The best juicers can make light work of even the toughest veggies, and they’re great for squeezing every last drop from tasty fruits too. They’re easy, effective, great for healthy living and much more convenient than stocking up on shop-bought juice.
While specific models may differ, juicers all work in much the same way – so here’s how to juice ginger, and here’s how to juice a lemon. As you can see, it couldn’t be easier.
When you’re looking to buy one of the best juicers, there are two types to consider. Centrifugal juicers tend to be cheaper, and they extract juice from fruits and veg by using blades that spin very quickly. Cold press juicers grind them instead, pushing them through a strainer. They produce even more juice than centrifugal juicers do, but they tend to cost more. You may also see them called slow juicers or masticating juicers.
If you’re looking to do more than just juicing, it’s worth considering one of the best blenders instead. They’re a bit more flexible and you can use them for fresh smoothies or even cocktails.
So which one should you buy? We’ve tested all the big names and many lesser-known brands too, including the likes of Nutribullet, Smeg and Breville (who also make some of our picks for the best coffee makers and best espresso machines), as well as offerings from dedicated juicer brands. Whether you’re craving citrus or love something more leafy, these are the best juicers you can buy today.
Best juicers: tested by us
If you’re looking for the best juicer you can buy, Breville’s the Juice Fountain Cold hits the sweet spot when it comes to juice yields, simplicity and price. With a 70oz/ 2L lidded jug and 3.6 qt/ 3.4L pulp container, this juicer can make large quantities of juice in one go, and we were impressed at just how clear the juice produced was and the fact there was no pulp included in the juice either.
Known as the Sage the Nutri Juicer Cold in the UK, this is a centrifugal juicer. Still, it features ‘Cold Spin Technology,’ which the brand claims will ensure the juicer stays cool, despite its high spin speed, to avoid any heat damage to vitamins and minerals during the juicing process.
If you’re a fan of kale shots, this isn’t the juicer for you, as it struggled to extract much juice from leafy greens in our tests, and we also found that while juices were smooth and clear, they had a thick layer of foam on top. However, considering its mid-range price tag and ease of use, we think it’s a great choice.
Read our full review: Breville the Juice Fountain Cold
With a very affordable price tag, this slow juicer represents excellent value. It is ideal for those on a budget who still want to enjoy the benefits of a slow juicer, such as making refreshing drinks from leafy greens.
On testing, we found it easy to assemble and simple to use. The juice yields were slightly below what we’ve seen from more premium slow juicers but exceeded the results from its nearest competitor in terms of price, the Ninja Cold Press Juicer. The components are dishwasher safe, which makes for easy cleaning, too.
However, the feed chute is smaller than other juicers we’ve tested, which meant we had to spend more time chopping up fruit and vegetables before juicing them and the instruction manual wasn’t as detailed as we’d have hoped.
Read our full review: Amzchef Slow Juicer ZM1501
If you’re looking for the best juicer for leafy greens, the Nama 5800 will be right up your street. We were extremely impressed with this juicer, which is neat and compact. We achieved some of the highest juice yields (the amount of juice compared to the original weight of fruit and vegetables) we’ve ever seen, even when juicing kale which is notoriously tricky to juice. However, it’s also one of the most expensive on the market. During testing, we found it simple to use and love that it comes with three interchangeable strainers, which allow you to make smoothies and sorbet as well as refreshing juices. In addition, we found the juice it extracted, both from soft fruits and harder, fresh fibrous produce, was clear, smooth, and froth-free.
The feed chute is not as wide as some juicers we’ve tested, so we had to chop larger fruits up before juicing, but this is a minor gripe on what is one of the best juicers we’ve tested to date.
Read our full review: Nama Vitality 5800
If you enjoy your citrus fruits, then getting a citrus juicer is one way you can start to enjoy them more. However, it is limited to only being able to juice your grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes, so if you don’t regularly tuck into these, this will not be the appliance for you.
