I recently joined a 30-day clean eating challenge for a couple of reasons: 1) I felt my body needed a break from all of that convenience/comfort food I had been binging on, AND I wanted to see how many creative ways I could use my new single serve juicer. It was time to give my Nutri-Ninja a little competition.
If you have ever used a single serve juicer or blender then you know how addictive they can be. Honestly, the Nutribullet is child’s play compared to these babies.
You’ve probably found yourself creating the most unusual and inventive juicing recipes while posting the pre-juicing ingredients and then posting your post-juicing results all over your social media accounts. Am I right?
Well, with 2020 throwing all kinds of curve balls, it’s more important than ever to stay in top shape. You never know when you’ll have to run from a swarm of killer bees or worse…murder hornets😳
In the age of immune system-attacking viruses, there has never been a better time to begin eating cleaner as you walk the road toward a healthier and happier you.
One of the best things you can do to achieve this goal is to start juicing right away. It’s a healthy way to pack in all of your required vitamins, minerals and nutrients without packing on any extra pounds or needing to cook an elaborate and well-balanced meal.
To help you commence with your healthy endeavor, below the crew and I have reviewed several of the most popular and hottest-selling compact juicers on the market today. We have also included the pros and cons associated with each product.
In addition, we added a brief Single Serve Juicer Buying Guide in which we will discuss some of the features and functions you should look for when shopping for a product of this kind.
The Sagnart Juicer Machine is a very effective and compact slow juicer—a juicer that operates at around 65 revolutions per minute (RPM)—and one that helps to best maintain the overall nutritional value of the fruits and vegetables it slowly juices. With its slower speed, the caloric intake of this juice is much less and oxidation is reduced significantly. This type of juicing additionally works to preserve the vitamins, calcium, magnesium, cellulose and iron from the fruit, as well as some other micronutrients.
Perhaps the most advantageous feature of the Sagnart Juicer Machine is its multiple functions. It’s able to take on a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so users will have a wider variety of food items they can use to boost the nutritional value of the juice.
Whether you like the healthy benefits of wheatgrass, beets, carrots and ginger, or the sweet flavor of oranges, grapefruit and other citrus fruits, this juicer truly has you covered.
Manufactured with a very delicate design, this vertical-style juicer measures just 8.5 x 6.5 x 16 inches, and the setup and disassembly of the machine is very simple.
Amazingly, it’s virtually noise free, so you will never again have to worry about disturbing the other members of your household when juicing, and the whole process takes less than 5 minutes to complete.
The Sagnart Juicer Machine is made from the highest quality food grade materials, all of which are approved by the FDA and the United States Food Administration. Its materials are also resistant to corrosion and heat, and are all BPA-free.
- Versatile. With the Sagnart Juicer Machine the sky is the limit in terms of what you can juice, including a whole array of tasty and nutritious fruits and vegetables.
- Compact. Measuring just 8.5 x 6.5 x 16 inches, the juicer is very compact indeed.
- Can be hard to clean. Given that the Sagnart Juicer Machine is a slow juicer and thus has many moving parts, cleaning the machine after use can be a bit tricky to say the least—according to many reviewers.
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine
With this machine you can juice a whole host of healthy fruits and vegetables—juice that will get your day started off on the right foot and give you plenty of energy to tackle the day’s challenges.
Easy to assemble, the juicer comes complete with an extra large pulp bin; and the larger than average 3-inch feed chute allows you to juice whole fruits and vegetables without ever having to get out a knife and chop them to size.
Whether you are looking to juice a whole apple for a tasty apple juice drink; or a fistful of kale for an energy smoothie, the Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine gives you continuous juicing that always comes out perfect.
With 800 watts of whirling and cutting power, the stainless steel cutter and micro-mesh strainer on the Hamilton Beach Juicer work in unison to transform even the densest fruits and vegetables into delicious juice in just seconds.
It is very safe to use thanks to the steel latches that lock the juicer lid firmly into place, and it even comes with a handy recipe book and easy to follow directions to help get you started.
The Hamilton Beach Juicer is completely dishwasher safe and comes with a handy cleaning tool that helps you reach hard to clean places.
The food pusher and juice cover on this juicer, as well as the pulp bin, strainer bowl and stainless steel strainer, are all removable, making cleanup a snap from start to finish.
The juicer comes with a 3-year limited warranty against any defects or damage to the product; and the customer service team at Hamilton Beach are always ready to answer all of your questions.
- Fast. The Hamilton Beach Juicer can juice even the biggest and densest fruits and vegetables in just a matter of seconds.
