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Old 05-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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Garlic twist crusher, mincer, peeler tool

Here is my favorite GARLIC TWIST CRUSHER, MINCER, PEELER TOOL

Since I bought this I never use any other garlic press.

http://nextrendproducts.com/wp-conte...0kc2mall3e.png

The only 'down side' is you may have to use a fork/knife to scrape out the garlic. You can mince garlic, smoosh it into a paste or just leave big chunks.

Amazon carries what some reviewers say is a cheap knock-off. So beware if that's true. I bought mine at a up-scale kitchen supply store.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:49 PM   #2
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Now that's just lazy. Not the cook, the Chinese who did the knock-off. Clearly, from the Amazon reviews by people who eventually realized they had bought the fake and weren't mistakenly reviewing the wrong item, they just saw one and thought anything with teeth would work. But clearly, there's a difference. And I don't begrudge someone who obviously did a lot of development work a somewhat high price for two pieces of plastic.

Question: It says it peels. How has than worked out?
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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Question: It says it peels. How has than worked out?
I haven't tried peeling the cloves because I buy already peeled cloves in a tub at the Asian Market.

I'll give it a try sometime when I have bought a head of garlic.

But I remember a soft, flexible tube that I loved (back when) and was meant for peeling. It worked great!
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It's called a garlic skinner. Amazon has some for sale, but $6 is ridiculous for a little tube of rubber.

I'm out of garlic now, but I'm going to try rolling my "round tuit" (cost $1 for 2) that I usually use to open jars. It's about the right size, and I'll bet I can roll it into a tube that would work just fine.

I'll let you know if it works.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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Here is my favorite GARLIC TWIST CRUSHER, MINCER, PEELER TOOL

Since I bought this I never use any other garlic press.

http://nextrendproducts.com/wp-conte...0kc2mall3e.png

The only 'down side' is you may have to use a fork/knife to scrape out the garlic. You can mince garlic, smoosh it into a paste or just leave big chunks.

Amazon carries what some reviewers say is a cheap knock-off. So beware if that's true. I bought mine at a up-scale kitchen supply store.
I received the Zylis/Jamie Oliver crusher slicer. I used it twice then consigned it to the back of the cutlery drawer. It's very efficient at what it did but it's an absolute pig to clean out. Back with relief to the flat of a knife thumped on the unpeeled clove!
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:14 PM   #6
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It's called a garlic skinner. Amazon has some for sale, but $6 is ridiculous for a little tube of rubber.

I'm out of garlic now, but I'm going to try rolling my "round tuit" (cost $1 for 2) that I usually use to open jars. It's about the right size, and I'll bet I can roll it into a tube that would work just fine.

I'll let you know if it works.

I have the rubber tube, it was pretty cheap back when I bought it.

I've also heard of using the jar opener to skin garlic.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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Like Mad Cook, I just give the cloves a good whack with my knife and the peel comes right off. And they're smashed well enough that a quick run-through with the knife minces them beautifully.

Also, I haven't bought garlic in quite a while. Whenever a clove from a whole head starts to grow, I stick it in the ground outside. Six months later, voilà! A new head of garlic. I have a couple dozen out there right now.
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I received the Zylis/Jamie Oliver crusher slicer. I used it twice then consigned it to the back of the cutlery drawer. It's very efficient at what it did but it's an absolute pig to clean out. Back with relief to the flat of a knife thumped on the unpeeled clove!
I use my round plastic garlic press/mincer etc all the time. I even used on some chopped fresh ginger when the fine ginger grater that I bought expressly for ginger just 'swallowed up' all the grated material and I couldn't get them out.

This is my go-tool for a lot of things, not just garlic.
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I use my round plastic garlic press/mincer etc all the time. I even used on some chopped fresh ginger when the fine ginger grater that I bought expressly for ginger just 'swallowed up' all the grated material and I couldn't get them out.

This is my go-tool for a lot of things, not just garlic.
Do you have a link to the product?

How else do you use it?
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Do you have a link to the product?

How else do you use it?
I don't know what stores might sell this in your area but here is the manufacturers web site. It lists other uses, but I haven't tried them all.

Garlic Twist 3G
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