We are surrounded by unhealthy food options in our society. There is a fast food restaurant on every corner, there are vending machines filled with junk food in every office and every time you turn on the television you’re bound to see commercials for some kind of food that may look delicious but is certainly not healthy. For a lot of people that are trying to cut some of the junk out of their diet a vegetable juicer can be one of the most valuable additions to their kitchen.

For people that enjoy healthy eating a vegetable juicer can present them with a lot of options for a number of tasty recipes. But even for people who don’t necessarily like to eat their veggies, a vegetable juicer can make it easier to get the proper number of vegetable servings that we should all be eating every day.

A lot of the popular juice extractors on the market today are really good at getting juice out of fruits but struggle a bit with some vegetables. A lot of the most popular models are centrifugal juicers that use a blade spinning at high RPMs to get the juice out of your fruits and vegetables. A rapidly spinning blade is not always the best option for getting juice out of certain types of vegetables and a masticating juicer may be a better option.

A masticating juicer works at lower speeds and uses an auger to grind, crush and squeeze juice out of vegetables. A couple of the best vegetable juicers that I found are the Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer and the Omega VRT350 Juicer. Both of these models use low-speed technology to extract as much juice as possible with minimal waste.

The Hurom HU-100 Slow Juicer uses a dual stage extraction process that crushes the vegetables and then presses the pulp for maximum juice extraction. The Samson 6 in 1 Electric Wheatgrass Juicer uses a single auger but still does a very good job of effectively extracting juice from vegetables that give centrifugal juicers a tough time. This particular model is very well built and even has a 10 year warranty.

Whether you’ve been a health-conscious individual that has been eating right for years or you are someone that has finally decided to turn things around and start getting healthy, a good vegetable juicer can be a very valuable addition to your kitchen.