Garlic lovers around the world are always looking for great accessories to use in the kitchen
If you are a garlic lover, you probably already have acquired several neat little accessories for preparing and cooking garlic.
However, some of you may have limited your accessories to a garlic keeper. One of those small clay pots with holes in the side and a lid. If you haven't looked around for garlic products, here's a short list. Remember that a combination of these would make great gifts for all the garlic lovers in your life.
Ceramic keepers are attractive and many are colorfully painted. The pricier versions are hand-painted and imported.
A second flexible peeler is actually garlic-shaped and made of silicone. Will hold about 3 cloves. Press down and roll it around. It can be turned inside out for cleaning and is also dishwasher safe. About $6 each.
Levered presses remain popular and are available in several price ranges. Just put in a clove and squeeze; doesn't take much muscle. Presses can be used with peeled or unpeeled cloves. Easy to clean with a non-stick surface. Many models are dishwasher safe.
The electric model sits easily on your countertop and is a great energy saver. It roasts garlic in much less time than in a convention oven and boasts a timer button. The manufacturer also states that here is no burning on the nonstick heating element. Hand washable, too. The price is about $30.
Other odor removers are just as attractive and will look nice sitting near the kitchen sink. A similar version looks like a bar of soap and is about $8.
Garlic mandolin. This is a safer version than those guillotines from the olden days. No sliced knuckles. Place a garlic clove in the well and rub against the blades.
Garlic cutter. Boasts a revolutionary design. Vertical size. Just put a peeled clove in the bottom, replace the top and twist for nicely minced garlic. About $10.
Twist & chop cutter. Use the base to crush garlic, then peel. Place inside the round container and twist until you get chopped or minced garlic. Available in blue or clear. About $15.
Garlic lovers will find all of the accessories useful in their pursuit of the perfect meal. When you purchase one as a gift, be sure to select a second one for yourself. After all, who doesn't love garlic?
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