December 15th, 2008
So you like your toast hot enough for the peanut butter to ooze and melt into every little crevice. But that's no reason to sacrifice the nerves on your thumb and forefinger.
Enter the Seizer.
This handy tong-like implement is designed to rescue your morning meal by providing enough leverage to yank it out without doing damage. It was created by John Danicic,
a locally based photographer/woodworker who started his business with a handy little mixing tool known as the Stirsby. He created it from scrapwood and his daughter gave it the catchy title when she was 5 years old. (She also named the Seizer.)
The Seizer is handmade out of ash, a relatively spring wood and then has another type of wood inset such as walnut. Danicic notes that the Seizers act like big tweezers, which can be used as "cheater chopsticks" or serving up sushi. He even uses them for making meatballs in a frying pan.
With your grabbing capabilities upgraded, you'll really be able to seize the day.
Seizer, $10, Walker Shop, 1750 Hennepin Av., Mpls., 612.375.7633 and online at www.johndanicic.com
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