This Ingenious $20 Juicer Solves My Biggest Problems with Other Juicers
I love freshly squeezed citrus juice, whether it’s from lemons, limes, or oranges. So, whenever a recipe I’m making calls for citrus, I’m all about it. However, when the time comes to actually squeeze that juice, I’m much less enthusiastic about the process. I’ve tried almost all of the methods for getting juice out of fresh citrus — my hands, a reamer, a handheld juicer, and a pair of tongs. And while each one ultimately gets the job done (sort of), I’m left with messy hands and a very sticky counter.
I’m happy to announce that this is no longer the case; I’ve finally found the perfect juicer!
What’s So Great About the Dreamfarm Lemon Fluicer?
The Dreamfarm Lemon Fluicer (a mash-up of the words “flat” and “juicer”) is unlike any other juicer I’ve used before. With most other juicers, you slice your citrus in half and place it cut-side down inside the juicer, then squeeze the arms together in an up-and-down motion. No matter what I do, I inevitably get juice everywhere — on my clothes, my face, and sometimes in my eyes.
To use the Fluicer, you place the cut side facing towards you, then squeeze the handles together in a sideways motion. It thoroughly squeezes the citrus from both sides, making sure you get the most bang for your buck. There is a small hole at the bottom that directs the juice into whatever vessel you’re collecting it in and prevents any seeds from getting through. Once you’re done, cleaning the Fluicer is easy: You can hand-wash it or toss it in your dishwasher.
The Fluicer’s compact and slim design also means that it folds completely flat. There are no awkward humps or knobs that get in the way of closing your drawer! Can you hear that? That’s the sound of your utensil drawer breathing a sigh of relief at finally being able to close smoothly.
It comes in three different sizes, which correlate to the kinds of citrus it can handle. The green one, which is the smallest, can squeeze limes; the yellow one can take care of both lemons and limes; and the orange one, the largest of the trio, does lemon, limes, and oranges. I have the sunny yellow Fluicer and I love seeing its bright pop of color in a drawer full of black and gray kitchen tools.
While I was previously unenthusiastic about juicing citrus because all the juice would get on everything, now I actually look forward to it whenever a recipe calls for juicing lemons.
Buy: Dreamfarm Lemon Fluicer, $16.95