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Old 05-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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Looking for a good garlic press

Ok, I think this is the right spot for this post. I did try a short search on "garlic press", which is what I am after. I didn't find anything relevant (although I did learn some stuff about garlic I didn't know +1 for learning something new). I am looking for a good garlic press, all the ones I see and used have garlic eventually spewing out the sides and i have to put it back into the little cubby and press again. I know, its a minor thing, but is there a better one out there is more efficient at pressing garlic. Wife and I use garlic a lot..especially the wife so it would be nice to get her something much better if available.

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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I am satisfied with my Pampered Chef press, but I must admit, I'm not enamoured with it. Nor have I been enamoured with any other press I've purchased, so I say with that caveat that the Pampered Chef press is the best one I've had. I do like the little contraption it comes with to clean out the holes, though. I much prefer pressed over minced garlic, so I hope someone comes through with the miracle garlic press suggestion here.

Instead of a press, you could try the "make a paste with the side of a knife and some salt" trick, but it never works for me. Any tips appreciated while we're on the garlic-pulverizing subject.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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I have the Pampered Chef one as well. It does the job nicely and I like the cleaning attachment. The attachment doesn't stay on it very well though so you have to keep track of it and it's kind of a pain. DH used to have a Good Grips one that you just had to turn backwards to clean it out and he really liked that. I just bought that kind for my mom at Bed Bath and Beyond.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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If I don't use my knife I also use a Pampered Chef one. It's the best I've found so far.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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Instead of a press, you could try the "make a paste with the side of a knife and some salt" trick, but it never works for me. Any tips appreciated while we're on the garlic-pulverizing subject.
Roughly chopped garlic, bit of coarse salt, mortar & pestel. Makes a wonderful paste.

As for the garlic press, I found them useless and I really don't need one. Strike of the palm on a knife or saucer does the trick.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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oxo makes a decent one, but I rarely use it, preferring my knife
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #7
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I used to use one but got a little tired of cleaning it and ended up finding it easier just to chop up with a knife.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:51 PM   #8
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i don't know why, but the title of this thread made me think of this: Garlic News - Topix

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #9
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I used to use one but got a little tired of cleaning it and ended up finding it easier just to chop up with a knife.
I just run mine through the dishwasher every night. It seems to handle the wear and tear fairly well.

I can't do the knife thing very well. I'm always nicking myself (and getting my fingernails with the cheese grater) so the garlic press was a live saver for me.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:00 PM   #10
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I have the Zyliss susi 2 garlic press and like it a lot. You don't even have to peel the garlic first.
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