Lemon squeezing is now 1,000 times easier, and we have TikTok to thank

A TikTok user is earning plenty of online praise after sharing her “surprising” kitchen discovery.

Johanna Westbrook, who lives in Dallas, shared a video of the newfound hack on May 13. Her clip, which has since racked up more than 1.7 million views, demonstrates a method for juicing fruit that many users said they’d never even thought of trying.

Westbrook, who says in her video that she originally saw the hack elsewhere on TikTok, begins by stabbing a long, wooden skewer into what she calls the “butt” of a lemon.

Then, she removes the stick and holds the lemon over a glass bowl, squeezing out a significant amount of juice with ease.

“Legit didn’t think this would work,” Westbrook captioned her video.

@johannawestbrook

Legit didn’t think this would work ##lemonhack ##quickrecipes ##food ##foodhack

♬ original sound – johannawestbrook

Even Westbrook herself seems shocked by the result, screaming into the camera and repeating her excitement that the juice came out completely seedless.

Her video sparked similar reactions from several commenters, who called the method “surprising” or wrote that they’d be trying it immediately.

“i made lemon bars two days i ago i wish i seen this sooner,” one user wrote.

“I swear TikTok has taught me more in an hour than my last four years of college,” another added.

Some users were less positive though, writing that the method isn’t as easy to pull off as it seems. Others, meanwhile, complained that the concept wasn’t really much of a “hack,” as it’s a fairly obvious idea.

“How could it not work when you just made a hole and it’s literally the only exit point,” one commenter wrote.

Many TikTok users also gave the hack a try themselves, writing that the method was a “game-changer” or that they “can’t be the only one” who didn’t know about it beforehand.

@avi_t11

I can’t be the only one….. ##lemon ##lemonhack ##lifehack ##momsover30 ##fyp ##stayathome

♬ original sound – avi_t11

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