Tool: Garlic Press
A garlic press is a kitchen device that allows one to crush a whole clove of garlic in a single motion. It renders the clove even more finely crushed than if minced with a knife. Cloves can be placed in the press whole with skin on to save even more time, although it may require a bit more pressure. Other uses include crushing ginger, which can be done if the ginger is cut into rounds.
Tip: Be sure to wash your garlic press immediately after use; if any remaining garlic is allowed to dry, the holes can become blocked. If this happens, soak in a mug of warm water for 5 minutes, and poke out the garlic with a toothpick.