Contrary to common perception, New Year's resolutions do not actually start on January 1. The idea is instead created some time between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Perhaps the inception happens while chowing down on the umpteenth turkey-and-cranberry sandwich or maybe the spark of the idea comes while staring at yet another plate of mashed potatoes and gravy. No matter when it starts, it is probably safe to say that the bulk of these New Year plans involve eating healthier. Or, as the case may be, drinking healthier.
The Cuisinart CJE-500 Compact Juice Extractor is a low-commitment way to help usher in the new you. Designed with today's crowded kitchen countertops in mind, the appliance converts whole fruits or vegetables into juice while taking up a minimum of space. With a footprint of about 8 inches by 10 inches, the 400-watt juicer operates at up to 19,000rpm, delivering fresh juice into the waiting 16-ounce beverage container.
To be fair to the rest of the holidays, all that free candy on Halloween probably has something to do with subsequent promises. But one thing for sure is that with all the rich food that gets eaten during the cold weather months, finding a balance is important. Especially if that balance means finding room on the kitchen countertop -- say, between the doughnut maker and the ice cream machine.