When comparing the various juicers for squeezing citrus, we considered several factors. The product must be affordable and easy to use, it must be durable, and come from a reputable company. Ideally, it is designed specifically for citrus fruits, although versatility with other fruits is a bonus. Citrus fruits should easily fit into the juicer, and it should be efficient at extracting juice from the fruit with little waste and juice left in the pulp.
Migecon Citrus Juicer
Looking for a convenient and easy-to-use citrus juicer? Look no further than this amazing machine! This incredible juicer doesn’t require any peeling – simply cut your fruit in half and it’s ready to go. Not only can it juice oranges, but apples, pears, lemons, watermelons, and grapes too.
It’s cordless and electric, so all you need to do is push a button to start juicing. This hands-free design means you can use it anywhere – at work, on a picnic, or when you’re out and about. Plus, it’s easy to clean – just give it a quick rinse under the tap and you’re done!
Black & Decker Citrus Juicer
This electric juicer, made by the ever trusty Black and Decker, is easy to use and very efficient. It comes with different sized juicing cones for various sized fruits and requires only slight downward pressure to begin the juicing process. There are adjustable controls that allow some pulp through, or none at all, and the juice dispenses directly into a 32oz container below. The container also doubles as a measuring cup, with measuring hash-marks on the side, and has a cover for direct storage. It is easy to take apart and clean, and it handles various types of citrus easily.
Proctor Silex Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer
For those who want to juice with kids, especially those looking to run a lemonade stand, this juicer is one of the best. Created in memory of a child named Alex who ran a lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research, a portion of every purchase of this juicer goes to her foundation. In addition to its social contribution, the juice is very easy to use. It is a manual juicer with no mechanical parts, and it comes with a recipe booklet, complete with tips on running a lemonade stand. It has a pulp control dial and different sized reamers for various sized fruits. The collector serves as a pitcher and measuring cup, and has a top for easy refrigerator storage.
Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer
This smaller juicer by Cuisinart saves you the trouble of collecting the juice in a pitcher and squeezes the juice right into your glass. Any sized fruit can be easily pressed down into the reamer at the top, and it has a three level pulp control. It operates at 25 watts, which means it is not the most powerful juicer on the market, but it is quite efficient if all you want is a single glass of juice. Single-use juicers such as these allow an individual to squeeze on an as-needed basis, rather than fill up a large container that might not be used. On the other hand, some larger and more fibrous fruits might be more difficult to juice, so be aware of this.
Zulay Professional Citrus Juicer Manual Citrus Press and Orange Squeezer
If you want something that can handle some serious juicing, maybe even something to create large quantities of citrus juice on a regular basis, the Zulay Professional Juicer might be what you are looking for. This manual kitchen gadget doesn’t need a motor to get every last drop from your fruit. Its multiple settings adjust to any consistency you want, ranging from all pulp to no pulp. It also extracts seeds and can handle fruits as large as grapefruit and pomegranates. Its manual lever is easy to use and activates the mechanism that extracts as much juice as possible with little effort. It is durable and secure and will not wobble around on the counter.
Chef’n Fresh Force Citrus Juicer
If all you need is something simple to squeeze some lemon or lime juice for cooking, this no-nonsense handheld juicer is just the thing. It is made from durable stainless steel, with strong hinges and a dual gear mechanism. It hooks onto the side of a bowl nicely and is easy to clean. On the other hand, handheld juicers require a certain amount of hand strength to operate and are not good at separating the pulp and seeds from the rest of the juice. It is probably not practical if you are looking for an orange juicer to use every morning.
As we can see, there are many different types of juicers available out there, one to fit nearly any need. Consider your own personal needs and hand and arm strength before making a decision. Another thing to consider is counter space. You don’t want to get a big device that takes up counter real estate if your kitchen counters are already cluttered, especially if you will only be using the juicer occasionally. On the other hand, if juicing will become part of your daily diet, you will certainly want one that will last a long time and probably one that will take the manual labor out of the process with a powerful pulp-separating motor. Always read factory and retailer warranties in case you need to return it for any reason, and don’t forget, find one that is easy to clean!
1. What are the three most important factors when looking for a juicer?
You want to consider the type (manual or electric), the size and how much counter space it requires, and its capacity, if it includes a container into which the juice is squeezed.
2. What are the recommended steps for using a juicer for citrus?
First roll the whole fruit, still in its peel, between your hand and the counter to loosen the insides. Cut the fruit in half crosswise, exposing the sections. Place one half of the cut end fruit down on the pointed end of the reamer, and then operate the device according to the manufacturer‘s instructions. For manual juicers, it is best to remove the peel before juicing.
3. Should you peel the fruit before juicing?
For larger devices dedicated to handling citrus fruit, it may not be necessary. Your operator’s manual will tell you the best practices for your particular model. However, for most centrifugal juicers, removing the peel is indeed necessary. Masticating juicers might allow the peel to be left on in some cases.
4. What are some cleaning tips for citrus juicers?
Always wash the device immediately after use. Citric acid found in most citrus fruits can corrode over time if left sitting. Most juicers are best washed by hand, but some are machine washable, or at least some of the parts can be machine washed. Anything made of wood, such as handheld wooden reamers, should always be washed by hand. Anything made of plastic should be washed on the top rack of a dishwasher, or by hand.