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Best juicer 2021 – slow and fast juicers for carrots, celery, and other greens

Buy the best juicer in 2021 and max out on nutrients with our top picks from Hurom, Breville, Kuvings, and more great masticating and centrifugal juicers

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If you're hoping to buy the best juicer for your home in 2021, there are many models on the market to choose from. But first, you'll need to navigate between centrifugal and masticating juicers, and consider whether you want a juicer to make delicious drinks, or max out on nutrients. 

Luckily, we have compiled a guide to all the very best juicers you can buy from top brands like Hurom, Kuvings, Breville, NutriBullet, Omega, and Ninja. This includes some of the best cold press juicers and centrifugal juicers for speedy drinks. While cold press juicers (also known as slow juicers) are designed to mimic hand squeezing of fruit and vegetables, centrifugal juicers are much more akin to the best blenders in shredding apples, carrots, celery, and more whole fruits and veg before separating out the pulp and juice. 

Some of our best juicer picks have even been tested hands-on by members of the Homes & Gardens team, so not only will you find key information such as the power and capacity of the juicer below, but you will also see our first-hand pros and cons for some select products. 

Buying the best juicer: what to look for

A juicer is the best way to extract juice and nutrients from a variety of fruits and vegetables. Unlike blenders, which mash everything together, juicers are designed to separate the pulp from the juice, giving a smoother, more drink-like result.

The two main things to look at when choosing a juicer are capacity and the ingredients that can be used. Capacity shows you how much juice you can make in one go, with larger capacity machines ideal for large homes or for creating batches of juice and storing the results in the fridge.

Look for the ingredients that a juicer can cope with, too. While all juicers can cope with soft fruits, if you want to add harder fruit and veg, such as carrots, or leafy greens into the mix, then you’ll need a juicer that can cope with these tougher ingredients.

Large capacity machines tend to be a lot bigger, so make sure that you have the room to store a juicer and its accessories before you buy.

Best juicers 2021

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1. NutriBullet NBJ50200 Juicer Pro

Best juicer for most people

Specifications
Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 27 oz
Feeding tube size: 3in
Reasons to buy
+Large capacity+Reasonably priced+Comes with a range of accessories
Reasons to avoid
-Plastic isn't the highest quality

New to juicing? The NutriBullet NBJ50200 Juicer Pro could be the best juicer for beginners. It comes with everything you need, including a freezer tray, a pitcher with froth separator, two glass to-go bottles, and a cleaner brush and recipe manual. 

Why we love it

With a 1000-watt motor, the NutriBullet NBJ50200 Juicer Pro is a powerful option. Its wide chute can fit plenty of fruits and vegetables without the need to chop. The pitcher can be sealed to make juice ahead of when you want to drink it, and it's large enough to make family-sized drinks. Delicious. 

When we tested it we were impressed by the two speeds, and the recipe book that walked us through everything we needed to know to make delicious juices. The Nutribullet was also easy to clean, because most of the parts can go in the dishwasher. 

Need to know

The sieve, pulp basin, juice pitcher, to-go bottles, and freezer trays are all dishwasher-safe.

The Nutribullet has a medium capacity. We did find that with larger or less wet items the pulp basket filled up quite fast. It will need to be emptied a few times if you plan on making juice for more than two people, so consider something with a chute for non-stop juicing. 

Homes & Gardens rated 5 out of 5 stars

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2. Hurom HP Slow Juicer

Best juicer for looks and slow juicing

Specifications
Juicer type: Slow juicer
Power: 150W
Capacity: 11.8oz
Feeding tube size: 2in
Reasons to buy
+Lovely color range+A more compact option+Didn't take too long
Reasons to avoid
-Feeding chute could have been wider

We put the Hurom HP Slow Juicer to the test and enjoyed its ability to make personal-sized juices without taking up the whole kitchen counter. It comes in a few sweet colors including mint, pink and cream, and the dimension may fit into your cupboards depending on their dimensions. It measures 97.6in x 6.9in x 15.5in in total. 

