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please help identify this kitchen tool !!

mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 03:36 PM

I recently inherited a large quantity of my late great Aunt's kitchen tools. I have been trying to figure out what this one is and how it is used. the only writing on it says "made in italy" as well as ACEA on the handle which I know is an Italian cookware company. I can not admit with out embarrassment how many hours I have spent on the internet trying to find a picture or something that would help. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    anndillman RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 03:42 PM

    It looks like a small handheld ricer.

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      mollitachiquita RE: anndillman Feb 24, 2009 03:55 PM

      Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking something like that but I can't seem to find any pictures online to confirm. I guess I just need to sacrifice a potato and find out.

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      mortarNpestle RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 04:15 PM

      It might be easier to identify with a few other photos.

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        ThreeGigs RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 04:25 PM

        Nut grinder / chopper.

        Toss some pecans or walnuts in there to make a nice ice-cream topping.

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          DeppityDawg RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 04:25 PM

          It's a(n) herb chopper.


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            purple goddess RE: DeppityDawg Feb 24, 2009 04:28 PM

            I second herb chopper.

            I have a similar one from my Grandmother's kitchen goodies, circa about 1920

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              Winer RE: purple goddess Feb 24, 2009 04:47 PM

              I gotta go with nut chopper my mom has one that looks just like it

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              roxlet RE: DeppityDawg Feb 24, 2009 04:48 PM

              Yes, try it for mincing parsley!

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              Mother of four RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 05:52 PM

              This looks like it. http://www.decuisine.co.uk/cookshop/m...

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                mollitachiquita RE: Mother of four Feb 24, 2009 06:03 PM

                I think you're right this looks exactly like it! thanks for the link

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                  Mother of four RE: mollitachiquita Feb 24, 2009 06:18 PM

                  Your welcome!

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