An interesting question asked in this article: What's the weirdest gadget you own or have heard of? I am sure Isa has loads of interesting gadgets at hand after using the kitchen. I remember being told on numerous occassions 'Don't use that, we've got a tool for that' and then being handed some strange instrument that would put a smile on the face of the most experienced medieval torturer.
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Anyway, what's the strangest gadget you own or have heard of?
And just what ARE you insinuating here, Mr. P??? I 'll have you know that more often than not medieval torturers were excellent cooks.
Weirdest gadget? The Lakeland website sells "banana guards"...never heard of them, at least not for that purpose......so, I'd have to say......hmmm, I don't know the name of it, but it's a sort of slotted spoon with which you hold down a tomato......you cut between the slots for that "perfectly sliced tomato". If your knife skills are so bad you need a guide, please put down the knife and back away slowly.......
That, or the same concept, but for cutting hard boiled eggs.
I'll think of more..........just have to go through the drawers at home.
My sister gave me an "orange peeler". Basically a blue plastic stick with a backwards pointing wedge on one end. You dig the wedge into the peel of the orange and pull. Imagine a little plow (as in the farming implement) that splits the peel open. It actually works.
Not necessarily strange kitchen gadgets but l always end up buying gadgets using them obssesively for a couple of days and then they end up gathering dust for eternity - smoothie maker; juicer; food processor; coffee maker! I end up wasting so much money!
Ive seen those orange peelers Q - didnt actually think they worked!
Without even looking, I can name three that we have:
Mini grater/mandoline for garlic and small veggie items
Electric tortilla press/cooker
Okay - skip the bread machine - that was disposed of when the basement flooded one year and so did the machine. It was being used as a doorstop. All three items were gifts so at least we didn't waste our own money.
[ Edit: Edited on Apr 12, 2007, at 11:41 AM by Isadora ]
I am sure Isa has loads of interesting gadgets at hand after using the kitchen. I remember being told on numerous occassions 'Don't use that, we've got a tool for that' and then being handed some strange instrument that would put a smile on the face of the most experienced medieval torturer.
Now you're going to make me go through the drawers and cupboards just to see what we really do have (besides the above mentioned items). I have an old hand crank meat grinder that I love. But, I also know there are some oddities lurking in the deep dark recesses called the kitchen...
A french fry maker...I don't know why it's here. All you do is cut the potato up yourself and the thing doesn't even work!