Oxo has created a black and silver garlic mincer that creates the most garlic out of all of the garlic presses I have personally tried.
- produces a large amount of garlic
- very little garlic remaining in the basket after mincing
- removable basket to for easy cleaning
- dishwasher safe
Oxo’s garlic press can push up to 3 large garlic cloves through the mincer at one time. I have tried other garlic mincers where you only get 1/3 of the garlic clove out of the garlic mincer.
This particular garlic mincer gives about 90% of the garlic clove and then leaves behind only a small amount of garlic. I remove the leftover garlic by using a butter knife, and then putting it directly in my green bin.
I usually peel the garlic before putting it in the mincer. I find I get more garlic out of the garlic mincer that way.
I typically always put the Oxo garlic mincer in the dishwasher because it cleans it much better. I place it flat in the top rack of the dishwasher and it comes out perfectly clean.
Is a garlic press worth it
A garlic press is definitely worth the investment in a kitchen tool. Depending on how much you cook, many recipes require minced garlic for pasta dishes, stir-fry’s, etc.
A garlic press is worth purchasing if you aren’t comfortable using a large knife to cut up your garlic, or using a grater. These options are ok, but they are not ideal. They are much more risky than using a garlic press.
Do you need to peel garlic before using a garlic press
You do not need to peel garlic before using it in a garlic press. However, you will get more garlic if you do peel the paper skin away before mining your garlic.
Is it better to mince or chop garlic
It’s better to mince garlic than to chop garlic. Mincing garlic makes garlic granules much smaller than chopping. Since more surface area is exposed of the garlic, the flavor is much stronger. Chopped garlic is usually in bigger pieces, so someone is more likely to get a large piece in their food, which isn’t ideal. The flavor is not as strong using chopped garlic over minced garlic.
What can I use instead of a garlic press
Instead of a garlic press, you can use a grater. Carefully grate the garlic on a grater that has small holes so you can get tiny bits of garlic for your recipe. You don’t want too big of garlic pieces.
You can use a sharp knife instead of a garlic press. This is much more difficult to get little bits of garlic. Typically you’ll want to slice the garlic in half first, and then cut smaller sections of of the garlic until you have small cubes.
Can you grate garlic instead of mincing
You can grate garlic instead of mincing if you don’t have a garlic press. Use a grater that has small holes so you can grate the garlic small enough for your recipe.
Is there a tool to mince garlic
To mince garlic you can use the garlic press tool.
A garlic press has small holes that the garlic is forced through with a metal piece.
The metal comes behind the garlic and pushes it through the holes, giving the garlic a minced preparation.