REVIEW – There are many uses for citrus juice. It can be used in cooking, like in a key lime pie. It can be used for drinking, like a nice glass of orange juice. It can be the secret ingredient that makes a tasty cocktail. You can buy bottled or frozen concentrated juice, but there is just no substitute for fresh-squeezed juice. Getting that fresh-squeezed juice can be a slippery, messy affair. A manual reamer takes some hand strength for a firm grip on the reamer as well as on the citrus half. An electric reamer simplifies the task a bit by mechanizing the reamer, but you still have to hang on to the citrus as the reamer does its stuff. What if there was a magic juicing device that you could toss in your citrus halves and have delicious juice appear in a matter of seconds? That’s what Vinci claims to offer with their hands-free citrus juicer. It is the creme de la creme, or it is just all wet? Let’s get squeezing!
What is it?
The Vinci hands-free citrus juicer is just what the name suggests – a juicer that requires no manual assistance. You cut your citrus in half, place half in the juicer, press a button, and then watch the juice appear.
What’s in the box?
- The juicer, comprised of all the components shown above
- Instruction manual
- Warranty card
- Dimensions: 8.5”L x 7”W x 12.5”H
- Weight: 4.31 lbs
- Power: 110V
- Capacity: 12oz, but can drain continuously
- Included straining discs: High pulp and low pulp
- Citrus sizes supported: Small (like small key limes) to oversized grapefruit (4.5″)
Design and features
The juicer feels very well-made. All components fit well and slide or snap into place perfectly.
From top to bottom, we see the snap-down lid, the black straining disc inside the juice reservoir, the spout, the motor housing, and the non-slip base.
On the back of the reservoir, there is a sliding switch that releases the lid for cleaning.
The lid pops off easily.
Inside the lid is a cone that holds the outside of the citrus during the juicing process. It pops out for cleaning.
Here is the lid attached to the reservoir.
You can see the spout that dispenses all the juicy goodness.
The spout has two positions – up on the left and down on the right.
Here’s a closer look at the two positions. Sorry, I revered the order of the images.
In the down position, now on the left, juice flows. In the up position, now on the right, the juice is held in the reservoir as a seal on the spout closes off the drain hole. The reservoir can hold up to 12oz before you need to dispense it.
Two straining discs come with the juicer. The low pulp disc is on the left and the high pulp disc on the right. The extracting reamer is between them,
The reamer sits on top of the straining disc inside the reservoir.
The reservoir locks onto the motor base.
The master power switch and power cord…