Measuring Cups, Rolling Pins And Mixers Etc.

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-K8memphis Posted 6 May 2014 , 2:12pm
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what are some of your sweet favorites--we probably all love kitchen tools too much-- i do -- except when washing dishes--leave that for another discussion--

 

--i treasure my mom's rolling pin--ball bearing--old as methuselah -- not mom the pin! well she'd be in her 90's --

 

got any sentimental favorites or something specially acquired?

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as you wish Posted 6 May 2014 , 3:51pm
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AOne of my favourite tools was actually a clay sculpting tool. It was plastic; one end was a perfectly shaped knife, the other end curved slightly and was perfect for lifting and placing small things. I used it all the time, and then one day it snapped in half! So sad! I still kept using it, but somehow both pieces got misplaced (I suspect they may have been thrown out, looking like a broken kids toy and all) and I have never been able to find another just like it. :( Sorry, this should be a happy thread, and here I come with my sad story of destruction and loss! ;)

MBalaska Posted 6 May 2014 , 7:53pm
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It's just gotta be my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

I know that's not much of an original answer but I baked for decades and it was like finding the magic holy grail after buying my first one.

 

Everything else (the hundreds of little fun tools) are fabulous but frivilous compared to it.  When I want whole grain Wheat flour, I grind it on the KA also.

howsweet Posted 6 May 2014 , 10:13pm
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I have at least 1,000 cutters. And that's still not enough. I'm thinking cutters must be my favorite thing.

-K8memphis Posted 6 May 2014 , 11:51pm
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ahhhhhh one thousand---oooooh beautiful

 

do you make any? that's a lotta fun too

-K8memphis Posted 6 May 2014 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

It's just gotta be my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

I know that's not much of an original answer but I baked for decades and it was like finding the magic holy grail after buying my first one.

 

Everything else (the hundreds of little fun tools) are fabulous but frivilous compared to it.  When I want whole grain Wheat flour, I grind it on the KA also.

 

oooh grinding your own flour--i always wanted to do that--very cool

-K8memphis Posted 6 May 2014 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by as you wish 

One of my favourite tools was actually a clay sculpting tool. It was plastic; one end was a perfectly shaped knife, the other end curved slightly and was perfect for lifting and placing small things. I used it all the time, and then one day it snapped in half! So sad! I still kept using it, but somehow both pieces got misplaced (I suspect they may have been thrown out, looking like a broken kids toy and all) and I have never been able to find another just like it. icon_sad.gif
Sorry, this should be a happy thread, and here I come with my sad story of destruction and loss! icon_wink.gif

 

 oh dang that one irreplaceable something-- heart break --cake flag is flying at half mast in honor of a beloved cake tool biting the dust/flour i mean

howsweet Posted 6 May 2014 , 11:56pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

ahhhhhh one thousand---oooooh beautiful

 

do you make any? that's a lotta fun too


I have made quite a few, but I didn't find it even a little bit fun.  :-D Been looking into 3d printers, but I'm not impressed with the edges.

-K8memphis Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:03am
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you need a vacation, hs, you need to get out more ;) it's fun!

 

yeah the technology routinely blows my mind

howsweet Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:21am
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You got that right! I am in desperate need of a vacation - I just reserved a beach house right on the beach for the end of summer, but just for a week. So I think I've decided to get one for a month during December. But I still won't think making cutters is fun when I come back :D 

-K8memphis Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:26am
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HAHAHA wow awesome! one outa two ain't bad

-K8memphis Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:30am
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but the 'one' is two vacations-- screw making cutters hahaha

 

*:-)/\:-) high five

vldutoit Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:36am
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AI still have my first set of Wilton tips my dad purchased for me in 1980 to take the Wilton class. I was 16 and it was for a grade in home economics( do they even have that in school now?). I still use them.

MBalaska Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:53am
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So you're a 'youngin' then vldutot........:D    with lots of experience.  some things were made to last, in years past.

vldutoit Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:55am
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ALol MB don't feel so young but got started young!

-K8memphis Posted 7 May 2014 , 12:59am
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Originally Posted by vldutoit 

I still have my first set of Wilton tips my dad purchased for me in 1980 to take the Wilton class. I was 16 and it was for a grade in home economics( do they even have that in school now?). I still use them.

 

too cool -- i got a similar one -- in the 70's (i was not 16) my dad drove me to the roselawn area of chicago to buy my stuff at wilton headquarters--but i had to pay for mine :lol:

-K8memphis Posted 7 May 2014 , 1:02am
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So you're a 'youngin' then vldutot........:D    with lots of experience.  some things were made to last, in years past.

 

you said it, mb, and i don't think we were clever enough then to figure out how to make them break quicker on purpose but we were working on it--except for nylon and silk stockings of course

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