A cookie press (aka “cookie pistol”) is a kitchen tool used to make cookies with special shapes. You pack the tube with dough, and then press either a trigger or a plunger on top to force the dough out through a nozzle at the bottom of the tube to which you have attached the desired shape.
A garlic press is used to crush garlic. Note that you will get crushed garlic, not minced. The garlic comes out more like a paste, which can be ideal for garlic butter and salad dressings.
A raisin seeder is a tool to remove seeds from raisins. They are now obsolete, because raisins are now sold already seeded. The seeders were either simple presses or mechanized crank-turned devices.
A Spätzle press is a kitchen tool used to help make the Central European egg noodles called “Spätzle”.
A sushi press is a box with a lid used to make layered sushi (oshizushi).
A tassie press (aka tassie tamper, tart tamper) is a tool used for making for making small tart shells by pressing dough into shape rather than rolling dough and cutting it out.
A tea press is a pot with a strainer attached to a plunger. The plunger works with the strainer to separate tea leaves from the brewed tea to be poured into a cup.
A tongue press is used to press cooked, skinned tongue or other meats into a uniform shape. This allows a more uniform appearance to slices cut for luncheon meat.