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The Chef’n Citrus Juicer

The Chef’n Citrus Juicer

This favorite handheld citrus juicer is a bit of a tank, but it works so well.

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Hardly a recipe goes by in my kitchen without me squeezing in a little lemon juice at the end.

Along with testing for salt, the thing that can really bring a dish together and makes it sing – er, zing! – is a bit of lemon juice. Just that hint of acidity can coalesce flavors and take a dish from eh to oh yeah.

Of course, there are many recipes that call for more than just a simple squeeze of lemon juice. Sometimes whole lemons are called for, and I actually need to pull out my liquid measuring cup and squeeze my way through a couple at a time.

My favorite juicer for the job is the Chef’n Citrus Juicer ($20).

This thing is a tank: hefty, solid, and most importantly when it comes to handheld citrus juicers, it takes minimal effort to get maximum results. I don’t have to squeeze the life out of this thing to get it to work! It basically does the job for me with limited pressure. The well has star-shaped slits at the bottom, which seems better at preventing seeds from getting through, and it’s made out of nylon-coated stainless steel that seems indestructible, even after multiple cleanings in the dishwasher.

The only downside might be that it’s a bit bulky, but given how well it works and how durable it is, I’ll gladly continue giving up some of my drawer space for it.

Cheers to good tools!

Watch the video: How to use the Breville Citrus Press (December 2021).