Counting the lime slice in your G&T as one of your five lime slices a day may have taken you through the festive season, but it can't beat the refreshing goodness you get from a freshly squeezed glass of juice this new year , Now is the time to invest in an ergonomic juicing device to conjure up healthy drinks and more.
The latest juicing devices promise to preserve the nutrients in fruits and vegetables and to make juicing easy and clean. With such a large selection on the Internet, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best for you. To make it easier to buy the best juicer, we've summarized some of our favorite designs for 2020, put them through their paces, and arranged them by preference. We have also included buying recommendations for choosing your design so you can shop with confidence.
With clever attachments and easy-to-clean parts, the latest juicing devices for the worktop were developed with a view to comfort. When choosing a juice preparation suitable for your household, think about what you expect from your design. Check it out online and you will find slow juicers on the market that are available at pocket money prices for hundreds of premium devices, but more expensive models aren't always the best option. If you need to consider many family members, it's worth looking for a large-capacity design, such as pulp and juice jugs.
The most versatile and advanced machines include practical extras that you can use to spray nut milk, baby food and soups, and to make pure fruit and vegetable juices. However, if you have limited space on your work surface, you should choose a compact design that focuses exclusively on juicing fruit and vegetables, as opposed to an all-singing design that also mixes and processes.
You can find an online selection of juicer types. If you like orange and lemon juice, a citrus unit that extracts the juice from halved fruits is just the thing for you. But in our summary, we focused on juicers that work with all types of fruits and vegetables from blackberries to beetroot.
A popular type of fruit and vegetable juice press is the "centrifugal juice press", which presses the juice out with a fast rotating sieve and a flat cutting blade. Centrifugal designs are usually the cheapest and fastest option, and work well for fruits like apples and pears. Because they work quickly to shred ingredients, they don't go as well with softer fruits like berries or greens like wheatgrass. Another option is the "Slow Juicer", a type of vertically kneading juicer that chews and grinds the fibers of its ingredients and presses the juice and pulp to extract liquid through the filter. This is how cold press and standard kneading juice presses work, which store more nutrients than fast and flexible centrifugal designs. You will find that slow juicers work best with green leafy vegetables like wheatgrass and softer fruits like berries that centrifugal juicers are hard to deal with.
We have listed our test method at the end of this post ̵
1. Sana EUJ-707 Slow Juicer by Omega
A great all-rounder for your kitchen that can do more than juice.
Ergonomic and versatile.
Patience is required.  Horizontal housing
Chrome finish can be difficult to clean
We have classified the Sana EUJ-707 juicer from Omega as the most powerful juicer in our range due to its unique, efficient and versatile design. The Sana EUJ-707 juicer from Omega offers a variety of tools that allow you to do much more than just a simple juice. We think it offers excellent value for money. The horizontal design not only offers juice, but also useful accessories for grinding coffee beans, preparing fresh spaghetti, nut butter and baby food.
While we were making green juice, we found it to be most effective against leafy greens such as kale and spinach, and to drop a lot more juice from these ingredients than the other samples in our test. The design includes both a coarse and a fine filter, and the one you use has a really positive impact on the results. For example, when using the fine filter on an apple, we found that the drum and tubes were quite foamy. Stick to the coarse sieve for harder fruit.
You need a little patience to use this model. For example, it cannot take up a whole apple and you have to chop the fruit before pickling. After 30 seconds it was still chewing the apple. When the celery was attached, the machine also started to squeak, but the amount of juice was impressive. It doesn't get too loud either and reaches a reasonable 81 decibels in our broccoli flower test. Although there are no dishwasher-safe parts, the special cleaning brush works well in combination with a little warm soapy water to clean the parts after use.
2. Beko Slow Juicer SJA3209BX
An inexpensive juicer that can handle a range of hard and soft products. 19659002] Frustrating click in the start position
Drop when the spout is not being used
The Beko Slow Juicer SJA3209BX impresses with its striking stainless steel housing with illuminated actuation button. The speed of 60 rpm, which contains 80% more vitamins and 15% more juice than standard models, works evenly to gently chop the ingredients. Its large chute can hold an entire apple – albeit a small one.
While making a green juice, we found that each ingredient produced an impressive amount of liquid. The 1200 ml pulp and juice containers are a decent size so you don't have to stop and empty too often.
