The two-piece design of this garlic press makes the task of crushing garlic cloves easier and less messy. Like a conventional garlic press, whole cloves are forced through a pierced extruder plate by squeezing the two levers together. Unlike conventional presses the two levers can then be separated enabling the top one to be used as a handy scraping tool for removing crushed garlic from the front of the extruder plate. The remaining skin or pulp can then be removed with the tip of the lever from the extruding chamber. The unit can be washed under running water where its cone-shaped holes prevent any remaining garlic pieces from being trapped. Dishwasher safe.