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Thread: What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

  1. #1
    Vilco Guest

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    Mark Thorson wrote:

    > See it here:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >
    > I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    > draining a teabag. Lots of people do get more than
    > one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    > less than one because many are thrown away unused.
    >
    > But note the diameter, it's so tiny. Just barely
    > big enough for a teabag. I'd be willing to consider
    > other theories as to its purpose.


    Sometimes some people have too much spare time in their hands, half of them
    starts creating nonsense items and the other half starts guessing what those
    items are for.




  2. #2
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

    See it here:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398

    I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    draining a teabag. Lots of people do get more than
    one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    less than one because many are thrown away unused.

    But note the diameter, it's so tiny. Just barely
    big enough for a teabag. I'd be willing to consider
    other theories as to its purpose.

  3. #3
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Mon 27 Apr 2009 01:29:13p, Mark Thorson told us...

    > See it here:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >
    > I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    > draining a teabag. Lots of people do get more than
    > one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    > less than one because many are thrown away unused.
    >
    > But note the diameter, it's so tiny. Just barely
    > big enough for a teabag. I'd be willing to consider
    > other theories as to its purpose.
    >


    It's not for a teabag but for insuring that when loose tea is brewed in a
    teapot does not make it into your cup. One pours the tea through the
    strainer. The bottom is prevent any drips from the leaves left in the
    strainer.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more
    flavor. ~Chinese Proverb




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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    "Mark Thorson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > See it here:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >
    > I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    > draining a teabag.


    It's a condom washer. Spooge tray on the bottom, pubic hair screen above.

    Honestly, I don't have a clue why anyone would want to reuse a teabag. I'd
    rather reuse a condom.

    Christy's not here to smack me upside the head, so get that killfile button
    lubed up. You're gonna need it.
    (this is a general statement, and in no way directed at Mark)

    Back to the item, I just don't understand.
    I'd use it to get garlic juice.

    TFM®


  5. #5
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    > It's not for a teabag but for insuring that when loose tea is brewed in a
    > teapot does not make it into your cup. One pours the tea through the
    > strainer. The bottom is prevent any drips from the leaves left in the
    > strainer.


    Ah! That explains the swivel action for the strainer!

  6. #6
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

    On Mon 27 Apr 2009 02:13:52p, Mark Thorson told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >>
    >> It's not for a teabag but for insuring that when loose tea is brewed in a
    >> teapot does not make it into your cup. One pours the tea through the
    >> strainer. The bottom is prevent any drips from the leaves left in the
    >> strainer.

    >
    > Ah! That explains the swivel action for the strainer!


    I think I still may have one of these, but I don't know where it is. I
    almost never make hot tea in a teapot. If I did, I would definitely use
    loose tea.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure
    with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of
    garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in
    heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach. ~Luigi Barzini




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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

    On Apr 27, 3:29*pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > See it here:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >
    > I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    > draining a teabag. *Lots of people do get more than
    > one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    > less than one because many are thrown away unused.
    >
    > But note the diameter, it's so tiny. *Just barely
    > big enough for a teabag. *I'd be willing to consider
    > other theories as to its purpose.


    I never buy teabags. I use loose tea. It's more economical. I
    bought my tea strainer at a dollar store. One kg of gunpowder tea
    makes nearly a hundred gallons of good quality iced tea.

    My son just had his first real stovetop cooking experience, aside from
    just stirring. He cooked French toast. I'm putting the pics on my
    Flickr site:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522299@N08/3480998131/
    His first cooking task was turning the brats on a grill, over a
    hickory fire at a campsite. That was when he was 5, almost 6. He's 7
    now.

    The French toast was made with Brownberry Natural Wheat with whole
    egg, half&half, and Tone's vanilla extract. THe syrup was Maple Grove
    Farms blueberry.

    --Bryan listen @ http://www.MySpace.com/TheBonobos

    "The 1960's called. They want their recipe back."
    --Steve Wertz in rec.food.cooking 4-20-2009

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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On Apr 27, 3:29 pm, Mark Thorson <nos...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >> See it here:
    >>
    >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >>
    >> I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    >> draining a teabag. Lots of people do get more than
    >> one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    >> less than one because many are thrown away unused.
    >>
    >> But note the diameter, it's so tiny. Just barely
    >> big enough for a teabag. I'd be willing to consider
    >> other theories as to its purpose.

    >
    > I never buy teabags. I use loose tea. It's more economical. I
    > bought my tea strainer at a dollar store. One kg of gunpowder tea
    > makes nearly a hundred gallons of good quality iced tea.
    >
    > My son just had his first real stovetop cooking experience, aside from
    > just stirring. He cooked French toast. I'm putting the pics on my
    > Flickr site:
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522299@N08/3480998131/
    > His first cooking task was turning the brats on a grill, over a
    > hickory fire at a campsite. That was when he was 5, almost 6. He's 7
    > now.



    Good on ya. Teach a boy to cook and he'll be less reliant on the bitches
    later in life.

    TFM®


  9. #9
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

    Mark Thorson wrote:
    > See it here:
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=180348960398
    >
    > I tend to agree with the seller -- that it's for
    > draining a teabag. Lots of people do get more than
    > one use from a teabag, unlike myself who averages
    > less than one because many are thrown away unused.
    >
    > But note the diameter, it's so tiny. Just barely
    > big enough for a teabag. I'd be willing to consider
    > other theories as to its purpose.


    Not a teabag -- tea. I used them all the time when I had a proper tea
    setup. The cool thing about that particular design, my favorite, is that
    the base gets out of your way when you're pouring tea (made with loose
    tea) through it into the cup, but then the base catches the drips. I
    still have a few of them, and I love them.

    Serene

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  10. #10
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: What's This Purported Food-Related Tool ???

    Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
    > My son just had his first real stovetop cooking experience, aside from
    > just stirring. He cooked French toast. I'm putting the pics on my
    > Flickr site:
    > http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522299@N08/3480998131/
    > His first cooking task was turning the brats on a grill, over a
    > hickory fire at a campsite. That was when he was 5, almost 6. He's 7
    > now.
    >
    > The French toast was made with Brownberry Natural Wheat with whole
    > egg, half&half, and Tone's vanilla extract. THe syrup was Maple Grove
    > Farms blueberry.



    It is nice to learn early, and he seems to have a gift for cooking.
    He's a good lookin' kid.


    Becca

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