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‘Miniature’ Industrial Juicer Ideal for the Home 30th Jul 2011

‘Miniature’ Industrial Juicer Ideal for the Home

If you are the head of a family of very thirsty Oompa-Loompas, a race of people who — unknown to many — require several gallons of fresh orange juice a day, along with pounds of carrots and even the odd pumpkin, to keep their orange color*, then you might want to take a look at the Citrocasa Fantastic. It’s a trimmed-down version of the orange-squeezer familiar from a million airports, malls and cafes.

It works like this: A reservoir of fresh fruit runs through a tubular cage and into the maw of the machine. There each orange is split with a blade and fed into a series of rollers which force the sharp, acidic juice from its fleshy home. As each orange is fed to its fate, a digital counter marks its passing. Tick, tick, tick.

While the Citrocasa Fantastic could certainly be used in the home, the real destination of this cut-down version is the smaller bar or coffee shop, where its 55-kilo (121-pound) bulk will be seen as blessedly slim, not unfathomably large. Even so, it is easy to use. To get a glass of juice, just press the tap and the everything purrs into action. Even cleaning is simple. The quick-release squeezing assembly pulls out and drops straight into the dishwasher.

The price is the exact same price as any piece of catering equipment — whatever your local vendor thinks he can get away with. To this end, you might want to consider an old-fashioned reamer to do the job instead.

* Of course, the Oompa-Loompas don’t really need juice to stay orange. It’s a little-known fact that the actors were hired from Florida, and their skin was colored orange by the dangerous and curiously fade-resistant fake tan popular there in the 1930s. Despite an estimated budget of almost $3 million, producing studio MGM decided against using more makeup to reverse the effects.



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