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Message 1408966 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 19:42:20 UTC

+1 but then again, there are so many tools utterly unnecessary in a kitchen...
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Message 1408973 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 20:05:24 UTC
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If the device cuts very thin slices of very cold butter very rapidly, it could be a useful tool for making homemade puff pastry. Outside of that, I can imagine no practical use for it.
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Message 1408975 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 20:06:56 UTC

+2 for dull tools & gadgets (^;

Don't get me wrong, great tool for the mystery but, for practicality, nadda.

Ok, now I can ask. Is butter by the stick (4 sticks to a pound here in US) shaped like that in Europe. Most of what I remember it would not fit in this device.
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Message 1408980 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 20:10:42 UTC

On the east coast and in the midwest butter tends to come in long, elegant rectangles - 4 to a pound. Here on the west coast we have "western stubbies" (real name - honest!!!). Our rectangles are shorter and fatter than elsewhere in the states, but still 4 to a pound.
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Message 1409004 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 20:40:16 UTC - in response to Message 1408980.  

I've seen a similar gadget to that 1, but it produced curls of butter instead of small slabs.

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Message 1409071 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 0:02:16 UTC - in response to Message 1409004.  

I've seen a similar gadget to that 1, but it produced curls of butter instead of small slabs.

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That sounds slightly more practical. At least the curls would have more surface area and melt faster.

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Message 1409120 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 2:07:45 UTC

I have only made homemade puff pastry once in my life, years ago when I was enrolled for fun in a bread baking class. In that class, I used a cheese slicer to drop a layer of thin butter slices over half the dough before I folded it, rolled it and then dropped butter on half of it again... and again, and again, and again, and again. Puff pastry is very labor intensive! I have never bothered to make it from scratch again. We are fortunate to have a couple of excellent bakeries in Berkeley. If they ever went out of business, I would whine and whine and whine until Eric took me to France!
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Message 1409128 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 2:27:51 UTC

Sniff not Germany? Belgium? Switzerland? Austria? Finland? Norway?
The list goes on Ang.
BTW Trader Joe has a pretty good Apfelstuddel. All I can say is the price is right.
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Message 1409384 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 16:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 1408975.  

Up here in the land of the free and the home of the cold,
we get butter in 454g or so. It is supposed to be the
same weight as an old imperial pound.
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Message 1409468 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 18:54:12 UTC

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Message 1409478 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 19:07:25 UTC

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Message 1409486 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 19:17:32 UTC

I have one without the wheel. I use it to pop corn on camping trips.
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Message 1409504 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 20:22:11 UTC

popcorn cooker for over an open fire

oops, uli beat me. (^;
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Message 1409515 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 20:40:48 UTC - in response to Message 1409505.  

Merciful heavens! That didn't last too long did it!

Yep, it is an old mechanical popcorn popper. Well done Uli. PM sent.



I took one look and though popcorn.

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Message 1409534 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 22:02:11 UTC - in response to Message 1409128.  

Sniff not Germany? Belgium? Switzerland? Austria? Finland? Norway?
The list goes on Ang.
BTW Trader Joe has a pretty good Apfelstuddel. All I can say is the price is right.


While I am sure there is excellent pastry in all of those countries, the French have somewhat of a reputation for outstanding pastry...
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Message 1409535 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 22:07:11 UTC

Thanks for the win Chris.
Ok, what is it?


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Message 1409563 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 23:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 1409535.  

Now that is different looking. (^;
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Message 1409580 - Posted: 29 Aug 2013, 23:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 1409535.  

Thanks for the win Chris.
Ok, what is it?


Looks a bit like a trackball I once owned about 15 or so years ago. :-)

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Message 1409599 - Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 0:25:27 UTC

LOL
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Message 1409600 - Posted: 30 Aug 2013, 0:30:52 UTC - in response to Message 1409535.  

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