Have you discovered wheatgrass yet?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the benefits of wheatgrass and what it can do for your health.
Buying it out can get pretty expensive, however, so lots of people end up juicing this nutrition powerhouse on their own. If that’s where you’re at, and you’re looking for the best wheatgrass juicer for your money, you’ve landed in the right place.
The first thing you must decide is whether you want to hand crank your juicer or get an electric one. Take a look at the chart below to see the advantages of both types, as well as a few of the disadvantages.
Manual Juicer Advantages
Manual Juicer Disadvantages
Less Prone to Breakage
Harder To Operate
Good Quality Juice (no oxidation)
Electric Juicer Advantages
Electric Juicer Disadvantages
Easier To Operate
Size And Weight
Produce More Juice
Can Be More Noisy
Could Oxidize YourJuice
The amount of money you spend on a juicer depends on a number of factors. Let’s take a look at a few questions that need to be answered before you lay out some of your hard-earned money on a juicer that doesn’t meet your needs.
· Is this your first juicer – Are you a hardcore juice fanatic, or just getting started with this healthy habit? This could make all the difference in the world. If you’re just starting, you may not want to spend a small fortune on an electric wheatgrass juicer, only to find that you really don’t like the taste all that much.
· Will you use the machine on a daily basis – If you intend to use your juicer every day, you may want to opt for a higher quality machine right away. Otherwise you may end up buying several lesser quality machines and being frustrated.
· What do you intend to juice – If you’re certain that you’re just juicing wheatgrass alone, you may be able to narrow your search down and spend a bit less money. However, perhaps you’d be better served by a wheatgrass and leafy greens juicer that can also handle other fruits and vegetables. You’ll save time by juicing things all at once and also speed up cleaning time, which is always a major concern.
Keeping the above points in mind, let’s take a look at 3 of the most popular manual wheatgrass juice machines on the market.
First up on our list is the Miracle Exclusives Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer – MJ445
Check out our thoughts in the table below, but don’t forget to read our summary to see whether this well-made juicer is right for you.
The Miracle Exclusives manual juicer is made with solid, non-toxic stainless steel finished in matte. It attaches to any tabletop or counter and it can clamp to surfaces up to 2.5 inches in depth.
Advertised as capable of juicing wheatgrass, leafy greens and soft fruits, it’s our experience that this juicer performs best with the wheatgrass and greens, and not so well with soft fruits such as apples. IT doesn’t extract as much juice from fruits as an electric juicer would.
However, this juicer does a great job with wheatgrass due to its sturdy construction and easy to operate style. It doesn’t produce much foam at all, leaving you with all juice to enjoy.
As with all manual juicers, you’ll get a workout with this model. It can take up to 5 minutes to produce just a few ounces of juice, although it does have a comfortable wooden handle.
This model is much easier to clean than an electric juicer, so the time you spend cranking the juicer will be made up during the cleaning process.
Included is a pusher to get your produce in the machine safely and a wrench as well.
Next on our list is The Original Healthy Juicer Lexen GP27.
This is another manual juicer that’s suitable for wheatgrass as well as leafy greens. As with most manual juicers, it’s better suited for greens than it is for being a multi-purpose machine, and if you’re in the market for one super juicer that does all your juicing needs, we’d have to recommend something else.
The Lexen GP27 advertises fast cleanup, and they claim that once you gain some experience with disassembly and cleaning, you will be able to clean this juicer in 30 seconds. In fact, there are only 3 parts to clean.
This juicer is made with plastic parts, but they seem very durable and sturdy. The unit features a strong suction cup base and also has a clamp system to secure the juicer if your surface is not smooth and flat.
It also has a wide chute that you can continuously feed leafy greens and hard fruits. It uses a cold press masticating process to wring out every last drop of juice.
Waste pulp is pushed out the front and falls into a separate bowl and doesn’t get mixed in with the juice.
This juicer features an extra-long handle that makes it easy to get leverage and cranking power, but like all manual juicers it will give you a workout. It does have a high yield per revolution.
An excellent selling point of this wheatgrass juicer is that if you’re not happy with its performance you can simply send it back, they really are confident in their product and stand behind it.
A wrench to assist with securing it to the table, as well as a handy pusher, is also included.
Now let’s take a look at the Handy Pantry HJ Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer.
This hand cranked juicer boasts stainless steel construction and is known for rugged durability.
It’s simple to assemble and disassemble, which makes it easy to clean, and the parts can be tossed into your dishwasher.
This juicer will mount to most countertops and the clamp will open to 2.25 inches.
It’s made from non-toxic materials and will never rust.
This juicer handles mainly wheatgrass and barleygrass. It can also juice other fruits and vegetables, but in our opinion this is not its best area. It will not juice hard veggies, such as carrots or beets, very well at all.
