I don’t much enjoy shopping. I find the high of purchasing to be fleeting, and I often find myself second-guessing my purchases by the time I have arrived at home. Or I end up having buyer’s remorse, because I am always afraid that things I have spent good money on are going to break. Needless to say, I find myself feeling extremely dissatisfied and annoyed when the things I do own finally break.
Today, I broke my Ekco garlic press. I’ve been using it for (what else?) pressing garlic, and the handle cracked at the same time as the metal press broke. Argh.
I’m more annoyed at the waste of having this kitchen utensil break (this is the third garlic press we’ve owned) than I am by the inconvenience of it – I’m not planning to replace it, as I’m pretty sure a knife can also do the trick of chopping garlic in a satisfactory manner.
Do you slice, mince or crush your garlic? Do you have a special device to help you along, or do you make do with a simple paring knife?
Do tell. Clearly, this is one of those “need to know” things.