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Best juicers money can buy in 2022


Whether you love to start your morning with a delicious glass of juice or you’re trying to squeeze extra servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet, juicing at home is a great addition to your lifestyle. Choosing the best juicer for your needs can be difficult with so many options available, so we’ve tested several of them to make shopping easier for you.

Centrifuga­l juicers, which are considered traditiona­l or entry-level juicers, produce strained juice in seconds as blades spin at high speeds to chop your produce and push it through a mesh sieve. These centrifuga­l machines can be loud and messy, but fresh juice seems like a fair trade. That’s especially true if you’re using homegrown produce — you know you want to add a leafy green or two from your garden to a delicious and nutritious juice.

You want to be sure your centrifuga­l juicer is easy to clean (citrus juice can get sticky!) and has enough power for an impressive juice yield — no one has time for a manual juicer if they’re trying to get out the door in the morning. The best juicer should also have a big enough feed tube for even larger pieces of produce. Even if you’re only planning to juice citrus fruit or celery, there are a lot of juicing options out there.

So if you’re in the market for the best juicer to make yourself a healthy drink (or nut butter), keep reading. We’ve gathered CNET’s picks for the best juicers for 2022 below.

BEST JUICER OVERALL Hamilton Beach Big Mouth (67601)

Hamilton Beach was the best performer when it came to getting the most citrus juice from oranges and green juice from kale (the top fruit and vegetable for juice found on most grocery lists). We also test apples to see how a juicer handles hard fruit (you’ll find that winner below). This 800-watt juicer has one speed; every other juicer we tested was a twin-gear juicer and had at least two speeds, but we didn’t find that necessary.

At just $70, the Big Mouth also takes the title for the best juicer on a budget out there today when you want to juice fruit and leafy vegetables. It’s dishwasher-safe, too, which is as important as juice quality in my opinion. My only complaint is that the Big Mouth doesn’t come with a juice receptacle to place beneath the spout. Many other models do include this, it shouldn’t be a problem but if you’re juicing straight into your own glass or pitcher.

Breville Juice Fountain Plus

True to Breville form, this vertical juicer felt high-end and looked great. The Breville JE98XL was a very close second to the Hamilton Beach as the best juicer when it came to performanc­e, and it gave us the best apple juice yield of the group. This two-speed, 850-watt Breville juicer is pricey at $180, but it comes with a few nice features.

It includes a 1-liter juice pitcher, and

more importantl­y, a “froth separator.” This handy divider inside the pitcher keeps the frothy top layer of your juice retained while you pour the good stuff. Like all the juicers on this list, you’ll also get a brush accessory for cleaning out the mesh sieve basket inside the juicer machine.

BEST DESIGN Oster JusSimple Easy Juicer Juice Extractor

Oster’s JusSimple juicer wins for best design. It was easy to use and easy to clean.

The sporty red coating on the filter makes it easier to clean out than uncoated metal models. A convenient rotating spout with open and closed positions keeps juice from dripping on your countertop from the feed chute.

The JusSimple also has a wide, 3-inch mouth, so you’ll do less chopping to fit your produce into the juicer. A lighted speed dial adds to the sophistica­tion of this model. While it didn’t give us the best results (the Oster came in fourth of eight), it was a pleasure to use and we’d be happy to give it a permanent home on our countertop if it were on sale.

 ?? CNET PHOTOS ?? The best overall juicer is the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth.
CNET PHOTOS The best overall juicer is the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth. BEST JUICER RUNNER-UP
 ?? ?? The best runner-up juicer is the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.
The best runner-up juicer is the Breville Juice Fountain Plus.
 ?? ?? Oster’s JusSimple juicer wins for best design.
Oster’s JusSimple juicer wins for best design.

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