Extract all the juice without the rind, pulp or seeds. Maximum juicing with minimal effort. Durable cast aluminum. Place citrus half with cut side down in juicer and squeeze to juice.
- Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.2 x 9 inches ; 1 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B001ULC9IO
- Item model number: 527
I was worried, but I am happy with it!
I just bought this juicer. I was worried about a few things:
1. I saw a Good Eats episode on oranges the very next day after I’d purchased this. Alton Brown held up this exact juicer, said it was junk, threw it away, and recommend using a more sophisticated press.
2. I read the reviews here that said there was lots of orange and juice left behind, because the orange folds up around the edges trapping fruit and juice.
3. Some people said the lemon and lime presses (I have a really cool one with a swiveling plate that lets you choose smaller for limes or larger for lemons) worked great, but the orange one didn’t. That made me even more worried since my lemon/lime juicer works great and that’s why I went for the orange one.
4. Finally: some people said the broke in a few months.
Here’s my review:
I juiced my 1st orange. It worked great.
A. I searched online to see just how much juice an orange should produce. From what I saw, you get 2-3 oz per medium sized orange. My medium sized orange produced exactly 3 oz. So that seems pretty darned good.
B. It didn’t take a lot of force to make it work, however once the orange is almost done, some squirted back up again. I am confident that was user error, but we’ll see after I go buy some more oranges and experiment. I will update my review with any new facts. Some juice was above the peel. If I just opened up the squeezer and turned it over, that poured into the glass instead of flying up into my eye.
C. About the fold up, fruit left behind comments. Yup. It folded up. Yup, there was fruit in the fold. I unfolded that lip and ate what was left. It was juicy and delicious! If you are gonna chill the oj for later, this gives you a tasty treat for you light effort. But since a normal orange gives 2-3 oz of juice, and I got 3oz of juice, I just don’t see this as a problem. Great yield, plus a treat for the squeezer (me).
D. Mine has only juiced on tasty orange so far. If it breaks, I will update my review. Until then… my recommendation is buy! If you want a bigger press like Alton recommends go for it, but honestly, if I squeeze 4 oranges, I’ll get a nice big 12oz glass of delicious oj, and some orange bit snacks to boot.
E. The handles are a lot shorter than I imagined. I picked this one cause it was eligible for amazon prime. Otherwise, I’d pick the one with the longest handles for extra leverage. But again, I had zero trouble with this one, so it may not be super vital to have the longer handles.
High Yield Juicer
extracts three fourths of the juice
I juiced the first bagful using my old fashioned twist juicer, with its ridged egg-shape top screwed into a 12 oz. glass container. This yielded four liters of juice, but my right arm was sore after all that twisting. So I ordered the Norpro juicer, and when it arrived two days later I decided to do an experiment.
For the second bagful I squeezed one half of each orange in the twist juicer, and the other half in the Norpro. I got pretty good at dividing the oranges into two equal halves. I randomly selected which half went to each juicer.
The result of this test was that the twist juicer yielded 1330 cc (45 oz) of juice. The Norpro yielded 991 cc (33.5 oz).
I conclude that if oranges are free (or price is no object), the Norpro is good value. It greatly facilitates squeezing lots of oranges.
Great Juicer!!!! (If you are smart enough to use it correctly!)
This is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets, I use it all the time. It is especially great for making the tastiest, freshest OJ the likes of which you can’t buy in stores. Every once in a while we get 25 cent/lb oranges, one of my favorite produce times of year!
I have used this style juicer for years since I had seen a Martha Stewart episode where this style juicer was recommended. I have been hooked ever since due to the ease of use and amount of juice that is rendered compared to other styles of juicers. Until I found this one and bought it had no clue that they made them big enough for oranges!!!
This style of juicer gets the most juice in the quickest amount of time that I have experienced (over 85%), without the translucent bitter white pulp that you get from “grinding” your orange on an old fashion style juicer or using many electric style juicers.
…HINT, you must use it correctly though! Some very SMART people writing reviews here insist that it “Doesn’t work well with Navel oranges” or it does not get all of the juice out with the “remaining 1/3rd [juice] is left inside juicy pulp”. I will assure you right now, this juicer will juice ALL oranges (even those elusive and un-juiceable Navels) that will fit in it, hahaha!!!
(The following may seem obvious to most of us but “Peter H. Kosel” and “KM” from Las Vegas pay close attention…)
1) First wash and slice your orange in to two even pieces across the grain through the middle of the orange (not across/through the stem end)
2) Next place one half of the orange with the open/exposed cut toward the HOLES inside the juicer (may be counter intuitive because you put the open half of the orange on the curved/ridged end of an old fashioned juicer, which kind of looks like the inside of the opposite side of the juicer)
3) Now squeeze! (the orange should ooze tons of juice and look like it was flipped inside out when removed, if not you did it WRONG, try again Peter… )
Hope this helped clarify, I would hate for Peter and KM to throw away a perfectly great juicer.
ENJOY!!! (I DO!!!)