Ideal for counter or table top use, the Oster 3186 Juice-n-Serve 27-Ounce Automatic Citrus Juicer offers better juice extraction with its reverse action motor. I wasn’t sure this juicer would compare to some other models that offer stronger wattage. But the 150-watt motor is quiet and smooth. It doesn’t wake up the whole house in the morning when I want to make some fresh orange or grapefruit juice for breakfast. Weekend mornings begin with a hearty breakfast which includes fresh citrus juice in my house. This little juicer fits the bill for our needs. Not too much use but works well for the way we use it.
I have to say that this little citrus juicer is efficient. It can juice citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges without any problem at all. Since my family is not crazy about pulp, the pulp and seed separator makes for great tasting fruit juice that is pulp free. I can make fresh juice and serve it right out of the juicer using the 27 ounce detachable pitcher featuring a drip-free spout. The juice level indicator ensures that I am making the right amount of juice for everyone who will be enjoying a glass.
Space is limited in my kitchen so I have to carefully pick and choose what goes on my countertops. The Oster 3186 fits my lifestyle perfectly. The unit itself is small (measuring 6 by 8 ¼ by 9 inches) making it easy to tuck away and take in and out of the cupboard – or even to leave out on the counter. Plus, the housing of the Oster 3186 is contemporary and stylish. It looks nice when I do decide to leave it out on my countertop.
The parts of this citrus juicer are easy to remove and clean. The pitcher and separator come apart from the housing for ease in cleaning. And, the cord stores nicely.
You cannot beat the price of this little juicer. For under $20 this is a cost-efficient, inexpensive model. This unit is nice and affordable for the budget conscious like me. If you are a heavy-duty citrus juice maker, this little model may have a problem with excessive use in one session. But, for normal, everyday use, there is value to be found here. For any defects, Oster offers a 1-year limited warranty so you really can’t go wrong.