About 2 weeks ago, David Lebovitz linked to five KitchenAid "hacks": an ice cream making attachment, flame stickers, a copper bowl, a paddle with built-in scrapers, and a candy coating pan.
I'd like to see a coconut scraper "hack" that would allow me to more easily extract the flesh from a fresh coconut.
Right now I have the "Mother's Pride" brand scraper, which consists of a suction-cup base, a crank handle, and a Spanish Inquisition-looking scraper. It does OK, but it can be challenging to turn with one hand while carefully maneuvering the coconut half with the other and keeping the leverage just right so that it doesn't detach from the counter (if I'm chewing gum at the same time, then it's next to impossible to operate).
I doubt that a coconut scraper hack exists, especially in the lawyer-crazed United States. Can you imagine a lawyer signing off on a product that makes a sharp object spin at face level?
And so I might need to make my own, perhaps by drilling a hole in a square bar of steel and tapping some threads that fit the Mother's Pride scraper. Or, if anyone nearby has a welder I can borrow...
Random link from the archive: Revenge of the Orchard
Technorati tags: Food