How to Shop for a Juicer—Plus, Our Top Picks on the Market Right Now

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Breville 3X Bluicer Pro
Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

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When you're craving something refreshing that's also nutritious, why not reach for a glass of pressed juice? "You hear about juicing as a source of supplements, as well as a way to detoxify the body. The benefits of juicing are the quick delivery of minerals, vitamins, and what we know as phytonutrients into the body during absorption," says bariatric physician Dr. Amy Lee. Juicing fruits and vegetables like celery, spinach, kale, green apples, and lemons adds a concentrated boost of minerals and vitamins to your daily diet. Mix and match a variety of produce until you find your preferred combination.

A juicer works by extracting the fluid, minerals, and vitamins out of fruit and vegetables, while leaving the fibrous materials and pulp behind. "The fibrous pulp contains minerals and vitamins, which helps the body to get rid of waste and delays the absorption of sugar in the body," says Dr. Lee. When shopping for a juicer, you'll find that there are several manual models—a masticating or slow juicer, a centrifugal juicer, and a triturating juicer. They each use a grinder to slowly crush produce and push out the nutritious juice and pulp into a glass. However, the differences between them depend on the price, the size of the appliance, and how much heat they use to extract the juice. Shop our favorite picks below, including Martha's own go-to juicer, when you want a healthy sip.

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Breville 3X Bluicer Pro
Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

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Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

This juicer is Martha's personal favorite because it's such a powerhouse. She uses it to make her signature green juice, which calls for celery, cucumber, spinach, orange, and pineapple. The 1100-watt base can easily juice the toughest produce for an antioxidant-rich drink.

Shop Now: Breville 3X Bluicer Pro, $399.95, williams-sonoma.com.

Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer
Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer

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Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer

Extract as many nutrients as you can using this quiet juicer. Slow juicers work harder to press as much juice and pulp out of fruit, vegetables, grasses, and more, resulting in a better-for-you beverage. We particularly love this model because some parts are dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a breeze.

Shop Now: Cuisinart Easy Clean Slow Juicer, $159.95, williams-sonoma.com.

Breville Compact Juice Fountain
Breville Compact Juice Fountain

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Breville Compact Juice Fountain

If you're short on counter space but don't want to skimp on a durable juicer, turn to this petite juicer from Breville. It can extract an entire cup of juice in just five seconds thanks to a speedy 700-watt motor.

Shop Now: Breville Compact Juice Fountain, $99.99, macys.com.

Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra Power
Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra Power

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Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra Power

More than 28,000 Amazon reviewers agree that this juicer is one of the best. It features an extra-large feed chute and dual-speed versatility, which can produce a larger quantity of juice in seconds. Users note that it's easy to use, looks sleek, and is a great value for the price.

Shop Now: Mueller Austria Juicer Ultra Power, $69.97, amazon.com.

Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer
Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer

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Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer

This premium juicer comes in two colors: chic black and stylish rose gold. But appearances aside, it also performs like a pro. It uses Hurom's signature slow-squeeze technology to extract as many nutrients as possible from fruit and vegetables. According to the brand, this motion creates a richer juice that delivers more soluble fiber and nutrients in each glass.

Shop Now: Hurom H-AA Slow Juicer, $439, bloomingdales.com.