There’s nothing better than a cool, refreshing, freshly made and natural juice. One, they’re absolutely delicious, and a fantastic treat for you or your family.
Two, juices are incredibly healthy, as the juice contains almost all of the vitamins and other goodness, especially if it’s been juiced correctly.
So is it any wonder that home juicers and blenders are getting far more popular? Simple to use, safe, fast, and surprisingly budget friendly, here’s the best blenders for juicing, for you and your home.
- Best Blenders for Juicing
- NutriBullet NBR 0601 Superfood Nutrient Extractor
- Cuisinart CPB-380 Hurricane
- Amaste Countertop Blender
- Vitamix A2500 Ascent
- Little Bees Portable USB Juicer
- Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
- Cosori 1500W High Power Blender
- Breville Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer
- Blendtec Designer Series
- Black and Decker XL Blast Drink
- Juicing Blender Buyer’s Guide
Best Blenders for Juicing
NutriBullet NBR 0601 Superfood Nutrient Extractor
Nutribullet sell themselves on the speed and ease of their juicing blenders, and if you’re looking for a simple juicer that’s going to deliver a fast and simple burst of goodness, this is a decent option.
Small and light, it doesn’t take up a lot of space on the counter. It works directly with Nutribullet cups, which are 24oz, easily enough for one person. The motor is only 600W, which might seem small and weak, but Nutribullet’s extractor blades are powerful enough to blast through tough fruits and veggies without issue.
Cleaning is simple. The blade twists free and has to be hand cleaned, but every part of the cups can be put straight into the dishwasher. It’s also very budget friendly, so it’s not going to hurt to pick up one of these if you already have a blender that’s not used for juicing.
Cuisinart CPB-380 Hurricane
Cuisinart appliances are always excellent, and generally reasonably priced to go along with it, and the hurricane is no exception. It’s a combination blender and juicer with a lot of uses, that’s only held back by a slight lack of customisability.
It’s built around an powerful motor that puts out peak 1HP, letting this slice through anything you put in it with ease. The main jar is a 32oz Tritan plastic piece, so it’s incredibly tough, and also comes with a pair of travel cups, both 16oz, one double walled for heat retention, the other single walled for ease and weight.
You also get an 8oz chopper cup, with its own individual blades built in, which we love. You can use this to quickly blast a handful of herbs or spices for cooking, or use it to quickly shred leafy greens before you add them to the juicing mix.
Literally the only downside to this blender is the controls. Rather than having manual settings, there’s a simple dial with very generic options. But apart from that, everything about this blender, from build, to size, to cost, to performance, is exceptional.
Amaste Countertop Blender
Reasonably balanced in features, quality and pricing, this countertop blender by Amaste is a good option if you want something that leans towards premium, without costing multiple hundreds of dollars.
The 8 hardened steel blades are driven by a powerful 1200W motor that pushes up to 40,000rpm, the highest on the list. It has enough power to crush ice and frozen fruits and veggies, so a standard juice won’t ever be a problem.
The jug is a well sized 64oz, and it comes with a tamper, so you can make sure that every ingredient makes the blades and doesn’t leave bits. The controls are also exceptional, probably the best on the list, with a suite of options that are all simple to select with the touchscreen buttons.
It’s also one of the safest options on our list, with an intelligent timer, a safety lock that prevents the blender from switching on when the lid is even slightly open, and an automatic shut off if it somehow gets open when you’re using it.
Vitamix A2500 Ascent
The Vitamix Ascent is a monster, and is probably a little too big for a lot of kitchens. But if you’re looking for something incredibly powerful that’s going to stand up to daily use, and be able to make multiple smoothies, juices, even hot soups for family and friends, then we’d recommend taking a very close look at this blender.
It’s a big, heavy, and heavy duty creature, with a footprint that’s almost twice as big as a lot of blenders on our list. It’s going to take up a lot of countertop space, so make sure you have the room before you buy.
