A manual citrus juicer could surely be the right appliance for you if you would like to prepare freshly squeezed orange or any other citrus juice at home or even at a juice bar, quickly and easily.
Hand operated citrus juicers can be classified into two basic categories, into reamers and presses.
Mechanical citrus press juicers can be further divided into portable, small hand
squeezers, which are especially appropriate for smaller citrus fruits like limes and
lemons, and manual heavy duty citrus presses. They are bigger, heavier, and they enable quick and effortless preparation of large amounts of all types of citrus and pomegranate juice as well.
To make your decision as simple as possible, we bring you information and presentation of the best models of mentioned three types of manual citrus juicers:
Commercial Press Juicers
They are very simple and cheap devices, which operate the same way as electric citrus reamers. You just cut a citrus fruit in half, place it on a reamer, press it with the hand, and rotate it against ribbed cone. Of course, juicing with an electric juice machine is much quicker and easier since the motor does the rotating job for you.
With some manual citrus reamers you get two interchangeable cones. That enables you to squeeze the juice from different shaped and sized citrus fruits. There is some pulp in the juice, which you get, and due to the oil from the peels and seeds it could taste a little bit bitter. Anyway, for a quick preparation of small amounts of lemon, orange, or any other citrus juice, a manual citrus reamer could definitely be the right option.
Hand citrus reamers come in various sizes and materials. In any case, they are small, portable, and very handy. Here are some very efficient top rated models to choose from:
HIC Citrus Reamer
Prepara Glass Citrus
|For squeezing limes, lemons, and oranges.
Material: Heavy duty plastic, dishwasher safe.
Size: 4 x 4 x 4"
(10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
|Pointed citrus reamer for easy juicing limes, lemons, oranges etc.
Material: Heavyweight glass, acid resistable.
Size: 2 x 3 x 6"
(5 x 7.6 x 15.2 cm)
|Removable juicer reamer for oranges, limes, and lemons with integrated glass base
for collecting freshly squeezed juice.|
Material: Glass base + BPA free plastic, dishwasher safe.
Size: 4.6 x 4.6 x 2.1"
(11.7 x 11.7 x 5.3 cm)
OXO Good Grips
|Two sized reamers for squeezing juice from all citrus fruits.
Material: Plastic, dishwasher safe.
Size: 7 x 6 x 6"
(17.8 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
|Universal reamer to extract juice from limes, lemons, oranges, and other citruses.
Material: Food safe 18/8 stainless steel.
Size: 6.5 x 5.3 x 3.9"
(16.5 x 13.5 x 10 cm)
|Large and small reamer to juice all types of citrus fruits.|
Material: Plastic, top shelf dishwasher safe.
Size: 5 x 5 x 8.5"
(12.7 x 12.7 x 21.6 cm)
Unlike the reamers, either electric or manual, a citrus press juicer squeezes all
the liquid from citrus fruits, leaving peel, pith, oil, seeds , and pulp untouched.
Therefore, the juice is clear, pulp-free, and that is why it tastes sweeter.
The juicing principle of this second type of manual citrus juicers is different as
of citrus reamers. Again you just have to cut a citrus in half, place it in a squeezer or over a funnel, press the handles (small presses) or a handle (commercial grade presses), and the applied pressure extracts the juice from the fruit.
This simple manual citrus juicer type is a very good option for quick squeezing
smaller amounts of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and small oranges. Small
hand citrus presses are very easy to use and simple to clean.
In addition, they are so small that you do not need any counter space, you can
easily put them in a drawer or wherever you’ve got some space left. And, of
course, if you need a portable manual citrus juicer, this is a good option as well.
Without a doubt, a hand citrus squeezer is a very handy and cheap solution for
quick extraction of smaller amounts of citrus juice. If you would like to get one,
you should check these very popular models:
Top Rated Zulay
Top Rated Bellemain
Lemon Squeezer &
|Zulay patented 2-in-1 squeezer for max. juice amount from limes, lemons, and small oranges.
Material: High quality aluminium, lead-free coating, available in more color combinations, diswasher safe.
