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Travel Juicer: 5 Best Models + HOW to Pick and Travel with Your Juicer

June 28, 2024

Traveling doesn't have to mean leaving behind your healthy habits. You can always pack a travel juicer to enjoy fresh juice wherever you go.

But choosing the right travel juicer isn’t straightforward.

Size, durability, and ease of cleaning are just a few factors to consider.

This guide will help you pick the perfect travel juicer. Whether you’re staying in a luxury hotel or a cozy hostel, we’ll ensure your juicing journey is as smooth as your favorite drink.

Let’s dive in.

How to Pick a Travel Juicer

Each element of your travel, from the luggage you carry to the roof over your head at night, influences the practicality of the juicer you choose.

Let’s unpack these elements together – pun intended.

1. Your Travel Style

There are three factors to consider here:

  • Your typical luggage: Is it a compact carry-on or a generous check-in? The space you have dictates the size of the juicer you can realistically bring.
  • Your accommodation: Small, lightweight juicers are ideal for tight spaces or if you're constantly on the move between places. Besides, a small hotel room might limit your access to cleaning facilities, in which case you need a very easy-to-clean juicer. Conversely, staying in an RV or at a relative’s house gives you more space and utensils for cleaning.
  • Your means of transport: Air travel entails several restrictions we’ll discuss below. In short, a bulky juicer could complicate check-in procedures and increase baggage fees. However, traveling by car or train gives you more flexibility in terms of size and weight. In this case, you can pack a heavier, more durable juicer.

2. Portability

The size and weight of your travel juicer depend on what you’re traveling with.

Let’s say you travel by plane and then have to take an underground train or bus to your destination. In this case, a heavy juicer becomes a burden through airport terminals and city streets. And every extra pound entails additional airline fees.

However, if you drive by car from point A to point B, you can pack a larger, heavier juicer.

Hurom juicer with glasses of pink juice and some watermelon, lemon and basil

 

3. Accommodation Power Source

The power source is an essential factor if you’re traveling abroad.

Different countries operate on varying socket types. That means you have to check these socket types in advance. If you’re staying at a hotel, check their website, email, or call them in advance.

Also, ensure your juicer is compatible with common international voltages or a potential power bank at your next campsite. That's how you can avoid the risk of electrical mishaps or your juicer simply not working.

Pro tip: You can consider a universal travel adapter to maintain your healthy juicing routine anywhere without any issues.

Pro tip 2: Consider a temperature-resistant juicer that won't get extremely heated if you stumble upon a poor socket.

4. Ease of Cleaning

A good travel juicer should have straightforward cleaning.

So, look for a juicer with fewer parts. Fewer components mean less to wash and less to reassemble.

Even better is a travel juicer that rinses clean with a swift swish of water.

5. Produce Prep Time

Traveling typically means a more hectic schedule or, in any case, a different routine.

That’s why you need a juicer that requires less prep time for the produce. Especially if you're using your juicer for baby supplementary food.

And here's the solution.

A cold-press juicer machine with a wider chute lets you feed larger chunks of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, you can save quality time for exploring your surroundings or relaxing.

6. Juice Quality and Efficiency

Juice quality and efficiency are essential when you’re traveling. Basically, you need nutritious juice fast to avoid potential travel-related GI issues and/or jet lag.

From that perspective, it’s important to decide between a centrifugal juicer and a cold-press one.

Masticating or cold-press juicers operate at a slower speed. They grind and press the fruits and vegetables meticulously. This method preserves more nutrients and enzymes. As a result, you get a juice with more health benefits and a richer taste.

Hurom juicers, in particular, mimic hand-squeezing to extract more nutrients.

Centrifugal juicers, on the other hand, work quickly because they have fast-spinning blades that extract the juice. However, these high-speed juicers add more air and heat into your juice, which degrades its enzymes and antioxidants.

Pro tip: Hurom cold-press juicers, even if they have the patented Slow Squeeze Technology that mimics hand-squeezing, are still efficient, so you can enjoy your vacation time.

7. Durability

Heavy-duty juicers built from durable materials like reinforced composites are far better for travel than those made mostly of plastic. Basically, you want to ensure your juicer withstands the bumps and scrapes of transit without scratches or functional damage.

Plastic juicers can be tempting to buy for travel because they’re lighter. However, they can easily crack or break, making your juicer unusable. And ABS or stainless steel juicers are just as light and even more resistant than them. 

