Juicers make it easier to incorporate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables into your diet. They work to extract liquid from all forms of produce into a water soluble form (minus the pulp).
The biggest issue with many kitchen appliances is that they're prone to generating a lot of noise. Juicers aren't like blenders which pulverize food-stuff. Instead, they crush, grind, and/or squeeze the juice from pulp.
A number of manufacturers understand the need for quiet operation and engineer their products to compensate without sacrificing functionality. Let's explore these brands and options.
The Quiet Juicers
1. Breville Juice Fountain Centrifugal Juicer
The Breville Juice Fountain relies on centrifugal force to extract the maximum amount of juice from any fruit and vegetables in record quick time, almost 5 times faster than a traditional cold press.
People that juice regularly sometimes feel that centrifugal juicers raise the temperature of the juice by nature of its operation. Breville has addressed these concerns and designed cold spin technology to prevent any significant temperature increase. Each session produces the maximum amount of cold, fresh juice with a minimum amount of effort.
The wide 3.5-inch food chute reduces preparation; there is no need to waste time pre-cutting and chopping ingredients; pop them as a whole. Large apples, pears, heads of broccoli, and beets slide through in their entirety and are juiced as quickly as you can reach for the next item.
A titanium-reinforced stainless steel cutting disc makes light work of all fruit and vegetables, even the most fibrous ones. The 1200w motor drives the disc at 13000rpm, resulting in fast and efficient juice extraction. The pulp collects in a separate container located discreetly at the back of the machine.
Some juicers suffer from ridiculously loud mechanical noise as they operate; Breville has employed noise reduction technology to keep noise levels to a minimum, at least 40% less than competing models. It emits a gentle hum, much quieter than the microwave.
The Juice Fountain is beautiful. Its smooth lines of brushed stainless steel would complement any home kitchen décor. Keeping it looking beautiful is a breeze; the supplied cleaning brush combined with warm water has the machine clean and sparkling in no time.
2. HUROM HP Slow Juicer
The attractive Hurom juicer is of compact design, small enough to adorn any counter and sit snugly beneath the cabinets.
It works on the mastication principle; it squeezes the maximum amount of juice from fruit, vegetables, and nuts, leaving the remaining pulp virtually dry. Because the Hurom uses a heavy-duty auger and strainer instead of blades, the yield is high. It is less prone to clogging, and less pulp finds its way back into the juice.
It is powered by a 150w motor that drives the powerful gears at a steady 43rpm. It keeps noise levels to an absolute minimum. It is possible to hold a conversation, without disruption, next to the juicer as it operates.
There is a built-in fan and vents that prevent overheating; and an extra-long power cable that gives the user more freedom.
Safety sensors ensure that the machine won't switch on until everything locks into position.
Assembling the juicer only takes a minute or two; watch an online video the first time you attempt to do it; understanding the order in which the components go together is easier when you can see someone else do it.
Similarly, disassembling the machine takes moments and enables the user to wash each individual part. There are two specialist cleaning brushes supplied to ensure the unit doesn't scratch. Cleaning takes just a few minutes of wiping and rinsing under running water.
The jug has a 500ml capacity, and just like all of the plastic parts; constructed from the toughest BPA-free plastic.
The Hurom juicer is a fantastic addition to any kitchen. It can handle small fruit such as blueberries and raspberries and powers through leafy greens and chopped celery.
3. Omega Masticating Juicer
If you have any previous experience of using a juicer, you will know of the health benefits of juicing celery, but you will also know just how difficult it is to do.
The Omega model has a celery attachment designed to get the maximum amount of juice from each head. Six sticks of celery produce a whopping 16oz of juice.
Celery has high water content; its juice helps to keep you hydrated, it is low in sugar and is a natural anti-inflammatory.
The omega machine is a cold press juicer featuring a 200w motor that spins the BPA-free auger at 80rpm. This slow rotation ensures that virtually every drop of juice extracts and that the excess pulp is dry.
It is the slow extraction that ensures the juice remains in optimum quality for 72-hours. It creates little heat and oxidation build-up, therefore, no degradation or separation.
Solidly constructed from stainless steel and pleasing on the eye. Assembly is quite easy, and the reverse process takes little time when it needs cleaning.
Each component unclips from the next to enable fast and easy cleanup under a running faucet.
The dual-stage extraction system requires very little maintenance and everything is backed by an industry-leading 15-year warranty.
4. Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor
Cleaning juicers often puts people off buying one, with many having fiddly parts that are awkward to take apart and reassemble.
The Aicok juicer makes light work of cleanup. There is a button that, once activated, instantly releases all of the components. Each of these parts is dishwasher safe; if you prefer to wash by hand, Aicok has included a specialized cleaning brush to reach into every nook and cranny.
Cleaning the entire system takes a few minutes, and reassembly is a breeze.
This juicer also includes a reverse function. Spinning the auger in the opposite direction not only extracts the maximum amount of juice, but it also prevents the pulp from clogging and jamming the machine.
