Best Juicer Blender Combo Update 2020
Updated for 2020 – I own multiple blenders and a juicer and have made a LOT of smoothies and juice. I personally prefer smoothies because of they are filling and offer more variety but juicing does have its benefits too.
Having a machine that can do both is a great idea so I put together this guide for finding the best juicer blender combo if you want a 2-in-1 type of product.
Surprisingly there are not a lot of choices when it comes to juicer and blender combo appliances. In fact, some are just awful as they don’t juice or blend well and waste most of the ingredients.
The models that I chose below offer the best performance, features and feedback among the available options on the market but understand that there are very few choices. I will continually keep this juicer blender combination guide updated if new models are introduced.
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Juicing versus Blending ?
There is often some debate based on which type of green beverage is best — a smoothie or a fresh pressed green juice. Some fans of each drink type argue about this endlessly. I drink smoothies and green juices and they both have their advantages which is why finding a juicer and smoothie maker combo is a good idea for some people. See my detailed Juicing vs Blending post for more information.
Really the main difference is that blending includes the entire pulp whereas juicing extracts the juice only and discards the fiber pulp.
Is a Juicer Blender Right for you ?
Typically an all-in-one appliance is NOT going to be perfect at everything compared having separate specialized appliances.
The combo models are fine if you are looking to do basic juicing and blending but they can be limited. Also, all of the juicer blender combo units on the market are centrifugal juicers but some people prefer slow masticating juicers.
Also, the blenders in the blender juicer combo units work fine for tasks like making smoothies but they won’t offer the versatility of a high powered blender if you intend to grind, make nut butters, make dough, or other more difficult blending tasks.
I researched all this and it was hard to find any evidence to these claims. The best information I found was from Breville who had independent lab research done and found that none of the claims are accurate. In other words, fast and slow juicers are both great and comparable.
Also, it can be confusing because blender companies advertise that their blender can juice with terms like “complete juicing” when in reality they are just blending since they aren’t removing the pulp.
In summary, the juicer and blender combo’s are fine for standard blending and juicing task but…..
If you are going to make a lot of juice then you might be better off with an individual juicer. If you want to make more than just smoothies or basic blending then you might find that a high powered blender will provide more versatility. The models I chose below will meet most people’s blending and juicing needs.
Best Juicer Blender Combos
#1 Ninja Blender Duo IV701 – Newest Model
The Ninja Blender DUO with Micro Juice technology (Model IV701) is a 1400 watt peak blender that is based on their SmartScreen blender line. It combines all of their latest design features including Vacuum Pump, Micro Juicer filter, Intellisense smart detect, and Auto IQ programs.
The 7 Auto IQ programs are preset blending programs that pulse and pause for perfect blending. The DrinkSaver Vacuum pump works with both the pitcher and single serve jar and allows you to store your drinks up to 48 hours without it spoiling from oxidation. The most unique feature of this blender is the Micro-Juicer technology which is a removable juice filter that sits inside the 72 pitcher.
This model comes with a 72 oz blending pitcher, popular Total Crushing blades, 20oz single serve cup with extraction blade, Micro Juicer Filter, and various accessories.
Ninja Blender Juicer DUO Demonstration
Positives: Proven blender design that blends well with the added bonus of a juicer. The single-serve container with vacuum pump is a nice feature for storing drinks. Strong customer reviews.
Negatives: This blender is large with the various accessories. The main negative is that the Juicer device doesn’t really work like a true juicer. A traditional juicer separates the juice from the pulp whereas the Ninja Blender Duo Micro Juicer just blends up the fruit and mixes it with water and then filters it through a micro strainer.
Overall Opinion: The Ninja Duo Juicer is a good blender that will work as a quasi juicer (It is more of a juice infuser). There are very few Juicer Blender market appliances on the market so we ranked this one at the top currently because it blends well and works well with certain juicing.
#2 – Breville BJB840 XL – Best Juicer Blender
UPDATE: This Breville was our #1 choice but I believe that Breville has discontinued this model and does not currently offer a blender juicer combination product. We ranked it as #2 because you can still buy this model on Amazon when it is in stock. (Breville has new high-quality model replacing this combo unit but it isn’t available on the market yet)
My top recommendation for a blender juice dual appliance is the Breville BJB840 XL. Breville is a very well respected appliance brand that is known for making excellent juicers and blenders.
It is simple to use and saves space by letting you easily create blended drinks, smoothies and more with freshly made juice.
It is made of die-cast metal which gives it a nice sturdy feel to it. The blender comes equipped with five variable speeds including options for ice-crushing, smoothie and pulse settings.
Meanwhile, the juicer comes with five speeds as well, along with an extra-wide chute and 40 oz jug that even includes a froth separator.
Breville BKB840 XL Demonstration
Positives: It is well designed using many of the features from their other popular blenders and juicers. It offers a convenient 3-inch extra-wide chute which can process whole vegetables so no pre-cutting required
Nice features like an overload protection. Good customer reviews.
Negatives: It is expensive and some user complaints about issues with the blender rubber gasket.
Overall Opinion: The Breville BJB840 XL Juice and Blend is a solid unit for juicing and basic blending. The juicer works like their other popular centrifugal juicers. The blender can handle most blending tasks but can struggle with some higher horsepower blenders. It is a good model that provides nice 2-in-1 convenience but it is on the expensive side.Click Here for Breville Juice and Blend Current Price
#3 Oster Juice and Blend 2 Go Review – Runner Up Choice
I do like Oster blenders which are reliable and well priced but they aren’t necessarily known for their juicers.
The Oster Blend and Juice is reasonably priced and offers a decent but basic centrifugal with mesh filter design. The main design benefits of this model are how easy it is to change to a blender and clean up.
Positives: Compact 2-in-1 machine that is easy to use and clean. Able to prepare blended juices or smoothies directly into the 20 oz BPA-free To-Go-Cup with lid. Affordably priced with decent reviews.
Negatives: Lacks multiple speed options. Juicer isn’t as efficient in juice yield as higher quality juicers.
Overall Opinion: A decent but basic model if you want a smoothie blender and conventional juicer. It is well priced in comparison to the Breville but the Oster’s juicer probably won’t perform as well Breville’s. Overall, not a bad model and backed by a reputable brand like Oster.Click Here for Oster Juicer Blender Current Price
Juicer and Blender Models I Didn’t Include
Sharper Image Juicer Blender Combo – I am not sure which appliance manufacturer makes this model for Sharper Image but it has a lot of complaints. Many of the complaints are about how poor the juicer works.
Nesco American Harbest JB 50 – This model appears to be discontinued. The problem I have with this machine is the juicer seems very inefficient with a lot of waste. Also the machine is small and the blender strength appears to be equivalent to an entry level blender.
COSTWAY Electric 5-in-1 Professional Food Processer and Juicer Combo – While this model has nice accessories the quality of construction is not great.
As you can see there aren’t a lot of choices for blender juicer combo appliances but the two we provided offer a nice balance of performance, features, and price.
Hopefully the manufacturers will come up with new innovative designs in the near future. As of right now, you are limited to blender juicer combo models that integrate a traditional centrifugal juicer with a basic blender motor base.
The other alternative is to buy a high powered blender like a Vitamix that purees the ingredients and make specific “juicing” batches in the blender and strain it through a fine mesh sieve to create a juicing equivalent.
If you are interested in getting a separate juice or blender then here are some useful posts I have:
- You can see the Breville juicer I use in this review
- I have a LOT of blender review articles so the easiest place to go is my blender overview page(see the Blender review guides we provide at the bottom of that page if you are looking for a specific type of blender)
Let be know if you have any questions in the comment section below.