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Lime Squeezer

A Lime Squeezer is a squeeze mechanism that you work in one hand, by pressing firmly in on two handles.

You place half a lime in the squeezer end, which has drain ends in it for the juice to flow out, while holding seeds and pulp back.

They come in plastic and polished metal. Some are aluminum, with a baked-on finish making them dishwasher safe. Aluminum ones with no finish on them need to be handwashed.

Mexican ones are made out of cast aluminium (though some plastic ones are now appearing), and are designed to get maximum juice extraction by literally turning the half of a lime inside out. The squeezer end is like two bowls; one has holes in it. You place the cut side of the half of lime in the half that has holes in the bowl, facing down on the holes, rounded side up. The other half is convex. As you press the convex half down on the rounded side, it turns the lime inside out.

Ones with longer handles are better; they give you better leverage.

Lime Squeezers are popular for use at bars and home bars. You can also use them with other citrus fruit.

Cooking Tips

For maximum juice, roll the citrus fruit on the counter first, or zap it a few seconds in the microwave.

See also:


Citrus Juicer; Lime Squeezer

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Oulton, Randal. "Lime Squeezer." CooksInfo.com. Published 21 April 2005; revised 18 February 2007. Web. Accessed 05/20/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/lime-squeezer>.

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