Compact, attractive and durable, the powerful Acme centrifiugal extractor gets high marks for the amount and quality of its juice as well as its relatively easy cleanup. In fact, users say its residue is so dry that juice yields are 20 percent to 35 percent greater than the slightly more convenient automatic pulp-ejection models. Because juicing is fundamentally a messy business, ease of cleanup is a major selling point, especially among serious, regular juicers. Equipped with a rugged 1/4-horsepower motor and stainless steel housing and backed by a long warranty, the Acme delivers enough power to extract juice from a wide range of fruits and vegetables (a citrus attachment is required for orange juice). Its relatively high rpm can heat juices - problematic for those concerned about oxidation and/or storing fresh juices.
Acme makes several other centrifugal models, including the slightly less expensive (and plastic) 5001 and 7001. All accept the optional citrus attachment ($75 list), which transforms the Juicerator's 3,600 rpm into sufficient torque to squeeze citrus fruits. Acme also makes a machine specifically for citrus juicing - the Acme Citrus Juicer. Acme is made by Waring.