If you landed on this page, chances are that you are already familiar with the benefits of celery juicing. Celery juice is know for its cleansing effects on the body and is becoming a very popular juice to consume largely due to exposure that it has been getting online and by #1 New York Times best-selling author Anthony Williams, who is the original promoter of the daily celery juice practice. He also goes by the name of the Medical Medium and his work as, well as his celery juice practice, has been praised by many, including famous celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Pharell, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro to name a few. Furthermore, an online movement has started on YouTube with several popular YouTubers and regular folks raving about the benefits and changes that they experience while drinking celery juice daily. He has no shortage of praise from the celebs. Below are just a few examples:
Even people on Instagram are chiming in with some pretty amazing before and after photos:
What our take on it? Keep reading to find out.
We wont go into too much detail about the benefits of drinking celery juice as there are some great resources that you can find online including this one from Medical News Today and the birth, science and benefits of drinking celery juice on the Medical Medium Site as well as just about every question or concern you could have about celery juicing on their Celery Juice 101 post. So if you have any questions about the benefits, things to look out for or how to make and store your celery juice, you can refer back to those articles for reference. While some of the benefits have been somewhat over hyped and are mostly anecdotal, there is no shortage of people talking about them. Our take is that celery juice, like most other fruit and vegetables juices, is healthy and should be consumed regularly, along with a well balanced diet and other nutritious foods, smoothies and juices. Celery juice is not a cure all wonder drink but if you are wanting to use celery juice as a way to get started juicing and to check how it will work with your body then its a great way to start juicing. So the main focus of this article we will be on what kind of juicers are best suited for celery juice, and other things to consider when purchasing a celery juicer. Below is a quick breakdown of the article and its contents:
- Why you should think about juicing more than just celery?
- Why you should invest in a high quality juicer?
- Types of celery juicers and things to consider.
- Our top picks for a celery juicer.
- The easiest juicer to juice celery (why we don’t recommend it).
- What kind of juicer does the Medical Medium use?
- Juicing tips
Which leads us to our first point….
Why you should think about juicing more than just celery?
To be the rainbow, you gotta drink and eat the rainbow!
Of course drinking celery juice has a lot of know benefits, it’s a healthy way to start the morning due to its cleansing properties which are healing for the body. But its not just celery juice that can do that for you. While we are not saying that you shouldn’t drink celery juice, what we are saying is that in the process of buying a juicer, keep in mind that juicing an assortment of fruits and vegetables has equally tremendous benefits, some that you might miss out on if you focus on only drinking celery juice. For that reason, we recommend that you look at juicers that will not only be good for celery juice but also to make other delicious fruit and vegetable juices with ease so that you can get the benefits from juicing a variety of produce.
Starting off the morning with a tall glass of celery juice is a great way to go, but having a delicious juice to take with you to work, or enjoy in the afternoon is also a great way to stay healthy and get a variety or nutrients and minerals thought the day. Celery is great for us but its just one shade of the rainbow of life and if you want to feel like a rainbow you have to eat and drink the rainbow :-)
Furthermore, the more that enjoy juicing, the longer that you will do it for and let’s face it, as good as it is to drink a tall glass of celery juice in the morning, eventually most people will grow tired of it. Plus the last thing you want to do is to spend your hard earned money on a machine to realize that after a while, you are all greened out and are just tired of drinking green juice. Because while some people won’t grow tired of it, some of us might end up feeling like the guy below after having only celery juice day after day for a long time :-)
So you will want to have a versatile, easy to use juicer that you can use to satisfy other cravings, keep things interesting and give you a little more variety. The best juicer that you can own, is the one that will stay out on your counter and actually use, otherwise, you will get tired of lugging out a huge, heavy and hard to clean appliance everyday just to make a glass of celery juice. So our recommendations will keep that in mind, so that you can get high quality celery juice but also get a juicer that will be compact, easy to use, clean, that you enjoy juicing on will want to continue to use for years to come.
Why you should invest in a high quality juicer?
When shopping for juicers you will notice that there are several, what we would consider budget, fly by night brands. You want to stay away from those if possible, as they usually come with inferior warranties and are located overseas, so making use of the warranty will usually cost you more than the juicer itself. Not to mention, you don’t want to hurt you pocketbook or the environment by buying inferior products that you will end up in a landfill and that you will have to repurchase again and again, because otherwise, you end up loosing money in the long run.
