Last week’s mystery item from the Drill Hall Emporium was an egg separator.
The small slit in the side of the bowl allows raw egg whites to slip through while retaining the yolk. Other creative suggestions included a pot lid that allows steam to escape during cooking.
Regular responder to the What is it? column, Adrian Jack, was first to the punch, followed by Keith Brown. Other correct guesses came from Arthur Sale, Susan Mann, Sally Giblin, Anne-Marie Phillips, Cindy Jones, Dean Midgley and Deb Stevenson.