Carrots are one of those versatile vegetables that make a wonderful addition to juice. Deciding on the best juicer for carrots can often be a difficult feat.
As a hard vegetable, you need a solid juicer to be able to handle regular carrot juicing. You can use either a centrifugal juicer for carrot juice, or a masticating juicer.
The biggest question to consider is what other fruits or vegetables will you be juicing as well? We’ll give you all the options as we discuss the best juicer for carrots in 2020:
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Centrifugal Juicer for Carrots
Centrifugal juicers are a wonderful choice as a carrot juice maker. Centrifugal juicers will power through carrots and hard vegetables in a snap.
The downside with centrifugal juicers is they don’t tend to yield as much juice as masticating juicers do. This is due to the shredding mechanism of the blades of centrifugal juicers, in comparison to the crushing and grinding mechanism of slow juicers.
Having said that, if you want to make fresh carrot juice every day, ask yourself how much time do you have? Not only for set up and clean up, but also for juicing the carrots themselves?
We ask this question first, because if you are short on time, a centrifugal juicer for carrots may be a better choice for you than a masticating juicer. A centrifugal juicer will juice a whole carrot in seconds.
You will need to chop your carrots into approximately 3 inch pieces if using a masticating juicer.
Let’s take a look first at the best centrifugal juicers for carrots:
Best Budget Centrifugal Juicer for Carrots
Azeus is one of our favorite budget centrifugal juicers for 2020 and is a fantastic choice for a carrot juice maker.
Priced around $60, this centrifugal juicer is covered by a whopping 15 year warranty.
The Azeus juicer has a double layer micro mesh filter basket to yield more juice from your carrots and less juice wastage into pulp.
We also liked that this juicer has little suction cups on the feet to hold it to the counter top.
There are two speed settings for the Azeus juicer – a lower speed setting (12,000 to 15,000 RPM) for softer fruits and a higher speed setting (15,000 to 18,000) for harder fruits and vegetables.
Compare that to the 40-80 RPM of masticating juicers and you will understand why time is an important factor when deciding on the best juicer for carrots.
There has been some feedback on the Azeus juicer regarding the extraction of the pulp – that it tends to get stuck in the lid of the juicer rather than into the bucket.
This looks to be a flaw in the design of the juicer, where the lid is quite short in comparison to other centrifugal juicers.
We also noticed that Azeus suggest running this juicer for no longer than 2 minutes at a time. This may not seem like a long time, but as a powerful centrifugal juicer you will produce a large amount of juice in a short period of time.
Unless you are juicing for an entire family all at once, we can’t imagine needing to run this juicer for longer than 2 minutes at a time.
The plastic parts of the Azeus juicer are BPA free. This juicer will need to be washed by hand, but Azeus include an angled brush purpose designed for easy cleaning of this juicer.
Overall, for the price and the 15 year warranty, the Azeus Juicer is our choice for the best budget centrifugal juicer for carrots.
Breville Carrot Juicer
Breville is an established brand that is renowned for making very good quality juicers.
We’ve previously written a comparison review of Breville Juicers, in particular the Juice Fountain range. You can read that post here.
When considering the best Breville Juicer for carrots, our top pick is the Breville Juice Fountain Elite (800JEXL).
The Breville Juice Fountain Elite has two running speeds – a low speed of 6,500 RPM and high speed of 13,000 RPM.
The body of the Breville Juice Fountain Elite is made from heavy grade die cast metal – in contrast, other Breville Juicers are made from stainless steel or heavy grade polymer.
The 1000 watt motor is powerful enough to shred carrots into juice in seconds and the cutting disc is crafted from titanium and stainless steel.
This really is the premium pick of Breville centrifugal juicers, however it does have a premium price tag attached. This juicer will set you back a few hundred dollars.
Is it worth it? Most say yes, some say no. Breville offer a 12 month warranty with their juicers, which frankly, is disappointing for such a leading brand.
On a personal note, I have owned a Breville centrifugal juicer in the past before I switched to a masticating juicer. It lasted for years with no issues whatsoever. But my experience may not be the case for everyone.
It is important to note that Breville recommend operating the 800JEXL for one minute only before resting it for another minute. This is half the time that Azeus recommend for their juicer, that is less than $100.
The Breville juicer removable parts are safe to put in the dishwasher and BPA free. The included 34 ounce jug has a froth separator, which is handy for centrifugal juicers as they do create more foam.
Little things like the handle on the pulp bin and auto shut off overload protection are small factors that confirm Breville really have thought of everything with the Juice Fountain Elite.
If you’re looking for the best Breville carrot juicer, we believe the Juice Fountain Elite won’t disappoint.
