I was watching Brokeback Mountain last night (no, this thread isn’t about ladels). There are juxtaposed scenes from the mid 70s of Jack and Ennis having Thanksgiving dinner with their respective families. I was distracted from Jack’s fight with his father in law over whether his son Bobby would be allowed to watch a football game while eating the dinner it took Lureen three hours to make by a single, stunning realization. “My God!” I exclaimed, “they used an electric knife!”
So you can see that the message of the film was not lost on me.
Anyway, some time in the early 70s both my grandmas and most of my aunts got electric knives and thought they were the greatest thing. But I don’t think I’ve seen one since 1981 or thereabouts. A quick google shows that they are still available. But do people still use these? Do you have one at your house?
When I was a kid, my mom had a potato ricer in the cupboard. I thought it was great fun to play with, but I don’t remember her using more than once or twice back in the 60s. Have you ever seen one?
Any other kitchen implements your parents or grandparents had that you don’t see any more?