This Pampered Chef garlic press is quite good at pressing garlic into very small bits for something like spaghetti sauce. We have also had it double as a playdough press for our kids, and they have enjoyed using it with great success. Ease of Cleaning Even though this press is great at pressing garlic, it is very difficult to clean. Garlic can easily clog the holes, and it is very difficult to remove. Some garlic will also be trapped between the plate with holes and the piece coming down to press it through. The end of this garlic will not be forced through the holes, but it is pressed down hard into the crevices of the inside of the press. This makes it stick and extremely difficult to remove. Durability This garlic press is very heavy-duty. The handle is solid, the plate with the holes is very solid, and so is the piece coming down to press the garlic through the plate. Nothing bends or gives way when pushing against the garlic, even though it takes a reasonable amount of force to get the garlic through the press.