But when you come to use it, you’ll appreciate the size and solidity of this blender. Three simple program options make setting and forgetting simple, and the blender is smart enough to read the size of the container you put on top, and automatically adjust the power and blending strength. That means no matter whether you’re making a single serving of fresh juice for yourself, or smoothies for the whole family, it’s going to handle it, easily.
An easy to use timer, pulse mode, easy cleaning, even Wi-Fi functionality rounds out the options, and the strong stainless steel blades run fast enough to create friction heat, so this can even be used for soups and other hot, tasty snacks.
Again, it’s a heavy duty, large blender, and it’s definitely too much for someone looking to whip up the occasional mid afternoon snack. But if you need something that’s big, strong, and able to handle anything you throw at it, the Vitamix Ascent is the blender for you.
Little Bees Portable USB Juicer
Created for those moments when you’re on the go and need a fresh and tasty pick me up, this portable juicer by Little Bees packs a surprising amount of features into its slimline body.
Weighing in at just under 1.5lbs, and at 10 inches long small enough to fit comfortably in a medium sized bag or the glove box in your car, you can take this anywhere. It charges using USB, and can be used up to 20 times off a single charge, so as long as you’ve got access to a power socket, this is going to keep working.
One push of a button blends the contents in around 20 seconds, and it makes around 2 cups of juice in one go. It even comes in a gift box, making this a fantastic choice for you, or your health conscious friends and family!
Ninja Professional Countertop Blender
SharkNinja make excellent home appliances, and the Ninja Professional really lives up to its name. Large and powerful, you’re running with a 1000W motor and Ninja crushing blades, letting this carve through fruit and veg with ease, as well as large blocks of ice, for smoothies and daiquiris.
The jar is huge, holding a massive 72oz, or around 9 standard cups. Everything is easy to measure and manage, letting you make delicious treats for the whole family.
The controls are simple, with 4 automatic and 4 manual settings that are all easily accessible from the front control panel. A 25 recipe cookbook gives you lots of ideas for what to make, and clean up is simple, as it’s all dishwasher safe.
And despite how good this is, it’s decently priced, as well. As a general blender for juices, it’s hard to beat the Ninja Professional.
Cosori 1500W High Power Blender
The most powerful blender on our list, the Cosori brings 1500W of veg blitzing, ice crushing power to the table, without being huge or unwieldy, and for a very reasonable price, too.
American made, everything is well put together, with a stainless steel frame and blades. The reinforced metal drive system and auto-cooling motors can run at a consistent 23,000 rpm, with a maximum of 30,000 for the toughest stuff.
You get a huge 70oz (8 cup) main jug, and a 24oz travel flask, both with lids, and both completely dishwasher safe. You also get a recipe book, if you’re not sure what else you could be doing with your new toy.
But the thing we love about this the most, on top of the raw power? How good it feels to use. Non-slip pads make it stable and easy to hold, and built-in noise reduction means it’s much quieter than you’d expect, even at high speeds. Plus, it’s got a blitz clean function, which saves so much time, it’s untrue.
If you’re looking for a high power blender for the whole family, this is 100% the choice for you.
Breville Juice Fountain Cold Centrifugal Juicer
An almost pure juicer that’s incredibly simple to use and creates smooth, simple, gorgeous tasting juices every single time, the Breville Juice Fountain was designed to do one thing, and it does it well.
It’s incredibly simple to use, with a large 3 inch delivery chute that takes whole fruits and vegetables easily. They feed into a stainless steel cutting disk powered by an 850W motor, with an Italian made separator mesh that filters out the pulp straight into the provided bin.
Juices feed directly into the 70oz jug, which can be locked and sealed after use so it can safely be put into the fridge and stored for later. It’s safe, too. You can’t switch it on unless everything is locked in place and secure, so the chances of something going wrong are almost impossible.
