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Anyone used a Lemon squeezer and liked it?

janniecooks | Dec 22, 2008 06:00 AM

Here's a link to one at BB&B:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/produ...

Anyone tried these and like them? How do you use them - that is, what is your technique? I have one for lemons and one for limes, and right now mine are about to cast into the useless gadget category. I cook with a lot of citrus juice, and had been using either a hand reamer or a hand juicer, but figured these squeezers would be better since the seeds would remain captured within the squeezer.

I am less than happy with the squeezer, for the juice that results is incredibly bitter. I'm guessing the bitterness is from the oils from the rind being squeezed out as well. Is it perhaps my technique? I've tried putting the lemon half in the squeezer cut side down and cut side up (somewhere I think I read that these things were supposed to get all the juice out and turn the lemon half inside out). Could it be I'm squeezing too hard to try to wring every last drop of juice from the lemon? Please tell me how to like this gadget.

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