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Old September 30 2012, 01:56 AM   #16
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

The other massive contraption seems absolutely ridiculous and over the top for such a simple job! And all the goodness is in the skin anyway... but I guess you do not want to be consuming a dozen different kinds of pesticide with one bite!
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Old September 30 2012, 02:04 AM   #17
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

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The other massive contraption seems absolutely ridiculous and over the top for such a simple job!
Well, in a world where you can sell pulpers and mashers of industrial size to ordinary people it doesn't surprise me that that ol' contraption also had a comeback
And all the goodness is in the skin anyway... but I guess you do not want to be consuming a dozen different kinds of pesticide with one bite!
If you're going to eat the peel the produce shouldn't be treated that way anyway

Might just be mnsho anyway.
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Old September 30 2012, 02:06 AM   #18
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

My husband insisted once we had to get a melon baller.

I have a whipped cream dispenser that you put nitrous oxide in to whip up the cream. Don't know if I still have all the bits to that.

And I have an industrial blender with one of those covers to muffle the noise a bit like they have at orange julius. That actually gets some use.
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Old September 30 2012, 02:08 AM   #19
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The other massive contraption seems absolutely ridiculous and over the top for such a simple job! And all the goodness is in the skin anyway... but I guess you do not want to be consuming a dozen different kinds of pesticide with one bite!

I was trying to find my Mom's just the other day The only time I ever have known of someone using one was when they had a whole tree worth of apples that needed to be frozen. I've been peeling apples by hand myself all week and am only half way through.
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Old September 30 2012, 02:24 AM   #20
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Now that's a legit reason... someone trying to peel just one apple with that is a joke! The machines are taking over!
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Old September 30 2012, 02:26 AM   #21
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I have a very boring kitchen. Anything I've ever bought beyond the very basics I've ended up eventually re-homing, because I wasn't using it.
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Old September 30 2012, 02:34 AM   #22
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Oh, and there is a nutcracker, and the only use it sees is tight bottle caps when I cannot open them!
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Old September 30 2012, 02:46 AM   #23
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Oh, and there is a nutcracker, and the only use it sees is tight bottle caps when I cannot open them!


I use water pump pliers for both those things.
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Old September 30 2012, 03:40 AM   #24
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

Ooh, I have a bunch of this stuff.

Mortar and pestle (no, we haven't really gotten around to breaking it in yet), bamboo steamers (two in different sizes), one of those novelty as-seen-on-TV food slicing...things. It actually works pretty well and we use it fairly often.

Probably the biggest collection of kitchen things I have is all of my coffee stuff. It's pretty random right now as I've yet to get a decent espresso machine but...someday. Until then I'll just keep collecting tampers and steaming pitchers.

And my french press. I use that everyday.
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Old September 30 2012, 03:46 AM   #25
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

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Mortar and pestle (no, we haven't really gotten around to breaking it in yet)
Indeed, that's one of those things you find in most kitchens, from tiny sets to the half-a-pig can fit in it size. I have an antique (well, possibly anyways; it might be less than a hundred years old, but it is old) brass apothecary-set (but I use it often enough though; whenever I need to make, say, curry or some such).

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Old September 30 2012, 03:59 AM   #26
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Re: Things found in your kitchen.

Apple-peeler--very useful when baking apple pies.

Cherry de-stoner--very useful when supplying Hubby with cherries when he has gout (yeah, he gets gout)

Mandolin--but not used so much, since Hubby has cut himself and I don't trust him around it.

Corn cob holders--but I cut off the kernels with a knife

Egg-slicer--useful when making potato salad and for puncturing eggs before boiling them

Jar un-screwer--I have little hands, so big jars can be difficult, even with this.

Potato peeler--don't most people have at least one?

Ice cream scoop

Oven Thermometer--well, yeah

Strawberry huller--useful when hulling MANY berries at one time, and can also be used for tomatoes, though I usually use a knife

Manual juicer--I juiced and froze a BUNCH of lemons from my tree

Pineapple corer/slicer--as described by another poster

Ricer--for ricing boiled potatoes, because I like my potatoes like I like my men...smooth



WHAT is a banana box?
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Old September 30 2012, 04:07 AM   #27
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Strawberry huller--useful when hulling MANY berries at one time, and can also be used for tomatoes, though I usually use a knife?
Never knew such a thing existed! -like many people around here I was 'in the strawberries' as a youth; I learned to do that with two fingers (it helps to actually have nails though).

A banana-box is a banana-shaped plastic box that holds one banana (when it is of a size that fits) and allows you to transport one banana -a bit like a sandwich-box- google it if you don't believe me
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Old September 30 2012, 05:27 AM   #28
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WHAT is a banana box?
I don't know. Is it bigger than a bread box?
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Old September 30 2012, 06:30 AM   #29
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A friend gave me old sandwich press--a very high end one, too. I have yet to use it. It seems like a lot of mess and work just to make myself ONE sandwich.

Hubby bought a "cheesecake slicer" that looks like two strings of piano wire on a frame. It's rarely used.
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