The Function of an Electric Citrus Juicer

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The Function of an Electric Citrus Juicer

Amanda M Sparboe

Montana Tech of the University of Montana

WRIT 121-03
Professor Wick
March 8, 2013

Introduction
The following document is a full description of the basic function of an electric citrus juicer. There are many types of juicers, some much more complex than others. However, an electric citrus juicer is a more basic type of juicer composing of only seven simple parts. These parts all work together in a basic orderly manner, making the juicing of citrus fruits easy and convenient.

Mechanism Overview
An electric citrus juicer is a common kitchen tool used for the separation of pure citrus juice from the citrus pulp. The most common type of an electric citrus juicer is primarily made of stainless steel and plastic. The base of the whole juicer is made of stainless steel with a height of seven inches and a width of five and a half inches. All the other basic parts that assemble on top of the base are made of plastic, varying in size (“Smoon Store: How to Choose the Best Juicer and How to Make Great Juice,”( n.d.)). The seven parts of an electric citrus juicer consist of the power cord, motor base, auto-rotating reamer, spout, juice collector, screen and the ream (see figure 1.1). In order for an electric citrus juicer to properly function, one must first assemble all the necessary parts. First, the power cord, which is already connected to the bottom of the motor base, will generate electricity from wall circuits once plugged in. Secondly, the auto-rotating reamer is placed into the top of the motor base with about three inches sticking out of the top of the motor base ( “Cuisinart: Cuisinart Juicer”. (n.d.)). Thirdly, the central hole of the juice collector is placed on top of the auto-rotating reamer. The spout does not need to be assembled because it is already attached to the juice collector. Then, the screen is placed on top of the juice collector, also placed through the auto-rotating reamer. Lastly, the ream is placed on the very tip of the auto-rotating reamer. This juicer is a one-speed machine with a wattage output of 40 watts, making the juicing process easily manageable.

A) Power cord E) Screen
B) Motor base F) Ream
C) Auto-rotating reamer
D) Juice collector G) Spout

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A) Power cord E) Screen
B) Motor base F) Ream
C) Auto-rotating reamer
D) Juice collector G) Spout

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Figure 1.1 Parts of an Electric Citrus Juicer

Functional Overview

The function of an electric citrus juicer is rather basic. All the parts work together in an orderly way. As said before, an electric citrus juicer is composed of seven basic parts. After the assembly of the juicer is complete, it is now ready to be used. First, one must put forced downward pressure on top of the ream with a halved citrus fruit. This downward force placed on top of the ream will place downward pressure onto the auto-rotating reamer. This pressure makes the auto-rotating reamer send an electrical message inside the motor base making this sent signal rotate the auto-rotating reamer around and around. This motion therefore makes the ream spin inside the halved citrus fruit, producing juice. As the ream spins inside the fruit, the juice trickles through the spaces provided in the screen then into the juice collector. The pulp is collected in the screen. Once one has juiced an amount of citrus fruit juice that the juice collector can no longer hold, you can then push the spout, which is connected to the juice collector, down. This action forces all the juice stored in the juice collector to pour into any container of your choice.

Individual Parts of an Electric Citrus Juicer

Power Cord

The power cord is the component that transmits electricity from the wall circuit, therefore giving the machine power to...
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