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Where can I buy a garlic presser that is not super pricey?

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Penalty Box
Mar 8, 2016
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Where can I buy a garlic presser that is not super pricey?

I dont understand why a garlic presser is $15-$30 in every store i go to, all it is, is some cheap metal that presses something together. how come can openers can be bought for like $2-$6 and they are basically the exact same thing.

can someone tell me a place to buy one that is fair priced?
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Aug 22, 2006
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It's completely contradictory to what you want, but this is literally the best garlic press I've ever used:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0000CD0HX/

I'm sure someone like the dollar store has some, but most of the garlic presses I've used are terrible.
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Nov 4, 2006
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Check out either Honest Ed's or Tap Phong.
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Dec 3, 2009
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I usually see them where grocery store utensils are for a price you're looking for....Loblaws, metro, etc.

If I still had one I'd probably give it to you, I got sick of cleaning it every time. When I'm chopping vegetables I find I easier to mince the garlic with everything else instead of pulling another utensil out.
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Is there a difference between a garlic press and chopped garlic? I've always just finely chopped mine with a sharp knife which takes half a minute or so per clove. Never tried a press before.
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DiceMan wrote: Is there a difference between a garlic press and chopped garlic? I've always just finely chopped mine with a sharp knife which takes half a minute or so per clove. Never tried a press before.
A press will produce minced garlic which has a stronger flavor.
Microplaning it will produce an even stronger flavor.
Chopping has a milder flavor.
Slicing has an even more milder flavor.

For me, I hate chopping garlic, especially in small quantities so I throw it in a mini food processor.
Toss in a little salt for preservative properties and some oil as a carrier.
It's even easier if you buy those meat trays of peeled garlic for a buck or two.
Fresh(ish) chopped garlic for little to no work.
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HomeSense. They have a few brands, most $7.99 or so. I'm pretty happy with my Zyliss garlic press, had it for over ten years. Easy to clean with other dishes, no special treatment. Durable and does the trick,
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I bought a Betty crocker slap chop at dollar Rama. It'd not all uniformed but I put OT in a Mason jar with some olive oil. So easy.
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For $30 you can yell "GeT ThE HeLL OuT Of My KiTCHEN!!!" and throw the Garlic press across the room and have it slam against a wall, fall to the floor, then pick it up and carry on like nothing ever happened.
Try that with a $3 garlic press from Dollarama! lol

Yes, I know, the example is bit silly, but it makes a point that the $30 design is built to last no matter what you do to it. Most likely 100% metal too.
The cheaper ones are mostly plastic and do not last all that long.

I recommend Kitchen stuff plus, sticking with the $7.99 ones. They meet half way. Not all plastic, but not all metal. Still designed to last a while...maybe not forever, but indeed longer than the Dollarama ones.
(@ Taste of the Danforth they were handing out coupons for 20% almost everything in the store...they might have a few still laying around if you ask.)

***Whoops! looks like the $7.99 item is no longer available. $11.99 is now the starting price (sale, was $15) http://www.kitchenstuffplus.com/catalog ... ?q=garlic+
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Fully agree. Buy once, buy well and use for ever.
death_hawk wrote: It's completely contradictory to what you want, but this is literally the best garlic press I've ever used:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0000CD0HX/

I'm sure someone like the dollar store has some, but most of the garlic presses I've used are terrible.
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Mar 11, 2004
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Fully agree. Buy once, buy well and use for ever.
death_hawk wrote: It's completely contradictory to what you want, but this is literally the best garlic press I've ever used:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0000CD0HX/

I'm sure someone like the dollar store has some, but most of the garlic presses I've used are terrible.
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Also, What I do is buy trays of peeled garlic, into food processor, into ice cube trays and freeze. Pop them out into a zip lock and use cubes as needed. Ditto for ginger.
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Try a thrift store. It is amazing what you can find for very inexpensive.
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Mine is a Zyliss, but I bought it over 25 years ago...it's used almost every single day. I don't think the newer ones are made the same (saw the same style at Winners a while back).

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