Yep - America's Test Kitchen did a test of garlic presses and said the only one that really worked was a Zyliss
- and that is what they use. If I remember right, "The Frug" not only gave the okey-dokey to the Zyliss on TV - I "think" it is also listed in the recommendations for cookware, tools and gadgets at the front of most (9 of 11?) of his cookbooks ... sorry, I still have not found the boxes with my cookbooks since the move.
A "Microplane" is a very fine grater - originally a woodworking tool that some cleaver chef realized was a great tool for zesting (it didn't clog like the zester side of a boix grater) and it became an instant hit! Of course, you can now find it in cookery stores for much more than it originally cost when purchased from a hardware store.
The difference between a garlic press and a microplane is that one "presses" and the other "grates".