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Best juicer 2022: for leafy greens, whole fruits, and more

The best juicers from brands like Breville, Kuvings, and Hurom, featuring both slow and fast juicers at every budget

Hurom H-AA juicer best juicer next to green juice
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Adding one of the best juicers to your kitchen is a step toward a healthier lifestyle, with nutrients packed into every glass. These genius appliances enable you to transform your fresh produce into tasty drinks in your own home, giving you all the goodness of fresh juice at your fingertips.

Whether it's apples, ginger, carrots, or even nuts that you want to incorporate, one of these juicers is up to the task. They can envy even premium blenders when it comes to creating morning drinks, with the ability to remove unwanted pulp and fibers from a range of ingredients. 

While the exact juicer you should opt for will depend on your budget and preferences, there are differences in type to be aware of. The most expensive kind is a masticating juicer, which we delve into more in our guide to the best cold press juicer; these appliances break down fibers gently to maintain flavor, with a higher juice yield that creates a less foamy consistency. Alternatively, centrifugal juicers work a lot faster, but leave you with a less gut-friendly drink. All of the best juicers included in this guide have been reviewed by members of the Homes & Gardens team, so you can click through to read complete reviews, and learn more about their benefits and drawbacks.

The best juicers of 2022

KuvingsH&G gold badge

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Best juicer overall

Specifications

Juicer type: Masticating
Power: 240W
Capacity: 13.5 oz
Feeding tube size: 3.22in

Reasons to buy

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Excellent juice extraction
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Sorbet and smoothie option
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Extra-wide chute
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Extremely powerful
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Easy to use

Reasons to avoid

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Requires hand-washing
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Above-average price

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.

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. 

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.

Our full Kuvings EVO820 review has more details

best juicer NutriBullet Juicer ProH&G gold badge

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Best juicer for speedy juices

Specifications

Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 27 oz
Feeding tube size: 3in

Reasons to buy

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Large capacity
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Reasonably priced
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Comes with a range of accessories

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Our NutriBullet Juicer Pro review has more details.

HuromH&G gold badge

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Best juicer for slow juicing

Specifications

Juicer type: Slow juicer
Power: 150W
Capacity: 11.8oz
Feeding tube size: 2in

Reasons to buy

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Lovely color range
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A more compact option
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Didn't take too long

Reasons to avoid

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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. 

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. 

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. 

Our Hurom HP Slow Juicer review has more details.

BrevilleH&G gold badge

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Best juicer and blender combo

Specifications

Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 34 oz
Feeding tube size: 3.5 inch

Reasons to buy

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Easy to assemble and clean
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Very speedy
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Excellent juice extraction
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No need to prep fruit

Reasons to avoid

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Lots of storage space needed
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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.  

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.  

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

Our Breville The 3x Bluicer review has more details.

Nutribullet Slow JuicerH&G silver badge

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Best budget-friendly masticating juicer

Specifications

Juicer type: Masticating
Power: 150W
Capacity: 20oz
Feeding tube size: 3in

Reasons to buy

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Well priced
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Simple assembly
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Powerful fruit juice extraction
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Minimal prep time

Reasons to avoid

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Makes pulp-heavy drinks

Many want to opt for a slow juicer to extract the most fiber as possible from their fruits, but they can be an expensive choice. The Nutribullet Slow Juicer may be less costly, but it performs well on fruits. Small and well-built, this compact juicer doesn’t take up much space at all, and has few components making assembly easy.

There’s a single on/off switch, with the 150W 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 heavy on the pulp, and leafy greans can get pulled through the system without any juice extraction. 

With a 20oz jug, you can feed enough fruit to make drinks for a few people, or just make extra to store in the fridge. Hand washing will prolong the life of this juicer, but there is no filter to scrub, which can often be the trickiest job. NutriBullet recommends flushing water through the system before disassembling to keep things clean.

Our full NutriBullet Slow Juicer review has more details.

Hurom juicerH&G silver badge

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The best premium masticating juicer

Specifications

Juicer type: Slow juicer
Power: 150W
Capacity: 16.9oz
Feeding tube size: 2in

Reasons to buy

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Superior quality
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Three colors
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Naturally compact

Reasons to avoid

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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. We enjoyed using this slow juicer, and its below-average size means it's well suited to smaller kitchens. 

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. We noted that this is a quiet choice, even when working with firm ingredients. 

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. However, we did notice that the ejection chute can clog up quite easily, so be on standby to clean it out as you juice. 

Our full Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer review has more details

Breville Juice Fountain Cold PlusH&G silver badge

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Best for large amounts of juice

Specifications

Juicer type: Centrifugal
Power: 1000W
Capacity: 70oz
Feeding tube size: 3.5in

Reasons to buy

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Dishwasher-safe components
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Multiple speed settings
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Wide feeding chute
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Extra large capacity

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky to store
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Could be too big for individuals

If you’re making a lot of juice for more than one person, the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus Juicer 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.

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.

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.

Our full Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus Juicer review has more details

SmegH&G gold badge

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Best juicer for citrus fruits

Specifications

Juicer type: Citrus
Power: 80W
Capacity: N/A
Feeding tube size: N/A

Reasons to buy

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Easy to operate
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Efficiently extracts juice from citrus fruits
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Small
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Dishwasher-safe components

Reasons to avoid

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Relatively slow
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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.

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.

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.

Our full Smeg Citrus Juicer review has more details.

Ninja

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Best juicer for budget buyers

Specifications

Juicer type: Cold press
Power: 200W
Capacity: 1 liter
Feeding tube size: 3in

Reasons to buy

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Great price
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Easy to use
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Dishwasher-safe parts

Reasons to avoid

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Damp pulp
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Lots of prep needed

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.

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.

Our full Ninja JC101 Cold Press Pro review has more details.

Omega

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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

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Excellent juice extraction
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High build quality
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Long warranty
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Relatively small capacity
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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.

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.

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.

How we chose the best juicers

NutriBullet Juicer with fresh green juice

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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 we looked at when choosing a juicer were 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.

We know that how we test the products we recommend is important, which is why we researched the models on offer to make sure that we covered a variety of brands and price levels, and we also took care to include a variety of slow and centrifugal juicers, as well as the occasional citrus juicer. 

Through our testing process we saw how well each juicer handled soft and firmer ingredients, monitoring the level of foam, noise, and checking how damp the pulp was to see how effective the juicer was at removing all of the available juice. Some juicers claim to be able to make nut milk and even ice cream, so when we tested one of these models we were sure to assess all of the claims made by each brand. 

Below you can find more information on who tested these blenders, and their expertise.