Broken Garlic Squisher, what ever will I do?

Oh yeah, use a knife.
Garlic presses are only a convenience.
xo, Biggles

9 thoughts on “Broken Garlic Squisher, what ever will I do?

  1. When you buy your new garlic press, look for one that reverses to little pins that clean the garlic out of the holes. Very nice.

  2. Sirs,
    The debate over properly smushed (technicaly ‘Extruded’) Garlic versus just ‘whacked and chopped’ rages on world wide. You find yoursef in the crux of it now.
    IMHO you will miss the smusher, firmly in the extruded camp myself.
    Zoomie is on it about the self cleaner thingy……

  3. Hay,
    That broken press had the reverse swing cleaner poker thingy, odd how it snapped. PING.
    Yeah, I dunno. Been doing it both ways for years, use the smoosher when I’m lazy or had a few cool refreshing beverages and don’t want to royally injure myself.
    We’ll see how it goes, maybe I’ll get another one if I find a cool older one at a yard sale!

  4. Metal fatigue – even I have broken one or two in my life – and I’m not a strapping big boy like you. It looks like it gave you good service, however.

  5. You had me going there for a minute, Biggles. Before I scrolled down I was thinking, “Learn to use a freaking knife!” But then I see that you already did. My faith is restored.

  6. Hey all,
    Zoomie, the crusher didn’t last long, my father’s lasted and is still going after 40+ years. I bought the same and it busted at maybe 14. OH, well.
    Brush Valley, yes and thank you! Honestly, I can’t see going out to buy another, my knife actually does a nicer job.
    xo, Biggles

  7. I learned to make do when the garlic press ended up in the garage during a kitchen remodel but the microplane (i.e. wood rasp that I bought at a garage sale for $1) somehow stayed in the kitchen. Now I use the microplane for everything, and phooey on the garlic press. I like my garlic in smaller pieces or I’d totally do what you’re doing 🙂

  8. I had the same garlic press and it came to the exact same demise. Do not, I repeat do not go into Williams Sonoma and tell them you broke a garlic press. It is humiliating to have the 16 year old knucklehead sales weenie laugh at you. :0)

  9. Hey Mimi,
    Totally get that. Dang, I don’t think I’ve been to a William Sonoma in over 10 years, eeek. You made me say, eeek.