Hate the texture of fruit and veg but know you need them to stay healthy? Juicing might just be the solution for you. By making your own juices, you know that no nasty extras are being added to your healthy morning drink, and what’s more, it’s fun coming up with new and different flavour combinations to enjoy and share. Our guide to the 5 best juicers is designed to help to to take the first step. Getting healthy has never been this fun!
Deciding to start juicing is the first step to a healthier you, but choosing a juicer to begin your journey with can be a daunting task. Some models work better for leafy greens, some for fruit and veg, there are centrifugal juicers and masticating juicers and it can all get a little confusing.
Not only that, but with so many different makes and models to choose from, you need to be sure that you buy the right one for you and your home, but never fear, we’re here to help! We chose our favourite juicers and reviewed them so you don’t have to!
Don’t forget to check out our handy Buyers Guide for all the jargon and features explained!
If you’re in a rush, just check out the comparison table below for an overview of each juicer in our list.
First up, we have the Aicok Juice Extractor. This model is both powerful and compact, allowing you to juice whole fruit and veg without the need for slicing beforehand. With a 450ml juice container and large chute this modern looking machine will fit right in to any kitchen big or small.
The 1600ml pulp collector means that you don’t need to worry about the fruit and veg clogging up the system and when you’ve finished, you need only put the containers in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
The Aicok Juice Extractor has 2 speed settings so you can juice soft leafy greens and hard fruits such as kale, spinach and apples using the fast speed or to get the maximum juice out of softer fruits such as peaches and plums using the slower setting.
This model doesn’t operate unless the safety latch is in place, so you won’t end up with fruit and veg all over your kitchen or get hurt by the spinning blades.
Even better, this has won our “Best Budget Juicer” title, making it perfect for even the lowest of budgets.
This is one for the citrus lovers. A 30 watt electrical juicer with a 1L juice capacity, this device will provide your entire family with delicious morning orange juice, fast! The Black+Decker CJ625 has adjustable pulp control so you can decide how much, if any pulp you want in your juice.
If you have a juice recipe you want to make, the juice container has handy measurements on the side so you know exactly how much juice you have, and the easy pour spout makes it almost impossible to spill a drop of your freshly squeezed juice.
Dishwasher safe, this model is easy to clean and with an area for cord storage, you needn’t worry about the cable looking messy in your cupboards.
When not in use, there is a storage cover included to ensure that it remains clean and free from dust or damage, so there is no need to clean it again before the next use.
There’s no doubt about it, the Breville BJE430SIL looks impressive, and with a 2 litre juice capacity, 2 speed settings and cold spin technology, this might just be one of the most impressive juicers on the market.
Make vast quantities of juice at once so you can store it for use at a later date or serve juice to all your family at once, no need for doing lots of separate batches, the 2 litre container has you covered.
This model has no issues with even the toughest of vegetables, with an 850-watt motor that generates up to 13000 rpm, your juice is perfect and ready in just seconds.
With its sleek design and silver and black colour scheme, the Breville BJE430SIL would be a stylish and healthy addition to any kitchen.
An affordable yet high power choice, the BELLA 13694 sports a stylish black and silver body with the ability to hold 1 litre of juice.
No need to worry about the machine slipping when in operation, as this model has non slip pads on its feet to ensure that this is never a problem. The 1,000-Watt, Two-Speed Motor makes light work of even the toughest fruits and vegetables. Even better, this model has a wide feed tube so you can even put your apples in whole, meaning less washing up!
Detachable dishwasher safe parts make this model particularly easy to clean and maintain, and the pulp container is removable, making getting those last little bits of pulp out even easier.
In case you were struggling for inspiration, the BELLA 13694 even comes complete with recipes.
Possibly the most majestic model on the list, we had to include the Omega J8004. This dream machine is not only a fantastic juicer, but will also make nut butters, such as peanut butter, baby food, dips, such as salsa, milks such as almond or soy milk, and will even make spaghetti or breadsticks in seconds. Not only this, but the Omega J8004 is even capable of grinding your coffee beans and spices, as well as mincing herbs and garlic.
