I’m a sucker for gadgets – especially kitchen gadgets. I just have to have them! Of course, I use them a couple of times and away they go in the cupboard, forgotten until I have no more room, then they are relegated to the cellar only to see the light of day when the whim comes upon me. Take my Breadmaker (please), this started out as a way to save money and eat healthily. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way. I didn’t like the bread, it was too dense, plus the screw always stuck in the bottom of the loaf – leaving an unsightly hole. Away it went, only to be resurrected again when I make fruit loaves (which turn out great.) Another use for the breadmaker is for the actual bread making process, the kneading, risings (novel idea eh) BUT I don’t let it bake, I use the oven for that. I turn the dough out, shape and bake. Now this works great for me and I’ve had better results, so every so often, I will use the breadmaker.
I rather like this gadget. It’s an egg seperator….yes I know, why bother, just use the old egg-shell trick. But this is why gadgets get bought – because they are so cute! It’s all very well being practical, but if the design doesn’t grab – it won’t sell. Get it HERE
Staying with the egg theme (which came first? the gadget or the egg?), here’s a bit of magic – put your boiled egg into this machine and hey Presto square eggs! WHY? – are they more aesthetically pleasing? easier to put in sandwiches? Poor Mother Nature, if man had his way…the poor chicken! Still can’t live without one? Get it HERE
Men love to barbeque. I don’t know why – they’re not usually much good at it overall. They never seem to get the heat quite right. In my experience and so my stomach has informed me a few times, those charred blackened offerings are usually raw in the middle. But you can’t keep a good cavemen down (well we tried, but they keep popping up from time to time). Here is the meatball grill basket. Would a man or woman make meatballs at a barbeque? Does it matter? Nifty gadget though, for use on any grill, but I suspect, like with a lot of gadgets – it will take some cleaning. Want one? Meatball grill basket HERE
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4 thoughts on “‘Weird and Wacky design:The short life of a gadget”
sorry but that egg seperater is just plain disgusting.
it comes out like snot.
tut tut tut.
Aw but its got such a cute face – how COULD it do that! lol! On closer inspection though It does look a bit like it needs looking after….. aw
Nice post . I voted it up on stumbleupon even though I partly covered that on my blog 🙂 Anyway I just stopped here to say hello and compliment your efforts.See you on the World Wide 🙂
Aw thanks Pinkie! I love all types of gadgets – the weirder and wackier the better! Keep reading and thanks for stopping by.