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Jan 15, 2007 10:09 PM

True Confessions...utensils/cookware you can't get rid of

What made me think of this topic was when recently I was helping a good pal in her kitchen and she pulled our her favorite mixing spoon. It was about 15 years old and half the spoon part was burned down to form a slant. It was a realllly cheap plastic, and had burn marks allll over it! But she adored it. LOL!

For me, mine would be the strawberry huller we had when I was a kid. (OK, that would make it AT LEAST 30 years old!!) But hey, that device is all steel, solid wood and is really sturdy! ( I justifying a bit?!?)

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  1. Little sugar tongs that have a pushbutton at one end and a grabbing claw at the other. Never use them, but think it's supremely cool.

    1. Hand-me-down waffle iron my mom gave me because she never used it. It has a temperature control knob on it but it doesn't seem to do anything, really. It's sorta tricky, but it does make reasonable decent waffles on those rare occasions when I decide I want them.

      1. My brother's electric skillets (4 of them). He got them from my granny's personal effects "come and get it" party. Them darn things take up so much room it ain't funny.

        Another my favorite SS turner I got from a wholesale house back when I was 16. It was used at home till the 36 inch griddle died due to an element that no longer was being made. Dad gave it back when we no longer had the hired hands that we cooked for.


        1. An old baking pan that I destroyed by putting in the broiler. I still use it for simple roasts (like potatoes) or in the broiler because I don't want to destroy another pan.

          1. My mother's cast iron actually belonged to my grandmother who gave it to my Mum when she got married in 1949. Still my fave...