Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The new Chav Rub juicer

I couldn't resist when I saw this in my neighbors yard for-sale.  I have a thing for dawn of the industrial revolution but still pre-electric mechanics.   First thought the brand was Chay Rub but with a closer look it's Chav Rub made somewhere in Guadalajara.   With the correct name I was able to find the second foto and see I am missing a return spring.   Mine is also a #6 and the 2nd foto is a #4 which means I can do oranges and small grapefruit and theirs just oranges.

I once bought an aluminum lime juicer because it looked stronger .... the small hand squeeze kind.   I was eventually told to get rid of it and buy plastic.   The acid of especially limes reacts with the aluminum and can give a fowl taste to the juice after awhile. My new one is aluminum but the cone and cup are stainless and oranges are a whole lot less acidic than limes.

So this one cost me 150 pesos and list new for about 500 for this large size.  Chrome it and advertise it as a "Bar Juicer" in the US and ask $194 dollars.   Maybe both companies using Mayan names .... Chav Rub and Ra Chand?

Chav Rub #6

Chav Rub #4

Ra Chand Artimetal Bar Juicer
"Mexican Manual Juicer"
Model # J500 - $194.00

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