We made this mistake when we first started making smoothies and thought that spending the extra money for a high speed blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec was too much. But over time, we realized that we were getting the worst of both worlds, not only were our smoothies not as good with the cheaper blenders but they constantly broke, making us have to buy a new one each year (which over time was adding up). Eventually we took the plunge and invested in a high speed blender from one of the reputable brands and we have never looked back. The smoothies are the highest quality possible, the warranty is a breeze in case it breaks and the best part is that they don’t really break because their warranties are so long, they are made to last. So when we finally decided to buy a juicer, we skipped past the cheaper non recognized brands and went straight for a high quality juicer. Our juicer is still working like new several years later and we have never had any issues with it. So our recommendation is to spend the extra money to get a good quality product.
You won’t find any recommendations to inferior, low quality fly by night companies on this article like you will with so many other articles online.
Many of those review are from websites that don’t actually juice or don’t do very good research on the brands and machines that they are recommending, so if you do end up going with one of those un-established brands, keep in mind that you are taking a risk on a product that might not last and that you won’t be able to get a warranty on. All the juicers recommended on our post have been either used/owned by us personally or have been thoroughly researched and tested for quality by other professional chefs, restaurants and reputable third parties and are only from industry leading and trusted brand that have been around for a long time, have good warranty and return policies and have been proven to create high quality products and results.
Types of celery juicers and things to consider
There are several things to consider when buying a celery juicer, mainly, speed, loudness of the machine, cost, and juice quality. Let’s break these down one by one to better understand which juicer is best for you.
There are two main types of celery juicers, centrifugal and masticating.
The centrifugal juicers are probably the most common juicers. This is because they are typically cheaper and easier to use. This type of juicer uses a high-speed spinning strainer that has a stainless steel blade disc at the bottom. When you drop the produce down from the top of the machine, the spinning disc shreds all the produce into a fine pulp. This releases the juice and then pushes it through the strainer.
They are fast but loud
How fast you may ask?
Check out this short 6 second clip where you can see the Breville centrifugal juicer speeding through several stalks of celery.
While they are super fast at juicing celery and other fruits, the high speed of the centrifugal force creates a lot of noise, making them less ideal for people that want a quiet machine or that need to make juice while other are sleeping in the house. Their fast spinning blades also tend to oxidize the juice more versus other types of juicers because they create a lot of foam. Because of this process the juice will have a shorter storage time and loose more nutritional content quicker. But when we say they are fast, we mean it, they are very fast and because of their large produce openings, they can blast through a whole head of celery in seconds.
They are not very efficient
Centrifugal juicers do present a drawback when it comes to juicing other items like leafy greens such as wheatgrass and kale. So if being able to make a variety of juices in the future is important to you, as it should be, they are less than ideal for those types of produce. They also are not very efficient at producing the juice, so you will end up with some wet pulp and a lower yield of juice, which ends up draining money in the long term. They can also be a hassle to clean, so while they juice quickly, the large mesh screen can take a while to clean, eating up some of the time that you spent juicing.
For those reason, we do not recommend centrifugal juicers, unless you can deal with the noise, can drink your juice right away and speed is your main goal.
Despite their drawbacks, these are very popular juicers. They work well for people that want to make a quick juice that they will drink right away, don’t really want to juice a lot of greens, prefer fruit juices and don’t mind how loud they are when being used. We still don’t favor them though as they don’t produce the highest quality juice and don’t usually come with a long warranty.
Pros: Less prep time needed, juices fast, juices whole fruits, less expensive, juices fibrous veggies.
Cons: Not optimal for juicing greens, lower yield than a masticating juicer, noisy, juice doesn’t store well in the fridge, nutrients oxidize quicker, shorter warranty, can be tedious to clean.
Highly Rated Top Centrifugal Brands
This brings us to our next recommendation
juicers are also known as cold-press juicers as their juice extraction mechanism does not produce heat. These juicers mimic the natural mastication or chewing mechanism of our oral cavities and uses a screw like auger to mash and chew the produce into the walls of the juicer, squeezing it through the strainer, separating the pulp and the juice. It is a slow running juicer, which takes a little longer but creates less oxidation so it’s perfect for all kinds of produce, especially greens. The only down side it that the produce does need to be prepped before throwing it into your juicer due to the smaller mouth opening. This is especially true for celery juice as it is very fibrous and chopping into one inch pieces is recommended when using these types of juicers but it is very quick and easy to do.
The auger chews on fruits and vegetables at slower speeds than centrifugal juicers. This slow speed significantly reduces heat and foam generation while increasing the efficiency.