Why we love it

Slow juicers are known for low-pressure and prolonged juicing, but despite its 43 RPM we found it delivered juice fast and in generous volumes compared to other juicers on the market. Centrifugal juicers will often leave you with damp pulp, but everything with the HP Slow Juicer was dry. 

Need to know

The chute could have been wider, we found that it would not fit an entire apple in testing, which means more food prep and effort. Cleaning (as with most juicers) was also a hassle, but we enjoyed that this juicer can also make nut milk and even ice cream. A great choice when you consider that it's not the most expensive option in Hurom's lineup. 

Homes & Gardens rated 4.5 out of 5 stars: our Hurom HP Slow Juicer review has more details.

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3. Breville The 3x Bluicer

Best juicer and blender combo

Specifications
Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 34 oz
Feeding tube size: 3.5 inch
Reasons to buy
+Easy to assemble and clean+Very speedy+Excellent juice extraction+No need to prep fruit
Reasons to avoid
-Lots of storage space needed-Not ideal for those with a blender they like

The Breville The 3x Bluicer combines a blender and a juicer in one smart machine. It has removable attachments for blending and juicing, and you can use the blender pitcher to catch all the juice from the juicer spout. You could then even blend some ice or fresh fruit into your juice for delicious drinks and frozen cocktails.  

Why we love it

We were very impressed by the blending modes on the Breville The 3x Bluicer, but the juicing wowed us. It has five juicing speeds with illustrations of different fruits and vegetables to help you choose the right one, as well as a diagram to show you which mode to use for which ingredients. 

Mode 1 is great for soft fruits such as citrus, and we also used 5 to blitz through whole apples. Because the 3.5 inch feeding chute was plenty wide to drop them in with no prep, it made it very easy to create speedy juices. 

The one complaint we has was the high levels of froth, which is common with centrifugal juicers. However, the pulp was absolutely bone dry, which is seriously impressive.  

Need to know

Not all parts can go in the dishwasher, but the bluicer does come with a brush to remove pulp and fibers from the juicer filter. 

With dimensions of 14.1 x 15.7 x 17.7 inches, it's definitely bulky. You'll need to find a place to store the pulp container and jucier attachment when you're using the blender, but it takes up no more space than a blender and juicer combined.

When you consider the two capable functions you get with this blender juicer combo, we think it's great value. 

Homes & Gardens rated 5 out of 5 stars: our Breville The 3x Bluicer review has more details.

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4. Kuvings EVO820

Best juicer for juice quality

Specifications
Juicer type: Masticating
Power: 240W
Capacity: 13.5 oz
Feeding tube size: 3.22in
Reasons to buy
+Excellent juice extraction+Sorbet and smoothie option+Extra-wide chute+Extremely powerful+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

One of the big problems with masticating juicers is that you have to cut fruit into small chunks. The Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820 aims to solve that with its wider 3.22in feeding chute.

Why we love it

While you still need to cut fruit and remove seeds, you can put bigger chunks in, so get results faster, which is great news, particularly if you’re making drinks for multiple people. As with all masticating juicers, operation is really easy: turn the machine on and push fruit through the machine.

What sets this machine apart from the competition is its juice quality. With the standard strainer, this juicer operates at 60rpm and produces the cleanest, purest juice. Even better, it can easily handle soft and hard fruits alike.

You also get smoothie and sorbet strainers in the box, expanding what this machine is capable of. 

Need to know

Water can be run through the machine for a quick rinse between drinks, but the parts otherwise have to be disassembled (an easy job) and hand-washed.

Price is the main issue for this juicer, but if you want the absolute best-quality juice, the Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820 is for you.

