Centrifugal juicers are one of the most common types, and utilize a spinning blade to chop up fruits and vegetables much like a blender. Unlike a blender, though, the resulting juice is funneled into a different container from the pulp.
“Masticating juicers mash the meats of the produce along with the juice in the same manner we use our teeth to chew, resulting in pulp-filled juices made from both fruits and vegetables,” explains Aimee Aristotelian, RD, a nutritionist and author of The Whole Pregnancy. Because the cold pressed method produces less heat, a big benefit of masticating juicers is that more nutrients are kept intact, resulting in a beverage that some experts believe to be healthier (“These juices are higher in fiber and essential micronutrients,” Aristotelian says).
If you choose a titrating juicer, the Tribes GSE-5000 Green star Elite Cold Press is the best of the best. It boasts 110 RPM cold press juice extraction technology and stainless steel twin gears to minimize nutrient oxidation.
And you'll get your money's worth, since you can also turn it into a food processor or add pasta nozzle attachments to make homemade noodles. The electric models simply use a larger, more efficient reamer to quickly extract juice from citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes.
There's also a “Final Spin” feature, which helps extract every last bit of juice from your fruit so there's zero waste. “I always thought that were for lazy people who didn't want to juice their own lemons,” writes one reviewer.
I bought this juicer after watching the Barefoot Contest on the Food Network use it in almost every episode, and now I know why.” But if you don't mind your juice on the thicker side, or you're usually whipping up fresh beverages for one, Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, recommends a NutriBullet.
“The advantage of choosing a high-powered blender over a juicer is you don’t leave any nutrients behind, and there is no pulp to discard,” she explains. Eating healthier doesn't have to require some rigid, miserable diet and counting calories in an app.
Blenders, air fryers, and juicers are simple appliance buys that can transform the way you eat. If you're big on the taste of fruits and veggies already, juicing is a great way to squeeze the most nutrients out of the stuff you already love.
(And if you're in the market for a Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Prime Day deal, it's helpful to know which devices are the best so when the sales start you'll know which one to buy.) This method generates basically no heat (AKA a cold-press juicer), so you don't have to worry about destroying any nutrients.
There are no blades, so instead of chopping things up the juicer will press the juice out of the fruits and vegetables. The idea is that because a slow juicer doesn't get hot, more of the nutrients stay intact since they haven't been “cooked” out.
Discover our picks for 11 of the best juicers on the market right now, and be sure to hit the gray arrow to read everything we have to say: Can make butters, not milk, and sorbets • Ultra-low speed pulls out healthy enzymes • Easy to assemble Expensive • Clunky and takes up a lot of counter space You won't find a better slow juicer than this Omega, which goes past juice to make sorbet or peanut butter.
), grind coffee beans, make pasta, frozen desserts, baby food... to be honest, we're not sure there's much it can't do. Additionally, its slow speed method makes for a super quiet juicing experience.
Though it comes with a heftier price tag than the JE98XL, the 800JEXL is called “elite” for a reason. Seville endearingly refers to this model as the “Rolls-Royce” of juicers, with its powerful 1000-watt motor and heavy grade die-cast metal body.
The gist: When it comes to quality juicing, Seville shines as a trusty manufacturer, which is why it's no surprise the JE98XL model is Amazon's Choice for best juicer.” Seville also claims that its patented Nutria Disc system extracts more nutrients than any other juicers, since it transfers minimum heat, protecting enzymes and allowing for maximum nutrient absorption.
Stand-out features: Extra-wide 3-inch feeder chute 850-watt dual-speed motor Patented Nutrition juicing system to get maximum nutrients 1-Liter juice jug with froth separator Overload protection LED Safety locking arm Amazon user BeachBaby57 writes: “I absolutely love this juicer, it is so fast to juice and simple clean up too.
I line the pulp container with a plastic produce bag and put my glass directly under the spout, so I have two fewer parts to clean. I also like that this juicer does not take up a lot of counter space, it's fairly compact compared to others I have researched.
