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Old 04-12-2005, 06:35 PM   #21
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I finally figured out what my favorite small kitchen gadget is:



It is sturdier than most others and larger also. The holes are big enough to hold the handles of restaurant turners and spoons, and oxo good grip tools. The slots hold baking spatulas and stuff. And the thing revolves. I have several of them.
OK here is the important question. Where do you get them?
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Well, GB that is the hard part. The gardenway company [the one who makes garden tools] used to sell them years ago, and they don't anymore.

I have found a couple in thrift shops, and a couple on Ebay. They are extremely hard to find even on Ebay. But make a mental note of their appearance, so you recognize them when you run across them.
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:48 PM   #23
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China caps are conical shaped strainers with holes -- not wire mesh.
thanks choclatechef, but why are they called china caps, because they are conical? I will call them pointy strainer thingys
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:52 PM   #24
 
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thanks choclatechef, but why are they called china caps, because they are conical? I will call them pointy strainer thingys
Good question, but I have no answer!

You should call them pointy colander thingys, cause they are more like a colander than a strainer!
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:57 PM   #25
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right now i'd have to say it's my mini food processor. great for mashing egg yolks and making tuna salads. not as bulky and a lot less parts to clean than a large one.
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Old 04-13-2005, 04:15 PM   #26
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Good question, but I have no answer!

You should call them pointy colander thingys, cause they are more like a colander than a strainer!
ok choc, will do.
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:45 PM   #27
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My favorite kitchen gadget would have to be......my lemon/lime reamer.....zesting plane......can a knife be a favorite kitchen gadget? If it can then it would have to be my "Rachel Ray" knife - can't think of the name but I have the same one - I use it for pretty much everything.
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Mine would be my off set spatula, wet/dry measuring cup, kitchen scissors, metal tonge thingies
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:14 PM   #29
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They are called china caps because they resemble (or at least someone thought so) the conical hats worn by Chinese peasants.

Commercial kitchens depend on them.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:46 PM   #30
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I can't resist adding my goofiest, but very often used, gadget. A grapefruit spoon. Now, hubby and I are both on cholesterol meds and aren't allowed to eat grapefruit. But you'd be amazed how often I use these! Especially for seeding cukes and melons.
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