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Old 08-20-2008, 10:11 AM   #1
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Lemon Squishy Thing

http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_FP3949

I saw this on a cooking show and immediately wanted one for lemons and limes. On another show, he just used a fork which wasn't a bad - and free idea either.

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Old 08-20-2008, 10:14 AM   #2
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Tongs work well too. Hold the "food end" of the tong in your hand and put the lemon half in between the handles. You get great leverage, and if you have a set of tongs it wont cost anything.

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Old 08-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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I used the tong method for a long time and it does work great. I did break down and buy one of those squeezers though and I am happy I did. It works amazingly well. If you don't want to spend any money then tongs will get you where you need to go. If you are looking for an excuse to buy a new toy then the squeezer is a good one to get.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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If you want some more juice from the fruit, pop them in the microwave for 7 seconds on high.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:39 AM   #5
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No need to pop it in the micro or roll it on the counter if you use the squeezer tool. That thing will get every last drop out no matter what you do or do not do.
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I will either use the wooden lemon reamer (bottom row) I have or a fork. Those two things seem to work the best for me. I never thought about my tongs - - - my tongs don't seem like they would really hold up but I'll give them a try.

I've thought about the yellow one on the top row that squeezes the halves but it's hard to make myself buy it when my other two methods work.
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No need to pop it in the micro or roll it on the counter if you use the squeezer tool.
Try nuking them once and you'll see the difference.

If I only need a couple table spoons a roll on the counter will work. But if you need alot or are trying to stretch out a lemon, the micro works great.
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I will either use the wooden lemon reamer
I love mine...it leaves no juice behind!
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Try nuking them once and you'll see the difference.

If I only need a couple table spoons a roll on the counter will work. But if you need alot or are trying to stretch out a lemon, the micro works great.
Oh trust me I have used the micro method before, but with this lemon squeezer thing there is no need. This thing gets every last drop of juice out without doing anything else. Microwaving it first would not get you anything more because even without doing that you get every last drop.
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I have to agree with GB on this - if you want to get the max juice then the lemon squeezer is the way to go because it crushes every vesicle (juice containing cell). And no, with one of these, there is no benefit gained from microwaving before crushing. My Aunt has one and I've used it ...

I, too, use a wooden reamer ... just because I have it (grew up with it) and I can get most of the juice out with it.
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