Best juicer 2021: from cold press to centrifugal

Our top 5 best juicers you can buy right now, including slow and centrifugal juicers from NutriBullet, Smeg, Ninja, and more

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Whether you’re on a detox or simply craving some fresh-squeezed fruit juice, the best juicers will be able to transform anything from oranges to celery into vitamin and fiber-packed glasses of goodness. 

Some of the juicers in our guide have large feeders which means you won’t even have to slice up produce before juicing it. To save space in smaller kitchens, we’ve also reviewed some great compact juicers which can be easily stored and set up when needed.

Many of the models in our best juicers guide 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. For juice cleanses and detoxing, some people prefer cold press, or masticating juicers. This is because they retain nutrients and vitamins more easily due to the process of first crushing the fruits before squeezing them. The best blenders can also be a great option for maximizing fiber.

Here are our 5 best juicers money can buy: 

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1. NutriBullet NBJ50200 Juicer Pro

Best juicer overall: there's no need to pre-cut your fruit and veg, the NutriBullet Juicer can turn anything into a refreshing drink

Specifications
Best for: High-quality, efficient juicing on-the-go
Power: 1000W
Size: 27oz.
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Centrifugal or Masticating: Centrifugal
Reasons to buy
+Getting the most out of every single ingredient +Large chute+Large batches that can be stored up to 49 hours 
Reasons to avoid
- Bulky

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 3in. 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 27oz. juice pitcher can seal right up to store for up to 48hours — making tomorrow morning almost as smooth as this juice. NutriBullet NBJ50200 Juicer Pro

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2. Humron H-AA Slow Juicer

Best investment juicer: the machine that's worth every single cent

Specifications
Best for: Investment
Power: 150W
Size: 10oz
Dishwasher safe: No
Centrifugal or Masticating: Masticating
Reasons to buy
+The H-AA rotates at a speed of just 43 revolutions per minute+Versatile and offers full control+Unique low-speed +Works on fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and soybeans to create nutritious juices, milk, tofu, and more+Can make ice cream
Reasons to avoid
-Higher price point

When it comes to the best investment juicer on the market, this Humron H-AA Slow Juicer Juicer ranks in our top slot. This juicer turns to a streamlined design that focuses on 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 150watts that strays for traditional centrifugal juicers. Instead of shredding fruits and vegetables — due to high-speed blades — this magnificent machine relies on a natural motion —of 43revolitions per minute and a Slow Speed Technology — to minimize the damage to ingredients while keeping Its natural taste and nutritional value intact. 

One of the most standout features of this juicer would be its control lever. When paired with the fine and coarse strainers, it allows you to 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 easily use this machine on fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, nuts, and soybeans to create nutritious juices o a regular basis and it doesn't end there. You can also make milk, tofu and there's even the ability to create ice cream with any frozen ingredients, too. Making this juicer worth the investment.  

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3. Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro

Best juicer for affordable slow juicing: produces healthy drinks in true slow style

Specifications
Best for: Price
Power: 200W
Size: 1L
Dishwasher safe: Yes
Centrifugal or Masticating: Centrifugal
Reasons to buy
+Reasonably priced+Super easy to use+QuickClean in 1 minute
Reasons to avoid
-Small chute

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 pulp. 

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5. Smeg Citrus Juicer

Best citrus juicer: lovely to look at and easy to use

Specifications
Best for: Citrus juice
Size: n/a
Dishwasher safe: Parts
Type: Citrus
Reasons to buy
+Comes in a range of colours+Beautifully easy to use+Dishwasher safe parts+Makes extraction easy+Compact design
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive for what it does

The Smeg Citrus Juicer is seriously beautiful. It's made of die-cast aluminium 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 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, 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 the best toasters from Smeg for a complete set. 

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5. Omega NC1000HDS Juicer

Best juicers for extracting nutrients: a gentler way of making your morning juice

Specifications
Best for: Extracting nutrients
Power: 200W
Size: 37oz.
Dishwasher safe: No
Centrifugal or Masticating: Masticating
Reasons to buy
+ Retains more nutrients than centrifugal machines + Less likely to form froth 
Reasons to avoid
- Slow- Very big

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 flavor and at this price, you really can’t go wrong. 

Things to consider when looking for the best juicers on the market: 

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.

Price

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. 

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 juicers worth their salt should be able to handle even tough veg, such as raw carrots. 

Size

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.

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. 

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. 

The centrifugal force of 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 guy) and one that uses mastication – that’s mimicking the way our teeth chew to you and us. 

Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano joins the Real Homes team as their U.S. E-commerce Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY-project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins. Find her on Instagram at @Rammmyyy.