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Juicer Ratings: Top Rated Juicers

By: Kelly Burgess on February 02, 2017

Juicers: Ratings of Sources

Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

Editors of ConsumerReports.org 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.

Lesley Stockton , Jan. 7, 2016

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, 12 electric citrus juicers are tested and the best are named.

Rebecca Spear, Not Dated

Rebecca Spear tests a variety of juices, 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.

Cam McKenzie Ring and Laurel Miller, Aug. 31, 2014

Ten popular juicers -- a mix of masticating, centrifugal and citrus-style -- are put to the test and ranked and rated against each other. Pros and cons are noted and scores are weighted between ease of use, juice quality, yield, ease of set up, ease of storage and versatility. Each juicer also gets a thorough, individual review.

Joanna Sciarrino, Dec. 23, 2014

While they don't name all of the juicers they tested, editors of BonAppetit.com gave a variety of juicers a thorough test drive, and name the top three picks here. Breville centrifugal juicers are the two top picks.

Editors of Cook's Illustrated, September 2012

The editors of Cook's Illustrated test six electric juicers (or juice extractors), which allow you to extract the juice from almost any fruit or vegetable. The juicers are rated for performance, ease of use and cleanup after juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables. Testers also taste-tested the resulting juice after letting it sit in the fridge for three days. Just 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.

Editors of Good Housekeeping, March 2013

Product testers at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test 24 juicers and rate them for performance, which includes speed and thoroughness of extracting juice; ease of assembly, disassembly and cleaning, and other factors such as expense and instructions. All products are given an up to 5-star grade, and reviews are clear and concise and include pros and cons. Again, this sports an older date, but the majority of the juicers reviewed are still available and have not changed design.

Maryellen Driscoll, Not Dated

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.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2017

Amazon.com is an excellent site to learn 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.

Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of January 2017

BestBuy.com sells a wide variety of juicers, but most doesn't get the sheer number of ratings that products on Amazon.com garner. However, the top juicers may 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.

Contributors to BedBathandBeyond.com, As of January 2017

BedBathandBeyond.com 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.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of January 2017

Walmart.com 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.

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