Mudcat Café message #4068136 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4068136
Posted By: Charmion
12-Aug-20 - 12:21 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
While tidying the Glory Hole (basement storage area) yesterday, I saw that we have been accumulating not nearly useful enough kitchen gadgets again.

Some items are the result of an on-line order I made with a company that I thought -- from the name and address -- was Quebecois, but turned out to be Chinese, and not quite clear on the concept of shipping precisely what was ordered, no more and no less. Consequently, I ended up with nineteen (count 'em -- 19!) pairs of silicone-tipped tongs that slightly less than six inches long -- probably designed for serving from a buffet, but utterly useless for cooking. Deluded into believing that the tongs were 15 inches long, I had ordered two pairs, plus a few other items that I doubt that I will ever see.

But -- 19 pairs of useless tongs. Plus a plastic egg separator I have never used, a balloon whisk (gift of a relative) that won't fit into the drawer that already accommodates the whisk I have been using since 1995, three oyster knives (flat-end screwdriver works better), several novelty tea infusers, many water-bottles and take-away coffee cups, and a cutlery organizer that does not fit any drawer in this house.

Geez. It never ends.