The Best Juicer for Smooth Delicious JuiceThe Best Juicer for Smooth Delicious Juice

The Best Juicer

Or how to avoid paying shop prices for a glass of juice.
Sarah Idle
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Sarah Idle
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Jun 16, 2020
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At a glance

If it’s one thing we’re short of these days it’s time. Luckily, our modern world gets this. Which is why nowadays we have plenty of things to help us save it. No time to cook dinner? Hello your favourite food-ordering-and-delivery app. No time to walk? Hop on an electric scooter that’s lying nearby. No time to eat an apple? Blitz it in a juicer and enjoy its juicy goodness instead.

Not only does a decent juicer make quick work of your favourite fruit, whipping up fresh, delicious juice at home might be cheaper than juice bar prices. A decent juicer offers you convenience, with minimum pre-cutting required. It’s easy to use and is backed by a good warranty. 

This is a guide to Australia’s best cold press and fast juicers. It’s been informed by hours of research which includes independent testing and real Aussie customers’ thoughts.

Best cold press

Kuvings B8000

From the extra wide chute for minimal prep time to easy clean features like the smart cap, we reckon the Kuvings B8000 is Australia’s best cold press juicer. As well as an attractive price, it’s quiet and comes with a sorbet maker to transform it into a multi-use tool.

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Mod Cold Press Juicer

A modern juicer very much designed for Instagram, that still delivers – meet the Mod Cold Press Juicer. Like our winner, it’s well-priced and multi-functional. It also has an extra wellness focus thanks to its wellness plan and recipes plus Mod-branded juice flask. The drawback? It’s not independently tested – yet.

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Best fast juicer

Breville the Juice Fountain Max

The Breville the Juice Fountain Max is an easy to use fast juicer that works quickly. Thanks to its extra wide chute (the biggest we reviewed), it can tackle whole large apples and oranges. Its stainless-steel body gives it a modern appearance, with its looks backed up by independent testing.

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Best for Budget

Home & Co Juicer

The Home & Co Juicer Large is a no-frills fast juicer that’s easy to use. A wide chute and 1,000-watt motor can juice a range of produce, but its biggest selling point is its low price - just $59. It’s a great way to see if a juicer works for you.

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How we picked

We planned this to be a guide to Australia’s top cold press juicers. We originally thought that cold press juicers were better nutritionally than their fast siblings. This was because of their pressing technique, and lower speeds and temperatures.

However, after hours of research, we worked out that perhaps cold press juicers aren’t that superior to fast juicers when it comes to nutrition. As CHOICE puts it, “There's no single juicer or juicer type that consistently extracts the maximum amount of nutrients from each juice tested”.

So, we changed our scope. This is now a guide to Australia’s top rated juicers, and it includes both cold press and fast juicers.

If you’re wondering what the differences are, check out the FAQs.

To choose Australia’s best juicers, we started with CHOICE, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group. This gave us a list of independently tested juicers. We ran these through ProductReview.com.au to see how real Aussies rated them. 

Then we did the exact opposite: we found the top-rated juicers on ProductReview.com.au and then saw what CHOICE thought of them.

Which left us with a mix of juicers that were either top-rated by CHOICE or by consumers – but not both. So, we’ve been open about who rates which juicer, and why. 

To us, the best juicers are easy to use and ideally, clean. Although this considered the fact that cold press juicers aren’t dishwasher safe. We initially thought we wanted juicers with a small footprint, but that’s difficult to find. Turns out, whichever type you choose, they’re all bulky. We wanted a good warranty that reflected your investment and a balance between affordability and quality. Ideally, we wanted them to be independently tested by CHOICE and have a minimum of 100 reviews and 4 stars on ProductReview.com.au.

Armed with that criteria, we found Australia’s 10 best juicers.

Best cold press -> Kuvings B8000

Kuvings B8000

From the extra wide chute for minimal prep time to easy clean features like the smart cap, we reckon the Kuvings B8000 is Australia’s best cold press juicer. As well as an attractive price, it’s quiet and comes with a sorbet maker to transform it into a multi-use tool.

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From our research, the difference between a good cold press juicer and a great one is the size of the chute. The bigger the chute, the bigger the fruit or veg you can put in – and the less pre-chopping you need to do. The Kuvings B8000 has an extra-large chute (7.6x7.6cm): it can handle a whole apple. 

The range of ingredients it can handle is impressive and varied. As well as fruit, this includes nuts like almonds, cashews and hazelnuts (once they’ve been soaked overnight), wheatgrass, herbs, the skin of oranges (although this may be quite bitter), carrots and celery. 

