Hand-Held Garlic Mincer

Twist to Mince

This Made in the USA kitchen essential isn’t just a garlic crusher—it can also mince up ginger, olives, nuts, and herbs with a couple of quick twists.

Twist in one direction until the contents form into two triangles. Then twist in the opposite direction to consolidate the pieces together and off of the teeth. The contents are
easy to remove and it’s simple to clean.

Use this time saver to quickly chop up herbs and garlic—and keep them off your hands.
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Better than a garlic press & easier to clean.

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  • Buy 2 or More GarlicTwisters for $17.95 Each

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Eric

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce the GarlicTwister to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Joan
    1/11/2017 10:11 AM

    Sounds valuable. Can see what minced olives look like but would love to see ginger/garlic/herbs on a flat board as well. Do you have more pictures?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:41 AM

    Hi Joan, you can see minced ginger and garlic in our video.

  • Karen
    1/11/2017 10:14 AM

    This looks like a fantastic tool to have in the kitchen! The only question I have is concerning cleaning. Does it retain the garlic smell? I love cooking with garlic but the smell tends to absorb into everything. I wouldn't want everything I use if for to taste like garlic. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:42 AM

    Hi Karen, GarlicTwister is top rack dishwasher safe. Such a thorough cleaning should limit the scent, but I'll have Eric lend any tricks he knows.

  • Marcia
    Marcia – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:23 PM

    @Karen Hi Karen, I tested the GarlicTwister and have used it for garlic many times. I do place it in the top rack of my dishwasher and have not had it retain any garlic smell. Hope this helps. Marcia

  • Karen
    1/11/2017 1:03 PM

    @Marcia Thank you! I'm going to order now.

  • Jeff
    1/11/2017 10:16 AM

    Hello Eric,

    This looks like it only has two pieces, but it is hard to tell from the video. How many pieces does it have and how easy is it to clean?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:43 AM

    Hi Jeff, it is in two pieces and you can stick it in the top rack of your dishwasher.

  • Peter
    1/11/2017 10:16 AM

    What is this item made of--plastic or glass? And am I right that it is dishwasher safe?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:44 AM

    Hi Peter, it is polycarbonate and yes, it is top rack dishwasher safe.

  • Nikole
    1/11/2017 10:18 AM

    Hi Eric! Is the GarlicTwister dishwasher safe?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:44 AM

    It is on the top rack, Nikole!

  • Patty
    1/11/2017 10:22 AM

    i tried to order 4 garlic twisters but the cost comes up at $19.95 each instead of $17.95 each.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:45 AM

    Hi Patty, that is odd. I just got it to work. Make sure you're logged in and let us know if the problem persists.

  • Patricia
    1/11/2017 10:49 AM

    After you add it to your cart and click to check-out, it will deduct the $2 each from the total cost, so it adds up to $17.95 each.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:50 AM

    Good to hear, Patricia, thank you.

  • Helene
    1/11/2017 10:28 AM

    What is it made of?? Glass?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:46 AM

    It is made of polycarbonate, Helene.

  • Michelle
    1/11/2017 10:35 AM

    Hello, is this BPA free? Thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:49 AM

    It is not, Michelle.

  • Kay
    1/11/2017 11:09 AM

    @Mike Looks like a great kitchen gadget, but am disturbed with it not being BPA free. Any chance of that changing?

  • Marilyn
    1/11/2017 11:36 AM

    @Mike I was going to buy one but not now when I find it's not BPA free.

  • Neal
    1/11/2017 12:09 PM

    @U. S. Federal Government Research Provides Strong Support for BPA Safety

    In the last several years, federal government scientists have been conducting in-depth studies to answer key questions and clarify uncertainties about the safety of BPA. To date, more than 20 of these studies have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

    Taken together, the results of these studies provide strong support for the safety of BPA. Based on these results, along with results from other studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently answered the question “Is BPA safe?” with a clear answer – “Yes.”

    Key findings are briefly summarized below, with more detail available at the links.

    1. Consumer Exposure to BPA is Extremely Low.

    Large-scale biomonitoring studies in the U.S. and Canada show that typical consumer exposure to BPA is far below safe limits set by government agencies. These studies included children, adults, and pregnant women. (Learn More)

    2. BPA is Rapidly Eliminated from the Body.

    Numerous studies on laboratory animals show that BPA is efficiently converted after exposure to an inactive form, which is then rapidly eliminated from the body. These findings have been confirmed in clinical studies involving human volunteers exposed to BPA at levels much higher than typical consumer exposures. (Learn More)

    3. No Risk of Health Effects at Typical Consumer Exposure Levels.

    A large-scale subchronic toxicity study in laboratory animals found no reproductive or developmental health effects at doses even remotely close to consumer exposure levels. Other studies found no developmental neurobehavioral effects at similar low doses. These results are consistent with the way that BPA is processed in the body, which make it very unlikely that BPA could cause health effects at typical consumer exposure levels. (Learn More)

    In early 2014, FDA researchers published the results of what may be the largest-scale toxicity study ever conducted on BPA. In this subchronic study (i.e., less than a full lifetime in duration), rats were exposed to BPA during pregnancy and continuing through 90 days after birth, which covers all developmental life stages. The study included 7 low doses of BPA, which are most relevant for evaluating the safety of BPA, two high doses, and two doses of a positive control. Multiple reproductive and developmental effects were examined in the study.

