Sunday, February 3, 2008

Mystery Kitchen Tool


My sister-in-law emailed me with a question about this little object. She says that she inherited it from her husband's grandmother and that it is a kitchen tool. She has no idea what it is. She said it is porcelain and has a bunch of tiny raised bumps on it. Zesting a lemon with it did not prove to be successful, so it isn't that. Any guesses??? My guess is a soap dish, but that doesn't explain the circular hole at the top. What do you think?

8 comments:

melissa said...

hmmm...i have no idea. maybe a scraper...like the ones that come with pampered chef cookie sheets? the hole must mean it can hang on a wall?

christie said...

Todd says it's spice microplane, a scraper for nutmeg and cinnamon sticks?

melissa said...

it doesn't look sharp enough to be a microplane...unless its from the 70s or something. c-that's too funny you asked todd what it is. :)

Angie said...

Oh, I wish this was a contest. It's a porcelain ginger grater. I win!

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://fantes.com/images/3378graters.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.fantes.com/graters.htm&h=375&w=500&sz=13&hl=en&start=13&tbnid=vBrExvYJA1GMhM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dporcelain%2Bspice%2Bzester%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

melissa said...

i got it. its an exfoliator for your butt!

Anonymous said...

Todd might actually be the closest to being right...or Angie. I'll have to get some ginger and nutmeg and try it. A "microplane," how did you know that!?
Catherine

Angie said...

Is anyone listening? I know I'm right! Go to google images and type porcelain ginger grater - you'll see a picture of this exact item!

Amber said...

Well, it looks like we have a tie! Angie, you are right with your ginger grater, but Todd is also right that it is also called a spice microplane! Great job you guys! You are so smart. Catherine...since it is your tool, have you tried it? How does it work?

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