6 of the best orange juicers for making freshly-squeezed OJ at home

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

A KitchenAid juicer on pink background with sliced oranges
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This page was last updated on 11 December 2023. We updated the 'Where to buy' section to include 20+ retailers to provide you with more stores to shop for an orange juicer.

Investing in the best orange juicer will help you streamline the juicing process, making it much faster and easier to squeeze every last drop out of your favorite fruits. If you squeeze a lot of oranges and other citrus fruits — whether for fresh juice or cooking — you know that it can be tough on your hands.

There are a few types of orange juicers available nowadays, including manual and electric models. With a manual option, you provide the manpower, pushing the citrus onto the reamer and rotating the fruit to extract juice, while electric models have spinning reamers that do most of the work for you. There are also handheld citrus juicers that simply squeeze the fruit, but these tend to be too small for oranges, so we didn’t include any in our testing. 

To find the best juicer for your home, we tested six products from popular brands. After juicing dozens of oranges, carefully tracking the results, and upping our Vitamin C levels in the process, we found the best orange juicers for delicious freshly-squeezed juice that hasn't been sat on the bottle, or the shelf.

6 of the best orange 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. And, with the holidays approaching, who can resist a made-to-order mimosa?

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

Orange juicer reviews

What to consider before buying an orange juicer?

1. Manual or electric? When selecting an orange 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 orange 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 orange juicers we reviewed

Not all of the orange 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.


What happens if I blend oranges?

Blending oranges is a viable alternative to juicing them. To ensure the smoothest finish, you might consider peeling the skin and removing as much white pith as possible. Nutritionally, you may even benefit from drinking insoluble fiber. Don't worry, this isn't as scary as it is. It basically means that it'll keep your gut healthy, and your uh, bowel movements regular.

Which orange varieties are best for juicing?

While PepsiCo-owned Tropicana® uses Valencia oranges, Navel oranges are easy to find in your greengrocer or supermarket. For visual and aesthetic appeal, try juicing Blood Oranges when they are in season. They can often be found from December through to April. Naturally, seeds take up space within the fruit, so if you're looking for high yields of juice, you may want to choose a seedless variety.

Should you microwave lemons before juicing?

The reason why some people microwave lemons (for around 20 seconds) is that it can make juicing them a little easier.

Can you buy a 2-in-1 juicer and blender?

Not all of us have the space to store a separate juicer and blender, though we might need both appliances at one time. We get that. You can indeed buy a 2-in-1 juicer and blender which can make smoothies and orange juice.

Here are some of our favorite juicers, priced low-high:

2-in-1 juicers and blenders

Where to buy an orange juicer

Orange 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

(Image credit: Future / Camryn Rabideau)

To find the best orange juicer, we bought several pounds of oranges and got to work juicing. Our freelance contributing editor, Camryn Rabideau helped us do the majority of the work, but our acting head of ecommerce, Christina Chrysostomou also had an opportunity to test one orange juicer in the Future Plc test kitchen, based in the United Kingdom.

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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.

Camryn does her product testing from her small homestead in beautiful Rhode Island. 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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Christina Chrysostomou

Christina Chrysostomou is our acting head of ecommerce and tests the majority of our small kitchen appliances. Her Greek Cypriot heritage means that she's always juicing lemons (either by hand or using a juicer). Her favorite things to make are homemade hummus, and Greek egg-lemon avgolemono soup. And nothing beats a Greek salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil and a healthy splash of lemon juice. Her favorite cocktails happen to be Margaritas and Caipirinhas (both happen to contain lime juice!)

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

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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 Mainstay juicer to squeeze oranges

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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. 

Verve Mexican juicer in Future test kitchen in Reading

(Image credit: Future / Christina Chrysostomou)

If you've decided you want a healthy beverage with all the 'bits' in, buying one of the best blenders might be the better option for you, as it includes more pulp (and fiber) in the final result. Our guide has a real mix of models including handheld, portable, and large-capacity appliances for smoothies, shakes, and, even soups!

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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