Culinary Conundrum 7/12

Well you’re all too bright and clever for me. But I will keep struggling on. The last one was a knife sharpener and I agree it is useless. I have never been able to use a steel properly, so now I use a table top version with the sharpening bit in a V shape where you just run a knife across it. Fantastic and so good I bought my die hard old Dad one. He always used to use a steel but quickly got converted. Thank you Lakeland!

What’s this and what is it used for?

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10 comments for “Culinary Conundrum 7/12

  1. October 22, 2010 at 20:06

    It’s a pasta ‘spoon’. It’s used for serving spaghetti, although I eat tons of the stuff, and have done for almost fifty years (we were considered an unconventional family in the early sixties), and have never owned or used one.

    I do feel that they are a waste of money.

  2. October 22, 2010 at 20:10

    I agree with William it is a pasta spoon.

  3. dearieme
    October 22, 2010 at 20:56

    scrotum scratcher

  4. Rossa
    October 22, 2010 at 21:00

    Quite right, but funnily enough I use it every time. Also great for capturing a few strands of spaghetti or linguine to check if al dente or not.

    Dearieme you live up to your name!

  5. October 22, 2010 at 21:00

    Can’t take you anywhere, Dearieme.

    William and Cherie – too bright.

  6. October 22, 2010 at 21:22

    I need one of those…. for my pasta. My last pasta dinner became a veritable wicker-basket in the pan.

  7. Bernard
    October 22, 2010 at 22:20

    I too knew what it was. A spaghetti strainer. Mine was a cheapo plastic version and…..this is quite true…. it was used on many occasions to scratch that elusive bit between my shoulder blades!
    It was never used for its proper purpose…and ended up in a mass donation to the local charity shop, of other unused kitchen gadgets.
    Now I wished kept it.
    Dearieme provided a solution to one of life’s ongoing irritations!

  8. October 22, 2010 at 23:13

    Not only is it good for pasta, I use mine for fishing pickled stuff out of large jars.

  9. October 23, 2010 at 01:05

    All I can offer is an Andrew Scott 🙂

  10. October 24, 2010 at 12:59

    It’s for lobbing tennis balls for the dog to go chasing after.

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