Squeeze away from orange: Juicer expands options

The Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor is capable of producing juice from a wide array of fruits and vegetables.

Brian Krepshaw
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.
Brian Krepshaw
Make more than just orange juice. Chef's Catalog

There is little doubt that fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Open for debate, however, is how to enjoy all those fruits and vegetables. The answer is as simple as it obvious: make them better. While sugarcoating fruits and vegetable could be an option (or not), a much healthier option than dousing them with sugar would be to transform them into juice. And the best part is, you can make any kind of juice you desire.

Juice goes far beyond the ubiquitous orange that lines the supermarket shelves. The Cuisinart CJE-1000 Juice Extractor is an option for producing homemade juices that are completely customizable. The 1,000-watt, 5-speed juice extractor has a large 3-inch feeding chute designed to accept all manner of whole fruits and vegetables. Capable of juicing hard produce, the extractor separates pulp from juice and delivers the results into two separate containers. The pulp container holds up to 2-liters of ejected pulp, while the juice pitcher holds up to 1 liter and can be stored easily in the refrigerator.

With a controllable  speed of 7,000rpm to 13,000rpm, the juicer offers total control over your beverage. Supermarket-bought juice can never equal freshly-made, and the varieties that are possible when juicing your own are as exciting as they are nutritious--all without any added sugar.