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Old 01-02-2007, 06:56 PM   #21
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I'm interested to hear how the onion thing really works. I have arthritis in my hands and sometimes it is very painful to cut up lots of things. I have a chopper, 3 fp's and a v slicer, but none of them make those perfect cubes that I like in many things. I'll be watching this thread for an answer. I can cut the perfect cubes with a knife, but the repetitive motion really bothers me.
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Old 01-02-2007, 07:01 PM   #22
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This chopper is just one in a long line of flimsy devices hawked by people on TV and at exhibits over the years.

My only question is: Do they end this informercial with "And if you call in the next 30 seconds, we'll give you ten choppers for the price of one"?
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:23 PM   #23
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You watch these ads on TV and think, "What a great idea! Look, they work!" Then you find out that you have to jump through hoops to make it happen as slick as it is in TV.

I heard the eggstractor only works on medium sized eggs and only part of the time.

I imagine the choppy thing works after you peel the onion and trim the larger ones to fit into the cutting area. Also, you'd have to dirty a knife to prep other veggies prior to running them through the chopper. Then you get to wash both the knife and the chopper!
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:37 PM   #24
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LOL Corey123 ... as much as you are a proponent of buying only professional kitchen tools ... advocating or endorsing the "Vidalia Chop Wizard" takes all of your credibility away. Heck- it's even a lamer product than the 1950's era Ronco "Vegematic Chopper"! At least the vegematic chopper did what it was advertised to do ...

Have you become the king of "as seen on TV" endorsements????

Maybe the "post Hobart era" KA mixers are not as rotten as you promote them to be?
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:43 PM   #25
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LOL Corey123 ... as much as you are a proponent of buying only professional kitchen tools ... advocating or endorsing the "Vidalia Chop Wizard" takes all of your credibility away. Heck- it's even a lamer product than the 1950's era Ronco "Vegematic Chopper"! At least the vegematic chopper did what it was advertised to do ...

Have you become the king of "as seen on TV" endorsements????

Maybe the "post Hobart era" KA mixers are not as rotten as you promote them to be?

wait, does it include the pocket fisherman?
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:48 AM   #26
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Somehow, though, from some of your posts, Corey123, I think you are a gadgetaholic and this little wonder is a way to feed your habit. Yes? Just an observation.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:37 AM   #27
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LOL Corey123 ... as much as you are a proponent of buying only professional kitchen tools ... advocating or endorsing the "Vidalia Chop Wizard" takes all of your credibility away. Heck- it's even a lamer product than the 1950's era Ronco "Vegematic Chopper"! At least the vegematic chopper did what it was advertised to do ...

Have you become the king of "as seen on TV" endorsements????

Maybe the "post Hobart era" KA mixers are not as rotten as you promote them to be?


No, I'm not the king of "as seen on TV" endorsements - as you are calling me. I just thought that members here would like to know of the product, since some were saying that they hate chopping onions.

And BTW, some of these items usually and eventually end up in stores such as Target. I've seen them there. One such similar item also even appears at Bed Bath & Beyond.

I bought a post-Hobart-era K'Aid Stand Mixer, and found out that I'm very happy with it. I won't get in too deep with that one again because of sparked controversy, so I'll leave it alone.

And most products on the market today WERE IN FACT advertised through an infommercial long before they made it big in the stores. How about the Ronco Rotisserie, the American Harvest Dehydrator and the Tilia Food Saver, and yes, even the K'Aid K5SS, Pro 500 & 600 models and the Artisan Stand Mixers were in an informercial. I've seen all of these in an infommercial.

Most of Ronco's products were in an infommercial at one time or another before being offered in the stores, and just about ALL kitchen gadgets and appliances seen on an infommercial are in stores.

And besides, how can I endorse something that I haven't received or used yet?
I just thought that some would like to try it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:30 AM   #28
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Michael, along with the vegematic (or tomato smasher) was the mince o matic (it ground ice cubes ok)

And to think Ron Popeil is now sell rotisseries...set it and forget it!

I still think the magic bullet info mercial is the icing on the cake. I think it mixes paint too?

But the hand hammered wok was real, was good and had really good cooking info on the infomercial!
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Old 01-10-2007, 11:10 AM   #29
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I gave one to my wife as a stocking stuffer- sort of fun gift at Christmas. OBTW we both are "serious" cooks who have fun in the kitchen...(as well as other places) but I digress.

The whole family laughed and laughed. Then they all wanted to try it.
It actually worked very well and we used it to prep part of the next day's meal.
It was fun.
That's what it is all about.

Serious tool for people who take things seriously? I doubt it.
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:55 AM   #30
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Remember the Pasta Pot? There were two brands. They were both in an infommercial as well. Cuisinart products are also featured in one. Their electric grill was in one. I've just seen part of it.

Grip & Flip was another product that was sold in an infommercial, I believe.

Ron Popeil's pasta machine also was in an infommercial, as was his dehydrator. Companies are on the assumpion that the best way to get a product known to the consumer is to advertise and sell it in a paid program.

Eventually, if you wait long enough, that item eventually makes its way onto
the store shelves. Oxy-contained products got started with a cleaning solution in an infommercial. Now, oxy is featured in just about every type of detergent there is.
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