The Best Juicer

Get the most juice from your produce
The 30-Second Review

Whether you’re a juicing veteran or just beginning to explore your options, the best juicer should be easy to assemble, use and clean. We chopped and shredded our way to the best options on the market, testing 10 popular models for everything from efficiency to ergonomics and noise level.

Most Juice

If you drink juice frequently and want to get your money’s worth from your produce, the Hurom is our pick. It produced great-tasting juice — and lots of it, squeezing more into our glasses than any other model. An intuitive design, low noise level, and easy cleanup also helped the Hurom stand out. ($400)

Least Pulp

The Breville doesn’t wring fruits and veggies quite as dry, but its juice is smooth, with minimal fiber. Great if you love homemade juice but hate pulp. ($300)

Best Budget

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor
Noisy and prone to countertop splatter, but also cheap, fast, and quick to disassemble. It’s a good option if you only juice occasionally and don’t want to make a large investment. ($70)

The Best Juicers

There’s a lot to love about juicing. As nutritionist Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN sums it up, “Fresh-pressed vegetable and fruit juices can be fantastic additions to anyone’s diet. They’re great for adding extra phytonutrients and antioxidants to the diet, and they’re delicious.” But while just about any juicer will produce juice that tastes good, many are a hassle to clean and operate. The best juicer shouldn’t require you to memorize an instruction manual or spend hours scrubbing pulp from your machine.

Though the $400 price tag had us raising an eyebrow, the Hurom HH Elite Slow Juicer proved itself a standout performer for people who juice regularly. It’s a cold-press juicer, which means that’s it’s slow but through. It took about 8 minutes to produce a cup of juice, versus the 1-6 minutes of our other finalists, but it squeezed more out of our produce than any other model. For daily juicers, this performance adds up a lot less fruit and veggie waste over time. The Hurom was also quiet enough that we could chat easily during juicing — and with its two included brushes, easy disassembly, and lack of countertop splatter, we found cleanup surprisingly easy.

Homemade juice is typically quite fibrous. If you’re looking for a glass of juice that has a smooth texture, closer to what you might purchase at the grocery store, we’d suggest the Breville Juice Fountain Elite ($300). It’s a centrifugal juicer, a design that’s not going to wring every last drop from your fruits and vegetables. But it produced tasty juice that was virtually pulp-free.

If you want to start juicing regularly, but you’re unsure about dropping a lot of cash, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor ($70) did a respectable job at a low price point. It’s a lot noisier than the Hurom — on par with a blender — but its wide feed chute allowed us to drop in apple and lemon halves with minimal chopping. The Hamilton Beach was also the only budget juicer we looked at that included a cleaning brush — and an impressive 3-year warranty when other budget juicers offered only 1-year warranties. Its juice is much pulpier than the Breville, and it didn’t squeeze the produce quite as thoroughly as the Hurom, but we found juicing and cleanup easy.

Our Picks for Best Juicer

Most Juice

Hurom HH Elite Slow Juicer Squeezes the most juice from your produce.

If you juice regularly and want your machine to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible — from squeezing veggies dry to being straightforward to clean — the $400 cold-press Hurom HH Elite Slow Juicer is our pick.

The Hurom arrived mostly assembled and proved itself a powerhouse immediately: while juicers like the Omega and the Tribest only filled one-half to two-thirds of a standard 8-ounce drinking glass, the Hurom gave us nearly full glass. It came with a lidded pitcher for collecting juice, but the lack of splatter produced by its slow-turning auger meant we also had no problem putting our own glass directly under the juice spout, handy for mornings when the pitcher might already be in the dishwasher. (When we tried this with the Juiceman, we ended up with a foot-wide splatter radius.) You can run the Hurom with one of two filters — “low pulp” and “high pulp” — but our taste-testers reported the low-pulp option was still pretty pulpy. If you’re not a fan of all that fiber, we’d suggest the Breville, below.

Keep your juicer clean! Bacteria love to feast on unpasteurized juices, so it’s important to clean your juicer after each use — the sooner the better, since dry pulp can be a challenge to remove. We found that the strainer basket and pulp spout tend to need the most attention.

