Oster 3186 Juice-n-Serve Citrus Juicer

Oster 3186 Juice-n-Serve Citrus Juicer

4.5 / 5 stars      

We’re taking a look at another citrus juicer, in this case they Oster Citrus Juicer 3186. As the name suggests, this small appliance will only juice fruits like orange juice. If you are looking for something that will handle an array of fruit and vegetables, please check out the main page of our juicer reviews.

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The Juice-n-Serve is a very simple electric citrus juicer. It doesn’t have tons of power – only 20 watts – but it sure beats using your hands as an orange juice squeezer or lemon squeezer.

While juicing, there is a strainer that will keep the seeds separate from the juice. The 27 ounce container can also be removed from the base of the unit and used as a pitcher, and that is a very convenient feature. Everything assembles and comes apart very easily and cleanup is a snap.

 

Oster Citrus Juicer Pros and Cons

Pros: Sufficiently powerful motor – Handy serving pitcher – Reverse action feature – Small size – Inexpensive

Cons: None to speak of for an item that costs less than $20!  You’re getting exactly what you paid for.

 

The manual does caution against running the unit for too long, so maybe those that have complained about the motor haven’t actually read the manual. Because, you know, we all read the manual first, right? Anyway, the guideline is to not run it for longer than 4 minutes. Before you hit that mark, you should let the unit cool down for about 2 minutes before using again. So if you are planning on juicing a whole crate of oranges, keep that in mind, or you will be doing them by hand!

The manual has another little gem in its juicing tips section. It recommends letting your fruit reach room temperature before juicing. Who knew?

Features and Dimensions

  • Automatic juicer with 20 watt motor
  • Motor has reverse action feature that aids in juice extraction
  • Strainer to separate out both pulp and seeds
  • Juice lever window
  • 1 year warranty
  • 6 x 8.25 x 9 inches and 2.8 pounds

So, if you’re here reading citrus juicers reviews, you can be confident that this one is a good deal, as long as you use it as instructed.

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