Most centrifugal and masticating juicers have complex parts that could pose a challenge when cleaning. Good news: manufacturers know that and target to make easy to clean juicer machines.
In our pursuit of good health, we have come across juicing. Truthfully, juicing has been around for eons, and it just took some of us longer to realize the benefits that we could derive from it.
Having grown up in a family of avid juicers, (I sometimes think my mom valued her Breville manual juicer than she did us) I know a thing or ten about juicing and juicers. I will tell you this for free; nothing is as cumbersome as cleaning a juicer.
Luckily, most of the latest models have come of age (about time) to bring us blissfully easy to clean juicers. Here are 10 easy to clean juicer machines that you probably own or should aspire to:
The best things in life take their time. So does this easy to clean juicer. I have owned the SKG New Generation masticating juicer for over 10 years now, and the results of my juicing have been nothing short of refreshing.
This cold press machine does not heat up, and so the juice does not go through oxidation. It retains its nutrients and 100 percent the taste from the fruits or vegetables. Its 240W motor rotates leisurely to ensure that you get the highest quality of juice. The blade is pure stainless steel and is just as easy to clean as any other part of this juicer.
The SKG juicer knows no waste. The pulp from the juicer comes out dry as a bone such that you cannot use it for any other thing (isn’t that what we all want?) The chute from this easy to clean juicer machine is 76mm wide (can you believe that?).
With this kind of width, who needs knives to chop the fruit and vegetables? All you have to do is wash them and pop them! And when cleaning up time comes, you can breeze through it as well. The SKG has detachable parts, all which are dishwasher friendly. You will not have to spend the better part of your morning dreading the clean up. Just dislodge the pieces and pop them into the dishwasher.
Granted, SKG is pricey. I bought mine 10 plus years ago, and it was still costlier than most juicers on the market. It has served me well, though. I have only had to utilize the warranty once in those ten plus years (for a minor repair).
Cleaning It Up
First things first; unplug the juicer. We do not want you electrocuted now, do we? Then disassemble the parts, which is quite straightforward. I always put a plastic bag inside the pulp container to save me the trouble of cleaning it. Then I place the auger, hopper, juice cup, nozzles, and the mesh in warm, soapy water. I let them soak for two minutes then wash then gently using the cleaning brush. I pay close attention to the auger, the nozzle, and the mesh. I find that I prefer hand washing them to using the dishwasher (though you can). Four minutes top, that is how long it takes me to clean the parts. You can assemble them in one minute just before the next juicing process.
This easy to clean juicer looks like a weapon of some sort of destruction. Just as well because the juice that it produces destroys body fat. The Champion juicer is not only easy to clean but has qualities that make it the ideal purchase: ability to make thick butter. You can use it as a food processor too! (Two for the price of one, huh?) It also comes with a 10-year limited warranty and various warranties on the parts.
Its processing speed of 1725 RPMs and 540-wattage set it apart from the other juicers, giving it a place of grandeur on the table in easy to clean juicer reviews. You can use it commercially given its heavy-duty design. The chute is 1.75 inches, (smaller than most masticating and centrifugal juicers) but it serves its purpose. You do not have to chop the ingredients into very tiny pieces to have them fit.
It weighs a ton (literally)! But then again, it is a designed for commercial use.
The champion is a delight to use and clean. The parts are so simple, so it takes you all of 3 minutes to pull them apart and to clean it up. Once you have unplugged your juicer, the pulp container is probably going to be the first thing you want to remove (I know I do). The auger cleans quite well in soapy water, and a simple scrub will get rid of any stuck pulp (stringy celery is especially naughty). The filter and the screen are the only components that need more attention. If you let them soak in the water even if for a minute, you will have an easy cleaning time.
Omega J8006 Juicer is easy to clean and slow to juice. With its 80 RPMs, 110-voltage motor you can count on it to bring out 100 percent flavor from your ingredients, (this includes beets, carrots, and even wheatgrass for you color lover). It also comes with a 15-year warranty (is that not a lifetime in juicer years?). Did I mention it could turn your nuts into butter and grind your coffee? You got that right.
The parts are not only sturdy but also easy to disassemble for cleaning. For the most part, you just need to rinse them out. The blades and the exterior are all made of stainless steel, which makes for easy cleaning and ensures safety from rust.
Due to its slow speed, the juice that you make keeps in the fridge for longer (up to 72 hours). There will be no oxidation, and so your juice retains all its nutrients and flavor. I’ll drink to that!
