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Imagination necessary.....Alternative uses please

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Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 12:07

My daughters have been to a sale this morning and bought an item of limited use.....I can't warrant the space for the number of times we will use a 'frying pan' with perforated base,.. supposedly to cook chestnuts....... Alternative ideas please... Pan is metal but the handle is made of wood.

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~  **007 1/2**

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 29 Jul 2007 12:09

Is it heavy enough to hit someone over the head with?

Mrs Badcrumble

Mrs Badcrumble Report 29 Jul 2007 12:09

Use it when panning for gold?

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~  **007 1/2**

~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 29 Jul 2007 12:15

I hope you're well stocked with chestnuts lol


Clive Report 29 Jul 2007 12:17

Put muddy gravel in the pan. Put pan under a tap. Mud washes away. Return gravel to bottom of aquarium. Another alternative. Send children out to find a garage sale where they could sell it to raise funds for an ice cream Support pan on bricks. Put charcoal in pan. Light charcoal. Put tray from oven over pan. BBQ your sausages. Is thatenough? C

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 12:18

* checks geological sites for the likelihood of gold being found around here* .......... There are quite a few chestnut trees though.... Gwyn


LindaMcD Report 29 Jul 2007 12:18

Conversation piece.. ie guess what this is? Kitchen ornament. Linda x

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 12:19

Sorry Clive...our posts crossed. I knew I could rely on you for some great ideas ! Gwyn

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 12:22

Linda Kitchen ornament did cross my mind. At the far end of the handle, away from the pan, there is a black plastic band and loop so that one can hang it...... Now isn't that useful? Gwyn


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 29 Jul 2007 14:33

Take it to the next carboot sale, or stick it on ebay!


Merlin Report 29 Jul 2007 14:47

Well for a bit of fun,You Could change the name of that song' Theres a Hole in my Bucket'to 'Theres a Hole in my Frying Pan'. Hal.:o))))>

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 14:59

Maggy Do you think anyone would bid?...How much?...Lol Hal Well lots of holes actually... Each hole is about the size of the holes punched on the side of file paper....and chestnut cutters / nutcrackers came free with it. ..........but it was a bargain. Gwyn


AnninGlos Report 29 Jul 2007 17:17

We actually have a pan like that we use on the barbecue to cook sausages etc. It was meant for this purpose when we bought it. It is a fairly heavy pan though and doesn't have a wooden handle. Ann Glos

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 29 Jul 2007 17:20

Does it work, Ann? I think we are more likely to have a barbeque than we would have hot chestnuts. Gwyn


Whirley Report 29 Jul 2007 17:29

You could use the pan as a colander? Take the handle off and burn it!! Hal, yes, There's a hole in my frying pan a hole a hole, there's a hole in my frying pan a hole a hole!! Oh God, I gotta get a life!! LOL:)


AnninGlos Report 29 Jul 2007 17:34

Gwynne, Just asked the barbecue chef, he says yes it works well and the wooden handle shouldn't be a problem. (the fat from the sausages drains through the holes). Ann glos


Jac Report 29 Jul 2007 17:39

I've got one of them, but in brass - a chestnut burner (or cooker) I think. I just hang it up by the hole in the top of the handle and polish about once a year (or two)! No earthly good to man nor boy, so bung it back to the sale next weel! Jac

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 30 Jul 2007 03:06

Put it on ebay nearer Christmas as a suggested Christmas pressie for someone who loves chestnuts and has an open fire, you could add the words to the song too lol

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 30 Jul 2007 08:05

Liz......Lol, ...Great idea! Younger daughter enjoys watching various chef's programmes and would love many of the gadgets, so she bought this amongst a job lot of other items in a clearance sale. With the many possible uses suggested, I can see she will think it is well worth keeping! I will need her to move out to accommodate her collection as we have very limited space in this house since 2 of them returned from uni. and brought home all the trappings of student life. Gwyn

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 30 Jul 2007 08:26

Find a lid for it, find a pan that will fit underneath it, Fill bottom pan with water, Put holey frying pan thingy on top, put something you want to steam in holey pan, put on lid, put on gas/electric/barbecue/bonfire.....etc. .....and......steam.... ...alternatively.... give away to nearest jumble sale....