Talk:List of food preparation utensils

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Danish Dough Whisk[edit]

Could you add danish dough whisk? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.213.229.145 (talk) 16:39, 5 January 2013 (UTC)


Replicator[edit]

Even though it's a cute addition, I'm going to remove "replicator" from this list - it's the whole Sesame Street "three of these things are the same, one of them doesn't belong" thing. Everything else here is a real, not fictional, food preparation device. ZacharyS 16:09, 13 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Perhaps a fictional section might be fun. Geo8rge (talk) 04:58, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Three columns bad[edit]

For some reason, at my resolution (1024 x 728) using the Firefox browser, the third column bleeds into the cuisine infobox. Using Internet Explorer, the list doesn't start until I scroll down past the infobox. If other people are experiencing this problem, perhaps we should use two columns instead of three. --GentlemanGhost 18:19, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

A topic of....[edit]

Pizza plate has been added and see http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&newwindow=1&q=pizza%20plate&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=fi --222.67.211.99 (talk) 13:50, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

and

Pie pan http://www.wesellcoffee.com/page39.html --222.67.211.99 (talk) 14:20, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Fish Slice[edit]

No Fish Slice entry? 94.30.84.71 (talk) 19:28, 30 May 2012 (UTC)

Good spot. I've added it to the list. —WFC— 06:34, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Time to create separate lists for non-utensils?[edit]

Does anyone disagree that pots and pans (like Bain-Marie, muffin pan) belong in a separate list, not a list for utensils? I was thinking of two separate lists, actually: List of kitchen pots, and List of baking ware.

OttawaAC (talk) 00:42, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Generally: I lean towards mergism in situations like this (and therefor keeping these items in a single list/article), partially to aid in readers finding information, and partially to keep the articles on track for improvement - the more separated information is, the less-likely it is to be found or improved (or the reverse: we get semi-duplicated information that slowly drifts apart in quality).
Specifically: Those 2 example items are both used in "food preparation", but I agree they're not exactly "utensils" the way we currently define that in the lede. It might be best to reword the definition of utensil, or the title of the article (and thereby expand the scope), to include "kitchenware".
(See also, the 2 tiny navigation-lists at kitchenware and List of serving utensils (only the latter is currently in {{Cuisine}}), which we could think about merging/reworking. See also the extensive article/list at Cookware and bakeware).
Quiddity (talk) 21:20, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Creating separate list looks a good idea to me, splitting them up in separate articles not. The Banner talk 12:39, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
I'd be in favour of taking non-utensils out, on the grounds that I think a "completed" utensil list would be quite large, and the other list for pots, pans boards etc would have the potential to be of considerable size itself. I'll look at all the related articles, have a think about it, and propose a structure in the next few days. Although given my past record with such statements, "a few days" should be read as "hopefully sometime in December". —WFCFL wishlist 08:50, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
Kitchenware is, and always has been, a one-line stub. On that basis alone I would propose re-assessing it as a list, and syphoning off non-utensils there. I think even a fully-developed Kitchenware could work as a list: a lead introducing the general concept, and sub-sections with prose and then a table for specific types of kitchenware. If there are no objections in the coming days I'll set it in motion. —WFCFL wishlist 11:15, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
No objection, but a strong caution to not duplicate the content/utility of the Cookware and bakeware article/list.
Getting the items into a different location is ok, but we want to avoid scattering them across too many separate locations. Do plan for the eventual scope, but keep the overall number of pages as small as possible.
I've updated the list of related items, at Kitchenware#See also, and it would be good to think about how these lists should be grouped in a new navbox. Probably best to coordinate/propose that at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Food and drink to get more eyeballs. –Quiddity (talk) 22:25, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

History; where is it?[edit]

These devices could have a whole evolution through various foods and history, perhaps.

  • Where and when did each of these first become in common use?
  • What was the first food processed by the tool?
  • Can any be attrib'ed to a designer?

82.31.143.204 (talk) 22:26, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for those: I think these questions are among the ones we should try to answer, if we want this list to one day be among the best that Wikipedia has to offer. It would definitely be a gradual process though – I imagine that in a lot of cases the information will be hard to find. —WFCFL wishlist 08:56, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Reader feedback: Found large flat round light...[edit]

97.92.160.223 posted this comment on 18 February 2013 (view all feedback).

Found large flat round light metal ridge-edged flat utensel with large hole in the middle. Want to know what to use it for. I suspect it's an older one.

Any ideas what it might be? —WFCFL wishlist 15:09, 7 September 2013 (UTC)