The chute is small, but with a little chopping, you will make the perfect green juice! (Yes, this easy to clean juicer works wonders with leafy greens.)
I like the size of the chute and the attached cylinder because they make for an easy rinse. All you have to do when you clean this juicer is get rid of the pulp, rinse the pulp tank them move on to the other parts. The nozzle is quite stubborn since it plays such an important role. A run through your soapy water is all it needs.
The strainer is where you should focus your energies. I always wash it last so that it soaks well for me to run the brush through. Though the parts are dishwasher friendly, I hardly use it. I prefer to rinse them off, which takes me 3-5 minutes. One note, though; it needs to be cleaned as immediately you are done with juicing to avoid the food particles sticking onto the auger. Assembly is a walk in the park.
In all the easy to clean juicer reviews I have done, I have always included this majestic masticating juicer - Kuvings NJE3580U. Its design is quite simple, letting you know from the moment you buy it that it is likely to be a breeze to clean. (I had one for trial, and I barely took more than two minutes to clean, which matters lot in my busy life.)
This powerful machine has a 110-V motor, which means that your juices are going to undergo minimal or no oxidation. For those (like myself) who prefer to make large batches of juice for a while day’s consumption, this easy to clean juicer keeps it good for 72 hours.
Apart from the easy cleaning, I find the multipurpose property quite helpful. It comes with seven nozzles for grinding and food processing. Make your butter, homemade pasta, baby food, and a host of other things using your juicer, and then clean the mess in less than two minutes!
The chute is quite small (1.75 mm), but they have made the feeding part bigger to make up for the smaller tube. It will require you to chop up your ingredients a bit, but you compensate for that time when cleaning.
With the Kuvings, your primary concern will be the screen. Every other part-the chute and the pusher clean very quickly. Forget warm, soapy water if you do not have it ready. Just rinse them thoroughly then brush the screen as though someone is paying you for it. You will be through with disassembly and washing in just under three minutes. Assembly could take you less than a minute.
As with other cold press juicers, the Vonshef Masticating Juicer does not grind your fruits and veggies. It squeezes them into a pulp to slowly but effectively extract all the juice. The powerful 200W motor takes on the wheatgrass, carrots, ginger roots, and leafy kales head on, to give you a nutritious yet delightfully tasty glass.
The one thing that most people may not know about slow juicing is that it not only ensures that taste stays intact, but that also reduces oxidation to retain the nutritional value of your ingredients. This aspect is what sets aside the masticating juicer from the centrifugal version.
The parts of the VonShef Professional Slow Juicer are detachable, and so you can take them apart easily to clean them either by hand or using your dishwasher. Did I mention that it comes with a cleaning brush? The chute is also thankfully bigger, so goodbye chopping.
The spout is too big and could cause a mess when collecting the juice. I am glad it comes with a one-liter collecting tank.
The parts of the Vonshef Professional Juicer are quite easy to disassemble. I have heard people complain about this part, but all you need to do is pull the top that contains the chute out. The pulp tank detaches quite easily and then you can now remove your chute cylinder and pusher to run through water.
I dissembled the parts before doing this review in only 48 seconds. All the parts are dishwasher friendly too. I noticed that if you take longer than five minutes to clean it (after you are done with juicing), the mesh becomes too sticky and could be forced to soak it for 24 hours for it to clean thoroughly.
As far as centrifugal juicers go, Hamilton has some of the best design and models. The Hamilton Beach Juicer has a 1.1 horsepower that chops your ingredients in the speed of lightning. You will be chugging down your drink before you neighbor can get their car out of their driveway.
I was afraid that the complex parts would be a cleaning nightmare. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the parts are all dishwasher friendly! All I had to do was to disassemble them then load them into the top shelf of the dishwasher. Sigh! This easy to clean juicer only gets better because the chute of this beautiful gadget is broad enough to allow in whole apples and oranges. And it does excellently with roots and carrots too, how’s that for efficiency!
I gave up on making green juice using this juicer a long time ago. It tries but the pulp that comes out usually has enough juice to fill a glass. It does well with other hard vegetables, do I will I decided to focus on its strengths.
Once you have removed the pulp tank, there is not much left for disassembly. It comes with a cleaning brush, which makes an otherwise difficult job less intimidating. The real job when cleaning the Hamilton Beach juicer is in its micromesh strainer. That part retains so many tiny fragments of pulp that stick together, so ensure to soak it for at least a minute if you do not want to scrub it for 5. It took us 4 minutes to disassemble and clean this juicer.
