You may love cooking with fresh garlic, but you may not like how difficult, and how long it takes to dice fresh garlic. You may also not like how it makes your hands and fingers smell.
You could use a garlic press, but they can be difficult to use and squeeze out some of the garlic oils, affecting flavor. Now, a product called the Garlic Pro promises to let you dice garlic like a pro.
Would it perform like a rookie in our As Seen on TV Test?
When you order the Garlic Pro you actually get two tools. You get the Garlic Pro itself and you get what they call the EZ Peel, and this supposedly will help you take the skin off the garlic.
You just pop it inside and you roll it. You can actually hear the skin coming off. If you don't get it off the first time, just put it back in and that should do the trick. There, we have it a nice clean clove.
So the key to the Garlic Pro, according to the manufacturer, are the twenty blades inside. They're very sharp blades, almost like razor blades. When you have this twisting motion, back and forth, opposite against opposite, that's what causes the chopping.
So, let's drop a couple of cloves in there and see how it works. You line it up and you have to push it down to get it to close. There, you have some chopped up garlic and it looks like it's done a pretty nice job.
Now, the more you twist it, the finer the garlic will be chopped up. Let’s take a look to see how it worked out. We have some nice chopped garlic.
My photographer Eric Walton, who is somewhat of a chef himself, told me what I just did was about twenty minutes worth of chopping garlic and I did it in less than a minute.
It's not just garlic that Garlic Pro will tackle. Just about anything else you want chopped up, this will work with. The manufacturer says you can put cookies or M&M’s in too.
I’m going to put some carrots in there and see how that works. Carrots are a little tougher than garlic but it's a good workout and, here we go, some very nice chopped carrots.
This is a product I’m really enthusiastic about whether you're chopping garlic or vegetables or whatever needs chopping. I would say Garlic Pro makes the cut and gets the big thumbs up.
The Garlic Pro easily rinses under running water if you want to go from one chop job to the next. It's also dishwasher safe and its treated plastic resists the garlic smell.
I got mine online from Bed, Bath and Beyond. It was $10, plus shipping and handling. It's also available on other websites just click on the Big Red Bar.
Next week, we'll clean up our act with the Soap Magic, it's a hands free soap dispenser.
It claims to give the perfect amount of soap every time, but would it clean up in our As Seen on TV Test? Find out next Monday at 5:30 only on NewsCenter16.