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Oldest commonly used utensil in your kitchen?

 
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Oldest commonly used utensil in your kitchen? Reply with quote

Just for fun, what's the oldest working utensil you have in your kitchen which you use on a common basis?

I have my grandmother's cast-iron pan, which probably belonged to her mother, so that's old but undated.

I have one of those old Sheffield knives with the celluloid handles stamped VR (Victoria Regina), so that's pretty old too.

Let's assume both date prior to 1901.

I regularly use both at least once a week.

What's the oldest utensil you use regularly in your kitchen?
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think mine might only be about 30 years old. It's a piece of stainless steel flatware - a fork. I took it to college with me (originally the fork was from my parent's home) as my in dorm eating utensil and still have it and use it semi-regularly (once every few days) to eat.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael,

I forgot this, a beautiful bit of workmanship I picked up in an antique store about 10 years ago.

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Hardly a day goes by when I don't use it.
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Auspicious



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Henckels knives and Farborware cookware I bought when I graduated college in 1982 get use every day. The oldest hardware I use semi-regularly is my mothers pressure canner several times each year from 1957 and the meat grinder that goes back another generation to the late 30s.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auspicious, when I got out of high school in '79 I would scrimp and save to buy best quality I could find. My Farberware from those days is still serving me well. Glad to know I'm not alone!
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>> in '79 . . .

hmmpf. whippersnapper . . .
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>hmmpf. whippersnapper

I suppose I should get off your lawn, too?
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nah, I'm not real lawn fussy (g)
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charmainenelson



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought some old pans,glasses of olden times and bowls.They are too old but my mom still keep it.
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