Best Garlic Presses

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 21, 2019
Garlic presses let you easily squeeze that delicious garlic paste without having to peel, crush, and mince garlic cloves yourself. The best garlic presses can do all that as well as allow you to handle various other ingredients like ginger, seeds, nuts, and onions. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The model's especially large hopper works wonders accommodating large garlic cloves as well as ginger and horseradish. The cleaning brush stores inside the handle. It will help you remove all the minced bits, so you won't have to touch them. 

CONS

Some find the handle not that ergonomic. 

OUR VERDICT

Pampered Chef #2575 is the best press on the list. You'll have no issues with this mincer. The model will let you showcase your cooking skills as well as realize various culinary ideas. It doesn't hurt that the tool is really durable too.

detailed parameters
Best For

Garlic, ginger, horseradish

Materials

Aluminum with non-stick, silicone-based coating

Extras

Extra-large hopper, cleaning tool included (stores in the handle)

Dimensions

7" x 2" x 1.5"

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The non-slip rubberized handles ensure a firm grip, which is a big plus when it comes to operating metal kitchen tools. Moreover, the press can be washed in a dishwasher so you can spend less time in the kitchen.

CONS

Quite bulky (weighs around 0.8 lbs).

OUR VERDICT

Almost all OXO kitchen tools feature great well-thought-out designs and this classic-looking press is no exception to this rule. The crusher has a large-capacity chamber and a highly efficient hole pattern, which makes processing garlic a quick and actually pleasant task.

detailed parameters
Best For

Garlic

Materials

Die-cast zinc

Extras

Large chamber, non-slip grips, built-in cleaner, dishwasher safe

Dimensions

7" x 2" x 1"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The 100% premium 304 stainless steel is rustproof. It is very much resistant to corrosion too. The model's heavy-duty construction allows the press to mince unpeeled garlic cloves with unmatched ease. The large chamber flips out for an easy cleaning process. 

CONS

The cleaning brush is not that effective. 

OUR VERDICT

Alpha Grillers Easy Squeeze is big-time. The model is equally suitable for commercial and home use. Plus, you can use this multifunctional tool to crush nuts and ginger. The materials here are as rugged and durable as they come.

detailed parameters
Best For

Garlic

Materials

Stainless steel

Extras

Dishwasher safe, garlic peeler and cleaning brush included

Dimensions

7.5" x 2.6" x 1.4"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

Incorporating an arc shape, the model's design makes squeezing a breeze, even for those who have a weak grip or relatively small hands. Since the garlic collects on the tool's surface, there are no extra dishes you'll have to clean. The non-slip handle will let you use the press even with wet hands. 

CONS

You have to press down pretty hard to squish the garlic.

OUR VERDICT

Vantic Garlic Press Rocker is, in many ways, better than your average garlic press. The model is definitely more comfortable. Some argue it is more convenient and practical too. It isn't always more effective but the model's benefits definitely outweigh its drawbacks.

detailed parameters
Best For

Garlic, ginger, onion

Materials

Stainless steel, plastic

Extras

Non-slip grip, dishwasher safe, garlic peeler and paddle included

Dimensions

4.3" x 2" x 2.7"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The model's food-grade frame lets you extract more garlic paste from cloves. Its ergonomic and highly comfortable but, at the same time, grippy handle delivers excellent results with minimal effort/strain on your wrists and hands. You'll have no issues crushing ginger, nuts, different seeds, and onions. 

CONS

The metal is susceptible to corrosion. 

OUR VERDICT

Provided you don't mind dealing with some corrosion in the long run and want the most versatile press that modest money can buy, Zulay Kitchen Premium Garlic Press is the tool to go for. Plus, it is dishwasher safe and extremely robust.

detailed parameters
Best For

Garlic, ginger, nuts, seeds, onion

Materials

Steel with zinc alloy

Extras

Non-slip rubberized pads, dishwasher safe

Dimensions

6.8" x 1.8" x 1.2"

Warranty

Limited lifetime

Pampered Chef #2575

Gotta Mince Them All

Pampered Chef #2575 is as good as these presses come. Using this little tool, you'll be able to enjoy fresh garlic flavor without having to waste your time and energy mincing your favorite ingredient and without "staining" your hands with the not necessarily pleasant garlic smell.

You'll have no issues pressing fresh garlic cloves without peeling them first, even the biggest pieces. The model's especially large hopper works wonders accommodating large garlic cloves as well as ginger and horseradish.

As far as the tool's build is concerned, the aluminum here with its non-stick, silicone-based coating is no joke. It is durable, easy to maintain, and pretty much immune to rust and corrosion.

The massive handle is not as one-dimensional though. Some find the handle comfortable, while others don't care for its ergonomic qualities.

The cleaning brush that stores inside the aforementioned handle is very different though. There are no downsides to this little cleaning tool. It will help you remove all the minced bits, so you won't have to touch them. Plus, the brush is perfect for mincing ginger and horseradish.

Bottom line, Pampered Chef #2575 is the best garlic press on the list. You'll have no issues with this mincer. The model will let you showcase your cooking skills as well as realize various culinary ideas. It doesn't hurt that the tool is really durable too.

Review of Pampered Chef #2575 Garlic Press

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OXO Good Grips

Solid Garlic Mincer

A classic press design from OXO Good Grips may not win any best-looking kitchenware awards, however, what it lacks in appearance the model makes up for in performance.

Let’s begin by mentioning that this kitchen tool is exceptionally well-built. Throw it, press it, squeeze it, nothing will leave a scratch on the body.

