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Old 09-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #111
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While I don't actually have a pickle picker, I have a flexible claw gripper in my tool box that's about 18"-24" long. The I have another that has a magnet on the end, for magnetic pickles.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:33 PM   #112
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What kitchen utensils/devices could you not live without???
Sharp knives and a good quality sharpening steel.

Magimix Grande Famille food processor

My 40 year old Le Creuset pans

A good quality chopping board cut from the length of the wood, not across the grain. Mine was a birthday present in the early 1980s , very expensive but has never warped or splintered or swollen. Not sure what the wood is. I would expect to be able leave it to my grandchildren and their children if I had any.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:55 PM   #113
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While I don't actually have a pickle picker, I have a flexible claw gripper in my tool box that's about 18"-24" long. The I have another that has a magnet on the end, for magnetic pickles.
Thank goodness you have two! Would not want 10W30 or Gunk on my pickle!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:25 PM   #114
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pickles...........just wash my hands and pick them out myself,,,,,,ok, can see this isn/t going to go over well
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LOL - expat - no one said one has to have one! Just that some do and others reminisce about times that did!

99.999% of the time I use my fingers too!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:48 PM   #116
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Just came across this for some specialized utensils. We’re Fascinated By These Really Weird Forks | SAVEUR
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:49 PM   #117
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pickles...........just wash my hands and pick them out myself,,,,,,ok, can see this isn/t going to go over well
To heck with the picker. I just want the juice!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:54 PM   #118
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yup, my 'started' silverware set had pie forks similar to that, thou from a much later time. Think I still have them wrapped up somewhere.

I think you can still get the beef forks but I've only ever seen the "sardine" fork once.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:21 PM   #119
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Interesting piece Andy. I spent many decades in the antiques business, specializing in silver, glass and china. It was almost comical what resulted from Victorian beliefs. If one set a formal table with flatware and any of the diners was unfamiliar with how the elite dines. The "working from the outside of one's plate to the inside" would be a minor help and hugely mind-boggling.
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Katie, I have been to a few formal sit down dinners with several servants. Two diners to each servant. Think Downton Abby. When one plate is removed, so is the piece of eating utensil with it. The following should be of some help.

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