Dicing garlic is, obviously, not my forte. Otherwise I would have been a chef extraordinaire instead of dishing out literature on Crave Asia.
Not too long ago, I played a tiny role in preparing homemade steamed mussels with garlic and tomato broth. The shellfish dish was cheap, easy to prepare, and delicious, but there was a tiny problem. The garlic left a pungent smell on the fingers. Sure, the condiment's great for flavoring, but the lingering odor negates any after-dinner plans.
Which is why I think the Garlic Zoom is a brilliant kitchen accessory. Pop a peeled clove in the transparent cylinder and the stainless steel blade within will cut the bulb into tiny bits when you roll it back and forth. After you're done, simply open the lid and tap the garlic bits out.
The Garlic Zoom is available on Firebox for $11.50, which is a small price to pay for some kitchen fun. Otherwise, you could opt for the cheapo option of rubbing your hands on a stainless steel utensil to get rid of the smell.
(Via Crave Asia)