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Sep 28, 2022 - 7:38:55 PM



5020 posts since 10/7/2007

I hate carbonation; it is why I am not a beer enthusiast. A while back, my son bought me a beer to try. I opened it, left it in the frig to de-gas. He wasn't too happy about that, so I poured it into my French Press and pumped the carbonation out of it. It was pretty good. He was horrified. Tonight, I did the same with some "young" port that I wasn't too thrilled with. Wala! Several hours of "breathing" accomplished in a few minutes. I googled it, and it seems there are numerous non-coffee uses for a French Press. What is yours?

What favorite utensil do you like to "mis-use" for a purpose other than how it was intended?

Sep 28, 2022 - 9:41:32 PM



66978 posts since 10/5/2013

Tire iron

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:08:25 AM

Brian T


19496 posts since 6/5/2008

Lagostina presses, I have 3 of them. One big and 2 smaller. Depends upon thirst.
I cut open those little Keurig pods and make coffee with them. Locally roasted beans just as good.
Somehow have wound up with 3 bean grinders. Some mornings, I want our mountain melt fresh water. Other mornings, I can gulp a Club Soda for the fizz. I am not a hopeless caffeine addict.

Never been much of a tea drinker so I bought some good(?) blacks, Oolong and Green teas just 6(?) weeks ago. After steeping 5 minutes, the tea leaves expand tremendously and the press screen catches them all. Black and green taste is good, Oolong is dishwater.
Some people want all that to be a performance of ceremony. I just want a tasty hot drink.

Sep 29, 2022 - 9:12:48 AM
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14975 posts since 5/24/2005

I can not think of much.
I do use a larger kitchen strainer to strain and clean my dirty shot from my jewelry tumbler.
I use clothes pins for potato chip bag seals.
Now yard and shop tools-I may improvise, use, and abuse. Brad

Sep 29, 2022 - 3:13:44 PM

Brian T


19496 posts since 6/5/2008

I have a bush cherry in the back yard, fabulous jam when I can beat the birds.
Cooking the fruit, I have a deep-fry basket just the right size mesh to catch all the cherry seeds.

Sep 29, 2022 - 6:55:35 PM
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16170 posts since 9/27/2007

Terry & I did a lot of camping when we first got together. I used to run a big blue enamel cowboy pot in my camper van before we met. Coffee & Irish cream is an important part of camping. 

We got a French press on our first trip. Good coffee, Easy to make. We had a great breakfast.

When we cleaning up she went to throw the grounds out & the glass part flew out of the handle /holder & smashed on the only rock in the campsite! We still laugh about it! 

We still have some bent utensils from before I bought an oyster knife! 

Edited by - bubbalouie on 09/29/2022 18:58:50

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