Tick off your five-a-day with homemade juice, freshly squeezed and pressed from your very own juicer. Creating nutrient-packed, wellness-boosting drinks, juicers work to pulp down whole ingredients, mess and fuss-free, helping increase your daily fruit and veg intake.
There is a huge range of juicers to choose from out there, from masticating to centrifugal types, and all are available at different price points to cater for everyone’s budgets.
We’ve rounded up a list of the best juicers on the market and spoke to our friends at BBC Good Food to find out everything you need to know about juicers before buying one, including the differences between varying kinds of juicers and what you can do with the waste these juicers produce. You can read their expert insights at the bottom of this page.
The best juicers at-a-glance:
- Best multifunctional juicer: FRIDJA f1900 Juicer
- Best everyday juicer: Nutribullet 01515 Centrifugal Juicer
- Best smooth juicer: AMZCHEF Juicer Machine
- Best customisable juicer: Ninja Cold Press Juicer
- Best stylish juicer: Smeg Retro 50’s Style Citrus Juicer
- Best compact juicer: Philips Viva Collection Compact Juicer
- Best all-in-one juicer: Sage The 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer and Blender
- Best no-waste juicer: Jocuu Slow Masticating Juicer
- Best durable juicer: Easehold 800W Juicer Machine
- Best small juicer: Umi Slow Juicer Machine
The best juicers
Best multifunctional juicer: FRIDJA f1900 Juicer
Sturdy and runs quietly
Embrace your clean living routine with this slick stainless steel juicer, suitable to make juice, sorbet, ice cream and even nut milk. Complete with two one-litre jugs and a sieve to remove pulp.
Easy to operate and clean up afterwards, this juicer functions at a powerful 240W and has a large feeding chute to save time chopping up your ingredients. As a masticating juicer, it works to preserve vitamins and minerals, providing pure goodness and has an anti-drip tap for minimal waste.
Best everyday juicer: Nutribullet 01515 Centrifugal Juicer
For silky smooth drinks
Make 100% natural juice for the whole family with this juicer. Simply add your ingredients through the wide chute and twist the control dial to deliver delicious and nutritious results.
This juicer features two speeds to alternate between, low and high, so you can gain the ultimate control whether using soft or hard fruit and vegetables. It’s compact yet sturdy and comes with dishwasher-safe parts, including a sieve to minimise pulp and a pitcher to serve the juice in.
Best smooth juicer: AMZCHEF Juicer Machine
A quiet-noise kitchen aid
Give yourself a health boost with fresh juice using this machine, finely chopped and pressed, for the perfect start to your day.
This juicer has a stainless steel filter to perfectly separate the juice from pomace, creating smooth drinks and features a seven spiral mastication system, providing a high extraction rate from your fruit and veg and minimising waste. This juicer can also convert into a meat grinder and slicer when the accessories are purchased separately.
Best customisable juicer: Ninja Cold Press Juicer
For freshly squeezed juice
Whether you like your juice smooth or ‘with bits’, alternate between the low, medium or high pulp filter on this machine and create a tailor-made drink for you.
This juicer extracts up to 75% of the fruit using its powerful motor, producing clear juice packed with nutrients. Easy to operate and functioning quietly, it will sit perfectly atop your kitchen counter and features an adjustable anti-drip lever to keep your space clean and mess-free. All removable parts are dishwasher-safe.
Best stylish juicer: Smeg Retro 50’s Style Citrus Juicer
Chic yet functional
Get every last drop of goodness from large and small fruits using this high-quality juicer with a powerful 700W motor.
This juicer’s anti-corrosive stainless steel reamer and strainer will squeeze as much as it can from each ingredient, providing a fresh drink with low waste. Made from a durable material, this design is long-lasting and features anti-slip feet for a stable base when in motion.
Best compact juicer: Philips Viva Collection Compact Juicer
Quick and easy
Make up to one and a half litres in one go with this high-quality juicer, ideal for the whole family.
