12 Best Citrus Juicers 2019 – Reviews and Buying Guide

Best Citrus Juicer

Juicing is one of the easiest ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle because it makes it easier to consume fruits and vegetables.

However, the more you get into juicing, the more you realize the importance of having a specific-purpose citrus juicer, which is designed to work very efficiently to produce the most juice out of citrus fruits only.

In terms of design, these juicers are quite different from the other conventional juicers, in that they require the fruit to be manually pressed on a spinning reamer or a stationary one, in the case of manual citrus juicers.

With that in mind, this article looks at some of the best citrus juicers in the market so as to make it easier for you to pick the best one that suits your citrus fruit juicing needs.

You can also read other product reviews such as small juicer, masticating juicer, commercial juicer, wheatgrass juicer

12 Best Citrus Juicers – Reviews

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1. Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer


Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer

A relatively affordable electric juicer with 3 pulp control settings on its reamer and a final spin feature for complete juice extraction

4.3

2. Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Citrus Press

Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Citrus Press

Durable stainless-steel juicer with an acid-resistant quadra fin cone and a built-in pressing arm

4.4

3. Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer

Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer

Quiet electric juicer with an automatic one-touch operation for easy use, and a stainless-steel locking spout and strainer

4.4

4. Black & Decker CJ650W Citrus Juicer

Black & Decker CJ650W Citrus Juicer

Very affordable citrus juicer with a 32-ounce pitcher, a pressure activated cone and a pulp strainer with pulp control settings underneath the cone.

4.2

5. Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer

Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer

Very costly manual citrus juicer with a heavy-duty stainless-steel construction and an acid resistant finish for durability purposes

4.6

6. Gourmia EPJ100 Electric Citrus Juicer

Gourmia EPJ100 Electric Citrus Juicer

Powerful electric juice with a 160-watt motor and a direct drive system that makes it quiet and very efficient

4.5

7. Eurolux Electric Orange Juicer Squeezer

Eurolux Electric Orange Juicer Squeezer

Easy-to-use juicer with a powerful 160-watt motor, a pressure switch and a lockable spout for containing some yield inside

4.2

8. Epica Powerful Stainless-Steel Citrus Juicer

Epica Powerful Stainless-Steel Citrus Juicer

A versatile citrus juicer that comes with 2 differently sized reamers and has an ergonomic one-touch design for easy use

4.2

9. Focus Foodservice Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press

Focus Foodservice Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press

A strong and durable commercial citrus juicer that is made from stainless steel and cast iron, and can withstand up to 2300 PSI of pressure for extraction

4.1

10. Proctor Silex 66331 Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer

Proctor Silex 66331 Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer

Affordable, plastic-made juicer with a large 34-ounce pitcher, 2 reamers and pulp control settings on its strainer

4.1

11. Juiceman JCJ450 Citrus Juicer

Juiceman JCJ450 Citrus Juicer

Versatile juicer with 2 differently-sized juicing cones and an auto-reversing feature for efficient extraction

4.1

12. New Star Foodservice Commercial Citrus Juicer

New Star Foodservice Commercial Citrus Juicer

Very strong manual juicer with a cast iron and stainless-steel construction, and an ergonomic handle that can handle up to 2300 PSI of pressure

4.1

1. Cuisinart CCJ-500Best Electric Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 25 watts
  • Material: Plastic, Stainless steel

Cuisinart’s CCJ-500 is a relatively affordable citrus juicer, but it is also one of the best electric models because it has a wide array of useful features that enable it to produce yield, just the way you like it.

For starters, the unit has an adjustable reamer, which basically means that you get to select between 3 pulp control settings so as to customize the texture of your juice.

A low pulp setting gives you very light juice with almost no pulp in it while a high setting produces thick juice containing a lot of pulp. The medium setting gives you a medium pulp juice that is somewhere in between the low and high setting.

Apart from this, the CCJ-500 also features an auto-reversing juicer cone, which changes the rotational direction every time you press a citrus fruit on it. This change ensures that the juicer extracts more efficiently to give you more juice for the same quantity of fruits.

In addition to this, a final spin feature is included that basically activates once you press the lid cover onto the unit and it helps to extract the remaining juice from the pulp that is left at the top.

