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Old 05-30-2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Do any of you own a garlic press?

How many of you own a garlic press? I found it to be one of those must-have kitchen gadgets.

I just bought one over the weekend. It's made by Farberware and it's made from a heavy chrome-plated cast metal. It really works great.

I bought a cheap & flimsy lightweight one some time ago, but THIS particular one didn't work so well like the one I got now.


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Old 05-30-2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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I don't own one. I used to have one but got tired of cleaning it and reverted to the chefs knife.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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This one comes with plastic a cleaner that pokes into the holes which aids in easier cleaning.


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Old 05-30-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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Mine looks just like this, after breaking two of them in succession (just snapped and I wasn't even pressing so excessively hard!), we made sure the 3rd one was made of stainless steel. the inside comes apart separately, so it is also easy to clean. Paid more than double than the other ones (11), but it was well worth the price. I would like to master one day the art of smashing the clove with the side of a knife blade, though...
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
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This one comes with plastic a cleaner that pokes into the holes which aids in easier cleaning.


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Mine did too. The plastic cleaner was attached to the back side of the other handle and you swung the handle all the way around so the cleaner pushed into the press holes from the outside.

Licia reminds me that I broke a few also.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:42 AM   #6
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I've had two 'Pampered Chef' garlic presses. Killed the first on a piece of ginger. They're supposed handle ginger but don't. Anyone else have a press that does ginger too?
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:51 AM   #7
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No, I no longer own a garlic press, was not worth the mess, I use a lot of garlic, I raise about 500 bulbs a season. And I have re-thought the concept of mincing, life is too short to mince, I now chunk.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:54 AM   #8
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I have one but haven't used it for years.

I find it easier to use my knife to mince or make a paste.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:55 AM   #9
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A mortor and pestel also works, I was told.


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Old 05-30-2006, 12:05 PM   #10
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I have one... but I don't use it. It's so much easier just to chop it up.
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