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bijou
01-04-2010, 01:26 PM
There are gadgets to help you get the most from your kitchen. Then there are these gadgets, that jump on the the cooking bandwagon hard enough to break its axles.
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Electronic Gadgets

The conmanest way to make a stupid kitchen gadget is to apply the miracle of electronics to items that do not really need it. Then charge a fortune for the privlege of owning yet another dust gatherer.

The reveo Marivac Food Tumbler

Marinaded meat tastes great. But the traditional technique, using a mixing bowl (free) or a ziploc bag (4 cents), leaves insufficient scope for profit. For only $179.95, you can tumble your meat in the spice mix, and apply a nice bit of vacuum to dry and toughen the meat fibers to the point of inedibility.

Dough-Nu-Matic Automatic Doughnut Machine

A kitchen essential for folk who demand a mini assembly line of donuts in the privacy of their own home. Simply load it with batter and switch on for a steady stream of mini doughnuts. At $130 each, these are obviously much more sensible than a pan and doughnut mould ($15 - total). Sadly, the model shown does not include the mini conveyor to deliver the finished doughnuts straight to your waiting mouth....

http://www.cracked.com/funny-2133-kitchen-gadgets/

Plenty here to separate fools and their money. :D

Rockntractor
01-04-2010, 01:42 PM
wow! A donut machine! The fruit of the gods and you can just buy a machine that will make an endless supply?:confused:http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/lovepig.jpg?t=1262630520

linda22003
01-04-2010, 01:43 PM
I saw a large version in action at a supermarket one day; I was mesmerized.

Rockntractor
01-04-2010, 01:45 PM
I wouldn't dare buy one. They would haul me off with a forklift!

Gingersnap
01-04-2010, 01:51 PM
Okay, I'm going to defend the egg/cheese slicer thing. As somebody who makes a lot of egg salad and potato salad, I can assure you that an egg slicer makes the egg-dicing thing quite a bit faster. Personally, I don't cut soft cheeses with an egg slicer but I do use the traditional marble slab/lethal wire thingy for that task.

I can kind of see the lemon doodad if you had a party where a truly amazing amount of Margaritas would be served. We can usually get away with slicing up two lemons at my house if that kind of drink is served in the summer. :D

bijou
01-04-2010, 02:09 PM
Okay, I'm going to defend the egg/cheese slicer thing. As somebody who makes a lot of egg salad and potato salad, I can assure you that an egg slicer makes the egg-dicing thing quite a bit faster. Personally, I don't cut soft cheeses with an egg slicer but I do use the traditional marble slab/lethal wire thingy for that task.

I can kind of see the lemon doodad if you had a party where a truly amazing amount of Margaritas would be served. We can usually get away with slicing up two lemons at my house if that kind of drink is served in the summer. :DThe cheese slicer is $25, they did exclude the egg slicer version. Certainly here you could buy an egg slicer for not much more than a couple of dollars even given our high prices.

Rockntractor
01-04-2010, 02:12 PM
The cheese slicer is $25, they did exclude the egg slicer version. Certainly here you could buy an egg slicer for not much more than a couple of dollars even given our high prices.

You work at an egg slicer store?:confused: Like billy mays or the Sham Wow dude:eek:

bijou
01-04-2010, 02:19 PM
You work at an egg slicer store?:confused: Like billy mays or the Sham Wow dude:eek:

:p I was referring to Britain when I said 'here'.

BadCat
01-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Who knew that this was the mysterious "Mr. Snaps"??

http://www.hollywire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/vince-slap-chop-240x300.jpg

noonwitch
01-04-2010, 02:23 PM
wow! A donut machine! The fruit of the gods and you can just buy a machine that will make an endless supply?:confused:http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/lovepig.jpg?t=1262630520



Our dorm cafeteria had a donut maker. I had a roommate who was on work/study, and her job was food service in the cafeteria. That was in the 80s, I'm sure they have better donut technology by now.


We used to take canned biscuits, cut holes in the middle, and deep fry them in oil for home economics class.

Gingersnap
01-04-2010, 03:06 PM
The cheese slicer is $25, they did exclude the egg slicer version. Certainly here you could buy an egg slicer for not much more than a couple of dollars even given our high prices.

Oh, don't worry! My egg slicer is about 7 years old and cost me about 2 bucks. :p

marv
01-04-2010, 03:16 PM
We weren't allowed to cook in our dorm rooms, so we cooked in our dorm rooms. :D

We took a small board, drove two nails through it not quite a hotdog's length apart, and wired an old extension cord to the nails. "Good Eats" when you're a poor college kid.

But you can probably buy them now for $19.95 + S&H.........and you can double the order if you call right away!

bijou
01-04-2010, 03:22 PM
We weren't allowed to cook in our dorm rooms, so we cooked in our dorm rooms. :D

We took a small board, drove two nails through it not quite a hotdog's length apart, and wired an old extension cord to the nails. "Good Eats" when you're a poor college kid.

But you can probably buy them now for $19.95 + S&H.........and you can double the order if you call right away!

If you can't buy them you should start making them. You could make millions. :D

AlmostThere
01-04-2010, 06:37 PM
I wouldn't dare buy one. They would haul me off with a forklift!

Donuts are so provincial. If you want to go out on a forklift in style try these. All you need is oil and powdered sugar to get to culinary heaven.

http://shop.cafedumonde.com/images/2009/F3Fz.jpg

A link where you can order.
http://shop.cafedumonde.com/mpr/mdb-cafed?cfg=cafed&fnc=3&style=4&form=detail.htm&header=detailHeader.htm&footer=detailFooter.htm&rno=6

You WILL enjoy them.

Rockntractor
01-04-2010, 06:44 PM
Donuts are so provincial. If you want to go out on a forklift in style try these. All you need is oil and powdered sugar to get to culinary heaven.

http://shop.cafedumonde.com/images/2009/F3Fz.jpg

A link where you can order.
http://shop.cafedumonde.com/mpr/mdb-cafed?cfg=cafed&fnc=3&style=4&form=detail.htm&header=detailHeader.htm&footer=detailFooter.htm&rno=6

You WILL enjoy them.

Their fries are great! I bet their donuts are good too.









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Nubs
01-04-2010, 08:16 PM
The mango pitter is indespensible. Ever try to pit a mango by hand??? It's like trying to pit a wet bar of soap.

SarasotaRepub
01-04-2010, 10:14 PM
Donuts are so provincial. If you want to go out on a forklift in style try these. All you need is oil and powdered sugar to get to culinary heaven.

http://shop.cafedumonde.com/images/2009/F3Fz.jpg

A link where you can order.
http://shop.cafedumonde.com/mpr/mdb-cafed?cfg=cafed&fnc=3&style=4&form=detail.htm&header=detailHeader.htm&footer=detailFooter.htm&rno=6

You WILL enjoy them.

I've been there, they are very good!!! :D

AlmostThere
01-05-2010, 11:24 AM
Their fries are great! I bet their donuts are good too.i

You mock beignets??? If we were in New Orleans I might have to call you out to duel.

RobJohnson
01-06-2010, 12:18 AM
Okay, I'm going to defend the egg/cheese slicer thing. As somebody who makes a lot of egg salad and potato salad, I can assure you that an egg slicer makes the egg-dicing thing quite a bit faster. Personally, I don't cut soft cheeses with an egg slicer but I do use the traditional marble slab/lethal wire thingy for that task.

I can kind of see the lemon doodad if you had a party where a truly amazing amount of Margaritas would be served. We can usually get away with slicing up two lemons at my house if that kind of drink is served in the summer. :D

I agree. Egg & cheese slicers are very nice to have.

Rockntractor
01-06-2010, 12:33 AM
You mock beignets??? If we were in New Orleans I might have to call you out to duel.
I'll have to try them out! I thought you meant European French not cajun French!:D I love anything Cajun!