In our test, we were impressed with how easy it was to remove the juice from the fruit. There were no dials or controls to operate – we just switched it on, and away we went. The motor is automatically powered on and off when you apply or remove the pressure to the juicing cone.
What we really liked about the citrus juicer was the design. It’s beautiful, as are all the retro 50s style appliances in the range. What we didn’t like about it was that the height of the spout could not be adjusted, so that we couldn’t use our favorite glass.
Read our full Smeg CJF01 citrus juicer review (opens in new tab)
This is a great entry-level juicer for those on a budget. Two-speed settings make it easy to use, and the dishwasher-safe components mean cleaning it is a breeze.
It’s effective at producing plenty of juice from fruit and vegetables, but in our tests, the juices we created weren’t completely smooth and had a large layer of froth on top too. The Nutribullet Juicer also struggled to produce much juice from leafy green vegetables, such as kale, although this is what we’d expect from a centrifugal juicer. A compact and neat juicer, the Nutribullet has a wide feed chute, so we didn’t have to waste time chopping fresh produce, and the pitcher comes with a lid to make storing the juice easy. There’s also a recipe booklet, which offers plenty of inspiration for those new to juicing. So if you’re on a budget, this is a juicer worth considering.
Read our full review: Nutribullet Juicer
If you’re looking for an appliance that can prepare more than just refreshing fruit and vegetable drinks, the Kuvings Evolution 820 Cold Press Juicer is worth considering.
It comes with two strainers, but an additional homogenizer that allows you to make nut butter, sauces, purees, and fresh ‘ice cream’ from frozen fruits, is also available for the juicer, along with a smoothie strainer.
During testing, it impressed us by producing smooth, clear froth-free juice from an array of fruit and vegetables. It’s also one of the quietest we’ve tested too.
The Kuvings Cold Press Juicer doesn’t come cheap, but with its relatively heavy base and stylish body, you can tell you’re paying for a durable, serious piece of kit.
Read our full Kuvings EVO820 Evolution Cold Press Juicer review
This model is worth considering for those who only want to juice small quantities at a time – perhaps you’re the only person in the house who drinks juice. It’s compact, easy to use, and very affordable, too.
It comes with a 0.37-quart / 0.35-liter juice jug, which is enough for one portion of juice at a time, any more, and you’ll have to keep emptying it.
In our tests, it impressed us with how quickly it could juice an apple as well as the amount of juice extracted from carrots, but the juice extracted wasn’t completely smooth. The manual recommends only running it for a minute at a time which we found frustrating.
As it’s a centrifugal juicer, we weren’t surprised that it struggled to extract much juice from leafy greens. However, this fits the bill for those on a budget or looking for a compact machine perfect for small quantities.
Read our full review: Bagotte DB-001 juicer
The attractive retro body on the Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer certainly looks good on the counter, but its basic functions are a little less luxurious. Designed to match Smeg’s iconic range of 1950s small and large appliances, this juicer has minimal accessories and lacks a froth separator.
In our tests, we found it was simple to use and, on the whole, produced clear, smooth juice from an array of fruit and vegetables. We were also impressed with the juice density regulation lever, which allows the thickness of the juice to be adjusted to your tastes.
While it may not be the most high-tech juicer on the market, it fits the bill if you want smooth juice and good looks from an appliance.
Read our full Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer review
Unlike the other juicers in our round-up, the Sage the 3X Bluicer Pro, known as the Breville the 3X Bluicer Pro in the US, doubles up as a blender which is helpful if you don’t have the space for two separate appliances.
In our tests, it came up top in speed, juicing an apple in an impressive 10 seconds, making it one of the fastest and most efficient juicers we’ve tested. In addition, we liked the informative LED control panel display that walks you through the controls and lets you adjust the speed – a feature we think is lacking on standard juicer appliances.