How to Travel with Your Juicer

Now that we’ve seen how to pick a solid juicer for travel let’s see how you can actually travel with it and do it safely.

1. How to Pack Your Juicer

To avoid breaks and damage, secure your juice properly in your luggage.

Side note: If you’re traveling by plane and have a carry-on bag for your juicer, you must remove the blade.

You can wrap the other parts of the juicers in bubble wrap or even your clothes.

Pro tip: For an added layer of security, consider investing in a hard case specifically designed for electronics or delicate equipment.

2. How to Pass Airport Security

Airport security regulations require you to remove the juicer blade if you’re using a carry-on bag. If you’re using checked baggage, TSA regulations ask that sharp objects like juicer blades are securely sheathed or wrapped to prevent injury to baggage handlers and security inspectors.

Also, you should weigh your luggage after packing your juicer to ensure it meets the airline’s weight specifications. Overweight bags can lead to additional fees and delays.

3. Choose the Right Type of Bag

We’ve been discussing different types of bags in the previous sections. Let’s see how you can choose the right type of luggage.

Carry-On Luggage

Keeping your juicer in carry-on luggage reduces the risk of loss or damage during handling because you’ll take care of it yourself.

You can also save on checked luggage fees if your carry-on is within airline size and weight limits.

On the downside, carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, which may not accommodate bulkier juicers. Besides, airport security regulations require any blades to be removed and packed in checked luggage.

Checked Luggage

Checked luggage gives you more space. You can pack larger or heavier juicers without worrying about fitting them into overhead compartments. Besides, checking your juicer can help you move through the airport easier, especially if you have multiple items to carry.

The drawback is that checked luggage goes through various handling processes. This increases the risk of your juicer being damaged or lost. Besides, checked baggage is costlier.

4. Consider Extras

When packing your travel juicer, consider including a few extra items to enhance your juicing experience:

  • Slim cutting board: Place a slim cutting board in the zipped pocket of your suitcase. It’s useful for preparing fruits and vegetables without taking up much space.
  • Collection cups: Pack small clothing items inside any collection cups you bring to save space and add extra cushioning. That’s how you can maximize luggage space and protect the cups simultaneously. You can also use hotel cups as an alternative, but you must check with the hotel in advance to get larger cups.
  • Collapsible cooler bag: This type of bag is perfect for storing fresh produce you buy from local markets. You may need a cooler bag if your accommodation lacks a mini-fridge. Alternatively, you might choose to shop more frequently during your stay, depending on how long you’ll be staying at your accommodation.

5. Clean Well Before and After Use

Clean your juicer thoroughly before packing it for your trip to prevent mold growth and eliminate odors. Wash each component with warm, soapy water.

Also, ensure it's completely dry before packing to avoid moisture, which can lead to mold.

And keep your juicer clean while traveling. Pack a small brush or sponge specifically for the juicer to remove pulp and residue efficiently.

Pro tip: Plan to clean your juicer immediately after each use.

Pro tip: Consider one of Hurom’s juicers with Easy Clean Technology that only requires rinsing.

6. Check Power Source

We discussed this before, but it’s important to remember.

So, before traveling, check that your juicer’s power adapter is compatible with your destination’s electrical outlets. This precaution decreases the risk of causing a power outage or damaging your juicer.

7. Mind Your Juicing Etiquette

When using a travel juicer in hotels or hostels, you must ensure a pleasant stay for yourself and others. To do that:

  • Mind the noise: Be considerate of others, especially if you’re juicing early in the morning or late at night. Some juicers can be quite loud, so try to use yours when it is less likely to disturb others. If possible, check the juicer’s noise level before your trip and opt for a quieter model like the ones from our product line.
  • Clean up immediately: After use, ensure the area is as clean—or cleaner—than you found it, which will help maintain good relations with hosts and fellow travelers. So, keep cleaning materials handy, such as paper towels or a small washcloth.
  • Respect shared spaces: If you use shared kitchen facilities, be quick and efficient in your juicing routine to avoid monopolizing the space.

Best 5 Travel Juicer Models

This is where you can find your next travel companion. We’ll discuss the list of travel juicers below based on your travel needs, so let’s dive right in.