They take a little longer to clean and juicer
One of the few drawbacks of this type of juicers it that they take a little longer to clean, not a ton longer, with some practice the cleaning routine will take about 2 to 3 minutes total. Because they are slow type juicers, they don’t operate as quickly as a centrifugal juicer but they are still quick to juice. But even though they take longer to clean, you can juice store your juice longer which also has its benefits. But even though they take longer to clean and juice, you can store your juice longer which also has its benefits, which brings us to our next point.
Better longer lasting juice
If you like crisp, non foamy juice, then a masticating juicer is your best choice. Not only does the juice come out less foamy, slow mastication process of the juicer produces less oxidation which is better for your juice and your body. Another good benefit of the low oxidation is that you can store your juice longer. So if you are the type of person that likes to prep food and get a lot of juice at once, this is a great juicer for that. This is the type of juicer that we own and we like that we can set it up, run the juicer and come out with lof of good quality juice that we can store in the fridge and drink through the week. The juice that these juicers produce can last in the fridge for up to three days and still taste great.
They are very quiet
When compared to centrifugal juicers, masticating juicers are very quiet and wont wake up your whole house if you are trying to make a stealthy juice in the morning. So if you are looking for a quit juicer then this is the way to go.
They last a long time
As always, you want to purchase your products from a reputable brand. There are cheaper versions of these juicers available online but you will notice that these new, fly by night companies only offer a 90 day to a two year warranty. The thing to consider is resale value, overall value and ease of warranty use. If you buy a juicer from an overseas company without a good reputation, you might have a hard time getting your product warranted, if at all and shipping the product to them might cost you more than the product itself. We want to make sure that we are good doing our best to take care of our pocketbooks and the environment by buying products that will last a long time. The reputable brands in this space such as Omega, Hurom, and Tribest all offer a 10+ year warranty which means that their product are built with high quality materials that will stand the test of time.
One thing to keep in mind
While this is our top recommended celery juicer, it is not the absolutely best hassle free juicer when it comes to celery. It is the best juicer overall but to make your celery juicing experience as smooth as possible, it is highly recommended that you chop your celery into small quarter inch pieces which is pretty fast and easy to do but it is an extra step. If you are juicing in the morning, you can so this step the night before to save time.
Vertical masticating juicers are our favorite
The reason that we really like this type of juicer is because is offers the best of all worlds. They are great at juicing celery because they produce a high yield, low foam, long lasting juice that can be stored for up to 72 hours, they are small, easy to use, can fit on the counter so that you don’t have to pull out a huge machine each time you want to juice, are quiet and versatile.
These machines are great for juicing all types of fruits and vegetables and their vertical design make them a breeze to use when compared to other juicers. For those reasons, we highly recommend these types of juicers as they will not only make great celery juice but can grow with you over time as you start to experiment with other kinds of juices and they are easy to use and carry around.
Pros: Extracts more juice with higher nutritional value, less foam, juice last longer, quiet, less waste.
Cons: Takes longer to prep produce and make juice, more difficult to assemble and clean, higher price tag.
Finally Our Top Pick & Overall Best Juicer Recommendation Is…
The Omega Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer This is the type of juicer that we own and we love it!
This juicer runs most quiet, is the easiest to clean, has the highest yield, lowest pulp and longest warranty out of all of the vertical auger juicer that Omega makes, which makes it our clear winner and top pick.
We are not the only ones who love this juicer for celery
John Kholer who runs discountjuicers.com, has own and tested several dozens of juicers through the years and juiced hundreds of pounds of produce. He also runs an awesome YouTube channel where he has spent hundreds of hours putting juicers head to head to see which one comes out on top.
After testing several top juicers, including all of the juicers in this post for the best overall celery juicing performance, he found that our top pick produced the fastest juicing time (only aside from the centrifugal juicers which we don’t recommend) and the second highest yield as well. Below is the last few minutes from this head to head celery juicer challenge:
We really like the Omega brand because they have an excellent reputation and their vertical juicer that we recommend outperforms pretty much all the other vertical juicers in the market. But in case you are looking for more options, below are two additional trusted brands that make vertical style juicers that offer comparable performance.
Other recommended vertical masticating juicers:
But what is the easiest juicer to juice celery?
and why we don’t recommend it
Horizontal Masticating Juicers
These types of juicers are most likely the absolute easiest when it comes to juicing celery. From the quality of the juice, warranty, easy of use, speed, quiet operation and cleanup, it’s hard to beat. But there is a reason that we do not recommend them. They don’t really work well for most other things. The small chute makes it to where you have to cut your produce very small to get it on the machine and it also requires force from the user to push the produce into the machine, so its not good for people with arthritis. This issue does not apply to celery as you can easily feed celery stalks into the juicer one by one and they will self feed without any force.
