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Old 01-10-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Garlic Press - What's Good?

Does anyone know the brand mane of a good garlic press? I'm so tired of the ones that seem to be made of alum foil.

Years ago I bought one recommended by the Frugal Gourmet on TV. It was made in Italy I think. It was heavy duty and solid...and worked great.
I bought it at a kitchen supply specialty store (no longer live in that town) but I don't know the brand name of it. Any suggestions? Or just where to buy a good garlic press?

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Old 01-10-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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I have a garlic press but never use it any more since I got a micro plane.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
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Ditto here, too, sage. I have a garlic press but I don't even know where I've put it since I've been using my microplane. Awesome tool.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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America's Test Kitchen recommends the Zyliss
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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I'm sorry my ignorance (or old age) is showing...but what's a micro plane?

(Thanks Andy M. for the Zyliss recommendation. I'll check it out)
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:49 PM   #6
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Microplane assortment - Microplane Grater/Zester with Handle
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:19 PM   #7
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You can get them at Bed Bath & Beyond and other places like that...probably in discount stores now.
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:36 PM   #8
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I use my chef's knife - cut the stem end, smash, peel, a few chops, and I'm done. I hated cleaning the garlic press when I had one.
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Old 01-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #9
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I use the Zyliss. I love it except for one thing. I think that the part where you load the garlic is too small. I have a micro-plane too. I just got the little grater attatchment. I will have to try it with garlic. I have used a garlic press for so long that I forgot about the micro-plane.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:34 PM   #10
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We've had a Zyliss for over 20 years (on the Frug's advice)
Just learned you don't have to peel the cloves. When you open it up after pressing, it comes out in one piece and leaves the press pretty clean!
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