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04-05-2014 02:38 AM
pKaz This makes soooo much more sense now.
04-04-2014 05:15 PM
wicca27 nifty idea. i typically just put the lid on the burner next to me lol (gas stove) but the mobile lid holder is a great idea. and it doubles as a ham older lol.
04-04-2014 03:12 PM
DKShrimporium And here we have the global view. The problem is the splopping and blurping pot o' sauce, or the grease misting fry daddy with grease coated lid (fer example, when yer browning down a batch o' onions).

You go to access the interior of the pot, pick up the lid, and the lid is full of sauce or grease. If you put the lid down, wherever you put it gets a grease/sauce ring, a mess to clean up. If you try to put it down upside down on the counter, and manage to do so without spilling the sauce or grease, you still have the problem of burning yourself as you try to get your hand back underneath it to pick it back up, once you're done stirring the pot and want to replace the lid.

Yeah, you can use a plate. But often DK has a pot o' sauce AND a pot o' pasta a-cookin' away, with a SEPARATE stirring spoon for each, parked on that plate. So when you go to put the lid on that plate that has one of the spoons, it falls off.

So DK made her some pot lid rests. One MOBILE for when she's checking a dutch oven out of the oven (y'know, like full o' pot roast 'n' potatoes 'n' carrots 'n' onions), and one STATIONARY for when she's working at the cooktop. ('Cause DK's oven is across the room from DK's cooktop, and she also wants to be able to have CLEAR COUNTER SPACE, except when she NEEDS her lid holder, so the stationary one is mounted off the counter, and the mobile one is used and put away in a cabinet afterwards. DK is TIRED OF HAVING CRAP ALL OVER HER COUNTERS!!)

They both hold the lid level and upside down, holding the sauce/grease in the lid and NOT MAKING ANY MESS. The upside down lid can easily be grabbed again from the knob, to then replace the lid onto the pot.

(Stationary version picture is looking up underneath the wall cabinet.)

Voila.


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04-03-2014 03:08 PM
Maechael Random shot in the dark here DK, but are you building a sliding shelf and peg arrangement so you can clip lights/fans, etc. I'm guessing this because that looks like a wet floor and I've not been caught up yet on my DK fix.
04-03-2014 02:49 PM
DKShrimporium And here is the the problem we are solving:


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04-02-2014 01:52 PM
wicca27 this one is driving me nuts i have no clue on it lol. only thing that comes to mind is holder for food scraps for compost. but to me that is a bit to close to intended use.
04-02-2014 12:24 PM
DKShrimporium And the STATIONARY version, its intended purpose. Gotta love Ikea for kewl raw materials on the cheap.


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04-01-2014 05:14 PM
pKaz I didn't see that one coming either, I thought maybe a paper towel holder, but certainly not a ham holder. I didn't know such a thing existed.
04-01-2014 12:23 AM
wicca27 i thought flower pot holder not ham holder lol
03-31-2014 11:45 PM
DKShrimporium Before we get to the problem, and DK's solution, let's see what these things are SUPPOSED to be. Y'know, that's iff'n y'all aren't a lateral thinker, and simply use them AS INTENDED.

Exibit A: DK's mobile solution. Here's its INTENDED purpose.



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03-30-2014 02:46 AM
DKShrimporium Part II. OK, so if the above is the MOBILE (i.e., portable) version, here is the STATIONARY version, same function. Just got 'em installed today, still pondering sumpin' clever to do in the hollow bits. Thems mounted about 4 inches apart, and it's hard to see, but there is a strip of neoprene gasket along the two inside edges. Hard to judge this, but they stick out nearly a foot.


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03-29-2014 07:51 PM
35ppt No clue.
But good tip about pulling appliances apart for salvage. I did that with a dishwasher, and ended up finding the reason it was not working well. Did not think to grab tubing off it , though.
03-29-2014 02:55 AM
wicca27 hmmmmm im betting its to help hold something still so it does not scoot but what i have no clue
03-28-2014 12:14 PM
DKShrimporium
Friday Fun - what is it, and what is it to DK??

So, this has been a long, cold, sorta endless winter. Time for some fun. DK loves fun.

This is part one of the riddle. There are two parts, each "does" the same thing for DK, but sorta differently - we'll get into that a bit later.

For now, here is part I. It is the MOBILE version. Part II will be the STATIONARY version (it's arriving later today, according to tracking...).

What is it?

DK dug around in her bins & barrels of parts 'n' pieces and cut her some "additions" - some LLPDE tubing (the black bits), and then the perfect use for that food-grade silicone tubing (the red bits) she salvaged from a fried coffee maker. (Don't you take apart dead appliances to see what is "good" in there that you might want to keep???)

I will say you can only find this puppy in the far reaches of cyberspace, now, as this is a STAINLESS STEEL one, not a chrome one.

The end purpose (DK's, that is) is to be used in the keeshin project to FIX A PROBLEM that DRIVES DK NUTS.

So, have at it.

Don't be shy, now.


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03-27-2014 09:42 PM
DKShrimporium So... DK has been a-pluggin' away at her keeshin project. In the recent 48 hours, she repeatedly robbed her Shrimporium Bins & Barrels of Parts 'n' Pieces. She now has an aquarium bulkhead installed in her keeshin. And she FINALLY found a good use for some of those tank heater clips she had hoarded. And she grabbed one of those leftover stainless steel bolts that fell off her roof from the solar install. Pics to come tomorrow when her Amazing Goop is hardened.

Today, she gotter a beeeg box from a restaurant supply place with some of her parts in there...

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UP NEXT:

A game of What Is It, What Did She Use It For? Of course, those are often two unrelated questions, as DK is known to use things for Other Than The Intended Purpose.


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