Then when you’re done, all of the working parts are dishwasher safe, so you don’t even have to clean anything yourself. For a pure juicer, it’s hard to find something better.
Blendtec Designer Series
Blendtec make great blenders. I mean, it’s right there in the name. The Designer Series is expensive, but in terms of performance, it’s hard to beat, because every little thing is engineered to perfection.
Lets start with the blades. They’re 80% thicker than standard blender blades, which makes them around 10 times stronger, and means that they don’t have to be anywhere near as sharp, so you’re not going to cut yourself on them.
The blades are driven by a powerful motor with internal baffling to mute its sounds, so even in full spin it’s quiet. The jug is huge, at 90oz, but designed to cyclone the contents down into the blades, so even when it’s full you’re going to get a smooth end result.
The Designer Series is also perfect for soups, as it spins fast enough to friction heat and cook them, straight in the jug. You can just add the ingredients and have a tasty hot soup in as little as six minutes.
Finally, it’s all controlled with a super sleek touchscreen interface that’s wipe clean and intuitive to use. The Designer Series is the best blender on our list, without a doubt. But it’s also the most expensive.
Black and Decker XL Blast Drink
Extra large and aimed towards larger families and events, the Black and Decker XL Blast is big and powerful, but just doesn’t have the options to hit the top spots. Still, it’s an effective blender for everything, with more than enough power for juicing and smoothies.
To start with, it’s big, with a 72oz (around 8 to 9 cup) mixing jar. The blade is part of the jar, meaning that cleaning is simple, and it’s completely dishwasher safe.
The motor is only 650W, but that’s more than enough for general use. Be careful not to overfill it and stress the motor, though. Operation is incredibly simple using the four pre-programmed blender settings; margarita, daiquiri, shake and smoothie.
This is a particularly great blender for most of those options, as it also comes with a cold drinks sleeve, that acts as insulation and keeps the temperature stable. If you’ve got a party coming and need a drinks mixer, or just like a nice, cold, fresh juice, then the XL Blast might just be the right choice.
Pair that with the admirable general performance and you have a blender that’s a solid workhorse. It doesn’t do anything better than our top choices, but you’ll never regret owning it.
Juicing Blender Buyer’s Guide
There are several things you should be looking for when you’re buying a blender to act as a juicer. Here’s what you should be looking for when making your purchase:
The first thing to look at when buying a juicer is motor strength. Most modern juicers and blenders come with a minimum motor power of around 6-800W. You may see models with a smaller, less powerful motor, but they tend to only be portable models that aren’t suited for big batches of juice.
In our opinion, 750W is a good baseline for a standard home juicer. If you commonly make juices with tougher fruits and vegetables, or things that have heavy pulp, for example carrots, a 1500W or more motor could be a better choice.
The blades are another thing you need to look for. It might seem counter intuitive, but sharp blades aren’t important on a juicer. Instead, you should be looking at the material the blades are made out of, as at the speed a juicer spins, sharpness isn’t important. The blades don’t cut the ingredients, they pulp or mash them before liquidising, so tough stainless steel blades are what you need, as they should be tough enough to stand up to months or years of use.
Making juices can be messy work, and there’s nothing worse than enjoying a nutritious smoothie or juice, only to turn and look at the mess of pulp, seeds and worse that’s left in the juicer.
Ease of Use
Most good blenders are surprisingly simple to use, but everything can always be made easier. With most models, there’s actually a dedicated juicing function, so you can just stick everything in, push the button and let it do all the hard work for you.
Is there a difference between a blender and a juicer?
Yes. A pure juicer can sometimes act more like a press or a squeezer, crushing the fruits and vegetables and extracting the juice, leaving most of the pulp and peel behind.
Blenders on the other hand will pulverise the entire fruit or vegetable, meaning that you’re going to end up with a thicker, heavier, but potentially more nutritious end result.
A blender can also be used for a lot more than just making juices, meaning it’s a much more useful and versatile tool.