Pam’s Kitchen Tools Winner!

Well, it seems I’ve stumped most of you today, but I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what homemakers in the past used in their kitchens.

stejoc1968 did an amazing job knowing what these tools are used for.  Steph, you got 6 out of 7 correct!  You’re my winner!!! Watch for my Facebook message, okay?

Here we go – the answers to the vintage kitchen tools!


Number One

Pot Strainer

These are still available today and are very helpful in draining water from pasta or grease from browned hamburger.  Whatever needs straining!


Number Two


Baking mold for Cookies, specifically Pizzelles.


Number Three

French Fry Cutter

I thought for sure no one would guess this one, but Steph knew it.  Good job, Steph!


Number Four

Cookie Scoop

This was a strange one for me, but you scoop out the cookie dough, squeeze the lever, and the dough drops onto the cookie sheet.

Number Five

Cake Breaker

Used for delicate cakes like Angel Food cakes.  Who knew?


Number Six

Ice Shaver

Snow cone, anyone?

Number Seven


Used to chop vegetables like cabbage for slaw.  Just put the vegetables into a bowl and chop away!

(I actually have one similar to this from Pampered Chef, Steph.)


This is a classic found in many kitchens mid-century.  I remember my grandmother had one, and in my youngest years, so did my mother!

Do you know what it is?

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10 thoughts on “Pam’s Kitchen Tools Winner!”

  1. Congratulations!

    I’m not sure, because I’m not sure of the size. I have a lot of tins that had different uses. Some were recipe boxes, some sewing boxes, some picnic boxes, and some were bread boxes. I even have one for cookies, and it has a humidity thing in the lid.


  2. Sorry I missed it. The only one I didn’t know was the cookie scoop. I have all of these except the scoop. Is the tin above a bread box?

    • Pat, I’m sorry I missed you! I always draw my winner on Thursday evenings because I don’t want to intrude on our guests over the weekend, and I don’t my readers to have to wait to see if they have won or not.

      Unfortunately, that means you miss out, and I feel really badly about that.

      Amazing you have all the utensils except for the scoop!

      • Not a big deal. I usually don’t get to the computer until late in the evening. My problem and no one else’s. I still enjoy the posts even if I don’t make it into the drawings.

  3. You’re right, ladies! The tin is a bread box! I haven’t seen one in years and years, but I remember how much space it took up on valuable counter space. LOL.

    When we remodeled our kitchen, I had a specific cupboard installed just for bread. A modern uptake on the tin bread box!!

    Thank you all for joining me!


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