For those that prefer a manual juicer, or only need a juicer occasionally, the Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer gets the job done. It's easy to use and surprisingly sturdy, reviewers say. Any manual model will require more effort than an electric juicer, but it you only juice occasionally for recipes, drink mixers, or just want the infrequent glass of juice, reviewers agree that the Good Grips Citrus Juicer will serve your purposes very well.
Simple but effective. Experts say that the Oxo Citrus Juicer is effective; squeezing all there is to be squeezed from most fruit, although larger fruit -- such as grapefruit -- can pose a challenge. It does a good job of filtering seeds out of the juice, most reviewers say, although users say a stray seed occasionally slips through. Most praise the Oxo's simple operation and two reamers -- a smaller one for lemons, and a larger one for oranges and grapefruit. A few owners note that the pulp can clog the strainer enough to keep all the juice from coming through, but this seems to be more an issue with those who try to juice too many fruits at once; it's really made for light-duty.
Manual juicers require some elbow grease. Several expert reviewers praise the Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer for its ease of use. Owners agree, saying that although this model requires more effort than an electric juicer, it's easier to use than some comparable manual models. A number of them praise the rubber strip on the bottom which keeps the unit stable. Reviewers also say that the collection cup is easy to pour from, and that having measuring markers right on the cup is very convenient. However, this item has a couple more parts than other manual juice extractors -- for example, a second, larger reamer that dangles into the collection cup when not in use -- making it a little less convenient to clean.
Holds up well. The Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer is marked as dishwasher-safe, although on the top rack only. We found a couple of complaints that the juicer's base cracked after a year to a year and a half, although another plenty say they've had the simple juicer for years and it's still doing its job well. A few owners wish the reservoir were glass, instead of plastic, but overall, they're still happy with its performance, especially for the price. All Oxo products are backed by a "satisfaction guarantee," with a pledge to make things right if you're displeased with your product for any reason.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Cook's Illustrated tests the Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer as part of a roundup of eight manual juicers, although several are reamers. Although this is an older review, all of the products are still available and none have changed significantly, making this a test that still has value in spite of its age.
Review: Inexpensive Citrus Juicers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated, April 1, 2009
2. Fine Cooking
After testing more than 30 manual juicers on several cases of lemons, limes and oranges, Maryellen Driscoll names the Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer the best all-in-one juicer. She says it's efficient and she likes the measurement markings on the cup.
Review: Equipment Review: Manual Citrus Juicers, Maryellen Driscoll, Not Dated
3. Good Housekeeping
A researcher with the Good Housekeeping Research Institute discusses the relative merits of manual, electric, and handheld citrus juicers in this video. Good Housekeeping chooses the Oxo Citrus Juicer as the best of the handheld models, noting that it requires more work than an electric model.
Review: Citrus Juicers Tested, Editors of Good Housekeeping , Not Dated
The OXO Good Grips Citrus Juicer earns an overall rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 after about 80 reviews. Owners say it's a great, basic juicer that is easy to use and clean. A number of them note the unit's stability, thanks to the rubber strip on the bottom. Complaints are scattered and seem to be related to expecting electric juicer output from a manual juicer.
Review: OXO Good Grips Citrus Juicer, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of July 2014
5. Good Housekeeping
The Oxo Good Grips Citrus Juicer is included in this roundup of tools for dealing with citrus fruits. There is no mention of testing, nor is it comparative, but the author says the Oxo is perfect for small quantities of juice.
Review: Tools to Strip, Grate, Peel, or Squeeze Lemons, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Not Dated