I really can’t remember how many years I have had The Garlic Twist, made by Next Trend Generation. It has to be at least 10 years.
I do, however, remember that I bought it in a ‘Cookware’ shop in Marlborough, Wiltshire. And that I was with my dear friend Sarah at the time.
Having been a bit of a kitchen gadget collector all my married life, I was drawn in by the demonstration given. Therefore, I couldn’t resist buying this, not that I knew it at the time, fantastic Garlic Twist.
Traditional garlic presses never really did it for me. I can’t bear the waste that’s left in the bottom of them and then having to clean it out was a nightmare!
So I guess you are asking ‘Where can I buy it today?’
Well, these days, you can buy pretty much anything on Amazon. And The Garlic Twist is no exception.
However, the design has changed slightly with, what looks like, bigger groves where your hands grip it to twist.
I have mainly used mine for garlic and chilli and ginger, but whilst researching the availability on Amazon, I notice it can be used for many other things too. I am definitely going to try out herbs in it, especially after buying herb chopping devices that just don’t work.
Please leave me a comment if you have a trusted herb chopper, I am not averse to buying another gadget! 🤣 But I will try The Garlic Twist first.
It is so durable; I have dropped it more times than I can remember.
It’s simplicity itself to clean. Just put it in the dishwasher or the washing up bowl and when you pick up to wash, it’s already clean!
Using it could not be easier!
Incredibly easy to use. Just either peel the garlic cloves or give them a squash with the flat side of a knife to loosen the skin of the cloves and pop them in the garlic twist and twist away.
When you have lovely minced garlic, and this is where the clear design really helps, just twist gently to make the minced garlic into two neat triangles opposite each other.
This photo is from my Amazing Vegan Miso Hummus because Hummus always needs freshly minced garlic – Yummy!
You can then easily remove the garlic with a knife, or small spoon, straight into the recipe you are using.
There is the capacity for approximately 4 large cloves or 6 smaller ones.
More than 10 years on from when I purchased mine, I use it most days – I eat a lot of garlic! 🧄🧄🧄🧄
It’s also the oldest kitchen gadget I have. That is a real testament to how strong and durable it is. Which, because of my obseesion with buying gadgets, is slightly annoying. I really like the look of the purple one. 😉
If you have one already or purchase one after reading this post, I look forward to your comments on how you find it, and what you have used it for.
Happy Garlic Mincing!