How to use a lime Squeezer ? Best way to make most out of Your Citrus Squeezer

Lemons (and lime) are the most common citrus fruits that we can use for almost everything - lemonades and juices, cocktails, a variety of dishes including desserts and pastries, cleaning, personal hygiene. Name it, lemons are the most versatile fruit known to man.

However, it can be tough to work with if you do not have the right tools or if you’re doing it all wrong. So, let us walk you through how to use your lemon juicer, both manual and electric.

How to use a lime squeezer?

1. After cutting the lemon or lime in half, put it into the squeezer, cut side down. If the end of the lemon is a bit long, cut it off.  

    2. Press down the upper part of the squeezer, giving both parts a good grip. This may need more muscles than the reamer but it expresses more juice. 

    If you are using an electric juicer, just follow the instructions found in the manual. Each brand and model have different methods, depending on the mechanism they are using. 

    How does a lemon squeezer work?

    • The citrus squeezer works by the mechanism of a lever and fulcrum.  
    • The upper part serves as the lever while the lemon serves as the fulcrum. 
    • The hinge that puts the upper and the lower part together works to press the lemon or lime placed between these two parts. 
    • The lower part may have slits or holes that also act as a strainer. 

    Which way do you put a lemon in a squeezer?

    When squeezing a lemon using a squeezer, it may be easier to put it cut side up. But the correct way of putting it in is cut side down. This way, the juice moves directly into the glass through the holes on the lower part, which also serves as the strainer. 

    How do you squeeze a lemon quickly?

    • To juice a lemon quickly, roll it for a few times until it is a bit soft. The rind has softened a bit and the pulp is broken, making it quicker and easier.
    • Cut the lemon lengthwise and into quarters or sixths. This longer cut and the smaller sections make squeezing quick. This way more juice is also expressed. 
    • Pop it into the microwave for a minute. Put it into a microwavable dish to collect any juice that may ooze out. Be sure to poke a small hole so the lemon won’t explode. 

    How do you juice a lime with hand?

    Limes can be a bit hard to juice because it is a bit hard. But you can do it even without a juicer by following these simple steps. This method gives more juice than trying to juice half a lime. 

    1. Cut the lime into smaller pieces, in quarters or more. 

    2. Squeeze each section individually into the glass or any vessel you have. This requires less strength than if you cut the lime in half or even if you use a squeezer. 

    3. For the last piece which also happens to be the center of the lime, take it into both hands and give it a good twist. 


      Without a good citrus juicer, the work of the bartender may be doubled which is not at all very pleasing to the patrons. Nobody wants to wait for hours for their cocktails when they go to the bar to relax. 

      Bartenders differ from their ways. While others choose to juice their lemons and limes beforehand, others prefer to squeeze the lime just before adding it to the cocktail. If the latter is the bartender’s choice, he should have a reliable juicer to aid him. 

      For more juicer choices, you can try these lime squeezers. You can also follow these simple steps to properly clean your citrus squeezer.

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