Squeezing small fruits for their juice is easier and less messy with this popular utensil.
Citrus Juicers are manual devices designed to extract juice from small fruits.
When a small fruit is sqeezed without a tool, it can be messy and wasteful. It is difficult to get all the juice. Seeds or pulp end up coming out as well.
A citrus juicer solves these issues by providing leverage that makes it much easier to completely compress the fruit. The holes in the juicer serve two purposes. One is to create a predictable exit for the juice, and the second is that the holes are sized to keep seeds inside the utensil.
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While the majority of handheld juicers are designed to work with both lemons and limes, there are also ones which are specifically designed for a specific fruit (lime, lemon or orange).
Because of this, it is worth double checking. As an example, lemons will not always fit in a lime squeezer. Another example would be a lime will fit in an orange squeezer, but the holes might be big enough to let the lime seeds pass through or it just may not juice very well.
The good news is most citrus juicers are made with both lemons and limes in mind. The best tip I could give you is to make sure that the label says "citrus" or "fruit" rather than a specific fruit such as "lime" or "orange".
The main factor we have found in how much juice comes out ended up being the amount of force applied, not design. In other words, thus far we have not found one version of a citrus juicer that is radically better or easier than another simply because it was built or designed differently.
These are called "manual" juicers for a reason. These juicers make squeezing a fruit much much easier, but strength is still required to get the best results.
This utensil needs to be a strong material. Most are going to be metal coated with ceramic or some form of silicon/plastic.
I would not trust a pure plastic version of this tool to last.
This tool is strong, beautiful and will clearly last a lifetime. It performed well on many various sizes of lemons and limes.
This is an orange sized tool, Chef'n also has lime and lemon sized ones too. They are built well with a useful design that makes it easier to squeeze more juice.