Today i am here to talk to you all about a very serious subject.....dramatic pause....Infomercials, yes it is a serious topic around this house. My husband is strangely intrigued by all, yes all things infomercial. Throughout the years we have purchased a few select items of the infomercial variety. My husband once told me that if he won the lottery or had massive amounts of extra money he would purchase every infomercial item he could get his hands on. This scared me a little but gave me better in site into how much he really likes this silly stuff. He has also brought my five year old son into this infomercial world of his and the baby is soon to follow i am sure.
Well i am here today to share my knowledge or in some cases, my lack of knowledge on certain popular infomercials out on the market right now.....
First up we have in my opinion the best product on the market right now, yeah you heard it right, i have totally bought into all the perfectness that this one has to offer. There are others out there that have the word "Perfect" in it's description and that is far from the truth but not this one, it truly is "The Perfect Brownie Pan." I'm not joking my friends, i will never bake brownies again with out this little gem. You know how you usually have to wait until the brownies cool off a bit to even think about cutting them. Then if you don't wait long enough, who can, the knife sticks to the brownies and you end up with a crumbly mess. Well no more. Right out of the oven these puppies are pre-cut and ready to burn your mouth right away. I will be using this for years to come, maybe not as much as i would like because as i stated in my last post i am on my quest to become a bit healthier. Anyway this one gets a A in my book...
Next we have the Topsy Turvy.I got one of these for Easter last year, what a thoughtful Easter bunny huh? I was very hopeful that this would be the fool proof way to grow some delicious tomatos all season long and wasn't too disappointed. I did make the mistake of planing a bigger tomato plant right underneath where i hung the topsy turvy and they kind of grew into each other and i believe interfered with the sucessfulness of it's growing powers. I did get quite a few yummy tomatoes off of it before the plant underneath it overtook it. So tip one if you get this is to make sure it has all the room to grow that it needs. Tip two is one that i was given from a previous topsy turvy owner, cherry tomatoes usually work better in this than say a beefsteak tomato would.
The Topsy Turvy gets a C+ from me
Next up we have the Big Top Cupcake. This one i purchased for my hubby for his birthday in November. His actual words to me were "I don't want a birthday cake unless it is a big top cupcake." So really what choice did i have? I have to say that i enjoyed making and decorating this fun little, i mean big, product. It really is 25X bigger than your average cupcake as you can tell by our in-home picture. Yes we made sure to make normal size cupcake just to compare the sizes in the two, i know we are dorks, you know you're thinking it. The main flaw lies in the bigness of the top of this baby. After you take a couple of pieces out of it the cake really becomes top heavy and falls over. It's sad to see the cute thing you just took the time decorating fall over but i guess it eats just the same.
The Big Top Cupcake gets a B- from me.
Next we have the first infomercial product that me and the hubster ever purchased and the reason that i never wanted to purchase another infomercial product ever again after that. I am not even sure if this is still on the market but i did find it on Amazon so i guess it is still out there. It was horrible. It worked nothing like it promised. It was the reason why we were a bit Leary of the Perfect Brownie Pan, that promise of perfectness worried us for good reason. After we tried this pancake product we were left with a batter mess and a broken dream.
The Perfect Pancake maker gets a F from me.
Now we come to some that i have not purchased and do not plan on purchasing. This next one is on the five year old's list of infomercial wants, not sure why but he is just positive that the Touch N Brush would be a little piece of heaven on earth.
And lastly we have a product that nearly gave me hives when i first saw the commercial. Bumpits, oh Bumpits. OK people it's called backcombing, learn how to do it!! Myself being of the big hair variety would know little about wanting and needing volume so much that you will put a plastic device in your hair that i swear would have to slide all around. Oh my gosh i just realized something, Bumpits is the breast implant of the hair. Well i don't need breast implants either so back to why i think bumpits is ridiculous.....if you need a lesson in backcombing just call me e-mail me whatever and i will help in whatever way i can. Ask your stylist to recommend a good volumizer and then backcomb away, no bumpits required.
Hopefully this infomercial review will help any of you out there who have ever wondered if any of these products are worth the money. I know i have wondered and will continue to wonder about many more products than i talked about today.
Happy Infomercialing!!(Yes i am aware that's not a real word)