Vegan Kitchen Tools
Amco Vintage Orange Juicer
My mother's old aluminum Citrus Juicer.
(UPDATE 7.27.09 Sorry that some of you have had a hard time finding the Amco Vintage Citrus Juicer at Chefs.com. I just found out that they are not manufacturing it anymore. So I investigated and found out that Amco was the seller and they apparently are not manufacturing it anymore. So I found a source at Cooking.com and they have sold all their units too.
I am experimenting with a few new juicing devices and if they are worthy, I will give you a listing and a place to purchase. Perhaps you might find one of the Amco Vintage Juicers at a garage sale or thrift store. Keep your eyes on the look-out for this juicer.)
I inherited the aluminum version of this juicer that Mom used for citrus juices in our childhood home. I've never seen one until now that was close to its design. Cooking.com now sells the retro-styled yet modernly updated Amco Vinage Citrus Juicer.
This new version is crafted of enameled cast aluminum components featuring the same pour spout and funnel. The enameled part was what I was searching for since I learned that aluminum should NOT touch whatever you drink, cook, or juice in. This citrus squeezer can juice oranges, limes, lemons and even small grapefruits.
You won't believe how fast and easy it is to use. And clean up is a snap since the top hinge pin can be removed for washing. Yes, it larger that most of the other types of citrus juicers, but in my opinion it works the best. I just make room for it in my cabinets.
The Amco Vintage Citrus Juicer has sure-grip feet to prevent slipping and scratches. Hand-wash, only.
Measures: 9"L x 5"W x 4.5"H.
No longer manufactured, so look for them at garage sales.
Norpro Stainless-Steel Citrus Juice Press
Extracts every last drop of juice from lemons, limes, and oranges
Made from beautifully-finished, 18/10 stainless steel; professional weight
Extra-long handles for extra leverage
BUY the Norpro Stainless-Steel Citrus Juice Press
Lemon Squeezer by Amco
If you love lemons for baking, cooking or for fresh lemonade, you’ll need to keep this Lemon Squeezer at hand. Literally. It’s so convenient and fast. Insert half a lemon at a time and press down. It turns it inside out and you get all the juice in seconds without the seeds and pulp. And it comes in an attractive yellow so it’s easy to spot in your drawer. Coated metal construction means it won’t rust or react with juices.
Size: 8.75 inches long
Made in USA
Dishwasher Safe - but I don't recommend putting it in the dishwasher
BUY the Amco Enameled Aluminum Lemon Squeezer
Lime Squeezer by Amco
I love this handy small lime squeezer when I only need a little lime juice for a recipe. Simply insert half of a lime at a time and press down like you would a garlic press. It turns the fruit inside out so seconds later you have all the juice without the pulp or seeds.
Coated metal construction means it won't rust or react with juices.
Size: 8 inches long
Made in USA
Dishwasher Safe - but I don't recommend putting it in the dishwasher!
BUY the Amco Green Lime Squeezer Citrus Juicer
Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer/Reamer
The Endurance® Citrus Juicer is a cone shaped, hand held reamer that extracts juice from fresh citrus fruits. This method of juicing does not bruise the fruit surface, preventing bitter oils from the peel from mixing with the juice.
This has replaced the natural wood reamer in the Chez Bettay Kitchen.
Stainless steel with a mirror finish.
BUY the RSVP Stainless Steel Citrus Juicer
Natural Wood Lemon Juicer/Reamer
Use lemon juice instead of salt for healthier cooking. Made of rubberwood, this handy tool reams lemons with very little effort, and does not absorb moisture or odors.
Use the tip to remove seeds before you ream.
Easy to clean.
BUY the Swift Rubberwood Lemon Reamer
Tribest Green Star 2000 Juicer
Hurom Slow Juicer
How to Prepare Citrus