Best commercial juicer 2023: Buyer's Guide

buyer's guide

This commercial juicer buyer's guide covers:


  1. Introduction
  2. Key questions to ask yourself
  3. Types of commercial juicers
  4. Main things to consider when ordering a commercial juicer
  5. Best commercial juicer brands
  6. Used commercial juicers - a worthwhile option?
  7. Warranty and insurance
  8. How to maintain your commercial juicer
  9. How often should a commercial juicer be serviced?
  10. Commercial juicers FAQs
  11. Commercial juicer terminology
  12. Types of juices
  13. Save your cash, use ours!


As Kiwis become increasingly health-conscious, the demand for fresh and nutritious drinks is on the rise.

The juice market is thriving, and with New Zealand's bountiful produce, there's never been a better time to jump aboard.

However, choosing the right commercial juicer can be daunting.

This comprehensive buyer's guide will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make an informed decision that meets your needs and budget.



Key questions to ask yourself

To ensure you get the most suitable juicer for your needs, it's crucial to ask yourself two key questions before making a decision.


What types of fruits and vegetables will I be juicing?

To get the most out of your juicing, choose the right type of juicer for the produce you're using.

Use a citrus juicer for oranges, limes, and grapefruit, and a wheatgrass juicer for herbs and wheatgrass.

Selecting the right juicer will ensure optimal efficiency and results.


How much juice do you need to produce?

For small quantities, like those served at a spa, a personal juicer will suffice.

But, for larger quantities, a commercial-grade juicer is necessary.



Types of commercial juicers

Centrifugal juicer (Fast juicer)

Centrifugal juicer

These juicers use a high-speed spinning basket to extract juice from the pulp.

They are fast and efficient, but can be noisy and may not extract as much juice as other juicer types.


Used in high-volume establishments such as juice bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Used to make

Juices from fruits and vegetables, including carrots, apples, oranges, and celery.

Best for

Juicing quickly and efficiently, but not for leafy greens or wheatgrass.


Masticating juicer (Cold pressed/slow juicer)

Masticating Juicer

These juicers use a slow-moving auger to extract juice from fruits and vegetables.

They are more efficient and quieter but can be slower and pricier.


Suitable for establishments that prioritize healthy and high-quality juices, including health food stores, spas, and smoothie bars, regardless of their volume.

Used to make

Juice from fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, and wheatgrass.

Also suitable for making nut butter and grinding coffee (with the aid of attachments).

Best for

Preserving the nutrients and enzymes in the juice (in contrast to centrifugal juicers).


Triturating juicers

Triturating juicers, also called twin-gear juicers, use a slow-spinning auger and a pressing mechanism to extract juice, which maximizes nutrient yields.

The low-speed and high-pressure process also reduces oxidation and froth, resulting in juice with a longer shelf life compared to other juicers.


Ideal for high-volume establishments like juice bars, cafes, and health food stores that focus on nutrient-rich juices.

They can also be used in juice trucks to prepare and store juice for later consumption.

Used to make

High-quality juice from fruits and vegetables as well as nut milk, baby food, and frozen fruit sorbets.

Best for

Extracting nutrients from produce more efficiently for a more concentrated juice.


Citrus juicer

Citrus Juicer

Commercial citrus juicers are designed specifically for extracting juice from fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes.

Commercial orange juicers are usually powered by an electric motor and feature a cone-shaped reamer to extract juice, along with a strainer to separate the pulp.

While simple and user-friendly, they are not intended for juicing other types of fruits or vegetables.


Used in high- and low-volume establishments such as juice bars, cafes, restaurants, and spas that serve citrus juices.

Used to make

Juices from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits.

Best for

Juicing citrus fruits only.


Wheatgrass juicer

Wheatgrass Juicer

These juicers are specifically designed for juicing wheatgrass and other herbs.

They extract the juice using a slow-moving auger, which helps preserve the nutrients and enzymes in the juice.


Used in juice bars and health food stores.

