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Old 07-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #81
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I truely do love smashing and chopping up my garlic with my chef knife. However, after watching that new cook on foodnetwork....Guy ??.....I saw him use his several times and it was so quick. I'm going to pick me up a real nice heavy duty one and give it a try. Anything to save a little time in the kitchen. If it doesn't work out I can always sell it on Ebay .
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Old 07-16-2006, 09:52 PM   #82
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I have one but I often purchase chopped garlic in oil(in the jar)
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:05 PM   #83
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I saw him.

I've been watching him prep and cook. Seems like he's more of the sports-game-party-style cook, where he would cook at home for friends who usually come over to snack on comfort foods while watching a game on TV - like baseball, football or basketball.

But I also saw him smash the cloves on the board with his bare hands.

Bangbang, that may be more convenient for you, and I sometimes use that also but I still prefer to use the garlic cloves.

And as long as the Spanish grocery store in my neighborhood continues to sell the garlic cloves already peeled, that's much less work that I have to do. I just buy them from there, pop them in the press, or I use the Mini Bowl and Mini chopping blade in my new K'Aid Pearl Metallic Food processor!

The totally awesome raw power that this machine has - boy, it's amazing!!!


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Old 07-16-2006, 10:26 PM   #84
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Hi, Bang Bang! How're things?

Re: presses, I use the Zyliss Susi and it's really the Cadillac of presses. Works great.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:57 PM   #85
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My garlic press looks like a miniature potato ricer. I love it.
I scrape the bottom out with the end of a wooden spoon and put in the top shelf of the dishwasher in the open position, where it cleans up perfectly.
If I'm doing a lot or want bigger bits, I use the mini food processor.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:03 AM   #86
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Lightbulb Garlic Press trouble?

Seeing all the complaints about garlic presses I can't help joining the discussion here: I am just amazed when someone earlier wrote about a wonderful garlic tool The Garlic Twist only to get brushed aside by those who have no knowledge of this novel product. To add insults to injury, someone wrote about having broken "three of them" without clearly stating he was referring to garlic presses, then someone says oh such gadgets are useless anyway. Alas, the only one who has used one and is totally happy with it just gets ignored while everyone continues to lament how terrible the garlic presses are, or otherwise express satisfaction with his/her garlic press without finding out there is such a product that is far superior. As a famous chef wrote in his book: I don't know what comes out at the other end, but it ain't garlic. May be ignorance is a bliss.

Please don't take what I'm about to say for commercial advertisement. We are selling these in such quantities in stores including Williams-Sonoma that whatever additional sales we can gain by posting on this board can only be inconsequential. But the cooking enthusiasts are entitled to learn about a wonderful, all US-made, THE WORLD"S BEST GARLIC TOOL. If imitation is the best compiment, we ar getting too many with copycats aplenty in Europe and Asia where our patents are only pending.

Check it out for yourself at LINK REMOVED
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:09 AM   #87
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bought one many years ago, used it about 3 times, and found it to be too much of a pain-in-the-buttola. a knife is less hassle (especially for large quantities of garlic) and more versatile. you can get large chunks, thin slices, fine mince or even a pulp using one tool that's much easier to clean.
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Old 07-25-2006, 10:55 AM   #88
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Bought one "many years ago"?! I Invented it may be 5 years ago. The first production unit came out only 3 years ago. All our first year sales were in the Sacramento area where people had a chance to watch my demonstration and love it. (As a result now there is one unit being used by a happy home chef in every 100 homes in the Sacramento area.)

Unlike Europe, we have hardly exported any units to Japan so far. You must be a lucky few who received one from a freind in the US, and have received it so "many years ago". May be the guy who made my prototypes gave one to you at that time, I'd never know.

Yes the Garlic Twist does evereything you said which your tedious hand mincing can do (except slicing garlic into thin pieces), but there're 19 "blades" doing the job of your one blade. For you, you have to chase garlic, it sticks on your blade and on your chopping board, and it gets on your hands. Last but not least, your chopped garlic is never as even.

"Much easier to clean"? HEAVENS, NO! It takes the same few seconds to rinse clean the Garlic Twist. Then I'd fold up my arms to watch you clean your chopping board good, and then your hands -- see you later, alligator!

Are you sure you're talking about our Garlic Twist LINK REMOVED, or are you talking about something else? You sure you didn't get one of the many cheap knock-offs?

Or is it a SEVERE case of different strokes for different folks?
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Old 07-25-2006, 11:24 AM   #89
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Hello Gent88. I think you'll find people are complaining about the metal lever presses on the grounds that they break and are fiddly to clean. Or at least, that's what I've understood.
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:07 PM   #90
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Hi, Bang Bang! How're things?

Re: presses, I use the Zyliss Susi and it's really the Cadillac of presses. Works great.
Hi back at ya. Things are not to bad. How are you doin?
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