Made any stupid kitchen gadget purchases lately?
Well, this comes on the heels of my posting of awesome web kitchen gadget purchases. Where I was admittedly both blessed and lucky with my prepara herb-savor. That, however, was the unexpected, delightful surprise; not the norm.
Which was something driven home to me last night as I used, for the 2nd time, the Wolfgang Puck 5 Cup Rice Cooker bought from HSN a few months ago while laid up with a pulled back and massive boredom. I knew it had to be awful, but all those people were calling in talking about how awesome it was and I was on lots of pain meds. So I dialed. And bought. The first time I used it, it made white sushi rice kind of okay, though slightly burned at the bottom. The second time, last night? Brown basmati rice. It took 1 ½ hours to sort of cook it, the bottom burned black and some of the rice grains still crunchy. This included turning it back to “cook” after it would just go out for no reason every ten minutes. And I should have known better. Because I’m not stupid, and there’s no way I’m buying a good rice cooker for under $35, you know. But there you go, the call towards really, really stupid purchases.
So, how’s about you? What is your most major disappointment? Was it the Ginsu knives? The Ron Popiel Rotisserie. Are you too smart to get suckered in, and are therefore smirking at this post, very pleased with yourself?