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Why you want this: The superiority of fresh-squeezed juice is undeniable, but you will pay a premium for the privilege at juice bars or health food stores. If you’ve developed a taste for that carrot-ginger concoction, it may be worth the investment in a juicer of your own. Breville is not a company specifically known for its juicers, but its models are consistently recommended by reviewers due to their strong design and efficacy.
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is a centrifugal juicer, meaning that the device uses force to push cut produce against a strainer. These machines are quicker and generally more inexpensive than slow or masticating juicers. Though some claim that slow juicers create a juice that retains more nutritional value, the science remains inconclusive.
What the experts say: Good Housekeeping rates the Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus as the best overall juicer. Nicole Papantoniou notes that the 3.5-inch-wide feed tube saves time and prep work, as you can feed whole produce as large as an apple through it. She writes, “It juiced carrots and kale the fastest and was a top contender when it came to juicing apples. Results all tasted sweet and pulp-free.”
What the people say: Well-engineered. (“I’ve owned three juicers before this one, and it’s hands down the best. It’s so much easier to clean than others I’ve owned, and the feeder chute is bigger than other large mouth’s juicers. Plus the downspout that pours directly into the large pitcher keeps me countertop clean from drippings.”)
Powerful juicing. (“Pulp is dry—gets all the juice out. I returned a cheaper one and reordered this and I love it—good strong motor and juice pours into the container with no dripping.”)
The Breville Juice Fountain Cold Plus is now $200, or 20 percent off the regular price.