This happened to me often when I go to some restaurants or be on a visit to somebody place. It just happen that I want to add some lemon to my soup or use it as an addition to my meals but they do not have access to a lemon crusher. Is that the name of the tool?.

I've seen people used forks, spoons and just their thumb for squeezing the juice of the lemon. But is there a method which has proven to work the best to take out all of the juice without trying to make much force with the hands or something?. Is there a tool that can be carried on maybe portable for this purposes?.

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A lemon wedge squeezer may be what you want.
They are compact
and the lemon wedge is placed like this.

(Pictures from Amazon.com)

  • I was not aware that such device existed. Have you ever used it? Does it ensure that all the juice is extracted from the lemon? Apr 7, 2018 at 14:47
  • I have used some that are well-made and work well enough on quarter wedges; others I have seen seem to be too flimsy to squeeze wet tissue. You get what you pay for. Personally, I normally squeeze with my fingers. Apr 7, 2018 at 20:09

If I serve lemon to be squeezed over a dish. I segment it the other way..(from pole to pole, not around the equator). Then cut the core off, leaving one or more squared-off segments in the piece. I can then pick out remaining pips with a fork.

If cut in this direction, it's easy to squeeze out all the juice in the segments by hand, no tools required.

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    Yes!! One problem, though: you really need to get rid of the seeds before squeezing, or you could end up with a depth charge in your opaque sauce :) Apr 6, 2018 at 23:23
  • @rackandboneman True.. I hold the wedge up to the light to check. But, I admit, it's not very 'refined'. Apr 7, 2018 at 6:26
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    @RobinBetts Actually I felt that my problem is that using bare hands is something which I would like to avoid. Apr 7, 2018 at 14:49

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