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Old 12-16-2019, 06:46 PM
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I found it in some old cooking stuff of my mothers.
the end spoon shaped spins like a pizza cutter. I have no idea what it is for. the long handle flexes .
I guessing it has something to do with a pie crust.
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Default Re: what is this spoon thing?

It's an ice cube wacker. Hold cube in palm and wack it.
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i don't think she wacked her cubes much.it looks unused.
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Post Re: what is this spoon thing?

I believe it is used to make what we kids used to call Grandma's suspender pies. Fruit pies with a lattice crust topping.

It could also be used to make specula, a German noodle dish
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If I had/could afford some coke, I might try using it to snort with. :)
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Default Re: what is this spoon thing?

Notice how the shaft is made of spring steel and very 'boing-y' and when you wack something with it, it's a good, solid Wack.

My father used one of them to smash ice cubes for cocktails every day for as long as I knew him. You don't want to miss and wack your thumb joint.

Maybe ice cube wacking was not it's original purpose but I can't figure out what it has to do with pies ??!!
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Default Re: what is this spoon thing?

I think Franc is correct.
It does look like some sort of pastry cutter.
Looks similar to this too, but what would a garden tool be doing in the kitchen?

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Seriously ! :)
Here is a more modern version. Screenshot of e bay ad.
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By golly pixie, you're right!
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the end rotates but hard like it is not suppose to . it has been in a drawer with pastry stuff for years. I see no wear marks on it from use. about 8 inches long. the flat spring steel handle isn't strong. pressing down holding on to the handle end it wouldn't go far into a firm butter cube. a couple dents on the spoon end like it isn't suppose to rotate.



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the end rotates but hard like it is not suppose to . it has been in a drawer with pastry stuff for years. I see no wear marks on it from use. about 8 inches long. the flat spring steel handle isn't strong. pressing down holding on to the handle end it wouldn't go far into a firm butter cube.



Scroll through the pictures in the link I posted Jim.
It's the same exact thing like you have.
Pixie was spot on.
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thanks ,i'll just call it an ice tapper. it has no markings on it.
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Okay. Not for piecrust. But why would you need an Ice Cracker when a spoon would do the same thing.


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