One Simply Terrific Thing: The Chef’n Citrus Juicer

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This favorite handheld citrus juicer is a bit of a tank, but it works so well.


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Hardly a recipe goes by in my kitchen without me squeezing in a little lemon juice at the end.

Along with testing for salt, the thing that can really bring a dish together and makes it sing – er, zing! – is a bit of lemon juice. Just that hint of acidity can coalesce flavors and take a dish from eh to oh yeah.

Of course, there are many recipes that call for more than just a simple squeeze of lemon juice. Sometimes whole lemons are called for, and I actually need to pull out my liquid measuring cup and squeeze my way through a couple at a time.

My favorite juicer for the job is the Chef’n Citrus Juicer ($20).

This thing is a tank: hefty, solid, and most importantly when it comes to handheld citrus juicers, it takes minimal effort to get maximum results. I don’t have to squeeze the life out of this thing to get it to work! It basically does the job for me with limited pressure. The well has star-shaped slits at the bottom, which seems better at preventing seeds from getting through, and it’s made out of nylon-coated stainless steel that seems indestructible, even after multiple cleanings in the dishwasher.

The only downside might be that it’s a bit bulky, but given how well it works and how durable it is, I’ll gladly continue giving up some of my drawer space for it.

Cheers to good tools!

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Cambria Bold

Cambria Bold is a Senior Editor for Simply Recipes. She has almost a decade's worth of online editorial experience and know-how, first as the Managing Editor for Apartment Therapy's green living site Re-Nest (RIP) and later as the Design and Lifestyle Editor for Kitchn. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and their two little girls.

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