Want to boost your restaurant's profits and offer healthy options for guests? Invest in a commercial juicer.
Juicers make it easy to offer a variety of healthy drinks to customers, and fresh juice products often have high-profit margins with minimal overhead. Most establishments will find that there are many ways to incorporate juice into their drink menus, whether it’s new cocktails or freshly squeezed juice with breakfast.
But how do you find the best juicers? Here’s what to look for when choosing a juicer and some of our top-selling models.
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Juicers
When choosing a juicer for your restaurant, there are several things to consider, including:
What are You Juicing and How Much?
When choosing a commercial juicer, two of the most important things to consider are:
- What you’ll be juicing
- How much you’ll be juicing (your volume)
Different types of juicers work best for different types of produce. For example, citrus juicers are designed to extract juice from oranges, lemons, limes, etc.
For more delicate items, like herbs and leafy greens, you’ll need a masticating juicer or something similar.
Along with the type of produce, you have to consider your volume. Manual juicers won’t cut it for high-volume establishments.
With these two points in mind, you can start considering the type of juicer that you’ll need.
What type of juicer will you need? There are several types of commercial juicers to choose from, and they each serve their own purpose. Knowing what you’ll be juicing and how much you’ll be juicing will help you determine which type is best for you.
A centrifugal juicer is ideal if you do medium to high-volume sales of juice (e.g., juice bar, spa, café, etc.).
These juicers have a spinning metal mesh basket that pulps fresh foods and removes their juices. They do require some preparation, however. For example, staff will need to remove thick skins, pits, stems and seeds. You’ll also need to ensure foods are cut down to the right size to fit in the cute.
However, once the prep work is done, the process is automatic.
Centrifugal juicers are ideal for most fruits and vegetables, but they may struggle with leafy greens.
A masticating juicer would also work well in establishments that do medium to high-volume sales of juice.
These juicers use an auger and strainer to press the fruits and vegetables and extract their juices. Fruits and vegetables still need to be prepared for use with this kind of juicer, which means that staff will need to remove pits, skin, seeds, etc.
If you only need a juicer for citrus, then it makes sense to invest in a citrus juicer. These machines are designed specifically for extracting juice from oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, etc.
These juicers have motorized spinning reamers that extract the juice. The process is more labor-intensive because the fruit must be manually pressed against the reamer. But for medium-volume establishments, a juicer of this type will more than suffice.
Orange Juice Machine
If you only offer orange juice to customers, then it may make sense to buy an orange juice machine.
These juicers have chutes or baskets that feed the system. The oranges are pressed to have their juices extracted, and their peels are sent to a peel collector bin.
For less frequent juicing, like at bars or cafes, a reamer may be all that you need. These are manual citrus juicers for lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruit.
Simply slice the fruit in half and press and twist against the reamer to extract the juice.
If you run a small restaurant, café or bar, a hand press is another great option for juicing citrus. They can be used to juice lemons, oranges or limes, and they work similarly to other manual juicers.
However, these machines have pull-down levers to press the fruit and extract its juices.
They're quicker and easier to use than a reamer, but they are still only ideal for low-volume establishments.
Another important thing to keep in mind is that centrifugal juicers can be quite loud. If you run a juice bar, then the noise is to be expected by customers. However, if your goal is to run a quiet café, then you may want to consider an alternative juicer – or move your juicers to the back of the kitchen.
Best Juicers Reviews
Now that you know what to consider when choosing a juicer, it’s time to start comparing your options. We have a wide selection of commercial juicers in our online shop. Some of our top sellers include:
Omcan’s 10827 can juice just about any produce that you throw at it, including tomatoes, carrots, grapes, pineapple, melons and more.
This unit can produce up to 100 liters of juice every hour, making it one of the best commercial juicers for juice bars.
All removable parts can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The unit is also equipped with safety features, like:
- An internal thermal detector, which protects the motor
- Overload protection
- All mechanical parts are ground connected
Another great thing about this machine is that the motor is designed to be ultra-quiet.
If you’re a high-volume establishment, this juicer will stand up to your needs.
The Omcan 39687 can produce up to 10 liters of citrus juice per hour, making it ideal for restaurants, bars, juice bars and more.
The unit has a quiet asynchronous motor, and all removable parts can be cleaned in the dishwasher – how convenient!
While this automatic juicer is marketed as a “citrus” juicer, the manufacturer states that it can be used for all fruits and vegetables. That’s because this unit uses centrifugal action to juice foods, and it also has an automatic pulp ejection function.
The Omcan Santos is one of the best masticating juicers for restaurants. It has an extra-wide chute for produce and a patented slow juicing system that helps preserve nutrients. Variable speed, pulp ejection and a durable design are just a few of the many reasons to consider this juicer.
Omcan’s Zumoval can juice up to 15 oranges per hour, thanks to its heavy-duty gears and motors. This unit can produce up to 200 liters of juice per hour, and its compact design will ensure that it doesn’t take up too much space in your kitchen.
The Zumoval is one of the best citrus juicers for commercial establishments and will help you diversify your drink menu.
These are some of the best juicers for commercial establishments. No matter what type of juice you want to offer or your volume, you’re sure to find a model that you love on this list.