5 Stars By AXtorm on 2017-03-07
but I was very surprised that it was so easy to use
Zyliss Garlic Press, where have you been all my life! I haven't had this very long or used it very often, but I was very surprised that it was so easy to use. As the product description says, you don't peel the cloves, just press them. It did leave some clove meat behind, but not very much at all. You can try to pick it out if you're that concerned. The little brush is nice. I like that it fits inside the press. It's not as heavy as it looks, but it does have weight; it's not plastic.
5 Stars By Evelyn C. on 2016-09-22
like grating garlic or ginger
I have fibromyalgia which effects anything I do with my hands, like grating garlic or ginger, which I use every day in an Amish concoction for my hypertension.... this had been such a pain. After getting the Zyliss though it's a breeze. I pop two or three small cloves of garlic (only cut off the very tips of the ends) and then squeeze. The garlic pops out on the outer side and leaves the hull in a neat little packed thing so I can most of the time just pull it out in one go. Then to clean it I use the little red brush (mostly the 3 little prongs) the trick is to punch from the outside rather than the inside (which seems intuitive but doesn't work as well) A quick rinse as I am punching and then I dry it off thoroughly which doesn't take any time, then I cut a piece of ginger, use a spoon to peel it and pop it in the holder, squeeze and voila. Getting the ginger remains is not as easy as the garlic but it is still pretty easy. With the ginger punch the hole from the outside then use the 3 prongs to pick out the hull part, in most cases it sticks to the prongs. Overall if this were to break I would buy another one for sure.
5 Stars By Practical in NYC! on 2017-09-11
I bought this to replace the 20-year-old Zyliss press I had -- it worked. Just, the person who gave it to me is a toxic mess; I didn't want a reminder of her.
I don't know why I waited so long to replace it! This model is so much better!
I love this press! I use it for ginger as well. Works perfectly, and I appreciate that Zyliss includes the hole cleaner!
5 Stars By B. Mook on 2012-07-30
I've been using this for about a month now, give or take, and it works better than I'd hoped. You can fit one, maybe two, cloves in the hopper without peeling them beforehand.
The output is impressive as well, compared to the standard-type press I had before the Zyliss. It has a good heft to it, isn't too hard to squeeze and clean-up has been pretty easy - usually removing the left-behind husk takes almost everything out of the hopper.
The blue cleaning tool is useful, but is a little weird to use.
No regrets buying this so far.
4 Stars By GottaHaveCute on 2016-08-22
Best garlic press but not as good as old design
Zyliss makes the best garlic press. It works well especially if you are feeling a little lazy and don't want to mince a bunch of garlic with a knife, and I really like how it comes with a tool to clean the holes. The only issue I have is that the design is not as ergonomic as the one I bought 25 years ago but finally broke. The new design is just not as comfortable for people with small hands.
5 Stars By Brent Trafton on 2016-01-28
5 start Garlic Press - 1 star cleaning tool
Zyliss Susi 3 Garlic Press works really good but the cleaning tool is flimsy and once a single pin gets bent, it is worthless. However, I contacted the distributor through their website and they sent me a replacement cleaning tool promptly.
It is really hard to clean without the cleaning tool, so make sure to get a replacement when it breaks.
5 Stars By Michelle on 2017-07-10
I absolutely love his press and I have not found one like ...
This is the updated version of the garlic press my dad bought 30+ years ago. I absolutely love his press and I have not found one like it. My dad bought me this as a gift and I was skeptical, it looks just like the others that I've tried. But I was wrong, this is just as great as the original and I couldn't be more happy with it. No more internal cringing when I need to use fresh garlic!
5 Stars By SC on 2016-02-17
Works the best out of the ones I've tried, including the high end model
This one works the best out of the few I tried. Almost zero pulp left behind (I peeled the garlic first) and the masher has little spikes that push everything through the mincing mesh.
It is aluminum but seems solid and nicely made. I would have preferred stainless steel, but the expensive one I tried (the swiss one that gets the highest ratings) did not work as well as this one in my opinion. This one was easier to squeeze, seemed to have a slightly higher capacity, and leaves almost zero pulp behind. Was easier to handle overall too. If you need stainless steel the swiss one was good, but this one performs very well and was easy to clean. I am happy and this is a keeper.
2 Stars By P. Radcliffe on 2010-07-05
Much too hard to press
I had an older, small Zyliss press that worked just fine but finally gave up the ghost. Ordered this based on the great reviews (crossed my fingers and ignored the few not so great reviews). I am a woman with average hands and strength (please don't ask me to define average), but pressing a clove of garlic through this thing was a real workout. First, it is a rather large press so getting your hand(s) around it for good leverage is a stretch. I tried it with peeled and unpeeled garlic. I snipped off the garlic tips. I cut the garlic in half. I put only one clove in at a time. Still, it required a huge effort for me to press the garlic through. Called my husband and, although he could manage it, he, too, thought it was much too hard and uncomfortable to deal with. Not sure why there is such a difference of opinion on how easy/tough this is to use, but I am going to purchase something smaller and hope for the best.
5 Stars By EconomicsGuy on 2015-12-22
By far one of the best kitchen gadgets on the market. I can't live without it.
The Zyliss Susi 3 is the best garlic press on the market, hands down. I use this garlic press literally every weekend. It produces a large amount of garlic from each glove and it works equally well with peeled AND unpeeled garlic cloves. I've actually owned a succession of Susi garlic press models and they get better and better as Zyliss continues to refine the design. There are a couple of really important features that make the Susi design better than the others: 1. The part that presses down on the clove has pointed teeth that push through the papery clove cover and then push the crushed garlic through the holes. This ensures that the pressed garlic isn't trapped inside the paper coating stemming from the unpeeled cloves. 2. This model includes a handle cleaning tool that perfectly clears the garlic press holes after use. In earlier models, it was very difficult to clear the holes after use. And, the cleaning tool snaps into the handle insuring that you never lose the cleaning tool. It travels right along with the press.