Ginger is a spice that we all know and have enjoyed as a crucial ingredient in sugary treats like gingerbread men and ginger biscuits, but over the last decade, it has completely rebranded itself as a highly beneficial remedy, with a lengthy list of medicinal properties.
Ginger can be taken to greatly reduce muscle pain and soreness, it also decreases inflammation in the joints, often found in arthritis. But that’s not all: it can lower cholesterol, significantly reduce menstrual pain and is used to treat morning sickness.
There are many ways to ingest ginger: tablets, baked in slices, some people even eat it raw! However, ginger has a particularly powerful taste, and most people prefer to have it in liquid form – by juicing it!
Hurom's new personal series juicer will meet all your juicing needs. Whether you’re making orange juice, almond milk or sorbets, the HP will rise to the challenge. It’s compact size further ensures it will fit on any kitchen counter.
Quality: Hurom's HP isn’t all looks. It handles years of daily use. Hurom's heavyduty Ultem strainer and auger are 8x stronger than traditional plastics.
Yield: Hurom's unique lowspeed auger squeezes every drop of juice from foods resulting in bonedry pulp.
Safety: Duplicate safety sensors allow the unit to operate only if the chamber is completely and accurately assembled on the base. A builtin cooling system with integrated heat vents prevents overheating. The chute is sized to keep even small fingers out. Most importantly, no blades are used in Hurom juicers.
Kicking off our varied spread of ginger juicers is the HUROM HP, a pricey yet durable juicer that will be a feature in your kitchen for years to come.
A very versatile machine, it extracts a very high yield of juice, so from root to sup, you get more juice for your cup!
With an intricately fine wire mesh screen, the HUROM produces very little pulp, perfect for those who want to enjoy their ginger in the form of half a cup of yellowish (and slightly bitter) liquid.
This product comes with its own internal brush, so you can remove all the gingery gunky stuff from your screen as you juice – you can the whole thing spick and span in under 3 minutes!
The HUROM operates at roughly half the speed of your average budget juicers, at 43rpm the motor will barely give off any heat and keep the oxidation very low, which means that you’ll be able to keep your excess ginger fluid in the fridge for a few days longer. It’s also nice and quiet, so it won’t wake the family up if you’re making a breakfast juice.
This efficient juicer will blend your ginger into a fine, drinkable liquid.
Quiet and dependable, this could be a regular fixture in a small family kitchen.
At over $200, this juicer is a little higher as a starter or someone looking to get their dose of ginger only once or twice a week.
Now we’re moving onto the big-league juicers, introducing the mighty Omega HC800HDS. At 80rpm, this machine can make short work of your ginger, giving you that smooth, pulpless beverage that’ll certainly wake you up in the morning. This high-performance juicer is the best juicer for ginger shots.
This masticating juicer has a pusher, which might require you to use a bit of elbow power to get the ginger through, but once done, it’ll be all juice and no solid!
The low amount of heat produced by the juicer won’t destroy the unique enzymes and nutrients that give the ginger its alleged curative properties.
The Omega has an adjustable cap and 5 different speeds, so whether it be a watery morning shot or a pulpy spicy beverage, you can select the consistency you want.
All the parts are dishwasher safe, and with its reverse motor function, it makes it easy to unclog any congested ginger parts. In short, this machine is a top-notch self-cleaner!
With its dual storage process, the juicer will only finish juicing when it has dry pulp, which it then spits out.
This juice also functions as a coffee grinder, pasta extruder and garlic mincer. It can juice a variety of different materials including celery, beets, peppers, radishes, wheatgrass, cabbage, spinach, kale, and hard or soft fruits. It’ll even mush up citrus fruits, which rank as among some of the most difficult fruits to juice!
This juicer is one of the more versatile on this list, easily dispatching with a variety of foodstuffs, hard and soft.
The Omega keeps oxidization low, so you can store your ginger juice for up to 72 hours after use.
This is one for the mass batch juicers – able to store up to 4 cups of juice.
Our more expensive juicer on the list, clocking in at over $300 – you have to know for sure that you’ll be juicing for the long-haul when you buy this one.
The small chute will mean more elbow work from you.
Okay, now we’ve got the ideal juicer for anyone who doesn’t want to fork out over $200 – the KOIOS masticator.
This is for those who aren’t overly keen on extracting every drop of juice from their ginger root, leaving you with a slightly damp rather than super dry pulp.
This juicer runs at 80rpm, which makes it as powerful as the Omega, however, this one is slightly less versatile, coming in only two speeds – hard and soft (you’ll want to select hard for your chewy ginger root).
Like the Omega, this also has a reverse blade function that unclogs those stubborn pieces of ginger gristle.
