Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by StuckinNJ Easy to Use and Clean
I have the 5 qt Professional Lift. I purchased it around 2000. I don't have many of the attachments, but I purchased this one. I will buy a bag of lemons, then freeze the juice in an ice cube tray. I can include the pulp or omit it.
I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I find it easy to use. My arthritis is centered in my wrists and hands. I didn't find it difficult or painful to use. I do not have to hold the mixer, but perhaps that is because I have a heavy model.
One does need to clean the filter tray if doing large amounts. It isn't difficult. Pull out, rinse, put back. One can do about 3 lemons, sometimes more, depending on the size.
I have a "recipe" for citrus desserts. I juice oranges, lemons or lime, cutting them in to 1/3 and 2/3, rather than 2 halves, although halves would work. I purchase the corresponding sherbet. After juicing, use a grapefruit spoon to clean out the pulp. Stuff the shell with the appropriate sherbet, and then place the 1/3 piece on top as a hat. Over stuff, and use sprinkles to make a face, and use the other piece as a hat. Freeze. The sherbet absorbs flavor from the rind, and that flavor cuts the sweetness of the sherbet, particularly for the lemon.
If I don't want to stuff with sherbet, I freeze the rinds, and then use them in the garbage disposal.
If you are doing a massive amount of juicing, perhaps it isn't the attachment for you. But, I did enough for lemonade for the 4th for 5 adults for a Sunday afternoon, which I think was around 36. I filled my Pfaltzgraff stoneware beverage dispenser, and put some in the fridge. I do 12 lemons at a time to freeze in the ice cube trays, and I have no problem.
It all goes in the dishwasher. I store it in a ziploc bag. Few parts, cleans easily, and does the job. Maybe not the thing for fresh squeezed orange juice for 100, but for my use, the occasional picnic, and mostly cooking, it is perfect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BonJo Works great for quick batches of juice
I got this juicer to attach to our smaller 5 qt KitchenAid (almond color) that we've had since 1983, which we use in conjunction with our 6 qt pro model KitchenAid (silver color).
I leave the juicer attached all the time so when I need a quick batch of fresh lemon or orange juice, like for lemon or orange bars, I just flick on the KitchenAid, juice about 4 lemons, rinse off the attachment and I'm done.
For those that mentioned the grid gets clogged... if you do several lemons, it would clog, as any manual juicer would, but the grid just lifts off so you give it a quick rinse, put it back on, and proceed juicing more fruit.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Burma 123 Best purchase.
This juicer attachment is great,it's has never Failed meI always love enjoying making fresh orange juice !!!! :))
Rated 1 out of 5 by Braden Boo! KitchenAid's first failure!
Do not buy this if you expect to do a lot of juicing... try the Food Processor jucing attachment instead.
The drain tray gets clogged, juice runs all over. Bad design.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Big Apple Bakery Painful
First of all, its awkward to try and juice at this angle (sideways rather than downward). Second, youve got to hold the machine at the other end to prevent it from just sliding away. The spinning action makes the awkwardly held fruit very hard to hold in place, especially once your hand gets wet with juice (I kept dropping my limes into the juice below). And depending on what speed you have it on, you're likely to juice your hand along with it. I juiced 10 limes with this earlier today, now my hand is in terrible pain. Its a shame, I wanted to use my mixer for more than just mixing, but this attachment will never be used again.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nanacbjk Disapointed
This was not as I expected. Not worth the trouble of putting on the mixer. Have another juicer which is a lot better because you have more leverage when pressing the citrus fruit on the reamer. It works, but not as well as the other machine or your own hands.Had I used it right away, I would have returned it.It drips all over the place too.
Rated 4 out of 5 by denimsky Versatile kitchen aid mixer and more.
I am so happy to be able to utilize my stand mixer for something other than baking.
I think the juicer attachment is fun and pretty cool. I have another brand citrus
juicer and I'll give it away. It's a pleasure to use my mixer and the citrus
juicer, it's easy to attach and I thought it was fun. I enjoy removing the attachment knob and the hub cover.
It's easy to clean up also. It was not messy to juice my oranges. Looking forward
to using it again soon.
Rated 3 out of 5 by KittyMom works OK, but messy
I have a bumper crop of oranges this year and had been juicing by hand, so I decided to get this attachment. This attaches easily to my mixer and is easy to remove for cleaning. It juices pretty well, although because I still have to hold the orange in my hand I do need to press down on the top of the orange to make sure that all of the juice is extracted. Still, this attachment is easier than juicing by hand.
My main complaint about this attachment is that the bowl appears to be too shallow: when I first begin to squeeze a juicy orange the juice drips and splashes a bit outside of the bowl, and I find that I have to wipe down the counter after each use. This is probably a result of the juicer being mounted sideways on the front of the mixer.