Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer Review

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Cuisinart CCJ-500 reviews call this citrus juicer a success in both the aesthetic and performance departments. With its tall, narrow shape and brushed-stainless-steel base, the machine fits and looks good on any kitchen counter. In addition to the standard black top, orange, green, red, and yellow are available.

The Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer (starting at $30, Amazon) features an adjustable reamer with three pulp settings for low, medium, or high amounts of pulp. The machine auto-reverses for thorough and efficient juicing. When the juicing cover is depressed, it starts a "final spin" action that extracts additional juice from the citrus pulp. (The cover also keeps dust off of the reamer.) A universal reamer cone accommodates small lemons and limes as well as large oranges and grapefruits. The parts are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free.

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As the best-selling citrus juicer on Amazon, this machine scores a thumbs-up from users in several key areas, especially when it comes to speed and effectiveness. One reviewer mentions that the rind of the fruit is left entirely clean after 15 to 30 seconds of juicing. Reviews related to ease of cleaning, however, are mixed. Some users find the device easy to clean, but quite a few write that they found bits of pulp still clinging to the parts even after several vigorous scrubbings.

Another drawback cited a few times on the Bed Bath & Beyond website is a tendency of the machine to vibrate and "dance" across the counter when in use, spraying juice all over, which is both messy and potentially dangerous. Still, user reviews of the Cuisinart CCJ-500 are overwhelmingly positive on the whole, particularly considering the price tag.