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Old 01-28-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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What is the point of a garlic press?

Is the garlic supposed to come out the little holes, or am I supposed to just end up with a crushed mess that I have to mince anyway?? Or am I supposed to cut it up small before I throw it in there? Or is my garlic press just crappy? The garlic ends up coming up through the sides, and just gets mushed up a little. :/

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Old 01-28-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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Mine holds about one clove and the garlic comes out the little holes... like a playdough fun factory
No garlic up the sides and a pain in the butt to scrape out and clean. You'd think I had left the paper on.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:29 PM   #3
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Since the advent of the Miroplane grater I never use my garlic press anymore. The Microplane does a more efficient job, and it's easier to clean.

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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I have one, it currently resides in my "things I have used once" drawer.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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I never had experience with fresh garlic. My mom only used garlic powder and salt when she wanted garlic. Occasionally she'd get the dehydrated minced garlic. I tend to use the minced in the jars that you see in the produce section just because I don't use it that much. I've often wondered about those things and figured if they work anything like a potato ricer (which didn't work all that well for me) I'd just stick with what I'm used to.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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Since the advent of the Miroplane grater I never use my garlic press anymore. The Microplane does a more efficient job, and it's easier to clean.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/produ...key=cctlslcgrt
I always nick my nails on graters :/ and if the garlic press actually worked it would be pretty cool that after the garlic was peeled it would take like a split second to send it through those little holes lol
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:33 PM   #8
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Since the advent of the Miroplane grater I never use my garlic press anymore. The Microplane does a more efficient job, and it's easier to clean.

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same here. I've used a garlic press once and was like "gaw no..this is just terrible and doesn't feel right"

now a microplane grater...that gets the job done, can be used a million places in the kitchen and does a great job everytime.
i'll admit that I usually stick to a thin blade due to most recipes I work with only needing sliced, crushed, and decently minced.
I only use microplane for things like Soups and sauces
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #9
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The Microplane does a more efficient job, and it's easier to clean.
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Oh goody! Now I have an excuse to sit on Santa's lap come December! . But what about what Skittle said about always nicking her nails on the grater? Garlic cloves really are rather tiny.

And, yes, I tossed my garlic press after one use.

Meanwhile, I'm loving the frozen crushed garlic in individual cubes (1clove=1cube) that I picked up at Trader Joe's as per a tip left by someone here in the DC forum...who was that? show yourself...i love you
As soon as you thaw the cube it's just like fresh crushed. You get 20 frozen crushed garlic cubes by Dorot.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #10
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I got rid of mine... a long, long, long time ago..... I gave it to an enemy
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....


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