Cleaning the Hurom was a relief after struggling to clear the clogged pulp chute of the Tribest. We were able to wipe down and rinse off the entire machine in about 15 minutes. It comes with two brushes: a fluffier, softer brush for large areas, and a hard-bristled double-ended brush for tackling the mesh of the strainer basket. Cleaning the pulp container was especially straightforward since the Hurom’s pulp was so dry and easy to empty out. The pulp of the centrifugal juicers, by contrast, was so wet that it tended to stick in nooks and crannies, requiring more soap and scrubbing. We also appreciated the cap that fits over the Hurom’s juice spout, preventing it from dripping as you carry it to the sink. This feature that was bafflingly absent on every other juicer we tested, resulting in lots of sticky countertop puddles.

The Hurom’s extremely dry pulp (left) made clean-up easier than the wetter, less pulverized pulp produced by models like the Breville (right).

Cleaning the Hurom was a relief after struggling to clear the clogged pulp chute of the Tribest. We were able to wipe down and rinse off the entire machine in about 15 minutes. It comes with two brushes: a fluffier, softer brush for large areas, and a hard-bristled double-ended brush for tackling the mesh of the strainer basket. Cleaning the pulp container was especially straightforward since the Hurom’s pulp was so dry and easy to empty out. The pulp of the centrifugal juicers, by contrast, was so wet that it tended to stick in nooks and crannies, requiring more soap and scrubbing. We also appreciated the cap that fits over the Hurom’s juice spout, preventing it from dripping as you carry it to the sink. This feature that was bafflingly absent on every other juicer we tested, resulting in lots of sticky countertop puddles.

We found the Hurom easy to use, but a mismatch between the labels in the Hurom’s instruction manual and the labels on our machine made initial setup confusing.

We did have a couple of minor gripes. Our machine’s juice spout had two settings: “Close” and “Open” which were labeled in the user manual as “Clean” and “Juice,” making initial setup confusing. And we weren’t wild about the Hurom’s feed chute: Ours was made of opaque plastic, which meant we couldn’t see what was happening as we fed produce into the juicer — was it making weird noises because it was about to jam, or because it was chewing through a stringy piece of celery? The chute also had a narrower mouth than most of our finalists, requiring us to quarter our apples and lemons before adding them. Still, given the Hurom’s stellar performance in all other areas, these flaws weren’t deal-breakers. Overall, it’s a powerhouse that will appeal to avid juicers who aren’t afraid of pulp.

Least Pulp

Breville The Juice Fountain Elite Offers juice that's less pulpy than our other top picks.

If you’re of the opinion that “high fiber” and “juice” don’t belong in the same sentence, we’d suggest the Breville Juice Fountain Elite ($300). Of all our contenders, it did the best job of filtering out pulp, offering a much smoother texture than finalists like the KitchenAid, which testers complained still contained “vegetable chunks,” or the Juiceman, which produced a “foamy grittiness” we weren’t wild about.

Unlike the Hurom, the Breville wasn’t great at processing leafy greens. In the pulp container, we found a few quarter-sized pieces of unshredded kale, plus some intact strips of celery. But this held true of all the centrifugal juicers we tested: None are as thorough as cold-press juicers. And while the Breville’s fill line was not as high as the Hurom’s, it had by far the clearest and least pulpy juice of our top picks.

The machine itself is also quite visually appealing. The Breville looks even more expensive than the plastic Hurom thanks to a polished metal exterior, and the cord includes a looped handle that makes it especially easy to plug and unplug — a plus if you hate wiggling cords in and out of power outlets. The whole juicer came fully assembled, which meant we were able to start juicing immediately, and the Breville’s wide, 3-inch feed chute meant produce prep was pretty minimal: We could drop in apple halves without having to quarter them. Cleanup afterward was also quite simple: Disassembly was straightforward due to clear instructions in the user manual, and the included cleaning brush did a fine job of scrubbing the straining bowl.

But there were still a few minor hitches during testing. The cord is strangely located at the front of the juicer, right next to the spout, which meant that it tended to get in the way. You’re also stuck using the included pitcher: When we tried to juice directly into our own glass, the surrounding area (a 12-inch radius) got splattered with juice. You’ll have to be sure to keep track of the pitcher if you go with the Breville, but it’s a small problem for an otherwise high-performing machine.

For another low-pulp option, the Cuisinart Juice Extractor CJE-1000 ($149) is worth a shout-out. Like the Breville, it came fully assembled, with its own cleaning brush and 1,000 mL pitcher. We were impressed that it had five speed settings whereas the other juicers had two at most, and were glad to see that it produced minimal splatter even when we didn’t use the pitcher. It also had five “foam” settings on its spout, though we didn’t see significant difference while using it besides the juice slowing to a drip on the lower settings. While it produced less juice than the Breville, it was almost as liquidy, avoiding the thick, gritty texture of many finalists. If you want more settings to toggle with during the juicing process, the Cuisinart might be a good choice for you.

