The Easiest Way to Clean a Garlic Press

Simple as 1-2-3


You just made a lovely lasagna for dinner, but now you’ve got a pile of dirty dishes in the sink that need cleaning--including that pesky garlic press. Here’s a tried-and-true trick that seriously works every single time.

What you need: Cooking spray, an old toothbrush, a toothpick and warm water.

What you do: Mist the press with cooking spray before each use. Then, after you press your garlic cloves, use a toothbrush to remove garlic goo. (Poke a toothpick through the holes to get rid of any particularly stubborn residue.) Rinse with warm water and dry.

Why you do it: The cooking spray keeps things slippery, and the toothbrush and toothpick get out any remaining hangers-on.

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