What Kitchen gadgets do you have in the house that you just don't remember purchasing.

The thread about the Crinkle slicer got my thinking last night. We too have a crinkle slicer in the gadget drawer.
I don't remember buying or inheriting it, and neither does my partner. Same thing for the egg slicer.
I think these things just may be magically traveling from Kitchen to Kitchen.

  • Posted by: Sam1148
  • July 12, 2011
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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs July 12, 2011

Chip clip!

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Helen's All Night Diner

Anything from Pampered Chef was not my purchase! People tend to bring me gadgets that they think are useful, then I can't get rid of them! Who really needs an avocado knife anyways?!

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SKK
SKK July 12, 2011

e-z-rol garlick peeler - "Fresh rolled garlic in seconds! No garlic Odor! Easy to clean!"
As if...never use it.

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Sam1148 July 12, 2011

We also have one thing I have idea what it is...it's flat, skinny, long wooden thing, with V prong on the end and a little round hole at the bottom of the V. I use it sometimes as a egg beater. My theory is it could have used for sewing, as it looks yarn or something would be nested in the hole--maybe a spinning wheel part?
I tried to find it for a pic----but it seems to have migrated now that I' m on to it's games.

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aargersi
aargersi July 12, 2011

hmm - we have a wheely pizza cutter thing (actually use it now and again) and an egg slicer and a lot of random chopsticks and a bottle brush. No clue how they got here. Let's not even talk about the garage!!!

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sdebrango
sdebrango July 12, 2011

A vegetable peeler that peels in stripes. I don't remember buying it and for the life of me can't figure out what I would use it for except maybe a cucumber.

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Sam1148 July 12, 2011

This is one I know I purchased..and probably one of the more useful things in the junk drawer, even if I only use it twice a year.
A Peanut Butter Stirrer.
We don't eat a lot of PB...but for natural peanut butter the big pain is stirring in the oil.
This makes it easy and very little mess.

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Sam1148 July 12, 2011

@sederango. I think that's a common zester. Or if it really cuts off a big strip, probably a cocktail gadget used to make citrus garnishes for drinks.

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Kari Johnson
Kari Johnson July 13, 2011

@sdebrango It's a julienne slicer! I love mine. When i'm throwing together a small salad, or something for myself, and don't feel like using my mandoline, you can just julienne carrot/squash/anything with the peeler!

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Panfusine
Panfusine July 13, 2011

a herb mincer that has 5 parallel wheels... now that you got me thinking about it, I think it would come in handy for making fresh fettucine pasta, but... it seems to have vanished w/o a trace!

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Bevi
Bevi July 13, 2011

pasta serving gauge?

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jeinde
jeinde July 13, 2011

I see several people have mentioned not using their egg slicer. I went to a food demo where the chef was using an egg slicer to slice strawberries to cut uniform slices that she used to decorate the outside and top of a strawberry whipped cream cake. The evenly sliced strawberries made the cake gorgeious. The chef also used the slicer for mushrooms. Her egg slicer was all metal, not a cheap plastic. I had to go out and buy one; don't know that I'll ever use it for eggs.

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mcd2 July 14, 2011

i use my egg slicer all the time! i like the idea of also using it for strawberries. i agree about the pasta serving gauge. i have nut picks that have never been used however. they look sooo useful but i never seem to need them for anything.

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latoscana July 15, 2011

I have a rubber spatula with a chipped blade and a slightly melted plastic handle that comes apart yet I can't part with it. It's the perfect size and balance and it really scrapes up every morsel in a bowl. I have no idea where I got it and my efforts to replace it have been flops - I've probably bought a half-dozen different products and none of them measure up. Suggestions welcome!

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Panfusine
Panfusine July 15, 2011

thanks to this pickle, rediscovered the joy of using my old crinkle cutter for my salads, cucumbers really do look much prettier all waffled up!

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Kitchen Butterfly
Kitchen Butterfly July 15, 2011

And I joined the clan with my special crinkled knife.....purchased yesterday in a fit of.....I don't know what - shopping madness?

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Kitchen Butterfly
Kitchen Butterfly July 15, 2011

I absolutely love the egg slicer idea for other things! Genius....

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