Having a juicer on your worktop and using it can help you finally get a few veggies in (with a tasty green juice, obvs). Equally, they're great for making an extra-bougie brunchtime mimosa with freshly-squeezed OJ. Regardless of what you're feeling like, these machines can crush anything from oranges to celery in no time at all.
Not to be confused with an orange juicer — though a lot of them can squeeze your oranges to perfection — a juicer is specially designed to be versatile. Some of the juicers we feature up ahead have large feeders, which means you won’t even have to slice your fruit and veggies beforehand. For space efficiency in compact kitchens, we also made sure to include some smaller options that can be easily stored on your worktop or in a kitchen cupboard.
You'll find that all of the juicers below have been reviewed by a Real Homes editor or freelancer. Oh, and if you're more of a smoothie kinda person, we've also been hard at work reviewing a bunch of blenders.
The best juicers you can buy — according to our experts
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Before we get into it: Many of the models below are centrifugal juicers, which powerfully compress ingredients with a metal blade and pump pulp and foam into a separate compartment to create smooth and delicious juice. But if you're all about retaining those vitamins, you'll prefer a cold press or masticating juicer. These crush your fruit and veggies first before squeezing them.
Smaller surface area = bigger return on nutrient investment.
For maximum juice and minimal fuss, there's no better option than the NutriBullet NBJ50200 Pro Juicer. It's strategically designed with three precision speeds and paired to perfection with a high-torque motor to give users full control. You can ramp it up to full force — and enjoy its "turbo speed" feature on the days you're short on time — or slow it down and enjoy the juicing process. Either way, you never have to worry about missing a drop, thanks to its no-drip spout.
More favorable than that is the 3-inch feed chute and dual-sized food pusher. It can easily accommodate both wide and narrow fruits and vegetables, so you can make the most out of each and every ingredient.
Plus, if you happen to find that you are left with extras at the end? The juice pitcher can seal right up to store for up to 48 hours — making tomorrow morning almost as smooth as this juice.
The Smeg Citrus Juicer is seriously beautiful. It's made of die-cast aluminum and comes with dishwasher-safe Tritan parts.
You simply press down on the reamer and click the spout towards your cup to start juicing. The juicer effectively removes the juice from oranges, lemons, and limes, so whether you like a morning drink or you just want an easier way to get some juice for your cocktails and mocktails, it's a top pick.
The juicer comes in a range of colors, so it's also a lovely addition to your kitchen counters. Pair it with a matching toaster from Smeg for a complete set.
The Sage 3X Bluicer is so much more than a juicer. This is a do-it-all drinks station for fresh juice, milkshakes, smoothies, and even frozen cocktails. In addition to drinks, the blender will also cover all your blending needs. This includes ice cream, pasta sauces, dips — even chopped nuts. But all this functionality comes with a hefty price tag. If you can get past these issues, it’s a great multi-purpose drinks maker.
If we're honest, it's catered more towards smoothie lovers than juice enthusiasts as it doesn't squeeze as much out as the best orange juicer might, for example. But if you want the best of both worlds, this centrifugal "bluicer" with cold spin technology is a hardworking machine and a great multipurpose kitchen gadget that saves having to buy two separate appliances. Nonetheless, be warned: It is bulky, so if you're weighing up a blender vs. juicer to economize on space — you might be disappointed.
Speed-wise, it's a rapid gadget that can crush four apples in as little as 40 seconds. And you can juice the same quantity of oranges in two-thirds of that time. But be aware that for both variants, you won't get juice that's 100% smooth.
As well as having an auto-clean program, all parts (bar the pusher) are good to go into the dishwasher. Hand cleaning is just as easy, so you have three options when it comes to de-gunking it after use.
When it comes to the best investment juicer on the market, this Humron H-AA Slow Juicer ranks in our top slot. This juicer has a sleek design with smooth curves that gradually become slimmer towards the back. Making any of the three available shades — rose gold, matte, or white — ideal options that can seamlessly pair with your current kitchen decor.
More impressively, it highlights a revolutionary H-AA system, which includes 120 AC voltage and 150 watts that strays from traditional centrifugal juicers. Instead of shredding fruits and vegetables — due to high-speed blades — this magnificent machine relies on a natural motion of 43 revolutions per minute and Slow Speed technology to minimize the damage to ingredients while keeping the natural taste and nutritional value intact.
One standout feature of this juicer would be its control lever. When paired with the fine and coarse strainers, you can control the amount of pulp on a case-by-case basis.
