Best Juicer 2018: 6 of the best slow and fast juicers right now

What’s the best juicer for you? Our guide includes a selection of slow and fast juicers to suit any budget.

Dualit Dual-Max Juicer

A juicer is one of the easiest ways to incorporate more fruit and veg into your diet. With the right machine on your kitchen worktop, getting your five-a-day actually becomes – dare we say it? – fun.

This roundup showcases the six best juicers to have graced the Trusted Reviews testing bench, and there’s a model to suit every kind of kitchen, diet and lifestyle.

From more compact juicers, like the Panasonic MJ-L500, to feature-packed models like the Braun J500 Spin Juicer, you’ll find something to suit here.  There are even top-end juicers for smoothie-lovers with cash to splash too. We’re looking at you, Smeg SJF01.

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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Key features:

  • 150W slow juicer
  • Frozen attachment for sorbets and cocktails
  • H43.2 x W18.5 x D17.6cm

While the Panasonic MJ-L500 is probably the smallest juicer in this round-up, it’s by no means the least efficient. By using a technique called “slow juicing”, which squeezes fruit and vegetables at 45rpm rather than dicing and spinning at speed, it’s designed for maximum extraction with minimal effort. That means more nutrients stay in your juices, too.

The frozen attachment is as good as having a frozen dessert parlour on your doorstep. Anyone  on a health kick or desperate to get their kids to eat their five-a-day will love the versatility it brings.

Newbies to juicing shouldn’t be put off by its vast talents: simple to use, easy to clean and compact enough to remain on your kitchen worktop, it’s as good for beginners as it is for more experienced juicers.

Buy now at Currys.co.uk from £179

At the time of the review, the Panasonic MJ-L500 was available for £200

 

 

Read the full Panasonic MJ-L500 Slow Juicer review

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Key features:

  • 150W slow juicer
  • Frozen smoothie accessory, juice filter, cleaning brush
  • H43 x W15 x D17.5cm

Like the Panasonic MJ-L500, the Witt Smoothie Juicepresso is a slow juicer, meaning it works quietly and methodically to crush fruit and vegetables, ultimately ensuring all the nutrients are retained in your juices.

It’s a tad pricey, but it will certainly look sleek on display in your kitchen, with a glossy base unit that’s available in red, silver or white. It has a buttonless veneer, with the one rocker control located at the rear – which minimalists will love.

The Juicepresso is a solid performer that delivers a lovely smooth juice. It’s split into parts so that there’s nowhere for food debris to gather, and even comes with a pointy brush to make cleaning easier. It can make exciting desserts from frozen fruit too, which is a bonus for big families.

Buy now at Leekes.co.uk from £269

At the time of the review, the Witt Smoothie Juicepresso was available for £299.

 

Read the full Witt Smoothie Juicepresso review

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Key features:

  • 800W fast juicer
  • 800ml storage jug with froth separator
  • H40.2 x W32.3 x D22cm

The Dualit Dual-Max Juicer combines the company’s signature style to an easy-to-use design that’s great for first-time juicers. It won’t break the bank, either, which is always nice.

Two speeds ensure it adapts easily to soft and hard fruits, and a double-sieve method juices fruit and veg twice for maximum yield. Most parts are dishwasher safe. It’s a shame a cleaning brush isn’t included, however, as one would be handy.

It isn’t quite the perfect package, but it’s certainly one of the hardest working juicers at this price.

Buy now at Amazon.co.uk from £97

At the time of the review, the Dualit Dual-Max Juicer was available for £100.

Read the full Dualit Dual-Max Juicer review

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Key Features:

  • 900W fast juicer
  • 1.25-litre jug with foam separator
  • H51 x W27 x D39cm

Good, affordable juicers are surprisingly rare, so the Braun J500 is worth celebrating. It isn’t a looker, especially not in white – we prefer the black version – but it gets the job done.

The large, 7.5cm feed chute means no chopping or prep is needed. Just chuck items in whole and let the J500 get on with it. There are two speeds: one spins at 7,000rpm for soft fruit, while the 10,000rpm mode tackles hard fruits, vegetables and the green stuff.

It did a good job on all the items we tried in it, and all the removable parts are dishwasher safe. The provided cleaning brush helps here, too, and overall it’s a great option if you’d rather not spend too much on a juicer.

Buy now at JohnLewis.com from £129.99

At the time of the review the Braun J500 Spin Juicer was available for £129.99.

Read the full Braun J500 Spin Juicer review

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Key features:

  • 240W juicer
  • Two-part centrifuge and shredder disc
  • Smoothie/blender attachment
  • H43 x W23 x D20cm

You only have to glance at the Novis Vita Juicer’s price tag to know this is a machine that’s out to make some serious juice. Forget the occasional morning OJ – you’re looking at a juicing, blending, pureé-ing, citrus-pressing beast that can handle anything from soft fruits to hard veg. If you’re up for the ride, this powerful juicer is worth every penny.

Using self-regulating speed (up to 2,000rpm) and a combination of a citrus press and a centrifuge, the Novis Vita can produce juice with 20% more nutrients than conventional juicers. It yields maximum juice with minimal waste, offering the flexibility to try different pulp levels for all kinds of experimental blends.

It isn’t the smallest or most discreet juicer, but it has special feet to absorb loud vibrations, and most of the plastic attachments and blades fit snugly inside when it’s assembled to save space. Available in a range of eight colours, this isn’t a machine that’s been made to hang out in a cupboard.

Buy now at Amazon.co.uk from £200

At the time of the review, the Novis Vita Juicer was available for £300.

 

Read the full Novis Vita Juicer review

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Key features:

  • 120W slow juicer
  • 1l juice jug with lid
  • Two cleaning brushes, two strainers
  • H43 x W15 x D17.5cm

Designed to match the company’s other 50s-style products, the Smeg SJF01 is curvy, glossy slow juicer with tons of retro style, and comes in a choice of colours to match your kitchen.

Its relatively compact too, which is good, because at 7.2kg, it’s not something you’ll want to be lugging in and out of cupboards too often. The accessories it comes with are just enough for most juicing jobs too, including a decent sized jug and lid, and two strainers for fine and coarse juicing.

Its function is as flawless as its form, with an efficient 43rpm squeezing system that will maximise your juice’s nutrition content, prolong its lifespan in the fridge, and minimise waste.

We weren’t sure on if the parts were dishwasher safe, so washed it by hand using the included cleaning brushes. It’s a bit of a faff and it’s not cheap either, but its stylish looks, low noise production and impressive juice yield still make this a slow juicer to really consider.

At the time of review, the Smeg SJF01 was available for £449.99.

Read the full Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer review