Lemon Squeezer and Grater/Zester Set
I love to cook and use fresh ingredients. But one thing I have always hated was when something called for fresh citrus juice. (lemon, lime, orange). What I found out was that I didn't hate juicing. But that I hated my juicer. I had a cheap plastic juice squeezer/juicer that I got at Wal-Mart because I thought they were all the same. I couldn't have been more wrong! When I tried a real metal juicer/squeezer I was shocked at how much easier it was and how much more juice I got. More juice meant that I had to buy less fruit to get that juice and I got what I needed in less time. Who doesn't want to save time and money?!
My plastic juicer finally broke so I took to Amazon to find a replacement. I got the HoMegaStyle set because it had great reviews. Once it arrived I could understand why so many people were happy with it. Not only was the set affordable it was great quality. The juicer is made of all metal and has plastic coated handles for easy grip. The place you put your lemon was also much larger then what I had before so it wasn't a fight when I got large lemons.
The juicer came with a grater that works for zesting the fruit, but it is also great for cheese, chocolate, and spices like whole nutmeg. I don't know how I got by without one before. They both clean up easy and I even put them in the dishwasher.
You can see how fine it zests the lemon.
The juicer opens up nice and wide making it easy to get your fruit in.
I tested this out with a extra large lemon. As you can see by the photo the juicer is just as large as the lemon. No more over hang or having to cut my lemon in quarters to make it fit like I had to with my old one. Man am I happy that stupid thing broke.
One tip they give is to roll your fruit between your hand and the counter to help get the juice out. Don't skip this step it really helps.
After you cut your lemon in half place it cut size down.
Give it a good squeeze.
As you can see the juicer stopped the seeds from coming out.
Check out this flat dead lemon, it got all the juice out in one easy squeeze.
It even works great on smaller items like limes.
I am in love with this juicer, it is so much easier to get larger amounts of juice out and it works so much faster. I like to add a little lemon and lime juice with a dash of chili powder and honey to my water for a refreshing drink.