There are several kinds of juicers. What it really comes down to is that for the purpose of juicing leafy greens, only certain kinds of what are called *slow juicers* will do the trick. I have an auger slow juicer, the Omega 8006. I love it. Where with blenders you might be able to get by with various types of equipment, with a juicer it has to be able to extract the juice from the leafy greens or you’re going to be stuck juicing only carrots, cucumbers, and celery.
This is the video that helped me to choose my juicer:
I know a lot of people with Omega juicers of various models. Everyone loves theirs, as do I. Omega makes a juicer that’s almost identical to the Hurom. I’ve read about it and they’re apparently even made at the factory. Omega is definitely known to be good, but make sure to pick the model that will suit your needs the best. I have a friend who bought the Hurom-style Omega juicer but exchanged it after a day for the 8006 because she wasn’t happy with how it was handling leafy greens.
I’ve also heard good things about the Champion juicer, and surprisingly the Jack Lalanne juicer is supposed to be decent though I’m not sure how well it does with the greens. Joe, from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, uses a Breville.
Here’s an updated 2015 video from the same juice guy. This guy knows his stuff so if you want to learn more, look up discountjuicers.com YouTube channel.