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Meth Cook Arrested in ‘Breaking Bad’ Shirt

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Meth cook arrested in ‘Breaking Bad’ shirt.

Life imitated award-winning television when Chicago police arrested Daniel Kowalski, whose mugshot shows the 21-year-old in a Breaking Bad-related shirt. Police were acting on an anonymous tip when they allegedly found a methamphetamine lab in his home. The shirt, of course, features the logo of the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant from the hit TV series starring Bryan Cranston. You can get your own Los Pollos Hermanos shirt here. But don’t get carried away with it. It’s just a show.

(Mugshot courtesy Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

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.

‘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.

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!


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.

Sonic Peeler – New Product Tuesday

Sonic Peeler As Seen on TVPresenting the Sonic Peeler. For many decades, the lowly vegetable peeler has been the mainstay of pitchmen hawking products at fairs, flea markets, and on TV. Today’s candidate for best peeler ever is a battery-operated model. With a name like Sonic Peeler, you’d think it peeled your potatoes with sound waves. Instead, it vibrates the blades at 4000 RPM, kind of like an electric shaver. The vibrating blades are what takes the hard work out of peeling apples, carrots, cucumbers and even hard cheeses. The Sonic Peeler comes with three different blade types and even has a blade for the most famous of all As Seen on TV slicing techniques – julienne shoestring slices. For a limited time, you can buy one get one and get one free (just pay extra shipping). Here’s where to order the Sonic Peeler.

New Product Tuesday with Eggies

Some believe that eggs are nature’s perfect food, although the Mayo Clinic recommends you limit your eggy intake due to their high cholesterol content. Hard boiling is one of the easiest ways to prepare this nutritious and delicious protein source, and it’s so easy that even kids can easily learn how to heat water in a pan and boil up a batch. But the makers of Eggies believe they have a better method. Ditch Mother Nature’s container and boil your egg in an Eggies plastic shell. There’s no more messy peeling, and you get flat-bottomed uniformly shaped hard-boiled eggs that stand up on their own. Too bad Eggies don’t come in colors, or they’d be perfect for Easter. Here’s where to buy.

Eggies System official website

New Product Tuesday with Super Wave Oven

Sharper Image Super Wave OvenSavvy Shopper here, back again to gaze in disbelief at the never-ending parade of countertop cookers. Never satisfied, Americans are constantly seduced by new grills and ovens that promise faster, more energy-efficient and healthier cooking than can be accomplished with pots and pans and conventional gas or electric ranges. Today’s candidate is the Sharper Image Super Wave Oven, which seems suspiciously similar to the Morningware Halo Oven. But we know that direct marketers would never copy their competitor’s product, right?

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