perfect product but if you are careful with it and don’t mind the noise, it is a great first juicer for people who don’t want to spend a lot. You’ll also get a pretty good warranty.

Not as Noisy: Omega OMG500S

Omega Juicer OMG500S

This Omega product is another under the radar juicer that I wish more people would pay attention to. Not only does it yield more than the Breville 800JEXL, it comes with a longer 3 year warranty.

While I’d love to put the OMG500S higher but there are three things that hold it back.

First, it has a weak motor (350 watts) which is actually a good thing because it isn’t as noisy as juicers with larger motors.

But it tends to bog down when you push down hard enough.

Second, it does not come with any cleaning brush which makes cleaning the cutting disk and strainer basket tricky.

You can try a sponge but be careful when cleaning the sharp blade.

Third even if it comes with a 3 year warranty that does not cover the cutting disk. So that means that if it gets dull or breaks after one year, you have to buy a new one.

Now that the bad stuff is out of the way let’s look at the reasons why the Omega OMG500S made the cut.

First, the price, at a shade under $130 this juicer is cheap for a wide mouth juicer with a warranty this long.

Second, I already mentioned this but when you compare this to the 1,000 watt monsters, this extractor isn’t as noisy.

So it’s something to think about when you’re looking for something quiet that will not wake up your toddler or neighbors.

Bottom line: If you’re looking for something that’s less noisy, cheap with a great warranty, you can’t go wrong with this juicer from Omega.

What is the Best Juicer Below below $100?

Model
Feed chute (size)
Round

Size: 1.5” diameter
Oval/Crescent

Size: 3"
Round

Size: 3” diameter
Height
16.7″
10-3/4"
14.41″
RPM
80 rpm
Not specified
Not specified
Type
Slow
juicer
Centrifugal
Centrifugal
Warranty
2 years
3 years
1 year on the whole juicer
Voltage
110-volts
110-volts
110-volts
Motor
200 watts
500 watts
800 watts
Manufactured in
China
China
Not specified

Cheap Slow Juicer: Aicok GS-106 Slow Juicer

Aicok GS-106

Here’s another Aicok in this list. It’s also a horizontal auger juicer which makes this a great option for folks who’d want to make lots of green juice.

Let me introduce to you the Aicok GS-106.

This slow juicer has gotten lots of positive reviews which is why it caught my attention.

What I like about this product?

What’s great about Aicok is they still back their products up with a 2 year warranty despite its price point.

To give you some perspective, the Omega 8006 costs almost $300. The Omega NC800 costs close to $300. So buying something top-of-the-line will cost some $$$.

Guess how much this product is? It’s just a shade under $100 and when you include the 2 year warranty, it’s one of the best deals out there.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying this juicer is perfect. There’s none that is but for what’s it’s built for this should be on your shortlist.

First let’s talk design. It has a similar design to the other Aicok juicer in this list – it has a horizontal auger that makes it suitable for extracting juice from leafy greens.

But the good news is you don’t need to chop leafy greens because it will not clog. Pulp will just flow through the horizontally positioned auger and come out up front.

It comes in a nice black and silver finish. And it’s one of the few horizontal auger juicers that won’t take up space.

What I don’t like?

Since this juicer is so compact, you won’t be able to make a lot of juice. It only comes with two containers – one for the pulp and another for catching juice. And it’ll only be able to store juice for one serving.

Another issue would be the small feed chute. It’s on the small side (around 1.5″) so expect do to a lot of chopping if you’re adding fruit.

Bottom line: If you don’t want to spend $300 for an Omega, this will be a great option and you’d still get a great warranty. Buy this from Amazon and you can easily extend the warranty for 4 years.

Compact & Cheap: Cuisinart CJE-500

Earlier in this article I shared with you a great juicer from Cuisinart that is as powerful as a Breville but costs half the price.

Now let’s look at another Cuisinart product called the CJE-500.

This product will fit well inside small homes because of its compact size. It measures only 10-3/4″ tall so it’ll fit under most countertops!

Compared to the Breville BJE200XL that’s $30 more expensive, this product is much compact and has a longer warranty – 3 years.

So for me the choice is obvious.

One big downside for this though is the small container that can only hold 16 ounces. This is good for one to two servings of juice.

The pulp catcher though is large at 40 ounces so a workaround for this would be buying something like a Pyrex measuring cup. This should cost less than $10 in Amazon.

Bottom line: If you need something compact with enough power to juice all sorts of produce, the Cuisinart CJE-500 is another great option. It only measures 10-3/4” so it’ll fit under most countertops. Of course being a centrifugal juicer, this will struggle a bit with leafy greens.

Budget Option: Hamilton Beach 67608A Big Mouth

Of the six juicers featured here the Hamilton Beach 67608A is the cheapest.

It only costs less than $60 but in terms of performance and features it can match against more expensive brands like the Breville and Cuisinart.

Food and Wine magazine calls it the “most efficient juicer” in their best small appliances article in 2008 beating the likes Breville (Juice Fountain Plus) and the Juiceman Pro.

Big reason it got the award was the large feed chute.

Having a 3″ chute means less chopping and cuts down prep time significantly.

And with our busy lifestyle, this is a huge plus.

Also the extra-large pulp catcher allows folks to make more juice without emptying it.

Warranty is standard at just 1 year for the whole juicer but that’s pretty good considering how long the price is.

Under the hood, it uses an 800 watt motor that produces 1.1 horses. It has a stainless steel cutting disk and it comes with a cleaning brush.

The large motor however means this machine will be noisy. The juice catcher is on the small side so you may want to invest in a larger pitcher if you’re making juice for more than one person.

Bottom line: If you want to get into juicing but don’t want to spend more than $60 this is the best of the best budget juicer for you. It has a large feed chute, strong motor and has pretty good yield when it comes to hard and fibrous ingredients like beet, carrot, celery, apple, etc.

To Wrap Up

You don’t need to spend more than $150 to enjoy the benefits of a juicer.

Any of the 6 juicers above will be able to provide you with similar results that you’ll get from other more expensive brands for less.

The biggest disadvantage would be the warranty.

Unlike more established brands such as Omega or Kuvings, these cheaper extractors have shorter warranties so there’s less peace of mind. But you can purchase extended warranties in Amazon at great prices.

Of all the juicers featured here, I really like Cuisinart’s CJE-1000 because of its 1,000 watt motor, warranty and price. Even with all that power on tap and the 3 year warranty, it still costs just below $145.

This is a bargain in my opinion.

For those who like to make green juice, the Aicok slow juicer is a great option.

The horizontal auger design makes it suitable to extract juice from fibrous vegetables like celery or spinach.

It isn’t as big as an Omega NC800 and not as expensive so give this a look.

I’ve also feature 3 juicers that are below $100. These include the Aicok GS-106, Cuisinart CJE-500 and Hamilton Beach 67608.

If you think I missed something just let me know in the comments section below.


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