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Promising review: “Was desperately seeking a garlic press after my previous one started chipping and eventually fell apart. This press is obviously more money than the replacement one I bought at the supermarket but it is worth it. When you press a clove of garlic, the garlic actually gets minced and comes out of the press. It is easy to clean, insuring that there is never any leftover garlic bits to find on the next use. And you don’t have to look around for the other piece to push through the little holes, because it is securely attached. No chipping despite the bright red color. Also lightweight.” —Susan E.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (also available in a metal version for $54.95).