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10 Garlic Gadget Gifts For Your Favorite Garlic Lover


6. William-Sonoma WS Ratcheting Garlic Press

This is a new garlic gadget I have not tried, but its mechanism looks interesting. Instead of using a head-on press, the WS uses an angled ratchet press. That and its large basket may be why it can both press 6 cloves at a time and skin them too! The William-Sonoma WS Ratcheting Garlic Press allows detachment of its press plate for cleaning. (Update: This press is no longer available. However, this garlic press  gets exceptional reviews.)




7. IMCG SV850 Mr. Garlic Peeler & Press

The Mr. Garlic Press comes with a separate peeler that resembles the silicone peeler above, but is made of a plastic elastomer. Mr. Garlic has stainless steel mincing parts and a plastic body and can be used to store minced garlic in the refrigerator. (Update: This press is no longer available. This garlic press may be worth considering for its exceptional ease of use.)




Garlic Roasters

There's nothing like the taste and odor of roasted garlic... to a garlic lover. Garlic is roasted whole with skins and It takes about an hour just to roast a few bulbs to smear on your Italian bread. When you consider the size of a garlic bulb compared to the size of a conventional kitchen oven, the proportions are out of whack for the amount of energy used, so I wait until I'm cooking something substantial in the oven and pop the garlic in at the same time.


8. Norpro 5.5 Inch Garlic Baker

...And the Norpro Garlic Baker is what I use. Again you want to use a ceramic container with holes, just as you would for storage, but for roasting you need to use a vessel that's specifically made to withstand high, dry temperatures, like this terra cotta garlic baker. The Norpro 5.5 Inch Garlic Baker will hold 3 - 4 large bulbs of garlic.




9. Tagco Roasted Garlic Express

If your garlic lover is a real fanatic, you will want to get him or her this electric Tagco Roasted Garlic Express. The one shown below is the largest Tagco roaster and the shiniest... with a brushed stainless steel cover. Here's your energy saver, a nice little countertop roaster, that only takes 27 minutes to roast your garlic. (Update: This item is no longer available.)




You can save some money by purchasing a glazed Tagco Roasted Garlic Express. It's about 18 percent smaller and comes in white, pink, and black. (Update: This is no longer available, but this roaster is a similar roaster worth considering.)



10. Garlic, Garlic, Garlic (A Garlic Book)

Okay, so it's not a garlic gadget, but it is a super gift for a garlic lover. Garlic, Garlic, Garlic, subtitled More than 200 exceptional recipes for the world's most indispensable Ingredient, is a wonderful cookbook, to be read with a glass of wine and some garlic roasting in the kitchen. It is authored by a pair of garlic lovers, Fred and Linda Griffith.



What about a nice red Italian dinner with plenty of garlic for Valentine's Day?



Jan 28, 2009
by Anonymous

I am a garlicaholic, if such

I am a garlicaholic, if such a word exists. But the gist is that I love garlic...and so I loved this post. Keep up the great work...