Size: 8.7 x 2.9 x 2.1"
(22.1 x 7.4 x 5.3 cm)
|Strong, safe, and powerful stainless steel press with silicone handles to squeeze every bit of juice from lime or lemon, with ease, quickly and efficiently.
Material: Rust free 18/10 stainless steel, dishwasher safe.
Size: 9 x 4 x 2.5"
(22.9 x 10.2 x 6.3 cm)
|Designed and produced for quick end efficient juice extraction from lemons, limes, and other small citrus fruits.|
Material: Stainless steel, polished chrome, cleaning is simple and fast.
Size: 9 x 2.8 x 2"
(22.9 x 7.1 x 5.1 cm)
OXO Good Grips
|Innovative dual gear mechanism for incredible efficiency at squeezing limes and lemons.
Material: Strong stainless steel and nylon construction, top rack dishwasher safe.
Size: 10.2 x 3.2 x 2.8"
(25.9 x 8.1 x 7.1 cm)
|Fashionable and easy to use lime and lemon hand juice press.
Material: Durable non-stick finished die-cast aluminum, dishwasher safe.
Size: 10.5 x 4.2 x 1.9"
(26.7 x 10.7 x 4.8 cm)
|Big and strong, incredibly efficient and durable super big hand lemon and lime squeezer.|
Material: High quality stainless steel, dishwasher safe.
Size: 10.25 x 3.3 x 1.4"
(26 x 9.7 x 4.2 cm)
Of course, if you would like to juice large amounts of oranges, grapefruits, or other citrus fruits regularly, you should find another suitable citrus juice extractor, either an appropriate universal or single purpose electric juicer, or a powerful hand operated citrus press juicer.
These are the most important advantages of strong manual citrus juicers:
- They work almost as fast as dedicated electric citrus juice extractors. Especially this is the case with commercial grade hand citrus presses.
- They are produced from high quality materials, the construction is simple and sturdy, there’s no potentially damageable electric components. Manual citrus press juicers last forever, they are literally unbreakable.
- True, some physical effort is needed for squeezing of citrus juice, but the best press machines are designed in a way that also children can use them without any big problem.
- Most manual citrus presses enable juicing all types of citrus fruits regardless of size and shape. With the best models you can squeeze the juice from some other fruits like pomegranate as well.
If you find the above arguments convincing, and you have enough space on your counter and under the cabinets, you should not overlook these top rated hand operated citrus presses:
|Commercial grade high quality manual citrus juicer enables effortless yet effective juice squeezing out of small, medium, and large citrus fruits.|
Long, convenient rubberized handle for additional leverage and great juicing results.
Produced from cast iron and high quality stainless steel, very stable and sturdy.
Extremely easy-to-use and maintain. Juicer cone and funnel parts are easily detachable and are dishwasher safe.
Size: 9 x 7 x 23" (22.9 x 17.8 x 58.4 cm)
Weight: 13 lbs (5.90 kg)
|Simple yet extremely robust and well balanced construction for heavy duty long term use.|
Designed for effective juice extraction from all types of citrus fruit, from the smallest limes to the biggest grapefruits.
Stainless steel strainer cone and funnel cap, cast iron with enamel finish body for extra durability and easy cleaning.
Sure grip rubber handle and rubberized handle stop for effortless and quiet juicing process.
Available in black, white, red, green, yellow, orange, copper, and chrome plated finish.
Size: 7 x 8.5 x 15" (17.8 x 21.6 x 38.1 cm)
Weight: 13 lbs (5.90 kg)
|Very popular manual citrus juicer, commercial heavy duty hand press of professional quality.|
Designed and produced in a way to provide the most juice possible out of limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits.
Made of cast iron and stainless steel. Heavy base with rubber feet provides exceptional stability, rubber ergonomic handle assures great grip for handling the juicer.
Funnel and cone can be simply removed for easy wash up, are also dishwasher safe.
