Kuhn Rikon Stainless Steel Garlic Press
- Care: Dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 6½" L
- Material: Stainless steel
- Efficient and easy.
- Simple-to-clean pull out sleeve.
- Ergonomically designed stainless steel press gives you better results for 60% less effort.
- Lifetime warranty.
I narrowed down my choices to the R�sle Garlic Press garlic press and the Kuhn Rikon, both designed in Switzerland and manufactured in (where else?!?) China. Both are made of stainless steel and are dishwasher safe. I tried out the Rosle and was unimpressed by the lightweight feel of the handles, so I took my chances with the Kuhn Rikon (rated ""best garlic press"" by the illustrious Cook's Illustrated). The handles are also ergonomic and great for arthritis suffers like myself. At more than twice the cost of my old press, it was a lot more than I wanted to spend, but I also didn't want to throw away money on a cheap model that I'd end up replacing sooner rather than later.
I took it for a test drive on some particularly large cloves of garlic. The Epicurean demolished it on the first squeeze, and rather messily, I might add. Remember those slo-mo videos of a bullet going through an apple? Imagine all those little garlic particles spraying all over your stove. You get the picture. I aimed a little more carefully on the second clove, and voila. The press literally used up 99% of the garlic clove, unlike my previous Oxo, which would leave about 30% still intact. The swinging basket design makes cleanup a breeze; no tool is included, but you just need to dig out the remains with a fingernail or toothpick and rinse. It's dishwasher-safe and has a lifetime warranty. Although it's probably the priciest kitchen utensil I've invested in, I use *a lot* of fresh garlic and need something that can live up to the hype
Questions & Answers
It is made in China.