Used to make

Juice from wheatgrass, herbs and leafy greens such as kale, spinach, bok choy, cilantro, rosemary, and sage.

Best for

Extracting juice from wheatgrass, herbs and other leafy greens efficiently.


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Main things to consider when ordering a commercial juicer

Consider these factors when ordering the best professional juicers for your establishment.


Type of commercial juicer

Refer to the table below for a list of the pros and cons of each juicer type, which can assist you in making a more informed purchase decision.


Juicer Type



Centrifugal juicer (Fast juicer)

Ø  Quick and efficient juicing for firm fruits and vegetables

Ø  Lower cost

Ø  Effortless cleaning and maintenance

Ø  Not very effective at juicing leafy greens and wheatgrass

Ø  Noisier

Ø  Heat build-up during juicing can degrade the nutrient quality

Masticating juicer (Cold-press juicer/Slow juicer)

Ø  More effective at juicing leafy greens, wheatgrass, and other delicate produce

Ø  Less noisy

Ø  Lower heat build-up, thus preserving more nutrients

Ø  Slower juicing process compared to centrifugal juicers

Ø  More expensive than centrifugal juicers

Ø  More difficult to clean and maintain

Triturating juicer (Twin-gear juicer)

Ø  Most efficient at juicing leafy greens, wheatgrass, and other delicate produce

Ø  Retains more nutrients and produces juice with a longer shelf life

Ø  Gives the highest yield compared to other juicers


Ø  Most expensive type of juicer

Ø  Slowest juicing process compared to other types

Ø  Can be difficult to clean and maintain

Wheatgrass juicer

Ø  Specifically designed for juicing wheatgrass and other leafy greens


Ø  Preserves maximum nutrients and enzymes

Ø  Generates less pulp and waste than other types of juicers

Ø  Less efficient at juicing other fruits and vegetables

Ø  Expensive and less widely available

Ø  Can be difficult to clean

Citrus juicer

Ø  Most efficient at juicing citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes

Ø  Easy to clean and maintain

Ø  Less expensive compared to other juicers

Ø  Limited use — cannot juice other fruits and vegetables

Ø  May not be as durable as other types of juicers

Ø  Juice oxidizes quickly, so must be consumed immediately


Size of the feeder tube

The size of your juicer's feeder tube can significantly affect your juicing experience, especially if you intend to juice leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables.

It's important to invest in a juicer with a wide feeder tube that can accommodate whole fruits or large chunks of greens.

A smaller feeding tube will need you to cut fruits and vegetables into smaller pieces before juicing them, which can be time-consuming.



The cost of heavy-duty juicers in New Zealand can range from around $900 to $8,000.

When creating your budget, be sure to take into account additional costs such as professional installation (if needed) and regular maintenance and servicing.


This method ensures that the juice retains a higher nutrient content and is perfect for those who appreciate quality over quantity.


Processing speed

A juicer that can extract juice with speed and efficiency can greatly enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.

In today's commercial market, two types of juicers stand out: centrifugal and masticating juicers.

The centrifugal juicer races through the juicing process at a blazing speed of 1000-3000 RPM, much like a race car on the track.

This type of juicer is ideal for businesses that require large volumes of juice in a short amount of time.

On the other hand, the masticating juicer operates at a slower pace of 80-200 RPM, similar to a fine wine that takes its time to extract every last drop of juice.

This method ensures that the juice retains a higher nutrient content and is perfect for those who appreciate quality over quantity.

Choosing the optimal juicer boils down to assessing the specific juice volume needs and production rate requirements.



When deciding on an industrial juicer, it's important to keep in mind the noise it generates.

Customers can be put off by a loud juicer and it can also make your employees' work experience unpleasant.

Look for a juicer that produces less than 60 decibels of sound, which is about the same as a quiet conversation.

Thankfully, many commercial juicers these days have been designed with quieter motors and noise-cancelling materials.



To maximize the use of your juicer, consider ordering some useful accessories.

