What's the Real Story on Citrus Juicers?
by the Makers of Metrokane Citrus Juicers
Nothing gives you a lift like fresh orange juice in the morning. The taste bears no resemblance to the manufactured flavor of juice that comes in cardboard cartons. That kind of juice must be pasteurized, which boils out essential vitamins. So not only is fresh juice more delicious, it also contains 50% more Vitamin C and 2 1/2 times more beta carotene than processed juice.
And good bartenders know the importance of fresh squeezed juice in mixed drinks. So have a juicer handy in your home bar to squeeze fresh oranges for screwdrivers, fresh lemons for sours, fresh limes for margaritas and daiquiris. Your guests will apreciate the difference.
Metrokane makes three different types of citrus juicers, ranging in size from 7 1/2 to 20 inches tall and from 4 1/2 to 11 pounds in weight, all designed to make the fresh-juice habit an easy one. They employ powerful gear systems to provide the leverage you need to apply hundreds of pounds of pressure and rapidly squeeze every drop of juice from oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. And they all have removable cone and funnel parts, which are easily cleaned under a running faucet.
In addition to mechanical juicers like ours, two types of electric juicers are on the market, the rotary electric juicer and the all-purpose juice extractor -- a heavy duty blender designed to juice carrots, celery, and other vegetables. The juice extractors always show oranges on the front of their packages. But to use them for citrus, the fruit has to be peeled before juicing, and seeds and pulps are ground up with the juice. Citrus fruit doesn't have to be peeled before juicing with rotary- type electric juicers. However, they are generally more difficult to use and clean than Metrokane juicers. Our juicers also squeeze sweeter juice than rotary electrics, which tend to ream the fruit, adding bitter skin oil to the juice.