It is a cold press machine that boasts extracting as much as 98% of the available juice from each ingredient. It does this by utilizing a 7-stage auger technique. The auger spins at 80rpm and cuts, breaks, squeezes, mills, separates, and grinds each ingredient before the final extraction process occurs.
The juice collects in a large BPA-free jug; it is nutrient-packed and contains no pulp; that is in a separate compartment at the rear of the machine. The pulp is dry and ready to add to the compost heap.
The Aicok juicer makes tasty, healthy drinks with no frothy head. Slow extraction ensures that all nutrients and vitamins stay intact and are safe to store in the fridge for up to 72-hours. It makes bulk preparation an option in the mornings where time is limited.
It is capable of squeezing juice from most fruits, root, and leafy vegetables. It even makes light work of celery, either diced or whole sticks.
At just 60dB during operation, the affordable Aicok juicer is extremely quiet and doesn't disturb sleepers or interrupt everyday life.
5. Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer
The Zulay citrus press relies on leverage and gravity to get the job done quickly and easily.
It is available in a range of colors, some vivid, some pastel shades, chrome, or rose gold. It is 11" tall, enabling it to sit beneath most cabinets.
Constructed from stainless steel with a heavy-duty cast iron base, this manual juicer is built to last and is a feature in many professional kitchens.
Handheld juicers are notoriously hard-work, especially if you're juicing high quantities of fruit in one sitting. The Zulay takes all of the efforts out of juicing and yields high volumes of juice.
The spout and filter design ensure no seeds and virtually no pulp finds their way into your drink. It is most beneficial when juicing pomegranates; halve the fruit and let the juicer squeeze out every last drop of juice, leaving behind copious amounts of seeds.
Cleanup is fast and easy; the juicer provides a choice of hand or dishwashing the loose components. The remainder of the unit wipes clean with warm, soapy water.
The rubber feet keep the machine steady on the counter, unlike other brands that tend to rock or move during operation.
It also has an impressive Lifetime Guarantee.
Types of Juicers
Electric juicers fall into one of two categories:
Centrifugal juicers employ an internal spinning system and a sharp metal disc to extract pulp from fruit and vegetables.
The blades on the disc grate and shred the pulp to release all of the juice.
Centrifugal juicers produce juice in very little time due to the high rate at which they spin.
This type of juicer is usually more affordable and easier to clean.
Due to their metal components, centrifugal juicers are often louder than gear-type ones. The pulp residue tends to be wetter; the juice has a shorter shelf life.
Masticating Juicers (Cold Press Juicers)
Masticating juicers employ a slow rotating drill unit called an auger to extract the juice from fruit, vegetables, and leafy greens.
The auger spins slowly, at anywhere between 50 – 100rpms, forcing pulp through mesh filters as it goes. This slow action keeps the vitamins and nutrients preserved to allow safe storage of the juice for longer.
Centrifugal juicers struggle to get all of the juice from the fruit; masticating juicers tend to get every last drop. On average, an extra 15-20% per serving.
They create less noise overall and are versatile for things other than juices, such as nut milk, sorbets, and ice cream.
Although cold press juicers are more efficient than traditional models, they usually take longer to prepare juices. Not only does the motor run slower, but the ingredients also need to be chopped into manageable sizes before adding.
This style of juicer requires no power as they rely upon gravity and leverage to produce juice.
The long-arm ensures maximum juice yield with minimum effort; it does the work so that you don't have to.
They are compatible with all sizes of citrus fruit and pomegranates, look very stylish, and operate silently.
What Makes a Juicer "Quiet"?
Masticating or centrifugal juicers both result in fresh juice, but their operation, yield, and noise output differ.
Each deals with different types of foods better:
- Centrifugal – Ideal for large chunks of whole foods
- Masticating – Cope with leafy herbs and vegetables better
- Manual – Only compatible with citrus fruits and pomegranate
Juicers with higher RPMs tend to be noisier. The friction that this creates results in increased heat, which increases oxidization. It is where the nutrients in fruit and vegetables break down faster, rendering them less effective and reducing their safe storage times.
Again, this varies based on the type of juicer. Centrifugal juicers have more mechanical, moving parts, which tends to make them the loudest.
High-end juicers have integral sound insulation properties to absorb sound and keep noise levels to a minimum.
Masticating juicers produce less noise as they employ a less powerful motor and slow rotating auger to extract the juice.
Manual juicers are the quietest of all; the only noise they emit is the pleasant squishing sound as the fruit squeezes.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Ease of cleanup is a big part of choosing a juicer. No-one needs to buy a machine to reduce prep time, only to spend an age cleaning it after every use.
Some brands have an easy-release feature that unlocks all loose parts, enabling the user to rinse them thoroughly.
Some models have dishwasher-safe parts.
Centrifugal juicers often require more maintenance as blades dull as the result of extensive use.
Homemade juices have a myriad of benefits. They strengthen immunity, improve appetite and digestion, promote a healthy gut, and increase vitamin intake.
Juicers deemed quiet are ideal for concocting a healthy drink early in the morning without fear of disturbing anyone sleeping.