View Full Version : Citrus Press/Juicer Questions
08-16-2008, 09:57 AM
What is the best (and easy) citrus press or juicer for making a couple of glasses of orange juice or lemonade daily?
I often want a glass for orange juice lately and going to the only health food store that makes it here (I'm in south Louisiana) to get a $3 cup of OJ is not convenient. I also don't want to spend too much time on prep & clean-up b/c I'm usually rushing to get to work every morning.
I am considering getting the Breville CPXL 800 citrus press that Dillard's has for $150. (I have been hoping for a sale, but no such luck) It's $170 at Macy's and up to $219 at other stores. I did a search here and didn't find any mention of the CPXL 800. Does anyone here have one? If so, would you recommend it?
I have also read that the Black & Decker citrus juicer is pretty good, but it looks bulky.
I bought a $30 Cuisinart citrus juicer last year and hate it b/c it moves all over counter when I try to use it. Holding it and the citrus at same time isn't easy.
08-16-2008, 11:24 AM
We have two we love.
Go here (http://www.revvellations.com/bookstore.html)
Then click on: Stuff we love
Then click on: Juicers
We had the less expensive one for two years before burning out the motor, then got the Breville. Have had the Breville for a couple of years now and it's still going strong. We absolutely love it.
08-16-2008, 11:25 AM
I have the Black & Decker CJ525 CitrusMate & it's fairly easy and not big compared to the others. Cleanup is very easy as well. The reviews are good too. It's only $17.99 with free shipping through Amazon. Target carries it as well.
It could be worth it to get a more expensive one if it proves to be even easier than the CitrusMate.
I have the Breville 800 and absolutely LOVE it!!! It is so fast and easy and makes great juice. I can juice 2 qts of citrus juice and cleanup in about 5 minutes. I highly reccommend it!!!
08-17-2008, 08:10 AM
Thank you for your hlepful responses. This gives me other things to consider when deciding if I want to hop into the $150 one yet, although it sounds like you are all saying that the Breville may be worth it.
Revvell: I followed your link and looked at the Citristar as well as other interesting items there.
Gilmore Girl: I will look up the CitrusMate online today. We have a Target here, so I would also be able to see it in the store.
Jen: 2 quarts and clean-up in 5 minutes? Impressive. The Cuisinart takes at least that long just get 6-8 ounces.
08-18-2008, 07:42 AM
I have a $15-20 Citrus Juicer I got as a gift but was also available at department Stores. It measures the Juice out for you in a cup section, which is the bottom. I have had it for years and it still works. I am sure they still sell them and It will work for you until you make your mind up. It is electric.
08-20-2008, 01:25 PM
I also have the Black & Decker CJ525. I LOVE it! Takes me just minutes to make a glass of juice and cleanup is super easy. I pretty much just rinse it off after each use and then run it thru the dishwasher every now and then.
08-20-2008, 02:13 PM
If you have a kitchenaid stand mixer, then you might want to consider getting the citrus juicer attachment. That's what I use to make my citrus juice, and I love it.
09-04-2008, 09:50 PM
After experimenting with 3 diff citrus juicers, I found the best one.
Breville-not impressed with at all & is extremely overpriced. It doesn't juice very well & leaves a lot of juice in the filter/pulp. Cleanup is a pain. It's also big & bulky.
Black & Decker CJ525-this is a good, inexpensive juicer if you don't juice often or if you make a batch at a time.
Waring PCJ2 Citrus Juicer-more expensive than B+D, yet worth the money. Juicing is extremely quick and easy and cleanup is also simple with only 2 parts to clean. This is perfect if you want to juice citrus often and prefer it fresh. I also really liked that there was no setup-just plug in & turn on.
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