01 September 2014

..::Product Review::.. Bru Joy Deluxe Stainless Steel Garlic Press

My Review of the Bru Joy Stainless Steel Garlic Press

What is it exactly?

     From the website . . .
"No more stinking hands! Imagine, you are busying cooking and need to add some juicy garlic mince into that yummy dish. You simply pop in an unpeeled garlic clove into Bru Joy Garlic Press' big garlic chamber, press the two easy-grip-handles to give it a good squeeze, beautifully crushed garlic mince all coming out from the holes effortlessly. You flick open the mince head to take out the skins and give the chamber a quick rinse or pop the garlic press into dish-washer. That's it! You enjoy fresh garlic pulp with a breeze!"


Bru Joy sent me the Deluxe Stainless Steel Garlic Press for review.

The original price of this garlic press is $66.99 on Amazon.  It is currently on sale for $17.95 with free shipping for Prime members.

Packaging & Presentation

When I opened up the exterior box, I was excited to find the new garlic press!  

The front of the box was pretty basic, it showed a picture of the contents.

Front of the box
When I flipped it over, the back of the box gave a little more detail, and specified that it is indeed, 100% dishwasher safe (which is definitely a plus for me)!

Back of the box

Upon opening the box, the garlic press and the cleaning brush were wrapped in cellophane.  There were no instructions inside the box.

Box contents

My Personal Experience with the Bru Joy Stainless Steel Garlic Press

First, I would like to state that I have never used a garlic press before, and garlic is definitely my favorite ingredient in all my meals.  I was one of those people who took the easy way out and bought the jarred stuff from the grocery store.  I had no idea you could get fresh minced garlic in seconds by using one of these handy contraptions. I inspected it.  It was definitely a quality made press!  No breaking this easily!  It extended 180º, and has 2 handles and a free-swinging chamber.

Close up shot of the Bru Joy Garlic Press
Next, I got everything set up so I can try it out!  The only fresh garlic I had was elephant garlic, and the cloves are huge.  The manufacturer states that only 2 medium-sized garlic cloves should go in the chamber at one time.  I chopped mine up so it was approximately the size of such.

I was finally ready to press the garlic!  I inserted the garlic clove into the chamber...

Inserted clove into chamber

I pressed the handles together...


...and I had fresh minced garlic!

Fresh garlic!

The cleanup was simple, too.  After you are done pressing all the garlic that you need for your recipe, you wash it under warm water.  You can use the included brush to get the skins and the remaining garlic out of the chamber without having to touch it.  Also, since it is 100% dishwasher safe, it's easy to get it super clean!

Brushing the garlic remnants out of the chamber

Lastly, the storage solution is easy!  You can either stick it back in the original box and store it in a drawer or you can take advantage of the 2 hanging rings on the back of the handles and hang it up in your kitchen like I did:

Easy to store!

Pros of the Bru Joy Stainless Steel Garlic Press
  • Heavy duty.  This will never break.  You can probably run it over with a truck, and still press garlic the next minute!
  • Super easy.  It was very easy to press through the chamber.
  • Money saver.  Pre-minced jarred garlic is expensive compared to a small bulb.  Plus it is fresh.  What can compare to that?!

Cons of the Bru Joy Stainless Steel Garlic Press
  • No included instructions.  I know that it is pretty simple to figure out, but some people like detailed steps like I do so I know I am getting the most out of my garlic press.
  • It must be hung up on 2 equidistant hooks, you can not hang it up on one, or it fully extends.

Not all garlic presses are made the same.  That is the truth!  Even though I have never used one before, I will never be able to use another.  I am hooked on this device, and I will get as much use out of it as I can.  

I was super happy with the results of the review, and now I have an excuse to put more garlic in my recipes!  

Are you wanting to try the Bru Joy Stainless Steel Garlic Press, too?  Click the link below, and order away!  


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DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above for free from Bru Joy. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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