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Old 01-29-2011, 10:38 AM   #21
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Boy, this forum is making my wish list for kitchen gadgets unreal lol. Too bad I don't have the money to blow right now :/
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:50 AM   #22
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I feel the same way about garlic presses as many mentioned above! It is more work to clean and use than it would be to just mince the garlic by hand. I also feel that it loses some of its flavor by contact with the press! Not a tool I'd use in my kitchen lol.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:06 PM   #23
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I bought a garlic press when I first started cooking with fresh garlic and used it maybe twice. After that I decided it was easier to just mince it myself. I have no use for it. I did however discover by chance a marvelous mincing and peeling tool, snatched it up and loving it. I use this little baby almost every day. I posted about it on another thread yesterday:
One review of what looks exactly like this gadget (without the peeler) on Amazon said that she wished she had known that you have to use at least 5 or 6 cloves before purchasing it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #24
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I chop by rocking my blade, if I want it finer I grate on my microplane (I have 1 large I mostly use for fresh grating romano & parmesan cheese, 1 fine for zesting, 1 medium for garlic and ginger and 1 tiny one for nutmeg), if I want a paste I mince than mash with the side of my knife and salt.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:50 PM   #25
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I got rid of mine... a long, long, long time ago..... I gave it to an enemy
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I think the only reason I haven't given away mine... to an enemy... is because my mother gave it to me. It's old and used to be hers.
Heeey... wait a minute....
Thanks for the laughs!

I still have my garlic press, usedit once, never found anyone I disliked enough to give it to.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:29 PM   #26
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I bought one of these:

Amazon.com: Garlic Grater Set (garlic grater, silicone peeler, brush) - Ceramic, Green: Kitchen & Dining

...at the home and garden show last weekend. Haven't used it yet but am anxious to do so. The demonstrator sure made it look great! It came with the brush and the silicone sleeve to peel it with.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:55 PM   #27
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I like mine.

I am with you all on the fact that mine sat in the drawer for years.
I started using it and really do like it.I don't like how it mushes up the garlic, but I hate cutting garlic for some reason so it works fine for me.If you rinse it out rite after you use it and throw it in the dish washer, there is no problem.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #28
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We had one, but it broke the first time it was used. Now devices that are based on the same principle, i.e. potato ricer and citrus juicer, we use on a regular basis. The micro plane has replaced the press.

On another note, if you make dim sum dough, my wife came up with the great idea of using a tortilla press to flatten the dough instead of rolling it out. You have to use a top and bottom layer of wax or parchment paper so the dough doesn't stick to the press, but it works great.

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:15 PM   #29
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One review of what looks exactly like this gadget (without the peeler) on Amazon said that she wished she had known that you have to use at least 5 or 6 cloves before purchasing it.
Well I wouldn't have that complaint because I'm always using at least 5-6 cloves.

If I only had to chop up 1 or 2 it would honestly be easier to use a knife than to get this gadget out. But for the amount of garlic we use it's a real timesaver.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:09 AM   #30
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I have the original zyliss garlic press. It works perfectly and is pretty easy to clean. I use it all of the time. I never need to peel the cloves of garlic. Just pop them in the press.

They have improved on the original.

Amazon.com: Zyliss 12040 Jumbo Garlic Press with Cleaner: Kitchen & Dining
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