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Best Juicer 2024: Our top choices, rated and reviewed


Ninja Cold Press Juicer processing kiwi fruit.

As convenient as supermarket juice is, it just can’t compare to something fresh, straight out of the best juicer. Not only does fresh juice taste better, it gives you complete control over what you want to drink. 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.

We have reviewed juicers big and small to create a comprehensive list of the best juicers currently available on the market. Of the many we’ve tested, we recommend four to suit a range of budgets and requirements.

If you’re looking to add more than a blender to your set of kitchen appliances then you can also check out our round-ups for the best air fryers and best kettles.

Best juicers at a glance

  • Best overall: Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer
  • Best 2-in-1 juicer: Sage 3X Bluicer Pro Combi Blender and Juicer – check price
  • Best for citrus juice: Smeg CJF01 – check price
  • Most versatile juicer: Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical Juicer – check price
  • Best large batch juicer: AMZCHEF Slow Juicer SJ-036

How we test

Learn more about how we test the best juicers

There are two important aspects to a juicer: the quality of the juice, and the ease of use. We test for both. Starting with juice quality, we make a range of different drinks from plain, single-fruit juice using a variety of fruit from the hard (apples) to the soft (grapes). We examine how much juice is produced and then rate each juicer for the quality of the drink.

Turning to more complicated recipes, we use a range of fruit and vegetables including carrots, celery and leaves to see how well each juicer can cope with more complicated drinks. For those juicers that support it, we also use frozen fruit to see how good they are at producing sorbet.

Ease of use is exceptionally important, so we test each juicer thoroughly. We look at how fruit has to be put into the machine, with the less cutting the better. 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.

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Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer

Best overall

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Pros

  • Can juice every part of any fruit
  • The tall hopper allows for a large maximum yield
  • Quiet motor

Cons

  • Bulky size
  • The masticating motor means this juicer isn’t the fastest on the market

The Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer is our favourite overall juicer, offering an impressive design, great features, top-notch performance and delicious juice for those willing to invest. 

The Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer is a slow (masticating) juicer designed to extract juice with little foam. This model has a three-tiered design that automatically separates the skin, pulp and pips, cutting down the amount of prep needed to make some fresh juice. 

This makes the juice tall and heavy, so you’ll want to ensure you have the counter space before heading to the checkout. One benefit to this height is that you don’t need to chop fruit and veg into small pieces or slices to fit them into the juicer. In fact, you don’t even have to peel them. You can also layer your ingredients instead of taking the time to juice each one separately. 

We found juices made with the Nama J2 to be tasty and refreshing. The brand claims that its method preserves more nutrients, making the juices healthier and more flavoursome though it’s difficult for us to vouch for the former. However, our reviewer hasn’t experienced a bad batch of juice so far, with no pulp and minimal foam making its way into each glass. 

The masticating design means that the process isn’t fast, but it is quiet. We also found the JSC100UK surprisingly easy to clean. The appliance keeps everything neat and contained during the juicing process and the spinning brush, auger and strainer all come apart when not in use for thorough cleaning. 

If you’re looking for a juicer that’ll make excellent juice with minimal prep, the Nama J2 is large and powerful enough for the job. However, those on a budget who make juice less often might want to consider the Ninja Cold Press Juicer JC100UK instead. 

Reviewer: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Full Review: Nama J2 Cold Press Juicer

Sage 3X Bluicer Pro Combi Blender and Juicer

Best 2-in-1 juicer

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Pros

  • Five Programmes
  • Minimal juicing prep
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Requires some storage
  • Investment buy
  • No recipe book

When you only have a small amount of kitchen space to work with, deciding which appliances to buy can often depend on the amount of features offered to maximise the usability of each device. In the realm of juicers, the Sage 3X Bluicer Pro Combi Blender and Juicer can not only pump out refreshing juice drinks in good time, but it can also operate as a proficient blender when you need it to.

Usually when you have an all-in-one device there’s one facet that tends to get left behind in favour of other features but, rather incredibly, this isn’t the case here. This means that the Bluicer is just as capable at putting out an energising smoothie as it is with extracting juice from even the toughest of produce.

With that said, the pouring mechanism of the Bluicer does leave something to be desired and it definitely takes some getting used to, which inevitably means that you’ll encounter a few spills here and there as you get a hand for it.

Still, for the amount of power that the Bluicer offers up, it’s an easy one to recommend to students or people who have a small kitchen, as it gives you the functionality of two great devices in one simple to use form factor.

Reviewer: Rachel Ogden
Full review: Sage 3X Bluicer Pro Combi Blender and Juicer

Smeg CJF01 Citrus Juicer

Best for citrus juice

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Pros

  • Powerful
  • Looks amazing
  • Very simple to use

Cons

  • Large holes in strainer

Impressively powerful, the Smeg CFJ01 Citrus Juicer easily extracts juice from citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Its spinning cone means juicing is faster, more convenient and much less messy than a manual juicer. Although powerful, its precise control means you can rotate the fruit around the ridges while in use to ensure a thorough juicing.

The nature of the spinning cone also results in minimal foam and froth and doesn’t need much pressure to obtain a surprisingly high amount of juice from a single citrus half.

A compact design, the strainer and spinning cone sit on top of the clear plastic juice bowl, which is above the base.

On the bowl, which is usefully dishwasher safe, you’ll find a small non-drip spout that can either be flicked down to allow juice to flow out of the bowl, or flicked up to prevent any juice from flowing out.

The style conscious among you will also appreciate that this is exactly how you’d expect a Smeg juicer to look, evoking a retro feel. This also means you can match the juicer to other Smeg products for the full set, if you’re particularly devoted.