On the downside, this product does not feature a storage container and has no pressing handle for easy use when juicing.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Adjustable reamer with 3 pulp control settings
  • Auto-reversing juicer cone for efficient extraction
  • Final spin feature for extracting the remaining juice
  • Comes with a lid cover

Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with a storage container
  • No pressing handle

2. Breville 800CPXLVery Durable Electric Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Citrus Press
  • Motor: 110 watts
  • Material: Stainless steel

Breville’s 800CPXL is a relatively expensive citrus juicer and this is because it has a very durable brushed stainless-steel construction on all of its parts. This gives it superior strength and coupled with a powerful 110-watt motor, makes it suitable for industrial applications.

For the actual juicing, this unit features an acid-resistant, die-cast stainless-steel cone, which does not corrode as a result of getting into contact with the acidic juices of some citrus fruits.

This cone has a quadra fin design that is also undulated, resulting in maximum juice extraction from differently-sized citrus fruits. Apart from being efficient at juicing, the cone is dishwasher-safe, making it very easy to clean.

To make it easy to use, the 800CPXL has a built-in pressing arm, which simplifies the pressing process of the fruit into the quadra fin cone. The arm is ergonomically designed with a rubber grip for non-slip handling and a triple hinge for maximum durability.

What makes this handle stand out though is that it is active. This means that it is a safety switch that will not allow the cone to spin until it is lowered and sufficient pressure is applied above the cone.

However, just like Cuisinart’s juicer above, this one does not feature a storage jug and thus, you must place a glass below the spout when juicing.

Pros:

  • Durable stainless-steel construction
  • Powerful motor
  • Acid resistant, quadra fin cone
  • Built-in, ergonomically designed pressing arm
  • Active arm with safety switch

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Does not have a storage pitcher

3. Tribest CS-1000Good Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 50 watts
  • Material: Plastic, Stainless steel

Tribest’s CS-1000 features a very quiet 50-watt motor that gives you a very comfortable and silent time when making your citrus juice in the early mornings.

In addition to being quiet, this unit has an automatic one-touch operation that basically requires you to press down the sliced fruit onto the cone and it will start spinning automatically to extract the juice. This means that it has no buttons or controls, making it very easy to use.

As the CS-1000 crushes the citrus fruit above, a stainless-steel strainer takes care of the pulp, preventing it from going inside and causing any clogging.

This part also makes it easier to clean because all the residue remains at the top for easy removal while stainless-steel provides a very easy to clean surface.

Another included feature is a stainless-steel locking spout, which is used to direct the extracted juice into a glass and also prevents leaks or drips once you decide to move the glass from under it.  

On the downside, this appliance has no pressing arm for holding the citrus fruits down and has no pulp control settings for customizing the juice’s texture.

Pros:

  • Very quiet motor
  • Automatic one-touch operation
  • Stainless steel strainer prevents clogging
  • Stainless steel locking spout prevents leaks or drips

Cons:

  • No pressing arm
  • No pulp control settings

4. Black & Decker CJ650WBest Budget Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Black & Decker CJ650W Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 30 watts
  • Material: Plastic

Black & Decker’s CJ650W is not only very affordable, but it also has a small size and footprint, which makes it very easy to fit on most kitchen countertops.

Construction wise, this unit is made almost entirely from plastic, which makes it a bit inferior as compared to stainless steel models, if you compare their strength and durability. However, this makes it very lightweight, and coupled with its small size, makes it easily portable.

Despite having a small size, this citrus juicer actually has a storage container, with a capacity of 32 ounces, and this means that you can extract juice without having a glass or an external container to hold the yield.

This jug is complete with a handle and a dip free spout to eliminate any mess when filling your glass and is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

For the actual juicing, a pressure activated cone is used, which starts spinning as soon as you press the citrus fruit on it. It also has an automatic reversing feature that turns the cone in the opposite direction on every spin for maximum extraction.

