Compact juicer

  • US 9,016,196 B2
  • Filed: 05/30/2006
  • Issued: 04/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A juicer comprising:

  • a motorised base having an upper surface from which protrudes a drive spindle, the upper surface adapted to receive a collection chamber;

    the collection chamber having a spout;

    the collection chamber further having a lid with a feed tube;

    the collection chamber being removably located on the base and having a central opening for admitting the drive spindle;

    a frusto-conical filter basket residing within the collection chamber, below the feed tube;

    the collection chamber having an outer wall and a base;

    an internal dividing wall defines two nested portions within the collection chamber, being an outer pulp collection portion and an inner juice collection portion;

    the spout is in fluid communication with the inner juice collection portion;

    the outer pulp collection portion is in the form of a substantially annular trough between the outer wall and internal wall that is located around the inner juice collection portion;

    wherein the internal wall is common to the two nested portions and encircles the inner juice collection portion; and

    an inner surface of the internal wall is tapered or inclined with respect to the vertical, such that the internal wall is closer to the axis of rotation of the filter basket at an upper extremity of the internal wall than at the base of the internal wall.

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