Mystery Illustration 45

Which product is exemplified by this illustration?

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     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 11, 2017
     Category: Business | Advertising | Surrealism | 1940s

Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/11/17 at 08:48 AM
Two pages down: "Kitchen Tools: Most homes have too many."

I see nothing has changed since 1946. Every time I turn around my wife has bought more pots, pans, and dishes and is trying to cram them into our long-suffering cabinets. I attempted to throw away a bunch of old pans several years ago and nearly precipitated a divorce. One opposes the female nesting instinct at great peril.
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 05/11/17 at 09:46 AM
The article on kitchen utensils is way off. Example: a box grater is "bulky, hard to store, and difficult to clean." Single-sided are worse -- you need three of them and a mandolin slicer to do the same jobs. That takes up more space, and they invariably bang against each other in the drawer, dulling their cutting edges. It's a little harder to clean a box grater, but you can put it on a plate so what you're shredding is in a neat pile rather than being thrown around all over the place (Q: Is it better to clean one utensil or everything within three feet of where you worked?). Most of the other things in the article are similarly short-sighted, ill-conceived, or just plain wrong.

@A Nonny Mouse -- You'd probably start tearing your hair out if you saw my kitchen. Example: I have four 6" skillets: cast iron (sunny-side-up eggs), Revere Ware (pocket eggs and omelets), non-stick (scrambled), and stamped steel (mixing stump remover and sugar to make smoke bombs). Each one is just enough better at something to justify the apparent duplication.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 05/11/17 at 12:18 PM
Have you seen a movie titled "The Philadelphia Experiment"? It's the USS Eldridge!

The rust inhibitor described sounds very much like a modern product named POR-15, or Paint Over Rust, that I've used to coat slightly surface rusted sections on my Volkswagens where it is not possible to use a wire brush in tight areas. There are portions of the interiors of my cars painted 30 years ago and still look the same as when I coated them.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 05/11/17 at 12:54 PM
Nonny Mouse: on the one hand, since she cooks for you, stop whining. On the other hand, if she buys parsley cutters instead of good knives, you have a slight point. Pans, though? What else would she fry an egg in, your bare hands?
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 05/12/17 at 05:12 AM

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