Comes in a few colors • Single masticating auger and record-low 47 RPM • 10-year warranty • Very quiet • Tough on highly fibrous ingredients Heavy • Bad with whole fruits • Pulp container jams and needs to be cleaned often From mean green juice to coconut milk or salsa, this extra-slow juicer will be your new best friend. The gist: The whole “DIY healthy eating thing” is a great, but all the appliances required sure make for a lot of clutter.
We love a good 2-in-1 machine, and the Tribes Slow star Vertical Slow Juicer can get you cold-pressed juice plus sorbets, salsas, and so much more with a handy mixer attachment. One reviewer suggests going back and forth between wet and dry ingredients to keep the auger lubricated.
Standout features: Ultra-slow 47 RPM Single masticating auger Mincer/homogenizer attachment extends possibilities to salsa, frozen sorbets, nut butters, and more Yields more than many centrifugal juicers It is very powerful and produces the most juice compared to the other models in its class. It has a dual blade auger that just crushes large carrots, beats, and it also juices leafy greens like spinach and kale with ease.
It comes with an additional attachment to make fresh fruit sorbets and almond and other nut butters. Stylish design and pastel colors • Safety features including no blades • Effective on dry pulp Accessories have to be hand-washed • Challenging assembling/reassemble Beauty truly meets brawn with Huron's retro juicer that rocks a lowest-of-the-low RPM.
The HP Slow Juicer is a sturdy contender, made of impact-resistant, BPA-free materials to churn out your concoctions without worrying about it falling apart. The retro style is clearly the main selling point, so no one will blame you if you want to leave this sitting on your counter as decor.
If it is sitting out, you'll appreciate safety features like sensors that only allow it to operate if the chamber is 100% assembled. There's also a built-in cooling system with vents to prevent overheating, and the chute is designed to keep out small fingers.
Standout features Amazingly slow 43 PM Ejects pulp while it goes Can yield milks, sorbets, and even tofu Safety features to prevent overheating and small fingers in chute Amazon customer Nichole B. writes: “Perfect if you are looking for a quality juicer that is simple to clean and have limited counter space.
I live in an LA apartment and use this 5 days a week mostly for celery and carrot juice and it works great! Be sure to cut everything into small chunks to avoid clogging but if it does stop there is a reverse switch that fixes the problem quickly and efficiently.
This Hamilton Beach model sits on nearly every best juicers” list on the internet due to the fact that it's an easy in-and-out job. It cranks out 850 watts of power and has a 3-inch-wide chute that you can fit whole foods into (for example, a whole apple).
Stubborn veggies like celery or carrots may need to be chopped for an easier process, but that happens with even the most expensive machines. If you feel your counter vibrating, just know that even though it's annoying, it doesn't mean your juicer is about to explode.
Stand-out features: 800-watt motor Makes 24% more juice than competitors, apparently Extra-wide 3-inch chute Dishwasher safe and comes with patented Easy Sweep Cleaning Tool Amazon user Cynthia Maples Davis writes: “I am in love with this juicer.
The little pour spout, that the juice comes down, can be flipped up so the last few drops don't fall on the counter top. Specifically designed for stubborn veggies • Moderately priced • Slow-push process preserves nutrients • Smaller and lighter than it looks Time intensive • Can't juice fruits This hand-crank juicer is one of the best ways to turn leafy greens like kale, spinach, and wheatgrass into nutritious juice.
Stand-out features: Manual hand-crank method allows you to have a say in texture Maximum nutrients and enzyme preservation via cold-press processing Sturdy, quality manufacturing I love everything about this juicer (except maybe the extra time it takes to make all that juice from the leafy greens, but you know what, it's time well spent because it's SO relaxing watching healthy juice being created as you spin the lever).
Unlike the bigger, heavier juicers, these smaller pieces are so easy to wash and manage and store, light and small it all fits in a drawer and doesn't take up half of my cabinet space. Containers, then I freeze the spinach fiber in tablespoon sizes and throw in my smoothies (especially good with bananas) or in my soups/stocks/eggs.