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5. Breville Juice Fountain Compact

Best juicer for space-saving

Specifications
Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 700W
Capacity: 25oz
Feeding tube size: 3in
Reasons to buy
+Well priced+Easy to store+Simple assembly+Powerful fruit juice extraction
Reasons to avoid
-Single speed-Doesn’t handle leafy greens well

If you don’t make juice very often or don’t have that much room, a smaller juicer, such as the Breville Juice Fountain Compact is a great choice.

Small and well-built, this compact juicer doesn’t take up much space at all, and has few components making assembly easy.

Why we love it

There’s a single on/off switch, with the 700W motor running at a constant speed for all fruit and veg. Thanks to its 3in-wide chute, you shouldn’t need to cut most vegetables.

Juice extraction is generally good, although a touch frothy, and leafy greans can get pulled through the system without any juice extraction. 

With a 25oz jug, you can feed enough fruit through to make drinks for a few people, or just make extra to store in the fridge.

Need to know

Most parts are dishwasher safe, although hand washing will prolong their life. Just be prepared to give the filter a good scrubbing to get it clean.

You can get juicers with more features and better juice extraction, but given the price and small size, the Breville Juice Fountain Compact is excellent value.

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6. Smeg Citrus Juicer

Best juicer for citrus fruits

Specifications
Juicer type: Citrus
Power: 80W
Capacity: N/A
Feeding tube size: N/A
Reasons to buy
+Easy to operate+Efficiently extracts juice from citrus fruits+Small+Dishwasher-safe components
Reasons to avoid
-Relatively slow-Only works with citrus fruit

If you’re primarily after a juicer to deal with oranges or other citrus fruit, the Smeg Citrus Juicer is an elegant and well-priced solution.

Available in black, red and a range of pastel colors, the juicer has Smeg’s well-known 50s styling, making it a style icon that you’d proudly have on display. As well as looking great, it feels tough and robust, and doesn’t take up much counter space.

Why we love it

There’s very little juice storage onboard, with the machine designed to be operated with the spout pointing down directly into a cup.

Smeg has made it super-easy to operate this machine. Just cut your fruit in half and press each part onto the reamer, and the 80W motor kicks into action. There’s plenty of torque to extract juice, although it’s more of a slow-and-steady approach, so making multiple drinks could take some time.

Juice quality is very good, with the strainer removing most of the pulp and stopping seeds spilling out. 

Need to know

Once finished, the reamer, cover, filter and juice collector can all be easily removed and washed in the dishwasher, making this a quick juicer to clean up. 

Simple to operate, the Smeg Citrus Juicer is a great choice for anyone that wants simple, fresh orange juice every day.

Homes & Gardens rated 5 out of 5 stars: our full Smeg Citrus Juicer review has more details.

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7. Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro

Best juicer for budget buyers

Specifications
Juicer type: Cold press
Power: 200W
Capacity: 1 liter
Feeding tube size: 3in
Reasons to buy
+Great price+Easy to use+Dishwasher-safe parts
Reasons to avoid
-Damp pulp-Lots of prep needed

Who said that juicers had to be expensive to be good? At a fraction of the price of its rivals, the Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro is a great entry-level juicer for those just getting started.

Why we love it

The lower price point than other juicers on this list means that this model feels a touch cheaper than the competition. It has three color-coded filters for differing levels of pulp, and works very slowly to extract as much juice as it can. Unfortunately, our pulp still came out a little damp.

You will need to cut your fruits and veggies to cut into two-inch pieces before juicing, otherwise it will become stuck in the somewhat narrow tube. 

There’s a single on/off button that turns on the motor, after which you can press fruit through the juicer, with pulp separated into a dedicated container.

Juice extraction from the Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro was very good, although a fair amount of pulp makes it through in the process. And, this is a juicer better suited to softer fruits and those that routinely use harder fruits and vegetables should look elsewhere on this list.

Need to know

A touch fiddly to disassemble, the juicer’s plastic parts can be put in the dishwasher, but the remainder must be hand-washed.

