Cuisinart CCJ-500 Everything You Need to Know

An attractive and functional appliance for those serious about getting their daily intake of fruit, this Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer is made with brushed stainless steel and is one of the more affordable models by this trusted American maker. It features an auto-reverse, which helps to extract the maximum amount of juice and it even comes with a handy recipe book.

It also features a juicing cone that can accommodate everything from the smallest limes to the largest of grapefruits. A snap-up spout prevents dripping and it is made to last with brushed metal housing.


This unit is ideal for all fruits and it produces considerably more juice than one that is operated by hand. The motor is strong enough to take a good amount of downward pressure and operates without the noise you expect with conventional juicers. The pulp selector allows users to choose from three levels of pulp. This juicer has been on the market for awhile, so it has a large sample size of reviews, with a large majority of them being positive.

Ease of Use

The Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer is easy to operate, so first set the pulp control to the amount of pulp you prefer in your juice. Put a slice of citrus fruit on top, hold it down, and activate final spin after you have had it run in normal and reverse modes. The juice will promptly come out of the spout ready to be consumed.


Since citrus fruit is inherently acidic, it can lower the life expectancy of these appliances if they are not cleaned on a regular basis. This unit is designed to be cleaned quickly and easily and for the money, it is one of the most durable models you'll find.

What Makes It One of the Best?

  • Auto reverse reamer
  • Final spin feature
  • Three pulp level settings

Features I Don't like About It

  • Motor is rather loud
  • Motor is on the weak side compared to some of the high-end models by this manufacturer

Other Features:

  1. Spin feature to extract juice other models leave behind
  2. Weighs in at only four pounds

The Cuisinart Pulp Control Citrus Juicer is a good choice for people who love to juice, but need it only for themselves and not a lot of family members. It does the job at a fair price and comes with a recipe book, so it is the perfect gift for someone new to juicing. You can check out even more reviews on Amazon before you decide to buy one of these juicers.