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Finding New Uses for Kitchen "Gadgets"


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I'm making a lot of chicken/vegetable/meat stock lately, and it always gets strained before moved into the fridge. I've used paper coffee filters, cheesecloth, tiny strainers - you name it.

 

And then I opened a drawer, and there it was...

 

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The yogurt strainer!  Fits perfectly over a quart container too...genius!!

 

 

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In the same vein, but not re-purposing kitchen gadgets, I use (what used to be called) glass curtains as a straining material in all kinds of situations.  I never seem to have cheesecloth when I need it and the sheers, which we brought home from Moab 11 years ago, work perfectly for straining so many things.  

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3 hours ago, Darienne said:

In the same vein, but not re-purposing kitchen gadgets, I use (what used to be called) glass curtains as a straining material in all kinds of situations.  I never seem to have cheesecloth when I need it and the sheers, which we brought home from Moab 11 years ago, work perfectly for straining so many things.  

Remind me please (I know we discussed this some time ago) what glass curtains are? Are they what would be called "sheers" in the US?

 

@weinoo, I'd forgotten all about my yogurt strainer since I gave up trying to make my own yogurt. You've given it new life. Many thanks!

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21 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Remind me please (I know we discussed this some time ago) what glass curtains are? Are they what would be called "sheers" in the US?

I would call them by both names.  Don't know what they are made from.  My Mother had them in the living room under the drapes and the sheers/glass curtains were never drawn open.   We don't have them...but then we don't even have drapes in our living room.  Not even blinds.  My Mother would have been horrified.  Oh, we have no neighbors.   

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4 minutes ago, Darienne said:

I would call them by both names.  Don't know what they are made from.  My Mother had them in the living room under the drapes and the sheers/glass curtains were never drawn open.   We don't have them...but then we don't even have drapes in our living room.  Not even blinds.  My Mother would have been horrified.  Oh, we have no neighbors.   

 

Same here on no curtains, no neighbors. It drives me nuts when we're in the Princessmobile, in a park, and have to draw the curtains! I feel entirely too closed in.

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Those are made from "sheer voile" an inexpensive fabric that can be purchased by the yard. Average price 3.99. 100% cotton, or a blend of cotton and polyester.

You need two or more layers, depending on how fine you want to strain.  It should be wetted first and placed in a colander and to keep it in place you can use binder clips.  Spring-type clothespins were used when I was a child.

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