Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Crinkle Cutter

When I posted about the French fries I made with Cousin J-Yah's crinkle cutter, some of you expressed an interest in what it looks like.

Here it is.

This picture doesn't show the heavy plastic cover for the very sharp blade! It's really just a wavy-edged cleaver with the handle on the top. It has significant weight and cuts through most veggies without effort. I use it carefully as I think it would make wavy-edged cuts on fingers just as easily!

I have used it mostly for shaping veggies more interestingly but it also makes unique butter pats and slices of ice cream. So far.

It is manufactured by Pampered Chef and you can find one here but Cousin J-Yah found mine for half that price at a garage sale.

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13 Comments:

Blogger Kitt said...

Interesting! I have not seen one before. Thanks for showing it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008  
Anonymous Mrs. L said...

I know I have one of those somewhere! I bought one about 15 years ago at my first Pampered Chef party. Now I must go unearth is somewhere.

Sunday, July 20, 2008  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Those are fabulous kitchen tools; I have one which I think I got at a garage sale umpteen million years ago. It's an oldie but goodie and holds up a lot better than the newer stuff which tends to be made of light plastic. I use it for just about everything when I want a crinkle cut - celery, carrots, zucchini, even root vegetables.

Sunday, July 20, 2008  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Gadgets are da bomb. I love gadgets. I just bought a "canning funnel." (Should I ever attempt to can.)

Sunday, July 20, 2008  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Remember your zucchini post? This blog has a whole list of things to do with zucchini:
http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 20, 2008  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

But how would you sharpen it?

Monday, July 21, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kitt, you're welcome!

Mrs. I, I didn't realize Pampered Chef did parties - were they like Tupperware parties?

Nancy, yes, mine is very heavy and has a satisfying "thunk" when it hits the cutting board. Beware your fingers!

Cookiecrumb, indeed! You're gonna can this year, I can feel it coming!

Nancy, thanks for the link to Kalyn but my zucchini plant has actually been sort of sad - only a few little zucchinis so far. I fertilized it last week, however, so I'm hopeful...

Morgan, good question! I guess I'd have to take it to a professional knife sharpener.

Monday, July 21, 2008  
Blogger Kitt said...

I've never been to a Tupperware party, but I have been to a Pampered Chef party. The salesperson demonstrates a bunch of different tools and makes some dishes using them, and then you place an order for what you want. The hostess gets a discount.

I got an apple peeler-corer-slicer and some bread molds.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kitt, I live and learn! How are your gadgets working for you?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008  
Blogger Mom Taxi Julie said...

That is neat! DH would love that.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Mom Taxi Julie, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008  
Blogger Kitt said...

The corer-peeler-slicer works great. I don't use it often, but when I do I'm glad to have it. The molds are interesting but I haven't done much with them. I'll have to try them with no-knead bread.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

I hope you'll blog about it when you do!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008  

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