In Birmingham, AL, our local paper has a weekly arts and entertainment section that always includes an interview with "local chefs." I put that term in quotation marks because that's what the paper calls them, but very often it's someone like the manager for a chain restaurant or even a local nursing home. Yikes. The paper asks everyone the same questions, regardless of how much actual food prep experience these people have. (You know they can't be real chefs when their favorite other restaurant is Taco Bell and their last meal request includes tater tots.)
One of the standard questions is "Kitchen gadget you are most disappointed with" and 9 times out of 10 the reply is "a garlic press." I've begun to think they only say that because the refer to earlier interviews.
IS there something terribly terribly wrong with garlic presses? I bought mine probably 25 years ago on the recommendation of "The Frugal Gourmet." It's a Susi and it has always worked fine for me. So what's the problem?