This juicer was worth every penny that I spent on it. It's so easy to use, just pull the handle down, and, presto bingo, you've got juice. There's hardly anything left in the shell of the orange peel... it juices cleanly and thoroughly. I donated my old electric citrus juicer to the thrift store... no more splatters all over the kitchen counter! We used to hesitate to use the electric juicer because it was so messy. The clean up was factored into the juicing... what a hassle! We live in Southern California and there are many citrus trees in the area, so we missed out on lots of delicious juicing because of the mess. No more! We are drinking a lot more fresh squeezed juice now that this amazing device is in the kitchen. It's perfect for oranges, lemons, limes, etc. We've juiced kiwi and pomegranates, too. The pomegranates are a nice bonus, because they are nearly impossible to juice any other way.
I was hesitant to buy some of the cheaper citrus presses that I saw that were well under $100 and were cast iron, I am so glad I went with my gut and splurged for this high-end one. I live in Arizona and have 4 large citrus trees In my backyard, this thing make cooking SO MUCH EASIER when I need lemon/lime juice in 30 seconds
It's expensive but SO worth it. The weight alone tells you it's built to last. Absolutely amazing! Lemons, limes, oranges, citrus in general doesn't stand a chance once cut in half and squeezed by this thing. I use it for a lemonade stand and the speed, simplicity and ease of this machine is so worth it. It cost more than my tent but hey, IT'S SOLID!!! Regardless, this thing is perfect. Pro Tip #1) Don't use the handle for the 'free fall' of the press. Use the little black 'plunger' handle up top to press down and pull up. Speeds the process up 100%. Pro Tip #2) The best juice is 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime and 1/2 orange. Add simple syrup, ice, water and shake. The most refreshing drink ever! You WILL enjoy this product as there is absolutely NO waste. Hope this review helped. By the way, the package arrived on time, fast delivery to canada.
In 2011 we launched The Lemonade Project, which is a fund-raiser for Food Stamp recipients who shop our local Farmers Market. We make freshly squeezed lemonade to order. We started with 1 of these juicers and after making hundreds of lemonades all summer long for 7 years, finally purchased a second one this year. (yes we are that busy!) I can say with conviction, that these juicers are the best! Our first one still squeezes well, but the post is a bit wobbly (side to side ) resulting in a need to have the 1/2 of lemon centered properly before pulling the handle. I cannot find a way to adjust the post so we just take extra care. Since we purchased a new one, we use it for the main station, and the older one for auxiliary backup. After 8 summers and thousands of lemonades I would say this product did well!!