The humble garlic press has one thing in life to do and that’s to crush garlic but there is a divide on whether to use one or not.
There are some cooks that argue the press produces garlic extract with a a huge difference in flavour, while others view the press as suspect and completely avoid it.
In its favour the garlic press is a very handy device that gives you a uniformed minced garlic that’s much smaller than we could achieve by hand.
Below is a selection of the best garlic presses.
Heavy Duty Deluxe Stainless Steel Garlic Press
This is a best selling well engineered, heavy duty garlic press that does what it says on the tin.
Being stainless steel means it doesn’t rust or rot.
The removable grille makes it easy to clean and there’s not a lot of left over garlic left inside after use.
Joseph Joseph Easy Press Garlic Crusher – Green
This 2 piece easy press garlic crusher from Joseph Joseph crushes multiple, unpeeled garlic cloves easily with less mess.
For easy cleaning the 2 piece design separates and can be washed under running water as well as being dishwasher safe.
Also available in Black, Blue, Grey or Red.
Jamie Oliver Garlic Slice n’ Press
This garlic slice n’ press is from the Jamie Oliver range of tools and is a dual purpose garlic tool that will slice and press.
It has an integrated slicer for perfect garlic slices and a unique press that easily removes the garlic skin.
It is very robust being made from tough cast zinc and is dishwasher safe foe easy cleaning.
Colourworks Blue Garlic Press with Soft Touch Handle
This garlic press with an ergonomically designed soft touch handle from Colourworks makes crushing garlic quick and easy.
It’s self cleaning and has a durable stainless steel grid.
This one comes in bright blue but other colours are available to match the colourworks range.
Hand wash only.
WMF Profi Plus Garlic Press
This garlic press from WMF Profi plus is made form high quality Cromargan, 18/10 stainless steel which is highly polished making it resistant against rust and food acid.
It has a curved handle for comfort and a hook on the end of the handle so you can hang it up when not in use.
Easy to use and easy to clean being dishwasher safe.