Garlic peeler

A garlic peeler is a kitchen utensil used to take off the skin off the garlic cloves.

Silicon tube garlic peeler with peeled garlic clove

A closed, hard-walled container, such as a jar or lidded tub or bowl, can be used to peel garlic. The bulb of garlic is smashed with the bottom of the container, and the cloves placed in the container and shaken to separate them from their skins.[1][2][3]

Video of garlic peeler tube in action

One garlic-peeling device is a silicone or rubber tube. Using hands to apply a moderate pressure and to rotate the tube on a cutting board or a table makes the skin come off the clove. The tube peeler was invented by Ben Omessi, a retired American architect who was designing home items for people with disabilities and it was patented in 1998.[3][4][5]

A food chopper can also be used to peel garlic, by replacing the blades with a central device having a surface featuring large bumps. The rotation will push the cloves to bounce between the wall and the bumpy surface, taking the skin off.[6]

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  1. ^ Gonzalez, Neil (May 9, 2014). "How to Peel an Entire Bulb of Garlic Without Actually Peeling". WonderHowTo. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  2. ^ Laliberte, Marissa (13 February 2017). "How to Peel Garlic in Seconds". Reader's Digest.
  3. ^ a b Silicone garlic peeler - the magic, the physics, March 27, 2015,, retrieved at 19 May 2017
  4. ^ Description: GB2315990 (A) ― 1998-02-18 - Hand operated garlic peeler,
  5. ^ A Simple Garlic Peeler That Works Almost Too Well, 21 Februarie 1996, Suzanne Hamlin, The New York Times, retrieved at 19 May 2017
  6. ^ Choppì, 19 September 2013, Ariete Elettrodomestici, YouTube, retrieved at 19 May 2017

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