Like all centrifugal juicers, it struggled to juice leafy greens like spinach but worked well on harder fruits and veggies. However, in use, this is the noisiest juicer we’ve tested, and it’s bulky, so it requires a lot of storage space.
Read our full Sage 3X Bluicer Pro review
How we test juicers
To find the best juicers, we’ve spent hours in the kitchen putting the top models to the test to make a green juice from broccoli, celery, pears, and ginger, while also juicing carrots, oranges, and apples. As well as evaluating how smooth the drinks are and how fast they’re dispensed, we’re also looking for whether bitterness from the pith and pulp has tainted the taste of the juice, how much foam has been created in the drink and if there’s any remaining fresh produce in the appliance that hasn’t been juiced.
For each model, we rate how loud they are, how durable and easy to clean the body and parts are, if the chute is wide enough for whole fruits and vegetables, whether they need to be chopped before juicing, and if it splashes and drips during and after use.
How to choose the best juicer for you
What to consider when buying a juicer
As we’ve already mentioned, there are two types of juicers to choose from if you’re looking to invest in an appliance that can extract liquid from fruit and vegetables.
A centrifugal juicer uses a flat blade and spinning strainer to create fresh juice and works best on firmer fruits and veggies. They’re faster and more affordable than cold press juicers, but they’re noisier and create more heat which can break down the nutrients in the fruit quicker than slow juicers.
As the name suggests, a slow juicer takes time to break down fruit and vegetables to ensure that as many nutrients as possible are retained, and every drop of juice is extracted. They’re more expensive than a centrifugal juicer, but this can be cost-effective in the long run as you’ll get a higher juice yield.
Many juicers come with a range of different sized-strainers, which means you can control how much pulp, if any, is retained in the juice, and for those that dislike froth on freshly squeezed juice, look for models that include a froth separator. Some juicers even offer additional attachments so you can create nut butter, fresh pasta, grind coffee, and extract the juice. Also, consider the size of the juicer, where you’ll keep it, and any accessories it comes with, as well as how time-consuming it is to clean.
You may also be interested to read our thoughts on how healthy is using a juicer for a deep dive into this area.
Which type of juicer is best?
As we’ve already mentioned, there are two types of juicers on the market: centrifugal juicers and cold press juicers. This may leave you wondering which type of juicer is best.
Centrifugal juicers are more affordable than cold press juicers and are quicker at extracting juice. However, the blades they use to extract juice from fruit create heat, which can destroy the nutrients and minerals in the fruity liquid.
Cold press juicers do a better job of preserving the nutrients in the fruit juice as they grind and chew the fruit to extract the juice rather than blades that generate heat. However, this means the juicing process is slower than when using a centrifugal juicer and is more expensive.
You can find out in-depth how the two designs differ by reading Centrifugal juicers vs cold press juicers. Or, if you’ve already decided on a cold press juicer, hop over to our guide on how to use a cold press juicer for tons of tips and tricks.
Juicers vs blenders
Juicers have been designed to extract the liquid from fresh produce. As we’ve covered above, there are a few different types of juicers, and some use sharp blades to break down the fruits and veggies, whereas others slowly press the ingredients to release the liquid. Once the juice has been created, you’ll have the leftover parts of your produce.
Blenders work differently because rather than extracting juices, they break down the entire contents of the blending jug to create a smooth mixture and don’t leave anything behind. For a full round-up of the pros and cons of both juicers and blenders, head to our feature on Juicers vs blenders: what’s the difference?
How to clean a juicer
Cleaning a juicer isn’t always easy, especially as there are many small crevices where fruit or veggies can get stuck and start to build up. However, staying on top of the cleanliness of your juicer will help keep your juice tasting as fresh as possible while ensuring the machine is hygienic too.
You’ll need to clean all the removable parts off the machine in warm water and dish soap, scrub them with a cloth or brush where necessary, and use a spoon or a spatula to remove the pulp. Discover in-depth how to clean a juicer in our article.