We Tried JarWare’s Mason Jar Juicer. Here’s How It Worked.

This little yellow tool turns the classic Mason jar into an all-in-one juicer. But does it actually work? We gave it a spin in our own kitchen to find out.

Mason jar juicer on a mason jarPhoto: Taste of Home

Mason jars: is there anything they can’t do? We’ve seen ’em repurposed as floral vases and votive holders at rustic weddings, or used as easy take-and-shake salad containers at lunchtime, or as drinking glasses at casual restaurants. Plus, they work wonders in these easy recipes.

The Mason jar trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, which is something the JarWare company might be clued into. They’ve created a line of brightly-colored, versatile plastic lids that convert the ubiquitous glass jars into everything from piggy banks and soap dispensers to herb savers and honey dippers.

As soon as I took a peek at the company’s products, I was hooked in by the fun colors and creative ways to repurpose a bonafide kitchen staple. And the product I was most eager to give a shot first? Their Mason jar Juicer.

At a Glance

This sunny yellow tool simply twists on top of a wide-mouth Mason jar and has standard juicing grooves to squeeze every last drop out of your lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits. There are smaller slits on the bottom that strain the seeds and allow the juice to drip right into your Mason jar. It all locks in using the jar’s metal lid ring.

Mason jar juicer on a mason jar beside two lemonsPhoto: Taste of Home

The Test

I was excited to give it a try. A couple weeks before, I’d bought a bag of lemons when I’d needed only two for a recipe. The leftover lemons had been sitting on display in my dining room since, but looked like they needed to be used up soon. This was the perfect excuse! I grabbed a Mason jar, snapped the Juicer on top of the mouth, and screwed on the lid ring to lock it in tight. So far, so good!

I sliced a couple lemons in half and got juicing, twisting the halves around the Juicer with ease. As the juice squeezed directly from the lemon into the jar, I thought to myself, “is this all there is to it?” And, you betcha, that’s all there was to it. The juicing grooves did great work in squeezing all the liquid from the lemons, while the straining slits kept the seeds out from the jar completely. After just a minute, I had the juice of two lemons waiting all pure and puckery in my Mason jar. So easy!

To confirm my findings, I asked Taste of Home Prep Cook Aria Thornton to give it a spin. She knows a thing or two about squeezing fresh juices to create delicious recipes (like any of these bright and beautiful recipes that use fresh citrus). “I like it!” she said, after testing both lemons and limes. “It doesn’t take up much space and uses jars that most people keep on hand already. Plus, it’s handy to juice directly into a Mason jar, because most have fluid measurement marks on them already.”

Mason jar juicer on a mason jar beside three squeezes lemonsPhoto: Taste of Home

I loved the fact that as soon as I unscrewed the Juicer and replaced it with the jar’s original lid, I had a little container of fresh lemon juice that was easy to pop into the fridge for later use. The next day, I made my favorite Lemony Bacon-Artichoke Dip and was happy to just grab my jar of lemon juice to measure out for the recipe.

When it got to cleaning time, all I had to do was dump the seeds and scrub a little around the grooves and it was back in working shape.

Person giving the thumbs up to the mason jar juicerPhoto: Taste of Home

The Verdict:

I love this handy little tool. Like Aria said, it’s so small and so simple to use. It’s easy just to pop in your kitchen gadget drawer and pull out when you need some extra fresh juice. Cleanup is a snap, and it couldn’t be easier to assemble. Plus, the fact that you’re able to juice right into your own Mason jar makes it so easy to measure, pour and store right away. It’s the handiest way to squeeze a little brightness into life.

Interested in trying it for yourself? Here are 84 lemony recipes that should keep the JarWare Juicer busy for a while, plus three easy ways to zest the lemons before you juice ’em.

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Rachel Seis
As deputy editor for Taste of Home magazine, Rachel has her hand in everything you see from cover to cover, from writing and editing articles to taste-testing recipes to ensuring every issue is packed with fun and fabulous content. She'll roll up her sleeves to try any new recipe in the kitchen—from spicy Thai dishes (her favorite!) to classic Southern comfort food (OK...also her favorite). When she's not busy thinking of her next meal, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, going for a run, exploring National Parks and traveling to new-to-her cities across the country.