Here are a few to keep in mind:

Citrus Attachment

An attachment for juicing citrus fruits that can be added to your juicer.

This can help you juice oranges, lemons, and limes easily.

Nut Milk Bag

A fine mesh bag used to strain the nut milk after blending.

This can be used to make nut milks, such as almond milk or cashew milk, using your juicer.

Blender Attachment

An attachment to blend fruits and vegetables into smoothies, which can be paired with the juicer to offer customers a wider range of drinks.

Replacement filters

You may need to replace filters periodically to keep your juicer working well, depending on its design.

To avoid any interruptions, it's a good idea to have replacement filters on hand.

Anti-slip mat

This simple addition will keep the juicer from sliding or moving during use, providing a safer and more efficient experience.


Energy efficiency

The energy efficiency of a juicer is an important factor to consider, not only in terms of cost savings but also the environment.

Opt for juicers with an Energy Star rating, which means that it meets the energy efficiency guidelines set by the government.

Also, look for juicers with efficient motors and automatic shut-off features.

Choosing the right size of juicer and operating it at optimal load capacity can also improve its energy efficiency.


Safety features

Having the right safety features in place can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and efficient juicing experience.

Here are some essential safety features to consider:

Auto shut-off

When the juicer becomes overloaded or jammed, this feature automatically turns off the motor.


To prevent food contamination, it's important that the juicer is made of high-quality materials that are easy to clean and sanitise.

Non-slip feet

During operation, these prevent the juicer from sliding or moving.

Overheat protection

When the juicer becomes too hot, this feature automatically turns it off.

Safety locking arm

A component that allows the juicer to function only when the lid is securely attached.

Safety switch

This feature automatically turns off the juicer when the lid is open or removed, ensuring safe operation.


Ease of use

When assessing the ease of use of a commercial juicer, it's crucial to consider:

Large feeding chute

This feature allows you to juice whole fruits and vegetables without the need to chop or cut them into smaller pieces, saving you time and effort.

Intuitive controls

Simple and user-friendly controls such as push-button operation or a touchscreen display can reduce errors and maximize efficiency.

Variable speed settings

Customizable speed settings based on the fruit or vegetable being juiced can enhance the versatility and ease of use of a commercial juicer.


Ease of cleaning

To evaluate the ease of cleaning a juicer, it's crucial to consider:

Dishwasher-safe parts

Juicers with parts that are safe to clean in a dishwasher can minimise time and effort.

Removable components

A juicer that can be easily disassembled for cleaning, with detachable parts that can be washed separately, can make cleaning easier.

Anti-drop spout

These spouts reduce the mess during use and minimise the need for cleaning.

Smooth and rounded design

A juicer with no corners and crevices is simpler to clean, as there are no places where pulp or juice can accumulate.



Best commercial juicer brands 

We've curated a list of some of the top makes and models of commercial juicers, though it's worth noting that this list isn't exhaustive, and ultimately the best choice depends on your unique requirements and budget.


Robot Coupe

Robot-Coupe Logo

Founded in 1961, Robot Coupe is a French brand that specializes in producing commercial kitchen equipment, including food processors, mixers, and blenders.

Renowned for their high quality and durability, Robot Coupe's equipment is highly regarded by professionals in the industry.



The Robot Coupe J80 is a top-of-the-line commercial juicer with a capacity of 120 litres per hour.

It has an automatic feeder tube, inclined base, and no-splash spouts for efficient and clean juice flow.

Its 700W motor is powerful and silent, and the juicer does not generate heat, preserving the nutritional value of your produce.

The large capacity drip tray keeps the serving area clean, while the motor base is designed for optimal juice extraction.


Robot Coupe Centrifugal Juicer J-100

The Robot Coupe J100 Juicer is a commercial-grade appliance with a 3000 RPM speed and a 160 litres per hour output.

It is constructed with durable stainless steel and plastic, and its powerful motor runs quietly thanks to a built-in ventilation system.

The juicer features a large ejection chute and a 7.2-litre pulp container for easy cleaning.

It's capable of handling a range of fruits and vegetables, including apples, citrus fruits, celery, and tomatoes.

Its automatic feeder and removable basket make it easy to use and maintain.



Zumex Logo

Zumex is a renowned brand in the commercial juicing industry, established in 1985 by Joseph Maria Castellvi.

Specializing in high-quality juicing equipment, Zumex produces juicers, blenders, and squeezers for use in cafes, restaurants, and juice bars.

The brand is highly regarded for its innovative and efficient designs that produce high-quality juice while minimizing waste.


Zumex 08966 Multifruit Juice Extractor

This powerful juicer is perfect for adding fresh juices to your restaurant, bar, or hotel's menu.

It can extract juice from various fruits and vegetables, delivering up to 0.5 gallons of juice per minute with its titanium shredding disc.

With a brushless motor for 24-hour service, a wide 3" opening for larger produce, and a quiet 70 decibel operation, this countertop juicer is both efficient and convenient.

Key features include a voltage of 220-240V, wattage of 870W, and RPM of 3500.


Zumex 10216 Versatile Pro Automatic Feed Juicer

For establishments seeking freshly squeezed citrus juice options, this juicer is a must-have.

Capable of extracting juice from up to 27 oranges per minute, this machine's large hopper can hold up to 22lb of fruit, reducing the need for constant reloading.

The hygienic extraction kit and digital display with precise extraction options make it convenient to use, while its IPX4 water-resistance rating ensures durability.




Hurom Logo

Since its establishment in 1974, Hurom has become a leading manufacturer of high-performance, premium-quality juicers.

The brand's patented technology and versatile functionality have revolutionized the industry, providing consumers with an unparalleled juicing experience.

With sleek designs and years of research and development, Hurom's juicers offer the ability to create a range of nutritious and delicious drinks, smoothies, nut milk, sorbets, and ice cream with ease.


Hurom H22 MK2 Commercial Cold Press Juice

Ideal for commercial kitchens, this cold-press juicer is a game-changer, offering a heavy-duty design, high-volume juicing, and efficient operation.

With a large hopper, quiet performance, and an eight-hour run time, it's perfect for any customer-facing setting.

The H22 produces the highest yield of any slow-press juicer and can juice a wide range of produce, from carrots to kale and more.

It also includes a coarse strainer, making it perfect for creating nut milk and smoothies.


Hurom H100 Cold Press Juicer

The Hurom H100 Cold Press Juicer is designed to meet the demands of commercial use, providing high-quality juice with ease and efficiency.

Its improved chamber design prevents pulp build-up and makes cleaning easier.

The dual hopper's increased width and straight angle make it easier to insert smaller ingredients, and the one-touch guide grooves and convenient lift lever provide added ease of use.

With its new strainer design, the H100 eliminates pulp build-up, ensuring a hassle-free clean-up.

These features make the H100 a top choice for any commercial kitchen.




Kuvings Logo

Kuvings is a renowned brand in the commercial juicing industry that was established in 1978.

Since then it has become a leading manufacturer of high-quality juicing equipment, including juicers, blenders, and dehydrators.

Kuvings' equipment is known for its superior quality and innovative design, providing an unparalleled juicing experience.



The Kuvings C8000 is the latest model in their professional range, featuring an upgraded top-set designed for improved functionality and a 77mm wide feeding chute for juicing whole fruits and vegetables.

It also includes an upgraded maxi-strainer for smoother juice with less pulp, an upgraded auger for better juicing, and a 400ml juicing bowl capacity.

The machine has a quiet, slow, cold-press operation with 45 minutes of continuous juicing.



The Kuvings CS700 Professional Whole Slow Juicer is the world's first commercial whole slow juicer, providing an improved design that delivers more juice with all the nutrition and taste.

The patented low-speed cold press extraction method slowly presses and squeezes the fruits and vegetables, resulting in a different taste than traditional juicers.

The upgraded drum lid, stainless steel juicing bowl, and heavy-duty quiet motor make it a durable and efficient option, capable of juicing up to 60 litres of watermelon per hour and 300 apples per hour.



Used commercial juicer — a worthwhile option?

Spending thousands of dollars on a new commercial juicer can put a strain on your budget and cash flow.

If you’d prefer not to invest a lot of money in a commercial juicer, a cheaper, pre-owned appliance might be the solution you’re looking for.

SilverChef’s range of ‘Certified Used’ commercial equipment is mostly ex-rental equipment sourced from businesses we know and trust.

The equipment is typically less than two-and-a-half years old, has been fully refurbished by us, and is backed by a three-month parts-and-labour warranty.

You can either buy or finance the ‘Certified Used’ (and clearance) equipment on our website.

We’re one of the few financiers, if not the only one, in New Zealand that funds second-hand commercial kitchen equipment.



Warranty and insurance

Most commercial juicer manufacturers provide warranties ranging from one to five years, depending on the type of juicer.

If the equipment develops a covered fault within that time, the manufacturer is obliged to repair or replace the equipment or give you a full refund.

Carefully study the warranty to understand exactly what is and isn't covered.

SilverChef offers a three-month parts-and-labour warranty on all our ‘Certified Used’ and clearance equipment.

Business insurance covers loss or damage to your commercial kitchen equipment and other property.

This coverage typically includes fire, accident, and theft.

Some insurers also offer equipment-breakdown cover. 

Contact your insurer to confirm whether the equipment you’re getting is automatically covered by your policy or will need to be added to it.

If your insurer doesn’t provide flood cover as standard, you may wish to consider requesting it. 


This will help it operate at its best performance and efficiency.


How to maintain your commercial juicer

Here are some tips for maintaining and prolonging the life of your commercial juicer:

Daily cleaning

Thoroughly clean your juicer after every use to prevent pulp and debris build-up.

Disassemble and clean all components, including the blade, chute, and collection bin.

Weekly cleaning

Soak the removable parts of the juicer in warm, soapy water once a week to remove any build-up.


To ensure high-quality juice and efficient operation of your commercial juicer, it is important to regularly clean or replace the filters.

Keep the juicer dry

This will help prevent corrosion and extend the juicer's lifespan.


You can reduce friction and wear and tear on the moving parts of your juicer by regularly applying a food-grade lubricant.

Blade sharpening

Consider regularly inspecting your juicer's blade for dullness and sharpening it as needed.

This will help it operate at its best performance and efficiency.

Follow manufacturer's instructions

This will help you to avoid any damage to your juicer and ensure that it performs at its best.



How often should the commercial juicer be serviced?

The frequency of servicing a commercial juicer will vary depending on its make and model as well as its usage.

It is recommended to adhere to the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance and servicing which may involve periodic check-ups, replacing worn-out parts, and necessary repairs.




Commercial juicers FAQs

How much does a commercial juicer cost?

The cost of a commercial juicer in New Zealand varies widely between makes and models.

A basic commercial juicer starts at around $900 while high-end models can cost upwards of $8,000.  


How do you clean a commercial juicer?

Here are some steps to follow when cleaning a commercial juicer:

  • Disconnect the machine and remove all detachable parts, such as the juicing basket, pulp container, and feed chute.
  • Rinse all parts using warm water.
  • Use a brush or sponge to scrub all parts to eliminate any remaining pulp or debris.
  • Sterilize the parts using a food-safe sanitiser or vinegar solution and then thoroughly rinse them with water.
  • Use a clean cloth or air dry all parts before reassembling the machine.
  • Clean the exterior of the machine with a damp cloth.
  • Plug the machine back in and run it for a few minutes to ensure that all parts are working properly and the machine is ready for use.


What’s the difference between a juicer and a blender?

A juicer is a device that extracts juice from fruits and vegetables by crushing, grinding, or squeezing the produce to release the liquid while leaving out the fibre.

On the other hand, blenders mix the juice and fibre together, resulting in a thicker texture.


What are the benefits of a cold-press juicer?

The primary advantage of a cold-pressed juicer is its capability to extract a greater amount of juice from fruits and vegetables while preserving more of their nutrients, enzymes and minerals in the juice.

The slow operating speed of a cold-pressed juicer leads to less oxidation, heat production and foam, resulting in a more uniform and consistent juice.

Additionally, cold-pressed juicers are versatile, allowing for the juicing of leafy greens and the creation of nut butter and nut milk, in addition to fruits and vegetables.


What wattage is best for a commercial juicer?

Juicers typically have a wattage range of 400 to 1,000 watts, but the ideal wattage is 700 watts or higher for juicing whole fruits and vegetables.

It's worth noting that cold-press juicers, which are gentler, usually have a wattage of around 200 watts.




Commercial juicer terminology  


A spiral-shaped component in a juicer that coils around and crushes ingredients against an inner filter or screen, allowing the juice to be extracted.

Bioceramic magnetic gears

Specialized gears that are found in twin-gear juicers that are designed to boost the nutritional content of the extracted juice by altering its molecular structure.

These gears are equipped with magnets at their centre, which break down the nutrients in fruits and vegetables to make them more readily absorbable by the body.


A sharp, spinning component in a juicer that cuts the produce into small pieces to extract juice in a centrifugal juicer.

They are typically made of stainless steel and come in various shapes and sizes depending on the juicer's design.

Centrifugal juicer

A type of juicer that extracts juice by using a high-speed spinning blade to shred produce and separate juice from the pulp.

Citrus press

A specialized juicer that extracts juice from citrus fruits using a reamer or cone-shaped top and a strainer.

Cold press juicer

Operates by pressing produce slowly and gently to extract the juice.

Also known as a masticating juicer, it uses a slow rotating auger to crush and press produce against a screen, resulting in a higher yield of juice and better preservation of nutrients compared to centrifugal juicers.

Control panel

A component on some juicers that allows the user to adjust settings such as speed and pulp control.

Feed chute

The opening at the top of a juicer through which the produce is inserted into the machine.

Juicer pusher

Also known as tamper, it’s a tool that is used to push produce through the feed chute and into the juicing mechanism of a juicer.

Juice bowl/juice drum

The component in a juicer that collects the extracted juice.

The juice bowl or juice drum is typically located below the juicing mechanism and may be detachable for easy cleaning.

Juicing screen

A mesh or filter that separates the juice from the pulp during the juicing process.

The juicing screen is typically located within the juicing mechanism of the juicer and may be made of stainless steel or other materials that are durable and easy to clean.

Pulp bucket

A container that collects the pulp or solid waste that is separated from the juice during the juicing process.

Twin-gear juicer

A specialized juicer that utilizes two interlocking gears with magnets to extract juice from produce, resulting in high-quality juice with a high yield and better preservation of nutrients.



Types of juices

The world of juice is diverse and delicious, offering everything from refreshing citrus juices to nutrient-rich vegetable blends.

Some popular types of juice include:


Fruit juice

Fruit Juice

A delicious and nutritious combination of natural fruits, offering a variety of flavours to tickle your taste buds.

From refreshing watermelon on a hot summer day to crisp apple juice in the morning or tangy cranberry juice to awaken your senses, it's a perfect way to enjoy nature's best.


Vegetable juice

Vegetable Juice

A great source of essential vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining good health.

Whether you prefer a single vegetable or a blend, vegetable juice can be a tasty and convenient way to incorporate more nutrients into your diet.

Popular examples of vegetable juices include tomato, carrot, and beet juice.


Citrus juice

Citrus Juice

This juice bursts with tangy flavours of oranges, lemons, and limes.

It's not only delicious but also rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory compounds that help improve immunity, detoxify the body, and promote healthy skin.


Wheatgrass juice

Wheatgrass Juice

A natural detoxifier that enhances energy levels, digestion, and strengthens the immune system.

It is commonly consumed as a shot or can be mixed with smoothies and other juices for added nutrition.



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