Why The 'Garlic Rocket' Could Be A Kitchen Game-Changer

Garlic has been eaten for millennia, tracing back to the times of ancient Egypt, Babylonia, China, and India, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Garlic also has a number of health benefits and has been used for medicinal purposes, such as easing digestion, reducing blood pressure, and alleviating symptoms of the common cold (per Healthline). Over the years, garlic has been enjoyed in various forms (minced, powdered, peeled, roasted, and more) and incorporated into a variety of dishes. Even though the Queen disagrees, the powerful allium offers a complex aroma and savory flavor to anything it touches — toast, meats, veggies, sauces, dips, soups, salads, stews, you name it. The pungent crop adds the punch that just about every meal is missing.

When cooking with garlic, things can get a little messy, especially if you're working with fresh cloves. The thin peels have a tendency to get everywhere. The proper chopping technique takes a bit of time to perfect, and many of the tools on the market aren't always the most ergonomic. But one man has designed a device that can make crushing garlic one of the easiest culinary tasks to accomplish.

This device makes crushing garlic extremely easy

Behold: the Garlic Rocket! The brand-new gadget crushes whole garlic cloves in a matter of seconds, saving the user time and energy. Its inventor, Peter Bindner, nicknamed "The Garlic Rocket Man" for reasons that should be obvious, created the handheld appliance for home cooks of all skill levels and strengths, according to The Takeout. The genius apparatus also claims to prevent "garlic-smelling fingers," as stated in a press release.

A promotional video for the Garlic Rocket demonstrates how it works and how quick and easy it is to reap its benefits. "The biggest garlic innovation for more than 100 years" fits up to three unpeeled garlic cloves, and with a few twists of a lever, you can enjoy freshly minced garlic. The video also demonstrates that all it takes is some hot water to clean out the chamber. The brand's website currently allows visitors to receive email updates and contribute to its Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns before the product launches to the masses. So, should we toss out our garlic presses? Only time will tell. Once the Garlic Rocket officially hits the market, it could be a massive hit in kitchens everywhere — and get people to actually enjoy prepping the bulbous plant as much as they love eating it.