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Old 08-19-2011, 02:51 PM   #31
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Here's a little video that shows how the gadget works:

Shrimp Shell Remover and Deveiner
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #32
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Those shells split easier than I thought they would for only using a plastic device.
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #33
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Didya get those from Kitchen Aid or OXO?
They're the original "Good Grips"
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:26 PM   #34
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Those shells split easier than I thought they would for only using a plastic device.
I was surprised the first time I saw one in action. Here in the Southern USA, that's a pretty common gadget, but I've seen about 20 versions of it from stainless steel to very cheap plastic. Some you push, some you draw towards your self. Different shapes and sizes.

They all work better and easier than doing it by hand with a paring knife.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:50 PM   #35
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i'm still fascinated my fat separating measuring cup. such a simple concept, but i'm still wowed by it every time, like seeing a magic trick performed. i'm also fond of my no fail wine bottle opener, and my radish decorating doohickey....
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #36
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I just saw one of those, too, the fat separating measuring cup. Something that I ordered got me a Cooks catalog (or was it Chefs?) sent to me and they had a couple in there. Nifty concept. I like the strainer tops, too.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #37
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Beware of the plastic separators. I thought I had one of good quality, but the first time I put hot (but not boiling) liquid in it, it crackled up. We had gotten it at a kitchen store in Michigan, so I couldn't return it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:11 PM   #38
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Beware of the plastic separators. I thought I had one of good quality, but the first time I put hot (but not boiling) liquid in it, it crackled up. We had gotten it at a kitchen store in Michigan, so I couldn't return it.
I put a ziploc in a measuring cup, pour through a strainer into the ziploc, let settle, then lift the bag out and snip the corner with a pair of scissors.
That is, when I want to remove the flav... err, fat.

Michigan doesn't take returns? Or are you not from Michigan, Dawg?
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I put a ziploc in a measuring cup, pour through a strainer into the ziploc, let settle, then lift the bag out and snip the corner with a pair of scissors.
That is, when I want to remove the flav... err, fat.

Michigan doesn't take returns? Or are you not from Michigan, Dawg?
Haha! No, we aren't from there. But there is a fantastic kitchen store in Manitowauk. Except for their fat separators.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #40
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Beware of the plastic separators. I thought I had one of good quality, but the first time I put hot (but not boiling) liquid in it, it crackled up. We had gotten it at a kitchen store in Michigan, so I couldn't return it.
I've got my eye on the FoxRun5597-GravySeparator. Made of borosilicate glass with a vented silicone lid. I'm not sure how the silicone lid will hold up, but the separator itself looks pretty good.

I was hoping someone here already has this one so I could ask them about it.

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