While we’d happily add any of these juicers to our kitchen cabinets, this Lakeland one stood out from the crowd, thanks to how easy it was to use. Simple in shape, simply feed whole fruits through the chute and watch juice come out of the front while the pulp goes into the back. The 1l jug that’s included catches every last drop, while stopping any spillage or splashing on the countertop, meaning little to no clean-up once complete. Non-slip feet keep it nice and steady, while the motor makes very little noise. The only downside to this one is it is hand-wash only, so be sure to pop it in to soak straightaway, lest you be left with cement-like crusts.
Google ‘juicing’ and you get more than 77 million hits. Amazon has more than 5,000 results when you search ‘juicing recipe book’ and unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in recent years, you’ll likely have witnessed the juicing revolution.
But it’s not a new phenomenon. The Dead Sea scrolls mention mashing pomegranate and figs to make a juice, and cafes and shops from M&S to Pret now sell juice shots, with ingredients ranging from kale to turmeric to ginger.
The global juicing market is worth a staggering £122bn and home juicing is a big part of that.
It’s a fast way to pack in plenty of nutrients, vitamins and minerals into one glass and the fact you can make it in seconds and take it with you make it an ideal healthy lifestyle choice for the time-short, health-conscious consumer.
While it’s come under fire from some nutritional corners, as juicing removes the fibre found in the skin and flesh of fruits and vegetables, advocates suggest juicing vegetables to reduce the amount of sugar consumed.
With almost any fruit or vegetable – from apples to kale and sweet potato to pineapple – ready, willing and able to be juiced, whether you’re looking to upgrade or are taking the first tentative steps into the world of juicing, we’ve got you covered.
How we tested
We looked at how easy it was to make the juice – including how much the raw ingredients needed to be prepped or chopped before being juiced – how fast the juice was made and how frequently, but also how smooth the juice was in both appearance and taste. We also paid special attention to how easy the juicers were to take apart, to give them a thorough clean.
While some juice devotees have favourite flavours and combinations they’ll revisit, we chose recipes based on a variety of textures of fruits and vegetables, to see how our juicers coped with different consistencies, shapes and juice content.
The best juicers for 2023 are:
- Best overall – Lakeland large feed juicer: £69.99, Lakeland.co.uk
- Best for orange juice – Smeg 50s retro style CJF01RDUK citrus juicer: £104.97, Currys.co.uk
- Best for beginners – Progress EK4573P slow juicer: £100, Amazon.co.uk
- Best whole-fruit juicer – Nutribullet 01515 juicer: £99.99, Currys.co.uk
- Best bargain buy – VonShef premium juicer: £59.45, Wayfair.co.uk