Krups ZX800E42 Silver Art Citrus Press (Silver)
- Prepare 1.2L of a variety of citrus fruits thanks to the universal cone that is perfect for every type of juice from lemons to grapefruits
- Featuring a dual cone rotation to operate in clockwise or counter clock wise direction to squeeze an optimal amount of juice. Cone stops automatically when pressure is released
- 360 Degree removable base to easily prepare fresh citrus juices and serve directly to the table
- Modern fusion of stainless steel, chrome and wood finishes
- Dual cone rotation to operate clockwise or counter clock wise direction to squeeze an optimal amount of juice
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Krups appliances bring the perfect balance of intelligent design and leading-edge technology to your kitchen. With nearly 160 years of precision German engineering, passionate commitment and innovative styling, our legacy of accessible functionality and flawless performance is reflected in our products. All bear the hallmarks of standard-setting technology and thoughtful creativity that the world has come to expect from the small appliance experts at Krups.The Citrus Press is a powerful yet simple device that delivers freshly squeezed juice quickly and efficiently. With a single touch, the spinning cone is automatically - and safely - activated to make your favourite drink. The metal grid filters out the pulp while the 1 .2 L integrated pitcher collects the juice. Just pour and serve - it's that easy.
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The description about the appliance is accurate -- it has a base with cord that can stay put, you do your juicing, and you can then use the container to serve and pour, or put the little hard plastic cover on top to then store it in your refrigerator. To start juicing you just press -- it starts with that action, and will stop when you lift the citrus off the rotating cone. I've only done oranges but limes would be fine too. I don't know about grapefruit unless they're somewhat small -- there is only one juicing cone, one size is supposed to fit all. Sometimes the cone does reverse, sometimes it doesn't. I couldn't figure out what made it reverse but in the long run, that really made no difference in juicing.
Unlike some other juicers I've tried when the basket becomes too full of pulp, this one lifts out easily to be rinsed out and put back in use for continued juicing. The juice cone even has these little "paddles" that kind of stir the pulp around the basket while it's juicing/rotating, to make sure as much juice as possible drips into the container. Now that's clever and practical.
I bought several cases of Valencia oranges and the container can hold about half of one case worth of orange juice. If you want to do more than that, pour it into a beverage container or pitcher and keep going! I did, although juice is best when it's served that day. Just a little hint, although your fresh juice will be so delicious I bet it won't last much longer than a day.
Cleanup is a snap -- everything comes apart (and fits back in) quickly and easily, washes by hand quite nicely, but the instruction book implies you shouldn't put any of the parts in the dishwasher. You definitely wouldn't want to put the chrome/stainless/wood container in there because the underside shouldn't be immersed and the harsh dishwasher soap would ruin the "wood" look.
The one thing I didn't find terribly helpful was the area underneath the base to wind the cord before I put it all away. It was a bit of a struggle to wind it tightly, the end of the cord stuck out anyway, and then I had to undo all that the next time I used the juicer. So that winding/rewinding really was unnecessary. If you have more of these Krups chrome/stainless/wood appliances that you leave on your counter, hiding the cord would be a non-issue anyway. No points deducted for that.
Beautiful design and materials, top quality, easy to use and clean. Really, it is the best juicer out of a field of mediocre selections. I'm expecting this beauty to last years, not weeks like my others.
Second, juicing a grapefruit is a problem (or even a large orange) because the strainer is only slightly recessed and you may find your fingers getting into the pulp.
Third, you need to pick up the juicer with both hands, if you want to include the base, since picking it up by the handle will only pick up the container. A simple locking mechanism would have been better thought out.
Fourth, for a product made in China, and for the feature problems I described, this juicer is somewhat on the expensive side compared to comparible juicers.
Fifth, there are four tiny rubber slivers on the base bottom to keep the juicer from moving. I don't give these a long time before wearing out.
I tried several of the conventional citrus juicers and there was always something questionable
about them. I ended up returning them. I look forward to using the Krups every day and it sure
is built to last.