This square of rubber may not look like much, but in the last few weeks, it has quickly become one of my new favorite kitchen tools. It has single-handedly transformed the task of peeling persnickety cloves of garlic from annoying to easy-breezy.
Done. It works like a charm, every time.
There doesn't seem to be anything special to the rubber itself. If you have some rubber shelf-liner lying around, you could probably cut off a square and make your own. Even so, the official product is an inexpensive purchase for such a handy tool:
Have you ever tried one of these?
(Images: Emma Christensen)