Zulay Kitchen Metal Manual Citrus Press Juicer
This two-in-one manual juicer is the top choice of our kitchen team. Its lever-style design is much easier on the hands than a typical reamer style, which requires difficult pressing and twisting, and it’s more efficient than other similar juicers, which require you to buy and store multiple to get every size you need. Made from durable, industrial-grade aluminum, the Zulay’s unique dual-cup design can easily accommodate both lemons and limes. It also inverts the citrus as it juices, accessing spots inside the fruit that other juicers can’t quite reach and catching large pulp pieces and stray seeds along the way. Plus, it directs the juice stream downward, so no more splatter on countertops and clothing.
Zulay Garlic Rocker
While rocker-style garlic tools are fairly common on the market, we find this one especially sturdy and functional. It’s wide enough to tackle multiple cloves at once and the rocking motion is quite efficient—introducing multi-directional forces that make it easier to break down tough garlic as it gets pushed through the press’ mincing grate. It’s the same principle as using a knife properly: a straight-down slice with a chef’s knife takes much more effort than the down-and-forward motion of a rocking cut. With this tool, you’ll get garlic that’s uniform every time. The rubberized, ergonomic handle has a unique arched shape (as opposed to the usual skateboard-like one), which we love since you can use the tool with just one hand. This set also comes with a garlic scraper for removing the minced garlic from the press easier and faster as well as a silicone sleeve that, when filled with garlic and rolled under your palm, will peel the cloves.