It uses Ultem in the screw and strainer, which you’ll also find in NASA space shuttles and medical equipment. This means it’s durable and long-lasting. To help keep it clean, it has a smart cap which stops juice dripping out the spout. 

With a 400ml capacity, you can produce juice for 1-2 people at once. It comes with a sorbet maker, recipe book, strainer (for frozen ingredients), cleaning tool and brush. It also has an impressive warranty, with a 20-year one on the motor, and 5 years on parts. It’s the quietest cold press juicer we’ve reviewed and even comes in around $500, which is an excellent price for a cold press juicer.

Although we couldn’t find any independent customer reviews on ProductReview.com.au, it has been thoroughly put through its paces by CHOICE. 

Why buy the Kuvings B8000

Sorbet maker

For the price, we thought the sorbet maker was a brilliant extra. It helps make this cold press juicer a multi-use tool, capable of whipping up frozen desserts as well as juices.

Chute size

Its big chute (7.6x7.6cm) means you don’t need to do much, if any, pre-chopping. This makes the Kuvings B8000 very convenient. Stringy veg, like celery, will need to be pre-cut – we haven’t found any cold press juicers which can handle celery whole.

Quality

The material used in the Kuvings B8000 is high quality. Although BPA-free material is quite standard, the use of durable Ultem in the screw and strainer, which NASA uses in its space shuttles, demonstrates their commitment to quality. 

Quiet

The quietest cold press juicer we reviewed, you can make your juice without feeling like a plane’s taking off in your kitchen. 

Smart cap

Found on the end of the spout, the smart cap stops juice dripping out of the machine and onto the benchtop. Plus, for quick, easy rinsing, keep the smart cap closed and run a glass of water in the juicer.

Warranty

It comes with a huge 20-year warranty for the motor, and a 5-year warranty for parts. This is for domestic use only and is one of the best warranties of the cold press juicers we reviewed. 

Inclusion

As well as the sorbet maker, it comes with all the kit you need to keep it clean; a comprehensive instruction and recipe book; and a strainer for frozen ingredients.

Safety

The rubber feet keep the juicer safely on the benchtop. You can only operate the juicer if it’s properly and fully assembled. There are 3 heat vents to allow longer use, and an auto shut-off if the juicer is in danger of overheating. 

Reverse function

All good cold press juicers should have a reverse function – the Kuvings B8000 does.

Price

Cold press juicers are more expensive than fast juicers. The RRP of the Kuvings B8000 is $499, which we think is very reasonable for a juicer of this quality.

The not-so-good bits

Consumer reviews

There’s a lack of independent consumer reviews – it’s not on ProductReview.com.au. Which isn’t a deal-breaker, but it does provide good insights as to how the juicer performs in Aussie kitchens.

Storage

With all its bits, it can be difficult to store. Plus, there’s no cord storage. Make sure you’ve got plenty of room in the kitchen, it measures 22.8 × 20.8 × 44.8cm.

Not dishwasher safe

No parts of the Kuvings B8000 can be put in the dishwasher. To clean, you need to pour water into the juicer and turn on the motor. We don’t think this is too difficult. None of the cold press juicers we reviewed are dishwasher safe. If you’re after a cold press juicer, you need to accept that they need a bit more care – be prepared to handwash them. 

In summary 

From the extra wide chute for minimal prep time to easy clean features like the smart cap, we reckon the Kuvings B8000 is Australia’s best cold press juicer. As well as an attractive price, it’s quiet and effective and even comes with a sorbet maker. This makes the Kuvings B8000 more than simply a cold press juicer, it’s a multi-use tool capable of juicing a huge range of ingredients, including soaked nuts, wheatgrass and carrots. Thoroughly independently tested, there aren’t yet any insights from real Aussies.

Best looking -> Mod Cold Press Juicer

Mod Cold Press Juicer

A modern juicer very much designed for Instagram, that still delivers – meet the Mod Cold Press Juicer. Like our winner, it’s well-priced and multi-functional. It also has an extra wellness focus thanks to its wellness plan and recipes plus Mod-branded juice flask. The drawback? It’s not independently tested – yet.

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If there was ever a cold press juicer for the Instagram age, it’s the Mod Cold Press Juicer (seriously, check out their Instagram). With its retro styling, it’s one beautiful cold press juicer. But it’s not only its looks that are impressive – it’s a very worthy contender thanks to its similarities to the Kuvings B8000.

It too has a wide mouth chute, although we couldn’t find the actual dimensions of it. It also claims to be super quiet, although we couldn’t find the decibel rating of it. 

