But most juicers are for juicing vegetables, pit-free fruits, and greens. Until now, juicers weren't of much use for citrus fruit.
I mean, you could certainly peel an orange and toss it into the maw of a regular juicer. But that's kind of troublesome. And messy.
So, if you wanted to juice lemons, limes, oranges, or the rest of their relatives, you had to press or ream them manually, right?
I have squeeze-type juicers and several types of reamers, and they work fine. Or let's say that they're fine when I only need a few limes or lemons. When I'm making key lime pie or I need a lot of juice for curd, manually juicing citrus isn't a lot of fun.
But now ... NOW! There's a juicer that does that regular juicing, but quickly switches to let you power through citrus - the Novis Vita Juicer. Well, it doesn't switch - you switch a few parts and you can juice citrus - and you can control whether you want your juice pulpy or not.
This is kind of a game-changer. Well, it's a game changer if citrus-juicing is something you do. Lemon curd is soooo much easier with this machine. So much. I'll probably juice more citrus just because it's easier to do.
|Juicer with citrus attachment.|
I tormented a bunch of different fruits and vegetables, and I was really pleased with the juicing results. I was also very pleased when it came time to clean the juicer. Unlike similar juicers that have a bowl-like centrifuge-thing (I have no idea how else to describe it!) this bowl-thing has a bottom that comes out, which makes it a LOT easier to clean. A lot. It's genius.
|Citrus reamer attachment.|
When it came to citrus, I was surprised at how little was left behind in the skin. This is great when you want a pulpy juice, but also when you want just the juice without the pulp, since you can let the machine strain the juice for you.
Best thing, though, was that when I was juicing a lot of oranges, I got a LOT more juice than if I just squeezed them by hand.
|Nothing left here - all the juice and pulp is gone!|
Who's it for: People who juice and want a better way to handle citrus, too.
Pros: Works well, Juices pretty much anything I want to juice. Lots of colors to choose from.
Cons: Pricey. But all high-end juicers are, so ...
Wishes: I keep thinking, well, what else could it do? But I'm stuck. It's a juicer. It juices.
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.