Best juicers 2019

    Convenience, size and ease of cleaning are key considerations when choosing a juicer. We've tested popular versions to suit all budgets and requirements.

    All products were chosen independently by our editorial team. This review contains affiliate links and we may receive a commission for purchases made. Please read our affiliates FAQ page to find out more and read about how we write BBC Good Food reviews.

    Read our pick of the best equipment for blitzing fruit and veg to create delicious healthy juices at home. Whether you’re a novice to the juicing trend or call yourself a pro juicer, we’ve rounded up the best options on the market. More of a smoothie fan? Read our review of the best bullet blenders.

    Smeg slow juicer

    Cream SMEG juicer on white background

    Best all-rounder

    This classic retro design Smeg slow juicer was crowned our Star Buy due to its incredibly smooth results as well as having the option of two various strainers for fine or thicker juice. In contrast to some of the heavy and unattractive machinery on the market, this slick design and relatively lightweight model means we’d be happy to keep it pride of place on our kitchen counter. The appliance also benefits from an easy-to-manage assembly with brilliant picture instructions and lots of handy recipes. Just a note: larger pieces of fruit and veg may need to be cut slightly to fit into the smaller-than-normal entrance funnel.

     

     

    Panasonic slow juicer MJ-L500

    Panasonic black and silver slow juicer on white backgroundBest for a small kitchen
    If you don’t have the luxury of a large kitchen, you might be concerned about investing in another bulky piece of equipment. Of all the ones we tested, this was by far the slimmest and most compact. However, it’s worth noting that you may need to chop your fruit down into smaller pieces as the machine has a fairly small entrance funnel due to its overall compact nature. When it came to doing the washing-up, we were pleasantly surprised at the practical cleaning brushes that came with this machine – really handy for removing any chunks caught in the blades.

     

    Related reviews: 
    The best smoothie blenders
    The best blenders
    The best spiralizers
    The best health gadgets

    Electriq HSL600 slow masticating cold press juicer

    White and green slow juicer on white background 

    Best budget buy
    We were pleasantly surprised at the innovative design of the Electriq machine, the first to have a see-through component meaning fruit and veg can be seen travelling from input to output. At under £60, we would say with confidence that this tried and tested model is excellent value for money. Although we found the machine harder to clean than some other models, this one would be perfect for anyone new to juicing who's looking to save a penny or two.

     


    Omega MMV702 Mega Mouth

    Omega silver black slow juicer on white background


    Best for a pro juicer
    This fairly heavy piece of equipment wouldn’t look out of place in an industrial kitchen. With a pretty large body and a relatively tricky build, this is definitely aimed more towards those who take their juicing seriously. Some machines particularly struggled to break down leafy greens such as kale, but this one tackled the ‘kale test’ with ease, making the smoothest juice of all the appliances we tried. It's at the higher end of the pricing scale, so we wouldn’t recommend buying this machine if you’re a total novice, but for those who know their way around a juicer and are looking for the ultimate smooth results, this one should be on your wish list.  

    Buy from UK Juicers (£399)

    Buyer's advice

    Why buy?

    Whether you’re trying to increase your fruit and veg intake or just want to know what all the fuss is about, juicing is the trend for you. How does juicing differ from smoothie-making, you may ask? Simply put, most juice makers extract juice from fruit and veg and then go on to separate the juice from the pulp. Smoothie makers, on the other hand, cannot extract any juice and merely blend together the chosen ingredients, meaning the results are often thicker. 
     

    What to buy?

    Although there are plenty of options on the market, there are fundamentally two options to choose from: fast or slow juicers. 

    Centrifugal (fast) juicers: These seem to be the most popular choice because they are speedy, easy to use and tend to be fairly budget-friendly. Most of the time, they work by feeding whole chunks of fruit or veg down a tube where it is then chopped and separated at the bottom. 

    Masticating (slow) juicers: For anyone who considers juicing a vital part of their daily diet, masticating juicing would often be deemed the preferred choice. Although not as speedy as a fast juicer, a masticating machine 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 when using a slow juicer so they're often considered more cost-effective in the long run than a fast juicer. 