It’s a quiet-running juicer, but you might end up sacrificing power for stealth – if you don’t have a family to wake up, then it might be worth getting a noisier, hard-grinding machine.
The cost – this cheaper juicer is ideal for those who aren’t religious in their pursuit of the liquid-smooth ginger beverage.
You get a decent amount of features for the price, and its 100% BPA-free, so the environmentally-conscious amongst you won’t have an issue with toxic plastics seeping into your pure ginger juice.
The plastic augur might dissuade people looking for something more durable.
Sadly, in this instance, less expense also means less power. You might find your motor struggling with tougher chunks. You may have to chop the ginger before inserting it into your juicer.
Next up is another reasonably-priced slow juicer – the AICOK AMR-521. This slow acting juicer preserves all the natural elements of your ingredients, meaning that your final juice will be brimming with all the natural goodness.
Using food-grade Titan, you can guarantee that the materials in this juicer won’t affect the flavor of your ginger juice. Plus, it is 100% BPA-free.
This juicer operates at 60 decibels, about the same volume as regular conversation, which means that if you are juicing around small children, it won’t damage their hearing.
The one main drawback of this machine is that if you use it for longer than 20 minutes, it starts to overheat – which might adversely affect the flavor and consistency of your ginger!
This juicer can be easily dissembled for cleaning, with most of the parts being safe to put in the dishwasher.
It comes with a 7 segment spiral that will leave you with a relatively juice-free pulp.
The AICOK sits at the cheaper end of the spectrum and will suit people who only fancy a shot of ginger now and again.
It will overheat after long term usage – which might give your ginger that sickly warm flavor!
Even at just over $150, more serious juicers who want to grind up a wider variety of vegetables, fruits and beans might be nonplussed by the lack of functionality on this machine.
We’ve saved the cheapest until last, introducing the afforable AMZCHEF juicer.
This juicer had a built-in heat detector, which means it will turn itself off both to protect the equipment and, perhaps more crucially, the flavor of your juice.
Priced around $100, this model is ideal for those who are dipping their toe in the spicy waters of ginger juicing. Although it deals with ginger roots relatively easily, it might have difficulty chewing up other greens like spinach and celery.
Equipped with an 80rpm processing speed, this blender does its best to keep your juice fresher for longer.
Overall, this juicer can be said to provide the bare minimum quality for the lowest price. More experienced juicers will struggle with this model’s low-quality augur, small chute and weaker juicing screen.
The low cost is perfect for someone who really doesn’t want to fork out a small fortune for a juicer.
The standard 80rpm processing speed ensures a decent ginger beverage – although you might not get much in your cup!
The safety mechanism avoids overheating and ruining your juice.
This juice leaves a damp pulp, meaning that it might not be squeezing every last drop out of your root.
Doesn’t possess the same power as some of the high-end models. Those wanting more will have to spend more.
Juicers are an odd breed of machine and a layman might not be fully aware of the differences between the items listed above and a standard blender. Most might be tempted to try and dice up their root in a traditional mincer, but we’d recommend you opt for a good quality juicer, and here’s why.
Remember: you’ll want to get the most out of your ginger. The job of a blender is the shred the pulp, but it does not separate the juice and the pulp like a juicer does. Using complex extraction methods, a juicer is designed to provide you with a pulp-free, nutrient-rich liquid at the end.
But what main qualities are you looking for in a juicer?
Easy to clean
Pulping something leaves a heck of a lot of mess and will certainly impede the next thing you decide to juice. You don’t want your next ginger juice tainted with a hint of celery from your previous juicing session.
Look for a juicer that dissembles with little hassle, allowing you to get into all those nooks and crannies thoroughly to remove all traces of your previous juice. Also, the material of the juicer itself is important, as cheaper juicers can infect the flavor of your juice too!
A juicer is only as good as its processing speed. Ideally, you want a completely dry pulp at the end of your juice, as then you know you’ll have got the maximum nutrients out of your ginger!
How often are you going to be juicing? It is worth considering this as the more you juice, the higher the level of wear and tear on your juicer motor. Overheating will also negatively affect the final quality of your ginger, distorting the enzymes and robbing it of all its nutritional value which, given ginger’s strong taste, might make it very hard to stomach… literally!
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Should I Spend On A Juicer?
It all depends on how much you’ll be juicing and whether you want to get the maximum amount out of what you put in.
You might find yourself going through 2 or 3 budget juicers over time, whereas a high-end juicer would have been more cost-effective over time. Remember, as with all electronics, you’ll pay a lot more for quality. Plus, a lot of the cheaper models have a shorter warranty, which will mean that you won’t be able to return your shoddy machine!