The Dash Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer is perfect for citrus lovers looking for a low-priced machine designed to take the difficulty out of the citrus juicing process.
Like any product, this Dash juicer is not without its limitations. In the following article, I intend to take a deeper look at this citrus juicer to help you better understand both its positive and negative qualities as you move toward deciding if this is the juicer you should purchase.
I believe that the best decisions are educated and informed decisions. Therefore, I intend to bring together all of the knowledge I gained through my research into one easy-to-read package for you, to save you the time of researching it yourself.
Two Ways to Ream It Out
As you may suspect from its name, this juicer is meant only for citrus. You cannot use it to juice any other types of fruits or vegetables. Turn back now if you are looking for something to create fruit smoothies and carrot juices, this is not the juicer for you. In fact, if that is what you are looking for, you should check into my reviews on centrifugal and masticating juicers instead. However, if you enjoy a glass of cool lemonade on a hot summer day or like to liven up your morning glass of water, this juicer may be a good choice.
If the name wasn’t a dead giveaway, then the fact that there is no feeder chute may also tip you off that this is not a centrifugal or a masticating juicer designed for extracting juices from all types of fruits and vegetables. In place of the usual feeding chute sits a reamer which looks a lot like the manual reamers people have used for centuries to break down citrus fruits. In fact, this particular juicer comes with two reamers – one large and one small. The large reamer is well-suited to extracting the juices from large citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits, whereas the small reamer is ideal for smaller ones like lemons and lime.
Easy to Use
The 85-watt motor included with this Dash juicer is adequate for extracting juice from soft citrus fruits. To use this device you simply cut your fruit in half and set it cut-side down on the reamer. Next, you push the lid down lightly on top of it. You do not need to press very hard. After all, the purpose of this machine is to remove the difficulty and physical strain associated with juicing citrus fruits. You won’t even need to flick an on/off switch, since the system automatically engages when it senses pressure. There is also no need to twist your wrists, which makes this the ideal product for someone with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Compact and Contemporary
Like most Dash products, the futuristic appearance of this juicer reminds me of something from The Jetsons television show. All joking aside, the stainless steel exterior is not only extremely durable, it is also perfect for blending into the surroundings of an industrial or contemporary kitchen.
This small juicer takes up surprisingly little space on any countertop and is likely to be able to stay on your countertop without causing too much of a bother. If you choose to place it inside a cupboard, its small size and wind-up cord storage will make placing it on a shelf a simple task.
Many people wonder what the point is in purchasing a citrus juicer when it is not capable of juicing any other types of fruits. One of the biggest selling features for any citrus juicer, this one included, is its low price.
If you are not planning to create juices with other types of fruits or vegetables, why spend two, three, or four times as much money on a centrifugal juicer, or between four and ten times as much money on a masticating juicer? You would, basically, be throwing your money away on a product you aren’t likely to use to its full ability anyway. I believe that the Dash Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer is extremely well-priced and is worth the investment in reducing your day-to-day hassles.
On the Down Side
As I said earlier, nothing is without its faults and limitations. Of course, this Dash juicer is no different than anything else on the market. One of its biggest down sides is that it is rather short. Although the compact size means it will fit nicely under a cabinet or inside a cupboard, it also means that the juice spout sits so low you will only be able to fit a medium sized glass beneath it. Juicing entire pitchers of flavored water, lemonade, or orange juice will take a long time if you are required to fill one cup at a time then empty that cup into a larger pitcher.
Consumers have pointed out another potential limitation of this juicer. Although there were very few complaints compared to the number of positive reviews, those who posted complaints appeared to focus their attention on how difficult it is to clean this juicer. Although many removable parts are dishwasher safe, citrus is sticky and difficult to clean at the best of times. I do not believe that this problem would disappear if you were to choose a different brand of citrus juicer – it is simply par for the course, as they say.
If you are a fan of citrus juices but are tired of the aggravation and pain caused by manually trying to extract juices from these fruits, the Dash Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer appears well-equipped to perform its duties and is available for a very affordable price. Of course, if you are hoping your juicer will be capable of extracting juices from more than just citrus fruits, you may want to consider purchasing a centrifugal or masticating juicer.