Freshly squeezed orange juice is like a taste of sunshine, and finding the right orange juicer is the best way to guarantee that you will wake up to this taste of sunshine every morning. Orange juice has been proven to fight infection and to prevent colds, and is believed to cut cholesterol levels and to reduce the risk of most types of cancer.
You need not wear out your wrist and deal with a big mess to get freshly squeezed orange juice every morning. You also do not need to pay top dollar for a very expensive orange juicer (unless, of course, you prefer the state of the art models). You can find a great orange juicer to fit your budget and lifestyle.
A basic orange juicer allows you to feed orange halves onto the machine by hand, and the peels will fall into a removable tray for easy disposal. These stainless steel varieties usually produce 70 liters per hour and are relatively easy to clean.
Another hand-feed orange juicer turns the orange halves completely inside out and removes all of the pulp and the seeds which are collected in a separate area that can be cleaned easily. This orange juicer usually has long handles, but the clean up can be more or less complicated depending on the style. You can find an orange juicer that can fit into a dishwasher and can be used for other kinds of citrus fruits. (However, grapefruits are too large for most orange juicers).
Another variety of orange juicer requires a gentle press at the top and the stainless steel spout will prevent clogging as your orange halves are squeezed. This orange juicer has an 85 watt motor, an automatic start and stop button, maximum extraction technology and a stainless steel screen. This orange juicer is the best choice for those who are serious about orange juice.
An orange juicer that is best for restaurants or for the juice maven is the power juicer, which puts 1,000 pounds of pressure on each orange half to produce the maximum amount of juice. It is made of polished chrome, has a small collecting pitcher and is easy to clean. Obviously, this variety is the most expensive orange juicer, but many agree that it is well worth the price.
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