A lemon squeezer is a small kitchen utensil designed to extract juice from lemons or other citrus fruit such as oranges, grapefruit, or lime. It is designed to separate and crush the pulp of the fruit in a way that is easy to operate.
These citrus juicers, which we like to call citrus squeezers to differentiate them from other juicers, are a favorite among bartenders. They work sort of like a garlic press: Put the citrus half in the well of the juicer cut-side down (yes, we agree that itâs a bit counter-intuitive!), then squeeze the two levers together. The domed part of the juicer flips the citrus inside out, squeezing out juice. Thanks to holes in the juicer wall, juice comes out but seeds and pulp stay nicely trapped inside.
Pros: Since it does a pretty great job of catching both the pulp and seeds, using a citrus squeezer is a clean and tidy task.
Cons: Squeezers are typically designed for specific citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges, so if you tend to juice lots of different types of citrus, you might wind up needing three different kinds of juice squeezers in your tool drawer.