Convenience, size and cleaning ease are often key considerations when choosing a juicer or smoothie maker. We tested popular versions to suit varying budgets and needs...
If you’ve been caught up in the green juice boom, it’s likely you’ve thought about buying a juicer, or at least glanced over a few blenders and smoothie makers if you’re partial to a bulkier beverage. With so many options on the market there really is something for every need and budget, with convenience and cleaning ease being key considerations if you’re going to get your good intentions to stick. We put popular models to the test to help you find the right piece of kit for you…
Nutribullet 600 series
Technically not a juicer, not a blender but an extractor, the Nutribullet is seriously compact, taking up little more surface space than a teacup. It comes with three cups, with sizes for individual or double portions, plus includes handles and lids for a portable blend.
The two easily interchangeable blades meant we were able to blitz nuts and seeds as easily as fruit and vegetables to create a completely smooth ‘Nutriblast’ in seconds. Our first attempt came out a little thick so remember to add at least half a cup of liquid for a good consistency - we liked a splash of coconut milk for added hydration.
This was by far the easiest appliance to clean and is completely fuss-free. The blades attach directly to the cup and you simply twist off after use and rinse under warm water. As useful to make quick, delicious drinks as it is to blitz baby food. £69.99, buy from High Street TV.
Sage Nutri Juicer Pro
In ultra-robust, die-cast metal, this juicer works really quickly, extracting an average of 70% of nutrients from fruit. Because it’s so zippy, the machine stays cool, which is very important for protecting and retaining all the goodness. It really does squeeze out every drop. It also comes with the weird sounding ‘Froojie’ disc that enables maximum yield from soft fruit like strawberries. With five speed settings, this is a serious piece of equipment for the juicing addict. £319.95 (rrp), find stockists on the Sage website.
Magimix Le Duo Plus XL juice extractor
This isn’t new but it remains one of the best we’ve tested. It has a very small footprint, which means it won’t clutter up the worksurface, and it comes with a citrus press and smoothie/coulis maker. The cleverly placed spout means you can pour fresh, nutritious juice straight into your glass, getting your day off to a healthy start. It's also easy to clean as all removable parts are dishwasher safe. From around £149.99, find stockists on the Magimix website.
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