Looking for the best juicer? With centrifugal and masticating designs, these juicers are perfect for extracting all the fibre and nutrients from fruits and vegetables, so it's only right that they'd be at the top of your New Year wishlist.
The best juicer is perfect for injecting some more healthy fruits and vegetables into your diet, and our top picks from NutriBullet, Philips, Sage, and Braun all come with smart designs that are easy to use and to clean. People often buy the best juicer because they want to take their health more seriously, but you could also be shopping for a juicer to make fresh orange or apple juice to treat yourself with breakfast. Once you've made your own juice, you'll never want to go back to shop-bought options.
We've tried and tested many of the best juicers on the market from Hurom, Sage, Philips, NutriBullet, and Smeg. We're bringing you our tried and tested top ten for those who want a serious masticating juicer that will slow juice carrots, apples, celery, and even ginger, or some budget-friendly centrifugal juicers that will mimic the best blender when shredding and straining fruits and vegetables in no time.
The 10 best juicers
We had a very positive with the Nutribullet Centrifugal Juicer when testing. The recipe book makes life very easy indeed and gives you a good idea of which of the two speed settings to use with which produce. For those who hate food waste (we're right there with you) there are also recipes designed to make the most of pulp when you're done juicing -- a lovely touch!
The juicer slots together easily and is locked into place by a metal clamp. Then, it's just a case of switching into the right mode and adding your produce. We found that the 3-inch chute reduced the amount of prep required, which was handy.
Your pulp will end up in the exterior chamber that surrounds the juicing column. This fills up after making two juices or so, so prepare to empty it if you want to make large volumes.
We've tried this one hands-on. The Philips Viva Cold Press Masticating Slow Juicer is one of the best slow juicers you can buy for the money, with an unconventional design that takes up minimal space in the kitchen and comes apart easily for a 90-second clean (or a cycle in the dishwasher, if you wish).
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.
The best juicers can set you back £300, or more! With the Stellar Electricals Juice Extractor you'll be able to get that same homemade juice but with a lower cost. When we put this one to the test we were very impressed with the design, which locks together easily and comes apart in seconds for rinsing.
Cleaning is a pain, as with any centrifugal juicer, but some of the parts can go in the dishwasher which makes life a little easier.
For the price we were impressed with the juice output, which was only slightly less in volume than the Philips cold press. It is a noisy option though, so keep that in mind if you like your juice early in the morning.
We tried the Sage The 3X Bluicer hands-on and it really impressed us with its speedy juicing and low-effort design. The chute is very wide, which meant it was easy to put in even large apples whole. It juices very fast indeed, and all the juice can go directly into the blending jug.
You need to lock on the blending or juicing attachment using a sturdy lever, and it's easy to switch between both attachments. The idea is that you can blend drinks with fresh juice to add an injection of flavor and make fruity cocktails.
The buttons allow you to make a Green Smoothie, Smoothie, Frozen Cocktail, or Ice Crush. With a smart display, you can flick through from soft to firm fruits and vegetables to adjust the juicing setting.
Our US-based editor Jaclyn reviewed the Hurom HP Slow Juicer, which is predominantly available stateside but can be also found on Amazon in the UK. In short, she was a huge juicer convert.
In testing the Hurom HP Slow Juicer was able to extract a generous amount of juice by mimicking the action of hand-juicing with its ultra-slow 43RPM. It doesn't make juice instantly, but it does extract all the nutrients you could hope to gain from your fruits and veggies.
This juicer is also almost silent when running, which is a huge win for morning juices without disturbing kids or even neighbours.
We adored the Smeg Citrus Juicer in testing. It looks beautiful and can even be paired with a kettle and toaster for a complete breakfast set. To use it you just need to plug the juicer in and press down on the reamer with your halved citrus fruit for it to start spinning and extracting juice.
The process is very satisfying and fun for kids and adults, and you can click down the side spout to start filling a glass.
After use simply remove the reamer and strainer attachments and pop them in the dishwasher. Cleaning is easy, and so is storage. The juicer weighs only 2kg, so it's very easy to store if you don't have counter space. The base has plenty of room to store the long cord.
If you want the best centrifugal 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.
The Braun Multiquick 7 Juicer is a highly rated option by online reviewers, who say it's well worth the investment.
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.
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.
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 Nutribullet Juicer. 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.