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Re: Kitchen Gadgets/Appliances - the good and the bad

I LOVE having a garlic rocker. So much easier to clean than a garlic press.



My sister got me a garlic peeler for Christmas and said it was magic, but I had been in the habit of rinsing garlic before peeling, and the darn thing wasn't working... until I tried it dry, and it worked. Like magic.
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Old 21.05.2017, 12:53
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Re: Kitchen Gadgets/Appliances - the good and the bad

I've never even thought of rinsing garlic before peeling. I'd just bash the clove with the flat side of a decent knife and then it peels easily. That was until I discovered the microwave trick - load the cloves into the mw, 10-15 seconds, take out. Peels right off; don't always even need to clip the ends off but I usually still do.
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That also sounds like magic! But I don't own a microwave, so the garlic roller it has to be.

I rinse literally everything fruit/vegetable-related... a habit ingrained in me from a very early age by my germ-phobic former-nurse grandmother.


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I've never even thought of rinsing garlic before peeling. I'd just bash the clove with the flat side of a decent knife and then it peels easily. That was until I discovered the microwave trick - load the cloves into the mw, 10-15 seconds, take out. Peels right off; don't always even need to clip the ends off but I usually still do.
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That also sounds like magic! But I don't own a microwave, so the garlic roller it has to be.

I rinse literally everything fruit/vegetable-related... a habit ingrained in me from a very early age by my germ-phobic former-nurse grandmother.
Lets hope the water you use is germ free too then
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Now I want a garlic rocker!
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Old 21.05.2017, 16:25
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I really appreciate appliances that turn themselves off when they're done. To that effect I can't believe nobody mentioned a steamer.

In the US I was a die-hard rice cooker fan, until I found that my steamer could do that and all my veggies perfectly. I have one of those multi-basket jobs where you stack things... Absolute necessity, and cuts out a single-use appliance.

Slow cooker tho, who needs it when you can use a pressure cooker? Does essentially the same thing. Sure the pulled pork is not /as/ good, but I can't get the right cuts here anyways.

Aside from that, I think toaster ovens get a gold star. Make cakes while my oven is already baking a cake? Why yes, I think I will. Slow roast veggies in the oven while I quickly roast my lamb at a different temperature? Why yes. Heat up my pita bread or tortillas? Open face sandwiches? Toast? Thanks little oven, you're a champ.

I also really liked having a coffee grinder- I don't drink coffee, but it grinds up spices, herbs, and seeds (e.g. flax) much faster than a mortar and pestle, and doesn't give me the nails-on-a-chalkboard feeling.
I did. And I like mine. Never made rice in it though. Yet.

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I LOVE having a garlic rocker. So much easier to clean than a garlic press.



My sister got me a garlic peeler for Christmas and said it was magic, but I had been in the habit of rinsing garlic before peeling, and the darn thing wasn't working... until I tried it dry, and it worked. Like magic.
I can't see how this works? Is there a piece missing on the photo or how do they get squashed in the end?
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Old 21.05.2017, 17:08
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I can't see how this works? Is there a piece missing on the photo or how do they get squashed in the end?
You put the peeled garlic clove on the chopping board and then rock from side to side with the rocker whilst pressing down so that the garlic is forced through the holes.
It's similar to a potato masher in it's mode of action.
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Re: Kitchen Gadgets/Appliances - the good and the bad

Curley- I missed it in your list of other good things! Sorry about that. It really does rice nicely when you get the proportions right, and you can just wrap soaked sticky rice in some butcher paper and it's perfect like in Thailand.

Definitely worth trying!
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Not sure why you'd need a backlit one - do you often cook in the dark?
Summer has come and gone and I have a my first Thermapen-supported grill season behind me.

It's marvelous. Why didn't I get one sooner? So fast, so handy, so reliable.
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