There is no accident this garlic press and container looks like a glass and stainless steel version of a garlic bulb in bloom. This is the kind of inspired design Eva Solo brings to the kitchen table :-)
The Eva Solo designers noted that garlic press which used a grid worked just fine on crushing the garlic, but cleaning them was a bit of a pain. So they did away with the grid.
Note the slits instead of the more familiar grid in the photo above. The press still use the same principle of a level, pushing the garlic through, leaving the skin behind.
It worked beautifully! Pretty much everything in the bulb was finely crushed. The skin was left behind intact. Cleaning was simple... lift the skin, clear off the crushed garlic into a bowl, rinse.
The glass jar is both a stand for the press and container for the unused garlic bulbs. The combo is so nice looking that you will be happy to leave it out on the counter.
BTW, Stainless steel will take the garlic smell away. Garlic contains sulfur molecules. When cutting garlic, the molecules are transferred to your skin. Washing your hands with water heightens the smell because the water causes the sulfur to turn into sulfuric acid (the same thing that makes you cry when cutting onions). When you touch stainless steel, the molecules in the steel bind with the sulfur molecules on your hands, thus transferring the molecules (along with the smell) to the metal and off from your hands.
We love their garlic press and use it often. The contact of the fingers while washing the press is enough to rid them of the garlic smell....works with onions as well.