Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
My top ten useless kitchen gadgets. Buy one for Christmas for the perfect present for the gourmet lover.
It has puzzled generations, but now scientists have finally worked
out how to spread a perfect slice of bread with butter fresh from the fridge.
Sadly, you will need a battery-powered knife with a built-in heating element in
the blade. The knife, designed by Warburtons, heats up to 41.8 degrees Celsius,
and is powered by AA batteries in the handle. It melts the butter just enough
to spread smoothly, without gouging holes in the bread. With this in mind I
decided to take a look at what other silly inventions we have bought but never
use. Here are my top ten!
Starting at Number 10 we have.....
10 The Garlic Peeler!
Err when a knife won’t do get one of these. Best used a Gonk for
dog treats, or just as a chewy, hours of fun.
9 The Mushroom Slicer!
Are we missing something here, must be! Better used for chopping
kibbles to make sprinkles on your pup-cakes.
8 The Apple Peeler!
Useless and looks more like a piece of torture equipment. Don’t
put your paw near this!
7 Strawberry Huller!
Apparently strawberries need to be hulled before one can enjoy the
delicious fruit. I had no idea! I have been eating strawberries the wrong way
all my life. Shock horror!
6 Shrimp Deveiner!
If you like your shrimp mangled and deformed, this is the gadget
for you. A must have for the discerning flamingos!
5 Melon Baller!
Who has melon balls? Tennis balls, rubber balls, bouncy balls but
4 Pickle Picker!
Don’t get in a pickle buy a pickle picker. Had hours of fun
playing pick the kibbles out of my water bowl.
3 Asparagus Peeler!
Err when a knife won’t do, think we have a recurring theme going
on here. After looking through various cook books we can safely say we have
never come across a recipe that asked for peeled asparagus.
2 Avocado Cuber!
When a slice won’t do cube it! Don’t forget to buy the avocado stone
remover and knife to with the cuber!
And at Number one pop pickers....
1 Banana Slicer!
You’d have be bananas to buy one of these. A must have for all
One cooks trash is another cooks treasure! How many of these do
you have in your kitchen drawers?