13 best juicers

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Juicer prices vary hugely, with some for under £50, whilst others will set you back over £350. So what’s the difference? And do you need to splash out to get a decent one?

Not necessarily, as our round-up shows. The cheapest juicer in our roundup costs just £30, yet it extracts a lot of high quality juice from both fruit and veg. 

So what’s the point in paying more? More premium juicers often come with handy extras, such as an extra-large chute. Meanwhile, masticating juicers (also called cold press or slow juicers) tend to be the most expensive because of their durability and superior juicing process which makes them suitable for juicing greens, wheatgrass and soft fruits like berries. They can also double up as coffee grinders and even making the likes of pasta and ice cream, as well as being quieter.

1. L’Equip 215XL Juicer: £99, UK Juicers

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This outperforms rival machines that are three times as expensive, quickly squeezing out large quantities of juice. It’s sturdy and heavy, but can be a bit tricky to clean.

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2. Philips Avance HR1875/21: £115, amazon

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This produces smooth, tasty juice quickly and quietly from vegetables or fruit, or indeed both together. The pre-clean button is handy when switching foods and can’t be bothered to clean it first.

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3. Omega VSJ843 Slow Juicer: £379, UK Juicers 

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This slow juicer has a “double-bite” auger to catch the produce twice as it rotates, thereby giving even more juice and less pulp. It looks good, is relatively compact and is great at juicing soft fruits such as grapes. 

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4. Kenwood Continuous Juicer JE720: £100, John Lewis

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This works quickly and relatively quietly to produce smooth juice, with a built-in foam separator. It’s easy to set up and clean but it can drip and we found pulp sometimes escapes out of the machine, too. 

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5. Panasonic MJDJ01: £45, amazon

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The chute here is very wide, meaning you can even get small apples in without chopping them up. The non-drop spout and foam separator are effective and the juice tastes lovely, except for the first few batches, when a rather synthetic flavour can come through. Very noisy, but quick.

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6. George Home 700w Full Fruit Juicer: £39, Asda

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If you’re on a tight budget but want a good, solid juicer, this gets our vote. Simple to use, it produces good juice quickly and is easy to clean. It is slightly noisy, though, and the juice extracting mechanism produces less liquid than other machines.

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7. Dualit Dual Max: £100, John Lewis

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This machine produces delicious, smooth juice so quickly that you might find it’s ready before your toast. It’s particularly good at making juice from combined fruits, producing enough for all the family. All of the parts are dishwasher safe.

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8. L’Equip Omni Juicer: £179, UK Juicers

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If you’re a fan of leafy greens in juice, you’ll love this compact machine which extracts every drop, hardly making a noise. It’s not the fastest and is quite heavy, but its shape makes it easy to carry. It can also grind spices and coffee and make jam.

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9. Magimix Le Duo Plus XL: £180, John Lewis

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This machine takes slightly longer than others, but the parts are so easy to clean that you’ll make up for lost time. It makes a sumptuous glass of juice (as well as coulis and puree).

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10. Braun Multiquick 5: £59, amazon

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This outstanding machine extracts plenty of great tasting juice from vegetables and fruit, leaving extremely dry pulp – a sure sign of an efficient juicer. It’s quieter than most machines.

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11. Rusell Hobbs Ultimate 3-in-1 Juicer: £103, amazon

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Brand new this month, this is a juicer, citrus press and blender all in one machine, which means you can make flavoursome juices and smoothies, as well as using it for cooking. There’s a large 700ml capacity and the usual pulp container to ensure the juice remains smooth. A robust machine that’s built to last.

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12. Bosch MES3500GB: £120, John Lewis

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The original version of this machine was a robust juicer for both hard and soft fruit, but was prone to dripping. Not so with this improved model that features a new, non-drip function, with other plus points including its fast speed and easy-to-clean parts. The juice is consistently good, although there could be more of it.

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13. Sage Nutri Juicer Compact: £130, John Lewis

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This has great attention to detail and produces smooth, foam-free and great-tasting juice from both fruit and vegetables. And, unlike some machines, you’re not left with lots of un-juiced pulp. You can bung all the parts in the dishwasher and there are some lovely recipes included. It’s loud, though.

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Verdict

The L’Equip 215XL and Philips Avance HR1875/21 both stand out in their price range as conventional juicers, while the Omega VSJ843 Slow Juicer is exceptional for those who need something more advanced for the likes of greens and soft fruits.

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