Gift Ideas, How To, Kitchen Neccessities — July 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

What Every Kitchen Needs: Garlic Press

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In this column, we will highlight items that every kitchen needs in order to function. These items will make your kitchen function to its true potential, save time, and also intrigue guests. In addition, these items would make wonderful gifts for that person in your life who loves to cook and/or entertain. Enjoy!


An essential ingredient in Italian cooking is fresh garlic.  Many home cooks get intimidated by using fresh garlic.  Let’s face it chopping it is very difficult.  It is so much easier to sprinkle some garlic salt, powder, or some jarred minced garlic.  The only problem, to quote Mick Dundee is, “You can live on it, but it tastes like shit.”

So now your problem has been solved, get a Garlic Press .  These things are absolutely fantastic.  All you have to do is put the entire clove of garlic in the press (skin and all), squeeze, and minced garlic comes out the other side.  To clean, just reverse and remove the skin.  Unreal!!!  There is no excuse to not use fresh garlic ever again.  You can now use fresh garlic for everything:  sauces, salsa, garlic bread, etc, etc, etc.  It’s little things like this that give your recipes a little extra wow factor.  I challenge you to never use granulated garlic powder or salt ever again.  Throw them right in that garbage can.  Head to the grocery store or better yet, the local farmers market; and buy some FRESH bulbs of garlic.   Then, start enjoying the robust flavor of freshly pressed garlic.  You won’t be disappointed.  I promise!!!

For more information on the Stainless Steel Garlic Press click here.