Best Lemon-Juicing Method

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Everyone has a preferred method for getting the most juice out of a lemon, including Slate’s L.V. Anderson, who advised readers to spring for an inexpensive electric juicer. Good advice. But what do you do if you don’t have special equipment, or if you’re making a cocktail at an ill-equipped friend’s house?

The Shortcut posits that many people end up juicing lemons by hand, and the most effective method is difficult to pin down. So we acquired five lemons of roughly equal heft and tried five of the most popular techniques we found, including the familiar (lengthwise, crosswise) and the more unusual (cutting around the center). We allowed no tools outside typical cutlery. And in our crop, there was a clear winner.


Popit Bros says:

I'm watching this because I heard that lemonade is supposed to make you stop puking idk if it does work but wish me luck

Grillmeister Baconator says:

"all about the same size and weight" … well, no.
1) take 5 lemons and weigh them
2) squeeze them out
3) weigh the juice
4) weigh the peel
5) cross-multiply to find the best yield

Paige Piatek says:

These all suck. Why not just juice it 🤓

don wild says:

Use the – Lemon Heart- which is a newly designed lemon squeezer . extemely cheap and very efficient

breezyleebrat says:

actually try rolling it then cutting a whole at one of the ends…. u might get more juice

tornaachoozsuh says:

Using a spoon rather than a fork works about the same or probably better.

proximity30 says:

but doent the size of the lemon also matter??

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