Prepara Garlic Crusher, Spring Green
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- One handed easy squeeze ratchet mechanism makes crushing garlic virtually effortless
- Efficient: no need to peel garlic, just load the chamber!
- Large capacity: oversized chamber accommodates several cloves at once
- Ergonomic: weighted perfectly to stand on the counter between uses
- 100% BPA free; easy to clean removable screen and swing out crushing paddle; top rack dishwasher safe
The Prepara Garlic Crusher is stylish, functional, efficient, and easy to use. Unlike traditional presses, the Prepara Garlic Crusher crushes multiple cloves of garlic (even with the skins on) in a single press. Prepara's Garlic Crusher is not bigger than other garlic presses, but with its oversized chamber and patented mechanism, it is an ideal tool for any recipe that calls for fresh garlic. Better yet, you only need to use one hand to operate the garlic crusher thanks to Prepara's patented ratcheting system. Just a light one-handed squeeze applies tremendous force. Clean-up is simple: just pull the handles apart and the stainless steel crushing screen swings out for cleaning. The Prepara Garlic Crusher is 100-percent BPA free and is top rack dishwasher safe.
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** Update: 12-Aug **
I contacted Prepara customer service, and they quickly responded that they will send me a replacement garlic crusher as soon as they are back in stock.
I did notice the large number of negative reviews of this product before I bought it, but I decided to go ahead and try it anyway, because all of those negative reviews had a comment from Prepara stating that they had had production issues that were now resolved, and wanted to "make this right" with their customers.
It's nice to see a company that will stand behind a product. I will update this review again when I receive the replacement, in a few weeks.
We bought our first Prepara Cliq garlic crusher, a green one, at local, upscale store, and liked it so much that, having a need for two crushers, we bought another Cliq -- the black model -- from Amazon.
The instructions say that it can handle multiple cloves, up to 6. I found that it was easy to load, though if you fill it to near capacity, it gets harder to close the unit and engage the ratcheting mechanism. I found it much easier with only one or a few cloves. My wife found it hard to operate, saying it required more of her strength. The sales clerk had a bit of difficulty when demonstrating the unit, figuring out how to open it. I thought that process was easy, just release the tab at the tip and pull the arms apart fully, then the unit springs open.
The real problem came a few weeks after using the first crusher. The plastic rim around the grate simply fell apart. In hindsight, that seems like a very likely occurrence. After all, I was forcing the last bits of garlic through a steel grate, with a metal ratcheting mechanism that locked in the pressure, against a thin plastic rim. The store was very gracious and refunded our money. I will be careful not to apply maximum pressure on the second Cliq.
I am single and a home cook. I purchased this product which seemed like an excellent choice by design. I have to say I was very happy with it, until ...! After about two months of MODERATE use (a few times a month) the plate which crushes the garlic started popping out of the main body. The garlic, of course, also. Things happen, the best companies in the world have problems. So I wrote to Prepara and found that their products have a 30 day warranty and then depending on where purchased (directly or "indirectly"). They suggested I contact the "seller". But why should the seller be responsible for a manufacturing defect (which is obvious)? I have purchased many of their products and hopefully they will perform. Who knows how well. I know one thing: No more Performa for me, although I made the mistake of ordering other items (at Amzaon.com) made by them before this problem! We all have to be objective and I really cannot understand why they are trying to blame Amazon.com. Oh well, so much for NY companies which through experience I can say never perform!
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