I know why you are looking for citrus juicer reviews – there are a bunch of them to choose from and they all look alike.
Not only do they all do the same thing and operate in largely the same way but they are all priced in the same zone, nearly every electric citrus juicer is priced between $20 and $50.
Obviously this isn’t a lot of money so a product like this isnt going to require a ton of time researching but if you are anything like me you have to be wondering if its worth buying the higher end electric orange juicers or if the lower cost models will do just fine.
The short answer is this: if you need something in your kitchen to juice the ocassional lemon, lime, or orange then a low priced, entry level model priced closer to twenty bucks will do just fine.
If however you plan on regularly juicing grapefruits or bags of oranges at once then you are going to find the more expensive electric citrus juicer options to be worth their extra cost.
Personally I have owned and reviewed a bunch of juicers and I have come up with my own generic recommendations.
- For ocassional use I recommend just about everyone buy a Cuisinart CCJ500. It’s built well and easy to use and it has a few extra features that most alternatives don’t offer and it’s priced near the low end of the spectrum. What you sacrifice however is heft. The motor is small and loud and it may not last for years if you frequently use it heavily. You can see my full review of the CCJ500 here for a ton of extra information.
- For heavy use or regular use in the home I recommend shoppers dig slightly deeper into their pockets and buy the Epica citrus juicer which is built much stronger. It’s heavier, feels more solid, and the motor is much stronger and quieter. The cost is higher but the unit is far more likely to serve your needs for a longer period of time. You can see my full review of the Epica electric citrus juicer here.
Aside from those base recommendations I want you to know that I have a resource page outlining my five favorite electric citrus juicers here. On that page I also outline the handfull of units I do not really recommend to anyone.
And now, with that out of the way lets get into the meat of this post: the product reviews.
Click here to jump below the product reviews to read my methods for rating and recommending electric juicers for oranges, grapefruits, limes, etc.
These are all the electric citrus juicers I have reviewed here on the site.
If I ever review an additional model I will add it to this list and link to it periodically throughout the site on applicable pages.
Epica 70-Watt Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer (Model 1989)
The Epica juicer model 1989 is my favorite juicer on this page. It is not the cheapest but it still qualifies as an impulse item for me because it’s still quite affordable compared to other high end juicing machines. The motor is very quiet and durable, the body is heavy and sturdy, the juicer is strong and doesn’t bog down.
This model sports:
- 70-watt motor
- Two reamers (small and large)
- A stainless steel pulp filter
- A drip-free spout, and
- A cord storage compartment that actually works pretty good.
There are of course many other things to say about this juicer but the main takeaway is that this motor is strong and the unit is durable making it the best value for your dollar.
For people regularly making orange juice or lemonade at home this is your best bet and I only recommend cheaper models for certain people who are either on a tight budget, who want a dedicated juice collection compartment, or who expect to only use it every now and then.
As for more expensive models I typcially only recommend them to people who want (or need) a lever or to people who really do want a widely recognizable brand name. Everyone for instance knows the name Breville but few know the name Epica… but the Brevile model is WAY more pricey and not worth it for the majority of consumers.
To learn more about the Epica 1989 see my full review here.
Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer
To learn more about the CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer see my full review here.
Eurolux ELCJ-1600 Stainless Steel Electric Orange Juicer Squeezer
To learn more about the ELCJ-1600 Eurolux Juicer see my full review here.
Breville 800CPXL Die-Cast Stainless-Steel Motorized Citrus Press
To learn more about the Breville 800CPXL see my full review here.
The BLACK+DECKER 32oz Citrus Juicer (CJ650)
To learn more about the B+D CJ-650 see my full review here.
Cuisinart CCJ-100 Citrus Pro Juicer
To learn more about the Cuisinart CCJ-100 see my full review here.
Juiceman Citrus Juicer (JCJ450)
To learn more about the JCJ-450 from Juiceman see my full review here.
Aicok Citrus Juicer 100W
To learn more about the 100 watt Aicok see my full review here.
BLACK+DECKER 34oz Citrus Juicer (CJ625)
To learn more about the B+D CJ-625 see my full review here.
To learn more about the XXXXX see my full review here.
My Complete Buyers Guide for Citrus Juicers (Electric Models)
How I Rate and Recommend Juicers
The 5 Best Electric Citrus Juicers (+Your Worst Options)
If you are looking for a perfect electric juicer for your oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits then look no further than a dedicated citrus juicer.
There are many different types of juicers available these days and you could easily spend hundreds of dollars on a top of the line masticating cold press juicer but that is simply overkill when it comes to making a morning batch of OJ!
I own a lot of different juicers! Many of the units I own I don’t ever actually use but every once in a while. However, of everything I own my juicers for oranges get used more than any other.