AlmostThere
01-06-2010, 03:14 AM
My whole life, beignets, pronounced Ben-yea's, has been a regular staple in New Orleans. When I take the kids to see grandma, they usually insist that our first stop in town is usually Cafe Du Monde or the Morning Call for coffee and beignets.
Cafe Du Monde has been around since the 1860's and Morning Call since 1870. All they serve is coffee, juices, milk and beignets. Open for 150 years and that's the only food they serve. :)

Rockntractor
01-06-2010, 03:25 AM
My whole life, beignets, pronounced Ben-yea's, has been a regular staple in New Orleans. When I take the kids to see grandma, they usually insist that our first stop in town is usually Cafe Du Monde or the Morning Call for coffee and beignets.
Cafe Du Monde has been around since the 1860's and Morning Call since 1870. All they serve is coffee, juices, milk and beignets. Open for 150 years and that's the only food they serve. :)

I have added it to my list of places to try. I'm due for another Louisiana drive!

AlmostThere
01-06-2010, 04:33 AM
I have added it to my list of places to try. I'm due for another Louisiana drive!

If you make it to the French Quarter, Maspero's is a couple blocks down from Cafe Du Monde. A great place for lunch. Dinner is over-priced, but tourists don't seem to care. At lunch you can get great sandwiches that are huge. Most are big enough that 2 people can share. A lot of history there. The building is from the late 1700's. Before the era of PC, the name of the place was Maspero's Slave Quarters because they sold slaves there at one time.

For dinner, if you like seafood, Deanie's out in Metairie right by the lake. If there isn't traffic, it's about 15-20 minutes from downtown. I don't care what day it is, if you go there after 5:30 - 6:00, you will wait for a table and it is worth the wait. The people you see there are locals and New Orleanians are particular about their seafood. Really good food and portions so large that 2 people can split a dinner for 1 and have leftovers. I made the mistake of ordering a dinner for 2 once. The food covered a whole large plate and stood about 6 inches high. GOOD SEAFOOD.

http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z82/lap0118/Masperos.jpg
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z82/lap0118/Masperos.jpg)

Speedy
01-06-2010, 01:01 PM
One kitchen gadget I am glad to have ordered from TV is my Yoshi Blade ceramic knife. Definately the best kitchen knife I have ever had.

PoliCon
01-06-2010, 02:28 PM
Hows this for a worthless kitchen gadget?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1215883/Controversial-cooker-grows-meat-kitchen-wins-major-design-competition.html?ITO=1490

Can you imagine??? EWWWwwwww.

and if you like the doughnut mechine - there is always the pancake machine: http://www.uncrate.com/men/home/kitchen/chefstack-automatic-pancake-machine/

hampshirebrit
01-06-2010, 02:45 PM
I'll have to try them out! I thought you meant European French not cajun French!:D I love anything Cajun!

Great recovery. :p:D

bijou
01-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Hows this for a worthless kitchen gadget?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1215883/Controversial-cooker-grows-meat-kitchen-wins-major-design-competition.html?ITO=1490

Can you imagine??? EWWWwwwww.

and if you like the doughnut mechine - there is always the pancake machine: http://www.uncrate.com/men/home/kitchen/chefstack-automatic-pancake-machine/

Oooh homegrown meat, yummo! :eek:

RobJohnson
01-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Hows this for a worthless kitchen gadget?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1215883/Controversial-cooker-grows-meat-kitchen-wins-major-design-competition.html?ITO=1490

Can you imagine??? EWWWwwwww.

and if you like the doughnut mechine - there is always the pancake machine: http://www.uncrate.com/men/home/kitchen/chefstack-automatic-pancake-machine/

The first link is pretty interesting. The flying raincatcher is what everyone needs on a thirsty summer day!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/24/article-1215883-0692A1C6000005DC-952_306x420.jpg