The gist: Mini citrus juicers (the ones that look more like food processors) are cute and all, but having to push the fruit in takes too much effort for anything past a casual weekend lemonade. Shoving kale or apples in here is just going to get you a clogged machine and chunky results.
Adjustable pulp control • No learning curve • Convenient measuring marks on container • Container doubles as a pitcher Does require manual effort • Limited to citrus fruits All this mini (albeit slightly limiting) electric juicer takes is a slight push of your hand. The 32-ounce pitcher comes with convenient measurement marks and will make up to a quarter-gallon of the good stuff.
Stand-out features: Easy-pour spout Adjustable pulp control Pressure activated Unique rivets on the top of the feed tube help position and guide ingredients into the juicer well.
The juicer ’s dial is easy to use with helpful speed descriptors (slow for soft fruit, high for hard vegetables). The tool wipes away pulp from the inside, outside, and bottom of the cutting blade in one swipe, while protecting your fingers.
While the juicer was a little loud in our Lab tests, you can’t go wrong for the price, speed, and results. In addition to the new strainers and improved interior, this slow juicer comes with a double-sided cleaning brush that gets into all the crevices.
In our Lab's testing, this model made some freshest-tasting green juice and we loved that you can control the amount of pulp. It can accommodate large fruits and veggies in its larger section, and skinny, leafy greens in its smaller one.
It also has a large chute which encourages ingredients to feed themselves into the auger with little help from the pusher. Our favorite part is it comes in pink, mint or white, perfect for adding a pop of color to your day.
In addition to being less work than other juicers on the market, the Huron's automatic operation makes it harder to clog or overfeed the hopper. But because it's pricey, this Luke model's an investment we would recommend for true juice enthusiasts.
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Whether you're trying to get more nutrients into your diet or like to start your day with a big glass of greens, a good juicer makes it easy to whip up fresh-pressed produce in minutes. In the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Lab, we tested the top juicers that will best help you kick off your day strong.
What we don’t love about slow juicers is they often require a little more prep work due to their small feed tubes (which means you'll have to dice up fruits and veggies into smaller chunks) and cleanup is arduous due to many small parts and crevices. Brands like Seville and Kings have found a work-around and recently introduced new, wide-mouth slow juicers, which allows fruits like large apples to simply be quartered instead of chunked into 1-inch pieces.
Whole ingredients are typically dropped into the wider feed tube and pulverized at a very high speed. For example, in our leafy greens test, 100 grams of kale juiced in as quickly as 7 seconds, while it took upwards of 1 minute in the slow juicers.
The juice from centrifugal juicers tends to come out a little foamy but most come with lidded pitchers and built-in strainers so you’ll never taste the difference. The strainers are prone to build up, which could translate into a slower and messier juicing process for you.
If you own a juicer, you know it's an investment of time, money, and counter space. But if you prefer to drink your fruits and vegetables, it's worth it in the long run to invest in a juicer, rather than spend money on expensive bottled juices from your health -food store.
But there's one major caveat when it comes to juicing: you can lose a lot of the solid matter in fruits and vegetables. Slow juicers squeeze out the juice with a pressing and grinding method, leaving the good stuff intact.
While slow juicers tend to be more expensive, they're worth the investment if you can swing it. You'll find that vertical juicers tend to have larger chutes than horizontal ones, decreasing your juicing time significantly.
For our testing we decided to focus on slow juicers (both vertical and horizontal) since they do the best job of maintaining the nutrients in the foods being juiced. After testing, it was cleaned with standard dishwashing gear to see how easy the cleanup process was.
Efficiency: Was the juicer able to handle large quantities of fruits and vegetables? The clean, modern design doesn't take up much space on the counter and would look nice in any kitchen.
Buy It: Kg A10 Cold Press Masticating Juicer, $269; Amazon This is the only juicer we tested with metal augers, or twin gears, rather than plastic.
The pulp nozzle is adjustable, so you can fine tune the pressure inside the auger to get the best yield from your foods. The cons of this juicer include its size: it's very large and will take up a lot of counter and/or shelf space.