The juicer does a good job at not getting jammed as well and make the process of juicing celery a breeze. Cleanup is very easy and fast when compared to other juicers and they even make one that is designed specifically for celery.
The reason we don’t recommend them is because having such an expensive machine to primarily do just one task is not worth it in our opinion and other machines like out top pick above outperforms it on the speed of juicing celery as well as the overall yield. Plus our top pick is very versatile and as you continue to grow into juicing and start to juice other items they will work great to help you on your journey to becoming healthier.
Pros: Juice stays fresh a long time, high juice yield and nutritional value, quiet, super easy to clean and least hassle when juicing celery.
Cons: Larger & heavier machine versus out top pick, not as versatile overall to juice other produce, harder to juice other produce due to smaller opening, requires downwards pushing motion with included attachment for most other produce.
Below are a few video excerpts going over why its the best hassle free juicer for celery but why its still not the top recommended juicer:
Recommended horizontal auger juicers:
So what type of celery juicer does the Medical Medium Anthony Williams recommend?
Twin Gear Juicers
According to the folks over at Rawblend.com, the Medical Medium uses something called a twin gear juicer. It’s very similar to the masticating juicer and its low speed rotation protects the cellular structure of the produce. It has two gears that rotate inward with a very fine hairline gap, crushing and grinding produce to extract its juice. These are excellent juicers for their juice extraction as they are highly efficient at extracting the juice and therefore give you the highest yield. They also produce very little foam and just produce an overall high quality juice.
So why don’t you recommend this juicer instead?
If you want to buy a twin gear juicer then we do highly recommend it but keep in mind their drawbacks:
-They have the smallest opening of all the juicers, so produce has to be cut very small to fit. This is not as big of an issue with celery stalks but it makes them less versatile for other kind of produce.
-They are very large and bulky so they either take up a lot of counter space and are heavy to around, so if you plan to store them off your counter make sure to keep that in mind.
-They are the most expensive on the list.
-They can take a while to clean and have a lot of little and large parts to clean.
-They require the use of a plunger to push the produce down the chute opening which can be cumbersome and take a lot of effort and time.
On the plus side, if you can deal with their drawbacks, they make excellent juicers and are also very good at juicing greens if that is something that is important to you.
Below is a video describing why its not the top recommended juicer but also describing why its the easiest juicer for celery specifically:
Pros: Juice stays fresh a long time, higher juice yield and nutritional value, pretty quiet.
Cons: Takes longer to prep & juice, longer time to clean, not optimal for juicing citrus, higher price tag, larger & heavier machine.
Highly Rated Top Twin Gear Brand: Tribest Green Star Elite
For smoother juice, strain it.
If you like having super fine juice with no chucks then we recommend that you use a strainer on top of your container to make it easier to strain your juice. Most juicers will still have some pulp but it easy to just put a strainer on top of your juice container and just strain the juice as its coming out of the juicer.
Drink your juice as fresh as possible.
The longer you keep your juice the more nutrition it will lose. So the best thing to do is to drink it right away. As long as you go with a masticating juicer, then you can get away with planning ahead and juicing large amounts of celery at a time and storing it in the fridge. With masticating juicers we can store the juice up to three days but of course its recommended to drink it as fresh as possible.
Juice other fruits and vegetables.
Juicing can take some effort, but you will be rewarded with some amazing nectar that is sure to soothe your body and soul so it well worth the effort. While juicing celery is good, make sure to juice other fruits and vegetables, remember if you want to be the rainbow, you have to drink the rainbow. Don’t focus all of your energy into juicing just celery and try out some other recipes so that you can get all the benefits of juicing. If you want to check out more recipes, you can check them out on our site if you click here.
So there you have it, our top recommended celery juicers for 2019. If you have a need for speed, are on a very tight budget and can deal with a loud machine that has lesser quality juice, go for one of the centrifugal juicers. If you have the extra budget and want a quiet, versatile and easy to use machine that will produce high quality juice and can grow with you over the years then check out our masticating juicer recommendations. If you can deal with the plunger, small produce opening, heavy weight and big size then consider getting a twin gear juicer will produce excellent quality juice, furthermore if you want similar performance to a twin gear juicer but want something smaller and more affordable then consider the Omega horizontal auger juicer which will give comparable performance at a fraction of the price.
We hope you enjoyed reading this post and if you have a favorite juicer that you like to use for celery juicing, let us know in the comments down below. Thanks for reading and we wish you a wonderful day!
If you want to see the full head to head comparison video comparing the best celery juicers, visit the link down below:
For a full tutorial on how to use your vertical auger juicer like a pro, check out the video below: