Category Archives: Housewares

Is Gotham Steel the Best Baking Sheet?

Gotham Steel Baking Sheet

What makes Gotham Steel the best baking sheet?

If you enjoy baking, read this article from bakinginfo.com about the new Gotham Steel Baking Sheet. It uses the same Ti-Cerama (titanium and ceramic) surface as the famous Gotham Steel pans. Now you can bake the healthier way, without oil or butter. This baking sheet is non-stick, oven and dishwasher safe, and made without PTFE, PFOA or PFOS. And no more burnt messes to scrape. Does this sound great or what? Makes me want to start preheating the oven immediately. Continue reading

Yoshi Grill & Bake One-Ups Miracle Grill Mat – New Product Tuesday

What do baking and grilling have in common? Yes, both produce delicious food, but both also make for a major messy cleanup. How many times have you scraped at your grill grate with a greasy wire brush and given up before it was clean? How many cake pans have you left soaking overnight because it was impossible to get burnt batter out of the corners? Are you ashamed to have anyone see your favorite baking sheets because of their dark, burnt, crusty stains?

Yoshi Grill Mats are just as perfect for grilling, camping, tailgating and picnics as the Miracle Grill Mat, but now you can enjoy the same 100% non-stick, easy-to-clean surface while you bake with the Yoshi Bake Non-Stick Mat. Just like Miracle Grill Mats,  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats can withstand heat up to 500 degrees and have safe, PFOA-free non-stick surfaces. Best of all, they can be put in the dishwasher or just rinsed off with soap and water – try doing that with your big, heavy grill grate. You can buy Miracle Grill Mats on Amazon, but only  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats have the Grip N’ Flip Spatula as a special bonus. Continue reading

New Product Tuesday: ‘Wow Cup’—Magical New Sipper!

Like a magic trick and drinking vessel in one!

For this New Product Tuesday, we bring you the Wow Cup—which is basically a magic trick and drinking vessel in one! Judging from the video, which features a De La Soul-style rave-up and excited kids—who at one point are seen actually flying through outer space—this is one crazy drinking cup. What makes it so crazy? The craziness lies in its magic-like design that prevents your beverage from leaking out, no matter what kind of crazy shenanigans you get up to. The Wow Cup is also dishwasher safe, BPA-free and virtually indestructible—and it comes in four colors!

Get 2 Wow Cups for the price of 1 (plus S&H) with this As Seen on TV offer if you order now!

Wow Cup magically seals itself.

Drink your fill. When you’re done, Wow Cup automatically seals itself. The secret is Wow Cup’s auto sealing technology that allow liquid to flow only when you drink. Once you stop, it forms a water tight seal, guaranteed.

Spill-defying shenanigans possible while using Wow Cup include (but are not limited to):

  • Cartwheels!
  • Somersaults!
  • Water skiing!
  • Waterfall diving!
  • Trampoline flips!
  • Trips and falls!
  • Pratfalls!
  • Reckless driving!
  • Space flight!

Wow Cup Flying

(The Wow Cup is not guaranteed to let you fly in space.)

‘Reader’s Digest’ Reviews: As Seen on TV

Reader’s Digest staff members recently did a hands-on test of 10 As Seen on TV products, and delivered their honest critiques. For “As Seen on TV: What Not to Buy,” writer Perri O. Blumberg enlisted colleagues at the magazine to help “separate the scams from the saviors” of 10 “products we all secretly want.”

The magazine recommends buying six of the 10 products, with the NutriBullet receiving a score of 4 out of 4 (“Order overnight!!”). The lowest-ranking products were Lint Lizard, with a zero out of 4 (“Need we say more?”), and the Twist n Clip, with a 0.5 out of 4 (“Practically a gag gift”).

Here are all 10 products Reader’s Digest reviewed, with their score, recommendation and retail price in quotes.

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Infomercial GIFs Expose Terror of Everyday Life

infomercial gifs
Everyday life is fraught with peril at every turn!

In the infomercial universe, horrors lurk around every corner!

The cold, hard reality of everyday life, the dark underbelly just beneath the surface of the mundane, the lurking horrors that await us at every turn of our workaday lives, are exposed by the brilliant actors in this series of infomercial GIFs.

Infomercials are a public service announcement warning us of what’s about to leap out at us from behind that closed kitchen cupboard, the nasty spill that’s going to destroy everything you’ve worked so tirelessly for your entire miserable little life, the countless hidden household dangers that threaten to embarrass, to maim, to force you to jump out a plate-glass window—on fire!

The horror of exploding tacos!

exploding taco
Among our favorites of these infomercial GIFs is the woman with the exploding taco. The horror! The terrorists have clearly won.

Never attempt to pour a beverage!

But wait, there’s more! A big lesson of infomercials is that you should never, ever attempt to pour a beverage without using some kind of As Seen on TV device.

God did not intend for iron to go in dryer.

throwing iron in dryer

If you’re this stupid, no product  can help you. Everyone knows this won’t work unless the iron is still plugged in.

A word on containers and depth perception

container overflowing with food

In the infomercial universe, people are dumb and have terrible eyesight and depth perception. Witness the hands attempting to place a lid on a container overflowing with food. Will it work? Well, no—you’re going to wind up with a gigantic, soul-killing counter mess. Surely there’s a product that will come to your rescue.

