I want to tell you today about a rather brilliant little device I’ve found that’s making my life less, well, smelly. Now don’t worry, I’m not going to start talking about enemas again, I’m talking about the smell of garlic. You know that pungent aroma, it can be so intoxicating, drifting through the house, mixed with hot butter and baking bread. It does not smell so sweet however, on your fingers… for hours afterwards.
Normal garlic presses require first for the garlic to be peeled. The artful cook can peel a clove with limited skin contact but it after crushing that the problems begin. To get the remaining bits of skin and flesh, trapped in the regular garlic press, must be picked out with a knife… or your fingers. Dreamfarm designs has done away with these tedious requirements in one fell swoop with the invention of the Gar-ject!
The name “Gar-ject” is a contraction of “garlic” and “eject”, named so because that is precisely what it does. After crushing the garlic, you simply lift the lever around to the other side, give it a little squeeze and press the “eject” button. There is nothing quite so satisfying as watching the garlic scraps fling out of the Garject and into the bin!
What’s even better is that the Gar-ject eliminates the need to peel the garlic too. You simply plonk your clove in the device, squeeze to crush, invert and eject. No skin-to-garlic contact at all!
Since the dawn of civilisation, wise folk have known the benefits of eating garlic. And for the very reasonable price of $39.95, that’s something I’ll be able to do frequently… without the giveaway stinky hands.