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
- Sieve 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
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There's no doubt that the Rosle is extremely good--in fact, I would have given it five stars just a few weeks ago. But then I purchased the Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press (#2315), after reading a recent review of it in Cook's Illustrated. After repeatedly comparing the two side-by-side, the Kuhn is unquestionably the better press. It was also about $8 cheaper here on Amazon, but that doesn't seem to be the case any longer--in any event, I didn't consider price for this review.
What's strange is that the crushing mechanisms on both presses appear to be identical. In fact, prior to crushing with the Kuhn, I felt disappointed when I received it, convinced that I had just bought the same garlic press twice. However, for whatever reason (and it remains a mystery to me), the Kuhn's crushing of garlic is clearly superior in two ways: 1) It produces a more beautifully consistent mince of the garlic, whereas the result from the Rosle seems more "smashed" by comparison. The difference isn't subtle--I was honestly shocked by it. 2) The pressing is more complete, with less left behind in the hopper, and it presses unpeeled garlic better, as well. (That said, I get a much better press from either unit with peeled cloves.)
Ergonomically, the shape of the Kuhn also handles better, although I never had a problem with the Rosle. And I'd say both units have stainless steel construction of equally high quality. For me, it was the crushing performance and not the handling that has sadly relegated my Rosle to the drawer, since I now always reach first for the Kuhn.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My previous garlic press lasted 16 years. This one lasted 1 minute. It broke after pressing one garlic clove. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by mason guy
I'm really surprised that everyone's giving this such high reviews. I bought this press based on a Cooks Illustrated review. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Charles E. Jones Jr.
Worked okay to start with, but garlic does extrude up the sides as others have said. A rivet popped out after five uses so now I have to return it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's okay..the review I read mentioned "a scraper"..this doesn't have one. I still end up using a little knife to scrape it clean. Read morePublished 3 days ago by anonymouse
This is honestly the worst garlic press I have ever owned. And that includes my old one where the coating came off after a trip through the dishwasher and I kept using it anyways. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Elizabeth Ann Smith
I chose this garlic press based on the reviews in CooksIllustrated.com. The review stated that this garlic pressed did a better job of mincing the garlic, not just mashing it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Annie
This device does work. I am just not real happy with the mess left to clean up. Garlic clove that mashes through the screen is good. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Texascook
I don't know if I have been bamboozled by fake reviews, victim of a knock-off sold as original, or seeing a once reputable product suffer from a drastic decline in quality. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Rich Selenis