Juice it up with this citrus squeezer

Fresh lemon and lime juice from a single handheld squeezer in a cheery yellow and green. Fun and functional makes this a nice gadget for any kitchen.

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Cooking is in the details. A little lemon pepper on a chicken before roasting makes for a juicier bird. A handful of capers will bring out the flavors in an artichoke dish. And fresh lemon or lime juice? No substitutes--particularly not the stuff in squeeze bottles.

When I have fresh lemons and limes on hand, I love to juice them to add a little pop to my dishes. But I don't enjoy picking out the seeds, which is a must if you have picky children like mine. And if a recipe calls for more than a squirt? Well, maybe you're better at it than I am, but I only ever get about an eighth of a cup of juice from a lemon when I squeeze it by hand.

This 2-in-1 lemon and lime squeezer extracts more juice than I can, and it leaves all the pulp and seeds behind. It's a handy tool you'll find yourself using again and again; just flip the center piece up when juicing lemons and leave it down for limes. Amazon has it for just over $20--pricier than some similar tools, but this one seems built to last.

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About the author

    Abbi Perets has been writing about technology and family and consumer issues for over ten years. Her work has been featured in print and on the Web, and she has taught courses on consumer and business electronics for HP, Sony, AOL, and other companies. Abbi has also written extensively about business technology for Tech Republic, Gantthead, and other tech sites. Abbi's passion for home appliances stems from the kitchen remodel she managed in her new home in Houston, TX where she lives with her husband and four children.

     

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