In general, people are pretty mean to the humble garlic press: "You don't need one! A real home cook can just use a chef's knife! What a waste of drawer space!" To those people we say, "You are wrong!"
Here at Kitchn, we are totally Team Garlic Press. There are a few, in particular, that we like — and this ZYLISS Susi 3 Garlic Press is one of them.
We're not saying you should bust out a garlic press every time you need one or two minced cloves, but when you need, say, 15 of them, that's when you pull out the big guns. No matter how good your knife skills are, a garlic press is always going to be faster. And who doesn't want to make life in the kitchen a little easier? Plus, it makes sharper, spicier garlic.
This garlic press is made of sturdy cast aluminum and minces garlic without you even having to peel the clove. The built-in cleaning tool makes it possible to get every last bit out of every last hole, so nothing goes to waste. We're not the only ones who like it either: It has a 4.5-star rating from 1,127 reviewers.
Yes, we realize these are controversial, fighting words. Many of you may disagree with us. Feel free to do it in the comments!