At one time or another we have all been amused with some of the infomercials they through at us. For most of us we don’t buy anything but we are always a little bit amazed at the claims proffered. This year, TLW broke the cycle by giving The General a ‘Vidalia Chop Wizard.’ This thing really works! Now we have a commercial model, but the problem with it is that if you just dice one bell pepper you have to clean it as much as if you diced 100. This slick little unit is a real workhorse and the best part is all parts fit nicely into our home dishwasher. It has two different sized blades (fine and coarse). She bought it at Walgreen’s in their “As Seen On TV” section for all of $19.95 with no shipping and handling. We even went back and bought one for our daughter! I have only been allowed to use it for a sample test run as TLW has taken it over!
With a renewed confidence in “As Seen On TV” we came across a cordless no-hands can opener…
One Touch…of course, sold for $19.95. Guess what? It works!
Now moving up the scale. There was a lot of chatter on the
BBQ Forum about a cordless electric knife…Sonic Blade. Now this moves out of the category of the $19.95…from $59.95 and up. We bought it because we have 500 lbs. of brisket to produce this month and thought it might give us a ‘leg up.’ Now you will not find this at the Walgreen’s retail outlets because of the higher retail but you can go to Walgreens.com to find it. We haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but TLW keeps threatening??? to practice. Will let you know after we do all of our brisket just how good this is!
At the top of the gift list from TLW this year was a new bright red
George Foreman G5. It has interchangeable plates to actually bake cookiws and make waffles as well as grill. We have had a smaller version for a long time, but the downside was that it was not immersible and was difficult to clean…but it was $19.95!! This little baby usually was used when the weather was so nasty that I didn’t want to fire up the grill…or I was just lazy. The beauty of the G5 is that these plates can be tossed in the dishwasher. Not real grillin’ or smokin’ but sometimes just right for the occasion!