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Old 02-18-2007, 10:28 AM   #11
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I have one and recommend it.

I use it when I have to peel a lot of garlic. If I have to do only one or two cloves it is not worth it, and frankly it works better when there are 4-5-6 cloves in the roll any way.

For me it leaves the cloves clean and skin free with just a few back and forth rolls. It is a useful addition to my tool kit.

Your actual mileage may vary.

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Old 02-18-2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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Cory, let us know how it works when you get one.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:29 PM   #13
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they work fine , but I'm a knife junkie...so I just slam and peel...
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:47 PM   #14
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I use way too much garlic, but have never needed anything other than a knife and my fingers to peel it, and the steel tap to clear my fingers of the smell...but at the rate we eat garlic I imagine the smell of it on my fingers is the least of my worries :)
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:13 PM   #15
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I'm too cheap to buy them so I went to the mega home center to the plumbing department. I bought an 18-inch length of 1 1/2-inch diameter discharge hose and cut it into 3 equal lengths. For about a dollar I ended up with three peelers. They work just like the other expensive ones.

Before I made my own peelers, I used my flat rubber jar opener. It works well, too.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:59 PM   #16
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I do have one. Where is it? In which drawer? And then the clean-up. No
I do not recommend buying. Other methods posted are fine.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:29 PM   #17
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One was given to me as a present and I have yet to use it.
I hate getting the smell of garlic on my hands (even those steel garlic removers don't work on me) so I use jarred garlic now.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:39 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Andy M.
Cory, let us know how it works when you get one.

I might get one, but as long as I can get garlic cloves already peeled, why bother?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #19
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I've never had one. I have had several garlic presses, but they're all gone with the wind.
I smack the clove hard with the chef's knife, which loosens the peel enough that it's easy to get off with your fingers.
I have also learned that in certain dishes, the garlic doesn't even need to be peeled. You just let it roast along with the meat, etc.
I must admit, though, that a lot of the time, I use the jarred minced garlic. I just have so much trouble keeping the fresh...if I don't use it right away, it spoils on me. So I only buy it when I intend to use it right away.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Corey123
I might get one, but as long as I can get garlic cloves already peeled, why bother?
Corey - do you want me to answer that?


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