- Wide feed mouth. With the wide feed mouth on this juicer, users can juice anything from whole apples, to peeled oranges to beets and ginger.
- Juice cup not included. Although the Hamilton Beach Juicer comes with everything you need to juice, and even a cleaning brush to help you scrub the device, the drink cup into which the juice is poured is sold separately.
Breville Compact Juice Fountain
One of the most popular juicers currently available, the heavy duty Breville Compact Juice Fountain makes flavorsome juice via a centered knife blade assembly. It features a powerful 700-watt motor that spins that blade at a whopping 14,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) for the very best juice extraction.
The juicer is very safe to operate thanks to its patented locking arm that prevents the juicer from operating until the juice cover is safely in place with the locking arm in the vertical operating position.
Its massive pulp bin, which catches the pulp after it has been separated, measures 1.6 quarts; and its extra-large 3-inch feed mouth allows you to place whole fruits into the juicer without any problem whatsoever.
The juicer is made from the finest grade polymer and the stainless steel cutting disc sits in the middle of an Italian made micro mesh filter that allows you to extract 30 percent more juice and capture 40 percent more of the vitamins and minerals.
Because certain fruits and vegetables produce froth when they are juiced, the Breville Compact Juice Fountain has an integrated froth separator that allows you to remove the froth from your beverages when pouring, giving you more delicious juice and less tasteless froth.
All of the parts on the juicer are 100 percent dishwasher safe, and the Breville company even includes a great cleaning brush to make cleaning easier.
Larger than most single serve juicers, the Breville Compact Juice Fountain measures 10.5 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches.
It includes a one year limited warranty against damages of any kind; and because the device collects pulp within the body of the unit, you’ll be able to preserve more counter space for your other small appliances.
- Safe to use. With its proprietary locking arm that will not allow the juicer to run until all pieces are correctly in place, the Breville Compact Juice Fountain is very safe and easy to use.
- Dishwasher safe. Cleanup is a breeze with this juicer. All parts are removable and dishwasher safe, and it even comes with a convenient scrub brush for cleaning hard to reach areas.
- Only one year warranty. While some juicers on our list have a 3-year limited warranty on their devices, the Breville Compact Juice Fountain only comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
Single Serve Juicers Buying Guide
If you have made up your mind to get healthier this year and begin juicing with the help of one of these single serve juicers, there are a number of features and functions you must keep in mind before signing on the dotted line. To assist you in this quest, below we have very briefly covered some of those considerations.
Single Serve Juicer Types
There are essentially two types of single serve juicers on the market today:
centrifugal or “fast” juicers and cold press or “slow” juicers. Each have their advantages and disadvantages.
Naturally, with a centrifugal juicer you can make your juice concoctions must faster than with the cold press or slow type of single serve juicer. However, you may be sacrificing some of the vitamins and minerals.
On the flip side, with a cold press juicer you will have to wait about five minutes before you can taste your juice, but in most cases, you will preserve more of the vitamins and minerals.
Therefore, if speed matters to you most, we recommend the centrifugal juicer, but if you don’t mind waiting a few minutes in order to extract more of the healthy micronutrients from your fruits and vegetables, the cold press juicer might just be for you.
Safety is always a major concern, and thankfully, most of the newer single serve juicers on the market today have some type of safety device that prevents the blade from moving until the lid is locked into place. However, some of these safety devices are better than others.
Because of this—and especially if you have smaller children in the house—we recommend you do your research and select a juicer with a very safe locking technology.
Features and Functions
Some of the single serve juicers currently available comes with a variety of cool features and functions that are not found on the cheaper or older models.
Some of these features are designed to make the juicing experience more convenient, while others are designed to extract more vitamins from the fruits and vegetables you juice.
Some of these integrated features and functions include:
- Froth separators
- Anti-drip function
- Large pulp bins
- Drinking cup
- Adjustable speeds
- Wide mouth feeders
- Micro-mesh filters
- Reverse features
- Smoothie attachment
- And more…
Ease of Assembly and Cleaning
Of course, you want a juicer that is easy to assemble (and disassemble), as well as one that is easier to clean.
Cold press juicers tend to have more moving parts than their centrifugal counterparts and are thus traditionally harder to assemble and clean.
Additionally, you should look for a juicer in which all the parts are 100 percent dishwasher safe.
Finally, some single serve juicers comes complete with a cleaning brush that is specially designed to clean some of the hard to reach places on your new juicer.
Now you are ready to choose the perfect juicer that fits your needs. You can finally put down those chips and that mocha grande pick up some fruits and veggies!