The point of a juicer isn't just to cram you full of healthy vitamins and minerals to make you feel and look better. It's to make you feel like the king of nature, able to reduce mighty fruit to mere mush in minutes. We say mere mush – we mean nectar of the gods that will make you wonder how you ever lived without a juicer.
Juicers allow you to ingest more fruit and veg than would be possible eating them. The payoff is a bit less fibre but for all those extra vitamins it's surely worth it.
There are generally two main type of juicer. Centrifugal use a spinning disc and filters to create the smoothest juice fast and masticating juicers are slower but arguably easier to clean with more juice attained from the fruit and veg.
Here are the best of each that the internet has to offer right now.
This slow-speed juicer looks sleek, runs quietly and is easy to handle and clean. What's not to like?
The Panasonic MJ-L500 uses a stainless steel screw system to rotate and crush fruit and veg for maximum juice. But this also features a frozen attachment allowing you to pop in pre-frozen fruit for juicing. Yup, this is summer ready, making it easy to create cold fusions that are also healthy and vitamin rich.
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain
Breville has been a big name in the kitchen for decades and its latest juicers do it proud. The JE98XL is an 850-watt powerhouse that has dual speed options and can handle larger fruit and veg thanks to a 3-inch feeder tube.
The parts are dishwasher safe, including the one litre juice jug and the large capacity pulp collector. All that and there's a one year warranty too.
Philips Viva Collection Juicer
This top-loading (centrifugal) juicer (as shown above) has a big enough feeding tube (75mm) to let you chuck in whole fruits, produces two-litres of juice and is easy to clean.
After the 700w motor makes short work of whole apples and oranges, for example, Philips claims the QuickClean tech means your juicer will be clean in a minute. This is thanks to an electropolished sieve, all the pulp being collected in one place, and the parts being machine washable. And the mixing chamber is clear so you can watch the magic happen.
Sage Nutri Juicer
This centrifugal juicer, sponsored by Heston Blumenthal, gets 70 per cent of the vitamins and minerals from fruit, quickly.
The huge feeding tube lets you change an apple from solid to juice in just two seconds – the kind of speed you would expect from Sage, which invented the first whole-fruit juicer. The titanium reinforced Nutri Disc should stay sharp for longer, even when running at the powerful 1200w setting. The only downside is a one-litre capacity, but with a froth separator and three-litre pulp tray we're not complaining.
L'Equip Omni Juicer
This is a masticating juicer. That means it takes longer to juice but produces less oxygen and heat so the nutritional value of your glassful is greater in the end.
The Omni Juicer is particularly good for those who want to juice a wider range of fruit and veg that centrifugal juicers can't handle. The L’Equip Omni exerts a crushing force on fruit and veg in three progressive stages to maximise nutrient extraction from deep within the fibres and cell membranes of the plant material you are processing. Ideal for things like wheatgrass and green leaf vegetables that you're not likely to eat without a juicer.
Super Angel Juicer
$1,150, Super Angel Juicers.
The Super Angel Juciers, which come in varying levels to suit different budgets, are all about quality. The stainless steel design not only looks good but offers a low 82rpm juicing speed to optimise enzyme and nutrient retention by avoiding getting too hot.
The system works in three stages: one is to crush the fruit and veg, two and three grind and process it to a dry pulp for maximum extraction. And there's a 10 year warranty so you should be able to use it worry free.
The Super Angel Juicer range starts at $1,150.
Omega 9000 Centrifugal Juicer
Aside from sounding like a killer robot, the Omega 900 is also special because of its treatment of pulp.
Rather than ship it off to another compartment like most juicers do, this keeps it in the centrifuge basket making sure to extract every drop of nutrient and flavour. It will take a bit longer but the end result will be a tastier, healthier juice.
Andrew James Red Smoothie Maker
For a low priced option this is a do-it-all gadget.
The Smoothie Maker comes with four different attachments for multiple functions including: smoothie maker, blender, grinder and centrifugal juicer. With a one-litre capacity and two speed settings it really offers a lot for the price.