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Zyliss Garlic Slicer

Zyliss Garlic Slicer

Oh, garlic how good you can be. Added to anything and your distinctive aroma entices. You can be smashed, chopped, baked or broiled. And let’s not forget sliced. ‘But sliced garlic can be difficult to handle,’ some might say. True, slickery little cloves try to run away. But not when enshrined in the Zyliss Garlic Slicer.

The garlic gadget consists of a food holder designed to contain any wayward cloves. Just peel a clove off the bulb, pop it in the contraption and slice away. Then fry, bake and sauté for all to delight. And no worries, the base stores any excess. Better yet, the device is less than ten bucks. Sliced garlic, you belong in everything.

May 29, 2013   No Comments

Now Designs Takenoko Garlic Keeper

Now Designs Takenoko Garlic Keeper

Garlic is one of those tricky kitchen essentials. Where do you keep it? What does it go with? How long does it last in the refrigerator? The answers of course vary. Garlic works best at room temperature (fridge storage is not recommended), and what it goes with depends on where you are going! As in, better check with your date first.

As for storing the stinky rose, there are better options than leaving it out on the countertop or tucking it away in the cupboard. The Now Designs Takenoko Garlic Keeper is a classy mailbox for garlic that can be kept on the counter or mounted to the wall. Large enough to hold several bulbs, the garlic storage solution is an ideal addition to any house. Certainly better than an old shoe box — that wonderful garlic smell doesn’t need the competition.

February 5, 2013   No Comments

Casabella Garlic Prep’n Store

Casabella Garlic Prep'n Store

Fresh garlic is the best. Prepping fresh garlic, however, is not the best. Lucky then, there are ways to prep a bulb and have fresh garlic always at the ready. The Casabella Garlic Prep’n Store not only offers an easy way to peel garlic, but the gadget can also slice or dice cloves thanks to its interchangeable blades. And just to make sure that garlic breath is in no danger of ever going away, the device can store peeled cloves, so fresh garlic is never more than a step away.

June 26, 2012   No Comments

Carry Only The Garlic Card

Product Description: The garlic card quickly and easily shreds garlic or ginger. You can't cut yourself on the nubs like most graters. It's small, inexpensive and very easy to clean. Much easier than a garlic press.

For such a small food item, garlic gets a lot of gadget attention. Kitchen tools exist that will smash, grate, pulverize, press, chop, slice and dice the fragrant little clove. And now, the Garlic Card looks to add to the fray. Consisting of no more than a piece of pockmarked plastic with a series of rasps, the no-nonsense tool minces garlic easily. Perhaps best of all, the easy-to-use prep tool cleans easily under soap and water or in the dishwasher. It won’t give the same enjoyment that comes from say, whacking a clove with the broad side of a chef’s knife, but at least it doesn’t involve picking wasted garlic bits out of of one of those horrible garlic presses.

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June 18, 2011   No Comments

Twist To Chop Garlic

Rosle Garlic Cutter

Garlic, being the all-powerful little clove that it is, can be used in so many ways. But after all the roasting, frying, slicing and grating, there is always good ol’ chopped garlic to come back to; it goes with everything. Far from being the new black, chopped garlic is an old standby, always in style. It’s just how you chop it that changes.

The Rosle Garlic Cutter offers an easy way to chop garlic. Simply fill with peeled garlic cloves and grab it when ready. With a twisting motion much like a pepper mill, the garlic mill delivers freshly minced garlic with a minimum of effort. Perfect for garlic lovers who consider garlic a spice on par with salt and pepper.

July 6, 2010   No Comments

Crushed Garlic, Sliced Garlic, One Tool

Garlic Press & Slicer

I like crushed garlic; I also like crushing garlic. Take a big ol’ knife, place its broadside over a clove of garlic, and whack! There is no easier way to separate garlic from garlic paper. Certainly no way is more fun. Alas, not all garlic applications call for crushed garlic; sometimes sliced garlic is what you need. And slicing garlic is no fun.

The Garlic Press & Slicer solves all that. Combining a garlic crusher with a garlic slicer, the simple-to-use handheld kitchen gadget makes garlic-slicing a breeze. (Or garlic-crushing, I suppose, if the garlic-whacking knife is dirty.) Creating eight 1/16-inch slices of garlic at a time, the press also comes with a cleaning attachment and dishwasher safe construction—which may be the most fun of all.

May 4, 2010   No Comments