An apple a day: FoodTribe’s 2020 guide to the best juicers
Keep the doctor away with our best juicers guide
If you're looking to get into the home-juicing game – good on you! By juicing things yourself, you’re not only upping your vitamin intake in a simple and delicious way, but you’re probably also going to save a lot of money on store-bought juices too. Whether you’re looking to create a nutritious breakfast drink or give yourself an energy boost before you hit the gym, FoodTribe has put together a list of the top juicers that will help you start your day off strong.
The tidy one: Philips Viva Collection Quick Clean Juicer
For those of you looking for a high-quality juicer to start your new healthy lifestyle, Philips Viva Collection juicers are priced around the £100 mark. The Viva extracts as much juice as it can from fruits and vegetables, and thanks to the large capacity of the juicer you can make enough juice to last a few days. The extra-large feeding tube works great with most small to medium-sized fruits – and everything gets juiced extremely quickly. The best thing about the Viva is that there is virtually no mess afterwards. Simply take apart the juicer, empty the pulp container and then give the parts a clean.
The time-saving one: Aicook Wide Mouth Juice Extractor
The Aicook Wide Mouth may be a juicer, but it’s also a time-saving machine. Firstly, it has a very wide chute, meaning you don’t really need to cut up your fruit before popping it in. Secondly, the pulp bin and juice jug are both really nice and big – so you don’t have to keep stopping the juicer to empty either one. You have two simple speeds (high and low) and the faster speed can apparently create a cup of juice in just 6 seconds. No concentration required!
The high-performing, low budget one: Bagotte Easy Clean Juicer
So you’re probably considering this juicer because you’re reading it’s easy to clean – but the truth is, you still need to make sure that a juicer with easy cleaning capabilities is going to perform well. Despite its low cost, however, you can rest assured knowing that the Bagotte Easy Clean Juicer is going to do just that. It works great, looks great, and won’t operate too loudly either.
The monochrome one: Braun J300 Spin Juicer
Costing just over £100, you’ll get a good-sized glass of juice in around 15 seconds on one of two speed settings with the Braun J300 Spin Juicer. The 7.5cm feed chute means that fruit and vegetables don’t have to be chopped into chunks beforehand, and a smart anti-drip and anti-splash spout ensure that when the juicing is done, there’s no sticky mess left on your surfaces. A lidded jug catches every drop the juicer produces, and it also includes a foam separator (for those not partial to a bit of froth). All this adds up to a machine that will deliver your morning juice with minimum fuss and mess. The only annoying thing is that you can’t really see in to check when the pulp needs emptying.
The geeky one: Homgeek Juicer
Homgeek’s slow juicer separates itself from all other slow juicer machines by containing a filter for juice from both fruits and vegetables. This improves the quality of both the fruit and vegetable juice that it creates. The Homgeek Juicer comes with a cylindrical stainless steel strainer and is easy to assemble, disassemble and clean.
The cool one: Sage Nutri Juicer Cold Fountain Centrifugal Juicer
The Sage Nutri Juicer offers the benefits of a two-litre 'seal and store' fridge-friendly jug to store your juice. Plus, ‘cold spin technology’ means that juice remains cool throughout processing to protect nutrients; Sage claims that the juice is good for three days in your fridge. With a massive 1250 watts of juicing power, the Sage Nutri Juicer offers high performance AND a fast and efficient juicing experience.
The simple one: Luukmonde Citrus Juicer
The Luukmonde Citrus Juicer has two cones, allowing you to juice any citrus fruit you desire – from little limes to giant grapefruits. As our budget pick, this juicer combines quality, top-notch features, and affordability, giving you a great juicing experience without breaking the bank. It has a powerful motor, making it effective at squeezing all the juice out of your fruit. Don’t like pulp? The machine has a pulp control so you can have more or less pulp depending on your preferences. One of the biggest perks of going with this juicer is that it has a massive pitcher, making it the ultimate brunch mimosa machine.
The zero waste one: PureMate NaturoPure Juice Extractor
The motor on the PureMate NaturoPure juicer has a 1000 watt motor, and surgical stainless steel blades with max power and performance to allow you to juice every part of your fruits and vegetables. The 75mm opening mouth allows for feeding the entire fruit or vegetable in one go – and not only that, this juicer, unlike many others, ensures valuable juice is not wasted in the pulp.
The elbow grease one: The Original Healthy Juicer
OK, hear us out. We know we’ve just shown you a bunch of low-effort juicers – but you should know that squeezing leafy greens takes a special amount of care, and The Original Healthy Juicer is the way to (manually) do just that. This juicer is the solution for those that don't want to lay down hundreds for an expensive masticating juicer, but also don't want to settle for a cheap, flimsy manual model. This juicer is simple, mobile, versatile, and easy to clean. To use, just put a juice cup under the spout, place your greens into the chute, and start churning. To make up for all of your elbow grease, cleaning this thing is a breeze – since all you have to do is unscrew the parts, rinse them off in the sink, and boom.
The cream of the crop one: Omega Juicer
This juicer by Omega really is the crème de la crème of juicers. It’s a masticating juicer, so it processes at a slower speed – meaning you won't miss out on any nutrients. You can juice anything, from fruits and vegetables to leafy greens; but it doesn't stop there. The Omega can also turn nuts into nut butter (homemade peanut butter anyone?), grind coffee beans, make froyo, make baby food... the list goes on. Additionally, its slow speed method makes for a super quiet juicing experience. But for all these epic features, be willing to pay the price.