What’s the Best Juicer to Buy?

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Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

Now that you’ve stuffed your face with hot dogs and ice cream all Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to reset your system with some kale-banana smoothies and fresh-pressed beets. You could drop $9 on one of these elixirs at your nearest Liquiteria. Or you could invest in your own heavy-duty juicer to last you many nutritious summers to come (and experiment with fun recipes like these and these). Here, chefs and professional healthy types recommend the best model to buy, depending on your taste.

For leafy-vegetable juices:
David Standridge, executive chef at Cafe Clover
Tribest Green Star Elite GSE-5000 Jumbo Twin Gear Cold Press Juice Extractor

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

For silky, refined juices:
Tilo Fola, culinary chef at the Alchemist’s Kitchen
Norwalk 280

"The Norwalk 280 is an exceptional combination of grinder and hydraulic press that can juice the most fibrous vegetables into clean and clear pulpless juice. It’s certainly not just another appliance; it’s a large and heavy-duty device, but if you’re looking for full nutrient extraction, its vortex cutter is the best. The Norwalk can withstand large amounts of produce without a sound, and can be used for years without having to change out any parts. We use the Norwalk 280 to make fresh-pressed pomegranate, carrot, and beet juices.”
$2,095 at ebay

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain, $100 at Macy’s

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

NutriChef PKSJ40 Countertop Masticating Slow Juicer Juice and Drink-Maker, $135 at Amazon

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

Hurom Fresh Press Juicer Single Auger Masticating Juicer, $150 at Amazon

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null

Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others.
Recommendations from the chefs of Dirt Candy, Cafe Clover, Alchemist's Kitchen, and others. Photo: null