Juicers aren’t just for healthy wheatgrass shots and tall green juices. The latest designs can conjure up so much more with fresh smoothies, sorbets, and nut milks all just a whizz away. Delicious cocktails, mocktails, and chilled yogurts can all be made in a good juicer, as can wholesome baby food for weaning juniors.
Sure, it might be easier to buy juice from the grocery store, but making your own juice from scratch is far more satisfying, we say, with no added sugar or preservatives to dull the flavor. You will need to prep correctly to get the best performance from the juicer—chopping and washing your fruit and veg so it fits neatly in the feeding chute, and picking the correct mesh filter for the task at hand—but the end game with a delicious drink in hand is definitely worth the graft. And once you’ve mastered the art of juicing, there’s no going back. A chilled fruit juice for breakfast can taste far more nutritious than carton juice, while a freshly-squeezed pomegranate daiquiri at dusk will be the talk of your dinner party.
There’s a wide selection of stylish juicers to buy online, but here you’ll find our selection of the most versatile options on offer. We’ve used these juicers to grind whole fruits such as apples and pears to a pulp, squeeze the goodness out of leafy veggies such as kale, and tackle fibrous veggies such as celery and broccoli. We’ve noted how easy they are to use and clean and how effective they are at extracting every last drop of juice.
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