    The study design allowed the researchers to evaluate many of the claims from previous small-scale studies that BPA could cause health effects at low doses. Notably, no significant reproductive or developmental effects were found at any of the 7 low doses. Effects consistent with previous studies were found only for the positive control and high doses of BPA, which confirm the validity of the study.

    The subchronic study also included extensive pharmacokinetic measurements, which help to interpret and further validate the study results. These measurements confirm that BPA is efficiently metabolized and rapidly eliminated from the body, which provides strong support for the lack of effects at low doses and the presence of effects only at very high doses of BPA that are approximately a million times higher than real-world exposure levels.

    In addition to the many reproductive and developmental effects examined in the FDA subchronic study, separate studies conducted by FDA and EPA examined the potential for low doses of BPA to cause neurobehavioral effects. Neither of these well-designed and conducted studies found evidence for neurobehavioral effects from exposure to BPA as had been reported in previous small-scale, preliminary studies.

    Overall, the results of toxicity studies conducted by FDA and EPA are consistent with what we know from pharmacokinetic studies. The way that BPA is processed in the body makes it very unlikely that BPA could cause health effects at real-life exposure levels. These studies confirm that BPA does not cause health effects at any dose even remotely close to typical consumer exposure levels.


  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:14 PM

    My goodness this is comprehensive. Thanks very much for the info, Neal. This is quite helpful.

  • Barb
    1/11/2017 10:40 AM

    Great idea. Is it made of GLASS? That would be a serious danger of breaking and/or chipping.

  • Adeline
    1/11/2017 10:44 AM

    @Barb I have this item and i LOVE it. It is made of a very sturdy plastic or acrylic. It is dishwasher safe and it does not retain the smell. It easily washes up in my dishwasher. I have a clear one for just garlic and use the green one for all other herbs. I highly recommend.

  • Marisa
    1/11/2017 10:47 AM

    @Barb The description says it's poly-carbonate.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:48 AM

    That is the technical term for sturdy plastic, Marisa. Thanks for the great testimonial, Adeline, it's very helpful.

  • Laurie
    1/11/2017 11:32 AM

    @Mike I'd love to have a variety of colors... but it appears that it's only available here, in clear. Yet when I do a search, I see LOTS of these products for sale, and in different colors (and much cheaper). What makes this different from the other garlic twists out there?

  • Belinda
    1/11/2017 11:46 AM

    @Laurie I'm following. I'd like to know, as well.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:15 PM

    Hi Laurie and Belinda, yes, there are a few other colors that GarlicTwister comes in. At the moment, we are just carrying the clear, but if there is enough demand for more colors, we will look to add them.

  • Joan
    1/11/2017 10:41 AM

    is this dishwasher safe? does it retain odor? how easy is it to clean those teeth? A more in-depth video would be helpful. Looks like a great product. Thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 10:47 AM

    Hi Joan, check out Adeline's comment above, she answers all of your questions in one fell swoop.

  • ken
    1/11/2017 10:58 AM


    love this idea and it's simplicity. Is there any way to change the dicing-sizes or is it static and only allows for minced or not?

    if you can't change the granularity, is it something for the future?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:54 PM

    I'll let Eric comment on future iterations, but as of now, the granularity is going to be pretty consistent.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 3:33 PM

    Thanks, Diane. Not much at all. That was the unanimous feedback from out testers.

  • Holly
    1/11/2017 11:13 AM

    How many olives or garlic cloves can you grind at one time?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:55 PM

    Hi Holly, depending on the size, probably a full garlic clove cut in half and a few olives.

  • JP
    1/11/2017 11:27 AM

    I have one of these and I have to is GREAT. It is easier to use than any garlic press I've used and is a breeze to clean's not just for what is shown in the video, it will also crush small amounts of nuts. AWESOME product!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 11:55 AM

    Thanks so much, JP, we appreciate the feedback!

  • Meg
    1/11/2017 11:33 AM

    I am in Ottawa Canada and I would like to order several of your garlic twisters if I could send you a prepaid way bill and arrange the shipping cam it be shipped to Canada. I am in the shipping business so I am very familiar with the customs documents. Thank you for your help.


  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 11:57 AM

    Hi Meg, we are currently unable to ship to Canada directly. Your best bet is to use a third party service like Bongo to get items shipped to you over the border.

  • Amy
    1/11/2017 12:19 PM

    The description indicates it's good for herbs but I'm not seeing that demonstrated.

    Also, more live demo of different people turning the tool would be great - I feel like for some things like ginger this has the potential to be difficult.


  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 3:31 PM

    Hi Amy, our testers found GarlicTwister very easy to operate with little effort required. Herbs will likely be the easiest to mince.

  • Pat
    1/11/2017 12:22 PM

    will it mince onion?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 12:56 PM

    Hi Pat, if you cut it up, yes.

  • Malcolm
    1/11/2017 12:22 PM

    Hi Eric. Just wanted to know if this item is different from the ones that have been out in the market for years. I have two of them and have given them as gifts to family and friends. If they are the same, let me say they are great. Occasionally some pieces need re-doing. The coarseness can be moderately controlled with the number of twists. I remove the chopped material with a plastic knife, so as to not damage the inside. They are very sturdy and after more than 100 uses show no sign of wear still work great. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/11/2017 3:33 PM

    Hi Malcolm, based on your description of durability and ease of use, they could be similar. Helping set GarlicTwister apart is it's American manufactured origins and it's lifetime guarantee.

  • Diane
    1/11/2017 2:07 PM

    Awesome invention! How much pressure does it take to turn the two pieces?

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