One day few weeks ago, David and I were watching TV and one of the infomercial was on for some slicer thing for vegetables. I was busy knitting so I didn't pay attention. All of the sudden, David said, "Hun, did you see that?" Of course, we rewound it and I was actually bored with it. I said, "yeah, it looks cool, but does it really work? Plus they have similar stuff from the kitchen stores, we don't have to buy it from infomercial and it would be easier to return it if we don't like it." David then said, "Just keep watching!" hmmm... okay... a minute later - "OH MY GOD, I WANT THAT THING!" And that thing would the the "free gift" for the slicer - Tater Mitts!!! Yeah, it looked SO COOL! But of course, I wasn't gonna order it just to get the tater mitts, I figure I can probably find it at an ASOT store at the mall, if I remember then I will buy one.
Thursday night, David and I went to Target to find something and there it is, sitting on the shelf, Tater Mitts!!!! Of course, I came home with one:
So needless to say, I tried it out tonight.
The Claim: Peel a potato without getting your hands wet in 8 seconds.
30 seconds later:
Apparently, my hands are way too small for the gloves and they are not snuggly fit to them and make it hard to peel. So I have David took over and try it:
The Verdict: The claim of 8 seconds a potato is not true - unless they use a super small potato! Even David took at least a minute to peel it. But it does peel very clean and thin, so the thinly peel part of the claim is true. The water does kinda spell onto your shirt if you are not careful. Overall I give it a 3 and half stars out of 5! It is safer so you don't get cut by the peeler - alright, maybe not everyone is as clumsy as me, but for me it is safer.
We tried out the fries cutter as well, it works very well but hard to press to begin with. It is very uniformly cut once it does go through. So the free gift gets a 3 and half stars as well.
I think I will keep it for now. We definitely had a good laugh playing with it.
Secret of the Stole is starting pretty soon. I am way behind on Hanami, and I haven't started Hemlock Ring Blanket either, or the Autumn Rose... yes, I am very behind. Granted, I don't have the yarn for the two lace stoles, but I do have the yarn for Hemlock Ring and Autumn Rose, however, I promised myself that I will finish MS3 first, only then, I can cast on a new project.
Now, I am not just behind on knitting, I am even behind on my swapping! For Football-a-long, I joined the swap (it's not a secret swap) and was assigned a swapee - Robin from The Knittin' Coop! She's got an awesome blog and just had two new additions to the family, so go check it out! Anyways, so I emailed Robin and explained to her that I had a late start and she was very understanding of the whole thing. I will be sending her some awesome stuff her way very soon - all football related. Hopefully she'll like it!
Well, that's all there is to it. Time to get back to MS3 and football and baseball - Go Patriots and Red Sox! For giggles, I leave you these: