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Masticating Juicer for Juicing Wheatgrass

Best Juicer for Wheatgrass

If you'd like to make your own fresh wheatgrass juice then you need to get your hands on a masticating juicer.

Masticating juicers are the best wheatgrass juicer. They turn an auger within a drum to crush the juice out of fruit, vegetables, and wheatgrass. This crushing action is quite different from the tearing and shredding action of centrifugal juicers.

There are two main types of wheatgrass juicers:

  • Electric: The electric motor turns the auger
  • Manual: In which you are the motor.

Before buying a masticating juicer you need to decide if you need an electric wheat grass juicer, or if a manual wheat grass juicer will do the trick. Lets take a look at the differences between them:

Electric Wheatgrass Juicers

Electric wheatgrass juicers use a slow motor to turn the auger inside the drum. They are fairly pricey, but are built to last.

They are much easier to use than the manual juicers, but tend to be larger and heavier. You need to have the space to give them pride of place on your kitchen counter. This will hopefully mean that you use them more often.

Manual Wheatgrass Juicers

Manual wheatgrass juicers are less expensive and far lighter. If you already own a centrifugal juicer, or just want to juice wheatgrass then they can be an excellent choice.

You do need to have reasonably strong arms to turn the handle - your arms are the motor! So if you don't have much strength in your wrists and arms then I recommend you buy an electric wheatgrass juicer.

Manual juicers can be stored in a cupboard or draw when not in use.

Advantages of Wheatgrass Masticating Juicers

  • Beautiful and quiet. 
  • Makes super healthy juice, as the slow turning motor (Or your arm!) crushes the juice gently out of the fruit and vegetables at a low temperature and without adding lots of oxygen.
  • Easy to clean. There is still a small mesh filter to clean, but with no sharp parts it's much easier to clean than the large mesh screens on centrifugal models.
  • Juice wheatgrass and leafy greens beautifully.
  • While juices are best drunk fresh, the gentle crushing action of masticating juicers minimizes oxidation and enables juice to be kept for up to 48 hours with minimal loss of nutrition.
  • Electric models can often be used to make sorbets, banana ice-cream, and to grind seeds.
  • Electric models come with long guarantees on motors. For example: The Samson or Matstone Juicer comes with a 5 years guarantee on all parts and labor, and a 10 years guarantee on the motor.
  • Manual wheatgrass juicers require no electricity! They just need somewhere that they can clamp to - and a strong arm;-).

Disadvantages of Wheatgrass Masticating Juicers

  • They make juice slower.
  • Fruit and vegetables need to be chopped up.
  • Electric models are large and heavy, so you need to have the space to give them pride of place on your kitchen counter.
  • Manual models need a strong arm!
  • Electric models cost more initially - but last longer than centrifugal juicers

What is the Best Juicer for Wheatgrass?

If your just getting into wheatgrass juice or your on a budget then I suggest you start with a inexpensive manual juicer, unless your arms don't have a lot of strength in them in which case you'll need and electic one.

Inexpensive manual wheatgrass juicers have plastic parts which don't last as long as the metal ones. Lexen make a very good budget juicer:


The Hurricane is a heavy duty top of the range manual wheatgrass juicer made from stainless steel. It makes excellent wheatgrass juice and only takes 3 minutes to wash up afterwards:


Once you decided that wheatgrass juice is for you and if there's enough room on your kitchen counter,  treat yourself to an electric masticating juicer such as the top rated Omega J8006:

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