Like the Kuvings B8000, it has a multifunctional attachment that allows you to make sorbet, plant milk and butters. It offers the same impressive warranty too: 20-years motor, 5-years parts and the same RRP ($499). It also claims to devour all fruit and vegetables, including tough stringy ones, like celery.

In the box, you’ll find a filter, 2 juicing jugs, a strainer, cleaning brush and recipes (marketed as a ‘wellness plan’). Unlike the Kuvings B8000, it comes with a juice flask. 

The other thing we like about the Mod is that it’s from an Aussie-owned and run company. Aussies like the Mod Cold Press Juicer too. It’s a ProductReview.com.au Award Winner 2017, 2018 and 2019. Currently, it has 4.7 stars from 97 reviews. Customers rave about its ability to handle tough veg, including celery and beets, how easy it is to clean and its quietness.

The downside for us? It hasn’t been independently tested by CHOICE, making some of its claims hard to verify.

Related: MOD Cold Press Juicer Review

Why the Mod Cold Press Juicer is worth considering

Wide chute

Mod claims the juicer has a wide chute, allowing you to put ingredients in whole or with minimal chopping. A photo on their website shows an apple being swallowed whole. However, we can’t find the exact dimensions listed anywhere.

Quiet

Mod calls it ‘super quiet juicing’. Customer reviews on ProductReview.com.au seem to back up this claim, although again we can’t find its decibels. 

Multi-use

The sorbet maker allows you to whip up sorbet, plant milks and butters too, making this more than just a juicer. 

Easy clean

Customers on ProductReview.com.au do mention how easy the Mod Cold Press Juicer is to clean, but it’s hard to quantify what that means. It’s handwash only (like all the cold press juicers we’ve reviewed) but according to Mod ‘clean up takes mere minutes’.

Looks

Stylish, sleek and oh-so-modern, the Mod Cold Press Juicer will look great in your kitchen.

Juicing ability

It can handle a huge range of fruit and veg, even tricky ones like beetroot, celery, carrot, kale and ginger. 

Australia’s favourite juicer

It’s been awarded Juicer of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by ProductReview.com.au. 

Warranty

Like the Kuvings B8000, it offers an impressive 20-year warranty for the motor, and 5-year for the parts.

Aussie-owned company

We like to support local, and Mod is that. Aussie-owned and operated, they’re committed to health, wellness and good customer service. 

Price

The same RRP as our Kuvings B8000 winner ($499), it’s a well-priced cold press juicer.

The not-so-good bits

Marketing spiel

We found it quite hard to cut through the marketing spiel about the Mod Cold Press Juicer and find facts. Although, the almost 100 happy Aussies on ProductReview.com.au do give you some confidence that it lives up to the hype.

Not independently tested

CHOICE hasn’t tested this juicer – yet. We think CHOICE testing gives extra confidence that the juicer performs like it claims to.

In summary 

The Mod Cold Press Juicer is a modern juicer, very much designed for Instagram – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver. Like our winner, it’s well-priced, multi-functional, able to handle a wide range of tough produce and offers a great warranty. It has an extra wellness focus, thanks to its wellness plan and recipes plus Mod-branded juice flask. If looks are important to you and you’re happy to try a cold press juicer that’s loved by Aussies, but not yet independently tested, the Mod Cold Press Juicer is well worth a look.

Best fast juicer -> Breville the Juice Fountain Max

Breville the Juice Fountain Max

The Breville the Juice Fountain Max is an easy to use fast juicer that works quickly. Thanks to its extra wide chute (the biggest we reviewed), it can tackle whole large apples and oranges. Its stainless-steel body gives it a modern appearance, with its looks backed up by independent testing.

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Breville dominates the fast juicer market, and for good reason. The Juice Fountain Max boasts an extra wide feed chute. At 8.4cm, it’s the biggest one we reviewed across cold press and fast juicers. According to Breville, this feed chute and filter helps it “extract up to 20% more vitamins and minerals than other juicers” (ref. National Measurement Institute, Australia (2003, 2011)). We haven’t been able to find this source. Regardless of the nutritional value, a large feed chute means less prep time and extra convenience for you.

A criticism frequently lobbed at fast juicers is how they produce frothy juice. To counteract this, the Juice Fountain Max has a built-in froth separator. This separates the froth from the juice when it’s poured into a glass. Plus, this separator allows you to use the juicer with the lid on to minimise mess. 

Unlike its cold press counterparts, the Juice Fountain Max has plenty of dishwasher-safe parts. It still includes a cleaning brush though, so you can tackle the filter mesh. The jug is a generous 1L, to make lots of juice in one go. It has 2 speeds and comes with a recipe book and a 5-year motor warranty.

