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The best juicers of 2023 for juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, tested and tried
We review the best juicers from top brands, including cold presses and slow juicers - are they worth the extra washing up?
I love starting the day with freshly squeezed juice, whether it's a simple orange juice or a more complicated concoction with all sorts of fruits and vegetables. It's a good way to have one of the five daily meals, provided you don't drink too much juice, which can be bad for your teeth - the NHS recommends a maximum of 150ml per day. The ideal way to avoid expensive store-bought products that may contain sugar is to have one of the best juicers at home.
A juicer allows you to place fruit, often whole or unpeeled, in a container and squeeze it into juice. The pulp is disposed of in a bin or composted. Juicers differ from blenders in that they extract the liquid instead of mixing everything together, while food processors are geared toward preparing raw ingredients - chopping, dicing, slicing, kneading, and so on.
I've tried all of the current juicers from major well-known brands to find the best juicer for the home. My in-depth reviews are further down this post, followed by a quick guide on how to use the devices. If you're in a hurry, here are my top five.
How to choose the right juicer for you
There are two main types of juicers: centrifugal and slow juicers. Slow juicers, sometimes referred to as cold press or masticatory juicers, break down the fruit or vegetable into smaller components before squeezing it into juice. "The result is that more juice is extracted without the internal components generating heat, but at a much slower pace," says Elias Ebert, CEO of iSqueeze, a provider of professional juicing machines for hotels and restaurants.
Centrifugal juicers, on the other hand, have a blade that rotates at high speed, so the juice is pressed much faster than slow juicers. The downside is that the juice tends to foam and they are less effective on leafy greens. Centrifugal juicers tend to be cheaper.
Finally, there are citrus presses that do exactly what they say on the box. Unlike high-tech juicers, all you have to do here is cut the citrus fruit of your choice in half and press the fleshy half onto a rotating press.
The most important thing with all juicers is that they are strong and sturdy, not too bulky and able to produce the amount of juice needed. "The juicing process places high demands on the device, so it has to be really robust if it's going to be used daily at home," says Ebert. Spending a little more money can pay off in the long run.
How I tested the best juicers
I ran a range of fruits and vegetables through the juicers to see if they could handle both soft and hard ingredients. I used large chunks of fibrous vegetables like celery and carrots, whole if possible, to see how quickly and smoothly each gadget could shred them. I also paid attention to how loud the devices are, how easy they are to assemble and disassemble, and how easy they are to clean.
How do I clean my juicer?
In general, juicers have some parts that are machine washable and others that are not. However, they are relatively easy to clean by hand. Most come with a small brush for removing larger chunks stuck to the screen, and a good rinse under the tap or a light scrubbing is usually enough to fully clean the dirtiest parts.
Article from www.telegraph.co.uk/recommended/home/best-juicers1