From lemon meringue pie to French lime sorbet to blood orange panna cotta and grapefruit shandy, most people will agree that fresh juice makes everything taste better. Although you can squeeze these fruits by hand, a citrus juicer can help you get the job done without the pulp and seeds. The type of tool you need, on the other hand, is dictated by the amount of juice you want to produce, the amount of storage space you have, the price, and other factors. Do you prefer a portable computer or one that sits on a table? Is it easier to use a manual or an electronic drill? We looked at the Best Citrus Juicers to help you find the right citrus juicer.
BLACK+DECKER CJ625 Citrus Juicer
If you want the convenience of an electric juicer but don’t want to spend a lot of money, this Black & Decker model could be perfect for you. This 30-watt juicer can juice up to 34 ounces in one sitting and features an auto-reversing cone to squeeze as much juice as possible from your citrus. You can also change the amount of pulp in your juice with the pulp control feature. Both removable parts are dishwasher secure, and the unit includes a plastic cover and integrated cord wrap for comfortable storage.
Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
If you have a small kitchen, the Chef’n FreshForce Citrus Juicer is an excellent choice for turning lemons into lemonade. It comes in three different sizes: orange, lemon, and lime (though there isn’t one for larger citrus like grapefruit). You can use this juicer directly over whatever you’re making, whether it’s a pan-seared sole meunière or a zesty summer cocktail, since it’s compact and lightweight.
Breville Citrus Press Pro
Breville’s top-of-the-line citrus press has built-in sensors that trigger the juicing mechanism as soon as the press arm and the fruit come into contact. This powerful 100-watt unit, made of die-cast aluminum and zinc and housed in polished stainless steel, can juice most citrus, from small limes to big grapefruits and all in between. The press arm makes it possible to juice with little effort, allowing you to extract greater amounts without tiring your arms or hands. Despite its more powerful engine, this unit is quieter than other electric versions. This is an excellent choice for those who juice frequently because it is fast, effective, and simple to use.
OXO Good Grips 2-in-1 Citrus Juicer
For those that want more than a fast squeeze, the OXO Good Grips 2-in-1 Citrus Juicer is suitable. This tabletop reamer comes with its own measuring cup to capture every drop of juice (up to 1.5 cups), making it ideal for measuring the amount of orange juice needed for a recipe or making individual servings. The BPA-free vessel has a drip-free pour spout and is labelled in both metric and imperial measurements. You can juice any size citrus fruit with the two included reamers, and the whole machine falls apart for quick cleaning—you can even place it in the dishwasher.
Smeg Citrus Juicer
This Smeg retro-style citrus juicer from the 1950s is probably one of the most appealing citrus juicers on the market—pretty it’s enough to hold on your counter all the time and comes in a range of colors to match your decor. This Italian-designed appliance has a built-in sensor that activates when pressure is applied to the universal reamer, rendering juicing any size of citrus fruit a breeze. The stainless steel strainer strains out all of the seeds and much of the pulp, leaving just enough to give the juice some texture.