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ukjason Nov 13, 2011 07:51 PM

Watching TV last night and saw the meat loaf cooking dish, that thing was meant to make meat loaf easier to get out of your pan. the meat loaf on the TV looked so bad I laughing my ass off.

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: ukjason Nov 13, 2011 11:21 PM

    Oh yes, people were just talking about the meatloaf pan earlier.

    This Ronco ads scares me. You get to have 50 pieces of "cutlery" and tons of flatware for 3 payments of $13.33 ($40 total)


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    The following is not part of the "As see on TV", but it is still very funny to me. It is long, so please skip to the section which I indicate:


    At 7:00. She said "I never even thought of sharpening my knives..... When my knives become dull, I just ......"

    I really didn't expect she said this. You do "what"?

    At 7:20, She said "I am a wiz at making salad..." I think she was supposed to the newly sharpened knives have greatly improved her productivity and transformed her ability as a cook. Instead, it was both painful and funny to watch she cut the orange.

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      Shann RE: ukjason Nov 14, 2011 04:55 AM

      I saw the commercial for Eggies, which is a device that you make hard boiled eggs by cracking the raw eggs into these egg shaped cups and then putting in boiling water. I thought it was dumb. My FIL was staying with us and said he thought it was a great idea. (You know what he is getting for Christmas this year!)

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        Chemicalkinetics RE: Shann Nov 14, 2011 05:56 AM


        A link to your video.


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          jujuthomas RE: Shann Nov 14, 2011 07:07 AM

          Oh gosh, the eggies! that commercial made me laugh so hard!

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            jarona RE: jujuthomas Nov 21, 2011 09:11 AM

            I'm in on the Eggies thing. It's up there with the Clapper commercials.

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            Shann RE: Shann Nov 22, 2011 04:28 AM

            Have now purchased the Eggie for my FIL. They will be staying with us over Christmas, so I can't wait for the awesome goodness of shell-less hard boiled eggs! I am torn between hoping that it actually works and hoping that it fails miserably so that I can mock him every time I see him.

          3. chris2269 RE: ukjason Nov 14, 2011 08:27 AM

            Here's one from 1994 for a "great way" to debone fish. I'll let them tell you the name.


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              TongoRad RE: chris2269 Nov 14, 2011 08:45 AM

              "My wife would like that" ;)

              That one definitely takes the cake- much better than the Bassomatic, and apparently it's for real?!! What a strange, wonderful world we live in.

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                kubasd23 RE: chris2269 Nov 16, 2011 09:49 PM

                wow... just.... wow...

                And I love that it says on the bottom: "Fish must be dead 5 hrs. before using." Ummmm why?

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                  Chemicalkinetics RE: chris2269 Nov 16, 2011 10:35 PM


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                    kamper RE: chris2269 Nov 21, 2011 07:46 PM

                    Is the narrator's voice in the middle of the video Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs???

                  2. pdxgastro RE: ukjason Nov 20, 2011 05:15 PM

                    I have so far seen 2 pans for baking brownies that will give you a lot of 'edges'. One is a square pan that you put a divider into.

                    The 2nd is a pan that has square indentations (think muffin pan but with square muffins). Even though the illustration shows the overturned pan with all the brownies happily falling out, I can only imagine the non-stick coating wearing out and all the brownies sticking. Nightmare!

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                      jeanmarieok RE: pdxgastro Nov 21, 2011 08:13 PM

                      My daughter has the 'edges' brownie pan. She said it makes delicious brownies, exactly the way she wants them. She has the pan that looks like a square 'S'.

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                        jujuthomas RE: jeanmarieok Nov 22, 2011 05:37 AM

                        i can actually see where that pan would be great, if you like the brownie edges. at my house, we each want the center, gooey square. :)

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                      smartie RE: ukjason Nov 20, 2011 07:38 PM

                      the pasta tube cooking thingy looks daft, it's not hard to cook spaghetti.

                      But the meat loaf tin is really silly, mine doesn't stick anyway and gosh 2 for $20!! What a bargain.

                      Did anybody ever buy the plastic lids that fit anything?

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                        jujuthomas RE: ukjason Nov 21, 2011 08:44 AM

                        the manual food processor commercials irritate me - you know the choppers of various types designed to save you from the horror of getting out your clunky food processor.
                        *sigh* is it REALLY that hard to just use a knife? I rarely every use my electric FP unless I'm chopping LOADS of veggies.

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                          linguafood RE: jujuthomas Nov 21, 2011 09:07 AM

                          that's funny you bring that up. my first thought was the slap chop, of course, if only for the total jerk-off who's in the commercial.

                          "hey camera man, you following this?" if i were the camera man.....

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                            jujuthomas RE: linguafood Nov 21, 2011 09:59 AM

                            I actually own not one, but two slap chop type devices. we thought they'd be GREAT tools, and somehow we ended up with two. What a pain those things are to clean! the food gets all gunked up in the folds of the blade, which are too close together to clean easily. I believe they are both in the basement now, with the other "junk" we don't use.

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                          ukjason RE: ukjason Nov 21, 2011 01:58 PM

                          sham wow cleaning cloth what a joke, works twice the thats it

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