The RRP is $250 which is the second most expensive fast juicer we’ve reviewed, but about 50% of the price of a cold press juicer. It’s been thoroughly tested by CHOICE and there are good, but limited, customer reviews on ProductReview.com.au. 

Why buy the Breville the Juice Fountain Max

Chute size

At 8.4cm wide, this is the biggest chute we’ve reviewed. A big chute means it can handle whole produce at once, with no need for pre-chopping. 

Built-in froth separator

Say bye to frothy juice! 

Easy clean

Dishwasher safe parts and smooth, rounded design that cleverly avoids creating food traps, you can quickly rinse the Juice Fountain Max before popping into the dishwasher. Plus, the froth separator doubles as a lid, helping to contain any mess while you’re using it. 

1L jug size

Which allows you to whip up a huge amount of juice in one go. This makes it perfect for families or organised types who like to create juice then leave in the fridge (note: it’s best to drink juice immediately to maximise the amount and quality of nutrients - check out this great piece by CHOICE).

Warranty

It comes with a 5-year motor warranty for peace of mind.

2 speeds

The instruction book tells you which speed to use with which produce to get the best results and maximise the juice you get.

The not-so-good bits

Price

At RRP $250, it’s far less than a cold press juicer. But it’s one of the most expensive fast juicers. From our research, we do think the Juice Fountain Max is an excellent choice and worth the money.

Noise

This is one of the nosiest juicers we’ve reviewed. But with the average juicing time being less than 1 minute, you don’t have to put up with the noise for long. 

Stainless steel

With a stainless-steel body, the Juice Fountain Max looks sleek and modern. However, stainless steel does require a bit more care, especially because it shows up water stains and fingerprints. Luckily, there are plenty of resources  to help you care for stainless steel. 

In summary

The Breville the Juice Fountain Max is an easy to use fast juicer that quickly produces delicious juices. Its extra wide chute (the biggest we reviewed) can tackle whole large apples, pears and oranges. A modern appearance, thanks to its stainless-steel body, it’s been thoroughly tested by CHOICE and has good (although limited) customer reviews. It’s noisy, but that’s to be expected with a 1,200-watt motor, especially if you’re juicing hard produce, like apples.

Best for Budget -> Home & Co Juicer

Breville the Juice Fountain Max

The Home & Co Juicer Large is a no-frills fast juicer that’s easy to use. A wide chute and 1,000-watt motor can juice a range of produce, but its biggest selling point is its low price - just $59. It’s a great way to see if a juicer works for you.

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Kmart can produce excellently priced small electronics, like their Home & Co Juicer Large. We’ve also rated their 2 in 1 corded stick vacuum and chose their 1.5L Digital Blender as Australia’s best budget blender.

What you’re getting with their Juicer Large is a no-frills fast juicer. Which means no deluxe recipe book or cleaning brush. But you do get a decent-sized chute (which means very little cutting of fruit and veg is needed) and an easy to operate dial that goes from off to low or high speed. A 800ml jug produces enough juice for around 4 people. Its 2 speeds can handle fruit and green juices, powered by a 1,000-watt motor – only slightly less than our winner Breville the Juice Fountain Max’s 1,200-watt one.

Its detachable parts are dishwasher safe for easy clean up, and it also has cord storage. Best of all, it’s just $59 making it an excellent way to see if a juicer is right for you.

Although there aren’t any customer reviews (yet), it has been thoroughly tested by CHOICE.

Why the Home & Co Juicer Large is worth considering

Easy operation

Put your ingredients down the chute, switch the dial to low or high and wait for the juice to come out into the 1 jug provided. It couldn’t be easier to use.

Easy care

With dishwasher-safe parts (and very few parts full stop), it’s easy to keep clean.

800ml capacity jug

Making it ideal for families or up to 4 people.

Wide chute

Which means less cutting time for you (although we can’t find the actual dimensions of the chute).

Price

At just $59, this is an incredibly affordable juicer.

2 speeds

This allows the juicer to tackle a range of fruit and veg for best results.

The not-so-good bits

No customer reviews

Although it’s been tested by CHOICE, there aren’t any customer reviews which means we don’t really know how it performs in real Aussie kitchens, rather than test labs.

Noise

Noisier than our winner, especially at high speeds, and with a longer juicing time, be prepared for quite a bit of noise when you’re using it.

1-year warranty

Not surprising at this price point, the juicer only comes with a 1-year warranty. But that should be enough time to check that a juicer works for you. 

Integrated pulp container

Having a pulp container within the machine helps to create a more compact juicer. The downside?

Cleaning

You need to take the machine apart to access and empty the container.