In fact, we’d have to recommend strictly grasses for this manual juicer. Leafy greens like spinach and kale will leave you with mushy pulp and lots of pulp in the juice.
It’s not an all around performer, but having said that, it’s got a high output and does wheatgrass very well.
The design is easy to use and the comfortable handle is a breeze to crank.
It features an extra-wide chute for easy feeding.
Moving on to electric wheatgrass machines, let’s take a look at the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer.
This is a masticating electric juicer, meaning that it crushes and pulverizes the produce to extract the juicer. Remember that many juicing aficionados prefer this type of juicer because it doesn’t produce the heat that many centrifugal juicers do, thereby reducing the oxidation of your precious juice.
It features a dual-stage juicing system; the first stage is the actual crushing of the produce, while the second stage squeezes the pulp dry, resulting in a high juice yield and extra dry pulp. This maximizes the bang for your buck.
It also boasts quiet operation, which is important when you don’t want to wake the whole house first thing in the morning!
This Omega juicer will handle leafy greens, grasses, fruits, vegetables, and even nuts so you can make delicious and fresh nut butters.
It will also allow you to extrude pasta, grind coffee and spices, and mince garlic and herbs.
Talk about a versatile machine!
Cleanup for this unit is also pretty easy, but as we’ve stated before, do not let the produce dry in the machine; clean it immediately or you’ll live to regret it.
The motor is very powerful and doesn’t show signs of straining, even with large pieces of fruits, although larger hard pieces should probably be cut down.
This juicer tends to “mush up” softer fruits and vegetables, but the solution to this is pretty simple. Just follow softer pieces with something harder and you should be okay.
Add in a 15 year warranty and this juicer is an even better deal. If you’re making juice a couple times a day, or juicing for 2 people, this is a no-brainer in our opinion.
Now let’s take a tour of the SKG Wide Chute Anti-Oxidation Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer.
This is another low-speed masticating juicer that won’t cause excess oxidation in your freshly pressed juices. The cold press process will allow you to store juices in a tightly covered container in the fridge for 48-72 hours without much nutrient loss. We recommend consuming juice as soon as it is produced, however.
The SKG juicer features a super wide 3 inch mouth that handles all sorts of fruits and veggies with ease.
Equally at ease juicing fruits and vegetables, it also does an excellent job with grasses and leafy greens, pulverizing everything in its system and leaving behind amazingly dry pulp.
Its quiet operation and ease of cleanup are additional points for buyers to consider.
As with most masticating juicers, you’ll notice a little pulp gets through the screen, but in this juicer its minimal and is no problem to either drink right down or filter out with a cloth.
It does a decent job with softer fruits such as ripe apples and pears, but it excels when the fruits and vegetables are on the harder side.
Please note that this is a heavy-duty unit that weighs in at 16 pounds, with a powerful 240 Watt motor. It’s made for heavy duty juicing, but it will overheat if pushed too hard. There’s an overload protection system built in that will shut the juicer down if it gets overheated. It will automatically lock the juicer for an hour.
This unit features a 1 month free trial for Amazon customers, as well as a 2 year warranty for all parts and accessories, and a 10 year warranty for the motor and main body. For your convenience, if you order through Amazon your warranty is automatically valid with just your Amazon order ID, no other proof is required.
Now let’s check in on the Hurom Fresh Press Masticating Juicer.
This juicer also uses the cold press, slow juicer system, meaning more juice is extracted from your foods than with centrifugal juicers.
In fact, this juicer has a patented system called SST, or Slow Squeezing Technology, that claims to preserve all nutrients and enzymes.
This electric juicer also processes a wide variety of produce, such as leafy greens, grasses, nuts, and all sorts of fruits and vegetables.
Simple to clean, and easy to operate, this juicer really extracts the maximum from all your produce.
It’s very quiet but also features a powerful 150 Watt motor.
You may have to cut up the pieces smaller than you would think to get this juicer to perform at its maximum efficiency, although the chute is wide enough accommodate many items.
With a 10 year warranty on the motor and a decent price, this juicer is an attractive options for those just starting out or even for more experienced juicers.
Well, there you have it! Six juicers, 3 manual and 3 electric that are all suitable for wheatgrass and for many of them, able to handle a wide variety of juicing tasks.
Out of these choices you’ll be able to find one to suit your juicing style and fit nicely in your kitchen as well.
So what are you waiting for? Start juicing today, and get on the road to optimum health!
Good luck, and happy juicing!
Ted is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of nutrition and general wellness. He has recently published books on Sugar Detox as well as the inflammation epidemic, and continues to improve his knowledge by constantly remaining up to date with the latest news and trends in the nutrition world. When not busy writing, you can find him playing banjo and guitar, or outside fishing.