There’s nothing quite like a freshly squeezed glass of juice. No matter what brand you pick, though, store-bought stuff just doesn’t match the fresh stuff for taste or quality.
But getting that oh-so-sweet – or bitter, if grapefruit is your thing – glass of juice can be a messy, laborious task without the right tool for the job.
Getting a decent juicer is a must-have for any fan of fresh fruity drinks then. But which model to opt for? Step into a store and you’ll be confronted with a multitude of juicing appliances, each offering varying features that may, or may not, meet your needs.
Here to help, we’ve tested a huge selection of both big and small juicers to create a comprehensive list of the best currently available on the market. Scroll down to find your next juicer.
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Best juicer – Fast vs slow juicers
As you browse the roundup, you’ll notice that some machines are described as “centrifugal” or “fast” juicers, and others “slow” 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 considering how each individual juicer performs.
Read on for our pick of the best juicers on the market right now.
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