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The home handy cook, or how to use multi-taskers with attitude

Paulustrious | Jan 8, 201109:03 AM

So, her indoors was not so impressed when I took my sawzall to a frozen leg of goat. I tried explaining that butchers use a band saw. Still not impressed. So I looked back at some of my previous uses of macho-mechanics in the kitchen.

Old hole saw blades make the best cookie cutters.
A dry-wall saw makes short work of a chicken.
A carpet-kicker is a bit iffy when it operates as a meat tenderiser.
When unable to find beaters for the mixer I made do with a paint stirrer and an electric drill.
The absolute best pastry brushes are made by Purdey (nothing to do with shotguns)

I'm always keen to improve my arsenal of utensils. Any suggestions?

Failed uses are particularly welcome. If it involves a sliding mitre-saw then doubly so.

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