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Old 02-27-2002, 03:47 PM   #21
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When I read about the egg shells, I remembered my grandmother used to keep a gallon jar of eggshells in water to put on her African violets - least I think that's what she did with it. What is in eggshells that seems to work for everything? :)
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Old 02-27-2002, 05:03 PM   #22
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Oldest piece of equipment

You better believe I love that big cheesy grin...somehow it reminds me of myself (LOL). What great ideas I've gotten off this Forum. :D :D :D
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Old 03-04-2002, 12:00 PM   #23
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Probably my oldest kitchen tools are my 19th century cookie cutters, short bread and gingebread molds, followed closley by my butter churn, which I use.

Then would be some of my cast iron and my potato ricer and my wavey (not serrarited) edged bread knife, a valuable tool and a treasured posession.

Also a a deep, oblong covered pan with an insurt that I use for cooking asparagus and poaching fish. It's from the 30's
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Old 04-23-2002, 04:42 AM   #24
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That glass coffeemaker outdid my drip coffeemaker

any old time, but this brand new Gevalia is a dandy too...LOL! I guess I want to keep the glass one just for 'memories' sake...lots of them with it with my mom gone and all and my kids were little then. Oh the memories.. :-)
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Old 04-23-2002, 07:21 AM   #25
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I wish I could say I had the same coffee pot but mine keep breaking like crazy. I used to love the old percolator type on the stove...coffee tasted better. Now I'm on about my eighth coffee maker and it just doesn't cut it.
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Old 04-23-2002, 08:39 AM   #26
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back to the egg shells

I'm not sure what exactly they do to help the plants but I used to have a neighbor that would put the shells in her orchid pots too. My mother used to throw crushed egg shells into the flower garden and coffee grounds.:confused:
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Old 04-23-2002, 08:47 AM   #27
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After much deliberation, I've come to the conclusion that "I" am the oldest piece of equipment in my kitchen. I still work well, haven't rusted noticably, and if you soak me well, I clean up pretty nice!
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ROFL - LOLOLOLOL

But - can you be spit-polished?????:p
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Not without pinning my arm behind my back!! I am kinda "brassy" on occasion, though:p
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Old 04-23-2002, 11:03 AM   #30
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My oldest piece of kitchen equipment is no longer used as it is a chopping block my great great grandfather brought back from an african safari in the 1880's. He bought it used in the butcher's market in Timbuktu, recently I have found that the same market not only butchered animals but people (i.e. prisoners sold piecemeal on the streets) as well until the 1930's.
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