Garlic Press

Garlic is almost always included in the list of ingredients of most dishes…the ones I cook at least.  Thus, a few days after we arrived here in Austin, one of the first things I bought for my kitchen was a mortar and pestle.  I grew up with a grandmother who either used a mortar and pestle or the flat side of a knife to crush garlic.

As you can see, the pestle is missing.  I dropped it and that’s the end of it’s life story. For fear that I might just end up breaking another pestle, I resorted to using a meat tenderizer for crushing garlic.  Hee hee.

That was until an aunt gave me a garlic press last February.  And I have to say, crushing garlic was never the same.  Unfortunately, the darned thing broke several weeks ago and I was back to using the meat tenderizer for my garlic crushing/pressing needs.  When we checked out Ikea during their Labor Day sale, I decided to buy myself a new garlic press.  And I’m glad I got myself a new one!  I simply love it.

My Mom, however, isn’t a believer of garlic presses.  She doesn’t like the effort you need to exert to, well, press.  Hee hee.  She’d much rather use the mortar and pestle, the flat side of a knife or, you guessed it, the meat tenderizer.  Old school, I tell you! :D

But how can I not love this thing?  It’s so easy to use!  All you have to do is put a piece (maybe 2 pieces?) of garlic into that little round compartment which looks like a giant thimble.

Press it and voila!  Crushed garlic!  Ain’t that pretty?

All that’s left inside is the garlic peel/skin.

See?  No tedious peeling necessary!

Simple pleasure from the kitchen.  You have got to get one for yourself, too…if you haven’t got one yet! :D


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9 Responses to “Garlic Press”

  1. Gracie says:

    brilliant talaga! kaya meron din kami sa kitchen nyan :) we love it, too!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Gracie! Di ba, napakadaling magpitpit ng bawang?! Hahaha! Mabuhay ang mga wais na misis! :D

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  2. oist kailangan ko nito ahahaha galing!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Em! Bili na, dalii! Huwag mong bilhin yung Good Grips na brand. Yun yung huli kong garlic press. Naputol! Pramis, hindi mo na kailangang balatan yung garlic after mo i-press. :D

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  3. Meeya says:

    mas old school ako, i just whack the garlic with the flat end of the knife, haha! magandang outlet kapag stressed ka, hehe! mala-“etong sa iyo, kaplak!” :D

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Mee! Naku, mahina kasi ang puwersa ko sa pagpitpit ng ganyang paraan. Saka natatakot ako baka dumulas yung kamay ko at mahiwa pa ako. Hahaha. Mas ok na sa akin ang flat side ng meat tenderizer kung walang garlic press. Isang bagsak lang, pisa agad ang bawang! :D

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  4. Meeya says:

    flat side pala hindi flat end, hello! :P

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  5. Cool… I should get Pinky one. She still uses the mortar and pestle which she bought in Manila (i.e. made out of rock) last year.

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