The product we tested out is supposed to be an innovative tool that allows you to extract and spray juice from all kinds of citrus fruits. So, does it work? I'll let you know!
The product is called the Lekue Citrus Sprayer. It comes with two different sizes -- a bigger one for larger citrus like grapefruit, oranges and lemons, and a smaller one for things like clementines, limes and other citrus.
We followed the instructions carefully. It's recommended that you wash the product before first-time use. So, we did just that!
Then, we rolled a lime around. There's an instructional video that explains how rolling the fruit first breaks down the fibers and makes the citrus extra juicy.
Next, we cut off the top a little bit, slightly off center from the stem and about half the size of the screw portion of the sprayer. We screwed the pointed and threaded end into the lime. The silicone ring should cover the inserted area of the fruit to keep it from leaking, and ours fit almost perfectly.
We then squeezed the fruit gently to fill the sprayer filter, and pressed the sprayer head to release a mist of juice! It took a couple practice pumps before the juice sprayed out, but when it did, I was amazed. (Shocked might actually be a better word!) I could definitely see how this would be beneficial if you wanted to spray citrus juice on a salad or salmon, or anything really. I know it's not the purpose of this tool, but it also made the air smell refreshing. I wanted to just mist it around the kitchen.
After probably close to 20 great pumps, the mist stopped coming out. So, I squeezed the fruit gently again, and shortly after, more mist came out.
I have to say that LIME impressed, but LEMON see if it will work with bigger citrus.
I rolled around a grapefruit and repeated the process. The seal didn't fit perfectly, but still locked in the moisture for the most part. The spritz was not on the fritz! It worked really well again, with similar results.
Get this, it also comes with a dish to stand it on for later use. You can store it either in the refrigerator or on the counter. I put one in the refrigerator at the station and the other on my desk. I tested both the next day, and I was still able to get a juice mist out of each!
So, where does the Lekue Citrus Sprayer rank on our Bull or No Bull Meter? I'm going with... NO BULL!
ORANGE you glad that I tested this out for you? I'm pleasantly surprised with every outcome. On the Lekue Citrus Sprayer official site, you can purchase one pack of two different sizes for $15, or on Amazon, it's $7.89. If you do order on Amazon, make sure that the product you are ordering is actually from Lekue. The top complaint was that the customer received a similar product, but it was not a Lekue product. On Amazon, there are 165 customer ratings, giving the item 3.8 out of 5 stars overall.
This product is stated to be BPA free and 100 percent Platinum Silicone. The instructions say to not place the product on a direct heat source or open flame, and directs you to not wash with abrasive cleaners. It is also supposed to be dishwasher safe. We did not test that out.
The Lekue Citrus Sprayer also comes with a 10-Year Guarantee. It reads, "Lekue offers a 10-year warranty for manufacturer's defects. We will replace any item with the same or similar item, if the item fails during use. Warranty not effective for commercial use."
Let me know what you think when you test it out! Have fun!