In summary 

The Home & Co Juicer Large is a no-frills fast juicer that’s easy to use, thanks to its simple design. A wide chute and 1,000-watt motor can juice a range of produce, but its biggest selling point is its low price. At just $59, the Home & Co Juicer Large is a great way to see if a juicer is right for you. 

The competition

Thanks to their time- and money-saving abilities, and their perceived better nutritional value, cold press juicers are gaining popularity. Here are the ones that didn’t quite make the cut. 

Optimum 700 (2nd Gen)

Type -> Cold Press Juicer

We reviewed the Optimum 9200A (2nd Gen) and awarded it Australia’s best blender. So, it’s not surprising Optimum has delivered an excellent cold press juicer. The Optimum 700 (2nd Gen) Cold Press Juicer boasts a 8x8cm feeding chute, which they claim is the largest chute size on the market. And it is – just. In comparison, the Kuvings B8000 has a 7.6x7.6cm one. With a 1L capacity, you can make plenty of juice in 1 go. It includes 4 strainers (fine, smoothie, blank and one that reduces the pulp in the juice) for extra versatility. These allow you to create juice, sorbet and nut milks. 

You’ll also get 2 cleaning brushes, a tofu box for making tofu, a book of 100 juice recipes, and a lifetime warranty on the motor, and 5 years on parts (for domestic use only). You can try it for 30 days and if you’re not satisfied, you can get your money back.

Although we like the fact it’s been independently tested by CHOICE, we don’t think you get much more for the extra money: its RRP is $679 (both our winner and runner-up’s RRP is $499). The Kuvings B8000 has a very similar sized chute and both the Kuvings and the Mod can handle the same variety of produce and tasks. Although the Optimum 700 (2nd Gen) does include a tofu maker. It’s also noisier than both our top picks, is hard to store because of its lack of cord storage and its multiple attachments, and it hasn’t been reviewed by real Aussies. 

Choose this if…

You really want a tofu maker and a large chute size.

Hurom H34 One Stop

Type -> Slow Juicer

Unlike our other reviewed juicers, the Hurom H34 doesn’t have a feeding chute. Instead, you throw all your ingredients into the ‘hopper’ – which looks like a food processing bowl. Once the lid is on, the hopper feeds them into the juicer. This means you don’t have to feed each ingredient separately into the juicer, saving you time. It includes a fine and coarse strainer, a juice recipe book and cleaning brushes. Like the Kuvings B8000, it has a smart cap to stop juice from dripping out the spout. It also has a 10-year motor warranty, and a 5-year parts one. 

An advantage of the Hurom is its more compact design. Designed vertically, with components stacking on top of each other, it measures 15 W x 31 D x 43cm H. In comparison, the Kuvings B8000 is 22.8 W x 20.8 D x 44.8cm H. Which is quite a saving on width but 10cm more in depth. 

Although tested by CHOICE, we haven’t found any independent consumer reviews. Its RRP ($749), less features and less good warranty compared to our winner and runner-up are other reasons why the Hurom isn’t our top pick. 

Choose this if…

You want a compact slow juicer that you don’t have to manually feed ingredients into.

Optimum 400

Type -> Cold Press Juicer

Another Optimum, this one has the same RRP as our winner and runner-up ($499). For the same price, you’re getting a juicer that can create nut milks, ice cream and tofu, alongside juice. In the box you’ll find 2 strainers, a cleaning brush and two 1L jugs. But you’re only getting a 2-year domestic warranty. 

It’s been tested by CHOICE and it has almost 100 reviews on ProductReview.com.au, with an average rating of 4.6 stars. Digging into the reviews, it seems that the Optimum 400 may struggle with more stringy vegetables, like celery and kale, which will require pre-chopping. It also doesn’t seem to be the easiest juicer to use. 

For the same price, we’d go with the Kuvings B8000 or the Mod Cold Press Juicer – they offer a better warranty and performance.

Choose this if…

You want a popular cold press juicer that may, or may not, struggle with stringy veggies.

Sunbeam JE7800

Type -> Fast Juicer

The Sunbeam JE7800 has 7cm wide fruit chute, quite far off our winner Breville the Juice Fountain Max’s 8.4cm – but with a RRP of $179, it is more affordable. This is still a good chute size and will be able to handle small whole fruits, like apples. With 3L total capacity (1L juice, 2L pulp), you can make juice for the whole family without stopping to empty the pulp container.

Like our Home & Co Juicer Large runner-up, it has a 1,000-watt motor and 2 speeds. Unlike our runner-up, it comes with a cleaning brush and recipe book and it isn’t dishwasher safe. Which is quite surprising for a fast juicer – it’s the only one we reviewed that isn’t. It’s also the noisiest of all the juicers we reviewed.

