Cooking at home can seem daunting, but can improve your health and save you money in the long run. In this series we will take a look at kitchen utensils and gadgets that can make cooking at home easier.

Today’s gadget is the citrus squeezer. This handy gadget allows you to squeeze lemons, limes and small oranges to make marinades, pan sauces or dressings. Although you can squeeze these by hand, the squeezer gives you a larger juice yield and prevents pulp and seeds from falling into your dish. You can also use the squeezer to squeeze citrus fruit juice into your water, to create a healthy and natural flavor water. They generally retail for $9 – $15 and are a great way for helping create tasty homemade marinades and sauces.