Below the cone is a plastic pulp strainer that has pulp control settings to enable you to customize pulp content in the juice according to your most preferred taste.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Small and lightweight
  • Features a 32-ounce pitcher
  • Pressure activated cone with auto-reverse
  • Pulp control settings via the pulp strainer

Cons:

  • Weak plastic construction
  • No pressing arm

5. Hamilton Beach 932Best Juicer for Lemon

Editor's Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: N/A
  • Material: Stainless steel

Hamilton Beach’s 932 is the most expensive product in this review, but it is also the top-rated citrus juicer, which means that there are some things about it that appeal to the customers.

For starters, this piece has a very solid stainless-steel construction, which enables it to comfortably handle pressing any citrus fruit with ease.

This is further simplified by the use of a swing-out arm, which exerts 2000 pounds of pressure to the fruit over a stainless-steel cone and strainer to extract as much yield as possible. A heavy-duty gear system makes this possible while a comfortable grip gives you non-slip handling. 

In terms of size, the 932 is quite tall, measuring 19.61 inches in height, and this makes it a little bit difficult to fit under kitchen cabinets. However, this tall size makes it possible to fit in the rack and pinion gearing system for applying the immense pressure.

With this tall size, the product is made stable using a heavy-duty base, which also has grip feet that hold it from skidding on any kitchen countertop surface.

For durability purposes, all of the juicer’s metallic parts have an acid-resistant chrome finish, while the heavy-duty base has an enamel finish that is also acid resistant for withstanding all types of acidic citrus fruit juices, and specifically, lemon juice.

Pros:

  • Solid stainless-steel construction
  • Swing out arm makes it easy to use
  • Rack and pinion gearing system for amplifying the crushing pressure
  • Heavy duty base for stability purposes
  • Acid resistant finish for durability purposes

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Very tall

6. Gourmia EPJ100Most Powerful Electric Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Gourmia EPJ100 Electric Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 160 watts
  • Material: Stainless steel

If you are looking for a powerful electric juicer, Gourmia’s EPJ100 is the best option to consider. This is because it features a 160-watt motor, which according to citrus juicer standards, is a pretty powerful engine.

From the motor, a direct drive system is used to channel the produced torque directly to the cone above, creating a very quiet and efficient juicer.

For easy use, a pressing arm is built into the juicer, and this drastically reduces the effort required to press any citrus fruit into the cone. This arm has a comfortable grip handle, which gives it you a non-slip hold as you press.

Apart from the arm, other convenience features that are built-in include an anti-drip spout to prevent any countertop mess as you switch glasses, and a slide-down window, which acts as a dam wall, creating a small juice reservoir inside. However, it does not have a storage pitcher.

The only problem with this juicer is that it has no pulp control adjustment settings, and instead filters all of it out, leaving you with purely smooth and light juice.

Pros:

  • Very powerful 160-watt motor
  • Direct drive system makes it quiet and very efficient
  • Pressing arm with a comfortable grip
  • Anti-drip spout
  • Slide down window for holding some juice inside

Cons:

  • No storage pitcher
  • Pulp control settings are not available

7. Eurolux ELCJ-1600SEasy-to-use Electric Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Eurolux Electric Orange Juicer Squeezer
  • Motor: 160 watts
  • Material: Stainless steel

Eurolux’s electric juicer is very similar to the EPJ100 above in that, it features a powerful 160-watt motor, which gives it superior juicing performance.

The unit also features a pressing handle that makes it easy to use when squeezing down your oranges and grapefruits, and it has a rubber grip that gives you comfortable, non-slip handling as you continue to press more juice.

For powering-on, a pressure switch is used that turns on when you press the fruit above the cone and senses when you release it due to the reduced pressure to turn it off.

Construction wise, this product is mostly made out of stainless steel, with a stainless-steel strainer that has no pulp control, and a stainless-steel locking spout, which can be lifted to lock in some juice inside and let down to release it to a cup below.

Pros:

  • Powerful 160-watt motor
  • Features a pressing handle with a rubber grip
  • Pressure activated for easy use
  • Durable stainless-steel construction
  • Lockable spout to contain juice inside

Cons:

  • No pulp control settings
  • Does not come with a pitcher

8. Epica Powerful Stainless-Steel Citrus JuicerVersatile Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Epica Powerful Stainless-Steel Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 70 watts
  • Material: Stainless steel

Epica’s stainless-steel citrus juicer is a very versatile product because it comes with 2 differently-sized, heavy duty reamers that make it possible to juice a wide array of citrus fruits, from small limes to large grapefruits.