It also has a small chute, which Adam found tedious and difficult to use. However, the outstanding juice yield and well-made design of this juicer make it well worth the high price tag, if you can swing it.
Buy It: Tribes Green Star Elite, $498; Amazon While these juicers didn't bring home the gold, some of them still performed relatively well in Adam's testing.
Adam appreciated the large, clear feed chute on this juicer. This was also the only juicer to require the use of a toothbrush in order to clean out the juicing screen.
However, it does boast an adjustable nozzle so you can fine-tune the pressure if the machine is bogging down too much. We weren't able to complete testing on this juicer as it started leaking juice out of the bottom mid-way through.
Unlike its horizontal counterpart from Tribes, this juicer didn't perform well in Adam's testing. For a vertical juicer, this one has a small feed chute, making it tedious to put food through it.
Traditional centrifugal juicers use rotating blades to separate the juice from the flesh, and the resulting friction conducts heat. When a vegetable’s cells are exposed to heat, they begin to die off, thereby stripping the ingredient of essential vitamins and minerals.
The three-inch wide chute allows larger pieces to be fed into the machine with a minimum of chopping, and the anti-drip technology keeps the process from getting too messy. Be aware, however, that fibrous vegetables (such as celery) can cause the auger to jam unless they’re cut into smaller pieces, which somewhat defeats the purpose of the larger chute.
Features include a three-inch wide feeding chute, reversing blades to help prevent clogging, and a protection system that will automatically stop the machine after 30 minutes of continuous used to preserve the integrity of the motor. In testing, we found that the low-speed auger works as advertised: The machine puts out a good quantity of juice, with only a small amount of dry pulp left behind afterward.
Stringy vegetables and leafy greens need to be chopped into small pieces before processing High price point Except the electric base, all of its workable components are dishwasher-safe (though there are also cleaning brushes included for tougher jobs).
The sturdy handle makes it easy to move around the kitchen if you have the need to free up extra space on the counter. These benefits could make the Channel especially attractive to busy cooks who are working with limited kitchen space.
The Eco-Pure model comes equipped with a cleaning brush, carry handle for convenience, and separate cups for both the pulp and the juice. Although the auger runs at 80 RPM, the speed is still slow enough to retain the majority of the nutrients from your fresh ingredients.
If you’re thinking of buying a juicer anyway, but aren’t sure why you should purchase a masticating version versus a centrifugal one, here are a few key reasons. If you’ve already purchased a traditional, or “centrifugal” juicer, you’ll be aware of how easy it is to fit more fruits and vegetables into your diet when they’re in liquid form.
As we mentioned earlier, the cold-press juicing technique means that fewer essential vitamins and minerals are leached out during the process. This may not be reason enough to sway the single juice enthusiasts out there, but if you have a family who likes to sleep in on the weekends, they’ll appreciate how much easier it is to snooze through your morning smoothie routine.
The dry pulp that’s left behind from cold-pressed juice is minimal compared with the messy flesh you have to deal with after using a centrifugal juicer. If you like your juice pulpy, several of the models on our list include features that allow you to add in a bit more of the pulp during or after processing.
The health benefits of freshly squeezed juice are well-documented, but they increase dramatically when the masticating juicer is added to the mix. When you consume a vegetable the usual way, the fibers have to break down in your digestive system before their benefits can make themselves known.
In fact, some highest-rated models on the market possess the stellar combination of a strong motor and an RPM of just 40 to 60, which is ideal for cold-pressing juice. RPM stands for revolutions per minute, and it refers to the number of complete turns the auger makes within a 60-second period.
If you need ideas on how to make your blends more appealing, note that a number of models come equipped with their own recipe books. In fact, since masticating juicers take longer to extract the juice, there’s often less pulp left behind, which will make cleanup that much easier.
The results will be as nutritious as your freshly pressed juice, and you’ll save money on your shopping bills as well. We hope you’ve learned everything you needed to know in order to begin your search for the perfect masticating juicer.
