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Peeling Garlic - How to Peel Garlic

Updated on September 4, 2014

Easiest Ways to Peel Garlic

Are you sick of peeling garlic cloves the old fashioned way? Do you serve roasted garlic only on special occasions because it is a pain to prepare? Well if that's the case then reading this page makes this your lucky day; prepare to be awed! :)

Here are two of the absolute easiest ways to peel garlic cloves. I guarantee after reading this page, you'll be peeling garlic one of two ways. And you'll be peeling it in no time at all.

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How to Peel Garlic Easily
How to Peel Garlic Easily

Insert Several Cloves Into Garlic Peeler Roller

I put approximately 5 good sized cloves into the garlic peeler tube. Use whatever amount is easy for you to manage.

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#1 Way to Peel Garlic Easily

- the Good Grips

Garlic Peeler

Best Garlic Peeler EVER!


Amazingly Quick, Easy Way to Peel Garlic

OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler with Stay-Clean Storage Case
OXO Good Grips Silicone Garlic Peeler with Stay-Clean Storage Case

My husband and I will NEVER peel garlic the old fashioned way again. This garlic peeler roller tube makes the job super simple. I'm getting several more this year for our kids who cook; they will make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.

Quick, no mess and no stinky fingers! Yay! THIS is how to peel garlic! :)

Using Garlic Peeler with Two Hands
Using Garlic Peeler with Two Hands

Roll the Garlic Peeler

I use two hands to roll the garlic peeler tube firmly on a solid work surface. This is the easiest way for me.

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Using Garlic Peeler with One Hand
Using Garlic Peeler with One Hand

Use Two Hands or One....

My husband uses the garlic peeler with one hand. Give it a try both ways. Either method works quickly and easily to peel the garlic cloves.

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Pause for a Poll - One Hand or Two?

Would you be a one-handed roller or a two-handed roller?

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Garlic Peels Easily Removed with Garlic Peeler Roller
Garlic Peels Easily Removed with Garlic Peeler Roller

Look - No Peels on the Garlic Cloves!

You'll be amazed how quickly you can clean an entire head of garlic. This garlic peeler is fast becoming one of our favorite kitchen tools.

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A Look Inside

Inside View of Garlic Peeler Roller
Inside View of Garlic Peeler Roller

The proof is inside the garlic peeler roller tube. Most of the garlic peels remain inside the tube after use.

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Easy to Use Garlic Peeler - How to Peel Garlic Easily
Easy to Use Garlic Peeler - How to Peel Garlic Easily

Rinse and Clean

After peeling as many garlic cloves as you need, rinse the garlic peeler tube under running water. (It is also safe on the top shelf of the dishwasher if preferred.)

Just remember to allow the garlic peeler to dry thoroughly before using again. Store in the ventilated plastic case for safe keeping.

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#2 Way to Peel Garlic Easily

- Shake it Up!

An Executive Food Editor Peels Garlic - In Less Than 10 Seconds

Todd Coleman, the Executive Food Editor at Saveur Magazine demonstrates his super easy method to peeling garlic cloves. Get some garlic cloves, two stainless steel bowls of equal size and follow along.

How to Peel Garlic in Less Than 10 Seconds

Got Bowls? - If You Want to Do It Like Todd

You can order two same-size stainless steel mixing bowls from Amazon and have them delivered to your front door in no time at all. (And you don't even have to leave the house.)

Will you be using either of these methods to peel garlic?

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      6 years ago

      I have to agree, I hate peeling garlic. This is a cool little gadget. Neat idea!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love this idea for peeling garlic! Garlic and onions are 2 of my favorite flavorings. I buy garlic already peeled at the local chinese market but it's sometimes old.

    • LisaDH profile image


      6 years ago

      Great idea. I hate peeling garlic! Normally I cheat and buy the stuff that's already peeled and chopped. :-)

    • biminibahamas profile image


      6 years ago

      fun gadget ... love it!

    • JoanieMRuppel54 profile image

      Joanie Ruppel 

      6 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Thanks for introducing me to two new ways to peel garlic!

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      6 years ago

      Pretty nifty device.

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      love this useful gadget. thanks for the tip

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Wow, I'd never heard of this garlic peeler. Garlic is a pain to peel... that sticky yuck that makes the peels stick to my fingers. Great information! Love the hands (and hand) on demos!

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      6 years ago

      Wow. Thanks for the tip. I tried using fresh garlic for a while, but then decided it wasn't worth the effort. Perhaps I'll reconsider now that I know how the pro's do it.

    • Pam Irie profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      @Helene-Malmsio: Yeah, we used to do that too, except when we roast the whole garlic, we don't want the cloves to be crushed at all. This gadget keeps the garlic cloves intact....just removes the peels. :)

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      6 years ago

      I didn't know a garlic-peeling gadget even existed! Just added it to my Amazon shopping cart. Thanks for the info!

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      6 years ago

      Clever gadget, I just use the flat of a knife blade and crush the clove slightly, then the skin just falls off....

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      6 years ago

      I always get my husband to peel the garlic, thanks for sharing this information


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