Contrary to common perception, New Year's resolutions do not actually start on January 1. The idea is instead created some time between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Perhaps the inception happens while chowing down on the umpteenth turkey-and-cranberry sandwich or maybe the spark of the idea comes while staring at yet another plate of mashed potatoes and gravy. No matter when it starts, it is probably safe to say that the bulk of these New Year plans involve eating healthier. Or, as the case may be, drinking healthier.
Freshly squeezed orange juice is a refreshing delicious beverage that there almost never seems to be enough of. After all, it takes a lot of oranges to squeeze out enough juice for a glass. And that's where Hammacher Schlemmer steps in.
Normally not known as a restaurant supplier, the specialty retailer brings us The Commercial Juicer. Yes, as in a "restaurant juicer that extracts up to 84 ounces of fresh fruit juice per minute." Given that the 164-year-old company is known for offering "the Best, the Only and the Unexpected," a juicing machine probably shouldn'… Read more
Appliances that strive for versatility are always welcome additions into the kitchen. The ones that accomplish this through the use of attachments are particularly effective. They offer a convenience in their transforming nature that has the capability to save time, space, and money. Plus, having one thing that can turn into the other is just plain neat.
Billed as something of an ultimate fruit smoothie maker, the Breville BJB840XL Juice and Blend, uses a motorized base in tandem with two different attachments. The juicer head is meant to be used in processing harder fruits and vegetables, while the blender attachment … Read more
It's easy to become overwhelmed when presented with flavor combinations for any particular food item. Yet, variety, as they say, is the spice of life. As we navigate our senses and find our culinary preferences--whether it be how we like our steak done, or what type of veggies we prefer--often we may find that what we are looking for doesn't exist in nature. Hence, we are inundated with even more choices as flavor combinations are explored in everything from jams and jellies to pizza toppings; it seems there are no varieties that we will not attempt. When it … Read more
Mornings, despite the brightness of the new day, are dark and hectic things. For millions, a first sip of freshly squeezed juice is the catalyst needed to start the day. And sometimes all you need to do is look at the juicer.
Shining like a beacon, the Bodum 'Bistro' Citrus Juicers blaze away morning fog. Fashioned in bright, vibrant colors the juicers awaken the senses before one even reaches the machine. While one may be fully awake before actually getting a chance to even use the juicer, for those that aren't, the easy-to-use appliance offers foolproof operation.
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Sometimes we need all the help we can get when trying to maintain a healthy diet. We learn little tips and tricks that help us get through our day. Perhaps we don't walk by that co-workers desk that always has always has treats and candy available for all (all meaning you), or maybe on the drive home, we take the long way so as to avoid as many fast-food eateries as possible. The worst though is when we are at home, safely ensconced in our own dominion, and we're done in by something so trivial that we didn'… Read more
There is little doubt that fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy diet. Open for debate, however, is how to enjoy all those fruits and vegetables. The answer is as simple as it obvious: make them better. While sugarcoating fruits and vegetable could be an option (or not), a much healthier option than dousing them with sugar would be to transform them into juice. And the best part is, you can make any kind of juice you desire.
When I first saw the Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus-Squeezer, I immediately thought of a spider. Its three long legs may support it nicely, but they also make it look as if it might be capable of putting itself away. Not surprisingly, the designer was actually thinking of a spider when he put it together. This juicer was designed by Philippe Starck and has even earned a place in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, making it just as much a conversation piece as a juicer.
The Alessi Juicy Salif Citrus-Squeezer is designed so that you can place a … Read more
If you're planning on making much juice, you usually need to chop up a whole pile of fruit and vegetables. The JuiceMachine Pro from Moulinex, however, has been designed with an extra-large feeding tube--so large that you can slide in apples whole. There are no worries about getting anything you don't want in your juice, though. The JuiceMachine Pro uses a micromesh filter to get you the most juice while still removing every last bit of pulp. It has a large removable pulp container so that you can juice multiple pieces of fruit without having to stop and … Read more
There's just something about fresh-squeezed juice that tastes good and even feels healthy. But juicers, as a rule, aren't exactly elegant. They're usually utilitarian gadgets that get shoved into a drawer whenever they're not in use. The Dr Bird Juicer doesn't fit that mold, though. Instead of the typical half-sphere design that most juicers rely on to get to the good stuff, this juicer is shaped like a hummingbird. The bird's beak and feathers do the hard work of juicing oranges and other fruit.
The Dr. Bird Juicer stands three inches tall and certainly … Read more