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Chef'n Garlic Zoom

by Chef'n

Price: $11.95 & FREE Shipping
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  • Whimsical wheeled gadget chops garlic as it rolls
  • Clear acrylic with stainless-steel blades
  • Place garlic cloves inside, run back and forth on counter
  • Easy to see when chopping is done; no garlic smell on hands
  • Blade unit removes for cleaning; top-rack dishwasher-safe
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 2.4 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ZM7CV8
  • Item model number: GZM-CDU12
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,399 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Product Description

Thanks to the imaginative minds at Chef'n, chopping and mincing garlic just became fun. Remember the days when you would make the go fast noises while playing with your hot wheels? Well, fast forward to mincing garlic in your kitchen--grab the Garlic Zoom and relive your childhood. To use this whimsical gadget, simply fill with 1-2 peeled small to medium-sized garlic cloves through the top chamber. Next, roll the GarlicZoom around your kitchen counter (with a bit of pressure). Finally, open the second chamber, safely remove the blade and empty the garlic. Perfectly chopped garlic in seconds. Trust us, your hands will be grateful and your recipe will be perfect. The GarlicZoom has a stainless steel blade and is top rack dishwasher safe.

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Could there be a more whimsical way to chop or mince garlic? Simply insert a few peeled cloves in the top "trapdoor" of this little machine, close it, and roll the Zoom back and forth (with a little pressure) on the countertop. You can watch the stainless-steel blades inside doing their work through the clear body. When the chopping looks done to your specifications, open up the whole top half of the Zoom, remove the blade unit, and scrape out the garlic. Easy as pie, with no smelly hands to scrub. Another creative kitchen toy from the folks at Chef'n, the Garlic Zoom makes a great gift, gets kids involved in helping out, and is dishwasher-safe on the top rack. --Ann Bieri


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Customer Reviews

Wheel it against your pants, versus your counter.
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It's a great product, it's easy to use and easy to clean, I love it.
Amazon Customer
It did not chop the garlic the way I wanted it to.
Trisha M. Blue

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 24, 2007
This little device is almost perfect. It's fun to use, and you control the size of chopped garlic you need. (If you're a serious chef and can mince garlic behind your back with your eyes shut, you probably don't need this device.)

The minor drawback is the clean up. There are two components to this little zoom; the garlic compartment and the rotating blade. You need to be careful not to hurt yourself when separating the two and removing your garlic. But, if you're patient in the kitchen (and not accident prone), that shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for the super cool zoom, Chef'n!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sean Harding on April 24, 2008
This is my favorite kitchen gadget in years. Seriously. I try not to buy too many gadgets, because they tend to just sit in the drawer taking up space once the novelty has worn off. But the Garlic Zoom was too interesting to pass up, and so far it has earned its space in the kitchen.

Before I had the Garlic Zoom, I had two realistic options when I wanted "minced" garlic: I could mince it by hand, which works great but is time consuming and messy (my hands would smell like garlic for hours), or shove it through a garlic press which is convenient but doesn't produce nearly as nice results. The Garlic Zoom gives me the best of both worlds. It's almost as quick and easy as the garlic press (the only minus is having to disassemble it to clean it), and the results are as good as mincing by hand (better, if I'm being honest).

If you cook with garlic a lot, the Garlic Zoom is worth picking up!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richard Jackson on July 13, 2008
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You put smallish pieces of garlic clove in the top and wheel the device to and fro. A wheel drives rotating cutting blades. Pretty quickly the garlic is either cut or turned into a paste, depending on its moistness. You snap open the device, push out the debris and reload for another batch.

Another review mentioned clean-up. This is actually not bad, the device comes apart easily and the bits can be put in the dishwasher or soaked for a bit of a brushing out.

It takes quite a bit of downward pressure to get the wheel to grip and thus drive the cutting blades. It would be hard to use on some smooth cooktops, I use a wooden cutting board.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By coffee drinker on December 28, 2007
This is handy if you're mincing large amounts of garlic. It's too much trouble for just one clove. I almost gave up on it the first time I used it because I couldn't get it to roll. But I kept pushing it back and forth rapidly until it started cutting through the clove.

Best way to get garlic smell off your hands is to wash them with a bit of liquid diswasher detergent.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Trisha M. Blue on April 26, 2008
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This product was very difficult to use. It did not chop the garlic the way I wanted it to. The wheels did not roll properly. Nice idea though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Fan on June 20, 2008
Not working smoothly and sometimes might be stuck. How come this product claim it is convenient? I won't recommend people to buy it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SleepingUgly on November 10, 2008
It's so cute! I followed the directions, put a couple of cloves of garlic in, and tried to roll the little wheels. It immediately jammed up. Then I cleaned it all out (a pain) and tried putting in one small piece. Jammed up again.

I cleaned it thoroughly, dried it completely, and the next night, gave it one more chance. Same result.

For me, it's much quicker to mince the garlic with a sharp knife. I get the smell off my hands by rubbing them with a plastic dish scrubbie.

I'm taking this back to the store.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S.J.M. on December 18, 2007
This is a must-have for garlic lovers! Heck, even if you occasionally need to chop garlic you need this! No mess, no smelly hands... just pop in a clove or two and 'rumm 'rumm (like a kid with a toy car) back and forth on the counter and Voila! - Perfectly chopped garlic! Open, scoop out and rinse. I just love this little invention! ...And (another topic) if you by chance get smelly fish, onion, garlic hands... there's a stainless steel little bar (like a soap bar) that you use like soap under running water and it totally eliminates all those smells! (I got mine at one of those 'kitchen' stores) Fabulous! I'd read that you can wipe your hands on a stainless steel sink to eliminate food smells on your hands. I don't have a s.s. sink so bought this and it really does work!!!
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