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Garlic Peelers

When you need to peel garlic, you can whack the clove with the side of a knife blade, or you can use a garlic peeler. Which does a better job?

What We Learned

When you need to peel garlic, you can whack the clove with the side of a knife blade (which works beautifully, but you get a crushed clove) or you can use a garlic peeler. You roll these devices—simple silicone or rubber tubes, or sheets that you shape into a tube—with the garlic inside, a process that gently tugs the papery skin off the cloves and leaves them intact. Thus, gar...

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