Last updated on December 13th, 2018 by Garrick Dee
If you’ve read my juicer buying guide, one of the criteria when shopping for a juicer is how easy it is to clean.
Because a juicer that is easy to clean is something you’ll use often and not collect dust, that’s what you want.
I’ve rounded up 5 of the easiest to clean juicers right now that will take less than 5 minutes to tidy up.
These are a mix of slow and fast juicers so if you’re shopping for one just make sure to get the right type that will fit your needs.
If you’re a beginner looking for something that will make juice fast you’ll have to pick a centrifugal juicer. But if you’re already experienced and you just want to get more yield from leafy greens then a masticating extractor is the way to go.
What to look for in an easy to clean juicer?
My definition of an easy to clean juicer is something that you can clean in less than 5 minutes.
That means it has to be easy to take apart and assemble with few moving parts.
More moving parts makes it harder to clean.
So here are 5 things you need to look at when buying a juicer that’s easy to clean.
1. Has to be easy to assemble and disassemble
If there’s a special tool that’s needed to remove the blade, don’t even consider it.
It’s something that’s easy to misplace and if you don’t have that part, consider your juicer junk.
Get something that doesn’t require a special tool. Something where you can easily remove the blade and strainer for cleaning.
2. Cleaning brush is a must have
The second thing to look at and this is very important is that it has to have a cleaning brush.
This tool is essential in removing excess pulp in the screen and on the auger of these machines.
Yes, you can buy this separately but would it be nice to have inside the package, right?
Especially if the juicer you are buying costs over $300.
3. Few moving parts
The more parts a juicer has, the harder it is to take apart and clean. More parts also means more complexity and a complex juicer will just gather dust.
4. Choose the type of juicer you want
If you’re not familiar with the different types of juicers available then please read this guide carefully.
For folks who want to get the most out of their produce, a slow juicer is a great option because it’s much more efficient.
A centrifugal juicer is great for people who value time more than juice quality since it can shred fruits and vegetables in less than a minute.
I feature both types in this list that are easiest to clean. I did not include twin gear juicers here because these machines are very complex.
Our Pick: Omega 8006
What makes the Omega 8006 so to clean is the ease of assembly and disassembly.
You don’t need any special tools to put this juicer together. Just turn a few knobs then pull out the parts – the whole thing comes apart easy.
Also you only have to clean a few parts. You only need to clean seven parts. The auger, screen, hopper, lid, screen, pulp catcher and juice catcher. That’s it.
Have a look at this video to see what I mean…
In the first video you probably noticed that he used a sponged to clean the different parts. But this juicer does come with an large toothbrush that you can use on the auger and screen.
Thanks to the simple assembly and disassembly this juicer is one of the easiest to clean. And if you’re looking for something that will get a lot of yield from leafy greens then look no further than the Omega 8006.
This is also the same as the Omega 8004.
2. Omega NC800
It has a larger auger and screen but like the 8006, assembly and disassembly is easy. And you’ll only have a few parts to clean.
The process of disassembly is similar to that of an 8006.
Just turn the drum cap (where the pulp comes out) at the end of the drum to remove it then pull out the screen and auger.
Then at the other end of the drum you’ll see a lock that holds it in place, turn it counter clockwise until it lines up with “open” to dislodge the hopper.
That’s all there is to it.
There are just a few simple steps in disassembling the whole thing.
Even with the screen and auger are slightly bigger, cleaning time would be roughly similar to the 8006 – around 1 to 2 minutes to disassemble and clean under running water.
3. Breville BJE200XL
If you’re looking for a centrifugal juicer that’s easy to clean then look no further than the Breville BJE200XL. It does not have a separate pulp catcher compared to larger juicers which limits its yield but it makes clean up a breeze.
Disassembling this machine is very easy.
Just pull down the safety lock that holds the cover in place then remove the cover. Then proceed to remove the cutting disk and pulp catcher.
Empty the pulp catcher then rinse everything under running water. Scrub the cutting disk/strainer with the cleaning brush that is included.
You can also use a sponge but you’d risk cutting your fingers with it because the blades are very sharp so I’d stick with the brush just to be safe.
4. Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain
If you think that the BJE200XL too small or the yield lacking then the JE98XL is the next great step up. It is a centrifugal ejection juicer meaning it has a separate container that will hold the pulp after it has been ejected from the shredder.
One technique that juice bars use is putting a small plastic bag on the pulp catcher so that after your done juicing, all you’ll need to do is remove the bag and dispose it.
That way you won’t need to wash the pulp catcher thus saving you time.
In terms of assembly and disassembly, this is very similar to the BJE200XL.
Everything comes off just but pulling it out after you unlock the safely mechanism that holds everything in place. The difference is the size of the cutting disk which is slightly larger.
But cleaning time won’t be too far off – it will take you roughly 2 to 3 minutes to clean this under running water.
5. Hamilton Beach 67608A Big Mouth Juicer
The Hamilton beach makes it to this list because it is cheap.
It cost less than $70, half the price of a Breville and it still offers you the same time saving wide mouth feature.
Plus it is easy to clean because it’s not hard to put together and take apart.
Unlike the Brevile that uses a one piece locking arm, Hamilton Beach uses two locking arms that will secure everything in place.
Once you unlock this, everything comes off easy so cleaning this should take no longer than 3 minutes.
It also has a cleaning brush so you don’t have to worry about cutting your fingers cleaning the cutting disk and strainer.
To wrap up
These are 5 of the best juicers that are the easiest to clean.
The Omega 8006 is a great option because it has just a few moving parts plus it’s cheaper. You don’t need special tools to disassemble this. Since the auger and filter are small, it doesn’t take long to clean.
If you’re looking something that has a bigger feed chute then opt of the Omega NC800 but same narrow auger and mesh filter. No special tools needed to clean this one either. This is a bit more expensive and takes up more space.
For those of you looking for something that’ll make juice fast, any of the 3 centrifugal juicers above will work well. The Breville JE98XL is smaller, more compact but has a smaller capacity. If you need more capacity, the Breville JE98XL is a better option since it has a separate pulp catcher.
If you have one in mind that I did not feature here, just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll have a look at it.