1. Hurom H310 Easy Clean Slow Juicer: Best Overall Pick

You’ll find the Hurom's H310 Easy Clean Slow Juicer ideal for travel because it's a portable juicer with a compact and lightweight design. In fact, this compact juicer is 4 inches in diameter and weighs below 8 pounds. That means you’ll be able to pack and carry it easily regardless of your travel style, means of transport, and accommodation.

Hurom H310 Easy Clean Slow Juicer with purple juice glasses and some beetroots and apples

Its small footprint is also perfect for cramped hotel kitchens or on-the-road use. And you won’t be sacrificing juice quality because the H310 features Hurom’s Slow Squeeze Technology. As we explained before, this slow squeeze keeps your nutrients intact so you can reap all the health benefits of juicing.

A tiny downside here is that H310 has a 220 ml chamber, so you can only prepare a glass of juice at a time.

Another advantage is the self-feeding hopper because you can put in whole fruits and vegetables. That means you’ll have a simplified juicing process.

Besides, the H310 is designed with the Easy Clean Technology. In layman terms, it has a no-strainer chamber that minimizes cleanup time. Basically, no strainer means no pulp bits stuck there to clean. So, you only need to rinse the H310 under a stream of water.

The materials are also resistant and withstand the potential damages of travel since the H310 is built with a mix of ABS, Tritan, and Ultem. As a side note, these strong materials explain why we have a 10-year warranty for the H310.

PROS:

  • Compact juicer
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to use
  • Very nutritious juice
  • Sturdy materials

CONS:

  • Can only prepare one glass of juice at a time

2. Hurom H70 Easy Clean Slow Juicer: Best for Family Travel

The Hurom H70 Easy Clean Slow Juicer is slightly bigger and heavier than the H310, but it has a 450 ml juice chamber instead of 220 ml.

Hurom H70 Easy Clean Slow Juicer with some green juice glasses and some kale, apples and lemon

As a side note, we designed our Hurom H70 as the perfect balance between our Hurom H400 and H310. That means it’s great for serious juicers and families, but it can also fit neatly on the smallest of countertops.

Looking at its other dimensions, the H70 weighs 14.8 pounds and is 6.8 x 8.5 x 17.2 inches. Therefore, it can fit neatly in a larger carry-on bag or checked luggage if you’re traveling by plane. It’s also great for trains or cars.

It might not be the best choice if you can only take a carry-on bag or have a limited budget for weight-related airport fees.

That said, the H70 has similar features to the H310.

The Slow Squeeze Technology is our Hurom juicers’ strongest point. We want to make healthy living easy, and squeezing all nutrients from fruits and veggies achieves that. And getting all your vitamins and minerals can protect you from travel-induced fatigue or GI issues.

You can also notice the Easy Clean Technology again. So you can also rinse clean the H70 under a stream of water, which is easily doable from most hotels and hostels.

And the durable, environment- friendly materials like ABS, Tritan, and Ultem ensure your H70 won’t suffer any scratches or functional damage. Still, remember to pack it carefully in bubble wrap just for extra security.

PROS:

  • Large juice chamber
  • Personal size and light enough for most travel styles
  • Easy to rinse clean
  • Nutritious and delicious juice
  • Strong body materials

CONS:

  • It may not be great for small carry-on bags

3. Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus BJE530BSS: Resistant Travel Juicer

The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus can be good for travelers who want to keep their juicing regimen during extended stays. Think visiting family or long-term accommodations with kitchen access.

Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus BJE530BSS

As a cold press juicing brand ourselves, we appreciate this model’s 1000 Watts engine and its Cold Extraction System. Cold extraction entails minimal heat transfer, so the juice preserves the integrity of vitamins and minerals.

You can also notice the Breville Juice Fountain has an extra-wide 3.5-inch chute, so it can cut down on prep time significantly because you can put in whole fruits and vegetables. That’s ideal for quick, efficient juicing without the hassle of pre-cutting.

And we also like the dual-speed settings because you can adapt the juicer’s speed for hard and soft fruit.

However, its 70 fl oz size doesn’t make it great for constant mobility, air travel with just a carry-on bag, or small hotel rooms. Instead, it can be good if you have a temporary but stable base.

PROS:

  • Robust for frequent use
  • Efficient with large capacity
  • Cold spin technology preserves nutrients
  • Minimal prep time needed

CONS:

  • Not suitable for carry-on
  • Not a compact size, so it requires more storage space

4. SANA 848 Easy Clean Juicer: Easy to Clean

The SANA 848 Easy Clean Juicer can be good if you value versatility and ease of maintenance in your juicing experience.

