Life is complicated. Especially these days when everything seems to get higher tech by the minute, and even our interpersonal relationships are conducted by text and email. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that it’s the simplest things in life that matter the most. You know, the small moments spent just having coffee with a friend, enjoying a great meal, or snuggling with your honey on the couch.

Don’t you think it’s time to unplug and remember that sometimes going old school is the way to go? Especially when you’re puttering around in the kitchen?

A few years ago, we were gifted with a small kitchen gadget whose sole purpose is to juice lemons, limes, and other small juicy things. At first, we were skeptical. After all, how many doohickeys can one Brazen Editor use? Well, apparently there was room for one more, because our Wooden Lemon Reamer was here to stay.

Brazen Loves: The OXO Wooden Lemon Reamer WHAT IT IS

A classic kitchen tool designed to get the most juice out of your lemon (or lime), fast, and with very little effort. While there are other versions, we are fans of the simple wooden ones.

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • It’s small and compact
  • Not only does it take the work out of juicing a lemon, but you get all the juice out of that sucker. No waste.
  • It’s easy to clean (just give it a rinse with a little hot water and soap)
  • It’s cool looking
  • It’s cheap (we got ours from William-Sonoma for a winning price of around $14), but you can get them anywhere that sells kitchen gadgets (for example, try this OXO version from Bed Bath and Beyond for just $8.99.)

HOW YOU USE IT 

Cut the lemon in half. Stick the pointed end of the dowel into the lemon half and push and turn the dowel. We recommend placing a small wire strainer over your dish to catch the pits. We meant it when we said the reamer gets everything out.

Want some ways to use that juice up? Try this recipe for lemon water, this one for lemon loaf, or channel summer days with this Smashed Strawberry-Lemon Cocktail.

Seriously. You need this thing.

 

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