Best Budget Juicer

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor Noisy and a bit messy, but quick, tasty, and reasonably priced.

If you’re not ready to commit to a $300 appliance, or just prefer a juicer that does the job without a lot of frills, the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor ($70) was our favorite. During testing, it outperformed not only other budget options, but also some high-end juicers like the KitchenAid. It also boasts a 3-year warranty — impressive for centrifugal juicers, whose whirring motors generally wear out after just a year.

We wanted to like the bargain-priced Black & Decker ($40), but it had an extremely narrow feed chute that required us to chop our apples into sixteenths to get them to fit — a process we’d be reluctant to undertake every day. The Hamilton Beach’s 3-inch chute was a breeze by comparison: We were able to drop in large apple halves and entire celery stalks without a problem. Just be warned that the Hamilton is messy. Juice from the feed chute splattered back out as we pushed in produce. And, like all centrifugal juicers, the Hamilton isn’t the best at thoroughly juicing produce: We found a few large chunks of apple and kale in the pulp container that hadn’t been properly shredded.

That said, we were pleasantly surprised at how well the Hamilton Beach stacked up in taste testing, even against pricier cold-press models such as the KitchenAid — whose juice contained sizeable chunks of celery that our testers had to spit out. Many testers praised the smoothness of the Hamilton’s juice, noting that the Black & Decker and Oster were both grittier. You’ll get less juice and more foam than a top-performer like the Hurom, but the the Hamilton Beach offers tasty results and a respectable performance for a reasonable price.

If you want to go even cheaper, the Oster Wide Mouth Juice Extractor ($50) is a decent runner-up — we just felt more lukewarm about it than the Hamilton. The Oster’s feed chute is wide and easy to use, but it lacks a cleaning brush, which makes scrubbing the pulp basket tricky. And while testers liked the Oster’s juice, they reported it to be “a little gritty.” The Oster also offers just a 1-year warranty, versus the three years covered by Hamilton Beach. Still, if you’re new to juicing, want to see what the fuss is about, and don’t mind procuring your own cleaning brush, the Oster is worth a shot.

Did You Know?

Juicing isn’t for everyone.

Registered dietician Sylvia North warned us that “if you have a clinically diagnosed inflammatory bowel or kidney disease, some nutrients found in high concentrations in green juices may not be appropriate.” If you’re navigating any of these health challenges, “it’s best to talk to your registered dietitian or doctor.”

It’s still important to eat a balanced diet.

The US Department of Agriculture warns against relying on juice as your sole source of nutrition. This kind of diet won’t give you enough protein or fiber to maintain muscle mass and keep you feeling full.

When we spoke with nutritionist Shereen Lehman, she reiterated this point. “Juicing alone won’t fix an unhealthy diet,” she told us. “It’s also important to cut out the junk foods and eat more lean protein sources, dairy or calcium sources, whole grains, and more fruits and veggies.” Think of juicing as an addition to a healthy diet — if you don’t like eating all your produce whole, an additional 8 ounces of juice can help make up the difference.

Your body does a great job of detoxing on its own.

Everyone from Wall Street bankers to Beyoncé have tried juice cleanses, but registered dietitian Emily Braaten urged us to be wary: “There is no substantial scientific evidence to support the use of freshly squeezed juice for ‘cleansing’ purposes. Humans rely on the liver and the kidneys to separate out potentially toxic byproducts of metabolism,” she told us.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) point out that each of your kidneys “is made up of about a million filtering units” that remove about 1 to 2 quarts of waste and extra fluid a day via your urine. In other words, your body already has the whole detox thing covered.

Try these tips for maximum nutrient absorption.

As we noted earlier, it’s a good idea to drink homemade juice immediately. Beyond that, there are a few other ways to ensure that your juice as as nutrient-rich as possible:

  • Chill your produce in the fridge beforehand. This may help stave off oxidation, allowing your fruits and veggies to retain more nutrients.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to your juice. It sounds counter-intuitive, but fats help your body absorb more of the vitamins in leafy green vegetables like kale or spinach.
  • Incorporate citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges: Citric acid is a natural preservative that can help slow the oxidation process.
  • The quality of your produce also makes a difference. As a rule of thumb, the fresher the better.

The Best Juicer, Summed Up