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Dec 19, 2007 04:29 PM

What should be in your Christmas stocking?

Just wondering--what cooking gadget or gizmo would you really like to find in your stocking on Christmas Day?

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  1. A mandoline. I'm giving silicon spatulas to some people who don't have them. Another set of tongs.

        1. re: Pat Hammond

          I wonder what an off-set spatula is.

          1. re: sueatmo

            It's a nifty spatula, usually narrow and thin, with a bend near the handle. They're great for getting into a crowded pan to flip items, and especially for frosting cakes or brownies, and smoothing batter in its baking pan. Here's a picture: Cute, right?

            They come in different lengths.

            1. re: Pat Hammond

              OK, I've seen these. I agree it looks like a nifty tool. I think you should definitely talk to Santa.

          1. re: sparkalina

            My mother always used to put an orange in the toe of the stocking too, because when she was young and living in the Tennessee countryside, fresh fruit in winter was a special and wonderful treat.
            As for my stocking - a new microplaner. I've used mine to within an inch of it's life...

            1. re: Mothership

              Do did mine. Apparently in the Depression, lots of kids got oranges and little else for Christmas. At. least that's what my mother said.

          2. I want one of those Garlic Twists that was featured here on Chow!