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Post  Luci Dawson on 12/9/2011, 7:00 pm

Works great for de-seeding small peppers-large peppers-cucumbers, and for removing tomato stems and hulling strawberries.

Got several as stocking stuffers a couple of years ago at WalMart, but they haven't carried it in a while. But it's available at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/84esdyc
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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/9/2011, 7:03 pm

Do small appliances count? Very Happy
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Post  boffer on 12/9/2011, 7:05 pm

My wife.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/9/2011, 7:23 pm

Mwahahaha rofl Oh wait... Shocked

I love my keurig!
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Post  boffer on 12/9/2011, 7:35 pm

Back at ya "Mwahahaha.. Oh...wait"...even with a picture, I don't know what you're talking about! Embarassed

I had to google, so now I know, it's some kind of single serving coffee maker?

Truth is, my favorite gadgets are the 6 qt. 575 watt KitchenAid mixers that I've bought my wife. Cause every time she uses them, her eyes glaze over and her voice slows and deepens when she proclaims, "More Power".

It's our joke, and we both practically fall to the floor laughing!

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Post  camprn on 12/9/2011, 7:43 pm

My knives and my moka and then the bread machine and then the kitchen aide.


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Post  camprn on 12/9/2011, 7:46 pm

@boffer wrote:Back at ya "Mwahahaha.. Oh...wait"...even with a picture, I don't know what you're talking about! Embarassed

I had to google, so now I know, it's some kind of single serving coffee maker?

Truth is, my favorite gadgets are the 6 qt. 575 watt KitchenAid mixers that I've bought my wife. Cause every time she uses them, her eyes glaze over and her voice slows and deepens when she proclaims, "More Power".

It's our joke, and we both practically fall to the floor laughing!

AWESOME!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/9/2011, 7:51 pm

@boffer wrote:My wife.

OMG I couldn't ever say that...lol. Not that it shocks me out of you. Just ticked I didn't come up with it first.

Mine would have to be the whisk...bar none.
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Post  ashort on 12/9/2011, 8:50 pm

immersion blender...
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Post  southern gardener on 12/9/2011, 9:11 pm

Ours is our Vita-Mix. We whiz up stuff everyday in it! We pick greens from the garden, fruit and whip up a smoothie!! yummm!!
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Post  llama momma on 12/9/2011, 9:18 pm

Twenty years ago this goofy contraption was given to me from my Father who loved garage sales. I didn't appreciate it back then but now it serves me well as The Finest adjustable jar lid opener! My arthritic hand cannot do what this thing does with ease. This is my favorite kitchen gadget. Although he has passed, Thank you Dad!
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Post  boffer on 12/9/2011, 9:26 pm

@llama momma wrote:Twenty years ago this goofy contraption was given to me from my Father who loved garage sales. I didn't appreciate it back then but now it serves me well as The Finest adjustable jar lid opener! My arthritic hand cannot do what this thing does with ease. This is my favorite kitchen gadget. Although he has passed, Thank you Dad!

COOL! I thought we had tried every jar opening gizmo there was, but I have never seen one like that. It's so old that it's gotta be good!
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Post  martha on 12/9/2011, 9:33 pm

I can't decide which is my favorite - the coffee maker or a turkey baster - I use one to water my African violets, which don't like getting their leaves wet!
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Post  llama momma on 12/9/2011, 9:50 pm

COOL! I thought we had tried every jar opening gizmo there was, but I have never seen one like that. It's so old that it's gotta be good!

Boffer I agree! Glad you liked it. Twenty years ago it looked weird and old to me. When Dad proudly handed it to me I didn't know what it was and he had a good laugh over that. Those six round things are rivets and it's got some good weight for its 9" length, 7-1/4 oz. Under 4 of the rivets are 4 half moon ragged edge things that wiggle and adjust to grab putting dents into any jar lid. At one end it is embossed with Taiwan S.T.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/9/2011, 10:04 pm

Ain't leverage a beautiful thing?
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Post  llama momma on 12/9/2011, 10:15 pm

yes indeed
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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/9/2011, 10:17 pm

I have to agree, that is a really cool gadget llama. I have never seen anything like it. Nothing worse than trying to open a jar and finally breaking the seal and having pickle juice fly out all over Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  llama momma on 12/9/2011, 10:36 pm

.Rooster-- if your luck runs like mine, you realize you are home alone, have run out of paper towels and 20 minutes late for an important appointment, and there's stinky juice that managed to splash 13 feet in all directions, oops, looks like I turned this into a brand new
40 word story of yours rofl rofl rofl
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Post  camprn on 12/10/2011, 4:07 am

@llama momma wrote:Twenty years ago this goofy contraption was given to me from my Father who loved garage sales. I didn't appreciate it back then but now it serves me well as The Finest adjustable jar lid opener! My arthritic hand cannot do what this thing does with ease. This is my favorite kitchen gadget. Although he has passed, Thank you Dad!
I'm getting to where one of these would be very handy.

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Post  walshevak on 12/10/2011, 5:13 am

inherited one from my mother. she called it a gilhoolie. used it just last night.



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Post  llama momma on 12/10/2011, 6:00 am

YOU ARE RIGHT !! I just googled it and it had a picture of the same exact thing I posted!! Thank You SO MUCH !!

GilhoolieFrom Wikipedia:

"The Gilhoolie jar opener invented by Dr. C. W. FullerThe Gilhoolie is a kitchen appliance that opens jars and bottles. It was invented by Dr. C. W. Fuller, a retired dentist from Yonkers, New York. The Gilhoolie debuted in 1953. It was patented in 1954 as a "cam operated sliding jaw closure remover".[1]"

I'll be darned!! I grew up on Long Island and moved away, Dad stayed there 82 years so that's how he got his hands on one of these things. I thought at first the crazy thing looked like a piece of medical equiptment too, and darned it was in fact invented by a dentist.

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Post  camprn on 12/10/2011, 6:25 am

@llama momma wrote: I thought at first the crazy thing looked like a piece of medical equiptment too, and darned it was in fact invented by a dentist.

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Post  llama momma on 12/10/2011, 7:51 am

Lucy: Apologies to you for running away with your thread topic, got caught up and well, Sorry! Shocked Embarassed LM
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Post  Goosegirl on 12/10/2011, 9:08 am

@camprn wrote:
@llama momma wrote:Twenty years ago this goofy contraption was given to me from my Father who loved garage sales. I didn't appreciate it back then but now it serves me well as The Finest adjustable jar lid opener! My arthritic hand cannot do what this thing does with ease. This is my favorite kitchen gadget. Although he has passed, Thank you Dad!
I'm getting to where one of these would be very handy.

+1 (blasted old knuckles!)

However, since Hubby kindly opens everything that I can't, I would have to say my favorite kitchen gadget is my 12 cup KitchenAid food processor. To quote the Boffer Family "More power". It truly has proved to be an arthritic's best friend!
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Post  TN_GARDENER on 12/10/2011, 2:06 pm

tater masher probably gets used the most, unless you count a can opener as a gadget (at one point in time, they did)
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Regarding the opening of jars:
1. break the seal (i use a bottle opener, but a spoon works well)
2. strap wrench (lots of mechanics use them to remove oil filters and plumbers use them to tighten pipes)

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