A Homemade Orange Squeezer

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Make your own orange juice with a homemade squeezer.
Make your own orange juice with a homemade squeezer. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Freshly squeezed orange juice is rich in vitamin C, folate and thiamin. You can use orange juice in many types of beverages that you might serve to family and friends. Rather than buying an orange squeezer, you can save money and make one of your own. Making a homemade juicer also allows you to reuse old bottles and reduce the amount of waste that you generate.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Emery board
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloth

Purchase a 3-liter water bottle that has an inner base that is ridged and raised in the center.

Puncture the bottle approximately three inches from the bottom with a pair of scissors. Cut all the way around the bottle so that you remove a base section that has sides approximately three inches high.

Smooth any rough edges around the perimeter of the base section by filing them gently with an emery board.

Immerse the base section in hot, soapy water for about five minutes.

Wash the base in the soapy water with a dishcloth and rinse well.

Set the base on a flat surface and press an orange half down onto the raised portion in the center. Twist the orange back and forth to release its juices.

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