We've tried a lot of different kitchen tools for slicing and dicing garlic aboard Eolian. But this little jewel that Jane found at the Ace Hardware in Friday Harbor takes first prize, running away.
Here's the business end. You open the top and place your peeled clove on the grid. Closing the top pushes it thru; all those little green fingers on the lid make sure that every delicious morsel is pushed all the way thru.
And for neat handling, the diced garlic goes into this little drawer, which you can then just pull out. I'd say it holds 3-4 tablespoons, which ought to be enough for most meals. Maybe. But I suppose you could dump it and come back for more. (Yes, we like garlic aboard Eolian. You have been warned.)
For cleaning, the grid snaps out...
And the the gray plastic sweeper (what would YOU call it?) sweeps any garlic goodness that may be trapped between the fingers. It's a clever design.
Finally, if you'd prefer sliced garlic instead of diced, there is a slicing grid stored in the very bottom.
They come in several colors, for about $10-13. Now we are going to have to get one of these for the house.