Countertop garlic roaster

This countertop garlic roaster makes a great--if unexpected--gift.

It even looks like garlic! Amazon

All right, so with Valentine's Day approaching, you're probably not thinking of garlic, but it's definitely the way to this girl's heart. I love roasted garlic, but who wants to fire up the whole oven for a few measly cloves? Plus, the wait time is excruciating--when I want garlic, I don't want to wait an hour.

The Todco GR300 Roasted Garlic Express might not be a traditional gift, but it's one that would make me happy. It's an electronic garlic roaster that sits on your counter and roasts up to three cloves of garlic in just 27 minutes. You don't have to heat up the whole kitchen, and by the time you get your pasta cooked or your table set, the garlic is ready to go.

The roaster is easy to use and easy to clean, and reviews on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive. It comes in a few colors, so you can find one to match your kitchen décor.

Worried about garlic breath putting a damper on your Valentine's Day fun? The RGE Web site points out that if you and your partner both indulge, you'll cancel out the smell for each other. Go ahead, make Cupid proud.

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