What other ingredients can be minced by the Garlic Twister?
Ginger, olives, chili peppers, shallots, certain herbs, peppercorns and nuts etc. For ginger, we recommend first slicing into thin discs before twisting. See video here.
How do I peel the garlic skin?
Grip the Garlic Twister, and give the clove a "whack!". This loosens the skin for quick removal. See video here.
The garlic gets "stuck" in the unit after twisting.
Make sure you gather the garlic into "triangles" prior to removal, this gets it out from between the teeth.
To form the two triangles, twist in one direction until you form two triangles. Then, twist in the opposite direction to compact your ingredients and gather the garlic off the teeth. Finally, turn again to push the ingredients to the middle. You can see a video of this here.
I have wrist arthritis. Can I use the Garlic Twister?
People with more severe wrist arthritis may have a harder time. However, many people with milder arthritis are able to use the gadget. Here are a few tips:
- Grip the Garlic Twister and give the garlic clove a "slap" to loosen the clove. This fractures the clove allowing subsequent twisting to be much easier.
- When twisting, work your way down. Don't start with the unit fully closed. Start with just 2-3 cloves until you get used to the motion. Once you are familiar with it, you can do up to 5-6 cloves at a time (that's what we do!)
What is this made of? Are the teeth sharp?
This is currently made of high-grade plastic polycarbonate. We plan to start producing it in Tritan in 2023, as due to COVID there have been supply shortages. The teeth are designed to mince ingredients and not to cause harm.
What is the warranty on your product?
We stand by our products and believe in using quality materials. We offer a limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects. Please contact us for return instructions. Older generations of the Garlic Twister are subject to a two year warranty.