The Zumex Essential Pro is a highly practical commercial citrus juicer, designed for use in environments with moderate to medium consumption requirements. When used to its upper limit, it can juice up to 22 citrus fruits a minute and offers a very streamlined experience with an LED display interface, touch controls and 2 operation modes.
To juice citrus fruits effectively, the Essential Pro makes use of Zumex’s Original System juicing mechanism. This system allows for fruits to be automatically grabbed from the feeder, split in half and pressed in a highly efficient process that maximises juice production over time.
The Original System has also been designed to press fruits with the optimal amount of force. This ensures that maximum juice yields are extracted without the bitter essential oils contained within the peel, making for tastier juice with minimal waste.
Since the Essential Pro is designed primarily for use in a commercial environment, hygiene is crucial. To ensure their juicers can resist bacterial growth, Zumex has developed a unique antibacterial silver polymer (ASP) coating, which is based on silver ion technology.
This coating is used on all of the internal juicing parts and is designed to resist wear while also inhibiting the growth of bacteria or mould on the parts. This ensures they can remain safe to use throughout the course of a day despite frequent contact with food.
For some added versatility, there are two different operation modes built into the Essential Pro. The first of these is a self-service mode, which required the tap to be manually released in order for it to pour out juice. This allows for the Essential Pro to be used directly by customers in self-service environments.
The second mode is known as AutoStart, and it allows for continuous juice production as fruit is juiced from the feeder. This mode is best for use by trained staff and makes for a smoother process that requires less manual interaction.
In order to prolong the life of the parts and motor while minimising the risk of extreme damage, the Essential Pro is fitted with a couple of useful safety features. The first of these is a double detection system, which can safeguard all risk areas and shut the device off whenever an unsafe action occurs.
That is then further supported by a motor seizure detection system, which causes the Essential Pro to completely shut off when any motor error occurs. This ensures that any issues aren’t made worse by continued force on potentially damaged parts.
Lastly, the Zumex Essential Pro offers a very practical design, built to offer a very streamlined yet flexible experience. For user convenience, it comes with a pair of integrated peel waste buckets, which can easily be removed to be emptied and cleaned. It also offers a removable drip tray, accommodating the use of larger juice receptacles such as jugs.
The unit itself is also relatively compact when compared with many other commercial citrus juicers, allowing it to fit comfortably in a majority of suitable environments.