Although it’s been tested by CHOICE, there aren’t any consumer reviews yet. Overall, we don’t think the Sunbeam JE7800 offers vastly more than our Home & Co Juicer Large runner-up (although it looks better), but it’s more than double the price. 

Choose this if…

You want a better looking fast juicer than our Home & Co Juicer Large pick.

Breville the Juice Fountain Compact

Type -> Fast Juicer

Our second of 3 Brevilles, the Juice Fountain Compact is our second most affordable fast juicer with a RRP of $150. As the name implies, the Juice Fountain Compact is all about space-saving. The pulp is collected within the footprint of the unit to save counter space. Which results in a slightly smaller juicer. Compare it to Hurom H34 One Stop Slow Juicer which also claims to be more compact. That measures 15 W x 31 D x 43cm H. The Juice Fountain Compact measures 24.3 W x 22.6 D x 40.4cm H. Which means the Juice Fountain Compact is less deep and high, but about 10cm wider. Plus, having the pulp collector integrated makes it harder to clean – you need to take the machine apart.

This compact nature is also reflected in the jug size: 740ml, the lowest of all juicers we’ve reviewed. It also only has 1 speed – the only juicer we’ve reviewed that doesn’t offer more than one. It doesn’t scrimp on chute size though. It’s a respectable 7.5cm wide, which means you can juice whole produce without pre-cutting. The built-in froth separator helps to deliver froth-free juice. 

With dishwasher-safe parts and a cleaning brush included, it’s easy care – integrated pulp container aside! It’s been tested by CHOICE and has good, but limited, reviews on ProductReview.com.au where it’s racked up 4.3 stars. 

One speed, high noise, a 1-year warranty and an integrated pulp container for slightly trickier cleaning means the Breville Juice Fountain Compact isn’t one of our top picks.

Choose this if…

You want a compact fast juicer that only has 1 speed.

Breville the Juice Fountain Cold Plus

Type -> Fast Juicer

We had to include Breville the Juice Fountain Cold Plus in the competition because the name is so misleading! You might think it’s a cold press juicer thanks to the inclusion of cold in the name. It’s not. According to Breville, it uses Cold Spin Technology to “transfer less than 1°C while extracting fruit”. Which we think refers to people believing the speed of a fast juicer creates heat, which destroys nutrients.  Misleading name aside, the Juice Fountain Cold Plus has a 1,200-1,300-watt motor to quickly process tough fruit and veg. It has 2 speed settings. 

Again, it features a large chute – 8.8cm, 0.4cm more than our Breville winner. It also comes with a 5-year motor warranty, cleaning brush and 2L seal and store juice jug, which keeps your juice fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days. This is a great idea for families. Plus, it has a LED indicator if your motor has stopped due to overloading. 

The best thing about the Breville the Juice Fountain Cold Plus is the unique space-saving design. The pulp bin is located behind the base. This makes it a great choice for small kitchens or benchtops.

It’s been tested by CHOICE and currently gets almost 5 stars (from very limited reviews) on ProductReview.com.au.

Although it has some nice features, like the seal and store jug, space saving design and LED indicator, we don’t think they have a huge impact on the juicer’s performance. 

Choose this if…

You want a top-end fast juicer that’s pretending to be a cold press juicer, with a space-saving design, large chute and seal and store 2L jug.

How we picked

We planned this to be a guide to Australia’s top cold press juicers. We originally thought that cold press juicers were better nutritionally than their fast siblings. This was because of their pressing technique, and lower speeds and temperatures.

However, after hours of research, we worked out that perhaps cold press juicers aren’t that superior to fast juicers when it comes to nutrition. As CHOICE puts it, “There's no single juicer or juicer type that consistently extracts the maximum amount of nutrients from each juice tested”.

So, we changed our scope. This is now a guide to Australia’s top rated juicers, and it includes both cold press and fast juicers.

If you’re wondering what the differences are, check out the FAQs.

To choose Australia’s best juicers, we started with CHOICE, Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group. This gave us a list of independently tested juicers. We ran these through ProductReview.com.au to see how real Aussies rated them. 

Then we did the exact opposite: we found the top-rated juicers on ProductReview.com.au and then saw what CHOICE thought of them.

Which left us with a mix of juicers that were either top-rated by CHOICE or by consumers – but not both. So, we’ve been open about who rates which juicer, and why. 

