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If you cook with garlic, and if you don’t why not? It’s incredibly healthful! I’ve bought and experimented with so many garlic presses and tools over decades I could start a museum. Most garlic tools don’t work very well and many are totally useless, messy and a waste of money, time and garlic.
Well, you’ll be happy to know I finally found the ultimate garlic peeler and grater (although they call it a cutter – I don’t know why.) It easily purées without having to peel the bulb first, keeps your fingers clean and completely disassembles for easy cleaning.
I’m so impressed I’m buying another as back-up. I learned long ago when I find a good product, buy several because they either wear out, stop making them, make them cheaper or the price goes up a lot.
It’s called the Garlic Genius and is made by Starfrit. It looks similar to this. I paid $10 which is cheap for something that works this well and wastes little.
Below is how it operates.
I did a bunch of bulbs before extracting the purée however I had to remove the peels after 2 or 3 bulbs to expose the serrations.
As with any cutting tool: be careful of the serrated edges. And, as with any new plastic product, immerse it in cold water a few minutes to “set” the plastic compounds and then wash it before using.
February 18, 2012
Update Oct. 4, 2013 – the link below might be an interesting way to peel garlic. I have not tried it yet but if you can’t believe Martha Stewart …
Disclaimer: I have NO financial interest in this company or its products. I’m simply sharing good news about a good product.
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