Antique Juice Press

In this year's SAVEUR 100, we take stock of our favorite things: recipes, people, places. We consider every last one a new classic.

illustration: Tina Zellmer / Anna Goodson

Photo: illustration: Tina Zellmer / Anna Goodson

Be it the Juice King, Juice-O-Mat, or a similar retro device, lever-operated juice presses work like a charm: A pull of the handle separates juice, seeds, and pulp from halved citrus in one steady motion. Whether we’re making fresh OJ for breakfast, or whipping up cocktails, we find this simple tool far superior to newfangled electric models.