Kitchen gadgets

vraiblonde

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I kid you not, today I saw an electric fortune cookie maker. It's a little griddle with two circles in which to pour batter. You close it up for a few minutes, pull out the hot cookies, stuff them with a fortune and shape them - voila!

Who buys crap like this?

I am constantly amazed by things like mini cupcake bakers, donut makers, etc. Why would you buy a special appliance that does only one thing and whose purpose can easily be accomplished with traditional standard kitchen equipment? George Foreman grills - I never understood the purpose of them. I did buy a chicken rotisserie thing and used it one time, finally threw it away after it sat in my pantry for several years. It was just stupid and a raging PITA to use.

Panini presses...help me here. They don't even save time or make a better product.

:jameo:
 
I kid you not, today I saw an electric fortune cookie maker. It's a little griddle with two circles in which to pour batter. You close it up for a few minutes, pull out the hot cookies, stuff them with a fortune and shape them - voila!

Who buys crap like this?

I am constantly amazed by things like mini cupcake bakers, donut makers, etc. Why would you buy a special appliance that does only one thing and whose purpose can easily be accomplished with traditional standard kitchen equipment? George Foreman grills - I never understood the purpose of them. I did buy a chicken rotisserie thing and used it one time, finally threw it away after it sat in my pantry for several years. It was just stupid and a raging PITA to use.

Panini presses...help me here. They don't even save time or make a better product.

:jameo:
Well, lookie her, missy... you spent $90 on an ice cream maker when my daughter's chemistry class was able to make perfectly fine ice cream using manual labor and a ziploc baggie...:duh:
 

lovinmaryland

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I kid you not, today I saw an electric fortune cookie maker. It's a little griddle with two circles in which to pour batter. You close it up for a few minutes, pull out the hot cookies, stuff them with a fortune and shape them - voila!

Who buys crap like this?

I am constantly amazed by things like mini cupcake bakers, donut makers, etc. Why would you buy a special appliance that does only one thing and whose purpose can easily be accomplished with traditional standard kitchen equipment? George Foreman grills - I never understood the purpose of them. I did buy a chicken rotisserie thing and used it one time, finally threw it away after it sat in my pantry for several years. It was just stupid and a raging PITA to use.

Panini presses...help me here. They don't even save time or make a better product.

:jameo:
I get what you are saying and agree to a point there are just a TON of useless items...to me at least.

I am sure someone else is thinking omg yes they finally came out w/ a quesadilla maker :yahoo: Where I am like wtf throw tortilla in pan top w/ cheese and another tortilla flip voila!

My panini press is fabulous! I bought it because my boys love them and something they can make w/ out me worrying about them burning the house down.

My GF bought the fortune cookie maker for her wedding. She made 200+ for each guests plate and then more for people to take home. Very cute idea and she said it saved her a couple hundred $ over having them made up from somewhere. Now I doubt she has used it since though :lol:
 

lovinmaryland

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Well, lookie her, missy... you spent $90 on an ice cream maker when my daughter's chemistry class was able to make perfectly fine ice cream using manual labor and a ziploc baggie...:duh:

:lmao:

We've done it w/ one small coffee can and one big coffee can. Its called Kick the can ice cream. It took FOREVER though. But kept the kids busy for an hour hmmmmm
 

StadEMS3

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It's crap like that that make people like Ron Popeil, Billy Mays, Anthony Sullivan and others rich. People buy that crap...
 

Jameo

What?!
I kid you not, today I saw an electric fortune cookie maker. It's a little griddle with two circles in which to pour batter. You close it up for a few minutes, pull out the hot cookies, stuff them with a fortune and shape them - voila!

Who buys crap like this?

I am constantly amazed by things like mini cupcake bakers, donut makers, etc. Why would you buy a special appliance that does only one thing and whose purpose can easily be accomplished with traditional standard kitchen equipment? George Foreman grills - I never understood the purpose of them. I did buy a chicken rotisserie thing and used it one time, finally threw it away after it sat in my pantry for several years. It was just stupid and a raging PITA to use.

Panini presses...help me here. They don't even save time or make a better product.

:jameo:

The only kitchen gadgets I use are my big gridde for pancakes and icecream maker. Boyfriend bought me a panini presses/grill/griddle thing for chirstmas and the boys use it for making grilled cheese sandwiches :lol:
 

vraiblonde

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Well, lookie her, missy... you spent $90 on an ice cream maker when my daughter's chemistry class was able to make perfectly fine ice cream using manual labor and a ziploc baggie...:duh:

I did not buy it, I said I was looking at it. :razz: I can't justify that kind of money for something I'll use once or twice a year.
 

Nickel

curiouser and curiouser
I am sure someone else is thinking omg yes they finally came out w/ a quesadilla maker :yahoo: Where I am like wtf throw tortilla in pan top w/ cheese and another tortilla flip voila!
:lmao: I was on the phone with my mom one night and mentioned that we were having quesadillas for dinner. She said "Oh, you have a quesadilla maker?" "No, I have a non-stick skillet :eyebrow:" :lmao:
 

Im_Me

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Can we find a machine that makes this????
 

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lovinmaryland

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:lmao: I was on the phone with my mom one night and mentioned that we were having quesadillas for dinner. She said "Oh, you have a quesadilla maker?" "No, I have a non-stick skillet :eyebrow:" :lmao:

My cousin was all :yahoo::dye: :bann: when they came out w/ those... I was like um you do realize that mexican retaurants and home cooks have been making quesadillas for years w/ out one of those right? :eyebrow: You just flip it in your saute pan!
 

SoMDGirl42

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Not surprised. Have you seen her FB postings the last week? :faint:

Her MIL had the youngest child for 8 days. On the way home from picking him up she's posting about how much she hates having both her kids at the same time. :faint:

She's been at her mothers house for the last week, so her mother could care for the oldest one.

MIL gets the oldest one today for a week.

It must be very sad not to be able handle your own kids. I pray she never has more. Can you imagine????
 

lovinmaryland

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Not surprised. Have you seen her FB postings the last week? :faint:

Her MIL had the youngest child for 8 days. On the way home from picking him up she's posting about how much she hates having both her kids at the same time. :faint:

She's been at her mothers house for the last week, so her mother could care for the oldest one.

MIL gets the oldest one today for a week.

It must be very sad not to be able handle your own kids. I pray she never has more. Can you imagine????

I almost commented about that. It defintely came off ungrateful. If it were me I would be posting how great it was to see them and how much I appreciated grammy for taking them!

What I wouldnt give for one of our sets of parents to take the youngest kids for a damn week! That would be amazing!!! I've told her several times she has no idea how lucky she is. I hate to imagine how things would be if she had to actually raise them herself. She think she has it bad now! She has no clue unfortunately. :ohwell:
 

Merlin99

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I kid you not, today I saw an electric fortune cookie maker. It's a little griddle with two circles in which to pour batter. You close it up for a few minutes, pull out the hot cookies, stuff them with a fortune and shape them - voila!

Who buys crap like this?

I am constantly amazed by things like mini cupcake bakers, donut makers, etc. Why would you buy a special appliance that does only one thing and whose purpose can easily be accomplished with traditional standard kitchen equipment? George Foreman grills - I never understood the purpose of them. I did buy a chicken rotisserie thing and used it one time, finally threw it away after it sat in my pantry for several years. It was just stupid and a raging PITA to use.

Panini presses...help me here. They don't even save time or make a better product.

:jameo:
Except for the coffeemaker, my little Cuisinart griddler is the most used appliance in the kitchen.
 
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