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Mar 12, 2008 05:57 PM

looking for a citrus reamer

Looking for a glass citrus reamer, vintage pre 1970s for kitchen use, not as a collector's item. Have been searching thrift stores to no avail.

If you can help me that would be great.

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  1. Found one just like mom had at the Harbourfromt antique market several years ago. Still use it. Good luck. You might try ebay too.

    1. Try yard sales (seriously). I got mine in an auction - it was in a box of kitchen stuff that had one item I wanted so I had to take everything . It cost me $5.

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      1. re: ceebee1

        I'm thinking Aberfoyle Market would be a good place to look, once they open for the season.

      2. In that strip of antique stores on Queen W near Roncy there's a store that sells a lot of 1950s ish household items. I'm sorry, I can't remember the name, but it is on the north side about halfway up the block. Last time I was there it had a bunch of Pyrex in the window. They might have it.

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        1. re: Minnow

          Or you could also try Mrs. Huizenga's - right on Roncesvalles a few blocks North of Queen. Very similar, from the sounds of it...lots of vintage kitchen goods! A cute shop operated by a real sweetheart.

        2. Are you in Toronto? If you don't intend to use the reamer as a collector's item, the kitchenware store (name is Placeware, I think) at the St. Lawrence Market sells brand new glass juice reamers made in France by Arc. I was thrilled to find it there this morning and bought one for a measly $4!!

          (The stall is located on the ground floor, smack in the middle of the hall, South Building).

          1. Sasmart in Kensington, on the north side of Bellevue square might have one. Or you could try Value Village or possibly Tap Phong on Spadina.