03 March 2015

kitchamajig

don't usually wax poetic about things like kitchen utensils, but i am so happy with this find that i feel the need to document my delight. i bought this at a local thrift store last summer. i'd never seen anything like it. i was intrigued with the fact that it was made in hong kong. the asking price was a dollar and i gladly paid it. i brought it home, cleaned it up, plunked it into the utensil crock next to the stove, and promptly forgot about it - until thanksgiving. in the rush of meal prep, as the pile of spatulas and slotted spoons built up in the sink, i grabbed for the ---  what was it, anyway?

long after it had drained the potatoes for mashing, scraped the turkey bits from the bottom of the pan for gravy, and whipped the squash into a puree, i googled it and found it was often referred to as a kitchamajig. knowing its quirky name made me even more enamored of it! it's now my go-to utensil - it beats, it drains, it mixes, it strains. i still get giddy using it.

winters like this one, it doesn't take much to make me happy!


7 comments:

Carlos de la Parra said...

Have a Meery Christmas and a Kitchamajid New year.

Tabor said...

I have a similar one more round shaped and use it for stir fry. Nice to learn that funny name.

R. J. said...

Now that's cool. Never heard of it, never used one, but I think I need one of those.

Mimsie said...

Wow. That brings back an instant memory of my mother using one. I should say "having one". I can't actually remember her using it for anything. But it was in her utensil drawer for years!

Michelle said...

Hmmm, I found another interesting use for this handy kitchamajig on the internet. Read this : http://hubpages.com/hub/The-KItchamajig-A-Useful-Utensil-Reviewed

chris said...

Michelle, I knew it looked familiar but I just couldn't place where I knew it from. Now, thanks to you, I can! I think ours was plastic - and it was always hanging right next to the cat's box.

Things Are Looking U.P. said...

i love finding the names for things i just always lumped into the family of "hand-me-that-thingamajig" or the whatchamacallit family. :)