"The Cuisinart CCJ-500 makes juicing so easy as well as affordable."
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to live a healthier lifestyle without the fuss, try reliable brand Cuisinart’s new CCJ-500 citrus juicer. Citrus juicers keep things really simple yet the Cuisinart CCJ-500 also features some impressive extras which really get the most out of your fruit. From the auto-reverse spin function to the final spin feature, both of which maximize the juice yield of this top-quality juicer, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 doesn’t leave much to desire. It’s not quite as fast as the more complex masticating and centrifugal juicers but at the brilliant price of between $20-$60, the benefits far outweigh the negatives.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 is a fun, contemporary style juicer. Its main body is constructed from stainless-steel which gives it great build quality. Stainless steel is one of the most durable materials often used for higher-end juicers so this, in turn, increases its lifespan; saving you money in the future. The steel is brushed, and the Cuisinart logo is subtly embossed into it; further accentuating its sleek, modern look.
The parts which come into contact with the fruit are plastic, the functional benefits of which we will go into later on, and which also means that Cuisinart can offer the CCJ-500 in a range of great colors including black, green, orange and yellow. These refreshing colors help to reflect the healthier lifestyle that juicers can offer you.
Furthermore, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is very compact making it really easy to find room for on your kitchen countertop. The fact that this great-value juicer is lightweight too helps it to be portable in case you need to move it to a new home or you simply fancy finding a new place for it in your current home. It even has convenient cord storage so if you wanted to put it in a cupboard when it’s not in use you can do, although we think it would make a really attractive addition to any kitchen.
You can use any size fruit with this top-quality juicer, from small fruits like limes to large fruits like grapefruits. So, you can make yourself a lovely fresh glass of orange juice each morning or even use it to create homemade salad dressings. Citrus juicers do require a little more user intervention than the more complex centrifugal and masticating juicers however, it is a very simple interaction that is required. Once you have your fruit ready, you simply press it down onto the cone which activates the spinning motion. You don’t need to press down hard so it is much easier on your hands than manual juicers.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 has a range of additional features which make it a truly great-value juicer. Firstly, it has 3 pulp control settings so that it is versatile enough to meet the needs of those who prefer smoother or more textured juice. Whichever you choose, it will be sure to remove any seeds from the juice. This top-quality juicer always leaves the rinds completely empty too, so you know you’re getting the maximum yield possible.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 has an auto-reverse feature which reverses the direction of the spinning cone, therefore helping to ensure that every last drop of juice has been squeezed from the fruit. This top-quality juicer also has a final spin feature. The final spin feature is great as it works on the pulp to really ensure that your fruit has been fully utilized.
Ease of Use
As well as being very affordable, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 has lots of features which make it a very user-friendly juicer. There is a small amount of preparation that is needed with this juicer but all that this consists of is simply cutting your fruit in half before use. It is only citrus fruit that you can use with this device, so it’s not quite as versatile as masticating or centrifugal juicers which can make a variety of different products from nut butter to smoothies, from lots of different ingredients. However, because it focuses on one function, it is really able to excel in it and produces top-quality juice.
Cuisinart have not only taken the time to make sure this great-value juicer has a maximum juice yield but have also made sure that it is very easy to clean when you’ve finished. As a result of this, it makes every day juicing quick and easy. All the parts that come into contact with the fruit are removable and dishwasher proof; it doesn’t get much easier than that! The plastic is also BPA-free, so you don’t have to worry about there being any toxins in your juice. There is even a dust cover for when your machine is not in use, so you don’t need to clean in between.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 comes with a 3-year warranty which shows that Cuisinart have plenty of faith in its build quality and reliability. The juice spout on this great-value juicer is also extra-long which not only means that it prevents drips, but it can also be snapped up to stop the flow. This gives you plenty of time to switch between multiple glasses if you have a large family or guests. The height of the spout also means that this juicer accommodates a variety of different sized containers for your juice, which is a handy feature.
All in all, although citrus juicers have a much narrower range of functions than centrifugal and masticating juicers, if you’re looking to start a healthier lifestyle, juice is a really great starting point. The Cuisinart CCJ-500 makes juicing so easy as well as affordable, with its dishwasher proof parts and extra-long spout, as well being so reliable that it could be a part of your daily routine for years to come.