Brand

Cost

Pros

Cons

Breville Juice Fountain Elite

$399

Top of the line. Stainless-steel design looks spiffy on the counter. Powerful motor and great craftsmanship mean plenty of juice with little residual pulp. Huge feed tube; even medium apples can be juiced whole.

Running it on high speed creates quite a racket.

Tribest Solo Star II

$299

Single-auger juicer with a slow-speed mechanism that crushes produce instead of pulverizing, purportedly preserving more vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. Includes additional attachments for milling, mincing, and pasta pressing.

The feed tube is tiny, requiring lots of chopping before juicing.

Omega 8005 Nutrition Center

$299

Another auger-type juicer, though Omega makes centrifugal-extraction types as well. Quiet and efficient.

Feed tube is quite small, which requires more work in cutting and pressing produce down the chute.

L’Equip Mini Pulp Ejector Juicer

$129

Small size, so fits nicely on the counter. Easy breakdown for cleanup.

The cheaper price means cheaper design and, thus, more waste and less juice.

Juiceman Professional Series 411

$99

Inexpensive, effective, and an easy cleanup. Comes with a “Tips on Juicing” audiotape.

The loudest model tested. Put a pad under it to dampen the noise.

Note: Very fibrous produce, such as pineapples, will clog auger-type juicers fairly quickly.