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Unusual & unknown kitchen gadgets

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I have the impulse to poke one into an oyster and twist.  😏  And that tells you that I have never shucked an oyster in my life.

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

I'm with @IowaDee.  It looks to me to be an oyster shucker.

 

Judging the size, relative to the thumb, seems to me way too small to be an oyster shucker.

 

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2 hours ago, nickrey said:

Does anyone know what these are? I’ve included my thumb to give an indication of size.

 

 

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Maybe a cocktail pick or seafood pick?  But both those are usually longer and slimmer.

 

Steak markers and the other sides say rare, medium, well?  Fancy corn cob picks?

 

 

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2 hours ago, nickrey said:

Does anyone know what these are?

Cheese knives? Buttons? What ever are cheese buttons?


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I googled other items from Urban Cutlery but not these specific implements.  Since they are a set, I assume they are intended to open some poor* Australian creature at the table.

 

*possibly venomous.

 

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I think @Anna N got it with her guess of cheese buttons. Not sure which Urban Cutlery pattern it might be, but the shape of the point is consistent with their other cheese button sets.

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5 hours ago, JeanneCake said:

are there any markings on the box that give more info on the manufacturer?

I have no idea. They were a present and have been sitting in my cupboard. My best guess so far is a knife to lever out pieces from a crystallised cheese such as Parmesan. 


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19 hours ago, nickrey said:

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I have no idea. They were a present and have been sitting in my cupboard. My best guess so far is a knife to lever out pieces from a crystallised cheese such as Parmesan. 

Ok, I think I have it.

 

They are put into cheese on a cheese platter so that the cheese can be cut without someone touching the cheese to do so. It's probably more of a "cheese handle" rather than its apparent name of "cheese button."

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Yes, they are cheese buttons or cheese "picks"  I have some that are cut off antique forks that had the tines flattened so they are straight.  

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On 12/29/2019 at 1:10 PM, nickrey said:

Ok, I think I have it.

 

They are put into cheese on a cheese platter so that the cheese can be cut without someone touching the cheese to do so. It's probably more of a "cheese handle" rather than its apparent name of "cheese button."

 

A solution to a problem I didn't know I had

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My Daughter in Law found this lovely dish and came to me wondering what it is.  I am clueless!  Does anyone recognize what this would be used for?

 

 

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I whistfully mentioned how I missed sushi. Truly horrified, she told me "you city folk eat the strangest things!", and offered me a freshly fried chitterling!

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I think it is a diet soup bowl because you only fill it half way.😉

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Seems like it lets built up steam escap - for a crust based dish? Love the green can parm in the background - hell I use it as a salt sub ;)  

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Can be a very nice hanging planter.

 

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I am thinking it is a berry bowl. 


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dcarch has my vote!

 

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1 minute ago, palo said:

dcarch has my vote!

 

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Yep.

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Thank you everyone, that is what it looks like it might be, tho it was sold as kitchenware. 


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I whistfully mentioned how I missed sushi. Truly horrified, she told me "you city folk eat the strangest things!", and offered me a freshly fried chitterling!

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18 minutes ago, nonblonde007 said:

Thank you everyone, that is what it looks like it might be, tho it was sold as kitchenware. 

 

Why not? Grow herbs! Multi-level herbs for the kitchen.  :B

 

dcarch

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