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Old 04-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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What is this tool used for?

I recently found this in a drawer in my kitchen and no one in my family has any idea where it came from or what it does. Could you please help me out if you are familiar with this item? When you squeeze it the blade goes through a slot on the other side of the handle. Please take a look at the pictures. Thanks!!!

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:02 PM   #2
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Interesting.
How wide is the part of the handle with the slot in it?

Is the blade sharpened like a sharp knife or just a flat piece of metal?

Could you post a pic of the edge view?
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:55 PM   #3
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I'm betting this was used on grapefruit.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:09 AM   #4
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...my guess is that you squeeze it first, then slice pie or cake or other sticky item that might stick to the blade and then release the handle which then pushes the sliced item onto the plate so you don't have to use your fingers nor scrape it off with another utensil...way cool!

Nice to meet you samnow...interesting thread!

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Old 04-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #5
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I was thinking it is used to portion cookie dough. Squeeze, scoop dough, release over cookie sheet.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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I was thinking the same thing jabbur. The weird thing is, I know I have seen this tool before. I am just not sure when or where. I know I have seen it though.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:06 PM   #7
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GB, I found the thread here in DC that was posted with a pic.
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Hmm it is coming up as page not found when I click on it.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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I didn't check the link but it's doing the same for me. I found it by searching cooks tools forum for cookie dropper and it comes up. It was from last Dec. so don't know if that has any bearing on the link not working.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #10
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At least I am not going crazy knowing I have seen it before. Thanks for the sanity check jabbur.
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