Featuring a transparent pulp container, watch as your fruit gets pulped, and the Quick Clean technology will take care of the clearing up afterwards in just one minute. Compact with non-slip feet, leave it set up on your kitchen counter for the ultimate convenience, ready to use daily. Removable parts are dishwasher-safe.
Best all-in-one juicer: Sage The 3X Bluicer Pro Juicer and Blender
With cold spin technology
Save space in your kitchen with this multipurpose machine, blending and juicing your fruit and vegetables into delicious healthy concoctions.
Featuring a wide chute, this juicer requires minimal prep time and has 10 different speed settings to tailor to your ingredients. It also has five one-touch programmes, from adding ice to auto-cleaning. Juice into the jug provided or use the nozzle attachment to pour straight into your glass, mess-free.
Best no-waste juicer: Jocuu Slow Masticating Juicer
Available in multiple colours
Featuring two different speeds, this juicer is ideal for both soft and hard ingredients, pressing them down into delicious juices.
This juicer has a nine-segmental spiral system, working to maintain 95% of the fruit’s nutritional value and avoid waste where possible. It also separates the juice from the pulp to create fine and freshly squeezed drinks. Its quiet motor operates smoothly, keeping your kitchen environment calm and noise-free.
Best durable juicer: Easehold 800W Juicer Machine
Powerful and long-lasting
Transform your fruit and vegetables into smoothly blended juices using this 800W powerful centrifugal juicer.
Featuring a wide feed chute and a strong stainless-steel blade with two power settings, this is the ideal juicer for all types of textured fruits and vegetables. Get the maximum out of each ingredient, create healthy juices for the whole family to enjoy and clean up hassle-free.
Best small juicer: Umi Slow Juicer Machine
Streamlined and efficient
There’s no need to chop or cut up your ingredients with this juicer. Thanks to its large feeding tube, you can pop the whole fruit in, saving you time and hassle in the process.
This juicer is compact and easy to use as a quick solution to creating your homemade juices. Simply use the one-button operation and produce a high juice yield, ready to drink immediately or take on the go with you. It functions on low noise and aims to provide maximum nutrients.
Everything you need to know about juicers
We spoke to our friends at BBC Good Food, who helped explain the difference between the two types, so you can find the best juicer for your needs and how to best dispose of juicer waste.
What types of juicers are there?
Although there are plenty of options on the market, the two main options are fast and slow juicers.
Centrifugal (fast) juicers
Once fruit and veg are fed down the feeding chute, these juicers work by spinning it very fast against a grater or slightly pronged disk so the ingredients are completely broken down. The centrifugal force then draws all of the juice through a fine mesh sieve which is then channelled towards the juice spout.
These seem to be the most popular choice because they are speedy, easy to use, and tend to be fairly budget-friendly. They’re louder than their masticating counterparts but are – as the name suggests – significantly faster.
Masticating (slow) juicers
For anyone who considers juicing a vital part of their diet, masticating is often deemed preferable. These juicers work by squeezing or “chewing” fruits and vegetables using a corkscrew-shaped device called an auger. The crushed ingredients are then pressed through a sieve or strainer and produce foam-free results.
Although not as speedy, it will definitely do a much better job at breaking down the fruit or veg, particularly those hard-to-blend leafy greens. It’s often said that you will yield more juice from these, so they’re considered more cost-effective in the long run.
Similar in design to hand-held citrus juicers, an electric model does the twisting for you. Simply halve your citrus and press it onto the central spindle. This will then start to rotate, allowing you to move the fruit around the spindle, ensuring you get every last drop of juice out. Citrus juicers are a truly specialist appliance, but great if you drink or cook with a lot of citrus.
How to use up juicer waste
After juicing, you’ll be left with a pile of semi-dry pulp and fibre. Rather than simply throwing it out, the leftovers can be reused in a couple of interesting ways. Here are some suggestions from our friends at BBC Good Food:
- Add it into a vegetable stock
- Turn kale (or any other leafy green) pulp into pesto
- Add pulp to homemade granola and energy bites
- Mix pulp into a muffin batter
- If you can’t find anything to do with it, make sure to add it to the food waste bin