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Old 05-30-2006, 05:35 PM   #31
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I don't use one. I just smash the clove(s) with the flat side of my knife by striking it with my palm. I can thin mince or make a paste out of it. I have enough gadgets cluttering up my drawers.
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:47 PM   #32
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I must be one of the few who find it easy to use. I get lazy to stand around and chop til it gets tiny. If I need garlic to be a bit bigger, than I don't use the press and just use my knife. I really enjoy using the garlic press. Though I have to admit, I don't do the dishes. DH does and actually hates it when I use the press. It came with one of those cleaner things but I lost mine so he uses one of our brushes to clean it. As long as I soak it when I'm done, it's usually not that hard to clean.
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:12 PM   #33
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If it is washed immediately after use, it doesn't need a soaking.

I've done this and I know. And it's better to wash it by hand then to wash it in the dishwasher. As powerful as a dishwasher is, the spray arms might not be able to reach into the press and get all of the remains of the garlic cloves out.

So, washing the thing by hand only takes about a minute or so to do.


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Old 05-30-2006, 07:19 PM   #34
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How does this one work? Do you pound on the knob to beat the cloves into oblivion?


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Old 05-30-2006, 07:19 PM   #35
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Looks like a screwy thing to me.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:42 PM   #36
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Maybe I don't have the right one but my garlic press is lying unused in the drawer. I find it easier to place the flat edge of a large chef's knife over the peeled garlic cloves and coming down hard with the bottom of my palm a few times. Really releases the flavor of the garlic as well as agression!!!
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:04 PM   #37
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I have a garlic press and I love it. Don't get me wrong - I love to chop stuff, but my garlic press does a fine job, and clean-up is a breeze with the little plastic thing to poke out any left over pieces.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:17 PM   #38
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Yes, I hear ya!!

I found out that it's quicker than standing there chopping away to no end.

Also, the Magic Bullet might be a good idea, which I also have. But in the time it takes to set that up, which it's still in the box, the garlic press will have done a whole bulb of garlic by then!

And BTW, I LOVE that pizza avator you got!! Just take off the olives. Haha!!


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Old 05-30-2006, 10:42 PM   #39
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Maybe I'm just crazy, but I really like working and training myself by doing as much prep work by hand as possible. It attaches me to the food more, and gives me a greater sense of satisfaction when all is said and done. And of course, that means mincing the garlic by hand, using all that I have right now: my Dad's old 8" chef. It teachers you to be pretty darn dextrous.
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:57 PM   #40
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Sometimes I'm in a rush and need things to help cut prep time in half, which also helps me get out of the kitchen sooner.
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