In our test, we found that this design worked best if we chopped ingredients as small as possible, because fruit and vegetables were stuck in the feed chute and in the cylinder chamber. To remove the ingredients, there is an inverted dial, although we had to manually take out a fibrous celery stick to chop it up before we could juice it again.
It took the juicer about 20 seconds to flash half an apple, and the noise level was an acceptable 87 decibels when juicing a broccoli flower. This is an average compared to quieter 80 decibels for the Kuvings model and more penetrating 91 decibels for the Sage design.
Washing up was easy enough, and with some running hot water and the pointed end of the cleaning brush we lured, we were able to easily remove pulp, then sit back and enjoy the results.
3. Sage 3X Bluicer Pro
A powerful mixer and juicer in one.
Mixer and juicer in one
Fast and effective
Informative navigation control
Loudest in our test
In contrast to the other juicers in our conclusion: The Sage 3X Bluicer Pro can can also be used as a mixer. The informative LED control panel stands out at first glance. This way you can navigate through the controls and adjust the speed. This is a function that we believe is lacking in conventional juicers.
In our compilation of the best juicers, we found that the sage is the loudest design and makes up to 91 decibels when juicing a broccoli flower. However, the speed was highest since an apple was juiced in just 10 seconds. In the packaging there is an instruction manual and instructions for selecting the juicing speed. This was very helpful when we found out how fast certain foods should be juiced. A grapefruit, for example, is classified as a soft fruit and must be slow and even at level 1, while a carrot at level 10 must rise quickly and angrily.
4. Kuvings Evolution juicer for cold presses
A quiet and durable design that comes with an inspiring recipe book.
Robust, luxurious design
Versatile with fruits and vegetables
A bit bulky
The Kuvings Cold Press Juicer is available in six elegant colors, including Champagne Gold, Gunmetal, Red and black. It comes with a comprehensive recipe book for drinks like Red Vitamin Radish Juice, which contains radishes, tomatoes, carrots, and lemons. There is also a tomato soup with pulp made from juice potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots and tomatoes.
The Kuvings cold press juicer is not cheap, but with its relatively heavy base and elegant body, you can say you pay for a durable, serious part of the kit. When making a green juice, we were impressed with how well the machine handled the ingredients, and especially how quickly drier ingredients like broccoli and spinach were juiced.
The machine can process an entire apple and was the quietest machine in our test – it only reached 80 decibels when chewing a broccoli flower. It took 26 seconds to juice half an apple, chew the skin efficiently, and produce a decent amount of juice. In the meantime, it took about 20 seconds to devour a celery stick that had to be pounded several times. In terms of safety, the machine only starts when the red dots are correctly aligned and the feed chute is quite high, so that your hands cannot come near the drum. The foam on the green juice we made was noticeably thicker in this design compared to others in our test, but it came off easily when we poured the juice into a cup.
5. Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer
A stylish addition for fans of the brand's legendary retro design from the 1950s.
Lever for regulating the juice density
No foam separator
Somewhat bulky at 10.3 kg
The attractive retro body of the The Smeg SJF01 Slow Juicer looks good on the countertop, but its basic functions are a little less luxurious. This juicer was specially developed for Smeg's legendary range of small and large devices from the 1950s and has all the basic functions, including a fine and coarse sieve, a juice jug with a lid, a pulp container and two cleaning brushes.
In our test it was good practice to juice the celery, which could be easily inserted into the shaft as soon as it was chopped and persuaded with the tamper. It only took 10 seconds to get a clear green juice. The sound rose to 89 decibels when juicing the broccoli floret, making it one of the louder designs in our test, but the juice came out surprisingly smooth, with minimal foam on the top.
Like many of the designs in our test, the Smeg only works if it is properly engaged. However, we had to hold onto the pusher when juicing harder fruit to prevent the juicer from shaking on the countertop.
How We Tested
Here we rated each juicer in our test in order of preference, highlighting their USPs and their least desirable assets.
In order to ensure a fair test in our list of the best juicers for 2020, we performed certain tasks with each juicer, making a delicious green juice from broccoli, ginger, celery, parsley, spinach, apple, pear and a slice of lime. To test how well the machines worked with hard products, we tried juicing a 20 cm celery stick and noted the result.
We also timed the average time it took each device to juice half a gala apple, and we evaluated where possible how well the juicer juiced an entire apple. To find out how loud the machines can get, we used the decibel meter app to record the sound level while each design was juicing a broccoli flower.
We rated each design for ease of use, easy cleaning, speed, price, safety features, versatility and general ergonomics.