Size: 7 x 10 x 17" (17.8 x 25.4 x 43.2 cm)
Weight: 14.9 lbs (6.70 kg)
|Excellent commercial grade mid-size hand operated citrus press for household use.|
Three-pinion juice extraction and longer ergonomic rubberized handle with withstand 2,300 PSI enables maximum juice extraction from all sized and shaped citrus fruits. In addition, if you need a pomegranate juice extractor, this beautiful manual citrus juicer will do a super job.
Heavy base assures perfect stability. It is produced from cast iron and stainless steel. All parts are easily removable and dishwasher safe except hand wash cone and funnel parts.
It is simple, fast, and easy to use, no extra effort is needed. Available in black and white color.
Size: 8.5 x 7 x 15" (21.6 x 17.8 x 38.1 cm)
Weight: 10 lbs (4.60 kg)
|Exceptionally powerful and durable hand citrus press, NSF approved for commercial use.|
Highly effective three pinion design exerts maximum pressure up to 2.300 PSI and enables incredible juice squeezing from all types of citruses, regardless of size and shape.
Wide base and large opening between base legs assures great stability and allows usage of large containers for juice collection. Ergonomic rubberized oversize handle for easy usage.
Made from ultra durable cast iron and stainless steel, enamel finish against acid corrosion. Removable strainer cone and funnel are dishwasher safe. Available in white and black color.
Size: 13.2 x 10.6 x 20" (33.5 x 26.9 x 50.8 cm)
Height 31" (78.7 cm) with handle in upright position
Weight: 19.20 lbs (8.70 kg)
|Amazingly simple yet very efficiently designed and constructed heavy duty NSF listed citrus press.|
Rack- and pinion gearing enables almost effortless up to 2.000 PSI pressure for maximum juice extraction from all types of citruses, from limes to grapefruits, and pomegranates as well.
Swing-out collector cup for small citruses and drip prevention. Sturdy metal construction, with acid resistant chrome and enamel protection. Non-skid base, removable funnel and strainer cone. Extremely easy to use and clean.
Size: 7 x 9 x 19.5" (17.8 x 22.9 x 49.5 cm)
Weight: 9.40 lbs (4.30 kg)
|NSF certified manual citrus juicer, produced in the USA, especially designed and constructed for commercial foodservice use.|
It is very powerful, it provides 20:1 mechanical advantage that enables squeezing every single drop of juice from all citrus fruits. Innovative easy to grip ergonomic handle for minimum fatigue and increased leverage.
Sturdy and stable stainless steel construction. Pinion, rack, and removable strainer and funnel made from stainless steel. Amazingly simple to use and clean up is a breeze.
Size: 7.5 x 9 x 19" (19.1 x 22.9 x 48.3 cm)
Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg)
|Incredible, commercial-grade juicer, handmade in Israel, heavy duty manual juice presser, made of food grade, FDA approved steel and iron, and FDA approved paint for practically indestructible enamel finish.|
A professional device that can efficiently squeeze any citrus fruit and pomegranate as well. True, it is a large and heavy machine, but the handling is a piece of cake since the long handle’s pressure does almost all the work for you. Due to its weight and shape it is incredibly stable and therefore safe. Smart filter design is large and can handle larger fruits with ease, squeezing every drop of juice out.
It can process hundreds of fruits daily, with no big effort at all, and is therefore an ideal device for commercial use in restaurants or juice bars, and for all juice lovers at home. But be careful, it is a big machine, you need quite some space for it.
Available in gray, orange, and green finish.
Size: 7.3 x 10.8 x 20.9" (18.5 x 27.4 x 53 cm)
Weight: 21.30 lbs (9.70 kg)
As you can see, there are really many manual citrus juicers to choose from. Which one would be the best for you depends on your needs.
For quick occasional juicing smaller amounts of citruses, an inexpensive citrus reamer or a small portable hand held squeezer could already be more than enough. However, if you need to prepare larger amounts of orange, grapefruit, or any other citrus juice on a regular basis, you should take a closer look at heavy duty hand operated presses or high performance electric citrus juice machines.
Nevertheless, if you would like to juice also other fruits and vegetables, you should check different universal juice extractors. Feeling a little bit overwhelmed? No worries, our juicer guide will surely help you find the right juicing device for your household.
Wish you a good bargain and happy juicing!
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