Yay - I found my mom's juicer!


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Yay - I found my mom's juicer!

Caitlin McGrath | Apr 19, 2006 04:21 AM

I grew up using the citrus juicer my mother's probably had for 40 years now, and for quite a few years, I've been coveting it, but they've been impossible to find (my mother says she's only seen others in antique-type shops that sell kitchenwares, and she's not about to give hers up).

It's made of cast aluminum, and has two parts, the body with attached lever handle and the strainer, and is incredibly easy to use (i.e., takes less muscle than other manual juicers for maximum juice extraction, and as a bonus, is less messy on the hands). Just a good press down, and you've done it. I don't make fresh-squeezed juice for drinking at home often enough to have an electric juicer, nor do I want an attachment for my food processor that means I have to haul out the whole machine if I need to juice a bunch of lemons, limes, or oranges for a recipes. This is simple to pull out and very efficient.

So I was beyond thrilled when I leafed through a recent Williams-Sonoma catalog and found they're selling a cast aluminum "vintage manual juicer." Theirs is enameled (excellent - it can go in the dishwasher) and while orange wouldn't be my first choice of colors, nor $29 my first choice of prices, who cares? My coveted juicer is now in my own kitchen, and I am a happy camper.



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