Finest Juicers for 2021 – CNET

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Whether you love the taste of fresh juice or want to add an extra serving of fruits or vegetables to your diet, there are many reasons for that Juice at home. But what’s the best juicer for your specific needs? We tested eight of the best-selling and best-rated centrifugal juicers to see which ones give you the most OJ for your orange.

Entry-level juicers produce squeezed juice in seconds as the blades spin at high speed to shred your products and force them through a mesh screen. These centrifugal machines can be noisy and messy, but nothing beats fresh juice at home, especially if you’re using your own local products. – You know you want to add a leaf or two from your garden to a delicious and nutritious juice.

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You also want to be sure that your juicer is easy to clean and has enough power – no one has time for a manual juicer trying to get out the door in the morning. Your juicer should also have a filler neck big enough for even larger products – even if you just want to juicing citrus or celery, there are plenty of options and you want those sweet juice extraction features to be available at your fingertips. If that’s exactly what you’re in the market for, grab some green juice or nut milk and keep reading our picks of the best juicers for 2021 – this is how it all ends.


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Hamilton Beach did best when it came to getting the most citrus juice from oranges and green juice from kale (the best fruits and vegetables for juice that can be found on most shopping lists). We also test apple juice to see how a juicer processes hard fruit (see the winner below). This 800 watt juicer only has one speed. Every other juicer we tested was a twin speed juicer and had at least two speeds, but we didn’t find that necessary.

At just $ 65, the Big Mouth also holds the title of the best juicer on a budget today if you’re looking to juicing fruits and leafy greens. It’s also dishwasher safe, which I think is just as important as the juice quality. My only complaint is that the Big Mouth doesn’t come with a juice container that can be placed under the sink. Many other models include this, but if you’re juicing straight into your own glass or pitcher, it shouldn’t be a problem.

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True to the Breville shape, this vertical juicer felt high quality and looked great. The Breville JE98XL was the best juicer when it came to performance and it gave me the best apple juice yield in the group. This two-speed, 850 watt Breville juicer is expensive at $ 120 but it has some nice features.

It contains a 1 liter juice jug and, above all, a “foam separator”. This handy divider inside the jug will hold back the frothy top layer of your juice while you pour the good stuff. Like all of the juicers on this list, you will also receive a brush accessory to clean the strainer basket inside the juicing machine.

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The JusSimple juicer from Oster wins for the best design. It was easy to use and easy to clean. The sporty red coating of the filter makes cleaning easier than uncoated metal models. A practical swivel spout with open and closed positions prevents juice from dripping from the funnel onto your worktop.

The JusSimple also has a wide 3-inch mouth so you don’t have to grind to fit your products in the juicer. An illuminated speed dial adds to the sophistication of this model. While I didn’t get the best results (Easter came in fourth out of eight) it was a joy to use and I would love to put it permanently on my countertop when it goes on sale.

Other models

The three juicers above were the best performers, but I tested eight juicers in total. Here are the other five models:

  • Kuvings NJ series centrifugal juicers: This juice was our third winner when it came to juicing. A bit pricey at $ 149, but a good choice if you ever see it on sale.
  • Bagotte DB-001: At only $ 60, this juicer is a budget model that can get the job done.
  • Müller Austria: This 1,100 watt juicer was too average in performance to justify its $ 150 price tag.
  • Kujiinart CJE-1000: That looks good, but it performs badly. It’s also a whopping $ 179.
  • Black + Decker: This juicer was our worst performing, but it’s an affordable way to try your hand at juicing for just $ 40.

This is how the juicing test works

Testing juicers means juicing. We collected apples, oranges, and kale to put these juicers with different product textures to the test.

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Apples

To test the high-speed operation of the juicer, I cored and quartered three red apples (I used organic gala apples for this round of testing). Next, I weighed the apples, empty juice container, and empty juicer on a large kitchen scale. I then juiced the apples on the high level of the juicer or, if there were multiple speeds, the manual’s recommended apple speed.

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The result was a pink juice with a light brown pulp. After juicing, I measured the filled juice container and the juicer with its apple waste to determine how much juice came out of the apples and how much apple ended up in the pulp container. This is the same method I used for oranges and kale.

Oranges

I peeled three navel oranges and removed the fibrous center pulp. I measured them and the empty juicer and juice container. Depending on the size of the chute on the juicer, I cut the oranges into wedges that would fit in the chute.

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Fresh orange juice can be particularly frothy.

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For juicing oranges, I set the juicer on low speed, a good setting for soft fruits like oranges. When the juicer finished, I re-weighed everything and made notes.

Kale

Juicing tests would not be complete without a leaf green element. It’s worth noting that most centrifugal juicers don’t work as well as a cold press juicer (also known as a slow-chewing juicer) at extracting juice from vegetables. Still, it is possible and some centrifugal juicers are up to the task.

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Juicing kale is certainly colorful.

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As with the apple and orange juice tests, I measured and recorded the weight of the devices, as well as three large kale leaves. (There’s no need to cut here; kale stalks are high nutritional and go through the juicer.) With kale juice, I’ve seen much less volume, so it may be a better choice for you.

All models in comparison

Bagotte

70.07%

67.20%

22.86%

Black + Decker

61.83%

63.47%

16.25%

Breville

72.26%

75.61%

38.76%

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67.72%

62.05%

17.94%

Hamilton Beach

76.55%

65.31%

39.19%

Kuvings

73.46%

72.25%

23.83%

Müller Austria

71.91%

59.73%

23.17%

Easter

76.23%

63.38%

28.09%

Things to consider

Centrifugal juicers are ideal for processing oranges, apples and many other types of fruit and vegetables. When it comes to vegetables, a centrifugal juicer is not the best choice. It is important to think about what you will be juicing most often.

Of course, in all three tests, I take other factors into account in addition to weight information. I would recommend looking for a juicer with a wide mouth, about 3 inches. That will greatly reduce the amount of prep you need to do before juicing. I’m also a big fan of included juice jugs with foam separators (for what it’s worth, I also prefer pulp-free orange juice).

Other handy additional features include brushes (most juicers come with one), a cap to cover the spout and suction cups on the base of the juicer to keep it stable on your countertop.

Whichever electric juicer you choose, I bet you will have a lot of fun turning extra fruit or home grown produce into one big glass of refreshing juice. The fun doesn’t even have to stop. What did I do with all of my test juice? I made frozen juice pops.

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Orange ice pops are just waiting for summer.

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