This truly is the best machine on our list, it seems a shame to simply call the Omega J8004 a juicer, since it has so many other functions, however, with juicing in mind it has the ability to squeeze all the juice out of fruits and vegetables, whilst ensuring that their nutritional value remains and pure colours are not compromised. Furthermore, after the fruit has been squeezed, the pulp then goes into a second stage, ensuring that every drop of juice is extracted for maximum efficiency.
Easy to clean and maintain, the Omega J8004 is the ultimate kitchen gadget.
Does a lot more than just juices – spaghetti, peanut butter, dips etc
So you’ve decided to dive into the world of juicing, but you’re still not sure what some of the jargon means, or what features are available? We’ve put together a buyers guide to help you to fully understand what you want and need from your juicer, so you can be sure that you’re making the most informed decision and can purchase the right model for you.
Make sure you get a juicer not a blender!
You wouldn’t be the first to make this mistake, juicers and smoothie makers (or blenders) are completely different! Whilst a juicer squeezes and extracts only the juice, filtering out the pulp, smoothie makers and blenders simply liquefy the whole fruit or vegetable. The result is a much thicker drink which, whilst also can be nice, may be a bit of a shock if you just wanted a glass of pulp free orange juice!
Masticating vs Centrifugal
Centrifugal juicers are definitely a good place to start if you are a newbie. With a lower price and often dishwasher safe parts, they make juicing easy and affordable. Centrifugal models often have multiple speeds for different types of produce and the size of the feeder tube can vary, so depending on the size you could potentially juice whole fruits and vegetables without the need to chop them first.
Centrifugal juicers have pulp collectors and you need to decide what type of collector you want, we recommend an external collector because that way if you are planning to make a lot of juice you won’t need to take your device apart in order to empty the contents of the pulp collector, simply empty the external collector and continue.
Often more compact, the centrifugal models are easy to store, and with some models even having compartments for the cable, they won’t make a mess of your cupboards.
Masticating juicers are really a step up from centrifugal juicers. They require a bigger budget and more patience, but the end results are worth it. On average, masticating juicers manage to squeeze more juice out of your produce, so that you won’t need to use as much in order to make the same amount of juice, saving you money in the long run. They also function much more quietly than the average centrifugal machine.
These types of juicers do take longer to deliver the results however, which is how they earned their other name as “slow juicers”. Masticating juicers can often do more than just juice however, with some having the ability to make pasta, nut butters and even milks such as almond or soy milk.
Another advantage that the masticating models have over the centrifugal models, is its ability to juice wheatgrass and other such produce which centrifugal juicers often cannot do.
Masticating models are a really good kitchen gadget, and if you are likely to use your machine often for more than just its juicing abilities, then spending a little more on one might be the right choice for you.
Unfortunately, though useful in many ways, masticating juicers are often not dishwasher friendly, and so you may have to spend a little extra time to make sure it is thoroughly cleaned by hand.
Perhaps one of the most desirable features in any food related machine is the ability to break it down into parts and put it in the dishwasher to save on washing up time.
Most centrifugal juicers have dishwasher safe parts, whereas masticating juicers often need to be washed by hand.
All juicers need to be washed after every use in order to avoid buildup and clogging.
Feeder tube size
The feeder tube is where you put the produce that you want to juice. Different makes and models have varying sizes of feeder tube, so it’s best to check the sizes before you buy. If your machine has a small feeder tube, then you will have to chop up your produce before you put it into the machine, however larger feeder tubes are often able to handle produce whole, which minimises time taken and washing up.
Masticating models all tend to have smaller feeder tubes and therefore need the produce to be chopped before the process can begin. They are also prone to clogging and it is therefore vital to ensure that you thoroughly clean the machine after each use and do not overload it.
That concludes our guide to the 5 Best Juicers 2017. We hope you enjoyed the reviews and have a better understanding of the different models and their features from our buyers guide. Feel free to comment, we’d love to hear what you thought of the list or even share some of your own knowledge to help other people make the right choice!
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