If you'd like to try out juicing at home with minimum financial investment, I suggest you consider the $40 Black & Decker JE2400BD Juice Extractor. Coming in much less than competing centrifugal juicers, this machine still managed to pull plenty of liquid from our test oranges and even handled hardy kale leaves decently.
In terms of actual numbers, using oranges the JE2400BD notched a respectable juice extraction percentage of 59.6 percent (calculated by comparing the average remaining pulp to juice volume yield). Running tough kale leaves through the juicer resulted in an average juice extraction percentage of 46 percent -- middle of the pack performance in my review group of five centrifugal extractors.
However, the machine's design and features leave much to be desired. While it's quite small and easy to shoehorn into tight spots on kitchen counters, the appliance doesn't have much in the way of extras. Like the Hamilton Beach 67601A Juice Extractor, Black & Decker decided not to bundle a special vessel for collecting its juice so you'll have to supply your own.
There's no brush to clean its steel cutter/mesh strainer by hand either, but you can drop this and the machine's other removable parts into your dishwasher for cleaning. The biggest drawback to using this juicer though is its small food chute. A fraction of the size of openings you'll find on other appliances from Breville, Vonshef and Hamilton Beach, you'll have to chop produce into bite-size chunks before running them through the JE2400BD.
So unless your budget is locked down tight, you'd be better served choosing the $80 Hamilton Beach 67601A Juice Extractor which for a little more offers much better performance and a wide opening for produce.