To us, the best juicers are easy to use and ideally, clean. Although this considered the fact that cold press juicers aren’t dishwasher safe. We initially thought we wanted juicers with a small footprint, but that’s difficult to find. Turns out, whichever type you choose, they’re all bulky. We wanted a good warranty that reflected your investment and a balance between affordability and quality. Ideally, we wanted them to be independently tested by CHOICE and have a minimum of 100 reviews and 4 stars on ProductReview.com.au.

Armed with that criteria, we found Australia’s 10 best juicers.

Important features to consider

We think these are the must-have features of juicers – look for them when shopping.

Parts

Ensure your juicer has as few parts as possible. This will help make it easy to use, assemble and put away when you’re done. Look for smooth design that avoids corners and crevices which can trap food and bacteria. 

Pulp container

Choose a large pulp container and you won’t have to keep stopping the machine to empty it. The Breville the Juice Fountain Cold has the biggest one of the juicers we reviewed, a huge 3.4L. More expensive juicers tend to have the pulp container on the outside of the juicer. This means you don’t have to disassemble the machine to empty the container. Machines with integrated pulp containers tend to be more compact but cleaning them is a hassle – you need to take the machine apart.

If you’re very limited on space, an integrated pulp container makes sense, but we think non-integrated ones are far easier to clean. 

Chute size

The bigger the chute, the better the time savings for you. That’s because you don’t need to pre-cut your produce. Ideally, you’re looking for a chute that can handle a small apple, whole.

Jug

The jug should be made of BPA-free plastic, or some variant of. A 1L jug can hold juice from a huge 1kg of produce. A large jug means you don’t need to empty it while you’re processing. Look for a decent pouring spout. Some juicers also come with froth separators, especially Breville ones. Some juicers don’t come with a jug – although all the ones we reviewed do. If that’s the case, the spout needs to be high enough to fit over a large jug, around 1L.

Cleaning brushes

Generally, cold press juicers aren’t dishwasher safe and fast juicers are. Which means cold press juicers should come with cleaning brushes. Some of the fast juicers we reviewed supplied them too, because they’re useful for cleaning around the blade and filters.

Reverse feature (cold press juicer)

Because of their slow speed, a cold press juicer can get clogged. A reverse feature is helpful if you need to unclog it. We think only our cold press juicer winner offers this feature.

What you get if you spend more

We found there’s not a huge difference between differently priced juicers – they all basically offer the same thing. In fact, we only found 1 extra feature that sometimes comes with a higher price.

Multifunctional attachment

Sometimes marketed as a sorbet maker, multifunctional attachments allow you to blitz frozen fruit into desserts, or whip up nut milks and butters, and sometimes tofu. Paying extra for this attachment means you get more than just a juicer.

The bottom line

A good juicer needs to consistently deliver smooth juice with minimal pulp and froth. It needs to yield a good amount of juice for the produce you put in, making it a more cost-effective option than juice bar-bought juice. A juicer needs to be about the convenience too. It should require minimal pre-cutting and be quick to clean up afterwards.

This is slightly harder with cold press juicers that require handwashing. Due to their slow pressing nature, they also take a lot longer than their fast siblings to produce a jug of juice. 

We think the Kuvings B8000 is Australia’s best cold press juicer. It has a large chute which can handle whole fruit, cutting down on your pre-chopping work. It also handles a wide range of ingredients, including pre-soaked nuts, wheatgrass, herbs, orange peel, carrots and celery. It comes with a sorbet maker too, transforming it into a multi-use tool. A 20-year motor warranty and good price (RRP $499) helped seal the deal.

Our runner-up cold press juicer is the Mod Cold Press Juicer. Made for the Instagram age, its beautifully retro styling is backed up by its similarities to our winner. This includes a multifunctional attachment so you can create sorbet and plant milk and butters, the same RRP, and a 20-year motor warranty. With more of a focus on wellness, this Aussie-owned and operated company provides a wellness plan (read: recipe book) and a Mod-branded juice flask to enjoy goodness on the go. Without independent testing, we’ve struggled to verify some of its claims.

If you’d like to spend less money, you might like a fast juicer. Our pick for the best fast juicer in Australia is the Breville the Juice Fountain Max. It has the biggest feed chute we’ve reviewed (8.4cm) for maximum convenience, a built-in froth separator for smooth juice and dishwasher-safe parts. Although with a RRP of $250, it’s the most expensive fast juicer we’ve reviewed, it’s about 50% of the price of a cold press juicer.

If price is a big consideration, try our runner-up fast juicer. The Home & Co Juicer Large is just $59. This no-frills fast juicer gives you a decent-sized chute, a 800ml jug, 2 speeds and a 1,000-watt motor.

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between a cold press (slow) and fast (centrifugal) juicer?

