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    Most pointless kitchen gadget?

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    Chef Chessie
    Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:55 pm
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    OMG it is not just you! I had an opener like this too that my mom gave me as a present. I would not get rid of it because it was one of those pink breast cancer things and my grandma had recently dided from breast cancer. I was determined to use it but could not get it to work no matter what I did. My mom came over and magically opened a can...apperently it cuts the can on the side arround the rim and takes the top off clean ratther than leaving a jagged edge. Go figure...darn new-fangled can openers. Also, i have had 2 sunbeam electric can openers I bought at Target for $8.00...no wonder they are cheaper than a manual one. The can never latches on and wont turn. My hubby opens cans using brute force to turn it. If anyone has seen office space, I kinda feel about this can opener how they did about the fax machine. The best thing about that thing was the sound it made when I chucked it in my metal trash can!
    Chocolatl
    Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:59 pm
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    Oh, I love those can openers that take the entire top off the can! I lost mine somewhere. I know it's in the house. . .
    I have no use for the electric ones, though. They don't work well, and just hog the counter space.
    Karen Elizabeth
    Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:58 am
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    Chef Chessie wrote:
    My mom came over and magically opened a can...apparantly it cuts the can on the side around the rim and takes the top off clean rather than leaving a jagged edge. Go figure...darn new-fangled can openers.


    rotfl.gif that's it exactly!!!!!!!! We felt so foolish! It's so easy when you know how.... icon_redface.gif .. why on earth don't they come with Instructions!!!!!!!
    katie in the UP
    Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:53 am
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    Remember those things that sealed bags up? It ran by battery.....and it was suppose to seal chip bags and etc.

    rotfl.gif
    Karen Elizabeth
    Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:58 am
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    No, like a vacumn sealer sort of thing? gee, that sounds like something I could fall for! icon_biggrin.gif I'd probably end up sealing bags beautifully ....EMPTY bags!!! icon_lol.gif
    Chocolatl
    Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:36 am
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    Karen Elizabeth wrote:
    Chef Chessie wrote:
    My mom came over and magically opened a can...apparantly it cuts the can on the side around the rim and takes the top off clean rather than leaving a jagged edge. Go figure...darn new-fangled can openers.


    rotfl.gif that's it exactly!!!!!!!! We felt so foolish! It's so easy when you know how.... icon_redface.gif .. why on earth don't they come with Instructions!!!!!!!


    Gee--I bought mine by mail and it did come with instructions. I don't know why yours didn't.
    Karen Elizabeth
    Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:42 am
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    It just came cable-tied to a card, as did the original 'defective' icon_redface.gif one. I would have really appreciated some guidance! icon_biggrin.gif
    wicked cook 46
    Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:30 am
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    Oh boy where do I start.
    Like someone else I bought a Blooming onion maker.
    I don't even think I used it LOL
    This "food" item is one of those things best left to special restaurant occasions with its gabillion calories and not something I need to make at home LOL

    Then there was a double bladed hand held food chopper. The food always got stuck between the two blades LOL

    A really really really cheap waffle maker and sandwich griller that did NOT cook the waffles very good . Not to mention I am NOT a big breakfast cooker so why would I even NEED a waffle maker plus I like waffles maybe TWICE a year rotfl.gif TOTAL waste of money .

    And then there is those little net umbrella like things to put over food for picnics etc that ALWAYS blow away

    Then the hundreds of dollars I spent on Tupperware storage that I chucked last year when all my cereal and food was starting to taste like plastic. The plastic was starting to "break"down after years of use.

    This is why I shop second hand stores for gadgets rotfl.gif
    donnie27
    Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:25 pm
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    Gee Wicked Cook........do you live with me ? I've at one time bought every one of those things...... icon_redface.gif icon_redface.gif For shame that we believe these infomercials .. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Something I haven't seen mentioned are the "handy dandy slicers" (similar to a mandolin) . I must have purchase a dozen of these ....and all of them have gone into my garage sales. Have you ever seen those tiny, razor-like blades ? I was always so afraid of bleeding to death on my kitchen floor, that I got rid of them.
    I've bitten on several cleaning products on QVC that are supposed to clean any stain known to man........(now I know there are stains out there that man doesn't know about).
    Then there is Billy Mays.........I'm sure that I will NEVER buy any of his products.....who needs putty that will adhere to a cement block and pull a semi truck?
    Well, am interested in what everyone else has to report.....I'm sure it is something else I ordered too, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.. icon_sad.gif Donna
    wicked cook 46
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:59 am
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    LOL
    And guess what is on my Christmas wish list MORE kitchen gadgets but this time things I will use like extra measuring cups. whisks etc LOL

    WELLLLLLLLLLL I did goof on one thing rotfl.gif
    I sent my DD links with some of the ideas and somehow mislinked and sent a link for a flat whisk and just a couple days ago after she spent hours looking for it said " Mom what the heck is a flat whisk and why do u want one"
    I am " I didn't send u a link for that "
    She showed me the email to prove it . Oh boy and now that she knows I don't want one has seen so many at the stores and of course Mama is now the topic of MUCH laughter every time i am in the kitchen with things like " I bet that would be easier Mama if you had a FLAT WHISK"
    There will be a few people in this house getting COAL in their stockings rotfl.gif
    donnie27
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:33 pm
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    icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif ....and I'll bet you get a flat whisk in your stocking....... icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

    Don't you just hate it when the kids are RIGHT ? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Cinisajoy
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:37 pm
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    Good afternoon everyone.
    I can't see where a flat whisk would do much good either but I would bet she gets at least one. Just put it in the pointless and useless gadget drawer.
    donnie27
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:55 pm
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    Hi Cindy.........you know that drawer idea ?......well I have 2 and they're both full. Think maybe it's time to start a new "garage sale" box. Then I can start buying useless gadgets again... icon_rolleyes.gif
    Maybe we should decide on a "throw away date" and we can all pitch our junk on the same day !
    Chef Chessie
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:33 pm
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    donnie27 wrote:
    Maybe we should decide on a "throw away date" and we can all pitch our junk on the same day !


    We should make it April fools day...cuz thats what we are for buying some of this stuff. What is a flat whisk for anyway?
    Cinisajoy
    Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:39 pm
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    Donna,
    If we did that we would all just want each others useless and pointless gadgets.

    You know the hey I didn't like this but you might idea.
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