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Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press
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- This handsome, all stainless-steel garlic press makes quick, efficient work of pressing garlic or ginger
- Place even unpeeled garlic cloves inside and get the pressed garlic you want
- Designed to fit comfortably into the palm of the hand; engineered to require far less effort to use than other presses
- BSieve hinges out to flush clean under water; can also be washed in this dishwasher
- A solid, basic tool for any kitchen, the garlic press makes a great gift with a 2 year warranty
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This handsome, all-stainless steel garlic press is simple the best. It's so efficient that it can press unpeeled cloves and even presses ginger. Designed to fit comfortable into the palm of the hand, it has been engineered to require far less effort to use than other presses. The sieve hinges out to flush clean under water. Product has a 2 year warranty.
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The pros: It is very pretty. It is easy to clean. It is easier to press (takes less force).
The cons: Garlic squishes out around the sides, so you get less garlic and you have to clean it out of the nooks. Also - it comes with a large label stuck to one handle and also covering part of the press. It takes quite a lot of work with alcohol or acetone to remove the gummy parts of the label.
My last garlic press was seldom used, took too long to clean, took multiple presses as garlic oozed out around the plunger. It was such a pain, I chose to smash and mince with a chef's knife (tedious and leaves you fingers smelling like raw garlic), rather than wrestle with that thing. This press gets practically all of the goods in the dish you are preparing, just papery skin remains.
Garlic is a daily staple at our house. We were happy with our Zyliss Susi garlic press that unfortunately started to come apart after a quarter century of heavy use. I researched the reviews and paid top $ for what I thought would be a better, or at least equal, replacement.
Oy vey, was I wrong!
Garlic either oozes out the sides or is left on the bottom of the chamber. The press part does not fit snugly in the chamber holding the garlic and it does not fully meet up with the sieve portion, which has a slight curve. As a result, we get less than half of the garlic that we did with our old press. The many moving parts and crevices make it a pain to clear out as well.
After less than 30 days of use, two of the pins fell out.
To add insult to injury, when I got around to requesting a return, I was denied, as it is now 32 days past the delivery date.
Stay away! I am going back to the Susi (the Frugal Gourmet may not have got everything right, but he nailed it with this recommendation).
This press definitely is a beautiful, high quality tool - very heavy, solidly built, satiny stainless steel. It is a bit large for my hands and somewhat difficult to squeeze. I would not call it ergonomic for small hands. It does make nicely minced garlic, but I also have had problems with garlic being squeezed out along the sides of the press, as mentioned by other reviewers. Also, there is a flat piece of garlic left in the press that I need to fold over in order to get the whole clove pressed (this also happens with my Zyliss and is one reason I was searching for a new press). It does not work very well on smaller, flat cloves of garlic, even if multiple cloves are put into the press.
The part with holes is a separate piece that flips out and it tends to annoyingly flip up if you do not make a conscious effort to hold it down (but there is a convenient finger tab, so it was well designed). Although it is easy to clean due to the hinged parts, it is still more difficult to clean than my classic Zyliss press due to the flip up part with holes (not just due to the holes themselves, but also due to the junction areas of the parts). The handles are smooth and rounded, though, so no gunk gets stuck inside them. Overall, it is just kind of clumsy to handle.
When I first got the Kuhn Rikon Epicurean press, I probably would have given it 5 stars since I was enamored with its beauty (even the name sounds regal). But after using it for 9 months, sorry to buck the 5-star trend, but I am giving the KR press 3 stars. It is very expensive and I find myself going back to my trusty Zyliss Susi Deluxe garlic press since it is faster to use - just open, throw in the clove and squeeze - and just as effective. I even dug the Zyliss out of the Goodwill donation bag so that I could continue using it. I wash the Zyliss out with my sink sprayer and garlic comes out of the holes easily (even easier if I wet it down and let the garlic remnants sit for a few minutes - they tend to plump up and out of the holes - this is also true for the KR press) (I threw out the Zyliss plastic cleaning tool since it was unnecessary) (yes, I also know the trick about not peeling the cloves, but I don't like to waste any of the garlic that would be left inside the peel). The Zyliss was Cook's Illustrated's previous favorite garlic press. I have not had much problem with the Zyliss coating flaking off, as noted by CI. I know the Zyliss was re-designed in the last year or two, so I'm not sure how the current design compares to the one I have. A stainless steel Zyliss would be great to have...
Anyway, bottom line on the KR - high quality, expensive, does the job, not much easier to clean than other presses.