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Have you ever bought anything from an infomercial?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BigSleeper, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    Just curious. Ginsu knives? Flavor Wave Oven? Pocket fishermen? Ab Rocker? Share your stories ...
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I bought a set of kitchen knives from an in-store thing like an infomercial once. My mom still uses them, 10 years later. Swears by them.

    Also bought a rag that is super absorbent, like that can soak up 10 cans of soda out of carpet. It's still in the plastic wrap in my closet.
  3. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    My wife and I got the FoodSaver a few years ago. It's been pretty useful. Now she wants the Flavor Wave oven.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

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  5. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    You getting a check for that plug?
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  6. Babyjay

    Babyjay Member

    I got the hand-hammered wok years and years ago. Still love it! Those Magic Bullet commercials are addictive, but so far I've managed to keep myself from buying that.
  7. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Is that super-absorbent rag orange, by any chance? If so, you should open it and use it. I have two of 'em (they were a two-fer deal when I was sapped into buying them on a shameful day at Wal-Mart) and they're quite useful. You know, if you ever need to soak up 10 cans of soda out of the carpet, or something like that.

    The demonstration at Wal-Mart was quite impressive.
  8. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member


    Bought the food defroster, this black plate made of space-age material with ridges that you wet with warm water and it speeds up the defrosting of frozen blocks O' meat.

    $20 well spent. The gizmo works great and I've gotten a ton of use out of it over the years.

    One year for Hanukkah/Christmas, my dad bought us the deluxe rotisserie oven that Popeil plugs. But he bought it at Gottschalks, not off the TV. It's pretty good; we cooked turkeys and prime rib on it and it works really well.

    I keep leaning toward pulling the trigger on the food dehydrator, because I'm a sucker for kitchen gadgets. But ration and logic sweep over me before I can get to the phone.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    It is! But I refuse to be friendly to you on the week I must stomp you in fantasy football.

    Next week, we discuss soda spills. For now? Sworn enemies!

  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Very, very tempted by the Magic Bullet. Then local TV did a test on it and found it lacking.

  11. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Strange, Smasher. My wife bought one at Bed Bath and Beyond and loves it.
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I bought that washboard looking food slicer when I was in college. I used it religiously until my roomate sliced his finger on it and I had to take him to the emergency room. Couldn't bring myself to use that one, or buy another one again.
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