Unitasker Wednesday: Electric garlic roaster

Garlic RoasterMy wife and I love garlic. We generally go overboard on our garlic intake, but we tend to have a hefty tolerance for each other’s garlic breath so it works out okay. Even with our mutual cravings for all things garlic, we find this Electric Garlic Roaster ridiculous.

Roasting garlic isn’t rocket science. You put it in a conventional oven wrapped in tin foil with a little olive oil. There is no need for another small appliance. Unless, of course, you are pulled in by this gadget’s cool garlic shape. I guess the shape will help you remember what it is for when you find it in the back of one of your cupboards in 10 years. So, I guess, that’s a good thing.

**Unitasker Wednesday posts humorously poke fun at the single-use items that manage to find their way into our homes.

9 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Electric garlic roaster”

  1. posted by Guinnevere on

    if you love garlic as much as i do, you need this necklace:



    i love it! i love all vegetables… they’re so pretty.

  2. posted by Dustin on

    I think you need those necklaces to ward off robotic vampires.

  3. posted by sunsail on

    ok, the roaster and the necklaces are hilarious. i mean, really. a GARLIC ROASTER??? LMAO.

  4. posted by jt in the army on

    My aunt gave me a garlic roaster when I was either in Junior High or High School. It immediately went into my mother’s kitchen cupboards and I have never seen it since. I should ask my mother during which move she gave it to Goodwill.

  5. posted by sean on

    Love the blog.
    I’m on a mission: “Tin Foil” isn’t tin – it’s aluminum.
    I’m baffled about this common error because it hasn’t been tin since even before our parents were children.
    How does this one keep going?

    In any case, keep up the good work.

  6. posted by amy on

    I’ve heard that poaching the garlic in milk first is good…?

  7. posted by cendare on

    What I would like to know is, do you peel the garlic cloves first before putting them into the foil? Or roast them with the peel on?

  8. posted by Erin Doland on

    @cendare — I flake off some of the outer skin, but not all. Then, I cut off the top of the head of garlic, which exposes most of the cloves. I generously pour olive oil over it all, wrap it in foil, and toss it in the oven. After cooking, the cloves easily squeeze out of their skins. Mmmmmmmmm …

  9. posted by Robb on

    Late to the comments, but… I have one of these roasters (is white) and I love it. I have had it for several years now, and it still sees use several times a month. It (presumably) uses far less energy than my conventional oven and also my toaster oven, otherwise I would be laughing at it, too.

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