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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/24 01:55:40 (permalink)
I do 15 seconds in my microwave.  That softens the exterior and enough that I get what I need.
 
Which is a lot.
 
More than 15 seconds in my microwave melts too much of the ice cream.
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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/25 10:06:31 (permalink)
My flatmate's got an egg cutter, which he uses quite often, but the other day my boyfriend and I fancied grated cheese. We don't have a grater and so put a slice of cheese in the egg cutter and it kind of worked :)
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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/28 12:05:03 (permalink)
Rasp style, fine-holed Microplane - I wouldn't consider this a useless gadget at all, but I originally bought it just for grating cheese, but get so much use out it for other things like - garlic, ginger, nutmeg, zesting limes/lemons.  It fits nicely in the kitchen drawer, and is a snap to clean.
 
 
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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/28 12:40:59 (permalink)
ces1948

I am disgusted with all my hard ice cream serving implements. I know I used to have better ones, one was like a shovel shape and the other was a small scoop made of weird material that would glide right through the hardest Ice Cream.

I just take a scoop, or whatever I'm going to use, and hold it under hot water for about ten seconds. It glides right through the ice cream.

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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/28 13:24:07 (permalink)
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ces1948

I am disgusted with all my hard ice cream serving implements. I know I used to have better ones, one was like a shovel shape and the other was a small scoop made of weird material that would glide right through the hardest Ice Cream.

I just take a scoop, or whatever I'm going to use, and hold it under hot water for about ten seconds. It glides right through the ice cream.

 
I do that or if I am dipping for a crowd, I have a cup of hot water and just dip the scoop back in when it gets too cool.
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Re:More use out of useless gadgets 2013/07/28 13:35:54 (permalink)
As I recall, soda fountains (c'mon folks, you really remember soda fountains) kept their ice cream scoops in warm water.
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