Let’s face it, there are more kitchen products available today than you or I can comprehend. I must admit that I am the first to think “well, that just doesn’t exist”, when I am called and asked about some items, only to find out that it does exist and has for years! Also, it seems to me that there are certainly a fair amount of odd named items made for food service too. And the more I talk to customers, I think that everyone has their favorite. I have been repeating the names of these items for years without much thought – probably just like you. But let’s take a break from the serious and look at some of the strange named items we deal with, and use, on a regular basis:
- Buffalo Chopper — really, it just sounds gruesome
- Mop Towels — mop the floor, then your counter?
- Scratch Brush — will definitely scratch everything, guaranteed
- Waste Receptacle — come on, it’s a garbage can!
- Bouffant Cap — any one out there still wear a bouffant hairstyle?
- Half-dice Ice Cuber — Half dice? Full Dice? Andrew Dice Clay? what gives
- Blixer — isn’t that one of Santa’s Reindeer?
- Beverage Server — mind only holds beverages, it doesn’t serve them
- Cam-anything — Cambro: the McDonald’s of FS equipment naming
- Dead Man Box — aka Pirate’s of the Caribbean part 4
- Dredge — something to scrape the bottom of a lake with?
- Scraper or Spatula — can you remember which is which shape?
- Disher — wouldn’t “scooper” have made more sense?
- Cateraide Carrier — just sounds too much like Gatorade…
- Dough Cutter — fact: use on dough only 3% during its lifetime.
Who knew the correctional kitchen was so chock full of odd named items? Even though I’ve worked with Cook’s Correctional Kitchen Equipment and Supplies for nearly 9 years, I’m still surprised by how easy it was to put together this list! Want more – just grab the Cook’s 2014 Correctional Buyers Guide and peruse. Find your favorites and email them to me!