Juicers are a super-convenient way to get several of your 5-a-day down you. They’re also handy for getting some vitamins and minerals into the kids stomach’s (and let’s face it, not many kitchen gadgets can do that)!
Most people want fresh orange juice, but unfortunately most machines require the oranges to be peeled first, which kind of kills the convenience factor of owning one in the first place. The Philips HR2737 Citrus Press is a great solution to this as there is no need to peel your oranges to use it. Simply slice them in half and get pressing!
At first glance, this Philips citrus press looks like any common or garden press. Hard work and cramped hands spring immediately to mind, but actually there is little elbow grease required when squeezing your orange juice with this device. You see, this particular press is electrical. All you need to do is plug it in, slice your orange and hold each half over the cone. The motor automatically turns on when pressure is applied, and the cone begins to press out the juice.
Although some pressure still needs to be applied, the fact that a motor does the heavy lifting means that a lot of the pain is taken out of squeezing orange juice. This makes the Philips citrus press particularly great for anyone who would struggle with a manual one.
The jug beneath holds 0.4 litres of juice. This is generally enough room to hold the juice of 4 to 6 oranges, depending on their size.
The machine is, of course, also great for cooking too; squeezing lemons and limes is a doddle, and frees you up to spend your time on the dish you’re preparing instead of grinding away at a manual juicer.
The Philips Citrus Press plugs directly into the wall, no batteries are required.
We found that most juicers are cheapest at Amazon.co.uk, including the Philips HR2737/70 Citrus Press which is currently available for around £15.
Philips HR2737 Citrus Press Features and Specifications
- Fresh squeezed orange juice
- Electric motor – less elbow grease required!
- Mains operated – no batteries required
- 0.4 litre jug – holds the juice of 4 to 6 oranges
Customer Feedback and Reviews
So did customers like the Philips Citrus Press? In a word, yes! In fact, it received a resounding thumbs up from customers. Over 98% of them rated this citrus press with 4 or 5 stars.
The basic conclusion between customers is that this device is well made for the price, and sturdy enough to last. One lady was using it to squeeze 27 lemons a week (presumably she was a chef or cook by trade) and said that this Philips Citrus Press showed no signs of slowing or breaking. It looks like the device should be able to provide you with freshly squeezed orange juice for years to come!
The general consensus was that the press does exactly what it says on the tin. No frills or gimmicks, simply easily squeezed fresh juice. Customers said that this citrus press did a very efficient job of extracting all of the juice from a segment of orange or lemon, and was even great for juicing lime to give a dash of refreshing flavour to a gin and tonic!
Overall, customers were generally ecstatic and had nothing but praise for this simple citrus press. When you consider that a stainless steel manual press can cost up to £10, we can’t think of any good reason not to pitch in an extra £5, and let the Philips HR2737 do the hard work. If you like freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning, we think you’d love this handy little press just as much as we do.