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Well folks, summer is finally here — or at least it really feels like it in New York City — and with the warmest time of the year comes delicious grilled meals, fun outdoor entertainment, and (of course) crushable cocktails, mocktails, and more bright and floral drinks. If you’re a fan of seasonal beverages, you know that citrus is a huge component of everything from refreshing homemade lemonade and creative sparkling waters to Mai Tais, piña coladas, and other tiki drinks. And, since we’re all about outfitting our readers with the best culinary gear in the game here at Kitchn, allow us to introduce you to the kitchen gadget of the summer: the Dash Citrus Juicer. While a classic handheld juicer is great, if you want to do serious juicing or batched cocktails (which we absolutely recommend) you’re going to want something like this bad boy, which can handle a little more volume.
You’ve probably used a juicer that looks a little like this in the past — however, you probably haven’t used one that does all of the hard work for you. With adjustable pulp control and a whopping 32-ounce capacity, the auto-reversing electric reamer makes juicing a snap. All you have to do is choose the citrus you’d like to juice, pick your cone size and pulp setting, push down, and watch as the reservoir fills with pure, unadulterated deliciousness. Then, just release the pressure to stop juicing. With an easy-pour spout, this juicer is so easy that even kids can join in on all of the juicing fun! Plus, its compact size will take up much less counter space than your average juicer, which means you can bring it with you wherever you need fresh juice. (Did someone say “pool party?”) The Dash Citrus Juicer also has a one-year manufacturer warranty and comes with a physical recipe book and an online recipe database — and the non-electrical pieces are all dishwasher-safe for no-fuss cleanup!
Alicia, the senior commerce editor of our sister site Apartment Therapy, watched this juicer in action a few weeks ago and was impressed. “My boyfriend’s mom drinks lemon water every day,” she says. “She uses this citrus juicer to make a week’s worth. As she was making it, she explained how this juicer is her favorite kitchen gadget and has made juicing lemons a breeze. I watched this machine drain the juice from six lemons in a minute flat. She would pick up the clean, empty lemon skin to prove that the juicer had gotten everything.”
And, don’t just take her word for it. Not only does it have over 2,600 five-star ratings on Amazon, but reviewers can’t get enough of the excellent quality. “I’ve purchased Dash products before (mini waffle maker, egg steamer, etc.) and I’ve always been happy with the purchases,” one reviewer explains. “I recently broke my cheap Black and Decker juicer after many years of use and got this Dash juicer as a replacement. I love it! Had I known how much I was going to like this Dash unit, I would have gotten rid of my old B&D juicer sooner. I never liked my old B&D juicer but it did the job so I kept it. The carafe wasn’t too big so if I had a ton of oranges to juice, I would have to empty it out frequently. The Dash carafe is much bigger. I had to fight with the B&D to remove the carafe from the machine every single time which sometimes resulted in spilled orange juice everywhere, a problem I don’t have with this Dash unit.”
So, if you’re looking for a can’t-go-wrong addition to your summer sipping situation — or you’re in the market for a new, easy-to-use juicer — you should snag this affordable Dash juicer straight away.
Buy: Dash Citrus Juicer, $20.96