Equipment Review – Garlic Peeler
The most common method for peeling a garlic is placing a garlic clove flat side down on a hard surface like a cutting board. The next step is to grab your chef knife and place it flat side down on the clove with it closer to the handle than the tip. Then I would take my free hand and smash it down on the flat side of the knife. In most cases this would remove most of the skin from the garlic. The question today is if there is a better way to do it. I think there is.
This rubbery tube is a garlic peeler.It is one of the those items that makes you wonder how did anyone ever think of that and then why didn’t I. You simply stuff a clove or two into the tube and firmly roll in on your cutting board. The skin is removed from the clove in quick measure usually sticking to the inside of the tube. Put a couple more in and do it again. Eventually you have to shake or rinse out the skins from the inside if you are doing a large batch of these. I was introduced to this tool while visiting our friends the McSpaddens a few years ago and have never looked back. This gets all five stars in our review for being a great invention and tool for the kitchen.
Easy to use: *****
posted by Doug on April 2, 2010
Stu introduced this to me at Christmas and I was very impressed. No more fighting with the sticky peelings. Great easy and fast way to peel the cloves. Don’t forget to remove the shoot in the clove when you cut it up 🙂