Like with most appliances, if you’re in the market for a new juicer, there are steps you can take to get the best possible price.
Before you even start shopping, remember not to spring for a juicer if it isn’t on sale.
In general, juicers are a relatively expensive investment, with many models costing upwards of $100 or $200. As such, don’t purchase the first product you see. Compare prices across stores and wait for retailers to discount their selection of juicing essentials.
Since juicers fall in the small kitchen appliance category, you’ll find that they’re usually included in many retail store “home sales.” Keep an eye out for such discount events at major department stores.
To get your juicer shopping started, check out these price cuts that are going on at the time of this writing:
- The Omega 8008 Chrome Slow Speed Nutrition Center Masticating Juicer is on sale for $299.99 (regularly $429.99) as part of the Home Sale and Closeout event at Macy’s.
- The Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Express is on sale for $69.99 (regularly $129.99) as part of the Lowest Prices of the Season sale at Kohl’s (the sale price is shown when you add it to your shopping cart).
- The Cuisinart Juice Extractor CJE-1000 is on sale for $149.99 (regularly $270) as part of the Home Sale at JCPenney.
Time your purchase
Don’t just dream of all the fruit and vegetable juices you’ll be able to create. Put some planning into your juicer purchase.
If you aren’t able to find a current sale that you like — and you don’t necessarily need a juicer immediately — put off your purchase for a little while. You’ll discover that discounts on small kitchen appliances are usually abundant near the end of the calendar year.
Know which features you can afford to cut
Perhaps the best way to get a good deal on a juicer is to know which features you can do without. As with nearly any other consumer product, in general, the more advanced the features, the more expensive the price tag.
Take two Cuisinart models as an example. The Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Blender in brushed stainless is available on Amazon for $29.95 (regularly $55). Amazon has another Cuisinart juicer, the CJE-1000 1,000-Watt 5-Speed Juice Extractor, for $146.09 (regularly $270). Why such a big price difference?
The less complex CCJ-500 features a juicing cone that accommodates a variety of fruit sizes, an auto-reversing reamer, a final spin feature and dishwasher-safe parts. Compare this to the CJE-1000, which boasts a 3-inch feeding chute, five speeds, a control dial, 2-liter pulp container, 1-quart juice pitcher, cleaning brush and dishwasher-safe parts.
If you’re a more casual juicer who won’t get much use out of the latter’s multiple speeds and various accessories, the former (less expensive) juicer is probably enough for you. If you’re content with more-basic features, make a deal for yourself by opting for less-advanced juicer models.
As you continue your search for the perfect juicer, don’t forget to check out our Juicer Buying Guide. It’ll help you learn what to look for when shopping for your newest kitchen essential.
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