Updated: June 8, 2015
Garlic Press Reviews:If you like to cook, then putting garlic into your dishes is commonplace. Garlic is the type of ingredient that home chefs use all the time to make their meals taste better. A garlic press is an essential tool to have in the kitchen as it can save you time when cooking up dinner. They are a cheap kitchen gadget that I had never seen until I met my wife a few years back. My mom didn't use garlic when she cooked so I was not familiar with the stainless steel garlic presses that are available in stores like Sur La Table, Target, and Amazon.com. They range in price from about $12 to $35. Top brand names include Oxo, Kuhn Rikon, Trudeau, Zyliss, MIU, Rosle, WMF, and Pampered Chef.
Some are ok with the skin on the garlic as it separates the pressed garlic clove from the skin when you press. Others need to have the skin off to work effectively. The video shows the Zyliss Susi which is the press we have. Almost all the garlic presses we found are made with stainless steel and clean up really easily. The Oxo brand is the "good grips" which are designed to give you solid grip while pressing garlic cloves. The irony is that every garlic press we researched online got excellent reviews except the Oxo Good Grips garlic press which was rated horribly on Amazon.com from owners. They said the press broke not long after buying it. You can read garlic press reviews here and get feedback and comments on nearly every major brand name. Epinions, Chow.com and Cooking.com have more independent reviews to look at. The Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press and the Zyliss Jumbo Garlic Press with Cleaner are 2 models that receive positive feedback. You can browse the best selling garlic presses here.