Are slow juicers worth the wait?New results from Which? reveal the best juicers

21 November 2015


Our tests reveal which juicers will get the most out of your fruit and veg

Manufacturers of slow juicers have long claimed that their 'gentler' method of crushing fruit and veg extracts more juice than traditional centrifugal juicers. But do they really make the best juicers?

Slow juicers - also known as cold-press or masticating juicers - are usually much more expensive, so it's worth knowing whether they live up to their reputation.

We've just tested four centrifugal juicers and three slow juicers, including models from KitchenAid, Hurom and Green Star, and found that you don't need to pay a fortune to get a brilliant juicer.

To compare the scores for all nine new juicers, including the latest Philips juicers and a compact juicer from Sage, head straight to our juicer reviews.

Centrifugal vs slow (masticating) juicers

Slow juicers range in price from around £150 to over £400 - much more than your average juicer. They work by gradually crushing fruit and vegetables using a large screw (known as an auger) as opposed to the fast-spinning blade used in centrifugal juicers.

They claim to extract more juice, but we've found that this isn't necessarily the case. Two of the slow juicers we tested recently scored five stars for juice extraction, but one wasn't as impressive. And of the seven slow juicers we have on test, three failed to score the maximum five-star rating for juice extraction. 

What's more, several centrifugal juicers excelled at this job in our testing - as well as being speedy, easy to use and budget-friendly. 

So is it worth paying out for a slow juicer? The best models do extract a lot of juice, but if you've got your heart set on this type of juicer make sure you read our juicer reviews before buying to ensure you don't end up with a dud. 

Best centrifugal juicers

If you just want the best juicer around, we've unearthed some top-notch centrifugal juicers, including a model which scored a stunning 87% - our best on test. Find out which model topped our tests, and see the three other juicers that have made the grade by heading straight to our Best Buy juicers. 

Our latest test results include a compact model from Sage designed for smaller kitchens, and two Philips juicers with a pre-clean feature which helps to rinse out the juicer between juicing sessions. Follow the links below to see if these innovative juicers are good buys.

Which? juicer reviews

Below is the full list of new juicers we've tested. You can click on the links to go to a specific juicer, or to see reviews of over 40 juicers, head to our juicer reviews.

Slow (masticating) juicers

  • BioChef Atlas Cold Press Juicer - £199
  • Green Star GS2000 - £429  
  • KitchenAid Artisan Maximum Extraction - £319

Centrifugal juicers 

  • Braun Multiquick 3 J300 - £80
  • Jason Vale Fusion MT10202W - £100
  • Novis Vita Juicer 6511 - £240
  • Philips Viva HR1857/71 - £65 
  • Philips Avance HR1875/21 - £200
  • Sage Nutri Juicer Compact BJE200SIL - £129

Prices correct as of 16 November 2015.

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