When you are looking for a good quality manual wheatgrass juicer, there are several on the market to choose from.
Manual wheatgrass models have several benefits versus electric wheatgrass juicers. Unlike electric models, manual juicers require no electricity to operate, just a little elbow grease.
And contrary to electric juicers, you can also feed the pulp back through the juicer to extract as much juice as possible, which saves you money by letting you get the most out of your wheatgrass.
Keep in mind that wheatgrass juicers, whether electric or manual, can truly only handle wheatgrass delicate greens, and sometimes soft fruits. They are not built to juice firm vegetables or fruits such as carrots or apples. Some top models and features include:
Healthy Juicer – Manual Hand Powered Wheatgrass Juicer
Healthy Juicer is a masticating rather than centrifugal juicer. A masticating wheatgrass juicer is preferable to a centrifugal wheatgrass juicer because it crushes greens to extract the juice rather than shredding them.
Masticating helps preserve nutrients and enzymes from the juice because it minimizes heat build up. It also extracts more juice than using centrifugal force to extract the juice.
The juicer itself is about a fourth the price of most electric juicers, or about $50. It assembles easily, and parts are easily replaceable simply by going on the website or calling the company.
It weighs a mere four pounds and its footprint is also smaller than most, so it will take up less space than most juicers.
The only caveat (as with most wheatgrass juicers) is that one should not attempt to juice heavy or hardy fruits and vegetables such as carrots or apples with it.
For that, choose a sturdier model not specifically manufactured for wheatgrass and greens juicing. (It should be noted that it does do a very good job juicing citrus fruits, however.
Back to Basics Stainless Steel Manual Wheat Grass Juicer
Back to Basics juicer is arguably the most popular wheatgrass juicer on the market. Although a bit pricier than the Healthy Juicer at about $80, it is completely made of stainless steel and comes with a five-year warranty.
It clamps to your tabletop for firm hold. It can puree or juice wheat grass and soft fruits (including citrus). It is easy to clean and resists rusting.
Hurricane Stainless Steel Manual Wheatgrass Juicer
This Hurricane Juicer is made of sturdy stainless steel that will never rust. It disassembles into just a few parts so that it is easy to clean and reassemble.
Although the priciest of the three models reviewed here at about $110 not including shipping, its design, ease of use, and sturdy construction make it worth the extra cost. It also has a five-year manufacturers warranty included.