One of your first decisions will probably be whether or not to purchase a manual citrus juicer or an electric citrus juicer. A manual juicer works, as you would guess, without the aid of an electric motor. It’s essentially a small press, often made of stainless steel, with a handle that you press. The fruit is pushed against a grater. Smaller models can be relatively inexpensive.
Depending on how often you plan to use it, some things to look for in manual juicers include size, ease of cleaning, and how much pressure it gives. Pressure is generally listed in terms of “PSI” – pressure per square inch. Larger presses with stronger handles and better leverage provide more pressure PSI.
An electric juicer relies on an electric motor, so it juices faster than a manual juicer. Although you might assume that electric juicers are more expensive, some models, like the Tribest Citristar Electric Citrus Juicer, can be quite affordable, running less than $50 and making them comparable to some manual juicers in price.
The Tribest has a stainless steel spout and a base where you can store the cord; it also comes with a one year warranty. If you’re looking for a higher-end electric juicer that’s a more of a “workhorse” you could spend several times more on a model like the Breville Citrus Juicer, which is made of professional grade steel, has two filters (which you can adjust depending on what level of pulp you prefer) and can press a full glass of juice very quickly.
Top 3 Citrus Juicers You Should Consider Buying
Here’s a quick list of the my favorite top 3 citrus juicers. These three products are all excellent and will work very well for your needs. The Breville obviously has the best build quality, being a gorgeous machine although the Epica isn’t that bad itself. The Tribest is an old classic that’s very popular with users all over the world, and for good reason too!
Easy one-touch operation. Juice pours directly into glass for continuous operation. Allows maximum extraction from the smallest limes to the largest grapefruits. Fine screen prevents clogging and is easy to clean.
Powerful, yet quiet 70-watt motor. Auto stop/start for one-touch operation. Dispenses juice directly into glass. Includes 2 reamers to fit all fruit sizes. High-clearance spout and fine mesh strainer for clog-free flow.
Powerful citrus press housed in professional-grade brushed stainless steel. Industrial strength, whisper-quiet motor; revolutionary active-arm system. 1-size-fits-all juicing cone provides maximum juice extraction; drip-stop juice spout.