I find sunkist juicers to be very interesting. I came across it the other day looking up citrus juicers. The thing that caught my eye is the hefty price tag of about $600. I figure if something sells for more than half a thousand dollars, it should at least give you a massage and make your breakfast in addition to a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, right?
Well, not really. Sunkist juicers are just citrus juicers. Actually, they’re “commercial” citrus juicers to handle heavy duty juicing operations. Regardless, I’m baffled as to how they think they can get away with charging so much for it. It doesn’t even juice the oranges for you – you still have to cut them in half, and press them to juice them. You also have to wash it every time after use (but I suppose that’s the case with every juicer.)
So it is limited to juicing citrus fruits only, but at least it looks like it does the job very well. Sunkist juicers are made of high-grade materials, such as corrosion proof plastic and the casing of the juicer steel. The metal strainer oscillates as you use it, which extracts more juice from the pulp. And finally, sunkist juicers weigh a whopping 31 pounds! This can be both a good thing and a bad thing. If you have counter space and plan to make juice all the time, then you will never have to worry about mishandling it. But, if your plan was to use the sunkist juicer for casual use and to store it away, I would think this product is not for you.
I’m still confused over how expensive it is. The juicer is use is the Black and Decker CitrusMate citrus juicer, which costs around $25. As I said in my review, it does its job well. Even if it sucked and broke after a few uses, I could buy and go through about 24 citrus juicers before I would spend as much as I would on a sunkist juicer.
Anyway, I must state this isn’t a review. This is merely my observation of sunkist juicers. This may seem unfair, but I am not certainly going to drop $600 to try it out. For those of you that own a sunkist juicer, I would love to hear from all of you to get a more fact-based perspective.