1. Garlic Press
This is a tool well worth the investment & can seriously speed up your weeknight cooking without sacrificing the fresh garlic flavor so many genres of cooking incorporate. If the thought of tediously peeling garlic for an ordinary meal turns you off, you need a garlic press. I find myself reaching for this tool almost every day – just pull a clove of garlic off of the head, put it into the press and squeeze it straight into your bowl or pan. You don’t need a knife or cutting board and you won’t get sticky, garlicky fingers from peeling – it’s a win win with minimal clean up! Plus if you are a ginger lover like me, this also works great to press a knob of ginger straight into your dishes.
Here is the one I use & recommend – it has a built in cleaning tool, plus it’s dishwasher safe 😍 – a must in my house!