When it comes to durability, the die-cast zinc has almost no rivals. At the same time, the model is slightly heavier than regular garlic presses (almost 360 grams). You'll definitely feel that additional weight in the long run.

On a more positive note, the metal handles are equipped with soft non-slip grips, providing the user with that much-needed comfort and control.

Moving on, its large garlic chamber allows squeezing multiple cloves of ginger, garlic, and soft nuts simultaneously, while the efficient hole pattern reduces the waste of ingredients to a minimum.

Sometimes, there will be some waste left in the chamber. The built-in plastic cleaner will let you remove that waste in no time at all though.

Wrapping things up, this kitchen tool from OXO Good Grips is up there with the best presses that you can find on the market today. Though not necessarily lightweight, the model does its job fairly well (once you get used to the weight). When plastic presses fail to deliver, you’ll wish you had this trusty metal tool at your disposal.

Review of OXO Good Grips Soft-Handled Garlic Press

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Alpha Grillers Easy Squeeze

Professional Results

Alpha Grillers Easy Squeeze is an excellent kitchen assistant. First and foremost, the materials here are superb. The 100% premium 304 stainless steel is rustproof. It is very much resistant to corrosion too. The peeler tube is constructed from tough and rugged FDA-approved silicone.

The model's heavy-duty construction allows the press to mince unpeeled garlic cloves with unmatched ease. Just press the handles and watch delicious paste squeezing out, leaving nothing but the peel inside.

As far as maintenance is concerned, the press is just as good. The model's large chamber flips out for an easy cleaning process. You can rinse the press under running water or dump it into the dishwasher. You can also use the cleaning brush that comes supplied with the press.

Having said that, the brush isn't necessarily that effective, so you'd probably be better off relying on the first two methods.

We don't really have any major issues with this product in general. Its size, measuring 7.5" x 2.6" x 1.4", is somewhat above average but that's understandable considering the peeler tube.

In short, Alpha Grillers Easy Squeeze is big-time. The model is equally suitable for commercial and home use. Plus, you can use this multifunctional tool to crush nuts and ginger. The materials here are as durable as they come.

Review of Alpha Grillers Easy Squeeze Garlic Press

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Vantic Rocker

Practically Self-Cleaning

As you can probably tell, Vantic Garlic Press Rocker is different.

Incorporating an arc shape, the model's comfortable and surprisingly practical handle design makes squeezing a breeze, even for those who have a weak grip or relatively small hands. Using very slight back and forth rocking motion, you'll have no issues crushing and/or mincing garlic, ginger, and onion.

It will likely take you far less time too. You might have to spend extra effort though since you'll sometimes have to press pretty hard to the squish garlic.

The model's high-quality stainless steel and food-grade FDA-approved robust silicone are durable, rust-, and corrosion-resistant. These materials make sure the tool doesn't break and is able to deliver in the long run.

The product's biggest selling point is its maintenance though. Since the garlic collects on the tool's surface, there are no extra dishes you'll have to clean. The model is basically self-cleaning.

The non-slip handle will let you use the press even with wet hands. Other than that, in addition to the press, you receive a complimentary garlic peeler and paddle.

In other words, Vantic Garlic Press Rocker is, in many ways, better than your average garlic press. The model is definitely more comfortable. Some argue it is more convenient and practical too. It isn't always more effective but the model's benefits definitely outweigh its drawbacks.

Review of Vantic Rocker Garlic Mincer

 

Zulay Kitchen Premium

Crush Anything

Zulay Kitchen Premium Garlic Press is better than your average prospect on the market today but, as far as we're concerned, a little worse than every other model on this list.

The biggest and, admittedly, the only issue we have with the product is its construction. Though the steel here is robust and overall durable and zinc alloy is just as durable, the materials are susceptible to corrosion. Setting that aside, the tool is great.

The model's food-grade frame lets you extract more garlic paste from cloves. Its ergonomic and highly comfortable but, at the same time, grippy handle delivers excellent results with minimal effort/strain on your wrists and hands. You'll be able to crush and mince garlic in a single move.

The large-capacity chamber gives you noticeably more garlic paste per clove compared to similar tools.

Other than that, the best thing about this massive rugged tool is that you'll have no issues crushing ginger, nuts, different seeds, onions, the list doesn't end there.

All things considered, provided you don't mind dealing with some corrosion in the long run and want the most versatile press that modest money can buy, Zulay Kitchen Premium Garlic Press is the tool to go for. Plus, it is dishwasher safe and extremely robust.

Review of Zulay Kitchen Premium Soft Easy-Squeeze

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What Is a Garlic Press?

Garlic is up there with the best overall ingredients you can find. We're not even talking about its flavor that can turn any meal from ordinary to exquisite. We're talking about the practically endless health benefits, including but not limited to heart disease prevention, cancer prevention, its anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties, how good it is for your skin and hair, how much it is able to do to help you combat sickness, especially the common cold, the list goes on and on.

The only issue with garlic is that peeling garlic cloves, crushing, and mincing them is a really unpleasant chore. That's where these garlic presses come in. Using these kitchen utensils, you'll be able to effortlessly and efficiently force that delicious paste that you need for your recipes, leaving the useless peel inside the press.

The biggest difference between various models is the hopper/chamber size. Make sure that it is large enough to accommodate sizable garlic cloves. Other than that, keep in mind the usual kitchen utensils' aspects/features and you should be able to make the right choice.

These onion choppers and food choppers will work wonders together with any garlic press.

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Publish Date: 2019-10-21 14:18:58