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A lot of us grow up drinking juice. Of course, the juice boxes you loved as a kid probably had more in common with soda than they do with healthy cold-pressed juices. As we get older and our palettes and waistlines expand, we trade those sugary juice drinks for something a little more fresh. Which is where investing in a good juicer can make a huge difference.
Of course, the best juicers can be expensive, which is why we jumped at the chance to test Hurom’s Citrus Juicer.
Sitting right at $150, the Hurom unit is still a bit of an investment, but it’s a more than worthwhile kitchen gadget. At first glance, the unit is small. That’s especially helpful for city-dwellers with small apartments who lack counter space and storage. The juicer itself, even with the handle up, fits nicely into an under sink storage area (or similar space) so it’s easy to stow away once you’re done juicing.
Getting to the juicing itself, the machine works wonderfully.
It’s incredibly intuitive and easy to assemble right of the box. The finned juicing cone fits a variety of different fruit sizes (it worked seamlessly with lemons and turned around and juiced a large orange with ease). That means you can tackle a bunch of different fruits all in one go. While the juicer can’t handle carrots and other harder fruits and veggies, it’s all you need to enjoy fresh homemade orange juice whenever you want.
The actual extraction process evokes a standard juice press. By simply pulling the top handle down onto the fruit, the cone presses up and in, fully pulling out all the goodness inside. And I mean everything. Clean up can get a little messy if you’re using pulp-prone fruits like grapefruit or orange since the Hurom pulls so much out, but the hassle is worth it for the freshness of taste. The machine’s spout has a special drip-stop functionality, which allows you to hold all the juice until you’re ready to dispense it accordingly. You can mix juices together or hold them separately, as you prefer. Plus the machine itself is surprisingly quiet given just how much liquid is pulled from a single fruit half.
If your juicer is exceptionally messy when you’re done, it’s very easy to pop out each of the portions, which snap together easily, and clean them with soap and water. It’s that easy. Oh, and the machine comes in three distinct colors to fit whatever your mood or preference may be.
Juicing and juicers should be easy. It shouldn’t feel like a Herculean task to just get some pure, fresh juice. Fortunately, Hurom’s Citrus Juicer makes that process not only exceedingly easy but cost-efficient too. It’s the best of both worlds, all in one stylish package. You can buy the Hurom Citrus Juicer at the company’s website or via Amazon Prime for $150.