High-tech way to get enough orange juice

The Commercial Juicer at Hammacher Schlemmer offers regular consumers the opportunity to upgrade their home juicing volume. For a price.

Turn your kitchen into a cafe or restaurant.
Turn your kitchen into a cafe or restaurant. Hammacher Schlemmer

Freshly squeezed orange juice is a refreshing delicious beverage that there almost never seems to be enough of. After all, it takes a lot of oranges to squeeze out enough juice for a glass. And that's where Hammacher Schlemmer steps in.

Normally not known as a restaurant supplier, the specialty retailer brings us The Commercial Juicer. Yes, as in a "restaurant juicer that extracts up to 84 ounces of fresh fruit juice per minute." Given that the 164-year-old company is known for offering "the Best, the Only and the Unexpected," a juicing machine probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.

As for the machine itself, it measures 34 inches tall, 28.75 inches wide, and 17 inches deep, which actually doesn't sound too big--for a 96-pound counter-top appliance. Oranges are fed into the machine via a chute where they are gripped by two flywheels before being introduced one by one to a serrated blade. Spinning reamers then squeeze the juice out of the cut fruit, collecting it into a waiting receptacle below. The entire process is visible through the transparent housing.

Of course, the convenience of a juicer that can juice up to 28-opm (that would be oranges per minute) doesn't come cheap: the price is just shy of $10,000. But as long as you have a Stock Car Racing Simulator or a Vertical Chess Set in the shopping car, you might as well pick this up while you are at it. Sorry, no free supersaver shipping.

About the author

    Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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