✔Dishwasher safe,This Garlic Crusher is Dishwasher safe. However, we would recommend that you just use soapy water. It is that simple. Just run it under the tap and your job is done. ✔Open bin for mincing or flip the cube for slicing, This has been designed to allow the blades to do all of the work. To use it you just place the Garlic on top and close the lid. Force is certainly not required.