The Garlic Twist


A Simple Garlic Masher

My cool tool for the day is the Garlic Twist. It’s very hard plastic so it’s easy (and satisfying) to smash the cloves with it to remove the skin. The teeth inside do a great job of quickly mincing two cloves at a time, and it’s easy to clean. The polycarbonate from which it is manufactured is dishwasher-safe.

I’m pretty proficient at mincing garlic with a chef’s knife, but I find this to be less trouble. It’s far superior to any garlic peeler or press I’ve ever used, even very expensive ones. It’s a simple thing, but it works very well.

-- Adam Fields 01/30/06