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Old 03-22-2015, 05:51 AM   #31
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Not a tool maybe. Paper plates. 9" coated microwave safe paper plates.

Changed my kitchen experience big time. I use them for everything from dicing tomatoes to coating meats and fish to... to... just about everything that I don't want to have to break out a glass plate for. Buying in bulk they cost me about 3 cents a plate. I try and use them frugally.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:54 AM   #32
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A good chopping knife, recipes tried along the way that have enabled improvement and a skewer! When Delia Smith mentioned how valuable a skewer is I was cynical, but it is! I use it to test if veg are cooked, to poke into a chicken thigh and press (to see if juices run clear), and - of course - to test centre of cake to see if it is cooked through.
I have what is called a Granny Fork. It has three very sharp longer than usual tines with points that can pierce the most tough of foods. I use it for everything. I have two of them and have given them for gifts. My kids have fought over who gets mine when I die. So each year I send one to the next kid. Just one more to go.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:56 AM   #33
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I have what is called a Granny Fork. It has three very sharp longer than usual tines with points that can pierce the most tough of foods. I use it for everything. I have two of them and have given them for gifts. My kids have fought over who gets mine when I die. So each year I send one to the next kid. Just one more to go.
Those are great!

I keep an eye peeled for the old ones when I'm out hitting the junk shops and garage sales!
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:05 AM   #34
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I love this fork and the Vermont Country Store. They also have the paring knife to go with the fork. Well, it is time for me to get back to their catalog.


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Old 03-22-2015, 08:28 AM   #35
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Not a tool, but an appliance. Dishwasher. Although Ontari-owe's Time of Use electricity rates and delivery charges have put a damper on that. I'm guessing my mom would say that a chest freezer made a huge difference--except she never mastered the First In, First Out (FIFO) principle.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:29 AM   #36
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I love this fork and the Vermont Country Store. They also have the paring knife to go with the fork. Well, it is time for me to get back to their catalog.


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I have one of those that I got from my grandma...love it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:35 AM   #37
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I love this fork and the Vermont Country Store. They also have the paring knife to go with the fork. Well, it is time for me to get back to their catalog.


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Believe it or not, I have one of those that came with the Cutco set that my wife mistakenly bought me about 15 years ago - it doesn't have a wooden handle, but it's still quite useful. That and the paring knife are the only items of that set still in regular use.

I also have this one that I use a lot in the kitchen, and not just for carving (it doubles as a home defense weapon ). It's a Due Bois Inox from Italy.

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:26 PM   #38
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Bet I can tune my guitar with that.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:33 PM   #39
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What's the benefit of the the third tine? Does it make much difference from the two tined ones?
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Bet I can tune my guitar with that.

You need a pitck fork. That's not a pitch fork, THIS is a pitch fork:
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