Cold press juicers are also known as slow juicers. They slowly crush the ingredients, pressing the juice and pulp out of 2 different chutes, which may result in smoother, less frothy juice. This takes around 5 minutes. They tend to be quieter than fast juicers and are handwash only. They’re usually multifunctional and can handle producing juice as well as nut butters and milk, sorbet, ice cream and pureed baby food. Their warranties tend to be longer, which reflect their higher price point. 

Centrifugal juicers are a fancy way of saying fast juicers. They spin at high speeds to pulverise the ingredients, separating the pulp from the juice. They’re fast and usually have wide feed chutes which means less pre-cutting for you. They’re easy care thanks to their dishwasher safe parts. They’re cheaper than slow juicers, but they’re noisier and can result in more frothy juice. 

Should I buy a cold press (slow) or fast juicer?

You might choose a cold press juicer over a fast one if you’re: 

  • Into taste. Fast juicers usually give a smooth but frothy juice. 
  • Worried about speed and temperature rises, with heat being blamed for destroying nutrients. However, CHOICE has done some research that dispels the myth that fast juicers cause hotter juice: “We measured the temperature of the fruit and vegetables before juicing and after juicing, and there was no significant difference in temperature.” 
  • Not bothered about the time it takes to produce your juice.

What are the pros and cons of a cold press juicer?

If you choose a cold press juicer, they’re great because:

  • They’re normally quiet.
  • They’re easy to clean thanks to their smaller parts.
  • They can handle juicing leafy green veg.
  • They tend to have longer warranties.
  • Some vertical models can be smaller and more compact.
  • Some of them can do other things beyond juicing, like grinding stuff.
  • The juice might be less frothy so might taste better.

Cold press juicers are not-so-great because:

  • They’re expensive.
  • They normally have multiple parts that need cleaning straightaway to stop them getting sticky and gunky.
  • They don’t usually have dishwasher safe parts.
  • They take time to juice, around 5-6 minutes.
  • Some horizontal models can be bulky and crowd your benchtop.
  • They tend to have smaller chutes which means more time chopping the fruit / veg.

What are the pros and cons of a fast juicer?

If you choose a fast juicer, they’re great because:

  • They’re fast (d’uh).
  • They normally have wide chutes which means less time chopping.
  • They usually have dishwasher safe parts for speedy clean up.
  • They can normally handle leafy green veg and herbs.
  • They tend to come with large juice jugs and pulp containers = less emptying.

Fast juicers are not-so-great because:

  • They can be noisy.
  • Their filters can be tricky to clean.
  • They can be large and bulky, making them hard to store / fit on the benchtop.
  • They can wander across your benchtop thanks to the high speed causing vibrations.
  • The juice they make can be frothy.

What's the difference between a juicer and a blender?

Whether you choose a slow or fast juicer, they do the same thing. They extract the pulp from the fruit or veg, leaving you with just the juice.

A blender processes the whole fruit or veg, including the pulp. This makes a thicker drink (aka a smoothie).

Some juicers do more than just produce juice. They can also whip up nut butters and milk, sorbet, ice cream and pureed baby food. 

Blenders tend to be more multifunctional than a juicer. As the name says, they blend and liquefy ingredients to make milkshakes and smoothies. They can also make great purees, soups, dips and nut butters.

If you just want your morning OJ fix, a juicer is probably best for you. 

If you want to whip up smoothies, milkshakes, soups and more, opt for a blender

Is juice from a cold press (slow) juicer healthier than juice from a fast juicer?

According to CHOICE, you can ignore the marketing blurb that says cold pressed juice is the superior of the 2:  “There's no single juicer or juicer type that consistently extracts the maximum amount of nutrients from each juice tested.”

The quality of juice produced (which CHOICE bases on lab tests for vitamins and minerals) by both types of juicers can vary. This is thanks to factors like seasonality and freshness of the produce you’re using. It also depends on your nutritional needs. If you’re after vitamin C, a cold press juicer might be worth it as it seems like they do extract good amounts of that. But if you need calcium or magnesium, a cold press juicer might struggle to produce good quantities of those in comparison to a fast juicer.

As well as claims about the nutritional value of the juice, you might see claims about fast juicers ‘ruining’ the healthiness of juice due to temperature rises. As fast juicers rely on speed, some slow juice manufacturers claim this speed heats up the juice, stripping out nutrients and vitamins.

Again, CHOICE has debunked this: “We measured the temperature of the fruit and vegetables before juicing and after juicing, and there was no significant difference in temperature.”

If you can’t decide between the 2, review the pros and cons of each rather than focusing on their alleged health benefits. Friends, we reckon there’s little difference.

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