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Jan 19, 2012 05:40 PM

What kind of implements is Lidia using?

My aunt (her 65th coming up) has been admiring Lidia's pasta machine and chinese scooper (I know, not the official name) as well as the large oval spoon she stirs pasta with in the frying pan. Anyone know what kind of implements those are? It almost looks like a black handle.

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  1. The wire skimmer is commonly know as a "spider", they come in a number of variations, all work pretty much the same:

    I don't watch her show so I have no idea what else she uses.

    1. Tape the show and look at the credits. Find the websites and buy. It's not rocket science.

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      1. re: RichardM

        OK..didn't know they put spoons and such on credits. Thanks for letting me know. I didn't think it was rocket science and didn't imply that, respectfully.

        1. re: RichardM

          "Tape the show and look at the credits. Find the websites and buy. It's not rocket science."

          Why so rude to the OP? Not everyone knows this.

          1. re: ttoommyy

            The 'rocket science' comment was made in jest. Why do YOU assume I was being rude. Obviously the OP 'got it'.

            To the OP - These cooking shows get major funding thru product placement. Their primary means of identifying themselves is in the credits. Just an FYI.

            1. re: RichardM

              Because the phrase is commonly used to belittle someone. I apologize for misunderstanding.

        2. You probably mean the spider straine. There are some fancier one made with stainless steel like this one, but there are many cheaper versions:

          I don't watch her show.

          1. Lidia's utensils are sold on QVC, I learned from her web site. I'm not sure what spoon you're thinking of. Although I do sometimes watch her show the only "spoon" I've seen her use in the macaroni is a spaghetti turner/server. It rather looks like an oval shape but it has teeth.

            Here's her page on QVC...

            Her website...

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            1. re: Gio

              Going to watch her tonight at midnight I think. I did look her up on QVC, but the stainless spoon with a black handle which she uses to toss pasta is the elusive item. Never really paid attention to the credits; going to have to start doing that soon.

              1. re: itryalot

                Well, I didn't mean to suggest that the credits are like a catalog page. Sometimes a vendor (store,etc) is mentioned especially when several items have come from there.

                1. re: RichardM

                  It's worth a try. Sure...just as credits were rolling, unexpected company!

                  1. re: itryalot

                    If you don't have Tivo or other HD based DVD recorder then maybe look for old shows online since you can usually pause them.

                    Good luck.

                2. re: itryalot

                  Check at the website Open Sky. She sells many of her cooling utensils there too.