The first thing you want to consider before buying a wheatgrass juicer is whether you’re going to move forward with a centrifugal option or masticating options.
Typical user options, particularly most budget options, are of the centrifugal variety. They have spinning blades that chop up and grind the ingredients you feed into them to get the juice you are looking for.
For the most part, these centrifugal juicers do a great job with more “robust” fruits and vegetables – but when you’re dealing with something like wheatgrass you want a masticating juicer. A masticating juicer is going to squeeze every drop of juice out of delicate wheatgrass a lot more effectively, producing a cleaner and more enjoyable juice that is fantastically nutritious.
The next thing to figure out is whether you want to go with a manual juicer or an electric set up.
Manual, hand-crank style masticating juicers are pretty easy to use if you’re only going to be feeding it wheatgrass. At the same time, if you’re going to be putting other fruits and vegetables through your new masticating juicer (and you should) then the odds are pretty decent that you’ll want to get your hands on an electric solution that moves things along while you do something else.
It’s important to invest in a juicer that includes a high-quality electric motor with great efficiency and a reputation for durability if you’re going to go in that direction. The cool thing about a manual, hand crank masticating juicer is that it runs off of good old-fashioned elbow grease and can be used even in a power outage – and it’s a lot quieter, too.
But nothing beats the “set it and forget it” capabilities of an electrically powered wheatgrass juicer as long as you purchase one with a quality motor.