Orange Juicers: To select the best manual citrus juicer, we squeezed thirty pounds of oranges, lemons, and limes. The winner is Urban Trend – Tango. With two replaceable reamer cones and an ergonomic design, this hand-held juicer is perfect for a fast glass of fresh OJ before you head out the door. The Dash – JB065AQ is one of the finest electric citrus juicers in our opinion because of its seven pulp options, simple cleanup, and affordable pricing.
Choose which citrus juicers to test
If you’re committed to living a healthy lifestyle that includes juicing, you may already have a premium juicer or blender, such as a Vitamix, which we examined in our piece on the best blenders. A high-end device might easily cost several hundred dollars, but for our evaluation, we concentrated on the tiny electric and manual citrus juicers in the $10–25 range.
After reading customer evaluations, we reduced our search from dozens of nearly similar juicers to those with a distinctive function, such the Sunhanny’s ability to also separate an egg or the juicers with replaceable reamer cones from Urban Trend or a twist-and-squeeze top from Bnunwish. We also decided to try the sort of metallic portable juicer since sometimes simple is better.
We sought to determine whether the affordable electric juicers were indeed more practical and user-friendly than the manual juicers. The main benefit of utilizing an electric citrus juicer is that you can control how much pulp, if any, is converted into juice. Only the Urban Trend electric juicer, which we rated as the best of the three we tested, has excellent pulp adjusting settings.
The top citrus juicers are compared.
How did we test?
By squeezing Navel oranges, limes, and lemons, we tested the manual citrus juicers by measuring how much juice was extracted. The Navel oranges yielded an average of 1/4 cup of juice, compared to two tablespoons for limes and three tablespoons for lemons.
We took the following into account:
- Or does the juicer require a lot of manual power in order to squeeze the juice?
- Did fruit pulp and pips end up in the filter of the juicer?
- Was it simple and quick to clean the juicer?
Since the manual juicers’ containers were made to handle 25–32 ounces of juice, we quadrupled the amount of fruits we squeezed for the electric juicers. The electric juicers generated the same quantity of juice from each fruit, but after juicing just one orange, the filters of two of the juicers became clogged with pulp and pip.
We also thought about whether the pulp-adjustment mechanism worked, how simple it was to clean the juicers, and whether using an electric juicer was really more convenient than using a manual juicer.
Dash’s JB065AQ electric juicer is the best.
The Dash – JB065AQ outperformed the other two electric citrus juicers because it featured the simplest method for adjusting the pulp: a little lever on the handle of the container with seven options for filtering pulp that can be changed at any moment while juicing.
Two reamer cones on the Dash nest and latch onto the 25-ounce container’s top. When fruit is placed on top of the reamer and pressure is applied, the juicer begins to operate automatically. When pressure is released, the juicer shuts off automatically. The Dash isn’t the quietest juicer we tried, but it also won’t disturb neighbors on a Saturday morning who are sound asleep.
Like the majority of electric juicers of this kind, you can quickly consume an entire bag of oranges. The fact that the pulp didn’t clog the filter was, however, what we appreciated most about the Dash. Despite the fact that the Black+Decker and the Cuisinart had greater capacities, it didn’t really matter because it took longer to juice the oranges because we had to stop frequently to clear the filter. (Since lemons and limes contain minimal pulp, this wasn’t a problem.)
However, all of the lime’s juice was extracted by simply rotating the half lime around the reamer rather than keeping it in place. The smaller reamer cone was better designed for lemons than limes.
It has a top so that you may put freshly squeezed juice in the fridge. Despite the manufacturer’s claims, the Dash cannot be machine cleaned since it is composed of plastic, which will likely be harmed by high-heat drying in a dishwasher.
Although this juicer isn’t very powerful or complex, its tiny size and low cost make it a decent option for a small kitchen, dorm room, or camper.
- The Dash – JB065AQ is quick to press juice down to the skin and is simple to use and clean.
- It includes a great pulp-adjustment control that is adjustable at any point when juicing.
- Reamer cones for the Dash nest and snap into the juice container for small storage.
Urban Trend’s Tango manual juicer is the best.
The ergonomic design of the Urban Trend – Tango gave it the advantage over the other two manual citrus juicers we evaluated. It contains two interchangeable reamers, one for lemons and limes and one for oranges and grapefruit. Each one fits neatly into an 8 ounce (1 cup) juice-holding ladle-shaped container. The juicer is stabilized on a countertop or table by the container’s non-slip base.
The two heads combine to form a handle that fits in the palm of your hand. Each head has a handle that snaps onto the container’s handle. The split fruit is twisted onto the reamer, as with all manual juicers, and the juice is filtered into the container while the pulp and seeds are caught in the reamer’s filter.