Still, for those on a tighter budget looking for a small but powerful juicer, the Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro is a great option.

Homes & Gardens rated 3.5 out of 5 stars: our full Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro review has more details.

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8. Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer

Our favorite slow juicer

Specifications
Juicer type: Slow juicer
Power: 150W
Capacity: 16.9oz
Feeding tube size: 2in
Reasons to buy
+Superior quality+Three colors+Naturally compact
Reasons to avoid
-Small feeding tube

When it comes to making the best juicers, Hurom's reputation truly proceeds it. The brand has carefully crafted some of the best slow juicers on the market, and its high quality design is also versatile. 

Why we love it

The H-AA is versatile, lightweight and lovely to look at. It's available in three colors and can be used to make ice cream or tofu. It's also capable of working with nuts and seeds, do you can even make nut milk in this slow juicer.

Need to know

The 43 RPM auger speed is so slow it will mimic hand squeezing, meaning no drop of juice will be left behind and all those healthy fibers will end up in your drink. The motor is 150 watts and very quiet, and the spinning brush will help to clear the chamber and prevent clogging. Cleaning is a dream. 

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9. Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus

Best for large amounts of juice

Specifications
Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 850W
Capacity: 70oz
Feeding tube size: 3.5in
Reasons to buy
+Huge capacity+Fast extraction+Wide feeding chute+Handles soft and hard fruits well
Reasons to avoid
-Very large-Juice can be frothy

If you’re making a lot of juice for more than one person, the Breville the Juice Fountain Cold Plus could well be for you. With its 70oz jug, this machine can produce a lot of juice that you can share or store in the fridge.

Why we love it

It can get through fruit quickly, too, thanks to the Juice Fountain’s 3.5in feeding chute, which should mean that most fruits can be dropped in without cutting.

There are two speed settings on the side, with 'High' for harder fruits and vegetables (carrots, mango, and so on) and 'Low' for softer fruits.

With the pulp container at the rear, this juicer isn’t too wide, but it’s long and still takes up a lot of counter or cupboard space.

The ‘Cold’ part in the name refers to design of the blade, which increases the fruit temperature by no more than 2ºF. Juice quality is generally very good, although a touch on the frothy side and not as clean as from a masticating juicer.

Need to know

Although the majority of parts are dishwasher safe, there’s quite a few components to disassemble. Still, with the large capacity, you probably won’t have to make juice that often.

For those into batch processing or with larger families to feed, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is a great choice.

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10. Omega VSJ843QS Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer

Best for soft fruits

Specifications
Juicer type: Masticating juicer
Power: 150W
Capacity: 16 fl. oz
Feeding tube size: 2.25 x 1.5in
Reasons to buy
+Excellent juice extraction+High build quality+Long warranty+Easy to clean
Reasons to avoid
-Relatively small capacity-Better with soft fruit

With a staggering 15-year warranty, there’s clearly has a high degree of confidence in the Omega VSJ843QS Vertical Slow Masticating Juicer. Justly so, as the juicer is praised for its quality components and feel.

Why we love it 

A masticating juicer, the VSJ843QS uses a dual-edged auger to crush and squeeze fruit at a low speed of 43rpm. This slow action is designed to extract the maximum amount of juice while retaining the maximum amount of pulp. It’s a system that works well, with only the dried remains of fruit being pushed out into the pulp container at the rear, leaving fresh and near-perfect juice.

This is an easy juicer to operate, with a single on/off switch. Fruit has to be cut to fit through the relatively small feeding tube and pressed down with the provided pusher. Soft fruits work better, and you may need to cut hard vegetables, such as carrots, into smaller chunks to avoid blocking.

Need to know

A relatively small 16oz capacity means that making drinks for multiple people may take a while, although a juice plug means that you can make juice and dispense later. 

You can run water through the juicer to clean between drinks, but the Omega VSJ843QS comes apart easily for hand-washing once you’re finished.

