Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer Review

Trying to find a good citrus juicer? I found the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer at the top of the best sellers list so after reading hundreds of reviews and doing additional research I came up with this review.  With this juicer you can make juice from lemons to grapefruits as it has a universal cone that accommodates all fruit sizes in that range. You can make juice with different levels of pulp, something that is very important at least in my family because I like juice with a lot of pulp and my wife the opposite.

​Using your hands or a wooden reamer to squeeze the juice out of lemons, oranges, limes or any other citrus fruit is a thing of the past. Though many people still employ this method of extracting the juices from these items, it can really be a time-consuming process. If you are sick of wasting time and energy manually squeezing your citrus juice, then the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer is definitely something you should take a look at.

PROS

  • Unique "final-spin" feature.
  • Stainless steel body.
  • ​Pulp-control feature.
  • ​It’s very easy to operate and clean.
  • ​The pulp control feature allows you to make your juice according to your preferences.
  • ​With a 25W motor, it just has great power.

​CONS

  • ​A bit loud.
  • A bit messy to use.

VERDICT

Now, aside from how easy this ​Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer is to use and the many great features it has, it’s also very affordable. You can purchase this product for only around $25–30, which is a bit less than some of the other citrus juicers on the market. It also comes with a fabulous 3-year warranty. When researching and using this product, I was hard pressed to find any complaints from either myself or other customer reviews. People simply love this product and it certainly does not disappoint.

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Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer Features

  • ​Adjustable reamer with 3 pulp control settings-low, medium, high.
  • ​Auto-reversing universal juicer cone for more efficient juicing.
  • ​Final-Spin feature extracts more juice from pulp.
  • ​Extra-long Snap-Up spout accommodates more glasses and prevents dripping.
  • ​Brushed stainless steel design, Easy-clean dishwasher-safe parts, BPA free.
  • ​Recipe book included.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer Colors

Cuisinart CCJ-500 

​ Black/Stainless 

Cuisinart CCJ-500OR 

​Orange

Cuisinart CCJ-500CH

Polished/Chrome

Cuisinart CCJ-500DY

 Yellow

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Black-Stainless
Cuisinart CCJ-500OR Orange
Cuisinart CCJ-500CH Polished-Chrome
Cuisinart CCJ-500DY Yellow

Our Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer Review

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer Review

Those who aren’t big fans of juicing other fruits and vegetables aside from citrus may still want a modern juicer’s look in their kitchen even if they don’t really want to spend the big bucks for one. If this is you, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer may be worth a look. What most people love about this juicer is its efficiency as it’s designed to help you get the most out of the fresh produce you are juicing. Sporting a stainless-steel body with a brushed finish, the CCJ-500 is definitely a modern looking unit that will fit perfectly in any contemporary kitchen. It also doesn’t hurt that this citrus juicer is very compact.

It only measures 6.8 x 7.9 x 12.2 inches, so it won’t take up a lot of room inside your cupboards or even on your kitchen counter. This makes it great for homes with limited space, letting you eat healthier even if you need to live small. If you’re going to share this unit with a few other people with different preferences in how they make their fresh fruit juice, the Cuisinart CCJ-500 comes with a pulp control setting that you can easily adjust according to your taste. With just a twist of the reamer before you start juicing, you can set how much pulp can get to your juice.

​You can choose from three settings – low, medium, and high – and make your fresh citrus juice the way you want it. What makes the Cuisinart citrus juicer stand out from other juicers in its price range is its Final-Spin feature. This is actually the unit’s ability to spin and squeeze the pulp left on the reamer and filter, letting you get every last drop of juice available. It’s easily activated by placing the storage cover and applying a bit of pressure on it.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Design

​One great feature of this product is that it’s made from stainless steel that not only looks good but is guaranteed to last for quite a while. The stainless-steel frame of the CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer also allows the product to operate rather quietly.  You will hardly notice any sounds or vibrations coming from the machine as you use it. This is very helpful when using the product in the morning when you don’t want to wake anyone up from the sound of your juicer working, as well as using the juicer while talking on the phone or talking to guests or family member while you are operating it.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Features & Color Options

Other great features of this product include a rather small and sleek design (product only weighs around two pounds) that allows it to be used on pretty much any size counter top. It can also be used to extract juices from any type of citrus fruit, whether it is oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruit.

