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‘Does It Work?’: Light Angel Shines Bright for TV Newscaster

Station gives thumbs up to Light Angel

In its latest “Does It Work?” segment on As Seen on TV products, ABC affiliate KSFY of Sioux Falls, S.D., takes on the Anthony Sullivan-touted Light Angel.

Consumer investigator Nancy Naeve put the Light Angel to the test in her own home, with favorable results. She found that the motion-activated LED light worked perfectly for a dark closet.

“I live in a very old house where lighting is a premium,” said Naeve. “The closets are also very small, with no electricity there, so in the morning I can barely see, so I’ll be happy if this works.”

The newscaster set up the light, closed the closet door, waited a minute, and then opened the door to test the Light Angel’s motion activation and light quality.

“This one is pretty bright.”

“Oh yeah! Can you see this?” she exclaimed. “Normally I don’t like LED lights because I don’t think they get bright enough, but this one is pretty bright.”

Two for one, plus a free lantern

You can now get two Light Angels for the price of one, plus a free Olde Brooklyn Lantern, for $12.99 plus S&H. Free shipping is also available. Get the details and order Light Angel at the official website.

SciMark Report: Pastafina by Chef Tony Ready for Comeback?

The Pastafina miracle cooker by Chef Tony Notaro, a retread of the Pasta Express, which debuted way back in 2006, could see new life in the direct-response TV sales market, according to product prognosticator Jordan Pine of SciMark Corp.

“I liked this product when it came out originally, and I think this revival version hits all the same, correct notes,” Pine writes at his SciMark Report blog.

Pine likes how the Pastafina commercial is shot, as well as pitchman Chef Tony’s skills: “The magic was always watching the pasta move as it cooks, and the production team has captured that. Tony is also in his element pitching anything Italian, and it shows in the passion he puts into his delivery.”

The current Pastafina As Seen on TV offer is two of the miracle vertical pasta cookers plus two recipe books for $10 plus S&P. Here’s where to order.

Here’s the original Pasta Express spot from 2006:

Kitchen Magic: Peel a Head of Garlic in Seconds!

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Here’s a simple garlic-peeling trick that requires no fancy tools. All you need is a couple of bowls and 10 seconds.

And when you’re finished doing that, it’s time to bring out the fancy tools. Of course you’ve got your standard garlic presses, like the OXO Steel and the Progressive International. For a slight change of pace, try the Joseph Joseph Rocker Garlic Crusher or the Chef’n Garlic Zoom Rolling Garlic Chopper.

If the above peeling method is too easy and you prefer using a snazzy gadget, check out the Ultimate Garlic Peeler or the Joseph Joseph 3-in-1 Design Rotary Peeler.

Get 15% Off at Taylor Gifts Through Jan. 12

Taylor Gifts $4.95 shippingIt’s time to start building the new you in the new year. Through January 12, Taylor Gifts is offering customers 15% off and discounted $4.95 shipping on the most popular As Seen on TV personal care products. Just enter code AT010714 when making your purchase at TaylorGifts.com.

Since 1952, Taylor Gifts has been offering its customers a broad selection of unique gifts and household items at bargain prices. Shop now!

Aqua Rug, Formerly for Millionaires Only

Just saw Aqua Rug commercial on TV. Previously only available to owners of $1,000,000 yachts (because of the quality). That explains the price (BOGO $19.99).