Whoa, There's a Much Better Way to Use a Garlic Press


If you’re like us, your garlic press has been sitting in the back of a kitchen drawer without much to do. After all, if you have to take the time to peel the garlic in the first place, it’s not saving you much time. Well, it turns out you’ve just been using it wrong. This garlic press trick will blow your mind.

What you need: A garlic press (stay with us).

What you do: Open the garlic press and pop a fresh clove inside the box/crusher part. But here’s the clincher: You need to leave the peel on.

The result: In ten seconds (or less), you’ll have fragrant minced garlic. The wrapper? It stays tucked away inside the press.

Mmmm…garlic. No heavy lifting required.

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.