This would much like a normal garlic
press, but with two connected bowls.
two bowls would have a blade where they
join, and would have sloped sides so that
the garlic halves would turn cut-side
down to the holes in the bottom of the
The plunger would be divided unit, and
the plunger and bowls would be
hinged like a normal garlic press.
The handles would be standard 1-1/2
inch oak dowel, and would come in
varying lengths, depending upon your
strength. With the dowels removed, the
entire unit would have the footprint of a
Comes with a lemon juicer and four-
potato ricer that fit the dowels.
* I know that some people don't like
garlic presses. They make the flavor of
the garlic too aggressive or bitter, they
wasteful, they are unnecessary if you are
good with a knife, etc.
I'm very fast with a knife, and I can
garlic with my chinese cleaver, but the
divide, smack, peel, smack, chop (or
just gets old when you cook a lot of asian
food that has about 12 cloves in each
Also, a lot of the bitterness and
aggressiveness of garlic is due to the
quality of the garlic. If it has sprouted,
even a little, and you don't remove the
green sprout, it isn't going to taste good.
If it is just out of the garden, and is
perhaps a little young, you can't make it
aggressive by pressing it. This idea is for
that type of garlic.