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Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

Posted by addiesue (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 28, 10 at 18:28

Hi! I have three kitchen utensils that I got from a friend. They were her great great great grandmother's who was full-blooded German. She said she remembers them hanging in her grandmother's kitchen forever and being told who they belonged to but doesn't remember ever being told what they were used for. I'm thinking the chain thing might have been some form of a whisk but not sure. And as far as the others go, one looks like a cattle prod but who would have the need to brand the shape of a daisy flower on some poor animals bum? The little dipping spoon thing looks like it has a wooden ladel part but is actually all small guage wire so I'm thinking maybe for tea or something. The most intriquing to me is the chain thing...any ideas?

Addiesue

Here is a link that might be useful: What are these things?


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RE: Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

So the spoony thing is a strainer of sorts? The others look dangerous. especially that flagellation device. Neat!


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RE: Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

The upper utensil is a Rosette iron. It is dipped in batter, and then the working end is lowered into hot grease and it makes a wonderful cookie-like dessert. I'm sure more than one country has their own name for this but we just called them Rosette irons.

The second item is a simple tea strainer. I've used these until adulthood when loose leaf tea was no longer mainstream. We steeped the tea in a pot and then poured it through the wire strainer into a tea pot.

The last item is an egg beater


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RE: Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

The last item is a pot scrubber....a couple of the chains are disconnected from the whole.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: pot scrubber


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RE: Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

And I think you are right about that. I wasn't sure what that one was and had to google it, and I think that antique dealer guessed at it. LOL.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-kitchen-utensil-egg-beater-whisk-metal-ring


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RE: Does Anyone Know What these Old Kitchen Utensils Are?

You heat the rosette iron in the deep oil, then you dip it in the rather thin batter and put the iron back into the deep fat. The thin cookie floats off the iron when it is done. You drain the cookie on paper towel and sprinkle powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar over it. They have to be eaten right away as they don't taste so good the next day.


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