What every best Juicers has:
- A wide feeder chute.
- Dishwasher-safe parts.
Editors of Consumer Reports test a variety of juicers by juicing apples, carrots, oranges and tomatoes. They score the models based on how much juice they extract from fruits and vegetables, how much noise they make and how convenient they are to use. The editors note that useful features for a juicer include a wide feed tube (which reduces pre-chopping), a brush for cleaning the filter basket, an interlocking pulp container and a juice container.
In this most recent juicer update, Lesley Stockton tests 9 juicers, with almost 40 pounds of produce. She ultimately picks the Tribest SW-2000-B Slowstar, with two Omega models as runners up. All testing is very thorough and involves research and interviews with experts. Elsewhere on this site, electric citrus juicers are tested and the best are named.
Nine popular juicers -- a mix of masticating and centrifugal-style -- are put to the test and ranked and rated against each other. Pros and cons are noted and the juicers are scored on factors such as extraction performance on a variety of fruits and vegetables, juice quality, yield, ease of cleaning and value. Each juicer also gets a thorough, individual review.
Julie Hartigan puts a number of popular juicers through their paces, juicing a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Both masticating and centrifugal juicers at a variety of price points are included. Six are ultimately recommended, based upon various factors such as price, size, juice quality and performance.
Top Ten Reviews tests a variety of juicers, both centrifugal and blender style juicers to name the top ten best. The top three also earn Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Testing is well-documented, and charts compare the juicers' performance with the other tested appliances. The juicing capability of each machine, prep and cleanup, design and customer service are all factored in.
While she doesn't name all of the juicers she tested, Marguerite Preston gave a variety of manual citrus juicers a thorough test drive, and names the top three picks here. She further breaks down her choices based upon which types of citrus fruits they are best suited for.
The editors of Cook's Illustrated test six electric juicers, rating them for performance, ease of use and cleanup after juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables. One model comes highly recommended; four are recommended -- with reservations -- and one juicer is not recommended at all, after earning the lowest scores possible in each category. Elsewhere on this site, electric citrus juicers and manual juicers are also tested. Although this is an older review, it remains relevant because the products are still popular and widely available.
Maryellen Driscoll tests more than 30 manual juicers on several cases of lemons, limes and oranges. She doesn't name all of the juicers she tested, but she does name her favorites in a few categories, including reamers, all-in-one juicers, juicing funnels and squeezers. Each category includes an explanation of that type of product and why you would use it, then a review of the top pick.
Product testers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test 24 juicers and rate them for performance. All products are given an up to 5-star grade, and reviews are clear and concise and include pros and cons. Again, some of these are older reviews, but the majority of the juicers here are still available and have not changed design.
Amazon is an excellent site for learning how a juicer holds up over time. Some juicers earn hundreds or even thousands of user reviews and rankings. Inexpensive, manual or small electric juicers are often higher-ranked than much more expensive, high-end models.
Best Buy sells a wide variety of juicers, but most doesn't get the sheer number of ratings that products on Amazon garner. However, the top juicers may still get hundreds of ratings, and the reviews tend to be thorough and include pros and cons as well as a handy breakdown of how many reviewers would recommend the product to a friend. It's also much easier here to sort juicers by type.
Bed Bath & Beyond is a top destination for kitchen appliances, and this website has a good selection of some of the most popular juicers. While the models tend to have fewer reviews than elsewhere, the reviews are helpfully broken down by value and quality, and owners can say if they would recommend the product to a friend.
Walmart is a great resource for looking at reviews of less-expensive juicers and hundreds of different models are listed. Quite a few receive a substantial number of user reviews, but juicers seem to garner lower ratings here than we see elsewhere. Reviewers can also say if they would recommend the juicer.
Although Target is a popular destination for kitchen appliances, they carry fewer juicers than many other retail sites. Still, there is a range of choices in various categories, and most get at least a few reviews.