Undoubtedly, this juicer was built for versatility and the proof is in the pudding. Users can put fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and soybeans through this machine to create nutritious juices, alternative milks, and tofu. There's even the ability to create ice cream with any frozen ingredients, too, making this juicer worth the investment.
The Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro is one of the most reasonably priced juicers on the market, especially as it's cold press. Slow juicers are designed to extract all of the goodness out of fruit and vegetables, and we found in testing that three adjustable filters all gave us varying levels of pulp.
The removable parts are dishwasher-safe, and it's easy to take apart and reassemble. There are also included brushes to remove pulp and flesh from the elements that can't go in the dishwasher. It's thoughtfully designed, but we found it hard to get much juice out of our fruits. What we did get was a lot of wet pulp, which indicated that it didn't quite extract as much as it could have — affordable or not.
Which other juicers have we tested?
Philips Viva Cold Press Masticating Slow Juicer | Available at Amazon
With the Philips Viva Cold Press Masticating Slow Juicer, we were able to juice apples whole thanks to the 70mm feeding chute, and it is clear to see that you get far more pulp and fibre when using this cold press juicer than a centrifugal option. While the litre juice container is useful for large tasks, it's a shame the pulp collector is so small. We found that it required emptying a few times when making juice in bulk. Our pulp also felt a little damp when we made celery shots, but we did find that we weren't able to extract more than a few drops surplus from the pulp. To find out more, read our Philips Viva Cold Press Masticating Slow Juicer review.
If sold out on Amazon, try Currys.
Real Homes rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Magic Bullet Mini Juicer | View at Amazon
Though marketed as a small juicer, this miniature centrifugal machine definitely makes itself heard noise-wise. And, while it works well on soft ingredients, if you're looking to blitz leafy greens like spinach or kale, you might want to consider a different option. Don't get us wrong, it's under $60 and great for small countertops or if you're just beginning your juicing journey, but for hardcore swiggers, this may not be the first on your wishlist. All of its parts are dishwasher-safe, too. We've squeezed all the other juicy bits into our Magic Bullet Mini Juicer review.
Real Homes rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Real Homes review process — How we review juicers
We compare these juicers side-by-side in our test kitchen so you don't have to have several tabs open in search of the best buy. It also beats getting out of your jammies and shopping in-store. Here are some of the things we'll look out for:
There's no point investing in a juicer if a) it can't fit on your worktop and b) it's a workout to put away. We'll look at whether it can be taken apart to fit in a small cupboard, or if it can be tucked in the corner of your countertop.
Our team will assess how much juice can be held in the compartment before it needs to be decanted into a cup or glass. A higher volume is generally better as you will have a relatively seamless juicing experience without stopping and starting the machine.
Ease of cleaning
It can be sticky business trying to clean a juicer, given that you're left with pulp and liquid that turns syrupy if not washed off effectively. Then, of course, there may be blades that can be dangerous to handle and handwash. We'll look at how easy the machine is to disassemble and whether any of the components are suitable for the dishwasher.
The main objective of a good juicer is to squeeze as much of the water content out of the fruit/veggies as possible. Ideally, the drier the pulp — the better. You can then dispose of this in the trash, use it as composting material, or add fiber to muffins, cakes, and flapjacks. Many of our reviewers have a set of scales on hand to measure produce before and the resulting pulp after to calculate the yield.
Meet our juicer reviewers below:
Millie is head of reviews at Real Homes. As part of her former role as small appliances editor, she reviewed the Smeg Citrus Juicer and the Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro in her small London kitchen. Although she rarely makes juice from home, she loved the Smeg Citrus Juicer for its gorgeous design and ease of use and recommends the Ninja Cold Press as a budget-friendly juicer for health-conscious shoppers.
Helen is a freelance contributor who trained as a home economist naturally made her the perfect candidate to test the Nutribullet Juicer Pro, Breville 3X Bluicer, and the Hurom H-AA slow juicer. She awarded the first five stars out of five!
6 things to consider when buying a juicer
If you're in the market for the best juicer for the family then there are a few elements that you'll need to consider before buying.
1. How much do you have to spend?
Juicers, because of their advanced technology, tend to be a little (or a lot) on the expensive side. Be careful to consider style and performance when you select the best juicer for you.
2. Don't forget about power
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 quality juicers should be able to handle even tough veggies, such as raw carrots.
3. Where will you store your new juicer?
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.
4. Is bigger better?
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 share.
5. Is it dishwasher-safe?
It can be a pain 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.
6. 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, which mimics the way our teeth chew.
Want more? Watch our short video below for more juicer buying advice.