For the musician at heart. Or the musician who cooks (and rocks!). If you don't cook, but you party, you can also use this guitar shaped cutting board for a serving platter. Picture cheese and crackers...
A Chinois, or china cap, is essential in a professional kitchen. We had one at the bakery but I took it home once when I was making jelly, and it never made its way back. They are used for straining sauces and jellies and fit easily over a bowl or saucepan.
There are many types, from coarse to fine (mine is fine), and it is called a china cap because, upside-down, it looks like the type of hat worn in the rice fields in China and other parts of Southeast Asia.
You should never use a spoon or apply pressure to a fine china cap, or throw it in the sink with dirty dishes where it might get damaged. A fine screen cap costs $50 or more, a coarse china cap is less expensive.
This was going to be a mystery item until Suzanne figured out what it was. Nifty multi-bladed herb cutter scissors.
"Snip the herbs you need quickly, neatly and right where you want with our Herb Scissors. The unusual blade design features a set of five, sharp 3-in. stainless steel blades that allow you to cut, chop, or mince herbs directly into a pan or over a plate for garnishing. The large plastic handles have a soft silicone lining for the most comfortable grip. 7.5-in. long overall. Dishwasher safe."
If you gotta have your OJ fix in the morning, but loathe a noisy electric juicer, you should try this one. Praised by design critics for delivering 600 pounds of pressure from the rack-and-pinion gear system, it's a mighty juicer.
In plain English? It squeezes every last bit of juice out of your orange or lemon or lime or whatever in one smooth stroke.
And, it holds a spot in the Museum of Modern Art for its classic design.
New? About $40-$50. We have a very nice one for $19.60.