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Trick for Squeezing Lemons

Martha Stewart Living, June 2008

An unlikely kitchen tool can pitch in when it's time to prepare lemonade and other summer refreshments. Use a pair of sturdy tongs to get more juice out of lemons, limes, and oranges. Cut the fruit in half, and place a piece between the prongs. (The inner lip on metal ones will minimize slippage.) Working over a pitcher, squeeze the open end of the tongs with both hands. When finished, pour the juice through a sieve.

Comments (2)

  • Maryann Stevens 31 May, 2013

    What a great idea!

  • Genevieve_US 19 May, 2008

    You will get even more juice if you put the lemon(s) in the microwave until soft - careful not to let them explode. You will get an unbelievable amt of extra juice.
    Try it, Genevieve