The best juicer 2024: top cold press and centrifugal juicers you can buy

the best juicer is the Breville the juice fountain
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Save money with one of the best juicers in your kitchen. It will take a little more effort but you can have a smoothie or pressed juice anytime you want and you’ll save a lot of money in the long run. On top of that, you can experiment with flavors that you’ve never seen before to make your own signature drink. Plus, whatever you create will be as fresh as possible.

With that in mind, there are a couple things to consider before just picking our top option listed below. There are actually two types of juicers to choose from. Cold press, also known as slow or masticating, juicers are pricier appliances that grind and strain fruit and vegetables to squeeze out every ounce of liquid. The centrifugal variety use spinning blades to make juice and are cheaper, though will yield a little less juice. Of course, multitaskers might want to consider one of the best blenders instead, as they can cover a lot of the same ground while also letting you expand into soup and even cocktails.

To help you find the right one for you, we’ve used our years of collective experience and expertise to compile our top picks for the best juicer. We’ve thoroughly tested models from small and big names as well as included models at different price points, so that, no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find something that meets your needs.

The best juicer 2024: tried and tested by us

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Breville the Juice Fountain Cold on a kitchen countertop

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This is the best juicer overall

Specifications

Type: centrifugal juicer
Feed chute size: 3.2 inch / 8.2cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 70oz/ 2 liter

Reasons to buy

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Large capacity lidded jug
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Juice is smooth with no pulp
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Juicer stays cool during use

Reasons to avoid

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Poor results juicing leafy greens
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Lots of foam on some juices

If you're looking for the best juicer you can buy, Breville's the Juice Fountain Cold hits the sweet spot when it comes to juice yields, simplicity and price. With a 70oz/ 2L lidded jug and 3.6 qt/ 3.4L pulp container, this juicer can make large quantities of juice in one go, and we were impressed at just how clear the juice produced was and the fact there was no pulp included in the juice either.  

Known as the Sage the Nutri Juicer Cold in the UK, this is a centrifugal juicer. Still, it features 'Cold Spin Technology,' which the brand claims will ensure the juicer stays cool, despite its high spin speed, to avoid any heat damage to vitamins and minerals during the juicing process.

If you're a fan of kale shots, this isn't the juicer for you, as it struggled to extract much juice from leafy greens in our tests, and we also found that while juices were smooth and clear, they had a thick layer of foam on top. However, considering its mid-range price tag and ease of use, we think it's a great choice. 

Read our full review: Breville the Juice Fountain Cold 

The Amzchef Slow Juicer ZM1501 having just been used to juice oranges

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Best budget slow juicer

Specifications

Type: cold press juicer
Feed chute size: 1.8 inch / 4.8cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 0.74 quart / 0.7-liter

Reasons to buy

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Good value for money
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Easy to assemble
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Parts are dishwasher safe

Reasons to avoid

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Juice yield less than competitors
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Poor instruction manual

With a very affordable price tag, this slow juicer represents excellent value. It is ideal for those on a budget who still want to enjoy the benefits of a slow juicer, such as making refreshing drinks from leafy greens. 

On testing, we found it easy to assemble and simple to use. The juice yields were slightly below what we’ve seen from more premium slow juicers but exceeded the results from its nearest competitor in terms of price, the Ninja Cold Press Juicer. The components are dishwasher safe, which makes for easy cleaning, too. 

However, the feed chute is smaller than other juicers we’ve tested, which meant we had to spend more time chopping up fruit and vegetables before juicing them and the instruction manual wasn’t as detailed as we’d have hoped. 

Read our full review: Amzchef Slow Juicer ZM1501

Nama Vitality 5800 on a kitchen countertop

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Best premium juicer

Specifications

Type: Cold press juicer
Feed chute size: 2 inch / 6.35 cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 0.2 gallon / 1 liter juice jug

Reasons to buy

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Makes smooth, clear froth-free juice
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Good juice yields
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Quiet in use

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive compared to the rest of the market
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Small feed chute

If you're looking for the best juicer for leafy greens, the Nama 5800 will be right up your street. We were extremely impressed with this juicer, which is neat and compact. We achieved some of the highest juice yields (the amount of juice compared to the original weight of fruit and vegetables) we've ever seen, even when juicing kale which is notoriously tricky to juice. However, it's also one of the most expensive on the market. During testing, we found it simple to use and love that it comes with three interchangeable strainers, which allow you to make smoothies and sorbet as well as refreshing juices. In addition, we found the juice it extracted, both from soft fruits and harder, fresh fibrous produce, was clear, smooth, and froth-free.

The feed chute is not as wide as some juicers we've tested, so we had to chop larger fruits up before juicing, but this is a minor gripe on what is one of the best juicers we've tested to date. 

Read our full review: Nama Vitality 5800

Smeg CJF01 citrus juicer with a variety of citrus fruit to test

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Best juicer for citrus fruits

Specifications

Type: Manual
Feed chute size: N/A
Juice pitcher capacity: N/A

Reasons to buy

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No assembly required
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Does a good job at juicing
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Cleaning is minimal

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky
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Doesn't remove all the seeds and pulp
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Height of spout can't be adjusted

If you enjoy your citrus fruits, then getting a citrus juicer is one way you can start to enjoy them more. However, it is limited to only being able to juice your grapefruits, oranges, lemons, and limes, so if you don't regularly tuck into these, this will not be the appliance for you.

