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Product review: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer

Oranges in a bowl Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

I’ve always wanted an electric citrus juicer but with a tiny kitchen boasting very little counter space and even less cupboard space, it’s just not been a priority. My KitchenAid stand mixer takes pride of place next to our toaster and espresso maker. Priorities, right?  ;)  So when I was offered the chance to try one of the KitchenAid attachments from the kind folks at KitchenAid Canada, I knew exactly what I would choose – the KitchenAid Citrus Juicer.  Taking up not much more space than a manual juicer but with all the power of the KitchenAid, this seemed like the perfect compromise – allowing me to keep my stand mixer on the countertop and have my juicer too!  I already have many of the KitchenAid attachments – you might remember the meat grinder and the sausage stuffer from our Charcutepalooza exploits… and until recently was not aware that KA made a citrus juicer so was thrilled with the chance to try it out!

Oranges on a cutting board Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

And to test it out – what better way to celebrate recent birthdays – mine and my blog’s – and a visit from my mum than with mimosas? I could pretty much drink a mimosa at any time of the day so we had these as an apéritif (well, mum and I did – Neil refused saying it was a “breakfast/ brunch” drink).

The juicer is powerful and whipped through 6 oranges to make 2 cups (500mls) of fresh juice in no time at all. It’s easy to attach and use and requires the same amount of washing up as one of those manual juicers.

KitchenAid juicer attachment and mimosas Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.comPlus it takes up much less room than a countertop juicer (it’s not actually that much bigger than a manual juicer and if you store it on its side, it takes up even less room). So, it’s just as compact as a manual juicer but much more powerful? Win.

Orange juice and mimosas Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

My only negative would be that the pulp catcher doesn’t quite keep up with the flow of juice going through (it does juice the fruit very fast) and every now and then I had to stop and disperse the pulp with a spoon so that the juice could flow through and the catcher would not overflow. But it’s a small negative – and in fact, I have to stop and remove the pulp much more often with my manual juicer.

I juiced limes as well and was very happy with the amount of juice I got out of them – this will change the way I look at juicing (i.e. not a chore but as something I can achieve in the morning, even before I’ve had my coffee!).

Cheers!

KitchenAid juicer attachment to make mimosas Mardi Michels eatlivetravelwrite.com

A (Canadian) KitchenAid Stand Mixer and attachment giveaway!

Thanks to the kind folks at KitchenAid Canada, I have ONE Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Flour Power™ Rating – 9 Cup (2.1L) and one stand mixer attachment of your choice to give away to one lucky Canadian resident! Closes May 29th 2013 at 6pm.

Check out all the details here.

Other contests and giveaways

* WORLDWIDE giveaway of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Cookbook – ends Monday May 27th 2013 at 6pm.

** Hey Canadians, there are some cool prizes to be won over on the Canadian Lentils Love your Lentils site – a blogger, a home chef, and a voter will all win the chance to join Chef Michael Smith in Saskatchewan on June 23, 2013 for a culinary adventure. I have two recipes in the running!

Red lentil carrot soup with orange and cardamom
Lentil-ricotta gnocchi pan-fried in tumeric butter

Disclosure: I was provided with the KitchenAid Citrus Juicer at no cost for reviewing purposes. I was not compensated for writing this post and all opinions are my own.

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6 Responses to Product review: KitchenAid Citrus Juicer

  1. Colette @ JFF! May 22, 2013 at 14:07 #

    Freshly squeezed orange juice has ruined me – I won’t touch anything that’s from concentrate now.

    Gotta get this attachment for my KA.
    Thanks, Mardi!

  2. Helene May 23, 2013 at 09:57 #

    I have never seen this juicer and glad you did a review on it. There is nothing like fresh orange juice. Have a great day!

  3. Mr. Neil May 23, 2013 at 10:51 #

    I have nothing against mimosas per se…

    However, when serving a fine bubbly, I just find it slightly criminal to bastardise it by mixing anything. And it was nice Champagne!

    For a Prosecco or Cava, sure…

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