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4 January 2010 3,606 views Add a Comment

I’ll admit it – I’m not a kitchen gadget guy. I’m very much of the Alton Brown,  no single-purpose tool camp. Though probably less because of Alton Brown, and more because of an endless parade of  worthless garlic presses in the nineties…

So perhaps it’s because I watched Fight Club for the 942nd time last night that the words of Tyler Durden were ringing in my head this morning when I turned on the television:  “The things you own end up owning you”. Aside from the more obvious reasons, why pray tell, was this particularly salient this morning? Because of this abomination of kitchen science:
Microsmores - indeed.

Who it their right mind would be compelled to purchase, much less bother to invent, a spring-loaded, microwaveable marshmallow clamp? The more I think about it, I may be more concerned by the testimonials than by the product itself:

  • “Finding a campfire in Seattle is difficult- believe me.”
  • “I would routinely roast the s’mores on the stovetop, which would just be SUCH a headache!”
  • “With Micro S’mores, there is no need to run to the nearest wash room to rinse off your hands.”

Now, if you’re in to Campfire Girl cooking trends, more power to you – knock yourself out. But if melting a marshmallow is so challenging to your psyche that you need a specialized tool to “simplify” the task – you may want to have someone look into that. I’m just sayin’.

"Only after disaster can we be resurrected..."

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