For a brief overview, check out our Comparison Table below; for a more in-depth look, continue to our Product Review Guide to choose the best slow juicer especially for you. To help you begin your search, we’ve also assembled a brief list of all the important things to look for when shopping for a cold press juicer.
This juicer features 7-segment spiral technology that targets the individual cells to extract the maximum amount of nutrition from each ingredient. You can easily make your juice in the early mornings or late at night, without worrying whether the juicer will wake the rest of the household.
The slow-masticating, silent motor does a superb job of separating the juice from the solids, giving you a clean, fresh product that’s easy to drink. Finally, note that Pick provides two years of quality assurance on this model, and technical consultation for as long as you own the juicer.
This narrow, upright juicer has one of the smallest footprints of any unit listed here, making it a good fit for galley kitchens or anyone with minimal counter space. Though its diminutive size means you won’t be able to juice huge quantities of fruits or vegetables at once, the results will be well worth it.
This attractive red-and-black juicer features a triangular design that sits low on the counter, with a narrow chute that’s best suited for processing hearty greens such as kale and Swiss chard. One of the Hobos’s most desirable features is the foam separator, which gives the finished product a clear and vibrant appearance.
Narrow feed chute makes for extra prep work 80 RPM is on the high end for slow juicers There are a few other notable differences as well: The auger speed runs at just 40 to 65 RPM, depending on which ingredients are being processed; the unit is tall, narrow, and silver rather than red; and the price point is slightly lower, which is likely due to the reduction in size.
Components are dishwasher safe and BPA-free, and the bonus brush helps dislodge any strings or residue that remain after processing. The reverse function ensures an easy cleanup, and a month-long free trial and two-year warranty are included in the purchase price.
Smaller feed chute means more prep work Might turn out too small a yield to suit your needs There are two strainers included: One fine-grained, for a pulp-free juice; and another with a coarser grain for those who prefer a bit more roughage in their finished product.
You can also leave the strainer off entirely (as when making frozen treats such as ice cream), which rounds out the “3-in-1” feature advertised in the name. While the opening of the feed chute is generous, larger ingredients can sometimes be pushed back up the tube during processing.
Doesn’t handle softer vegetables well Not dishwasher safe Relatively high price point Less-than-generous warranty on parts The silver-and-black Channel juicer features two types of strainer to suit a variety of tastes, but its versatility doesn’t end there.
A slow juicer will give you all the nutritional value of solid vegetables, with only a small amount of advance prep work. If you routinely buy processed juices from the local health food store, investing in a slow juicer could save your money in the long run.
If you’ve been hesitant to add a juicer to your household because you’re worried about the noise it will make, one of these units could be just the ticket. The creation of new juice recipes is a fun and unique way to introduce more fruits and vegetables into your household.
Spinning the auger in the opposite direction can dislodge stubborn chunks of fruit and vegetables and get the unit working again. The nutritional benefits of the cold press models should be worth the extra money in the long run.
Leafy greens such as kale and spinach are good bets for the slow juicer since units with faster auger speeds tend to chop the vegetables instead of extracting their juice. Now that you’ve learned a bit more about the different brands of slow juicer, you should be ready to make an informed decision on which unit to invest in.
The motor on this juicer also runs quietly at 60 decibels, making it a great pick for small households where kitchen noise carries. This top-rated cold press juicer from Tribes is a worthy investment due to its high-quality, great-tasting juice yield.
Using a slow-extraction method of 110 RPM, this juicer preserves the living enzymes and vitamins naturally found in fresh fruit and vegetables, and it prevents harmful oxidation. This complete, slow-masticating juicer cuts, slices, and crushes fruits and veggies for maximum juice yield and nutrition.
With almost unanimously glowing reviews from nutritionists and juice devotees alike, it's easy to see why this is a quality investment for a healthy lifestyle. The HZ's Alpha technology features optimized juicing and easier cleaning, and it works wonders on fruits, veggies, leafy greens, nuts, and soybeans to create nutritious cold-pressed juices, smoothies, nut milks, tofu, and more.
