“Great Garlic Press” – by Benjamin Davis


 

This review is from: Propresser Garlic Press Stainless Steel – Mince Garlic with the Best Garlic Press – Go Without Garlic Peeler or Garlic Chopper – Premium Quality Garlic Crusher – Garlic Mincer and Ginger Press

“This is a great kitchen tool. I used to chop garlic by hand, but found it time consuming and ended up with uneven sizes, that cooked unevenly. I have tried smashing the garlic, but that’s even more uneven. I had a prior garlic press, which did a great job of quickly and easily producing a nice uniform output. However, after a couple of weeks of use, I noticed that the aluminum-like finish was peeling off, revealing a black body construction. Since whatever mystery metal ( some bottom of the line pot metal) this was made of was leeching into my food, I looked for a stainless steel replacement. As I had some time on my hands, I read a lot of reviews here, on CR, as well as Cooks Illustrated reviews. What I found was that many of the highly rated presses are new generation versions of old favorites. Many individual reviewers complained that the new version of what they had previously used and loved were cheaply built, and most suffered from the problem I described above – a rapidly lost veneer over a mystery metal construction. As this was precisely what I was trying to get away from, I avoided the highly rated big brand names, and looked more closely at customer reviews, focussing on stainless steel models only.

I settled on this one for its clean lines, solid SS construction, simple design, and high ratings. And I am very pleased with the result – it works great, does not pinch the hand, is reasonably easy to clean, and feels good in the hand. For those who complain of wasted garlic, let’s be reasonable – you lose maybe 5% of a clove by using a press – any press. That’s insignificant, and is the price of the convenience. The only improvement I could suggest would be to incorporate a swing around plastic piece to mate with the press holes and press the skin and debris back out. Otherwise, this is as good as it gets.”

By Benjamin Davis – on Amazon