When choosing a juicer to buy there are several factors to consider. However, each person’s needs are different so one factor may not seem quite as important to you as another. Do you pick the one that juices the fastest or the one that requires the least prep work? Do you pay a little more for a machine that gives you the most juice per pound of produce? One of the most common complaints that customers have about juicing is that cleanup is hard or takes too much time and that’s when they stop juicing regularly and let their juicer sit idle in the kitchen. If that sounds like you then maybe you should be asking what’s the easiest juicer to clean up? This could give you the incentive to commit to juicing daily.
In general, masticating juicers are easier to clean than centrifugal ones because there are fewer parts and they’re all easy to reassemble after cleaning. Most slow juicers also produce drier pulp, which is easier to get rid of without leaving a mess inside the juicer. Also, because juicing happens slowly, the pulp is not ejected violently, leaving splatters all over the countertop.
With the above in mind, you should also read up on the other differences between masticating and centrifugal juicers before deciding on which type is right for you. Either way, both categories have a few models that are easier to clean than the rest, so we’ve done a lot of research and selected the best juicers that are easiest to clean among cold press/slow juicer types and among centrifugal/fast juicer types.
Best Easy to Clean Juicer Picks
Easiest Masticating Juicer to Clean
Hurom Elite Slow Juicer HH
Easiest Centrifugal Juicer to Clean
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juicer
Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer
Easy to Clean Masticating Juicer
These types of juicers are very simple to take apart for cleaning and then reassembling. Most have just 4-5 parts.
Omega NC900HDC Premium Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center
There are just 5 parts to disassemble and the hardest one is the auger, which takes a little more effort to remove. All these parts can be washed in the dishwasher’s top rack but most users find it easy to wash by hand and can be done in 5 minutes.
The filter basket has just two joints where metal meets plastic, so it’s very easy to clean the metal screen with the provided brush.
The black body with chrome finish makes it easy to prevent staining and you can just wipe clean with a damp cloth.
This is an Omega 6th generation juicer and it has a wide chute to lessen prep work time as well.
It does a great job with all vegetables and hard fruits and even a decent job with soft fruits. There are two screens, one for juicing and one for making baby food, etc., and 5 pressure settings, so you can get the best results depending on the type of produce you’re juicing. You’ll find that this is also a good choice if you don’t want to drink pulp-free juice.
Since it’s more than just a juicer, you also get 6 nozzles for things like making nut butters, baby food, processing coffee, herbs, etc.
The motor rating is 150W and the augur’s speed is 80RPM. It comes with a 15 year warranty.
Hurom Elite Slow Juicer HH
If you’re looking for a more compact juicer, the vertical style slow juicer is better than the horizontal style, which the Omega model above is.
The Hurom Elite Slow Juicer HH has a self-cleaning feature where you run water through immediately after juicing that makes cleaning the whole juicer a lot easier than most. A thorough cleaning of all the parts and the machine takes about 10 minutes in total.
There are four parts to disassemble – the auger, whichever strainer you’re using at the time, the spinning brush, and the bowl. The chamber, strainers, and spinning brush have been redesigned and simplified in this new generation juicer so that maintenance and reassembly after complete cleaning are quick and easy. The inner spinning brush cleans the chamber while rotating by sweeping away fiber and extracted pulp, thereby reducing clogging and increasing juicing efficiency.
There is a choice of two strainers – a small hole one if you want pure juice, and a large hole one for those who like a little pulp in their juice.
The inner silicone and plastic parts are black, so there is no visible staining. There is a hopper lid to prevent dust from entering during storage so you can immediately use the juicer even after months without washing or rinsing it out first.
The self-cleaning comes from the advanced Auto-Pulp feature. When you start juicing, the control leaver should be in the closed position to build up pressure. Once the chamber has started filling with juice you switch the lever to the middle half closed position so that the pulp can be automatically pushed out by the built up pressure. This is especially useful when you’re juicing something with lots of seeds.
For self-cleaning or if making two different juices, you can run water through while the motor is on and the lever is half closed to push out any pulp remnants. For a thorough cleaning at the sink, switch the lever to the fully open position and run water through the whole machine. You get two cleaning brushes that you use for a thorough scrubbing of the strainers and augur whenever just rinsing the machine and parts isn’t enough.
