Warmday UK: Premium Stainless Steel Garlic Press

The highlights:


What is it?: A garlic press that presses the garlic flat against a hard surface, as opposed to squishing it through a small space like traditional garlic presses.

Cost: £9.99 on special offer (but states it is usually £19.98) plus £4.99 shipping.

Does it work? I guess, but it is hard work.

Would I buy it again? Nope. I might have if it was £5 or less, but a tenner for this is seriously overpriced, and I would never pay the full £20 for it!

Other options?: Yep - lots - an I will keep my eye out for a other impressive looking garlic presses: I am a big fan of things which make life easier. Where to buy: I got mine from Warmday UK, but if you google it, there's lots of online shops selling this or similar.


The Product:


So instead of the traditional garlic press, where you pop the garlic in a hole and squish it down, this one you pop the garlic on the worktop and push the press on top.





Pros:


It is easy to clean, and fairly easy to use.


Cons:


It takes a lot of pressure for this to work. I tried on a whole garlic, which failed miserably:





Then I sliced the garlic, which worked better, but I still had to put my whole body weight behind it to get it to work:




So yes, this does work ok, but it is not as impressive as I was hoping. The video on Facebook made it look like this was dead easy to use with minimal pressure, and this is simply not the case in practice. I have used other products for garlic crushing before I started this blog which were cheaper and easier to use. I shall see if I can remember where I ordered them from to review them in full!


The disappointment:


I bought this product because of a video on Facebook, but the product I received is not the same as that in the video. It is similar, but the one in the video was all metal and looked of a better quality than the one I ordered. Don't get me wrong, when I clicked on the link on the video, it took me to the website which pictured the exact same product I was sent, but this is a pet hate of mine: just advertise the product you are actually selling! I was in a rush and did not notice when clicking on the link from the video and being taken to their website that what I was buying looked slightly different to the one in the video. Maybe that's on me, but when I have googled this, I think this is bordering on an example of what trading standards describe as "bait and switch": where you show an awesome product - the bait - but then sell them something that isn't as good - the switch.


So, Warmday UK, if you are out there and listening, please do a new video showing the actual product you sell! Its not hard! If I can do a video, so can you.


I am not one to shy away from admitting my mistakes though: we learn more from the things we get wrong than the things we get right! So I will learn from this mistake, and in future pay extra attention to the product on the website I am ordering compared to the video that enticed me in!


With love, as always,


Rebecca


xxx

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