I’m starting a new series on my blog on kitchen essentials – appliances, food tools, and pantry staples. I will post every Monday on a KCE. The first kitchen counter essential I want to write about is a citrus juicer. I have a food processor that had a citrus juicer attachment but in one of our apartment moves the juicer piece ended up misplaced. I juiced on almost a daily basis and really missed it these past few months!
I was looking for a good citrus juicer ever since. After scouring through reviews on the interwebs I settled on the Cuisinart CC-500 citrus juicer with 3 pulp control settings. You can get more technical details on amazon. The price of the juicer is very affordable and I got it on sale from Sears for $31.
So far I love the juicer. I made my first glass of fresh orange juice and poured it all into the batter for my orange blueberry muffins. The pulp control options are great for people who either love or hate pulp. I found cleaning a bit of nuisance (well, come on, who likes doing the dishes anyways?). There are about three parts that need to be washed thoroughly.
Tall glass of orange juice
I’ve used two pulp settings until now, which can be easily switched on top of the juicer. All pulp and no pulp. I found that the no pulp setting needed additional stopping so I could clean out some of the pulp from the attachment and continue juicing.
On Travel Sized Bites, I believe in using the best and freshest ingredients and a citrus juicer is a great investment for anyone considering a healthier option than store bought juices (that claim to be fresh and not from concentrate but this article proves otherwise). Overall the juicer is great for the price and handy for those days when I really just want a nice glass of orange grapefruit juice.
Extra ice please.
Easy to use – 5/5
Easy to clean – 3/5
Price – 4/5
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