When I told a friend that I was doing an easy to clean juicer machines review, she recommended that I go over to her place to see the Nutri-Stahl in action. I obliged (because I cannot say no to a glass of chilled freshly made juice). I found the daughter swinging the juicer when I got there (mommy was attending to other things).
After the initial shock seeing a seven year old swinging a juicer almost half his weight (good workout by the way, not that I recommend it), I noted how sturdy the handle was. I even gave it a little sewing myself. The material is also made to last for longer that one cares to imagine. (She’ll probably hand it down to the daughter).
It has a powerful motor that fires up and makes juice in less than 10 seconds. The 3-inch chute saves you prepping time. She cleaned up the parts in 1 minute (she has put a small bag inside the pulp tanks, and so none of the pulp got there. As for the blade and other parts, we dissembled them in a less than a minute and rinsed them. They are also dishwasher friendly for the days when you are too lazy to hand wash.
Unfortunately, it performs poorly with leafy vegetables. It also does not come with a cleaning brush, but you can get that from the stores.
One look at the Nutri and you will notice that it has to be easy to clean. After lifting the pulp container and cleaning the edges of it, your job is halfway done! The assembly time is less than a minute and so is disassembly! The pusher, easy rinse, and the chute cylinder just needs a little scrubbing. The strainer has tiny holes, so you may need to spend a bit longer scrubbing it. The cleaning brush works wonders. Total time for disassembling the parts and putting them back together; 4 minutes. The dishwasher handles the job quite well too.
Its 850 W give it the power to juice fruits and soft vegetables to your desired consistency. The Gourmia GJ-750 has a huge chute to save you preparation time. It also has dual speed settings for when you want to switch things a little. You have the option to have it work faster or to slow it down for ingredients that require less speed.
Cleaning the Gourmia GJ-750 is blissful. The wide chute allows for a peaceful cleaning process, and all the other parts detach easily for you to rinse fast. When you do not have the time to rinse them out, just throw them in the dishwasher. Yes, all the parts are dishwasher friendly.
Leafy greens are a no-go zone. They come out looking as though a squirrel has chewed them.
Your focus will be the strainer. All the other parts only need a quick rinse through water. You can give them a simple scrub with the cleaning brush just to be sure that you got all the particles or you can run them through the tap (I find that easy, though water is wasted). The strainer needs more attention to remove all the stuck fiber. As for the pulp container, a simple rinse will do.
This one of a kind easy to clean juicer has a 1000-watt motor for speedy and efficient juicing. Unlike most centrifugal juicers that have two-speed settings, Oster JusSimple has five! (Hello vegetable juices). It handles hard nuts and vegetable well, due to its power and speed settings. It features a wide chute and a large pulp tank for a smooth sail.
Cleaning only takes a few minutes of your time. The filter (which is the bone of contention in most juicers) is designed in a way that makes it easy to clean with minimal scrubbing.
The parts can be a bit difficult to replace if broken. You have to source them from the manufacturer, which could take a little longer to deliver. Luckily, you have a year’s warranty.
Time taken to disassemble the dishwasher-friendly detachable parts: 28 seconds.
Cleaning time: It took me less than three minutes. I removed the pulp container and then got out the strainer to soak. I only let it sit in the sink for thirty seconds before cleaning. It cleaned out faster than I expected. Total time taken: 3 minutes.
The Breville brand has been in the juicer business for ages, and they have mastered the art of making the best juicers. A beautiful but sturdy exterior, parts that are dishwasher friendly and motor power to make juice in less than a minute make the Breville JE98XL juicer stand out.
Vegetables come out half done. It does excellently with fruits but cannot extract as much juice from leafy vegetables as its masticating counterparts.
The Breville Juicer comes with a brush that makes cleaning time an easy task. I only have to worry about the strainer and once that is well scrubbed the rest of the parts just need water and a bit of touch. All the parts are dishwasher friendly for the days when you can’t be bothered to hand wash.
I have an attachment to my masticating juicers as I have had them for so long. The SKG Juicer, Champion Juicer, and Omega are members of the family. They have served me well in my years of juicing (and I use them at least thrice a day), and I would highly recommend them.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have the busiest schedule and therefore anything that I use has to save me time. These juicers are dishwasher friendly and quite easy to disassemble. As for the centrifugal kind, I use them for their power and speed. I highly recommend the Breville JE98XL, which joined the rest of the family four years ago. Happy juicing!