With an ultra quiet motor, patented Slow Squeeze Technology that mimics the motion of hand-squeezed juice, a control lever, and a fine and coarse strainer for pulp control, this is one of the most intuitive and user-friendly cold press juicer models on the market. This juicer's circular, wide-feed tube allows whole fruits and veggies to be juiced with or without the rind, so you'll end up saving a ton of time on prep.
Using a low-speed extraction method of 80 RPM, the slow-masticating motor on this top-rated cold press juicer creates juice without any foaming, clogging, or heat buildup. Users love its quiet motor, as well as how compact the unit is once it's broken down into separate parts for storage.
Outside its primary function as a cold press juicer, this versatile unit can also be used to whip soy milk, grind coffee and spices, and turn nuts into butter. Reviewers love the intuitive and simple design of this juicer, plus the fact that it's incredibly easy to clean (it's dishwasher-safe, too).
Just hold your halved fruit on the reamer and the powerful 80-watt motor kicks in, delivering juice directly to your glass through a drip-free spout. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
If you're serious about juicing (or are just tired of spending loads of money on the bottled stuff), a cold press juicer is a kitchen appliance that's well worth the investment. Cold press juicers grind fruits and veggies using a slow mastication method without the use of added heat, resulting in better preservation of the vitamins and nutrients that naturally exist in fresh produce.
Whether you’re on a detox or simply craving some fresh-squeezed fruit juice, the best juicers 2020 will be able to transform anything from oranges to celery into vitamin and fiber-packed glasses of goodness. We made a green juice with veggies such as celery and beets, and we also tested with apples and oranges.
Some 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.
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.
It struggled a bit with softer produce like lettuce and fresh herbs but still performed well. This juicer has a 3-inch-wide food chute, so you don't have to spend a lot of time chopping fruits or veggies to fit.
It comes with a tall pitcher, a froth separator and a nonslip base so it stays in place during operation. There’s a few drawbacks with the Big Mouth, such as the lack of a pitcher to collect your fresh-squeezed juice and a larger-than-average quantity of pulp.
The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor can be switched on and off, with no settings in-between. The bigger machines we tested have a separate tub that collects pulp, practically doubling their countertop footprint.
(Image credit: Amazon)We got more juice out of the Omega Mega Mouth than any other machine we tested. The Omega Mega Mouth did an excellent job extracting juice from hard and soft produce in virtually all our tests.
On the plus side, this juicer took seconds to set up and was able to juice fruit and vegetables just as fast thanks to its powerful motor and wide feeder chute. We invested 96 hours in testing and evaluating juicers, measuring the amount of juice versus pulp each produced, the amount of froth created, and how much prep work was needed to get fruits and vegetables to fit through the food chute.
In some cases, we had to spend quite a bit of time chopping hard produce into small- or medium-sized pieces, while other juicers had chutes so big we could simply cut an average apple, orange, or beet into quarters. We also evaluated how much pressure we needed to exert to push fruits and vegetables through the juicer.
We used the same measures, timer, decibel meter, types of produce, and judging criteria in each test. We selected juicers from well-known manufacturers and followed the user manual instructions so each machine was judged using the same standards.
In the end, our scores for each category and testing notes figured into each product’s ranking. In our test kitchen, we measured the results precisely, noted the amount of juice and pulp that emerged, and scored each juicer on performance.
We also measured the noise in decibels, monitored spills or splatters, timed assembly and cleanup efforts, and noted such specifications as juicer dimensions and electrical cord length. In addition, we examined each juicer's design and noted whether it came with extra safety features like non-skid feet to handle the heavy vibrations of the machine as well as accessories like a pitcher, froth separator, and cleaning brush.
We tested ten products within this range and found more expensive juicers are not necessarily better. Perks like multiple speed settings, a long warranty and an included pitcher appeared at several price points, as did the absence of accessories.