We started featuring Koios juicers in 2019, as they are extremely affordable and backed by a 10 year warranty on the motor and a 3 year warranty on the parts.
In 2020, Koios continue to impress. With a copper motor and 1200 watts of power the Koios centrifugal juicer will smash through hard fruits and vegetables such as carrots in seconds.
Like the other centrifugal juicers featured above, the Koios juicer has two speed settings for hard and soft fruits. For carrots, the higher setting is suggested, which spins between 15,000 RPM and 18,000 RPM.
The titanium and stainless steel cutting disc and filter is comparable to the more expensive Breville juicer above.
Like the Azeus juicer, the Koios juicer will run for 2 minutes straight before it needs a break. In comparison, the more expensive Breville juicer runs for 1 minute.
The plastic parts of the Koios juicer are BPA free, but will need to be hand washed. Some consumers complain this takes time, others say it’s a breeze. The included custom designed cleaning brush is sure to help.
At around one third of the price of the Breville Juicer and backed by a 10 year motor warranty, the Koios juicer is definitely a contender for the best juicer for carrots.
Can Masticating Juicers Juice Carrots?
Masticating juicers operate at a lower spin speed, producing less oxidation, less foam on top of the juice and longer lasting juice in comparison with centrifugal juicers.
Most masticating juicers can juice hard vegetables such as carrots, but there is more preparation required and it takes longer to juice.
When making fresh carrot juice you are going to need a masticating juicer that is tough. It is for this reason we recommend a juicer with a ceramic auger as the best juicer for carrots.
Why? Ceramic is 79 times harder than ordinary plastic.
Let’s take a look at masticating juicers, to see if we can find the best juicer for carrots.
This Aicook Juicer is a new release for 2020 and getting rave reviews.
This is a second generation masticating juicer from Aicook designed with a large feed chute, ceramic auger and fruit based icecream or sorbet making function.
The Aicook juicer has a spin speed of 70 revolutions per minute, which is powered by a 200 watt motor.
In short, the Aicook juicer has enough power to grind hard vegetables such as carrots without putting excess strain on the motor.
This, combined with the ceramic auger, makes it a top choice for the best juicer for carrots. With the wider chute and wide spacing on the auger, it was able to juice carrots quite efficiently.
The Aicook juicer is also fairly quiet, operating at 60 decibels. Feedback so far is the juice extraction is excellent, leaving the pulp quite dry.
Clean up is incredibly simple with only 4 removable parts to the Aicook juicer, which you can pop in the dishwasher if desired.
With an included recipe book, and a two year warranty, this newly designed Aicook juicer tops our list as one of the best juicers for carrots.
We recently featured the Meomy Juicer in the best masticating juicers under $200 and it is only fair that it also makes our list of best juicers for carrots.
The Meomy juicer has a tough 9 segment ceramic auger to cut, break, squeeze, mill, separate, grind and then extract the juice from your carrots.
It is priced very competitively, with a good 2 year warranty, which can be upgraded to 3 years by registering the juicer online.
The Meomy juicer is comparable to the Aicook juicer above with spin speed of 70 RPM, reverse function and dishwasher safe parts. The Meomy juicer is slightly quieter, operating at 50 decibels.
We’re quite impressed by the long auger design, extended warranty and price point of the Meomy juicer.
This is why it has made our list of the best juicers for carrots.
The Tribest Green Star Elite is the leading twin gear juicer and certainly one of the best juicers for carrots.
The Green Star Elite is one of those juicers that you either love or hate – it’s slow and difficult to clean up, but also handles vegetables like carrots and beetroot amazingly well with bone dry pulp.
If you’re also a fan of juicing leafy greens, the Green Star Elite has you covered there, extracting juice from spinach, celery and wheatgrass with ease.
This juicer has a 12 year warranty, as you would expect from the leading brands.
If you are looking to spend a little more money on a solid multipurpose juicer that is not only suitable for carrots, but also grinds nuts and makes sorbets the Tribest Green Star Elite is a great choice.
Your Carrot Juicing Questions Answered:
Do I Peel Carrots Before Juicing?
You don’t need to peel carrots before juicing. You should however, wash your carrots thoroughly to remove any dirt. Chop off the top of the carrot and any green leaves before juicing.
Is it Ok to Drink Carrot Juice Everyday?
Yes, you can drink carrot juice every day. Carrots are wonderful sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and have less sugar than oranges. Carrots also offer benefits for the skin and help to detox your liver.
How Many Carrots Make a Cup of Juice?
Depending on the size of your carrots and the performance of your juicer, you will need between three and six carrots to make a cup of carrot juice.