If you are looking for an inexpensive, no frills citrus juicer to juice your oranges, grapefruits, lemons and the like, you may want to give the Black & Decker CJ625 Citrus Juicer a look. I like to make my family fresh orange and grapefruit juices on occasion to help ensure they are fulfilling their body’s needs for vitamin C. A delicious and easy way to do this is by adding fresh juices to their diets. This little juicer helps me to fulfill this important task. Say goodbye to bottled, store-bought juices that have lost all of their nutritional value through processing and contain added ingredients that are undesirable.
The over one quart juice capacity of the CJ625 enables me to make enough juice for the entire family. For normal, everyday use, the 30-Watt motor and auto reversing reamer allow for the extraction of the maximum amount of juice from the citrus fruits you are using.
There are two cones included with the Black & Decker CJ625 which make juicing more efficient. For smaller citrus fruits such as lemons and limes, the small cone allows for maximum extraction of juice. As for more sizable fruits, the larger cone is the way to go.
I found this machine easy to use. It is essentially an electric reamer utilizing a conical bore that grinds the fruits into juices spilling them out into the included plastic serving pitcher making it simple and easy to serve. The adjustable pulp control feature lets you customize the consistency of the juices you make. It has cord storage built in to the unit, another convenient feature.
The removable parts of this unit are all plastic, which is a drawback. But they are dishwasher safe making it an easy appliance to clean. For a price tag under $15, I suppose one wouldn’t expect a superior, more durable housing with stronger parts.
Using the Black & Decker CJ625 could not be easier. Simply halve the citrus fruits you intend on juicing and put them on the top of the appropriate cone. Put the lid on and let it run.
There are definitely more expensive options available on the market which may work better for families who intend to make citrus juices on a more consistent, regular basis. But, for the price tag and occasional use, the Black & Decker CJ625 Citrus Juicer is a good deal.
- Small and Compact
- Inexpensive price tag
- Easy to use machine with multiple cones
- Juice catching pitcher has a pour spout for serving
- Pulp level is adjustable
- Can only be used for citrus fruits
- Unit is made entirely of plastic pieces