lemon/lime citrus juicer, but more and more recipes I was reading called to use freshly squeezed orange juice. Unfortunately, the orange halves were too large to fit into my current juicer, and I didn't want to purchase a larger juicer when I already owned one.
So I procrastinated. Are there comparable products out there that taste like freshly squeezed orange juice? Hmm, pretty close, but unless you live in FL, Simply Orange is the closest tasting thing to the real thing. But still, it's not as good as freshly squeezed.
Was it only $13? Yes, but it's the principle, people! I didn't want to buy something I (somewhat) already had, and clutter my kitchen with yet another gadget. So I stood strong. And set aside those recipes.
... And then I saw a smoothie recipe and I was craving it. Like I almost drove 30 minutes to the closest Smoothie King just because I was craving it so badly. But I persevered and made it using some Simply Orange OJ sitting in my fridge. It was good... but could it have been better with freshly squeezed orange juice?!
I finally (finally) pulled the trigger. $13 (and 2 days thanks to Amazon Prime) later, I was excitedly opening up my new juicer. I had a bag of oranges in the waiting. I made this smoothie. Then I made these chicken fajitas. And I have a few more recipes waiting in the wing.
This juicer was terrific. First of all, it plowed through my halved lemon with little time and hardly any effort: