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Last post Wed, Sep 22 2010 6:47 PM by slk2042. 12 replies.
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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 12:41 AM

    Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

    As I was using my grapefruit knife to scoop the seeds and strings from a winter squash, I thought I should share the idea. Similarly, I wear my rubber gloves to brush my furniture to get the cat fur off. You probably have some atypical uses for kitchen tools as well. Please share your ideas. AM
  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 5:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

    but the tools must be sterilized, before being re-used..!!

     thanking you..

     

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 11:32 AM In reply to

    • Pat
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    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

    Doesn't every woman use a butter knife for a screwdriver? Big Smile How else do you tighten loose pan handles? I use a pancake turner to scrape dried scrambled eggs from a skillet.

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 11:41 AM In reply to

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     I use a cheese slicer to peel potatoes...so much gentler on the fingers than the skinny, twisty thing.

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    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

     I use a pastry blender, the"U" shaped kind with thick wire blades, to mash up hard boiled eggs. It gets more use for that than the once a year I make pies. 

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 11:54 AM In reply to

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    Pat, your comment about the butter knife made me smile.They are so handy to grab one in a hurry. I hate to admit it, but I have used them as paint stirrers (carefully washed afterward of course )

    Cookie cutters make great tracing patterns for little ones.

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 11:55 AM In reply to

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    ha the memories....a wooden spoon makes a good paddle for disobedient little boys...

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 12:20 PM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

     Cheese grater to grate the soap for laundry detergent.Babs

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 12:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

    plastic gloves can be used to remove the small  garter snakes that grandson chase the girls with ....  

    Michelle I had forgotten the wooden spoon .

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  • Thu, Feb 18 2010 12:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Alternate Uses for Kitchen Tools

    my boys can tell you how good a grate is for playdough and the cookie cutters that you can use  and  they can tell you Mama comes unglued when you use her cookie press ...

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