I’ve found through experimentation that it is way easier to cut an orange in half and let an electric machine ream the juice out in 10-15 seconds than it is to peel all of my citrus fruits and check them into a more versatile (and larger) extractor.
Before we get to the list of citrus juicers out there I want to first let you know what my favorite option is of them all. The second model I ever bought was the Cuisinart CCJ-500. It’s a dedicated device that always sits on my countertop. It works really great, it’s way easy to clean, and more importantly it doesn’t feel like it’s about to break every time I use it even though it don’t cost much at all!
Click here to see the entire list of my favorite electric citrus juicers which is also located lower on this page.
Before we get to the list however I want to introduce you to something that I didn’t know when I started juicing:
There are Different Types of Automatic Citrus Juicers!
When I started juicing the first thing I ever bought was a clearance bin manual citrus reamer made by Chef’n. It was a two in one device that also was a zester.
Funny thing is that that reamer easily got the most juice out of every orange I threw at it… the problem however was that it was super messy and not fun at all to use.
I still have it and I do use it from time to time usually when cooking. I use it to quickly ream out a bit of lime juice without having to bother with larger devices.
When making larger batches of OJ (for breakfast usually) the manual reamer was a horrible idea so I bought a basic electric juicer by Black & Decker. It was crazy cheap and an impulse item that I picked up in Walmart with my kids.
Honestly the electric version was nicer for juicing a lot of oranges but it felt like it was about to break… everywhere… all the time!
After using it for a while I upgraded to the aforementioned Cuisinart model which only cost me slightly more than the B&D and I’ve been a happy convert since.
At this point I realized that there are actually a bunch of other electric orange juicing options that got even fancier as the price went up.
Basically there are two different types of electric citrus juicers. There are electric citrus reamers like my CCJ-500 and there are electric citrus presses, which I have yet to discuss.
Which one is right for you, you may ask. This probably depends on how many fruits you plan on processing on a daily or weekly routine.
An electric orange press will set you back more money and they usually produce a bit less juice per fruit but it’s way easier and faster to use them for large batches at a time.
See my answers to common citrus reamer FAQs here.
These are My Favorite Juice Extractors for Citrus Fruits in Order of Preference
Click the picture to see product pricing or see my full review of the Epica 70-Watt Citrus Juicer here.
Click the picture to see product pricing or see my full review of the Cuisinart CCJ-500 here.
Click the picture to see product pricing or see my full review of the Eurolux ELCJ-1600 Juice Squeezer here.
Click the picture to see product pricing or see my full review of the Breville 800CPXL here.
In addition to the list above there are a bunch of other citrus juicers for sale that I either have covered or will be touching on at a later date here on the site.
I don’t think these are the best by any means but some people are interested in them anyways. If you are interested in reading my thoughts on any of the models listed below then click the following links to see my review of each. Remember, these for the most part are lower quality options, models I don’t recommend.
The BLACK+DECKER 32oz Citrus Juicer (CJ650)
This is one of the cheapest electric models you’ll find anywhere and although it works it just doesn’t feel like it’s going to work for long. Every part of it feels like it’s ready to break on you.
See product pricing here.
See my full review of the Black and Decker CJ650 here.
- Cuisinart CCJ-100 Citrus Pro Juicer
- Juiceman Citrus Juicer (JCJ450)
- Aicok Citrus Juicer 100W
- BLACK+DECKER 34oz Citrus Juicer (CJ625)
Your Best Alternatives IMO
As you can see I am a big fan of citrus juicers because for the average person you will probably use a citrus juicer in a family context way more than anything else. Both kids and adults love orange juice and it’s the juice you are most likely to drink all year long no matter if you are trying to be healthy or not.
If however you are like so many other people that don’t like single use kitchen gadgets then I understand. Even the low and affordable prices for consumer grade juicers like those featured above won’t make you happy if you end up upgrading to a more versatile juicer down the road.
If you do want to spend your money on something that will not only make orange juice but also apple juice, carrot juice, and kale juice just to name a few then you will want to dig a little bit deeper into your wallet and start shopping for either a centrifugal juice extractor or a masticating cold press juicer.
Both of these styles will likely cost you more that a one-trick OJ pony but not too much more if you opt for the entry level centrifugal models, some of which are pretty good even when compared to the top of the line options that are typically only used in commercial settings or kitchens of the independently wealthy! 🙂
General FAQ I Get A Lot
Most websites will tell you straight up to buy an expensive masticating juicer – not me. I know those are great machines but sometimes they are overkill.
Here are more of my thoughts as I answer common questions posed on the topic of dedicated citrus juice machines.
Are Electric Citrus Presses Better Than Reamers?
This section is under development.
Can You Juice Anything Else With a Citrus Juicer?
This section is under development.
Why I Think You Should Own a Citrus Juicer Even if You Want a Centrifugal or Cold-Press Juicer
This section is under development.