The stylish design of this garlic crusher makes this messy task much easier. By using downward pressure and a rocking motion it crushes garlic cloves quickly and efficiently, forcing the pieces up through the mesh of holes. Once crushed, the garlic pieces are held in the shallow bowl, allowing them to be spooned or scraped easily into a pan. Additional cloves can also be crushed at this stage before emptying. When finished, the unit can be rinsed under running water and used to gently rub the hands and fingers to reduce any garlic odour (stainless steel is thought to remove the strong odours left from handling garlic). Dishwasher safe.