Ask the Expert: The Best Garlic Tool For a Mess-Free Experience Browns Kitchen

Ask the Expert: The Best Garlic Tool For a Mess-Free Experience

Garlic— it's used in cultures around the world and there is evidence that it was used 5000 years ago by Egyptian and Indian cuisines. As technology has advanced, we have created hundreds of tools to help us peel, mince, and roast garlic! The Browns Kitchen Team has curated a list of our favorite garlic tools and how to use them!

Keep your hands smell-free and your garlic skins tidy with the Norpro Garlic Peeler!

No one enjoys peeling garlic cloves, but the Norpro Garlic Peeler makes it fast and easy! Simply roll it into a tube, insert up to 3 cloves, and press downwards into the counter while rolling your hand back and forth. Within seconds, you will have fully peeled garlic cloves! Get it here


The Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker is the easiest way to crush garlic on a cutting board. 

This tool is great for anyone who doesn't have the hand-strength for a traditional press. Place the rocker on top of your garlic cloves and press down while rocking back and forth. The minced garlic will gather in the bowl of the rocker which makes it easy to transfer to the pan! The best part is that it's dishwasher safe! Available in Stainless Steel or Green!


Looking for an easy way to make garlic paste? The NexTrend Garlic Twister helps you reach a paste consistency in seconds!

The Garlic Twister has mincing teeth that are beveled in both directions for more efficient cutting. Because it is translucent, it's easy to see when the garlic has reached the level of minced-ness you are looking for! And once again, we love this product because it is dishwasher safe! Available in Green and Purple.


The Grate Plate might require a little more work on your end, but we promise the results are worth it.

This ceramic plate has teeth along the bottom to grab onto and grate your garlic cloves. To use it, hold the root of garlic clove and move in any direction to generate a fine garlic paste. This set comes with a garlic peeler, similar to the one above, and a gathering brush! Our favorite way to use it is to grate a few cloves of garlic, add a variety of Italian spices, top with olive oil and serve with bread for dipping!


If you're more of a traditionalist, the OXO Good Grips Garlic Press is a sturdy, dishwasher safe option for you!

The large-capacity hopper lets you crush multiple cloves at once while the soft, comfortable handles make for easy squeezing. The efficient hole pattern releases garlic into your pot – instead of getting stuck in the Press. Empty the hopper and pop the Garlic Press in your dishwasher for cleaning. Get it here.


Looking to crush a lot of garlic in a small kitchen? The Zyliss Susi 3 Garlic Press has a compact design so it can be easily tucked away when not in use.

This handy and compact tool will change the way you prepare garlic forever. Easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store, it provides a simple means of adding garlic to any recipe. Just insert one, or several small, unpeeled garlic cloves into the hopper and press handles together for instant results! An improved ergonomic handle will allow the garlic press to fit comfortably in your hand, while the plunger will maximize utility by delivering freshly minced garlic with minimal effort.


 Keep your garlic fresh in this adorable garlic shaped stoneware keeper!

Garlic deteriorates and molds quickly when exposed to moisture. This garlic keeper is designed with holes to allow airflow to keep the head of garlic drier, therefore extending its shelf life. While there are many options when it comes to garlic keepers, this one is our favorite because who doesn't want a cute garlic statue on their counters? Get it here


Roast whole heads of garlic in 30 minutes with the matching garlic roaster! 

This stoneware piece is the perfect size to roast a head of garlic. For perfectly roasted garlic— Slice off the top each head of garlic to expose some of the cloves inside. Place the heads on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap in the foil. Roast until cloves are lightly browned and tender, about 30 minutes. Get it here


We hope you loved reading about our favorite garlic products! Have favorites of your own? We would love to hear what they are and how you use them!

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I absolutely love my grate plate! I use it for ginger and jalapeños too!


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