Proctor Silex 66331 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer Review
Proctor Silex Features
First of all, don’t let this products name confuse you about for whom and what it’s to be used for. Just because it incorporates the words lemonade stand in its title doesn’t mean it’s made to be used by children looking to open up a little neighborhood juice stand. It certainly wasn’t built to be some kind of kid’s toy, but rather to be used for any kind of citrus juicing purpose.
You will notice this product’s quality and durability as soon as you take it out of the package. Though it may not have been specifically designed for juicing bulk amounts of lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit, it certainly doesn’t shy away from the challenge. In fact, one customer was able to juice 40 pounds of lemons rather efficiently. That is quite the remarkable feat and really shows how sturdy and durable this product really is.
Aside from its strong and sturdy design the Proctor Silex 66331 34 oz. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer is also rather compact and lightweight. With dimensions of 7.88”x 7.75”x9” and weight of just two and quarter pounds it certainly won’t take up much room in your kitchen cabinets.
The small size of this product is made even more impressive considering that it incorporates a large 34 oz. detachable pitcher. The big pitcher is certainly one of the more noteworthy aspects of this product because it is large enough for just about any juicing project, whether you are making larger quantities of juice or just a few glasses, it will do the job quickly and easily.
Ease of Use
The simplicity of this product is a somewhat overlooked feature this product excels at. It’s very easy to assemble and take apart and comes with two different sized reamers allowing it to work fantastically with small limes, as well as larger grapefruit. Other brands of citrus juicers may only come with one reamer that simply doesn’t have the size to work well on large oranges and grapefruits.
The adjustable pulp control dial is another great feature of this product as it allows you to customize how much or how little pulp you desire in your juice. Again, other brands of citrus juicers often only come with a fixed pulp control dial, thus denying you the choice of creating juice with a bit more pulp in it.
Adjustable Pulp Control
The adjustable pulp control dial that the Proctor Silex 66331 34 oz. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer employs also works quite well. It will rarely get clogged with seeds or pulp and the amount of juice it produces is well above average.
Again, with some of the other similarly sized citrus juicers, you find that pulp and seeds tend to get jammed up in the filter thus forcing you to stop and clean out this residue. Though this will happen occasionally with the Proctor Silex 66331, those instances a few and far between.
Like most other citrus juicers, the Proctor Silex 66331 incorporates the use of an auto-reversing cone that makes getting every last bit of juice out, a very smooth and easy process. For those who aren’t familiar with juicers, the auto-reversing cone allows the reamer to move both clockwise and counterclockwise making the juicing process easier and allowing more juice to be produced.
It significantly shortens the juicing time and won’t wear out your hands even after juicing significant amounts of fruit. As mentioned above, people have had no issue working with this machine for hours on end with neither the machine nor their hands getting worn out.
Proctor Silex 66331 Juicer Limitations
Of course, with any kitchen appliance product, there have been a couple minor complaints about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer. One very minor complaint is that it only comes in one color combination: yellow and white. Some have found the bright yellow color to be slightly off-putting. Though it would be nice to have a couple options as far as the color of this product is concerned it in no way hampers the productivity of this product.
The only two other minor complaints customers have made is that the electrical cord is a bit small and that the product doesn’t come with a lid for the pitcher. These are minor issues and really don’t affect how the product itself performs but should be noted nonetheless.
Juicer Extras & Price
The price tag on the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Juicer is around $14. This is a very fair price and is even a bit cheaper than some other similar citrus juicers. The parts are also dishwasher safe and it comes with a full color recipe book that provides interesting recipes, as well as tips for hosting your very own lemonade stand.
Proctor Silex 66331 Pros & Cons
Obviously, this isn’t really for adults using this product but it’s a fun and educational activity for kids of all ages. The usability of this product is quite remarkable in that it’s made for both adults and children alike. Many customers have been impressed how easy their kids were able to use this product and it’s a great activity for family bonding.
The Alex’s Lemonade Stand Juicer also shows its charitable side by donating $1 from every juicer purchased to their foundation for Childhood Cancer research. This is a great selling point as you not only will get a fantastic product, but you are also helping fight against childhood cancer. All in all, this product is a fantastic investment that will hold up to the test of time. You will certainly get your money’s worth and will feel great about helping towards a worthy cause in the process.