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Amco Lemon / Lime Squeezer - Yay or Nah?

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Long story short. I hate having citrus juice on my fingers so these juicers look like the way to go for me. But are they strong enough to withstand a few years of use? Or are they more of a kitchen gimmick and I'm just asking for trouble?

Cheers :-)

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  1. DO IT! Or, as they said in the 70s, "Try it--you'll like it!" I learned of this kitchen tool here (after hand-squeezing an entire bag of key limes--whattachore!). LOVE IT! I've only had mine for a few months, but it certainly seems sturdy and I'm sure it will withstand many years of use. As far as I know, this product is heartily Chowhound-endorsed. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay all the way!

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      I have one of those electric rotating reamers. Does an excellent job but it needs to be extracted from its hiding place, plugged in, used, cleaned and returned to the aforementioned spot. I would like a quick squeeze, so I am asking you...

      Will the large (orange) squeezer work well with lemons and limes?

      1. re: Paulustrious

        I have the lemon one and use it for both lemons and limes, so I don't see why not.

    2. i've never used one...but i find the fork method to be incredibly effective - just stab and twist. if you'd rather squeeze, just use a pair of tongs; no need to clutter the kitchen drawer with another gadget.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Trust me when I tell you this, if you had a bag of key limes in front of you, you would wish you had one of these. I manually squeezed an entire bag of limes back in the spring and I thought my hand was gonna fall off! ;) I definitely think you get more juice out with the tool than with a reamer (or a fork).

        1. re: kattyeyes

          i'll take a picture of the next lime i "fork" and post it for you. you wouldn't believe how thoroughly it cleans them out!

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Game on, but I still won't take my kung fu grip off my lemon squeezer. Cats like toys, you know--esp. kitchen toys! ;)

          2. re: kattyeyes

            Trust kattyeyes. I *love* mine. It is so fast and effective and best of all keeps nearly all the seeds out of the juice. I would never give it back after having it for a couple months.

        2. yea.

          and if you want to do oranges, get a larger one, hand held, or "pro" on a stand, like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/COMMERCIAL-JUICER...

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            1. I have had mine for about 6 months and LOVE LOVE LOVE it for squeezing citrus. I saw a bartender using one to make a cocktail for me a while ago and thought, "if that's what they use it must be good" and I wasn't mistaken.

              So far the durability seems to be spot of. I got a lime squeezer and think in retrospect a lemon or orange squeezer may be more practical, but overall I think this is one of the best kitchen gadgets I've bought. Use it at least once per week, and still marvel at how well it works.

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              1. re: stomsf

                They're ubiquitous in Mexico (primarily unpainted aluminum). Many street vendors use them for a quick finish of lime juice on your street food.