If you're serious about juicing, it's best to get a juicer that fits nicely on your kitchen counter so you can leave it out rather than having to haul it out of a cupboard. That means paying close attention to the dimensions and even the length of the electrical cord.
All the machines we tested make a certain amount of racket, but you might want to choose a less-noisy model if you don’t want to wake the other members of your household every morning. Extras If accessories are important to you, make sure the machine includes a pitcher, a froth separator, a pulp strainer and a cleaning brush.
This requires more prep time but will put less strain on your juicer's motor and blades, which helps your device to live longer. You do need to soak the almonds in water for 12 hours before juicing, which makes the nuts softer and puts less strain on your device.
Since their produce based, these drinks have a limited shelf life before nutrients fade, and they begin to attract mold. Before answering this question, let’s talk about what makes dietary fiber so important.
In the same article, the Mayo Clinic explains that a high fiber diet can help you lower cholesterol, control blood sugar and achieve a healthy weight. According to WebMD, juicing is a great way to help people who don’t like fruits and vegetables get enough in their diet.
One way to do so it to add juiced fruits and vegetables to fiber-filled foods like homemade soups, muffin batter and pasta dishes. To make juicing healthy, you have to take extra steps to ensure you get enough dietary fiber.
Whether you want a simple but refreshing orange juice, a mix of different fruits, or you want to make something healthier, adding in fresh leaves, we’ve got the model that can help. The best top-of-the-range model is the Omega MMV702 Mega Mouth, which has the ability to blend, juice and even make nutritious sorbets.
The best blender for those on a budget is the Braun J500, which offers impressive performance given its low price point. We look at how well each machine gets rid of left-over pulp, and look at how easy each juicer is to clean at the end of the process.
Efficient juicing Can process whole apples Makes sorbet from frozen fruit and smoothies You may be put off by its high price, but if you can afford it then the Omega MMV702 Mega Mouth is the ultimate juicer.
The Mega Mouth is the most efficient masticating machine we’ve ever tested and manages to squeeze every precious drop of liquid out of whatever you put through it. It’s wonderfully easy to use, and will happily accept whole apples in its wide feed chute and berries and nuts in its hopper.
Good, affordable juicers are surprisingly rare, so the Braun J500 is worth celebrating. The provided cleaning brush helps here, too, and overall it’s a great option if you’d rather not spend too much on a juicer.
Using self-regulating speed (up to 2000rpm) and a combination of a citrus press and a centrifuge, the Nevis Vita can produce juice with 20% more nutrients than conventional juicers. It yields maximum juice with minimal waste, offering the flexibility to try different pulp levels for all kinds of experimental blends.
It isn’t the smallest or most discreet juicer, but it has special feet to absorb loud vibrations, and most of the plastic attachments and blades fit snugly inside when it’s assembled to save space. By using a technique called ‘slow juicing’, which squeezes fruit and vegetables at 45rpm rather than dicing and spinning at speed, it’s designed for maximum extraction with minimal effort.
Anyone on a health kick or desperate to get their kids to eat their five-a-day will love the versatility it brings. Newbies to juicing shouldn’t be put off by its vast talents: simple to use, easy to clean and compact enough to remain on your kitchen worktop, it’s as good for beginners as it is for more experienced juicers.
Pricey Narrow feed tube Recipe book lacks guidance As the name says, this is a masticating juicer that ‘chews’ and squeezes the juice, giving the best extraction.
Neatly, the juicer separates the pulp from the juice, outputting the former into a collection bin and the latter into a cup or the provided plastic container. The only minor issue is that the feeding spout is quite small, so fruit and veg needs to be cut up well before being used.
Some people worry about the metal blades in centrifugal juicers producing heat, which might destroy some enzymes in fruit and veg as it’s juiced. Being able to cope with frozen fruit can turn a juicer into a kind of sorbet maker, giving you some delicious desserts options.
We recommend focusing on the quality of fresh juicing, and look at frozen fruit support as a bonus. Starting life on the consumer PC press back in 1998, David has been at the forefront of technology for the past 20 years.