Last updated on December 13th, 2018 by Garrick Dee
And one of the best ways to consume it is through extracting liquid from it using a juicer.
Another way is by using a blender.
Yes, you can chew on it but that your jaw will get a thorough workout.
And you can’t consume wheatgrass whole or else you may end up in a hospital somewhere.
It’s is also available in tablet or powder form. But if you’re seriously considering consuming this, the best way is drinking it fresh.
You’ll have a few options here.
First option would be manual wheatgrass juicers where you use your hands and arms to crank a lever to extract juice.
There are also electric variants that speed up this process but these are more expensive.
Juicing wheatgrass is possible but only as a part of a recipe, not pure shots.
You’ll have to look at either the manual, horizontal auger or the twin gear juicer.
I’ll separate the electric and hand powered wheatgrass juicers as it is not fair comparing them side by side.
Some factors to consider:
- It should have an adjustable end cap or know that adjusts squeezing pressure – this allows the machine to squeeze out more juice.
- Learning curve – twin gear juicers have a steeper learning curve because these machines have more moving parts which make it more difficult to put together and take apart.
- Price – this is subjective
Sometimes those factors don’t go hand in hand so you’ll have to prioritize which one is more important for you.
Best Electric Juicers for Wheatgrass
Our Pick: Samson 9005 Advanced Wheatgrass Juicer
In terms of buying factors you need to consider…
- Learning curve
- How it easy it is to clean
It is hard to beat the 9005 Advanced Juicer.
This machine has very good yield thanks to the adjustable end cap that will put more squeezing pressure on wheatgrass.
One thing I like about this juicer is that the auger pulls the wheatgrass downward which makes the process easier.
Unlike twin gear juicers, you can make wheatgrass shots without having to add any hard ingredients like a celery or lemon just to push everything out.
Here’s a demonstration of the 9005 – parts included, assembly and cleaning…
Since it has very few moving parts, it takes less than 4 minutes to clean up.
Putting this together is also easy. You don’t need any special tools to put this together.
This isn’t the cheapest juicer but if you’re serious about having wheatgrass shots every day, this is a good investment.
You can also make a bunch of other things like homemade peanut butter, almond milk, soy milk and homemade pasta. This is a versatile machine.
Long Warranty: Omega 8006
If you’re on budget but still want to consume wheatgrass shots everyday this is probably your best option (unless you’re willing to use a manual hand cranked juicer).
It’s number 2 because
It does not have the adjustable end cap so yield will suffer a little bit.
Design wise, this is similar to the 9005. Both have similarly designed auger and screen. So both will be very easy to put together, take apart and clean.
When you compare it to a vertical auger juicer like the Omega VRT it yields a whole lot more…
Here’s the best part, it comes with a 15 year warranty on the whole machine! When you compare that to the 9005 that only comes with 10 for the motor and 5 for the other parts, this is a bargain.
8006 on Steroids: Omega NC800
What do I mean?
If you look at the dimensions, this machine is bigger. It has a bigger auger, bigger feed chute and a stronger motor.
In addition to being bigger and more powerful, it also has an adjustable cap. This allows users to manually adjust back pressure and extract more juice from wheatgrass.
The higher the back pressure, the harder the squeeze.
This is a great option not only for making wheatgrass but also for making leafy green juice. It has great yield potential (even better than a twin gear juicer) because of the adjustable end cap plus it’s easier to clean.
Compared to a twin gear juicer, it has less parts to clean and easier to put together.
The larger feed chute lessens the need to pre-cut.
Yield won’t be too far off from a twin gear extractor plus you don’t have to burden yourself learning all the nuances of using one.
Budget Alternative: Kuvings NJE3580
Kuvings has produced a long line of good quality juicers and the NJE3580 is not different. I highly recommend this for making wheatgrass shots because it is a single auger extractor which is the best type of juicer you can use for this purpose.
This machine is actually cheaper than the Omega 8006 but since it has a shorter warranty – only 5 years which is why I ranked this a few places lower than the 8006.
Like the 8006 it does not have an adjustable end cap so yield will be less than juicers equipped with one.
And you get a lot for the $200, including nozzles for making different types of pasta. Since it comes with a blank plate attachment, you can also make nut butter.
Two Gears: Samson Green Power KPE-1304 Twin Gear Juicer
The KPE 1304 from Samson is one of the more affordable twin gear juicers right now in the market.
It also excels in terms of yield because it has an outlet adjusting knob that adjusts backpressure.
Like what I’ve said earlier, this puts more pressure and squeezes produce tighter thus yielding more juice.
John Kohler calls this the best twin gear juicer for wheatgrass.
