If festive bingeing has left you with a head full of regrets and your pores oozing brandy butter, you’ll no doubt have a list of health-conscious resolutions to whip yourself into shape for the year to come. These five juicers could help you on your way.
If you’re planning a January health kick, why not add a dash of deliciousness to your detox and start making your own fresh fruit and vegetable juices? We’ve rounded up five new juicers to look out for in 2014, from the affordable to the high-end.
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Cuisinart CJE500U Compact Juicer, £99
This juicer has a small footprint – it’s only 22cm wide – so is suitable for those with less kitchen workspace. Cuisinart also claims it reduces preparation time thanks to a large feed tube and gives you juice ‘with the touch of a single button’.
See what our researcher thought of this juicer’s predecessor in our Cuisinart CJE1000U Power juicer first look.
Hotpoint SJ4010AX0UK Slow Juicer, £149
While most juicers use a rapidly spinning blade and centrifugal force in order to produce their yield, slow (masticating) juicers use lower-speed grinding gears and take their time. But your patience is rewarded with more juice from your fruit, less oxidation (so your juice will keep longer) and, it’s claimed, more nutritional value.
This is the first big-brand slow juicer to come to UK shores, but is it worth the wait? Read our Hotpoint SJ4010AX0UK Slow Juicer first look to see what we made of it.
Philips HR1863 Viva, £79
This model is from Philips’ new Viva collection, which is designed to be a more affordable way into the juicing scene than its more powerful and feature-packed Avance range.
However, despite its lower price tag, Philips claims that you can still clean up any mess from your juicing exploits in just one minute, and also that you can make two litres of juice before the pulp container fills up.
Does this machine pack a good punch despite its small price tag? Find out in our Philips HR1863 Viva first look review.
Lakeland Juicepresso, £300
Another masticating juicer, this new juicer from Lakeland has ‘patented squeezing technology’ that compresses fruit and vegetables using a one-piece mechanism.
Juice emerges from one spout while pulp is discarded via a separate chute, and Lakeland claims that the machine is even strong enough to handle root vegetables.
See our Champion 2000+ juicer review to see how a similarly priced masticating juicer did in our tests.
Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Pro, £266
The world-renowned chef lends his name to this top-of-the-line centrifugal juicer, which is one of the bestselling models around.
It’s hugely powerful, packing in 1500 Watts, and has an extra-large chute to take bigger fruit and vegetables and cut down on preparation time. It also comes with a soft fruit disc for use on bananas and the like, and has variable five-speed controls.
Is buying this celebrity chef-endorsed juicer a wise decision? See our Sage by Heston Blumenthal Nutri Juicer Pro first look for our advice.
- Take a look at our full list of verdicts in our juicer reviews
- For buying advice, see our guide on how to buy the best juicer
- To find out how we score products, see how we test juicers