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Good, affordable, non-electric citrus juicer?

litchick Jan 27, 2007 07:34 AM

Do folks have preferences regarding good juicers -- the manual pressing-type kind -- that work consistently well, and are affordable? I don't want to spend more than about $50-60 at the outside. Primarily it would be used for oranges, lemons, and limes. I'd love to end up with one that's not too messy and isn't too difficult to use. Any recs would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. RShea78 RE: litchick Jan 27, 2007 08:26 AM


    Out of the tons of juicers I have had over the years, the old round- punch, press & squeeze types that go for about $1, are the best. SS models reach up to $6. (see photo)


    1. RShea78 RE: litchick Jan 27, 2007 08:32 AM


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        litchick RE: RShea78 Jan 27, 2007 10:20 AM

        how interesting, I don't think i've ever seen one of those before (I have a handheld reamer for small jobs), but it makes sense. Hm, I'll check it out, thanks.

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          RShea78 RE: litchick Jan 27, 2007 11:01 AM


          Actually, I found out the less we cut into the citrus items, the more complete the squeeze will be. (perhaps exceptions would be jumbo oranges or grapefruit. Difficult to handle citrus items)

          Fluted reamers seem to be less effective probably to do with the reduced contact. In the peel citrus fruits acts more as a built-in squeezing glove IMO.

          A friend thinks just nipping out a dime or nickel size of hole at an end works better for her.


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