​There are also plenty of color options you can choose from when purchasing this product. This is rather rare, as most citrus juicers only come in one color. Thankfully, Cuisinart allows their customers to choose from a variety of different colors, such as Orange, Yellow, Black/Chrome and Polished Chrome (see above). Lastly, it also comes with a great little recipe book with lots of interesting concoctions.

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Cuisinart CCJ-500 Ease of Use

​One of the main reasons the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is a top seller is simply how easy it is to operate. It’s not over complicated and all you need to do in order to get the juice from your favorite fruit is to cut the fruit in half and place it on the removable plastic reamer on top of the machine. Now, before you press down on the reamer to start the machine, you should know that you can adjust the reamer to low, medium, or high pulp. This is a great feature as it allows you to customize exactly how much pulp you prefer in the juice.

Using the Cuisinart CCJ-500

Once you choose your pulp setting on the reamer all you have to do is place a glass underneath the spout, place your fruit firmly on the reamer and press down on the fruit to activate the spinning motion. Once the Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control Citrus Juicer starts, you may be quite shocked at exactly how much of the fruit is transformed into juice and also how quickly and easily the machine accomplishes it.

​Customers who have purchased this product are also quite happy with the Auto Reversing Cone feature this electric juicer utilizes. In order to get the most juice extracted, the product will first spin clockwise, but when you finish and lift the fruit off the reamer and press down again the reamer will automatically reverse itself and spin in the opposite direction. This may seem like a trivial feature, but it really helps get every last bit of juice out.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Pulp Control

When all of the fruit is turned to juice, you will most likely notice that there are a few small pieces of pulp leftover from the reaming process. Normally, you would simply throw these pieces away, but since this Cuisinart product comes with a handy final spin feature, these little bits of pulp will not go to waste.

​All you have to do is put on the lid that comes with the product over the reamer and press down to rapidly spin the cone to extract all the leftover juices from the little bits of pulp that remain. You simply can’t extract that amount of juice by hand or using a wooden reamer like you can with this awesome stainless-steel citrus juicer.

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Cuisinart CCJ-500 Design Benefits

​This product also comes with an extra-long snap-up spout, which allows for users of this product to firstly avoid getting citrus juice splashed in their eyes or clothes, but also to conveniently snap up the spout when the container you’re extracting your juices into gets full. Using a wood reamer or squeezing out juice by hand can often lead to unwanted juices spraying in every direction. Accidents like these simply won’t occur when using the Cuisinart CCJ-500. This product will easily prevent any spillage of juice extract on your counter tops and significantly reduce the cleanup process.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Cleaning

​Speaking of cleaning, this product is a breeze to get sanitary again as every part is dishwasher safe. All you will need to do is pop off the plastic reamer and lid and either wash them using the sink or throw them in the dishwasher. The base of the product should not be put in the dishwasher as it will short out the circuits, but since this part of the product will rarely get anything on it all you need to do is give it a quick wipe down and you’ll be good to go.

​Conclusion

Some people are very particular about the pieces that they get for their home. Most of the time, the appearance matters as much as the quality, so an option like the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is important to have if you have a modern kitchen that lacks an easy-to-use citrus juicer. This small appliance can easily introduce some convenience into any chrome-clad space, making it the perfect addition to the room.

​The best thing about the Cuisinart CCJ-500 is that it is designed to make juicing easier and much more effective unlike manual hand press juicer. With great features that can guarantee you the best results, it’s an excellent small appliance that will definitely add some functionality to your kitchen.

Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer Customer Reviews

"Before I actually saw a citrus juicer in action on TV, I always thought that they were for lazy people who didn't want to juice their own lemons. I was wrong. I bought this juicer after watching the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network use it in almost every episode, and now I know why. Let me just lay out the benefits of using an electric citrus juicer as opposed to using a wooden reamer. ​

First of all, if you need to measure out a precise amount of citrus juice for a recipe, it is much easier to put a measuring cup under the plastic snap-up spout of the electric juicer rather than trying to aim into the measuring cup using a wooden reamer. Second, electric juicers get so much more juice out of citrus fruits than a regular lemon squeezer. The Cuisinart citrus juicer automatically switches the direction of the reamer to get the most out of the citrus.

Another benefit of electric juicers is the fact that when you are using an electric juicer citrus juice won't squirt into your eyes as does a manual juicer. Also, the Cuisinart features a unique "Final-Spin" feature similar to that in a clothes washing machine. How the final-spin feature works is that once you take the empty citrus off of the reamer, you press the clear plastic lid down onto the juicer which makes the reamer spin really fast and uses centrifugal force to squeeze all the juice out of the remaining pulp. You just can't do that with a wooden reamer.

Another benefit of the Cuisinart juicer is that it filters out the pulp. Most if not all electric citrus juicers have this feature, however, most manual juicers don't. Also, with the Cuisinart, every removable part is dishwasher safe which is very convenient for cleaning. I mentioned the snap-up spout earlier in this review but I didn't explain what it was. Basically, the snap-up spout stops the juice from getting on your countertop which is especially useful if you don't want lemon juice all over your counters.

The Cuisinart juicer features a stainless steel body which looks very nice and will definitely last a long time. A lot of electric juicers' motors are very loud, but that isn't the case with the Cuisinart. The Cuisinart isn't that loud and won't interrupt normal conversations. Overall, electric citrus juicers offer many benefits over manual juicers, and if you are willing to purchase one I would fully recommend the Cuisinart for it's final spin feature and it's stainless steel body.

Pros:

  • Unique "final-spin" feature
  • Stainless steel body
  • Snap-up spout
  • Quieter than most electric citrus juicers
  • Pulp-control

​Cons:

  • None"

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"​Short Review: This juicer is simple and easy to use. If you need a juicer, buy this one.

​Detailed Review: "What? We've lived in Florida for a year and we don't own a juicer?" This was my husband's lament a few days ago when we decided to go to a local orchard and "u-pick" some oranges. I immediately searched Amazon, found a juicer with good reviews that could also be delivered the same day and ordered it. The next day we picked oranges and tested out the juicer. It is amazing!

​My two favorite features are: 1.) Pulp Management. I love lots of pulp in my juice so I have it set to wide open. Other members of the family want less so with a simple twist, less pulp makes it to the glass. Even better... I did the low pulp first, and high pulp last to get all the extra pulp from the first glass into mine!

2.) The ability to do that "final spin" to get the last of the juice out of the machine. Put the clear plastic cover on and press down and the thing spins like a jet engine to send all the remaining juice down the spout. (The complaint of it being "too loud" is unfounded in my opinion.) Clean-up is simple and quick. Little more than a flush under running water is needed. I know it can go in the dishwasher, but I'm not sure I will ever clean it that way. 

​We picked and used "Honeybell" Oranges for our juice. It consistently took 1 1/2 oranges to fill the glass (10oz). They were juicy! Of course your variety and size of orange will determine how much juice you will get from each one, but as you can see from the photos, this juicer completely cleaned out the peels. Nothing left behind! You will be able to get every drop of juice available in your fruit."  .... Read More

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​Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer Review Verdict

​Now, aside from how easy this ​Cuisinart CCJ-500 Citrus Juicer is to use and the many great features it has, it’s also very affordable. You can purchase this product for only around $25–30, which is a bit less than some of the other citrus juicers on the market. It also comes with a fabulous 3-year warranty. When researching and using this product, I was hard pressed to find any complaints from either myself or other customer reviews. People simply love this product and it certainly does not disappoint.