can u help identify this?

at a close friend's we were looking at her mom's plethora of cooking tools and stumbled upon this. does anyone know what it it? we thought maybe a "waffler" for potatoes, cucumbers, etc, however - it doesn't seem sharp enough!
please help.

  • Posted by: Sethyny
  • July 10, 2011
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SKK July 11, 2011
It is a veggie crinkle slicer. I have one also - came from my Mom.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 11, 2011
Sam1148 and Panfusine are correct. I am 99.9% certain it is indeed a veggie crinkle slicer. Hold on to it - classic!
 
Panfusine July 11, 2011
@Helen.. The butter tool looks like a melon baller with a crimped rim
 
Helen's A. July 11, 2011
Oooh, cool question! I always thought those gizmos were for cutting butter into fancy shapes.
 
beyondcelery July 11, 2011
My favorite use is for cutting plantains, before I fry them into chips! They're soft enough that they're not too difficult to cut with this tool.
 
Panfusine July 11, 2011
I sometimes use this tool to get wavy french fries & ridged carrots & cucumbers for salad. you really have to 'stab' the vegetables hard, this sits somewhere in the far corners of a kitchen drawer at home!
 
susan G. July 10, 2011
The gizmo my mother had for lattice pastry strips was a wheel (on a handle) you ran over the dough.
 
Sam1148 July 10, 2011
It's a waffle cutter for potatoes and veggies. It's probably dulled over time, but the older ones never were really sharp.
 
MyFareFoodie July 10, 2011
I could be wrong, but I think that is used to cut pie pastry crust - to make the long pieces that are woven on top. Just a guess :)
 
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