This Vampire Garlic Crusher Makes Meal Prep Scary Simple — And It’s On Sale!

published Sep 11, 2023
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Like everyone else, we love a nifty gadget here at The Kitchn. Of course, there are times where we can spend hours in the kitchen, chopping, grating, and doing all the other time-consuming tasks that come with being a home cook, but there are also just as many instances where we simply don’t have that kind of time on our hands. We have places to be and things to do! We’ll jump on anything that can make our lives easier and cut meal prep time down in half — from this strawberry huller to this onion saver and beyond. In other words, we’ve seen (and tried) it all.

But, in addition to functioning well, one factor that always puts a gadget above others is visual appeal. When a gadget is just as cute as it is effective, it makes us even more likely to put it to use. One of the brands we know we can rely on to deliver both is OTOTO. The underrated Amazon retailer offers tons of items that’ll make your meal prep a breeze and add a whimsical flair to your kitchen — like this “Gracula” garlic crusher, which is a must-have for the Halloween season (or any season!).

What is the OTOTO Gracula Garlic Crusher?

Obviously, this plastic, BPA-free garlic press’ main appeal is how adorable it is — it would make for a great small gift — but it also works like a charm, giving you minced garlic in mere seconds while keeping your hands clean. From classic garlic bread to garlic Parmesan fries, if you love incorporating garlic into your dishes like we do, you’ll find yourself reaching for this ingenious tool over and over again — especially since it works just as well for mincing ginger and crushing nuts, herbs, and other spices.

A mincer is necessary if you need to crush a lot of garlic at once, or want uniformly minced garlic that’s much smaller than you could ever get by hand. All you have to do is open the tool, place the clove inside, then push each piece together in opposite directions. You can even do more than one clove at once!

Credit: Amazon

What Amazon Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.5/5

“This little guy definitely does the job. It turns the garlic into a pulp which I prefer so I’m super happy with the purchase. You don’t need too much strength to get the job done either!” — Mars

“This is my absolute favorite kitchen gadget. We use a lot of garlic and I’ve tried garlic presses, rockers, etc. With no luck. The Gracula minces garlic so quickly and perfectly every time.” — AmazCW

“I bought this because my last garlic mincer broke. I was skeptical on how well it would work, but it works 10 times better than my last one!! Amazing product, and it’s a bonus that it’s cute!” — Kelsey Lyman

The Gracula is especially suited to spooky season, which is on the near horizon, but you’ll get tons of use out of it all year long. Another reason why you should grab it right now? It’s 40 percent off! Don’t let crushing garlic by hand suck the fun out of cooking, and snag this gadget in time for fall!

Buy: OTOTO Gracula Garlic Crusher, $17.95 (normally $29.95)