The heavy duty Ultem twin-winged augur and strainers will last for years. The augur rotates at a speed of just 43 rpm to minimize the breakdown and oxidation of vegetables and fruits, ensuring you get the most nutrient-rich juice possible.
The quiet motor is rated 150W and can handle everything from soft fruits to fibrous vegetables for juice as well as crushing nuts for nut milk.
Hurom H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer
If the Hurom Elite above doesn’t seem easy enough to clean, then the Hurom H101 Easy Clean Slow Juicer is definitely the easiest to clean juicer.
For most juicers the strainer tends to be the most difficult part to clean, as fibre collects in the fine holes and often doesn’t get dislodged without scrubbing with an appropriate brush. Not so with this juicer! Instead of strainers with holes, you get them with large elongated grooves, so that you only need to rinse them out to get the leftover pulp off.
The inner chamber and juice outlet are tilted downwards at a small 3 degrees to allow all the juice to flow out and leave less of a mess inside. The pulp outlet opens 180 degrees so that any remaining pulp inside gets flushed out.
The specifications of this juicer are the same as the Elite model but it also comes with an ice cream strainer!
One thing to note however is that there’s a tradeoff with the easy to clean strainers. Even though you get two strainers – coarse and fine, the grooves don’t do a good job of straining out very small particles so you will get a little pulp with your juice and nut milk won’t be as smooth. It also doesn’t do great with soft or mushy fruits like mushy apples and berries. It is suggested that you use a handheld tea strainer after you finish juicing if you want really pure juice. However, it does a great job when juicing all other produce, including celery and wheatgrass.
Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor
Inexpensive doesn’t necessarily mean a masticating juicer can’t have some good features. The Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer is surprisingly designed really well for easy cleaning.
There’s a Reverse Function switch that’s meant to serve two purposes. The “ON” position is for normal running of the juicer, while the “R” position is used to release the ingredients and unclog the machine by spinning the augur in the reverse direction. This helps in cleaning the chamber because when you switch back to the ON position, everything can flow through smoothly.
Disassembly for cleaning is fast and easy with just a single push of a button. Each piece is easy to clean, especially since the parts are all dishwasher safe and there’s an included cleaning brush to remove stuck-on fiber and pulp. perhaps the most difficult part to clean here is the filter, especially if you juice celery. Because the filter isn’t large, the best technique to use is to clean the inside of the filter with the included brush in whichever direction is easiest. Then use the brush in the vertical direction on the outside of the filter. This method should work well for all kinds of juicing.
Also note that there’s a rubber gasket on the outer green cap of the spout that must be regularly removed and cleaned, as residue tends to accumulate there. The first few tries will seem time-consuming at first but once you remove and clean after a few times, it will start to come out very easily.
While running at 150 W and 80 rpm, the augur applies 7 stage spiral juicing to extract the maximum amount of nutrients from the produce. The noise level is low and suitable for use even early in the morning.
Easy to Clean Centrifugal Juicers
If you want to just juice fast and drink immediately, a centrifugal juicer is the best option. However, most models tend to make a bigger mess than their slow counterparts and have more parts. The following ones buck the trend by making clean up very easy.
Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer
In order to minimize warming of the juice like you find in most centrifugal juicers, the Breville BJE430SIL Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer employs a Cold Spin technology.
The feed chute is centered over the cutting disc instead of to the side, so this design transfers less than 1.8F of heat to the juice. This keeps it nutrient rich with minimal loss of vitamins. This also means that you can store the juice in the fridge for up to 3 days, which is rare for a centrifugal juicer.
The Italian-made stainless steel cutting disc and mesh filter processes and extracts juice to fill the included 70 ounce seal and store jug, and expels the pulp into the 3.4L pulp bin. The feed chute is 3″ wide.
There are two speeds settings to control the juicing for efficient yield. Denser vegetables are juiced at 13000 rpm and softer fruits and vegetables at 6500 rpm. The motor is rated at 850 watts.
