Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 44

Thread: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

  1. #1
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,273

    Default Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a shameful confession - I just went out and bought a MELON BALLER!!!
    Looking through my gizmo drawer I also found a butter curler, an avocado slicer, some paper lace doilies, an egg pricker and a julienne slicer - none of which has ever been used as far as I can recall.

    Come one, fess up and be absolved.

    Edit: Also an olive pitter
    Last edited by A*O; March 11th, 2006 at 08:57 PM.
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

  2. #2
    Hit By Ban Bus! pacific breeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    in the wild blue yonder
    Posts
    15,479

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Where to begin? OK, I have a vintage waffle iron that makes heart-shaped waffles. Never been used. An old-fashioned toaster -- the kind where you put the toast in on either side -- that I used to use, but my husband doesn't like so it stays in the cupboard. Two blenders, one a vintage Waring, which I rarely use. A juicer that enjoyed some use last summer and fall until my husband lost interest. A food processer that gets used occasionally. A pulser that I've used once. Every kind of cake and bread pan and pie plate imaginable, plus cookie sheets and muffin pans. I rarely have time to bake any more. A cappuccino machine etc. that gets used only when I insist my hubby make me a cup. About four different kinds of coffee makers, including a drip, a cafetiere and a Vietnamese. Etcetera.

    What do I use? A beat-up old cheese grater, the kind you hold. An old glass citrus juicer. My 25-year-old hand mixer that works like a charm. An old metal cake pan that I'm too embarrassed to ever leave out on the counter, but over which I seriously freaked out once when I thought I'd lost it in a move. An air popper. My old English teapot, complete with chips from the last earthquake. Are you starting to get the picture?

    I feel a serious bout of spring cleaning coming on.

  3. #3
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    4,986

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a melon baller -- rarely use it on melons, instead, I make my kids mini ice cream sundaes. They think the tiny scoops of ice cream are very cute.

  4. #4
    Elite Member Algernon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    3,875

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    My friends laugh at my cookie scooper. But they are probably just jealous! It allows me to make bakery-perfect cookies!!! (tulip gave me the best idea to use it FOR ICE CREAM!!)

    I use my apple slicer/corer at least twice a day, but that's not really 'embarrassing'.

    I love kitchen gadgets. A*O, I've never seen an avacado slicer...does it work well?
    Value the future on a timescale longer than your own. -Richard Dawkins

  5. #5
    Elite Member Sojiita's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Central Duh-hio
    Posts
    22,811

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Quote Originally Posted by pacific breeze
    Where to begin? OK, I have a vintage waffle iron that makes heart-shaped waffles. Never been used. An old-fashioned toaster -- the kind where you put the toast in on either side -- that I used to use, but my husband doesn't like so it stays in the cupboard. Two blenders, one a vintage Waring, which I rarely use. A juicer that enjoyed some use last summer and fall until my husband lost interest. A food processer that gets used occasionally. A pulser that I've used once. Every kind of cake and bread pan and pie plate imaginable, plus cookie sheets and muffin pans. I rarely have time to bake any more. A cappuccino machine etc. that gets used only when I insist my hubby make me a cup. About four different kinds of coffee makers, including a drip, a cafetiere and a Vietnamese. Etcetera.

    What do I use? A beat-up old cheese grater, the kind you hold. An old glass citrus juicer. My 25-year-old hand mixer that works like a charm. An old metal cake pan that I'm too embarrassed to ever leave out on the counter, but over which I seriously freaked out once when I thought I'd lost it in a move. An air popper. My old English teapot, complete with chips from the last earthquake. Are you starting to get the picture?

    I feel a serious bout of spring cleaning coming on.
    The good old fashioned things can't be beat in my book.

  6. #6
    Hit By Ban Bus! pacific breeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    in the wild blue yonder
    Posts
    15,479

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    ^^Agreed. I inherited a melon baller that I've never used from my husband when we combined households. One weird thing I bought that I actually use is a cherry pitter for making jam and freezing all the luscious cherries we get here in summer. As for all the other gadgets in my drawers and cupboards, there will be a day of reckoning soon!

  7. #7
    Zee
    Zee is offline
    Elite Member Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Camping with Einstein
    Posts
    5,465

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a press to make toast say I love you. Never used the damn thing and it has moved with us at least 6 times. The kids now use it on play dough.

    Popover pans for the one time every 10 years that I make popovers.

    What is a butter curler?
    Drive a car, drive a boat, drive a plane. What does it matter? As long as I'm drunk!
    pəʇɐɔɐɯnpə ɹ ı

  8. #8
    SVZ
    SVZ is offline
    Do fish have boogers? SVZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Venus
    Posts
    1,000,003,609

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Swanson's Frozen Dinners

  9. #9
    Elite Member dakodas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    2,588

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Quote Originally Posted by SVZ
    Swanson's Frozen Dinners
    I eat Lean Cuisines and SmartOnes from WW which don't even have the retro appeal of a Swanson's!

  10. #10
    SVZ
    SVZ is offline
    Do fish have boogers? SVZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Venus
    Posts
    1,000,003,609

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Aren't those made by Swanson?

    But these really are a godsend when you're too damn lazy to cook or do anything and just want to eat

  11. #11
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,273

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Butter curler - it's a metal hook thing you scrape over a block of butter and you get thin curls of, er, butter.
    Totally poncy and useless.
    Ditto the avocado slicer.
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

  12. #12
    Hit By Ban Bus! pacific breeze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    in the wild blue yonder
    Posts
    15,479

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a cheese curler. I used to use it, but haven't in years.

  13. #13
    Zee
    Zee is offline
    Elite Member Zee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Camping with Einstein
    Posts
    5,465

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    Thanks I have one then. I always thought it was for making chocolate curls. Would explain why it never worked very well. I'll use it for the next batch of popovers.

    I also have sterling silver grape scissors. They were a wedding gift and have never been used.
    Drive a car, drive a boat, drive a plane. What does it matter? As long as I'm drunk!
    pəʇɐɔɐɯnpə ɹ ı

  14. #14
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    638

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a mini food processor that I love. I also have Ikea wooden salad tongs. I mostly use them as arm extension when I need to reach for something up in a high cabinet!

  15. #15
    Elite Member moomies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    pretending to be a lurker but I'm not quiet enough
    Posts
    15,515

    Default Re: Embarrassing Kitchen Gadgets

    I have a Hello Kitty Sandwich Grill Pan.



    If you think it's crazy, you ain't seen a thing. Just wait until we're goin down in flames.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Paris Hilton's ignorance embarrassing to company
    By twitchy in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: October 3rd, 2006, 10:02 PM
  2. Replies: 29
    Last Post: August 31st, 2006, 06:52 PM
  3. Funny / Embarrassing celeb pics
    By Tiara in forum Miscellaneous
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: November 28th, 2005, 03:19 PM
  4. Your most embarrassing/awful dining out experience
    By pacific breeze in forum Food and Cuisine
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: November 14th, 2005, 07:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •