Sugarcane squeezer machines extract sugarcane juice from fresh sugarcane stalks. Sugarcane is a tropical true grass that is commercially cultivated to yield table sugar. Sellers of sugarcane squeezer machines include U.S. Ice Machine Manufacturing and Juicernet.
Sugarcane squeezer machines are relatively small portable juicers that are ideal for use at a restaurant, sandwich bar or cafeteria. However, unlike ordinary juicers, the machines have powerful stainless steel rollers that run on 0.5 horsepower and 800 pounds of torque to crush the sugarcane stalks, which are hard and woody. After extracting the juice, the machine spits out the dry fibrous bagasse. Most models have forward and reverse switches to prevent the rollers from clogging.
Health enthusiasts tout sugarcane juice as healthy for its phytonutrients, vitamin and mineral content. A common recipe calls for mixing the sugarcane juice with ice and a dash of lemon or lime.