View the complete series at imgur.com.

Deal of the Day: Vince Offer Resurrects Slap Chop!

Making salsa - Slap Chop Luncheon
Make quick work of salsa and countless other dishes with Slap Chop.

Infamous and inVinceable Vince Offer is back peddling his Slap Chop in an attempt to resurrect interest in this once market-dominating As Seen on TV classic. As we demonstrated in this blog post a few years ago during the Slap Chop’s heyday, it’s easy to whip up a three-course meal in no time with this ultra-handy gadget.

“Slap Chop performs pretty much as advertised. You push down on the plunger and foods get chopped. The blade is sharp. The Slap Chop seems plenty sturdy and its butterfly hinge makes it easy to clean.”

And our rave back in 2009 still holds true: “We’re happy to say that the Slap Chop performs pretty much as advertised. You push down on the plunger and foods get chopped. The blade is sharp. While it’s not by any means a precision instrument, the Slap Chop seems plenty sturdy and its butterfly hinge makes it easy to clean.”

Original offer doubled: 2 for 1, plus 2 free Graty graters

The Slap Chop is the same easy-to-use everyday kitchen appliance that millions have added to their culinary routines, and with the current deal, you can get two for the price of one, plus get a bonus gift. Order now to get two Slap Chops, plus two Graty graters for $19.95 plus S&H! The Graty is a slick, easy-to-use grater for cheeses that comes with a lid, so you can keep it in the fridge and pull it out whenever you need to kick up pasta or tacos a notch or three.

New Product Tuesday: Flex Shot Adhesive Sealant

For this New Product Tuesday, we look at a new take on traditional caulk, Flex Shot Thick Rubber Adhesive Sealant. The biggest difference between Flex Shot and standard caulk is that it doesn’t dry out, so one tube can be used for years. It’s also resistant to mildew, so works great in bathrooms and kitchens.

Flex Shot fills large cracks and holes

“Flex Shot is the easy way to caulk, bond or seal almost anything, and it’s so easy to use,” says Flex Shot (and Flex Seal) maker Phil Swift. “It’s the neat and clean way to make easy repairs. Flex Shot is so thick, you can fill huge cracks and holes, making everything completely waterproof.”

Flex Shot lasts up to 30 years

The real surprise with this product is its longevity: Flex Shot stays put for as long as three decades, giving you piece of mind. As one famous pitchman says: “Set it and forget it!”

Flex Shot comes out nice and thick. It fills in large cracks and holes with total control—you stop, it stops. It dries to a nice, stretchy rubber that expands and contracts. Watch the commercial to see Flex Shot in action.

Get 2 for 1, plus free Flex Seal

Flex Shot is available in four colors: white, clear, black and almond. You’ll also get an extension tube that twists and locks for total control. But wait, because Phil Swift is doubling this As Seen on TV Flex Shot offer so you get two cans of Flex Shot and two extension tubes, plus a free Handy Can size of Flex Seal. This offer is not available in stores.

‘Does It Work?’: The StufZ Stuffed-Hamburger Maker Passes the Test

The newscaster has a tough time getting her words out in this news clip that is primed for the blooper reel, but she’s finally able to introduce the StufZ stuffed-hamburger maker.

“StufZ—you passed the Does It Work test.”

In this CBS-News Channel 3’s “Does It Work?” segment, the skeptical kitchen tester is happy with her results when she prepares a blue cheese and spinach burger. “StufZ—you passed the Does It Work test,” she says.

“StufZ™ doesn’t just smash two patties together — the secret is how it creates a deep cup and perfectly seals the outside, locking all that flavor inside.”
–Chef Brian Duffy

Order StufZ Stuffed Burger Maker

The pitchman for StufZ, chef Brian Duffy, demonstrates how to pack an endless variety of ingredients into a delicious burger. A few possibilities:

  • Chili, cheese and jalapeno
  • Mushrooms and Swiss cheese
  • Garlic, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan
  • Mac & cheese
  • Pizza burger with mozzarella, pepperoni and tomato sauce.

If you want to try it for yourself, you can get two StufZ for $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Here’s where to order.

Could the ‘Wonderbag’ Slow Cooker Change the World?

Changing lives one Wonderbag at a time

The revolutionary new eco-friendly Wonderbag slow cooker, available at Amazon.com, could change the way you feed your family—while helping people in Africa feed theirs.

Its infomercial-ready name is ripe for marketing, but the Wonderbag has so far flown largely under the consumer radar. Attention has been ramping up, though, with the device and its inventor being featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, the London Times, and on websites including Epicurious and the Huffington Post.

With Wonderbag, there’s nothing to plug in and no fuel to add. All you do is heat up your food on a conventional stove, then place your pot inside the Wonderbag and let it cook for up to 12 hours using the heat trapped inside.

“Buy-one-give-one model”

The portable slow cooker is the brainchild of entrepreneur Sarah Collins, who hopes to empower people around the world “with a buy-one-give-one model to support getting Wonderbags into humanitarian relief,” according to the Wonderbag website. The site claims 650,000 bags have been distributed so far, and 6,000 have been bought in the United States and Europe.

For every Wonderbag sold via Amazon, the company gives one Wonderbag to an African family. Because the bag requires no fuel, families can save as much as 30 percent of their income. Here’s where to order.