I’ve been known to pick up a gadget at a yard sale, or thrift store, or estate sale, without actually knowing what it was for. I picked up my first food mill that way, and it turned out to be very useful when I learned about it later. Sometimes I just like the way a gadget looks. I have never used the Mouli grater in the picture above. I like it on my shelf though.
But I also have gadgets that I haven’t figured out just yet. Of the three pictured here, I know that the top one is a meat tenderizer. I don’t use it, I guess because we don’t eat beef in this house. Mostly when I cook meet, it is tender, so I just haven’t found the need. I might use it one day though, to crack nuts or crush ice. The one in the middle, I am guessing, is for squeezing lemons? The third one, well maybe it’s for opening something, or maybe lifting a hot lid? I don’t know, but if you do, please share your knowledge. So that’s a few of mine. Now show me yours!