From delicious drinks and healthy nut milks to hearty salsas and more, these juicers are more than up to the challenge
What is the best juicer to buy online?
We have found an excellent range of centrifugal and slow juicers online. A particular favorite is the Kuvings Evo Juicer (£479, from amazon.co.uk), which we recommend for its wide flip-gate feed opening, excellent performance and impressive results.
If, like us, you're looking to swap the midweek G&T for a healthy alternative, our picks for the best juicers will help. Compact and cleverly designed, the latest juicers are great for making healthy, refreshing drinks - all from the comfort of your kitchen. Read on to find out which models made GQ's top list of the best juicers for every budget.
Why should I buy a juicer?
Whether you want to make a detoxifying green juice for your morning health routine or a blueberry mojito to celebrate the weekend, a juicer is an extremely versatile piece of equipment to keep on hand, and it offers more specialized features than even the best blenders .
A juicer is the ideal way to get your five veg and fruit meals a day and to discover new fruits and veggies through the delicious medium of fresh juice. Some of the latest models not only provide you with flavorful drinks, but can also make delicious salsas, nut drinks, nut butters, yogurt, frozen fruit desserts and purees.
Once you've mastered the art of snapping the containers into place, the latest models are easy to use and save you from the inflated prices of store-bought juices. Thanks to the dishwasher-safe parts and the included brush accessories, cleaning doesn't take long either
What should I look out for when buying a juicer?
Centrifugal versus masticating juicers
There are two main types of juicers, and the ingredients you want to juice will determine both the design you buy and the amount of juice extracted. Centrifugal juicers are good for hard vegetables and fruits like carrots, apples and pears because they crush the fruit at high speed and drain the pulp through a fine mesh strainer. Masticating or slow juicers, on the other hand, grind and press ingredients at a much gentler pace, allowing them to squeeze far more nutrients into the juice. A slow juicer is also best for juicing leafy greens, wheatgrass, citrus fruits, and softer fruits like berries.
An extra wide filling opening
If you're in a hurry and don't want to chop the ingredients too finely, you should opt for a model with a large opening that can fit a whole apple at a time or large carrot sticks.
If you want to use your juicer to do more than just drinks, look out for a dedicated attachment for processing nut butters, nut drinks, salsas, and frozen desserts.
For those days when you want a drink with a little more texture, a smoothie strainer comes in handy - it's basically a juicing strainer with larger openings that allow more pulp to pass through.
KUVINGS JUICER EVO 820
What makes the Kuvings Evo 820 Slow Juicer so user-friendly is its large 82 mm wide filling opening with flip gate. It can load whole fruits like apples into the hopper at once, reducing prep time and speeding up the juicing process. Averaging 70 decibels when operating, it's one of the quieter juicers we've tested.