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What is this... thing... that was built into kitchen worktop?

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AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Fri 17-Jan-20 17:41:30

What's it for? We went to look a new kitchens and this hip smasher odd sticky-outy thing was built into one of the hardwood worktops and I can't work out what it's for confused

DartmoorChef Fri 17-Jan-20 17:43:04

I work in different kitchens every day as a freelancer and I've never seen one of those yet. No idea other than I would definitely be getting bruised from it 😂

Soontobe60 Fri 17-Jan-20 17:43:35

God knows!

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 17-Jan-20 17:43:53

Is it so you can put a bowl/pan underneath and swoosh things into it without spilling!?

FlaviaAlbia Fri 17-Jan-20 17:45:15

I think you hold a bin under it and slide food waste directly into the bin.

Either that or its for impaling people who criticise your cooking.

SexlessBoulderBelly Fri 17-Jan-20 17:45:23

Is it for putting a bowl on or under to scrape things into it without it falling down the edge of the worktop onto the floor? Or rest the chopping board on it for the same reason as above, then when you scrape whatever it is off the chopping bores it goes straight into the bowl and nowhere else

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 17-Jan-20 17:46:22


Do you rest the mason cash bowl against it to mix cake batter?.

BornInAThunderstorm Fri 17-Jan-20 17:46:34

If I bought a house with that in the kitchen I’d probably saw it off to protect myself confused

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 17-Jan-20 17:46:48

You can hold a bowl underneath the worktop anyway, I do it every dayconfused

I'd bash myself on that thing all day long!

Zaphodsotherhead Fri 17-Jan-20 18:16:33

If I've got lots of bits to sweep off into the bin I just hold a dustpan level with the worksurface and swoosh into that.

It looks horrible.

APatchyTomCat Fri 17-Jan-20 18:18:07

It's an artisan ovary piercer. Lakeland sell them.

hambledon Fri 17-Jan-20 18:20:43

An avocado display stand.

randominternetperson Fri 17-Jan-20 18:23:25

@APatchyTomCat gringringrin

Nonstopbuttmachine Fri 17-Jan-20 18:26:24

Uncomfortable, dangerous and awkward? Could it be a cat shelf? 🤔

AnotherEmma Fri 17-Jan-20 18:29:01

This was in a kitchen shop, right?
So why didn't you just ask a shop assistant?

iklboo Fri 17-Jan-20 18:29:52

* An avocado display stand.*

Along with the stunt pineapple.

It looks like an accident waiting to happen.

Lipz Fri 17-Jan-20 18:30:18

It's for a high chair. One that does not have a table attached. You push the high chair into the groove on the table and there is now a table for child and space under neath for child's legs. Otherwise child's legs would be bashed against side of table.

Zaphodsotherhead Fri 17-Jan-20 18:31:37

Is it something you can 'hitch your hip' onto? People in books are always 'hitching their hip's onto things, and I cannot imagine what this looks like in real life, and can only assume that you need a special attachment like this.

Apileofballyhoo Fri 17-Jan-20 18:37:09

No idea so place marking for the amusing comments and hopefully to find out.

OldEvilOwl Fri 17-Jan-20 19:09:34

No idea but I need to know

CormoranStrike Fri 17-Jan-20 19:11:46

Oh, that’s a ...


Nope, I’ve got nothing.

Itsashame Fri 17-Jan-20 19:20:09

Oh my god I’ve googled this until I can no more, and nothing. It’s driving me crazy!!

GoldfishRampage Fri 17-Jan-20 19:27:54

I’m baffled

Itsashame Fri 17-Jan-20 19:29:20

Op why oh why didn’t you ask when you were in the shop??

willothewispa Fri 17-Jan-20 19:30:23

It's for diy executions when people criticise your meal, it allows the blood to collect in a bucket underneath

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