If you enjoy drinking fresh fruit juices, then the best juicer is all you need so you can start making your fave fruit (and / or veg) concoctions from home.
While keeping the pulp in when making a juice drink is in-line with 'doctor's orders' as it holds many of the nutrients, a juicer does the opposite, and separates the fibre from the fruit and veg to ensure a smoother result. However, it's a different ball game entirely if you simply just don't like juice with bits in, or you're using non-organic fruit or veg which will contain residues of agrochemicals. In that case, a juicer is ideal, as it'll separate those pesticides and herbicides from the finished product so that you don't consume them.
In this guide we've selected our top five picks based on functionalities, capacity, price (and more) to help you hone in on the best juicer option for you. Prefer an appliance which is a little more versatile? No worries: read our best food processor guide for more blending options.
Our pick of the best juicers for 2020
If you want a decent juicer, make sure you keep an eye out for the wattage, and this one has plenty. Combining power and innovative design, this machine has the capacity to juice anything from fruit with rind to spinach leaves. If you can’t leave for work without your morning juice, this juicer takes no less more than 10 minutes to grind up the perfect drink to a consistency of your choice. Once you’re done, remove the pulp then chuck all the removable parts in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
- Buy the Braun J700 Multiquick 7 Juicer
For maximum juice and minimal fuss, there's no other option than the Sage Nutri Juicer. You can fit an entire apple down the 88mm extra large feeding tube, which shortens prep time and reduces oxidisation, and the three pre-programmed speed settings let you select the speed for hard or soft fruit or veg. It boasts Cold Spin Technology which ensures little, or no, increase to the temperature which protects all the fruit and veggie goodness. And there's a lot of goodness too; the 2 litre capacity has plenty of refreshing drink to go around the household.
The best part, is that all of the pieces are dishwasher-friendly, meaning there's minimal washing up, and you can enjoy your juice straight away. We think this is the best juicer you can spend your money on.
For those who are on a budget or can't see themselves digging out their juicer more than once or twice a month, this is easily the best juicer for you. You can throw whole fruit down the tube, as long as the skins you don't want to eat are removed, and it has two different settings: one for hard food and another for softer items. There's a removable 2.8 litre pulp container which is handily huge, meaning you won't have to keep emptying and changing it, and the best part is that it's easy to use. Our only complaint is that high starch or fibre content fruit or veg such as mangos and bananas are best left non-juiced, as the machine struggles with items which have low water content and it'll just clog the sieve, in turn making more of a cleaning job for you.
- Buy the Cookworks Whole Fruit Juicer
This juicer from Philips will unlock all the goodness, freshness and nutrients of the fruits (and veggies) so you can enjoy a delicious drink with minimum wastage. The juicer uses MicroMasticating tech to squeeze the maximum amount of juice out of the fresh ingredient so you'll end up with 90% of it back in the glass. All your favourite fruits, vegetables and even starch fresh ingredients, such as ginger, can be juiced. The best bit? It has a pre-clean function which kicks in during each juice to squeeze out any goodness left behind, whilst cleaning the inside of the machine too.
- Buy the Philips HR1947/31 Avance Collection Cold Press Juicer
If you’re looking to get the most juice for the amount of fruit you put in, this juicer does the job nicely. While running slower than a centrifugal juicer, the way in which the device grinds and clenches the contents releases as much juice as possible without damaging the nutrients within it. If you like to juice wheatgrass and other fiddly ingredients like nuts, this machine does an efficient and quiet job of processing them. The kind of juice you create using a masticating juicer, for the juice pro, will have a slightly richer flavour and at this price, you really can’t go wrong.
- Buy the ElectriQ HSL600 Horizontal Slow Masticating Juicer
How to buy the best juicer
Where to buy the best juicer
If you're in the market for the best juicer for the family then there are a few elements which you'll need to consider before buying.
Juicers, because of their advanced technology, lean a little (or a lot) towards the expensive side. Be careful to consider style and performance when you select the best juicer for you.
High power doesn't necessarily mean better; some juicers may have several power settings, which is great if you're going to be using your juicer a lot and experimenting with different ingredients; that said, most juicers worth their salt should be able to handle even tough veg, such as raw carrots.
How much space do you have on your worktop or in your cupboard for a juicer? Some can be bulky so check the proportions when considering capacity.
It's worth considering how much juice you're going to be making at one time, whether it be one glass for yourself in the morning or a whole jug to serve the family. Can the juicer you're considering cope with family-sized portions? For smaller households, juicers such as the Braun Multiquick 5 Juicer are ideal for popping pieces of fruit through the juicer one at a time.
Is it dishwasher-safe?
It can be a fiddle to clean a juicer, so those with a dishwasher will be happy to know that the majority of juicers have dishwasher-safe parts, but always check before you buy.
Centrifugal force or mastication?
Probably not your first thought, but it's worth knowing if you want to ensure you’re left with a silky smooth juice to have alongside your morning bowl of cereal. Our list features two types of juicer - one that uses centrifugal force (think back to your science lessons on this one guys) and one that uses mastication – that’s mimicking the way our teeth chew to you and us.
What is the best juicer?
To recap...if you're after the best juicer, in our opinion, we wouldn't hesitate to buy the Sage Nutri Juicer Cold XL. It has a large capacity, it can take whole fruit and it has some nifty tech which will keep your fruit juice at a stable temperature. The other nice aspect of this juicer is that if you don't get round to drinking all of it in one sitting, the sealed lips will keep it fresher for longer.