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This Alessi Lemon squeezer / juicer was bought for me as a present. I have been talking a lot about changing my diet and eating healthily and this Lemon squeezer or orange squeezer if you like orange juice as I do, was a great present.
I would probably not of bought something like this, and would of got something plastic and kept it in the drawer.
This Alessi Lemon squeezer is stainless steel, 16 cm x 13 cm x 10 cm approximately but the first thing you notice is the elegance of the design. Alessi has a great history of Italian design and Architecture. Carlo mazzeri designed the cocktail shaker with Luigi massoni in 1957 for Alessi, which is still used in bars around the world today.
It couldn't be easier to use, you can leave it out all the time because of it's style and ergonomic qualities ( It looks good ). Also it is very tactile and simple, so although it is easier and quicker to pour orange juice or pour lemon juice, if you like fresh lemon or fresh orange this is about the quickest and easiest way of doing it.
I love Orange juice and drink it every day, I normally use Tesco orange juice as I drink over a litre a week, but I have squeezed oranges with this and was amazed how much juice you get, you only need a couple of oranges for a glass, but it is still a bit extravagant for me to afford that every day.
I can use it for lemons and other fruit more often as I eat a lot of pancakes, it catches all the pips and rind and the juice goes straight to the bottom tray, it is very quick and practical.
I would imagine grapefruit's would be perfect for this as it is the right size, but I haven't had a grapefruit for about 25 years.
This can go on the table, as it looks so good and be used to make the lemon juice for pancakes at the table, you can't get fresher than that !
Washing it is easy and I do it as soon as I have used it under hot water , and put it back.
This cost a lot for a small item, but it will probably last a lifetime if you do not lose it - it retails at
£ 45 on Amazon I hope my one was bought in a sale.
I had previously used a glass squeezer for extracting the juice out of my lemons and organges until it broke a few weeks ago. I found this one on Amazon and it appealed to me as it was made from mirror-polished aluminium casting and usually what comes out of being made in Italy is always very good. It's traditional in its looks yet the design is contempory. The size of it is 16.5 by 13cm x 10cm with a diameter of 12.5cm. It's dishwasher safe and always comes out sparkling when it comes out. Although it's a bit pricy with the designer price tag of £44 I still went for the purchase.
Although it's made rfom one piece it comes in 2 sections, the top half which you use to extract the juice and the bottom is like a little tray in which to capture the contents of your fruit. It has grab handles and a spout so that you can easily pour your juice into a glass, cup or storage container of your choice.
In order to use this product ensure that whatever fruit your are taking your juice extract from is washed thoroughly and then cut in half. Place half of the fruit down onto the top of the squeezer, push down and keep twistin until you are confident that you cannot extract any more juice. There is a little handy grill that prevents any unwanted pips from entering the juice tray. I have no idea why or how, but this juicer is far better than my old glass one which I had for 15 years.
I'd recomend this juice squeezer to anyone who needs to save space in their kitchen. It'll get used more than you think.
Anselmo (Nini) Vitale was born in Milan in 1929; he graduated from the Istituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice where he met Carlo Mazzeri with whom he started collaborating in 1961 on the design of the Alessi company's "Avio" line. Their collaboration continued with gratifying results through a professional association that lasted more than ten years and through ongoing consultancy work with companies manufacturing household articles and white goods. Together with Carlo Mazzeri he created "Standard" a professional industrial design studio designing white goods and household articles. This brilliant citrus squeezer is one of the products of their successful collaboration. Stainless steel Dimensions: 12.5 cm Year of Design: 1962