Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer Review
Designed with an adaptable auto-reversing reamer that comes with unique pulp control settings and a specially-designed Final-Spin feature that enables maximum extraction of juice from each piece of citrus fruit, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is well-designed, solid-built and seamlessly functional. It’s actually an improved version of Cuisinart’s previous model, which was rather less successful. When compared with its predecessor, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer is much more beautiful and much more efficient, allowing you to enjoy a truly wonderful juicing experience. This juicer is also reasonably and therefore well worth your money.
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At first glance, the first thing that catches your eye is the brushed stainless steel design that comes with this juicer. The stainless steel exterior allows for easy cleaning and protects the components on the interior of the juicer, thus giving you long years of reliability and value for your money. Cleaning the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is a snap. With dishwasher-safe components, the juicer can be washed in the dishwasher. Just grab a cup of fresh juice and enjoy your favorite TV program and leave the juicer cleaning job to your dishwasher.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500’s auto-reversing universal cone is large enough to make juicing of all shapes and sizes of fruits a breeze. This uniquely designed juicer cone comes with a special Final-Spin Feature that allows for squeezing of more juice from the pulp. The juicer features 3 pulp control settings that allow you to obtain fresh juice with the right amount of pulp according to your own personal preferences. The Cuisinart CCJ-500’s extra-long snap-up spout not only prevents dripping, but also means the juicer can accommodate most glasses. Its brushed stainless steel housing adds a modern touch to your countertop.
The device is incredibly affordable and it won’t take long for this crucial investment to pay for itself. The reasonable retail price also means you don’t have to break the bank to break your unenviable habit of going to the smoothie shack to pick your juicy concoctions.
- Brushed stainless steel exterior. This makes gives this unit durability and a sleek look
- Large auto-reversing universal cone. Makes easy work of juicing all types of fruits from the tiniest of limes to the largest of grapefruits and everything else in between
- Final spin feature. Facilitates extraction of more juice more efficiently and protects against dust
- Long snap-up spout. Prevents dripping and enables the juicer to accommodate all glass sizes
- Three pulp control settings. Allow you to get just the right amount of pulp
- Lightweight and compact. It’s highly portable and can be moved around or taken on the go
- Convenient cord storage
- Only juices citrus
- A bit tall. There are many juicers out there that are more compact
- Brand – Cuisinart
- Model – CCJ-500
- Color – Silver
- Dimensions: 6.8 x 7.9 x 12.2 inches
- Weight – 4 lbs
- Limited 3-year warranty
- Recipe book included
Ease Of Use
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer is very easy to use. With auto-touch capabilities, the only effort required to squeeze juice is holding down the citrus half over the auto-reversing reamer, using minimal even pressure. To maximize juice extraction, simply pop on the plastic cover and press down to activate the Final-Spin feature.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Like most citrus juicers, you have to be thorough on scrubbing the reamer and sieve to remove those unpleasant pulpy bits, but all of the parts are dishwasher safe, and the juice container, drip spout, and cover require only minimal rinsing – which can be a bonus when it comes to conserving water.
Parts and Accessories
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer’s components, including the brushed stainless steel housing, juice container, adjustable 3-setting sieve, sieve plate, drip spout, and removable dust cover, are readily available online at cheap prices.
ConsumerReports.org’s editors test and rate various electric juicers, including those of kitchen appliance manufacturer – Cuisinart. Testing methodology includes juicing performance, convenience features, ease of use, noise and overall score. They have already put the the CuisinartCCJ-500 (Stainless) under test at their National Testing and Research Center. The test results of Cuisinart CCJ-500 put this product among one of their standout choices with high scores.
The Cuisinart CCJ-500 is without a doubt one of the best-rated juicers on Amazon, with a very high rating in nearly 900 true and honest reviews. The overwhelming majority of users found this product to be a very efficient and extremely affordable juicer that is easy to use, clean and maintain. Many users were also very happy with the fact that this juicer can extract copious amounts of juice.
On BestBuy.com, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer receives an overall rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 50 owner reviews. This makes this product one of the best-rated juicers at this store. Over 95% of owners say they would recommend it to a friend. Most say it’s a great juicer for all types of juice enthusiasts, from beginners to connoisseurs.
In more than 45 owner reviews on Macys.com, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer earns a near-perfect rating of 4.7 out of 5. Approximately 90% of owners say they would recommend it to a friend. Most agree that it’s one of the best juicers on the market for the price.
Overall, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Juicer is a good value product that actually does what it promises. If you drink or use fresh citrus juice frequently, but don’t really need a product that will juice all different types of produce, then this product is a great purchase. It very easy to use and clean and we liked the fact that it comes with a number of extra features that put it a notch above a conventional electric or manual citrus juicer.