there was Feemster's Famous Vegetable Slicer.
I begged my mother to buy one. Strangely, she refused the chance to make her life easier in the kitchen and stuck with her trusty kitchen knives.
Still, I've never lost my fascination for the kitchen infomercial, and to this day, find myself gravitating toward every kitchen gadget that pops up on late night TV.
Lynn is hosting a Favorite Kitchen Gadget Party over at Happier Than A Pig In Mud.
The first gadget isn't strictly a kitchen gadget, but I'm stretching the definition of "kitchen gadget" to include all things that can be found in the top drawers of kitchens. Those count, right?
My father fashioned this gadget for my mom. It's an old, old, putty knife. He cut off the blade to almost nothing and hoaned what was left of the end to a razor-like sharpness. This baby will scrape ANY HARDENED MASS off ANYTHING without leaving scratch marks. It's saved my life more than once.
The second is a wooden
Oven Rack Puller Outer, Pusher Inner.
I'm sure it's called something else
in the kitchen catalogues, but I have no idea
what that might be.
Now I'm off to Lynn's blog to see all the gadgets I can't live without.
Update, February 13, 2011, 11:35 PM:
Although I still don't own one, I'm happy to report that Feemster's Famous Vegetable Slicer is still available and includes its upgraded safety holder.
Just for fun!