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05 February, 2014

Weekly Poll: This Is My Jam

Happy Wednesday everybody! If you can call Wednesdays happy. (Seriously though, I hope you're happy.) Time for another exciting question to stimulate the mind!


This week's question was inspired by an argument discussion I had with my boyfriend recently. Picture this: You want to have a PB&J sandwich. You get out the bread, get out the peanut butter and jelly, and then...


Do you use a separate knife for each condiment, or do you use the same knife to scoop and spread both?


Personally I use two separate knives because I don't want my jam to have random brown smears in it, but more knives = more dirty dishes and that's no fun. So how about you? Are you as fussy as me or is your jam jar a brown and cloudy mess? These are serious issues, guys.

40 comments:

  1. same knife! I hate doing dishes lol. I don't eat pb&j really but if I did I would prob wipe the knife off first before using the next condiment.

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  2. I use the same knife! Since there's only two of us we hand wash our dishes normally and I try to keep it to a minimum! I just wipe the knife off on the side of the peanut butter jar and I never seem to have a problem with it getting into my jelly :)

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  3. Same knife mainly because...I'm lazy. I don't even wipe it off before I put the peanut butter covered knife into the jelly. I'M HORRIBLE. But I do play a sort of game where I try to get all of the peanut butter remnants out of the jelly when I'm done with it. You are going to cringe reading this, aren't you?

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  4. I'm allergic to PB so my boyfriend doesn't have a choice; using one knife, he must put the jam on first first no matter what or else I may die ;O

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  5. I use two knives now that I have taken microbiology, advanced microbiology, and clinicals...I understand the importance of not contaminating more than one jar, especially if you don't realize something is off about one of them. The thing that grosses me out the most is people who lick the knife and put it back in the jar...bacteria has a food source for months before another person opens up the peanut butter jar!

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  6. Shalunya TheChronicBeautyFebruary 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    I use a knife for the PB and a spoon for the jelly. See I'm more of a jelly girl and it's can be squirrely. So you need a spoon to easily scoop out the jelly. But the weirdest thing is that I was once asked how I would make a PBJ sandwich during an interview. Yes, Wednesday should be happy. Every day should be happy! I like this weekly poll. It made me smile.

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  7. Fräulein SchneeFebruary 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    I'd use a knife for the peanut butter (by the way, you reminded me that I need to buy peanut butter again XD) and a spoon for the jelly...or a seperate knife. :D

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  8. I buy the squeezy bottle packaged jelly. Ha!

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  9. Haha. :P I use the knife for one condiment, then I wipe it clean with a paper napkin and go to the next one.

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  10. I suppose the same question applies to any multi-condiment sandwich... like if you use mayo and mustard. But good to know that you're a wiper, haha!

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  11. Maybe the peanut butter I have is unusually sticky? I can never seem to scrape it all off on the jar edge.

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  12. Hahahaha! I laughed. Though if we were housemates I would probably hide my jelly from you...

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  13. Umm yes, I would hope he adheres to the one knife rule then! Allergies are no joke.

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  14. I hadn't thought of it from a bacterial cross-contamination perspective, but you make an excellent point. Also, ew at the knife licking. I definitely don't do that, but who knows what my boyfriend does when I'm not looking...

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  15. I use a spoon occasionally too, mostly when I've been lazy to wash all my dirty knives. :P You were asked that at an interview? Like a job interview? I hope it was a foodservice related position...

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  16. Very clever! I wonder if they make squeezy peanut butter too? That would seriously reduce my knife-washing...

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  17. Seems reasonable. We mostly use cloth dish towels to clean up around the kitchen, so I think wiping the knife on one of those would make it linty and gross. Mmm, linty peanut butter.

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  18. Have you ever tried Goober Grape where the jar has both peanut butter and jell all in one? It's really gross.

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  19. I've seen those, but never eaten them. They look kind of cool when they're pristine in the jar, but I think after one use they'd look disgusting...

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  20. Woah...I see you like to discuss the hard hitting topics on HPB. Haha. I'm guilty of just using the same one. I RARELY eat one without the other, so I don't mind the random streaks :)

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  21. I try, I try. If you only ever use them together then I guess that's not so bad... I use peanut butter and jam in other recipes, so I don't want to contaminate them.

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  22. Haha love this question - I'm bad, I use the same although if it's say for use on bread, I try and wipe it somewhat on one of the non buttered slices. If I remember ...

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  23. Shalunya TheChronicBeautyFebruary 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    It was not a food service interview. It was just to see how well I could think when presented with a really out of the box situation. I handled it like a champ and got the job.

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  24. Wiping it on the clean piece of bread seems like a reasonable one-knife solution. But what to do if you're having toast or an open-faced sandwich?!

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  25. Glad you're with me on this. :) I saw my boyfriend trying to dip the peanut butter knife in the jam and there was much cursing, lol

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  26. It's a shame to admit, but I'm the messy one. I'm not a picky eater and will eat almost anything, so I don't mind :)

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  27. It's OK, I won't hold it against you. :)

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  28. Well, to be fair, I don't usually get all of the peanut butter off, haha, but it doesn't really seem to get into my jelly for some reason :)

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  29. It's so weird that everyone's so different with like little habits, I use the same knife get some kitchen roll wipe and go for round two haha -I'm very very minimal when it comes to the amount of pots ill have to clean up haha!

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  30. I love this post!!!!....LOL! I myself have to use 2 separate utensils! But must confess I have caught myself using the same one if for some reason I am having a lazy day and forgot to get 2 out of drawer the first time!

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  31. Has to be two knives for me! LOL. Imagine the jelly getting mixed up in the peanut butter jar or vice versa - can't handle it haha. Am I a clean freak here?

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  32. Haha I know, I'm amazed at the diversity of responses here! I'll mark you down as another wiper. :)

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  33. Haha it's OK, I'm sure we all take shortcuts sometimes with stuff like that. :)

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  34. Haha no, I'm the same way. And I wouldn't generally describe myself as a "clean freak", I just don't want crap in my jam!

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  35. I use a knife for the peanut butter and a spoon for the jam. I never get enough jam with a knife then I use the back of the spoon to spread it over the peanut butter. I can't stand peanut butter in my jam jar though. Now I want to know everyone's favourite kind of jam! Mine is peach jam, my mom makes enough for the year every summer :) Mmmmmmmm!

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  36. Mmm, homemade peach jam sounds amazing. I am open to all jam types, but I tend to go for berry jams most of the time. I think I like cherry and blueberry the best.

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  37. Blueberry is my second favourite! I honestly don't think I have ever had cherry jam.

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