SANA 848 Easy Clean Juicer

And just like the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus, it’s less suited for quick hotel stays or frequent location changes. We recommend it mostly for settings like vacation homes or extended visits where you can really settle in and make the most of its capabilities.

But let’s see its features.

In our opinion, this juicer's standout feature is its Vacuum Storage capability. That means you can juice up to 6 cups and store it with maximum flavor and nutrition for up to 72 hours. It’s great for travelers who want to prepare juice in batches to reduce daily prep time or juice for an extended family.

Pro tip: This juicer might not be the best for apple enthusiasts because it produces more foam and less yield with apples.

We also noticed the Sana 848 has three strainers, including a soft fruit screen and a sorbet strainer. This gives you good flexibility because you can juice a wide variety of produce and even make fresh fruit sorbet.

So you can get a richer, pulpy juice or indulge in homemade desserts while on the road. The downside here is that you’ll be carrying more equipment with you.

Another advantage of the Sana 848 is the mesh-free system for straightforward cleaning. The two interlocking strainers simplify the cleaning process because you just need to rinse under running water without scrubbing.

Pro tip: The auger may sometimes get stuck, which could be a drawback in terms of cleaning. After all, you can’t clean a juicer fast unless you can take it apart fast, too.

You can also appreciate the Pulp Ejection Technology because it ensures quick juice flow and easy cleaning. Plus, the stainless steel pulp container is really practical for storing your pulp hygienically.

From our experience, that part is critical when you’re staying in places with limited cleaning facilities.

PROS:

  • Vacuum storage extends juice freshness
  • Versatile with multiple strainers for supplementary foods
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Elegant and durable stainless steel pulp container

CONS:

  • Not ideal for juicing apples
  • Auger can get stuck, posing challenges
  • Not the most compact size

5. Nutribullet Magic Bullet Mini Juicer: Affordable Option

The Nutribullet Magic Bullet Mini Juicer is a compact and cost-effective solution if you want a hassle-free way to maintain your juicing habits without breaking the bank.

Nutribullet Magic Bullet Mini Juicer

One thing we appreciate is its 400-watt motor because it’s strong enough for this size and quality. In fact, this motor extracts more juice than other cheap juicer machines. The 2-inch-wide chute is another good feature for a travel juicer.

Therefore, you can maximize juice yield from your favorite fruits and vegetables – for this price point.

We also like the 16-oz tumbler with a sip lid, which directly fits onto the juice spout. That’s great for immediate consumption with minimal cleanup. Basically, you can juice and go without extra dishes or water bottles. This design is particularly good for travelers who are short on time and space.

And yes, the Nutribullet Juicer is exceptionally travel-friendly, whether you’re staying in hotels, hostels, or rental apartments. That’s because its dimensions are 7" x 6" x 11.5", and it weighs only 3.5 pounds, so it's the smallest, lightest juicer in this review.

Pro tip: Despite its many conveniences, you should be aware of the juicer’s build quality relative to its price.

While the Nutribullet Juicer offers some powerful functions and has a 12 months warranty, the materials and construction might not withstand frequent travel like higher-priced models. Besides, it doesn’t produce high-quality juice like cold-press juicers using the Slow Squeeze Technology. 

And it's definitely not a great juicer for celery or other fibrous greens.

However, this pocket size model may be okay for quick trips or as a secondary option for those who usually depend on larger, more robust juicers at home.

PROS:

  • Highly affordable
  • Mini body for easy transport
  • Simple to use and clean
  • Direct juicing into a portable cup minimizes cleanup
  • 12-month warranty

CONS:

  • Lower durability may not suit heavy or frequent use
  • Lower quality juice

Which Travel Juicer Will You Pick?

That wraps up our guide on the best travel juicers to keep you refreshed and revitalized, no matter where your journeys take you.

While each has its merits, if ultimate quality and reliability are what you're after, our top recommendation swings back to Hurom models. Known for their durability and efficient juice extraction, Hurom juicers consistently rank as a top choice among seasoned travelers.

So, as you pack your bags for your next adventure, consider a Hurom to ensure you can enjoy the freshest juices, no matter your destination. Choose wisely based on your travel logistics and personal preferences.