Every kitchen needs a hand juicer: to extract as much juice as possible from each half of a piece of citrus, to carefully add that last drop of juicy flavor to any dish, and above all to do all of this without leaving behind those annoying pits, with their flavor-distorting tannins and crunch.
And we all have them, sometimes in base metals, and others in specially-sized fruit-color codes. But all of these have their deficiencies: from chipping paint - who knows what’s in that? - to acid-induced stains that never seem to wash away. And can you really bear-down on that larger piece of fruit? What to do?
It’s time for Stainless Steel ...the Norpro 18/10 Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer ...in one size only. A very Cool Tool.
There are two major advantages to this Cool Tool. First, the Stainless Steel is solid, and non-oxidizable: it doesn’t stain. And it won’t chip away to what cast metal is underneath those pretty colors. Sorry if that states the obvious. But it makes a big difference. And second, it is properly sized, both in the size of the 2.75” diameter bowl and the 5”+ handles: more than 0.75” longer than the ‘usual suspects’ ...which adds extra leverage to the juicing grip. We’ve had larger fruit, but you need to cut those into smaller pieces before juicing anyway because even the bigger hand juicers will not do a proper job unless it fits into the bowl. And this bowl is the ‘right’ size.
And the bright & shiny 18/10 Stainless Steel is lovely …it may not improve your margaritas but you’ll look good making them!
A final note: the Juicer is made in China and the prices of stainless steel and labor - and therefore the price of this product - are going up ...and up. As one of this week’s Featured Cool Tools, we will offer this initially at a lower-than-usual markup. But since there are no hedges or price protections available, this is one of those items that you need to buy now, before the price needs to be increased. Yes, even kitchen tools are subject to the vagaries of international trade!
So: cool design; better functionality, and worth the price and space in your drawer, because it will do its job well and be beautiful ... for a really long time.
18/10 Stainless Steel
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