Peel garlic cloves in seconds with this life hack 24



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The cloves of a garlic are prized for their flavour and health properties. However, garlic much like its family member onions, is a pain to peel. There are many gadgets you could buy to help complete the job but we have a solution that only requires one kitchen item you already own.

This item is a microwave which will help peel cloves in less than 20 seconds.

What you need:

  • Garlic
  • Microwave


  1. Place the garlic in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  2. Be careful it is not too hot when taking out.
  3. Simply peel the layers off the garlic and voila the cloves are ready to put into the pot.

Watch this video to see how it is done. 

Will you try this trick? Do you have a life hack to peel garlic gloves easier?

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  1. I just chop up, discarding skin as I go. What doesn’t come off gets cooked. Microwaving changes flavour for me. Nothing wrong with a bit of skin.

  2. When you peel a clove of garlic think how good it is for your health , how much flavour and aroma give to your dishes and suddenly the task will be done !!

  3. I’d never want to destroy some beautiful organic garlic by putting it in a microwave. But then it’s been decades since I put anything in a microwave.

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