In terms of cleaning, this product is designed to have only 3 removable parts which make it very easy to disassemble for cleaning purposes. Additionally, these parts are dishwasher safe, making it much easier to maintain, and are BPA free for safe use.

Function wise, the juicer features an ergonomic one-touch design that makes it less complicated to use. You only have to press your sliced fruit onto the reamer and the motor will start automatically to extract your juice.

During this operation, the unit runs very quietly, despite having a relatively powerful 70-watt motor, which channels a lot of torque to the reamer.

Pros:

  • Durable stainless-steel construction
  • Comes with 2 thick, differently-sized, stainless steel reamers
  • 3 removable and dishwasher-safe parts make it easy to clean
  • Ergonomic one-touch design
  • Runs very quietly

Cons:

  • Does not have a pressing arm
  • No pulp control settings

9. Focus Foodservice 97336Best Commercial Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Focus Foodservice Jupiter Large Commercial Juice Press
  • Motor: N/A
  • Material: Cast iron, Stainless steel

Focus Foodservice’s Jupiter is one of the best commercial juicers because of its sturdy construction, which consists of a rust-resistant, 18/10 stainless steel and cast-iron body and solid base structure.

The solid base is made to be heavy so as to make it stable enough to handle any type of citrus fruit that you squeeze or the force that you apply on the handle.

On the other hand, the unit’s ergonomic rubberized handle is designed to withstand up to 2300 PSI of pressure when squeezing your fruits, and this basically means that you can press with such an enormous amount of pressure that all the juice will be extracted easily from the pulp.

For cleaning, the cone and funnel are removable for quick handwashing after extraction and are also dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.

However, this product does not feature any pulp control settings and it also does not come with a jug for storing the yield as you proceed with extraction.

Pros:

  • Strong and durable stainless-steel and cast-iron construction
  • Solid, heavy base for stability purposes
  • Ergonomic rubberized handle
  • Can apply up 2300 PSI of pressure for fast and efficient juicing
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Does not come with its own pitcher
  • Pulp control settings are not available

10. Proctor Silex 66331Best Citrus Juicer with a Storage Jug

Editor's Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Proctor Silex 66331 Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 30 watts
  • Material: Plastic

Proctor Silex’s 66331 is an affordable, plastic made citrus juicer that stands out due to its large 34-ounce pitcher, which is detachable from the motor base for use to serve on the table.

Above this pitcher lies 2 reamers in a nested-storage design, and this enables you to squeeze large and small citrus fruits. Below the reamers is a plastic strainer, which has pulp control settings to enable you to achieve your desired yield texture.

These parts, including the jug, are easy to disassemble for cleaning purposes and are actually dishwasher safe, making this juicer very easy to maintain.

Other features include a pressure activated on/off switch when pressing the citrus fruits onto the reamer and a convenient cord storage location around the base of the motor housing.

On the downside, no pressing handle is built into the 66331, but it is still easy to use when pressing fruits by hand.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Comes with a large 34-ounce take-to-table pitcher
  • Easy to assemble/disassemble parts that are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • Pressure activated on/off switch
  • Convenient cord storage around the motor base

Cons:

  • Weak plastic construction
  • No pressing handle

11. Juiceman JCJ450Still a Versatile Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Juiceman JCJ450 Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: 40 watts
  • Material: Plastic

Juiceman’s JCJ450 is also a very versatile juicer, featuring 2 juicing cones that make it possible to extract juice from oranges and grapefruit using the large cone and from lime and lemons using the small cone.

To run the unit, pressure must be applied on the cone as you juice and this automatically switches on the motor so that it does the spinning, making it very easy to operate.

An auto-reversing feature improves the extraction process by rotating in the opposite direction after squeezing each fruit, resulting in maximum extraction.

For cleaning, all the removable parts, which include the strainer, cones, lid cover, and spout, are dishwasher-safe for easy maintenance and generally, easy use.

The only issue with the JCJ450 is that it has no pulp control settings, which means that you cannot customize the juice’s texture by altering the pulp content.

