Gadget Tree: Stem


You’re going to love this gadget… especially if you’re dieting.

“Stem” is an amazing little device that lets you spray a fresh blast of citrus juice on your food with one little pump.

This is perfect if you’re trying to avoid salad dressings, but still want the bite of lemon (or lime) flavor. It’s also great to spray on fish or on the rim of a cocktail glass.

Simply knead the fruit (lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange… whatever) on the kitchen counter and then cut a little slit in the side. The instructions don’t say to do this, but I did to make it easier to push the food-grade plastic serrated nozzle into the fruit.

And did I say it doesn’t clog? It doesn’t clog (I don’t know why, but it doesn’t). It also keeps the seeds from falling into the food.

It’s a lot less messy than cutting the fruit and using a juicer or a hand-squeezer. And it’s easy to clean, though I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher.

Good price point, too: $4.99.Click here to order one. Can you say, “Stocking stuffer!!!??”


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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: