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Top 10 Garlic Presses 2017

An awesome garlic crusher will now not only make your cooking prep faster and less complicated, it'll also maintain your hand's cleaner and provide a paste-like consistency on your cloves it is hard to replicate with a knife. Presses may even release more aroma and taste than reducing or mincing.

Rösle Stainless Steel 9-inch Mincing Garlic PressAlpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set. Stainless Steel Mincer and Silicone Tube RollerKebley High-End Garlic Press Stainless steel Professional Heavy Soft-Handled Garlic Press Crush GarlicOXO SteeL Garlic PressZYLISS Susi 3 Garlic Press Joseph Joseph Easy-Press Garlic Press with Integrated Scraping ToolCulina 20118 Potato Ricer and Garlic Press Deluxe SetGarlic Press by Easi-Pro, Durable Italian-Designed Top Garlic Presser/Crusher for Best Home Kitchen Tools-Premium Affordable High Quality Kitchen UtensilsAmco Garlic Press and SlicerKuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press

Why Everyone Needs A Garlic Press

There is, perhaps, no vegetable whose properties have caused such equal portions of pleasure and disappointment as garlic. The flavors that diffuse throughout your sauces and sautés in its presence are unmistakably delightful. By the same token, however, the odors it leaves behind on the breath and–more importantly for our purposes–the fingers of whoever prepares the cloves are unmistakably repugnant.

Take, for one iconic example, the vampire. Vampirism evolved, at least in part, as a cautionary tale about seduction, as a way to warn women in particular not to fall for the guiles of an attractive man. From early folklore straight on through to the most recent film and television examples, there is almost no separation between vampires and sensuality. It makes sense, then, that the food serving as their primary culinary antithesis, as the one thing guaranteed to work against seduction, would be garlic.

What’s more, chopping garlic is a dangerous business. Garlic cloves are usually very small, and most recipes require that you render them into incredibly tiny pieces, as too large a chunk would overpower a bite of food. Additionally, exposing more of the cloves internal area to your recipe will allow more of the flavor compounds to make their way into your dish. That kind of chopping, mincing, and dicing–especially if you don’t have a good chef’s knife–can quickly result in a lost or damaged finger.

What a garlic press does to ensure you won’t romantically repel those in whom you’re avidly interested, is allow you to prepare finely minced garlic cloves without ever touching a knife or putting your digits at risk.

Pressing The Issue


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If you’ve ever filled your hand with something squishy and squeezed, then you know how a garlic press works. Whenever you apply pressure to a substance inside a chamber of porous material that’s stronger than the substance itself, that substance will break down and squeeze out through the chamber's pores. Go ahead and pick up a nice ripe tomato and slowly tighten your fist around it. Maybe wear safety goggles while you’re at it. At a certain point, the tomato will burst, and all of its innards will come oozing out between your fingers.

A garlic press better resembles a nutcracker or a hand juicer than a bare fist, in that it uses a hinge to increase the amount of pressure you can create with your hand. On one arm jutting out from the hinge is a small basket in which you can load one or more cloves of garlic depending on the unit’s design. On the other arm is a complementary press, a pusher with a flat surface that fits snugly into the basket. When you squeeze the handles together, the pressure of the pusher inside the basket eventually crushes the garlic clove and sends its smaller pieces out through holes in the basket.

Some presses have adjustable hole sizes, so you can fine-tune your garlic morsels to meet the needs of a specific recipe. Others have means by which you can change the amount of pressure that the unit applies to your garlic, which can be a big help for customers whose hand strength has faded over the years. It’s also a good idea to look out for units with removable components and included cleaning tools, as these will help you keep the smell off of your hands after you've gone to all the trouble to avoid touching the garlic in its preparation.

The Honorable Fight Against Garlic Breath


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There’s a dangerous family of plants out there, the sole intention of which seems to be the end of human coupling. These plants, members of the allium family, are better known by their street names: onions, shallots, leeks, and garlic, to name a few. When you eat the products of one or more of these plants, they leave behind sulfuric compounds in the mouth that give an individual very bad breath. While this phenomenon can be particularly vexing on the dating scene or in the professional business world, it is relatively easy to remedy. A simple brush, floss, scrape, or mouthwash can usually do the trick.

A second, and significantly more nefarious means by which these plants infect our expiration is by means of absorption into the bloodstream. When you eat garlic, your body breaks it down into its nutritious components, each of which makes its way through your system in the bloodstream. Most of the compounds that enter your blood are simply very good for you, and eating garlic has a slew of health benefits associated with it.

One of these blood-borne compounds is called allyl methyl sulfide, and it’s actually a gas that moves from the blood into your lungs. Once this level of garlic circulation has occurred, the only perfect remedy is time, as the sulfuric aroma will continue to enter your lungs and crawl toxically out of your mouth with each breath until it’s left your system entirely. If you consume enough garlic, this compound will even permeate the skin when you perspire, causing a case of garlic body in addition to garlic breath.

There is one relatively simple way to help reduce the intensity of garlic breath that arises from your bloodstream. It turns out that those sulfuric compounds are highly acidic, so consuming foods with strong alkaline content, or that alkalize effectively in the body is a pretty well-tested way to fight the funk.

Many Italian dishes contain parsley, not just because it’s a delicious and complimentary herb to the flavor of garlic and onion, but also because its alkaline properties help fight bad breath. You can take this idea further by chewing on loads of parsley, drinking milk or tea, or consuming lemon in some form (which, despite its acidic nature, alkalizes in the body) to combat the effects of too much garlic in the blood.


#10.Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press


The ultimate garlic press – as efficient as it is exquisite – right down to its easy-to-clean, pull-out sieve. Ergonomically designed in stainless steel, it gives you better results for less effort. Unlike other presses, our garlic press has beveled holes that finely cut the clove rather than bruising it, bringing out the best flavor. Our ergonomic handle and powerful lever make pressing garlic effortless. Stainless steel sieve swings out for easy cleanup.


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#9.Amco Garlic Press and Slicer


The Rub-a-Way Bar is made from light-weight, stainless steel - the molecules in the steel bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands, thus transferring the molecules, along with the smell, to the metal and off from your hands. The Rub-A-Way Bar can also remove other strong odors, like fish and seafood.


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#8.Garlic Press by Easi-Pro, Durable Italian-Designed Top Garlic Presser/Crusher for Best Home Kitchen Tools-Premium Affordable High Quality Kitchen Utensils


Well constructed. Exceptional performance! Areal surprise. poised . Apparently, they back their product up. Looking forward to years of continued performance


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#7.Culina 20118 Potato Ricer and Garlic Press Deluxe Set


These 2 items are a great size and easy to handle. Easy to clean. Takes some getting used to but a great item to have for the holidays. The garlic press was a great idea, makes for fast work of getting the garlic minced. This is going to save my fingers from the open graters. I am going to try other foods and fruit with these gadgets. Great price for both items. Great design.


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#6.Joseph Joseph Easy-Press Garlic Press with Integrated Scraping Tool, Green


The Joseph Joseph Easy-Press Garlic Press is just that, easy. Easy to use and easy to clean. The unique 2-piece design separates to make clean up a breeze, especially when trying to clean out little bits of crushed garlic while the integrated scraping tool removes crushed garlic and peels. The large stainless steel chamber has cone-shaped holes for extra durability, so feel free to add multiple cloves of unpeeled garlic. Crushing garlic has never been so easy. Dishwasher safe. By Joseph Joseph, masters of form and function.


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#5.ZYLISS Susi 3 Garlic Press "No Need To Peel" - Built in Cleaner - Crusher, Mincer and Peeler, Cast Aluminum


The Susi 3 Garlic Press, by Zyliss, allows you to quickly and easily mince garlic without peeling the clove. It has a generously sized hopper that accommodates larger garlic cloves. The ergonomic handle makes pressing easy and the integrated cleaning tool makes quick work of cleanup. 5-year warranty. The press is dishwasher safe but hand wash is recommended.


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#4.OXO SteeL Garlic Press


The OXO SteeL Garlic Press works swiftly to press the maximum amount of pulp and juice from cloves of garlic. Combining the strength and durability of zinc with large handles and soft, non-slip grips, this large capacity tool easily presses many garlic cloves at once. A built-in cleaner efficiently removes garlic residue, and the Press is dishwasher safe.


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#3.Kebley High-End Garlic Press Stainless steel Professional Heavy Soft-Handled Garlic Press Crush Garlic


After trying this garlic press out, I put it in my kitchen drawers and sent the "good" one out to the motorhome. I like this one much better! It is big enough so that I don't have to chop up garlic cloves to make them fit, and the press pushes the garlic straight through the press - no more poking and scraping to get pieces of garlic out of the holes when I clean it.


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#2.Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set. Stainless Steel Mincer and Silicone Tube Roller


Add delicious, fresh minced or sliced garlic to all your meals in seconds. Once you discover how quickly and easily you can produce your own fresh garlic mince you'll be adding to everything. Homemade garlic bread, rich pasta sauce, mouthwatering hummus, oven roast veggies, mashed potatoes. The options are only limited by your imagination!


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#1.Rösle Stainless Steel 9-inch Mincing Garlic Press


One of Rösle's superb kitchen tools, this 9-inch garlic press minces even unpeeled cloves of garlic with a cunningly engineered lever mechanism that requires minimal pressure. Another nice touch is the mincing head that flicks open for easy rinsing. Pressing the handles afterward locks them together for storage. Like all Rösle tools, utensils, and Open Kitchen storage components, the garlic press is made of 18/10 stainless steel for rustproof beauty and long-lasting durability.


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