Garlic is a finicky thing. Some may say that even a little is too much, while others say that there can be no such thing as too much of good thing. Whether you like, love or hate garlic, its pungency isnâ€™t the only aspect that requires a little attention: Where the heck are you supposed to store the stuff?
In the cupboard? In the fridge? On the counter? In a hanging basket with other fruits and vegetables, shedding garlic paper and imparting its essence to everything it touches?
The answer, naturally, is to give it its own environment. These two Garlic Keepers by MSC International (top) and Koopeh (right) could be the answer the rest of your sundries have been hoping for. Both hold several small bulbs of garlic and incorporate holes for air to pass through. The larger one, from Koopeh, is made of ceramic and costs $20, while the MSC International one is an earthenware bargain at only $6.00. (All prices in Canadian dollars.) Link broken; see update below
While youâ€™re at it, might as well pick up this Garlic Chopper by Koopeh also. It features a rising bottom plate that pushes out stubborn garlic piecesâ€”a timesaving highlight, considering how difficult it can be to clean hand-held garlic crushers.
This garlic roundup featuring garlic gadgets is, of course, only the tip of the garlic bulb. One could outfit their whole kitchen with garlic-themed dÃ©corâ€”which just might put to test the theory that their can never be too much of a good thing!
***UPDATE 9/10/2017*** The ceramic keeper is available on Amazon. MSC International Terracotta Garlic Keeper, White