Ball cutter

identifier

ID 426

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 89.0017 L=14,5cm WD=1,5cm WT=20gr

holotype

MOT V 2006.0437 L=17cm WD=2cm WT=44gr

alias

melon ball cutter (syn.) (BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 43)

alias

melon baller (syn.) (MATFER 2006: 69)
description

Kitchen utensil with a metal hemisphere (approx. 0.5-3 cm) on one or both ends of a straight handle. With the ball cutter you can turn balls from potatoes, melon, root vegetables, butter, apples and cheese and remove cores from half apples or pears. Often it is combined with other kitchen utensils such as a butter cutter (1).

It can be distinguished from the ice cream scoop and from the comedo extractor.

See also the bottleopener. [MOT]

(1) Eg. BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 43.