For those that like their soft fruits, the quality, power and juice extraction of the VSJ843QS make it a top choice.

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11. Cuisinart CJE-1000 Die-Cast Juice Extractor

Best juicer for design

Specifications
Type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 35 fl oz
Feeding tube size: 3in
Reasons to buy
+Multi-speed+Good, sturdy design+Low noise+Fast juice yield
Reasons to avoid
-24-hour juice shelf life

If you’re looking for a sleek, smart juicer to display proudly on your worktop, this one from Cuisinart has to be our pick thanks to its stainless steel housing and attractive blue LED light ring around the control dial.

Why we love it

Of course, it’s not just a pretty face - this juicer has the performance to back it up too. For a start, it’s powered by a 1000W motor with five different speed settings to give you absolute control over your juicing. It means it does a better job with leafy veg like kale than a lot of fast juicers will do, just make sure you sandwich it in between harder produce for the best yield.

The three inch feeding chute allows you to do minimal prep before juicing, while the adjustable drip flow spout helps to eliminate annoying spills.

It comes with a 35 fl oz pitcher and a 70 fl oz pulp container, plus has an effective foam management filter disk that separates out the foam created so you only get the good stuff.

Need to know

It’s easy to clean by hand or by dishwasher, and is reasonably priced compared to comparable juicers. We also liked how quiet it was, even at full power.

Which juicer is better: masticating or centrifugal?

There are two main types of general-purpose juicer: masticating and centrifugal. Both work in different ways, and have their own benefits.

Centrifugal juicers tend to be cheaper and use a fast-spinning blade to chop up fruit and vegetables, using fine mesh filters to separate the juice from the pulp. The main benefit of this type of machine is that you can throw in whole fruits, giving you quick results with little preparation.

Look for a machine that has multiple speed controls, so that you can adjust how fast the blades move to suit different types of produce: slow for soft fruits and faster for hard.

The downside is that these juicers aren’t as efficient, so some juice gets passed out with the pulp. With the air and heat that’s introduced, juice can be frothy and may not last as long when stored.

These types of juices also aren’t as good when it comes to some ingredients, such as leafy greens and herbs.

Masticating juicers are generally more expensive and use a crushing, squeezing element to extract juice. Although also known as slow juicers, these products aren’t that much slower than their centrifugal counterparts. 

Preparation is generally tougher with these models, and you’ll have to cut up fruit first and, usually, remove hard seeds, adding preparation time into the mix. 

You get the benefit that masticating juicers are much more efficient, so you’ll get more juice from each fruit, and with less air and heat added, the juice tastes fresher and should last for longer.

Herbs and leafy greens are easily dealt with, but harder fruits and vegetables should be cut carefully into smaller junks to prevent blockages. These machines are generally harder to take apart and clean, with few having dishwasher-safe components.

Finally, if you only care about fresh orange, then a citrus juicer can be a good choice. Cheaper and easier to use, these use a motor to spin a reamer that removes juice from inside the orange (or other citrus fruit). 

You can’t use other fruits in these juicers, making them more limited, but if you don’t mind, these products are cheaper and easier to maintain than the other types of juicer.

How much should I spend on a juicer?

How much you spend, depends on your needs and how much you’ll use a juicer. For occasional use, or for a single person, you can get a perfectly serviceable juicer for around $100. 

If you want the best-quality juice, need to make more, or want to expand the range of ingredients that you’re using, then the top juicers come in at more than $400.

More expensive juicers, particularly masticating ones, produce more juice than cheaper models. Factor this into the price when you pay: for those that buy a lot of fresh produce, a more expensive juicer helps you maximize your return.

Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie has been with the Homes and Gardens team since early 2021, bringing with her a love of cooking appliances and al fresco entertaining. She writes about stand mixers, blenders, and other small appliances, and loves putting barbecues and pizza ovens to the test. Millie thinks that the kitchen is the most important room in any home, but then, she is very biased.