The humble lemon squeezer, I’m happy to say, has competition! And quite frankly if i were a traditional lemon squeezer, i’d be shaking my kitchen cupboard right about now! These are the new generation of cast citrus squeezers. I bought, Miss Lemon first, about a year ago now, after seeing it on a popular daytime tv show. She didn’t disappoint the $20 + postage price tag. Soon after I bought her sister Miss Lime, at a local cookware shop for around $14. More recenty i bought Misses Lemon and Lime’s big brother, Mr Orange, for $20 at another local cookware store.
Normally with a citrus squeezer you would press the fruit down into the ‘dome’ part. With this gadget, you put the cut face of the fruit facing the holes and then squeeze the two handles together. The ‘dome’ part squeezes the juice out. I like that i can squeeze directly into a pot on the stove. I don’t have to squeeze over on the bench and then bring the juice over to the pot on the stove.
Misses Lemon and Lime and Mister Orange are hardy kitchen gadgets and worth their larger price tickets in comparison to their traditional plastic counteparts. Their unique colours make them easy to find in my tragically full and messy gadget drawer.
So dear readers,
what kind of citrus squeezers do you have in your kitchen?
Who’s your main squeeze?