Juicers: How we test juicers
We diligently note all the features of each machine, and measure its size, weight and capacity.
We put the juicers through their paces with a vast amount of fruit, including a total of 600 oranges, 10 pineapples, 150 beetroot, 50kg of carrots, 150 apples, 4kg of grapes and 4kg of strawberries.
We make a mixed fruit juice with oranges, pineapples, strawberries, apples and grapes, to provide a varied test of the juicing performance on a range of fruit types.
We measure how much juice is obtained, and compare this with the total weight of fruit we put in. We then assess the quality of juice by rating smoothness and taste.
For our vegetable juice recipe we take beetroot, carrot and apple and feed it into each machine. As for the fruit juice, we measure the quantity and quality of juice obtained.
Vegetable juice is perhaps the toughest test of a juicer's capabilities since many raw vegetables are hard and fibrous so require more power for smooth processing.
Finally we make orange juice from five oranges and assess how pulpy it is.
We test how easy each machine is to assemble, use and clean. This includes comfort, vibration and noise assessments.