It is quite surprising that in daily life a common way to do one thing turns out to be a rather incorrect one just as a way to use a lemon juicer.
That fact refers to the use of a manual type of lemon juicer. In the middle of the fast-growing development and production of the electric juicer, many people remain using the old school manual juicer.
It is cheaper than the electric one and it is definitely simpler in its appeal.
Some people even consider using a manual juicer is easier and simpler than the electric one.
The common way to use a manual juicer for extracting lemon juice is to cut the lemon in half then put half of it into the juicer facing up.
Squeezing it tightly will produce a fresh lemon juice for sure.
Yet, that way is somewhat inefficient in ensuring that the juice to get later on is at its highest possibility.
This way refers to the use of a small manual juicer that looks like an ice cream scoop.
The use of other models of manual juicer will surely be different from this one.
In order to really maximize the juice obtained from using a manual lemon juicer, that previous way should be altered a bit.
Using a small manual juicer to squeeze a lemon or an orange could be much easier and producing more juice in an altered way.
It is started by cutting the lemon in half as well. Just before putting the lemon in the juicer or squeezer, make another cut on the pointy section of the lemon.
Cut just a bit there to make it not that pointy anymore.
Then, put the lemon into the juicer facing down.
So the skin that is just being cut a bit is facing up.
Just start squeezing and then the result can be compared to the previous method.
The slightly altered method will produce more juice since the inside of the lemon is facing down towards any contained for the juice.
Moreover, with a bit of cut on the skin, it makes the lemon a bit softer there so it can be squeezed further for more juice.
Just try it out in terms of both ways and compare the outcome.
Regardless of the need for the juice, this way of using a lemon juicer is better than the commonly known way.