The pulp expeller hood fits like a glove over the pulp bin, so there’s no mess when the pulp is ejected. The juice nozzle just needs to be inverted to prevent drips between juicings.
Some of the parts can go into the dishwasher, while some cannot. However, all components are easy to rinse or wash more thoroughly by hand. It also comes with a cleaning brush to get into the inbetween spaces.
If there’s one complaint that some customers have it’s that there is some juice wastage along with the pulp.
Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Centrifugal Juicer
While the Breville Juice Cold Fountain model above keeps the temperature of the juice down, it’s not the most efficient at extracting lots of juice from your produce. If you’d rather reduce waste and get the most bang for your buck on your produce, get the Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite Juicer instead. This is one of the best juicers for the home yet.
You still get the same two speed settings, but the powerful 1000 watt powered motor and ultra sharp titanium reinforced cutting disc with micro mesh filter centers under the feeding chute and extracts up to 30% more juice along with the nutrients, so the expelled pulp will be a lot drier than with the Cold Fountain or with just about any other centrifugal juicer. The blades also stay sharp for longer.
This does mean that you should not operate the juicer for more than 1 minute at a time and you should allow it to rest for a minute in between. However, it does come with overload protection if the motor starts to overheat.
This model comes with a 1.1 quart juice jug with froth separator and a 3.2 quart pulp container. In addition to the stronger cutting disc, the machine itself is very stable as its body is made of heavy grade die-cast metal.
All parts except for the filter basket with cutting disc and food pusher can be washed on the top shelf of the dishwasher. The included cleaning brush makes hand washing of those parts quite easy. The whole process will take you less than 5 minutes if you want to clean all the parts yourself.
Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra 1100W Power
The Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra Power is an inexpensive centrifugal juicing machine that’s easy to clean.
It features a culinary grade stainless-steel cutting disc and an Italian-made micro-mesh filter that are easy to clean with the included brush and all the parts can be reassembled in no time. These as well as the BPA plastic parts are dishwasher-safe too.
The juicing is efficient and there’s minimal residue buildup inside. The juicer should be cleaned every time the pulp bin is full. It’s best to use a bag in the bin to make clean up of that easier unless you don’t mind washing it each time.
This powerful juicer is rated at 1100W and a maximum speed of 18000 rpm and you can choose to run it at a lower speed for soft fruits or at a higher speed for tougher fruits and vegetables.
There is an auto-shutoff to prevent the motor from overheating from continuous use, idle use, misalignment of parts, or unstable power supply. It also turns off when a jam develops.
While this juicer does a great job with most fruits and veggies, it’s not the best option for leafy greens and you’ll probably find a few small whole leaves in your juice.
Hamilton Beach Premium Juicer Machine
The least inexpensive juicer on this list is the Hamilton Beach Premium Juicer Machine, Big Mouth with a 3″ Feed Chute. You can get it with or without a large 40 oz pitcher that has a lid and froth separator.
This centrifugal juicer also has two-speed settings that you choose from depending on whether you’re juicing soft or hard produce. The large chute means you can feed it with whole fruits and veggies too. It is not the most efficient juicer but for the price, it does a decent job.
The stainless steel strainer comes with a patented easy sweep cleaning tool instead of the usual brush. This tool attaches to the side of the strainer and sweeps debris up as you rotate it around the circular strainer while holding them under running water. This reduces the cleaning time by a lot. All the parts are also dishwasher safe but you can also just rinse everything under the tap and do a thorough cleaning every few days.
This juicer has an 850-watt motor and an extra-large pulp tray means you can usually finish your entire juicing job in one go without needing to stop to empty the tray out in the middle. Same thing if you get the large pitcher too. When you’re done you can directly pour into glasses or into bottles for refrigeration. The froth separator keeps the froth from getting into your glass but if you like froth you can remove the separator first. If you want to make a different juice in between, there’s a drip-free adjustable spout to push up before you remove the pitcher from underneath and push down again to continue juicing.
It is a lightweight machine, so it tends to vibrate a bit while juicing hard produce but will stay put on the countertop. It is also quite a loud machine so that’s something to be aware of.