Fryer And Drainer

This invention furnishes a convenient method of frying oysters, potatoes, and other articles that when done need to be removed quickly from the boiling fat and drained, while remaining over the hot fire, in or-der to remove all superfluous grease. It has a support for the perfected pan which rests inside the frying pan, which may be detached, leaving the frying pan a little deeper than those in common use.

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Paring Knife

- A knife with a guard on the side which prevents taking a thick paring from potatoes or fruit.

Apple Cokers

- These are simply tin tubes made of different sizes for large or small apples. The upper end has a large wire ran around the rim to make a rounded surface for the hand. With care the cores are neatly and quickly removed, leaving the apple whole. The hole may be filled with sugar in cooking.

The Cream Whipper

The handle of this whipper is placed inside the tube, and the perforated end of the tube dipped into a bowl of sweetened and flavored cream. By drawing up the handle and forcing it down again the cream is forced in and out of the holes in the tube and soon becomes a light froth, which is taken off with a spoon placed on a sieve to drain and the drainage rewhipped.

Potato Slicer

- Where potatoes are cooked in Saratoga style - a very delicious method of cooking - a slicer is necessary. The one represented here has an adjustable knife regulated by the screws at the sides, so that a potato is cut into thicker or thinner slices as desired by simply passing it over. This slicer is also excellent for slicing cabbage or for onions to serve with cucumbers; cabbage must not be cut too thin, as it is less crisp.

A Custard Kettle

The best and most serviceable custard-kettle is made in form as here represented. The outer kettle is of iron and the inner one of block tin. The outer kettle is partly filled with boiling water, and the inner kettle containing the custard is set into it. As the latter is surrounded with water there is no danger of burning. Cheaper kettles on same plan are made of tin, but are not so durable. A Soap Dish, made of cast iron, which fastens conveniently on to the side of the wash tub, to hold a cake of hard soap, when it is used instead of soft soap.

Lid Lifters

There are a great many forms of lifters for stove lids. The two best we illustrate here. In one the handle is of wood, set in an iron socket, and the other serves as a lid lifter, and has a hook for lifting pots and kettles, which are provided with bails. Always have a shelf for the lifter near the stove; never hang on a nail.