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Looking For a Manual Citrus Juicer?
If you’re looking for a heavy duty juicer just for citrus fruits, namely oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits, you might consider the manual Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer. Having a nice fresh glass of orange juice in the morning is not only good for your taste buds, but it’s full of vitamin C to help keep you healthy throughout the day.
I know it’s a lot easier to grab a carton of orange juice out of the frig, but you’re not going to get all the benefits that you’ll get from freshly squeezed juice.
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Most juices have to go through a pasteurization process before they hit the shelves. This means they get heated up to a temperature hot enough to kill off harmful bacteria. This process also kills off some of the nutrients that our bodies can really benefit from.
When we make our own juice and drink it within a short time after extraction, it doesn’t need to be pasteurized because it isn’t going to sit around growing bacteria and we get all the important nutrients and vitamins.
So, that’s where the Hamilton Beach Citrus Juicer comes in. You can easily make any combination of citrus juices relatively quickly and effortlessly due to the rack and pinion gearing system.
This basically means that there are 2 gears – a small circular one (the rack) that engages the teeth of the longer straight or linear gear (the pinion), turning the rotational motion into a linear motion, allowing much more pressure, in fact 2000 lbs of pressure, to be applied by the pressure cup, thereby extracting the most juice possible with the least effort exerted. You simply turn the handle and the juice extractor does the rest.
You can get more detailed information about the workings of a rack and pinion gearing system here.
How Big is It?
This citrus juicer measures 7 by 9 by 19-1/2 inches and weighs about 11 lbs. so it takes up very little space on your counter as far as width and depth, but it is tall. You would want to take that into consideration if you have low hanging cupboards.
How Easy Is It To Clean?
It’s very easy to clean, as all the parts come off and can be rinsed in the sink. The only thing you’ll have to unscrew to clean is the pressure cup head. The parts are made of heavy-duty metal with the finishes being acid-resistant chrome and enamel so the acid from the citrus fruits won’t stain the juicer.
What Are Some Features Not Already Mentioned?
- Sure Grip non-skid base – keeps it from sliding around while you’re juicing and protects the counter top
- Drip cup that swings out
- Strainer cone that is easy to remove for cleaning and catches the pulp, peel and pith
What Kind of Price Are We Looking At Here?
Whereas some electric juicers are less expensive and will basically do the same thing, I think the main reason why this citrus juicer is priced a little higher is that it’s a commercial size juicer, so you could actually use it in a juice bar or cafe or small business where you can sell freshly squeezed orange juice.
Does it Have a Warranty?
Yes, but only for 1 year for parts and labor.
Any Concerns With This Juicer?
As I was reading through reviews for the Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer, I noticed there was some concern that the part of the juicer that extracts the juice or the pressure cup, which actually only comes in contact with the skin of the fruit, might be made of aluminum.
However, Hamilton Beach has stated that the extractor cone is made of stainless steel and the pressure cup is made of die-cast zinc with chrome and enamel coatings. So there is no aluminum that comes into contact with the produce.
In doing my research of this product I couldn’t find any other negative points that might keep you from acquiring one of these manual juicing machines.
Is There a Place To Get Parts if Needed?
Yes, the link to find parts is here.
The Hamilton Beach 932 Commercial Citrus Juicer is a quiet (because it’s manual), strong, easy to use citrus juicer that can not only be used as a home juicer, but could also be used in a juice bar to produce delicious fresh juice from citrus fruits.
It acts like a masticating juicer in that it mashes and squeezes the juice out rather than spinning it out at high rpms.
It’s a little spendy but seems to last a very long time. I think this would be a great juicer for someone only wanting to make citrus juice.
One thing to remember, though, is that oranges do have a lot of calories in them. So if you’re wanting to do some juicing to help lose weight, you might want to look at something that will give you more vegetable juice than fruit juice, like possibly the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juicer or the Hurom Premium Masticating Slow Juicer.