We did note that the Smeg’s strainer has slightly larger holes than we’d have liked. Although the strainer will catch pips and larger bits of pulp, anything smaller will end up in the juice bowl, so if you want totally smooth juice then you’ll need to restrain this.

Packed with incredibly useful features, such as the non-drip spout and dishwasher safe bowl, the Smeg CJF01 is a perfect stylish choice for your kitchen.

Reviewer: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Full review: Smeg CJF01 Citrus Juicer

Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical Juicer

Most versatile juicer

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Pros

  • Versatile
  • Dedicated juice and pulp containers
  • Makes excellent juice

Cons

  • Pulp spout can get blocked

The Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical juicer is one of the most versatile juicers that we’ve tested. By simply swapping around the included attachments, which is easy and intuitive to do, the Sana 868 is able to make juices, smoothies and even sorbets. 

The Sana 868 also comes with multiple cleaning brushes and a plastic cleaning tool that has detachable brushes attached to the inside, designed to easily remove residual pulp from the strainer. 

Also included with the Sana 868 are the incredibly useful pulp bins and juice containers. The pulp bin has a curved edge that slots neatly under the pulp chute and collects with minimal hassle or mess, plus the containers make it easier to juice large batches at once.

We found that while the Sana’s auger spins relatively slowly, its heavy design means juicing is surprisingly fast, resulting in minimal foam and froth. Although we noticed the pulp chute would sometimes become blocked when juicing, this wasn’t too much of an issue when making smoothies or sorbets, thanks to their respective attachments. 

There are also a few useful safety features found on the Sana 868. In particular, its feeding basket is designed to prevent children’s fingers getting inside the juicing cup and to stop you from overfilling the hopper. Although of course this is an invaluable feature, it’s worth noting that we did find this slowed down the juicing process considerably.

With a tall and thin design the Sana 868 won’t take up much countertop space, however it may not fit comfortably underneath kitchen cupboards either which may limit where you can store it. 

If you want a versatile juicer that can handle more than just one type of beverage, then the Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical juicer is the perfect choice.

Reviewer: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

Full review: Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical Juicer

AMZCHEF Slow Juicer SJ-036

Best large batch juicer

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Pros

  • Easy to assemble
  • Large feeding chute
  • Powerful 250W motor
  • Easy clean-up

Cons

  • Pulp may sometimes retain moisture
  • May be too tall for certain counter space

If you need to make a large batch of juice quickly but don’t want to spend too long chopping and prepping your fruit and vegetables then you’d be hard pressed to find a better option than the Amzchef Slow Juicer SJ-036. 

The SJ-036 is a masticating juicer which means it crushes and juices ingredients at much slower speeds, guaranteeing a higher yield of essential vitamins and nutrients and ensuring you get a satisfying amount of juice. 

Its feeding chute is large, measuring at 5.3-inches, which is big enough to add whole fruits and vegetables without needing to cut them beforehand, although Amzchef does recommend that fibrous fruits and vegetables should ideally be cut and deseeded beforehand.

The SJ-036 includes two containers: one for juice ready to go and one to store all the extracted pulp. While we found that the SJ-036 was able to produce a lot of juice in one sitting, we did note that the extracted pulp had a tendency to be a bit wet at times, which meant it retained some of its juice. 

Even so, the separate container for the pulp is a truly handy feature as it makes cleaning up impressively quick and easy. 

There’s a triple-filter provided which helps to create smooth juice with minimal traces of fibre remaining. If you do prefer bits in your juice then we’d suggest opting for a juicer with larger and swappable filters instead, such as the Sana 868 Wide Mouth Vertical Juicer.

The SJ-036 itself is sleek and modern looking, housed in a black plastic shell. Although it looks visually appealing at 17.25-inches high and 6.5-inches wide, storing this may be an issue as it’s unlikely to fit under wall-mounted cabinets. 

Despite its bulkiness, the Amzchef SJ-036 is fairly lightweight at just over 10lbs so it’s easy to pick up and move around if it does get in the way. 

Reviewer: David Weston-O’Dell

Full Review: AMZCHEF Slow Juicer SJ-036

FAQs

Which type of juicer is best?

As you browse the roundup, you’ll notice that some machines are described as ‘centrifugal’ or ‘fast’ juicers, and others ‘slow’ or ‘masticating’ juicers. This refers to the method juicers use to extract the pulp from fruit and vegetables. Centrifugal juicers use fast-spinning metal blades, while slow juicers squeeze the fruit at a much slower speed.

There are pros and cons to both methods. Some people worry about the metal blades in centrifugal juicers producing heat, which might destroy some of the enzymes in fruit and veg as it’s juiced. There’s no concrete evidence to confirm this, though, and they do get the job done quickly and thoroughly.

Slow juicing is more gentle and is designed to retain as many of the nutrients as possible. The obvious downside is the speed – although, in reality, you’re losing mere seconds. When comparing slow juicers and fast juicers, we recommend keeping an open mind and instead consider how each individual juicer performs.

Do I need frozen fruit support?

Being able to cope with frozen fruit can turn a juicer into a kind of sorbet maker, giving you some delicious desserts options. It can be a neat option to have, but the quality dramatically differs between machines. We recommend focusing on the quality of fresh juicing, and look at frozen fruit support as a bonus.

What cleaning options should I look for?

Juicers are messy, so the easier they are to clean, the better. For the most convenience, look for a model where the majority of parts are dishwasher-safe. Some models feature only a few dishwasher-safe parts, leaving you to clean everything else up by hand.

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