6 of the best citrus juicers tried and tested

"Concentrate" on these best citrus juicers including manual and electric models

Cuisinart citrus juicer on countertop with glass of juice
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Investing in the best citrus juicer will help you streamline the juicing process. Soon enough you'll be making fresh orange juice, lemonade, cocktails, and more at home.

Find everything you need to know before purchasing a citrus juicer. We explain what to consider such as noise, material, and ease of cleaning. Plus, we'll help you figure out if a manual or electric option is best for you.

To find the best juicer for your home, we tested eight products from popular brands, with six making our list. After juicing dozens of oranges, carefully tracking the results, and upping our Vitamin C levels in the process, we found the best citrus juicers for delicious freshly squeezed juice.

6 of the best citrus juicer models

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Whether you want freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning, lemon juice for your hummus, or in need of refreshing lime juice for your margaritas — all of this can be achieved with a good citrus-juicing small kitchen appliance.

In each of the review listings below, we've included the price, type, and capacity so you can make the right decision based on your kitchen setup, budget, and abilities.

Citrus juicer reviews

What to consider

1. Manual or electric? When selecting a citrus juicer for your kitchen, you’ll want to think about how you plan to use it and how much you’re willing to spend. If you only ever juice one or two oranges (or other citrus fruits) at a time, a manual juicer is an efficient option that won’t cost too much. On the other hand, if you juice in bulk, a powerful electric juicer will make it quick and easy to juice dozens of pieces of fruit. However, these electric models tend to cost a bit more, and they’re also larger, taking up more space in your kitchen.  

2. How loud is it? Whether you're starting the day with a glass of OJ, or hosting guests, no one wants a juicer that's disruptive. Obviously, you won't have this problem with a manual juicer as it relies on elbow grease, but electric versions will have a motor that does make noise.

3. Ease of cleaning: No one wants sticky hands and worktops when preparing juice. So evaluate the design of the citrus juicer and see whether it has an easy-pour spout and removable parts that separate the juice from the pith, skin, pulp, and seeds. 

4. Material: As a society, we've become a lot more conscious of what our food-prepping tools are made from. If choosing something that's made from plastic, we'd sway towards the BPA-free kind. And, if you're going for glass, borosilicate glass tends to be stronger.

Other citrus juicers we reviewed

Not all of the citrus juicers that we reviewed made it to our "best" list. For the models we gave less than four stars, you can find what we thought about them here.

Where to buy a citrus juicer

Citrus juicers are a popular household item, not just in America, but across the globe. Here are some of the best places to buy one from:

How we test

A group shot of some of the best juicers

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To find the best citrus juicer, we bought several pounds of oranges and got to work juicing. After setting up each juicer, both testers used each one to extract the juice from three oranges, taking note of how much juice it yielded, how easy it was to use, and how well it removed pulp. They did this by weighing an orange on a kitchen scale, juicing the fruit, and then placing the spent rind onto the measuring appliance to see how much of the liquid they were able to extract. They also used each gadget to juice a lemon to get a sense of how well it works on other types of fruit. 

Camryn Rabideau using electric Cusinart juicer plugged into mains socket in kitchen to squeeze oranges

(Image credit: Future / Camryn Rabideau)

After they were done juicing, they cleaned each model, noting whether it needed to be hand-washed or could be run through the dishwasher. They also evaluated how much space each orange juicer took up in storage, as well as its weight and how easy it was to move around. 

How we picked

We picked the top products based on how easy the machines were to use, how much juice each juicer produced, and the overall performance of each one. We also considered the size, weight, materials, cost, and easy of cleaning of each machine. Only juicers that got four stars or more (out of five) made the final cut.

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Camryn Rabideau

Camryn is a freelance writer and product reviewer who has been testing small kitchen appliances (as well as other home goods) for several years. She’s tested everything from toasters to oil infusion machines, and she spent a few weeks drinking lots of orange juice when she was working on this buying guide.

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Christina Chrysostomou

Christina Chrysostomou is our acting head of ecommerce and tests the majority of our small kitchen appliances. She tested several citrus juicers and compared them on power, materials, ease of use, and ease of cleaning.

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Camryn Rabideau
Contributing Reviews Editor

Camryn Rabideau is a writer and product reviewer specializing in home and kitchen products. In her five years as a product tester, she's tested hundreds of items first-hand, including many, many kitchen appliances for Real Homes, and also works on our sister brand, Homes & Gardens. Camryn does her product testing from her small homestead in beautiful Rhode Island. Her work appears in publications such as Forbes, USA Today, The Spruce, Food52, and more. When she’s not tinkering around with the latest home gadgets, she spends her time tending to her animals, working in her garden, or crafting.

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