    Photo of different colour juicers in plastic cups

    What we looked for

    Ease of use: Although assembling the machines can be quite time-consuming, we noted how easy the instruction manuals were to use and the simplicity of each machine’s functionality once put together. 
    Smoothness: As we were looking to juice a variety of fruit and veg, it was important the juicers could handle everything we threw their way. We also made sure they weren’t too noisy for an everyday kitchen. 
    Ease of cleaning: We looked for machines with removable components that could be washed in a dishwasher or with an old-fashioned manual scrub.
    Ease of storage: Although all juicers tend to be vast in size due to the nature of the work they do, we looked for compact appliances that could be stored in a kitchen cupboard. 
    Features: Any added bonuses, like different options for frozen juices or veg prep, were taken into account.
     

    How we tested

    We tested all of the juicers using the same quantities of carrots, apples, fresh root ginger and kale. We looked for a smooth green juice which told us the machine could handle leafy greens. The juices that came out orange told us that the machine did not process the kale properly. The amount of juice produced was also very important, and we measured the yield of each batch. 

    Juice recipes and guides

    Cucumber, apple & spinach juice
    Carrot, clementine & pineapple juice
    Fennel, blueberry & apple juice
    The health benefits of juice

    The best gadgets – tested

    The best bullet blenders
    The best food processors
    The best blenders
    The best gadgets for health lovers 

    This review was last updated in January 2019. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.

    Have you tried juicing yet? Will you be investing in a juicer? We'd like to hear your thoughts... 

    Comments, questions and tips

    Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
    kulanu
    1st Oct, 2014
    According to my requirements, I need a juicer that works for both the purposes, juicing hard as well as soft foods... and I think Breville BJE200XL is the best. Thanks 21stReviews
    kulanu
    1st Oct, 2014
    Well, I want a juicer that fulfills both the purposes, juicing soft fruits as well as hard fruits or vegetables, and I think Breville BJE200XL is perfect for such requirements. Well, I have written reviews on Breville BJE200XL on my website here http://21streviews.com/juicer-reviews/, I hope it helps. Admin 21stReviews
    SNyikos95
    21st Sep, 2014
    Not a juicer but the Breville Blend Active is brilliant for whipping up smoothies. It's one touch control, ice friendly, bottles are BPA free. Plus it's £25 with one bottle, £30 with two bottles or £40 for the family kit with two large bottles and two smaller ones.
    princessjasmine
    7th Aug, 2014
    I bought the SB056 from John Lewis two weeks ago. It appears to be an updated version of SB055 (I think). It looks nicer anyway - it's black and sleek. Comes with two cups as the one above does. In the mornings I make my smoothies and I'm good to go. It cost only £19.99 and does the job. Easy to clean too. Gone are the days of smoothie jugs. Here's a handy tip to save you time in the morning - I peeled and chopped my bananas in advance and put them in the freezer. In the mornings all I have to do is take some out and stick them in the maker. They are already cold too. :)
    Scottie pottie
    31st Jul, 2014
    I bought a Jack La Lane smoothie maker. It was good at first, squeezed the juice out of everything but I started juicing spinach, celery and soft fruits and it doesn't like that - it clogs up and makes a horrible noise. The worst thing about it is that I have to wash eleven different components every time which is why I am looking on this site for an alternative.
    tellybwmbas
    25th Jul, 2014
    Do you really believe that a family is going to spend £100 + on a piece of kit???
    tellybwmbas
    25th Jul, 2014
    Well, if we're trying to get the nation to juice fruit and veg, be healthier...for crying out loud lets get a fair priced powerful one! I do believe the manufacturer would make a fortune.
    vanyllia
    25th Jul, 2014
    I have a Juicepresso which is a low speed cold press juicer that retains more nutrients and produces pulp that can be used in other recipes .
    heathbateman
    2nd Jul, 2014
    Yup, I'd definitely add in some cold press/masticating juicers...I have the Hurom 700...brilliant juicer. Can keep your juice for about 2 days as well.
    debonopatricia
    28th Feb, 2014
    The juicers you suggested are centrifuge juicers which discard around 75% of the vitamins with the pulp. Musticating juicers are said to be the best as they retain most of the vitamins in the juice.Granted, they are quite expensive, but some might think they're worth the expense. Pat Debono Malta

    Pages

    Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
    Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.