Monthly Archives: July 2012

zyliss garlic press

this garlic press from zyliss (swiss brand) absolutely excels any other garlic press/crusher i have ever used. after failing with 3 other garlic presses/crushers, i can tell how smartly designed this one is, paying attention to all the small details i wanted, from the easy pressing of garlic cloves to the cleaning up residual garlic peels (which tends to get very bothersome).

as shown in the image above, the zyliss garlic press has a pressing head attached to the main body and is made with strong plastic. this design feature prevents the head from breaking or deformed. the other garlic press i used to use was made with stainless steel and had a detachable head, which was good for washing but eventually got broken when i forced to press a little bigger garlic clove than intended.

and you see this blue thingy which is attached inside the handle?

this detachable attachment actually serves as a cleaning brush, which has exactly the same dot pattern as the head, allowing the washing of the head amazingly easy. all you have to do is to insert the brush into the head a couple of times, and rinse it thoroughly. you don’t have to use your fingers or nails or other washing sponge at all, enabling your hands to keep nice & clean. no more smelly fingers after cooking!

i am very happy with the zyliss garlic press and can definitely recommend it.

poem – friendship

something has broken in me
whatever we have built
has now all fallen apart

finally realised
that you crossed the line

at first a feeling of guilt
that turned into anger
then disappointment followed
and slowly, sadness emerged

the best thing is
just to turn my back
and walk away

no going back
it’s too late

you may never know
that something
really broke in me