Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mr. P Bites The Dust

So, remember how I told you that at Christmas my sweet hubby really goes all out and shops and shops to make my Christmas merry?  And we even stuff each other's stockings.  This year I had a set of Williams Sonoma silicone spatulas, some candy, an onion keeper, and a silicone covered wire whisk.  How cool is that???

Well, one of my favorite ever stocking stuffers from hubby 4-5 years ago was Mr. P.  He became a much valued friend and hard worker in my kitchen.  Well, Mr. P bit the dust, he just wore out and got to where he wouldn't work any more.  Here is the well worn, much loved Mr. P.

Yes, a Mr. Potato Head veggie peeler!  He was by far the best veggie peeler I've ever had.  He peeled evenly, and made very thin peelings, and he fit just right in my hand.  I missed him very much.   Now, I know he looks fine, but the blades just turn and turn, and you can't get a decent peel going on!

Well, a couple of weeks ago hubby decided he was going to run up to the outlets about 10 miles from here and shop a bit.  I asked him if he would go in the kitchen shops and see if he could find me another 'horizontal' peeler, and if he did, please get me a couple.  When he got home, he brought two new friends for Mr. P!!!

The one in the center is Mr. P.  Doesn't he look happy???  I know I am very happy!  And I found out why he no longer works.  As you can see by the picture below, the two new peelers have little 'things' on either side of the blade to keep it from turning a full 360 degrees.

And they are gone on Mr. P, so I guess he was ready to retire.  I don't think I can throw him away just yet, so he'll just stay in the drawer with his buddies.  You can find more info about Mr. P at the Le Gourmet Chef website.

What is your favorite tool that you use in the kitchen or around the house???  I'd love to know!


bennie and patsy said...

I have a Mr. P brush to wash my veg. and I like him very much.

K-Sue said...

Funny you should mention a favorite kitchen tool biting the fave was my spoon-spatula, which I broke in half stirring something too thick just last week.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Awww... poor Mr. P- however he will have lots of tall tales for his new drawermates!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those are so adorable. I want one;) Hope you are doing good sweetie.