In our test, we were impressed with how easy it was to remove the juice from the fruit. There were no dials or controls to operate - we just switched it on, and away we went. The motor is automatically powered on and off when you apply or remove the pressure to the juicing cone.

What we really liked about the citrus juicer was the design. It's beautiful, as are all the retro 50s style appliances in the range. What we didn't like about it was that the height of the spout could not be adjusted, so that we couldn't use our favorite glass.

Read our full Smeg CJF01 citrus juicer review

Nutribullet Juicer on a kitchen countetop with a bowl of celery

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Best affordable centrifugal juicer

Specifications

Type: Centrifugal juicer
Feed cute size: 3.2 inch / 8.2cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 27oz/ 800ml

Reasons to buy

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Wide feed tube can fit a whole apple without cutting up
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Juice pitcher comes with a lid for easy juice storage

Reasons to avoid

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Juice not completely pulp free
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Lots of froth on top of most juices
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Not effective juicing leafy greens

This is a great entry-level juicer for those on a budget. Two-speed settings make it easy to use, and the dishwasher-safe components mean cleaning it is a breeze.

It's effective at producing plenty of juice from fruit and vegetables, but in our tests, the juices we created weren't completely smooth and had a large layer of froth on top too. The Nutribullet Juicer also struggled to produce much juice from leafy green vegetables, such as kale, although this is what we'd expect from a centrifugal juicer. A compact and neat juicer, the Nutribullet has a wide feed chute, so we didn't have to waste time chopping fresh produce, and the pitcher comes with a lid to make storing the juice easy. There's also a recipe booklet, which offers plenty of inspiration for those new to juicing. So if you're on a budget, this is a juicer worth considering. 

Read our full review: Nutribullet Juicer

Kuvings B1700 being used to juice oranges

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Best juicer for more than just juice

Specifications

Type: Cold press juicer
Feed chute size: 3.2 inch / 8.2cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 0.18 gallons / 800ml

Reasons to buy

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Makes smooth, clear froth-free juice
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Accessories to make more than juice are available
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Quiet in use 

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive compared to the rest of the market
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Bulky

If you're looking for an appliance that can prepare more than just refreshing fruit and vegetable drinks, the Kuvings Evolution 820  Cold Press Juicer is worth considering. 

It comes with two strainers, but an additional homogenizer that allows you to make nut butter, sauces, purees, and fresh 'ice cream' from frozen fruits, is also available for the juicer, along with a smoothie strainer. 

During testing, it impressed us by producing smooth, clear froth-free juice from an array of fruit and vegetables. It's also one of the quietest we've tested too.

The Kuvings Cold Press Juicer doesn't come cheap, but with its relatively heavy base and stylish body, you can tell you're paying for a durable, serious piece of kit. 

Read our full Kuvings EVO820 Evolution Cold Press Juicer review

The Bagotte DB-001 juicer on a kitchen countertop next to some oranges and carrots ready to be juiced

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A compact juicer for small quantities

Specifications

Type: centrifugal juicer
Feed chute size: 2.6 inch/ 6.5cm feed tube
Juice pitcher capacity: 0.37-quart / 0.35-liter

Reasons to buy

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 Compact size
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Easy to use
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Very affordable

Reasons to avoid

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Can only be used for one minute at a time
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Struggles with leafy greens

This model is worth considering for those who only want to juice small quantities at a time - perhaps you're the only person in the house who drinks juice. It's compact, easy to use, and very affordable, too. 

It comes with a 0.37-quart / 0.35-liter juice jug, which is enough for one portion of juice at a time, any more, and you'll have to keep emptying it. 

In our tests, it impressed us with how quickly it could juice an apple as well as the amount of juice extracted from carrots, but the juice extracted wasn't completely smooth. The manual recommends only running it for a minute at a time which we found frustrating. 

As it's a centrifugal juicer, we weren't surprised that it struggled to extract much juice from leafy greens. However, this fits the bill for those on a budget or looking for a compact machine perfect for small quantities. 

Read our full review: Bagotte DB-001 juicer

Smeg SJF01

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A good looking retro-style juicer

Specifications

Type: cold press juicer
Feed chute size: 3.5 inch / 8.8 cm
Juice pitcher capacity: 0.21 gallon / 1-liter

Reasons to buy

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Eye-catching good looks
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Easy to operate
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Juice density regulation lever

Reasons to avoid

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No froth separator
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Basic features

The attractive retro body on the Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer certainly looks good on the counter, but its basic functions are a little less luxurious. Designed to match Smeg’s iconic range of 1950s small and large appliances, this juicer has minimal accessories and lacks a froth separator. 

In our tests, we found it was simple to use and, on the whole, produced clear, smooth juice from an array of fruit and vegetables. We were also impressed with the juice density regulation lever, which allows the thickness of the juice to be adjusted to your tastes. 

While it may not be the most high-tech juicer on the market, it fits the bill if you want smooth juice and good looks from an appliance. 

Read our full Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer review