The garlic press is definitely my favorite cooking tool. I love garlic, but don't like to smell like garlic for the rest of the day after preparing a meal. I went to a Pampered Chef party last February and that was one of the items I decided to try since some of the other ladies raved about theirs. The consultant featured the garlic press while making a pizza for us to sample. What sold me? The fact that you can take a whole unpeeled garlic clove and place it in the press, press the handles together and voila! out comes the garlic! Definitely an awesome tool and a must have for any fresh garlic loving chef!