Mon, August 20, 2012
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Multi-purpose kitchen tools

2012-08-20 08:39:23 GMT2012-08-20 16:39:23(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A Wine Bottle As Rolling PinDon't have a rolling pin handy when you're rolling out dough? No problem. Use a large straight-sided bottle like a wine bottle. It works every time. Photo from Chip Smith, Flickr.

Bundt Pan For Slicing Corn Off The CobCutting corn off the cob can be a pretty messy task -- corn kernels all over the kitchen. But use a bundt pan to steady the cob and you've got a great tool for catching all the kernels that fall to the bottom.

Bundt Pan For Slicing Corn Off The CobCutting corn off the cob can be a pretty messy task -- corn kernels all over the kitchen. But use a bundt pan to steady the cob and you've got a great tool for catching all the kernels that fall to the bottom. Photo from Christaface, Flickr.

Scissors For Cutting HerbsDon't spend all your time slicing up herbs for soups, stews or garnishes. Nigella Lawson always uses scissors to snip her herbs (and her bacon) so why shouldn't you?

Cocktail Shaker As Egg BeaterCan't find your whisk? Use a cocktail shaker to beat up your scrambled eggs for breakfast. Just break the eggs into the shaker, clse tightly and shake like crazy. It's really fast!

Colander As Ice BucketThe only problem with using an ice bucket is that once the ice starts to melt you're left with all that water in the bottom. Place a colander full of ice over a big bowl and place your beer or wine in the ice to chill. Any extra water will drip through the colander into the bowl below. (File)

There are thousands of kitchen gadgets you can find, but most can only do the one thing they were invented for. But what if the kitchen items you already own could do double duty and function as helpers in the kitchen? Well, we're here to prove they can.

Have you ever started making pie dough to discover you can't find your rolling pin? You're chilling wine for a party but can't find the ice bucket? We have a solution for these and more in the pictures below.

(Agencies)

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