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Old 02-18-2007, 08:59 AM   #1
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Who Owns a Garlic Peeler?

Has anyone seen this item?

I think it's either made of rubber or silicone.Oxo has one out.

You put the unpeeled garlic cloves inside the tube, then you roll the thing back and forth with the cloves in it, and the skins are supposed to come off easily.

I didn't buy it, but I WAS looking at it.


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Old 02-18-2007, 09:05 AM   #2
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I used one a few times, it seemed like if the garlic was old it worked ok, but if it was fresh, not so good.

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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I have one and I think it works great but I usually have all the garlic peeled and chopped before I remember that it's in the drawer.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:10 AM   #4
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I can get garlic cloves already peeled. So, I don't think I'd need one.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:14 AM   #5
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I have one, somewhere in the drawer, don't use it, but when I first got it I did and it seemed to me it worked. It's just easier to pound the garlic with my knife and get at it that way.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:18 AM   #6
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I've seen them but they seem like a waste of money and time. Takes about 2 seconds with my knife.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:21 AM   #7
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Knife and thumb nail works fine for me
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:34 AM   #8
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Hello Corey123, my advice would be: save the drawer space for something else!
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:02 AM   #9
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I am a recovering kitchen gizmoholic.

Unfortunately there are no meetings for us where we can admit we have every version of the George Foreman grill or have put at least one of Ron Propeil's children through college.

A key facet of my recovery process was realizing that there are, and have been, many great cooks who never, ever used a Veg-O-Matic.

I know nothing of garlic peelers. They may be very cheap, and be more efficient than a one armed short order cook.

But will I buy one? Heck no. I will use my chef knife and crush the suckers and peel them myself.

Nothing against the items, but by shunning them I have reached the eleventh step of my own, homemade twelve step program for ignoring cooking doodads.

The twelfth step is being able to sit through a whole day of paid progamming kitchen shows and not reaching for the credit card once.

A tough leap I know, but I am close.

Then, once there, I have to start my twelve step program about buying cookbooks.


Enjoy your garlic peeler.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:17 AM   #10
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I've been given two of them. They've never made it out of the box.

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