This machine is fully capable of juicing wheatgrass with one caveat. You’ll need to add something hard (like a carrot) at the end in order to push all of the wheatgrass out.
It is only a minor issue but it does prevent you from making pure wheatgrass shots unless you don’t mind throwing a few leaves out.
A bigger issue here would be the learning curve – putting this together isn’t as easy as the other single auger juicers in this list. The biggest one would be remembering to line up the two gears everything you put this thing together.
It also is not the easiest juicer to clean because it has a lot of moving parts.
For folks on a tight budget, manual hand cranked juicers are the way to go. These extractors are great because you don’t need electricity to use them, they’re compact and you can bring them where ever you go.
The beauty of a hand cranked wheatgrass juicer is you don’t need a lot to make a shot.
Of course the down side is you’ll need to work out your arms to make juice – but it is good exercise so it is still healthy.
Before considering a manual wheatgrass extractor you’ll have to remember that these machines have limitations:
- It will take longer to make juice
- Your arms will get sore
- Don’t expect it to make a lot of juice unless you’re willing to crank for hours
- Stainless steel variants are expensive but will last a lifetime
MJ445 Miracle Hand Juicer
The MJ445 is all stainless steel – everything from body to auger.
This gives it a solid and stable base to work on. This also explains why it is expensive – over $120, easily one of the expensive models out there.
The best thing about a stainless finish it won’t be as prone to staining compared to plastic and you can put it in a dishwasher.
To see how this works watch the video below…
You’ll notice that this machine is easy to put together and cranking it does not take a lot of effort, the key is not overloading the feed chute with too much or it will be a pain to crank.
More importantly, you don’t need a lot of wheat grass to make a shot – which saves you money. You can also use this to juice other leafy greens like arugula or kale.
If there is a downside aside from the price, it would be the low clearance. This limits the type of cup or saucer you can put underneath it.
Handy Pantry HJ Hurricane Stainless Steel
This is one of the bestselling hand cranked juicers in Amazon thanks to its stainless steel finish.
One of the strong points of this extractor is the simplicity – there are very few parts that you need to put together. Basically it’s the auger, strainer, cap and handle.
If you look at the video, in terms of yield, it did not extract too much juice from the amount of wheatgrass put in. When you compare it to the MJ445, it feels lacking in this area and one consumer who reviewed this mentioned that it could the auger design that had a sloppy fit.
Since this juicer is stainless, you can wash and then air dry. It will not rust and you can wash this in a dishwasher.
Since there are few parts, it won’t be difficult to disassemble and clean. This makes up for the time it takes to extract juice.
Chef’s Star Manual Hand Crank Single Auger Juicer
This is probably one of the cheapest hand cranked juicers you’ll find that has relatively good quality.
Unlike the two models featured above that has a clamped base.
This one uses a suction type base that could degrade over time if you’re not religious in cleaning it (some consumers have complained about it).
Here’s a little demo on the assembly and how it works on carrot…
Unlike the other two products above it, this product is plastic so it may not last as long.
If you use too much force the plastic may break.
Here’s how it will work on wheatgrass…
The important thing to remember is not to overload the feed chute so it will not be too difficult to turn the handle.
Also make it a habit to clean the suction base and the surface you’ll use it on so it does not degrade too quickly.
This is a great budget option for people wanting to juice leafy greens or wheatgrass without spending a lot of money. As with all manual extractors, expect a work out.
If you can afford it, your best option would be getting an electric wheatgrass juicer because these provide constant power and more consistent results.
These machines not only work great on wheatgrass but also for making green juice in general.
Most of the options here use a single horizontal auger system that’s easy to put together and clean.
But increasing pressure makes it harder to push down ingredients inside the chute.
If you want something more versatile then opt for the Omega 8006 because it comes with various tools that will allow you to make frozen desserts, crush seeds, chop/mince ingredients and make wheatgrass juice.
It’s a bit more expensive than the Samson 9005 but it comes with the industry best 15 year warranty.
For folks who don’t mind spending a bit more money then the Omega NC800 would be a smart option. It’s bigger and more powerful than the 8006. And it has an adjustable end cap that means this will yield more than the former. It comes with the same versatility as the 8006 only with a bit more size.
Two gear is another option
This is a great option if you need yield and versatility that a twin gear extractor provides.
The downside though is that these machines are harder to clean and put together.
Should you decide to go the manual route, I like the Miracle Hand juicer because it’s all stainless so it’s durable and will not stain.
Unfortunately it’s also expensive but this juicer will last a lifetime because it won’t rust.
If you want something cheaper then try the Chef Star is a good option.
Unlike the other two manual juicers that uses a clamp to hold it in place, Chef Star uses a suction cup. It provides a stable base as long as the surface is clean.