Zyliss Susi 2 Garlic Press
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- Sleek design stores easily in kitchen drawer
- Custom nodules on plunger get the full flavor from every clove
- Generous-sized bowl accommodates even fat garlic cloves
- No peeling necessary, place garlic clove, peelings and all, in bowl and squeeze
- Dishwasher safe
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I then purchased a Pyrex garlic press (no, it wasn't made from glass), thinking it looked well made, and how bad could it be? But I was very surprised to discover it simply did not work--the handles would meet before much of the garlic had been pressed through the holes. I really couldn't understand why anyone would make such a thing, but there it is.
So I then decided I'd stop fooling around and get myself another decent garlic press, and went through some obsessive review-reading, and finally settled on this one. It works, and it works well. Put in the garlic, press, and virtually all of the garlic comes right out through the holes.
A few issues for those who are looking for the perfect garlic press:
This is made of aluminum. If you're concerned about Alzheimer's, look for a steel press. Also, being aluminum, it may not be quite as durable as steel, although it seems plenty tough. (Yes, I've read about the coating coming off. We'll see. If that happens I may try to scrape off the rest of the coating.)
It doesn't take much effort. But if you really have difficulty squeezing--arthritis, perhaps--there may be one out there that takes a wee bit less effort.
I really don't get the "hard to clean" business.Read more ›
This press does a very good job with the mince, but it has some deficiencies and design flaws.
The first two problems have to do with longevity --
The alloy is inferior, and over the years metal fatigue will catch up with it and the handle is likely to crack near the basket. They do use a stainless steel hinge pin(the only stainless part on the whole press), but that is not enough to make this a "lifetime" utensil. Also, the finish doesn't last, mine is already getting scuff-marks and scratches.
The second lifetime-shortener is the little cleaning tool. As a plastic item separate from the press itself, it is just a matter of time before it accidentally goes into the trash with some food waste, or gets ground in the garbage disposal. Also, being plastic, the little prongs on mine are already getting slightly warped and bent, making it tedious to get it lined up properly with all the holes at once. Once that goes, the press will be such a pain to clean that you'll prefer to get a new press.
Another flaw is the little nubs on the bottom of the plunger. This is a tempting thing for a garlic-press designer, but it is counter productive. At first blush, one imagines that these little protrusions will help push the last little bit of garlic through the holes. In practice however, they do just the opposite! Imagine, if you will, the moment when the plunger is about 1/8 inch from the bottom. The basket is full of smashed garlic, waiting to be expelled, but now something's blocking the holes!Read more ›
Yes, the garlic is a bit hard to clean out, but if you wait until it dries, it is easier. HOWEVER, if you buy a Zyliss Garlic press, ALWAYS try to get one with a cleaner.
I had high hopes for the Kuhn Rikon, but fortunately, I bought a $16 Zyliss Susi 2 Garlic Press a few days prior to purchasing it at a local kitchen store, so I know the difference between a good garlic press and an overpriced malfunctioning contraption. I was going to return the the Zyliss to a local kitchen store where I bought it, because it didn't have a shiny finish and I thought it was a little hard to clean every tiny piece of garlic out of (later I discovered the cleaner it comes with makes it easy to clean). BUT, I am now keeping the Zyliss and it is a dream compared to the Kuhn Rikon hunk of junk. If you really want a good garlic press, buy the Zyliss, it's far smaller, very light, and I can't possibly see anyone liking the Kuhn Rikon after trying the Zyliss. You've been warned!
The Zyliss Susi 2 Garlic Press is not shown on Amazon with a cleaner. So, if you can find one at a local kitchen shop with the cleaner, I would get one. Otherwise, you can try the Zyliss Susi DeLuxe Garlic Press which comes with a cleaner or the Zyliss 12040 Jumbo Garlic Press with Cleaner on here. I haven't used them, but assume they're good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought about a year ago. A few months in I noticed chipping, both where the garlic sits and where it comes out. It's gotten pretty bad. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kimberly LaFever
The Zyliss Susi 2 press is good in all of the ways reviewers have already mentioned. However, one big drawback is the "wearing away" of the aluminum surface on the face of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Annekir
I got this after a cheap garlic press I had for years finally fell apart. I was watching reruns of the Frugal Gourmet one day and Jeff Smith mentioned he was using a Susi garlic... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fine Knots
I have had this for many years and my friend loves using mine. She had purchased a couple that all broke within weeks. So I bought this for her and she is tickled to death!Published 6 months ago by SavedByGrace
The BEST and ONLY garlic press to buy. I use it at least once a day. Easy to clean. Great gift for the cook/ garlic lover in your life! Worth the $$!!Published 6 months ago by emily goose
I get so much use out of this. I love no longer having to peel garlic or having to slice it up by hand. This makes cooking with garlic effortless. Even my boyfriend loves it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Allison Renee