Zyliss Susi DeLuxe Garlic Press
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- Press whole cloves of unpeeled garlic quickly
- Handy detachable plastic cleaner
- Aluminum construction
- Made in Switzerland
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To find the Susi by Zyliss, Zyliss Susi 3 Garlic Press is the newer version and will save you some money. If price is no object, the Kuhn-Rikon is top-o-the-line. The Susi is updated from the old round style base, to a newer, more oblong base with an improved cleaning tool. I like it fine.Read more ›
I worked in a kitchen store for a few years and we sold a dozen kinds, but this was the answer to the words "garlic press" any time they were barked in our direction.
It does peel the garlic. It is very easy to clean. It's clove to minced in as long as it takes for you to squeeze the handle. Sometimes I don't even need to use the cleaning piece (stores in the unit, lines up with the extraction holes and pushes excess out of them), just run it under some water.
It won't break under normal use. It won't stop working. It'll last for a good, long while. You can get cheaper garlic presses, and if you maybe just want to use one once that likely won't work as well, a cheapo is fine--but this product does the job perfectly every time.
Since I got my own Zyliss, the jars of minced garlic are lonely in my fridge--I never use them and I put fresh garlic in anything and everything--big time garlic lover, and this thing is the answer.
The teflon coating makes clean-up a snap even if you don't wash the press immediately...just run hot water over it for a bit. DON'T use a knife or other sharp object which will scratch the finish.
The plastic goring accessory is usually unnecessary and rarely simple to find in the bottomless pit of my tools drawer although it's royal blueness aids the search. I normally just use my finger in a soapy bath of some other soaking pot. Perhaps attaching it to the press in some manner (like the Brookstone which simply swivels directly into place).
Zyliss creates quality products. I also love their parmesan cheese grater which I've owned for over 5 years. Well worth the few extra dollars, or Deutschmarks in my case.
1. Other presses I have owned did not work adequately unless the garlic was trimmed and peeled. This one eats up unpeeled cloves and strains them perfectly every time.
2. Other metal presses I have used have broken through in the area of the straining holes after a period of time due to fatigue of their poor materials. This is a svelte lightweight that weighs a small fraction of other presses. I expected it might not hold up at all. It turns out it is made of a very strong aluminum alloy that one might imagine being used in aircraft. It is quite thin, but it feels SO rigid I don't think I will ever have to replace it.
3. The included cleaning tool makes getting strands out of the holes a snap. The tool is stored under the hinge out of the way, but is easy to get to when you need it.
4. In the end, what I get most out of it is the simple pleasure of using it... I look forward to its every use. Instead of crushing and squirting inconsistent pulp, the Zyliss passes garlic crisply and perfectly in one quick motion accompanied by a satisfying 'crunch'. I know it seems a bit weird to obsess over a garlic press, but for one who truly enjoys and is serious about cooking it is like that favorite pan or knife without which cooking would not be the same. This press works so beautifully, it may actually inspire you think of garlic-laden dishes to prepare... just to use it again!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this press in January 2003 from Amazon and have used it at least three times a week ever since. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Norma McL
Best garlic press I've used. Hinged press makes it easier and press with less effort.Published 20 months ago by Agent K
If you only own one garlic press, make it a Zyliss. I own a couple of them and they work really well. They're easy to clean too.Published on February 3, 2014 by Frequent Shopper
They advertised a specific model of the Zyliss garlic press. They stated it was one of the models that was built in Switzerland. Read morePublished on July 20, 2013 by Unhappy customer
Yuch! Health hazard??? The paint is coming off my press. The garlic is coming out grey!!! SO not buy this. The plastic piece included can be easily lost. Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Calle
I've used and broken many a garlic press. But my Susi has lasted for 10+ years without fail. It works every time, on peeled and unpeeled garlic. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by glashoppah
I have had this garlic press for years as a gift from my Mom. Mom is gone now and so I purchased the same one for my brother. It is hardy and lasts for years. Read morePublished on May 1, 2011 by Grandma Mari