the correct method to juice a lemon is the one you're most comfortable with
Today I'm going to share some great resources about learning how to juice a lemon.
What's the best way to juice a lemon?
In all honesty, the correct way to juice a lemon is the method you're most comfortable with.
You might juice a lemon with only your bare hands. Alternatively, you might enjoy to use a tool like a citrus reamer or citrus press.
It really boils down to what you prefer. Any of the methods shown on this page are all great ways to juice a lemon. Not to mention, they all get the job done.
Do I need to buy special tools to juice a lemon?
Some methods require lemon juicing tools. Most of these are either inexpensive or are already in your kitchen.
For instance, we purposely left out the expensive electric mechanical juicing tools.
You don't need them.
As a matter of fact, for you, the absolute beginner cook, simple is always the way to go.
It doesn't really matter which tool you use, as long as you like using it. You can also use just your hands. That works fine too.
How to juice a lemon – five methods
There are five tools we think you should try using to juice a lemon.
- Only your hands
- A dinner fork
- A hand-held citrus reamer
- A table-top citrus reamer
- A hand-held citrus press
What's more is we've got you covered with videos for each of them.
The following videos will demonstrate each method for juicing a lemon.
How to Juice a Lemon by Hand
If you have no other tools available, using your hands is the way to go.
The “fleshy side up” method is a must to keep the lemon seeds out of your juice. Face your palm upwards while squeezing the lemon.
How to Juice a Lemon with a Dinner fork
The lowly dinner fork. It acts like a citrus reamer, only with a little more effort. You likely already have one in your kitchen. It costs nothing to use, and it actually works very well if you use the method seen in this video.
How to Juice a Lemon with a Hand Held Reamer
You may decide to purchase a tool to juice a lemon. If that’s the case, then a hand held reamer is an effective, simple and inexpensive option.
How to Juice a Lemon with a Table Top Reamer
The table top citrus reamer is also very inexpensive. It gets the job done just fine.
How to Juice a Lemon with a Citrus Press
I had the highest hopes for the citrus press. In theory, it should work the best, giving you maximum juice. However, if your lemon is a little to big, it’s hard to squeeze. I’d say the citrus press is nice to have, but you don’t need it. It just proves our motto at secrets of cooking. Simple is always best for the absolute beginner cook.