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Toothpick Alternative

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:28 pm

I use a lot of toothpicks soaked in water for bacon wrapped chicken, shrimp and jalapenos and they are a pain for me because sometimes the tips burn even after soaking. What I'm wondering is if there's something that Y'all use instead of the wooden toothpicks? I even thought about some stainless nails or pieces of wire cut to size but didn't want to get "toxic" in the process. As far as using them over and over goes, that would depend on the cost. :dont:

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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby txsmkmstr » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:33 pm

I used to see stainless steel "toothpick" on store bought bacon-wrapped fillets.... not so much any more but maybe a restaurant supply would have a source.

Also, when doing ABT's and similar I try to keep the wooden toothpicks vertical and let the dripping grease keep them from burning. This would be on the smoker - directly over coals would be another case altogether. :dont:
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Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:37 pm

Stainless skewers.

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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:45 pm

thanks, Y'all, most of this would be over direct charcoal heat - - - - I've got plenty of skewers but I was wanting something to keep the individual items together and not having them grouped like a K-bob - - - the reason being so I can turn them separately as needed and move some to the outside of the grill if necessary - - - - 2 or 3 inch max - - - - stainless steel nails or wire sure seem like a possibility :scratch:
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby woodenvisions » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:51 pm

I sense someone somewhere will be in the E.R with an unwanted lip ring... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:12 pm

:laughing7: :D :lol: something along that line HAS to be available out there - - - - I know I am not the only one that doesn't like to use wooden toothpicks over hot coals :whiteflag:
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby Russ » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:32 pm

I use store bought bamboo skewers, I just soak for a day in water, I know, a p.i.t.a but best I've found. If grilling I just keep the end of the skewer away from heat. Stainless is next option I guess. Good luck

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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby Finatic » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:22 pm

I use stainless olive holders. They're just a little bit bigger than a toothpick and work great. I ordered a dozen of em online for about $12 with shipping.
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:39 pm

BINGO :salut: - - Folks we have a Winner :cheers: - - - - that's exactly what I needed to know :tup:

think I'll swing by that Kitchen Appliance Store before I order :salut:
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Postby BluDawg » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:45 pm

Straightened paper clips they're SS
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby Finatic » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:57 pm

BluDawg wrote:Straightened paper clips they're SS

There are stainless steel paper clips but they're not cheap. Most paper clips are zinc coated or galvanized steel wire.
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:32 pm

These are a nickel each at allied kenco. They work great. [img]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160831/1d1252613b88a240b539b874dc477547.jpg[/img]

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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:11 am

:tup: I really like the looks and price of those Willie and I'll bet those are available locally - - - mucho grassyose :salut:
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Re: Toothpick Alternative

Postby Boots » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 am

Can also just load 'em into one of those SS clamshell fish baskets, the kind with two sides that you squeeze together and look. Eliminates the tooth pickers altogether .
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