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Message 1307559 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 0:30:08 UTC

Hint for the day. Not all of them have handles.


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Message 1307687 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 10:20:07 UTC

Well it certainly looks like one of these similar to the one we had.

Diablo toasted sandwich maker

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Message 1307891 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 21:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 1307687.  

Well it certainly looks like one of these similar to the one we had.

Diablo toasted sandwich maker


Yes, but it isn't one of those.


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Message 1307892 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 21:51:08 UTC

Hint for the day: Most of them do not have handles. Most of them are wooden.


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Message 1307894 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 21:52:43 UTC
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Here is a picture that looks like a pretty good match.

Bena Casa makes one that looks a lot like the one you show and I have. It's also called a flying saucer press, a sandwich press, a campfire burger press, and a hobo pie maker.

Here is one sold as a Campfire Hamburger Maker.
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Message 1307906 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 22:15:31 UTC - in response to Message 1307894.  

Here is a picture that looks like a pretty good match.

Bena Casa makes one that looks a lot like the one you show and I have. It's also called a flying saucer press, a sandwich press, a campfire burger press, and a hobo pie maker.

Here is one sold as a Campfire Hamburger Maker.

Close enough. The one I saw was labeled as a hamburger press.


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Message 1308082 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 12:13:06 UTC

My mum had one of those and we called it a "jaffle iron".
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Message 1308090 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 13:19:55 UTC

"jaffle iron".


Yep! A jam waffle maker!
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Message 1308199 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 0:25:29 UTC - in response to Message 1308082.  

My mum had one of those and we called it a "jaffle iron".

Except the shape inside is wrong for waffles.


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Message 1308243 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 4:55:28 UTC

Ok, I guess that means I win.
So what is this old tool.

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Message 1308436 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 18:31:00 UTC

A tool to cut cheese.

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Message 1308454 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 19:31:08 UTC

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.... it looks like a mezzaluna, which is a curved (half moon) knife typically used for mincing large piles of fresh herbs.
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Message 1308598 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 3:34:46 UTC

Well it's not made for cutting cheese but it does. I guess any cutting tool does and no not a mezzaluna. I don't know the exact scale but it at least 14" across.
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Message 1308600 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 3:45:23 UTC

"We have ways of making you talk" tool.
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Message 1308602 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 3:46:37 UTC - in response to Message 1308600.  

"We have ways of making you talk" tool.

Another potential use, but not it's intended one.
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Message 1308607 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 3:59:52 UTC

It looks like it is a part of a larger whole. It looks like the blade from a paper cutter. Perhaps it is for slicing meat?


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Message 1308620 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 4:42:10 UTC - in response to Message 1308607.  

It looks like it is a part of a larger whole. It looks like the blade from a paper cutter. Perhaps it is for slicing meat?


It's all there. It will slice meat, but that's not really it's intended purpose.
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Message 1308713 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 9:58:42 UTC

If the hole isn't a pivot, then it must be for hanging it on a nail.

A mezzaluna is a knife consisting of a single or double curved blade with a handle on each end. It is often used for chopping herbs or very large single blade versions are sometimes used for pizza or pesto.

But didn't Angela already say herbs? I'm just adding "sometimes used for pizza".


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Message 1308776 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 14:28:28 UTC - in response to Message 1308713.  

We have a winner!!!
I did say it cuts cheese and that it cuts meat both of those are usually on Pizza! The place where I got the picture did not call it a Mezzaluna. They called it a Pizza Cutter. Angela threw me off when she used the term as a knife for chopping herbs. If she had said Mezzaluna alone I would have looked up the term and she would probably be the winner, but since she added her own definition which limited the term to an herb cutter... I have to award it to you.


If the hole isn't a pivot, then it must be for hanging it on a nail.

A mezzaluna is a knife consisting of a single or double curved blade with a handle on each end. It is often used for chopping herbs or very large single blade versions are sometimes used for pizza or pesto.

But didn't Angela already say herbs? I'm just adding "sometimes used for pizza".




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Message 1308788 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 14:55:08 UTC

Very many thanks for the PM Carlos, appreciated. But I would never ever have known that it was called a Mezzaluna, without Angelas post. I therefore think that she should in all fairness be awarded the win. She was so close anyway with herbs.

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