Pros:

  • Comes with 2 differently sized juicing cones
  • Pressure activated switch
  • Auto-reversing feature
  • Dishwasher-safe removable parts

Cons:

  • Weak plastic construction
  • No pulp control settings

12. New Star Foodservice 46878Best Manual Citrus Juicer

Editor's Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

New Star Foodservice Commercial Citrus Juicer
  • Motor: N/A
  • Material: Cast iron, Stainless steel

In terms of design, this manual citrus juicer is very similar to Jupiter from Focus Foodservice. It has a similar ergonomic, rubberized handle that can withstand up 2300 PSI, which means that it can squeeze with incredible force to extract as much juice as possible.

The unit also has a heavy base for stability and has suction feet that give it a non-slip grip over the surface that it is placed on.

Structurally, cast iron and 18/8 stainless steel are used to build this juicer’s frame and this makes it very strong and durable

For the detachable cone and funnel, these are made out of stainless steel, which makes them strong and easy to wash due to their smooth surfaces. Additionally, these parts are dishwasher-safe, making them much easier to maintain.

Pros:

  • Ergonomic handle that can withstand 2300 PSI
  • Heavy base construction for stability purposes
  • Durable stainless-steel and cast-iron construction
  • Easily detachable and dishwasher-safe cone and funnel

Cons:

  • No pulp control settings
  • Cone does not spin (manual)

How to Buy the Best Citrus Juicers

How to Buy the Best Citrus Juicer

1. Electric or Manual Citrus Juicer

There are two main types of citrus juicers available in the market. These are electric and manual juicers.

For manual juicers, they do not require to be plugged into a power outlet and thus, are very ideal to travel with if you like taking some orange or lime juice every morning while on the road.

These products utilize a pressing motion to squeeze as much juice as possible and for this reason, they usually have gearing or lever systems that amplify the pressure so as to crush the fruit completely.

However, they are quite slow as compared to electric juicers, although the lack of a spinning cone ensures that they don’t produce any heat that may destroy nutrients in the yield.

On the other hand, electric juicers are very fast. By having a spinning cone, they extract the juice faster and don’t require a lot of pressure to be applied to the fruit.

Buying guide: if you want to produce a lot of citrus juice, an electric juicer is the best option to consider. However, there are manual juicers that are built as commercial products and thus, get the work done fast and are ergonomically designed for easy use.

Although such juicers might be more expensive, they have an edge over their electric counterparts because you can use them without having a power connection.

2. Pulp Regulation

This is an important feature to consider for customization purposes. Basically, pulp regulation means that the strainer’s hole sizes can be adjusted so as to let in more or less pulp, and this affects the texture of the yield.

Therefore, if you like taking thick or light citrus juice during different times, this is a must-have feature in your juicer.

3. Reverse Feature

Automatic-reversal is only applicable to electric juicers and it is very important for efficient extraction.

Basically, what happens is that the motor rotates in the opposite direction on every press, and this helps to crush the fruit fibers from different angles so that all the juice can be squeezed out. All you have to do is to lift the sliced fruit then press it down again for the reverse spin.

4. Construction

Citrus juicers are mainly made out of plastic or stainless steel, with others having a very sturdy mix of stainless steel and cast-iron construction.

Although plastic is very light, it is quite weak and this makes a plastic-made juicer relatively less durable as compared to a stainless-steel unit. Cast iron makes the product heavier for more stability when juicing, but it is not very necessary.  

Another important thing to consider is an acid-resistant finish due to the exposure to acidic juices from certain citrus fruits such as lemons.

5. Ease of Cleaning

Of course, everyone would like an easy to clean product. For a citrus juicer, there are a few things to consider. First, the unit should easy to disassemble and reassemble so that the removable parts can be easily accessible.

Second, these parts should be easy to wash, with options such as being dishwasher-safe being the best to look for.

Conclusion

The fact that citrus fruits have thick and bitter rinds, makes them unsuitable for juicing in standard juicers. This is why you need the best citrus juicer to help you extract as many nutrients as possible.

After going through this article, you should be in a better position to select the most ideal citrus juicer that is suitable for your juicing needs.