Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recycling

Anybody see "Portlandia?"

If you did, you'll chuckle when you read that I'm trying so hard to be green that I'm hoping to give away rather than throw away all these worthy and useful tools that are duplicates of gadgets I already own or that simply don't work for me - but they might for you! I was inspired to clean out my gadget drawer because I could no longer close it.

So, here's the haul; from upper left to lower right:

-a weighty little meat pounder
-a french fry cutter, so wickedly sharp that it comes in a heavy-duty plastic sheath (sheath not shown)
-instant-read steak buttons (reusable)
-a cherry pitter with handy plastic sleeve that makes it smaller in the drawer
-a metal jar opener that My Beloved's mother swore by
-a heart-shaped cookie or canape cutter
-a candy or deep-fry thermometer
-two church keys (can openers) - I found four in the gadget drawer so you may have two of my hoard
-a plastic-and-metal spout for oil or whatever
-a small metal spatula with a cutting edge

If you covet any of these items, simply send me an email at PamelaHyland(at)comcast.net and give me your address. If you live locally, one of these days you will find your prize in your mailbox or on your doorstep. If you live far away, it may take a little longer but I'm game!


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Blogger namastenancy said...

I have my own over-the-top collection of kitchen gadgets. I never saw a gadget that I didn't like. But that collection looks quite artistic - you could make an installation and title it "Going green 2011."

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Speaking of tools! Ha ha.
I see a specialized garage sale, but too small for the trouble. Love the antique look of many of those.
Is four rolling pins too many? Three vegetable peelers? Too many spatulas to count? I am guilty.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Four soup ladles. A million wooden spoons.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

What is a steak button?

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Cookie, 3-million wooden spoons is almost just the right number.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger James said...

Wow I just last week went through my 2 drawers, I now have one, and put put all of the weired things in a box and into the garage. I figured I would pull them in as needed and anything left after 2 months would go to the Goodwill. But looking at your picture maybe a "window box" wall hanging?

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, not a single one? Aw, c'mon, haven't you always wanted/needed a cherry pitter?

Cookiecrumb, yes, we are channeling one another again. I have eleven, yes eleven, rubber spatulas. That's about 6 more than anyone really needs, I think. Also ladles and wooden spoons. I think they are breeding in my implement pots.

Ms. Mouse, a steak button is a little thermometer that reads instantly to let you know if your steak is ready. Why they would sell four in a package and why I would purchase said package is a mystery. Maybe one of the Meat Men who read my blog will be able to enlighten us.

James, it must be spring if all of us are cleaning out our gadget drawers. Like you, my extras are in the garage, awaiting continued use, new homes or, ultimately donation to the Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger namastenancy said...

But gadgets do breed. Didn't you know that? How else can I account for my 20+ wooden spoons, a jar (artistic but still a large jar) full of chopsticks, three rolling pins, two wooden meat hammers, more whisks than I want to think about and...well, I don't want to turn this into true confessions. Some people buy shoes. I buy kitchenware (and books and art supplies and paper...). What can I say?

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

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Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Two meat thermometers. An unknown number of carving sets (gifts and inheritances). A couple of basters (they don't work).
Zillions of shoes!

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, oh, dear, me, too. That's a lot of commas. Actually, I'm down to just half a zillion shoes as I cleaned out a closet this week and threw away/donated a ton of those, too. Most were from my working life, unmourned.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I donated some really fine shoes a doctor told me I shouldn't be wearing. She was wrong. Still... More closet space!

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Kitt said...

Good for you! I took my less-used gadgets and utensils and put them in a plastic bin in the basement. I made a list of them to hang inside a kitchen cabinet, so the utensil drawers are less cluttered but I still have all my beloved but rarely used gadgets, too.

Saturday, January 22, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, we bought this house for the generous closet space - then filled it all up within a very short time. We need to pitch more, keep less.

Kitt, good idea to make the list, but I'm so old, I'd forget to consult the list and would just go out and buy another copy of whatever I needed! Then try to give it away to my readers. :-)

Sunday, January 23, 2011  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

Am feeling slightly sad that steak buttons aren't tiny snacks for the meat lover :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Ms Mouse, you may have given me an idea!

Sunday, January 23, 2011  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, you sound more or less like the rest of us! :-) Happy hoarding!

Monday, January 24, 2011  

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