The orange/grapefruit reamer on the Tango was very good at getting right down to the orange’s peel and juicing the entire fruit. The lemon/lime reamer worked well with lemons because of how well its pointed form fit into the cut-in fruit. Due to the more rounded shape of limes that have been cut in half, we had to rotate the fruit around the reamer; nonetheless, this process only took a few seconds, and the reamer extracted two tablespoons of juice, which is the typical quantity of juice that can be squeezed from a lime.
With only a fast rinse, the Tango’s filters on both reamers are small enough that seeds won’t get caught between them. The complete juicer can fit inside any drawer since the orange and lime reamers stack on top of one another.
Juice on the go is ideal for the Tango. This juicer will easily make a glass of fresh OJ in under a minute if you need one before heading off to work.
- Two replaceable reamers on the Urban Trend – Tango are used to extract every last drop of fruit juice.
- Since the juicer’s container has a non-skid base, it won’t slide about on a tabletop or table while you squeeze the fruit.
- The Tango may be kept in any kitchen drawer because the reamers nest into the container.
More juicers we tried
Unwanted – AABK03
Orange Juicers: The 16-ounce tall Bnunwish – AABK03 manual juicer contains a reamer-cone attachment with a webbed filter to capture pulp. Fruit is cut in half, then placed on top of the reamer with the juicer’s lid covering it. When the rotating lid makes contact with the cup while being pressed down, the fruit has been fully juiced. All of the citrus fruits’ juice was indeed removed by the Bnunwish, although it was difficult to clean. Although a tool is provided, it took too much time to remove the pulp that became stuck in the webbing. It wasn’t worth it for just one glass of juice.
Orange Juicers: Sunhanny The Sunhanny comes in multiple components, and as there were no instructions, we had to view the instructional video once again to figure out how to use it.
The strange petal-shaped Sunhanny attachment for juicing oranges sits on top of the reamer and locks into the 2-cup container of the juicer. While the Sunhanny operated very similarly to the Urban Trend – Tango, lemon pith became stuck in its reamer, which had slits similar to its pulp filter.
When an egg is cracked into the reamer, which is inverted for egg separation, the egg white is expected to drip into the container.
Orange Juicers: The Black+Decker CJ650 just has one reamer cone, making it simple to extract orange juice. However, the cone was too broad for lemons and limes, and if we didn’t hold them securely in place, they would fall off.
The pulp-adjustment switch is located inside the filter, and once a setting is chosen, it cannot be altered until the juicing process is finished. Each of the three pulp-adjustment settings on the Black+Decker that we examined resulted in the filter being clogged with pulp and juice after just juicing one orange.
CCJ-500 by Cuisinart
Orange Juicers: Only when the juicer is disconnected can the Cuisinart – CCJ500’s three settings be changed by spinning the reamer cone. Juice just pooled in the pulp since the reamer cone itself contains an unneeded filter that allowed pulp to become lodged in both the cone and filter.
We liked an added function on the Cuisinart. When the fruit has been fully juiced, you may press down on the cover of the juicer to cause it to spin a little extra juice from the pulp that has been gathered. However, similar to the Black+Decker, the juicer is difficult to clean since the filter clogs after juicing just one orange. We don’t believe the hassle of the Cuisinart merits its expensive cost.
USA – Victoria 70009 IMUSA
Orange Juicers: The most popular and basic manual juicer is the IMUSA USA – Victoria 70009. The IMUSA is constructed of two aluminum cups with painted orange, yellow, or green handles and is available in three sizes for oranges, lemons, and limes. We measured oranges of various sizes.
One cup contains slits for filtering the seeds, while the second cup is forced down on top of the fruit by grasping the handle. Juice extraction does need considerable hand power since pulp is crushed rather than removed.
This kind of juicer is excellent for adding acidity to a sauce or saute or for squeezing juice for a few drinks. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to squeeze more than two or three fruits at once.
The compact, low-cost citrus juicers that we examined did an equally good job of pressing lemons and limes. However, it was more difficult to squeeze a glass of orange juice, especially — and shockingly — for the electric juicers.
The Dash – JB065AQ is our top selection for the finest electric citrus juicer. The Dash juicer features seven settings that may be altered at any moment while juicing to control how much pulp is filtered into the juice. It is simple to use, doesn’t become clogged up with too much pulp, and cleanup is a breeze. It is also a fantastic deal at less than $15.
We recommend the Urban Trend – Tango as the best manual citrus juicer. It is a simple, plastic, portable juicer that squeezes out every last drop of juice using two replaceable, stacking reamer cones. When you’re pressing juice on a countertop or table, its non-skid base avoids slipping and its clever, ergonomic form fits securely in your palm.