But for the simple task of squeezing a half or two of citrus for a recipe, we love our cheap (in price only!) wooden reamer.
There are silicone versions out there, but just like we love our wooden spoons, this basic reamer just feels nice in our hand. And the wooden peaks seem to grab onto the fruit flesh so tenaciously, we can't imagine anything being more effective.
We used to use a fork, jammed into a lemon and twisted. But, one, we've stabbed our hand more than once with fork tines, and two, that method rarely cleans out a lemon like a bulb-shaped reamer. You can also use the end as a muddler if you're making mojitos.
Plus, the best part... This is one kitchen gadget that can be yours for less than $5. We'll admit the one above, from Williams-Sonoma, is $8.50 — overpriced, in our opinion, but we succumbed to the reamer-in-action photo.
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