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Old 08-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #11
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I had a press also and had the same problem cleaning it so now I just use the side of a knife or a heavy pan. I have seen RR use a grater to grate garlic instead of chopping it, but I haven't tried that yet.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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I had a press also and had the same problem cleaning it so now I just use the side of a knife or a heavy pan. I have seen RR use a grater to grate garlic instead of chopping it, but I haven't tried that yet.
I have, while a good idea I don't like grating my nails off. You can clean your press with a tooth pic they fit perfectly
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:46 PM   #13
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I have, while a good idea I don't like grating my nails off. You can clean your press with a tooth pic they fit perfectly
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Actually since I got rid of the press I have honed my knife skills and chopping is not a problem. I just crush it mostly to get the skins off easier these days.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:09 PM   #14
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I have, while a good idea I don't like grating my nails off. You can clean your press with a tooth pic they fit perfectly
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You must have nice nails Kades. I like the micro grater, especially if I'm not going to cook the garlic before adding to a recipe.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:24 PM   #15
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I use either the side of my knife (I don't smack it with the knife, I place the knife on the clove, then pound it with my other fist), or if several to do, the old meat pounder, which has more weight behind it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:42 PM   #16
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I can chop garlic faster with a knife then I can do it with the press. None of them reallyworks well, I've had a whole bunch of different ones. And it irealy is a pain to wash them.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:43 PM   #17
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I use a garlic press, it's the only way I can keep the stench off of my fingers.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:52 PM   #18
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I use a garlic press, it's the only way I can keep the stench off of my fingers.
Okay, I confess to sitting and smelling my fingers after I chop garlic, any fresh herbs and zesting lemons...I love the fresh smells.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #19
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I watched Martin Yan many years ago show his method. He used a meat cleaver, bang! and it was done!

I tried it and presto! It worked fine! Now, that is my method. 1. lay peeled garlic clove on cutting board. 2. Hold cleaver (it is heavy) sideways.
3. slam it down flat onto the garlic. 4. scrape mashed garlic into pan. 5. cook = enjoy!
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That's what I do too. Except I don't bother to peel the clove first. After you smash it, the peel separates from the flesh very easily.
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