As some people may already know, I have written in previous posts about my weakness when it come to infomercial products. The later at night it gets, the more brilliant the idea seems. I usually don’t purchase the items, with the exception of the Magic Bullet which we use multiple times almost every day (and bought at Target, not off of TV). In the past I have mentioned the beautiful In Styler (the rotating curling iron/hair straightener) that seems to style hair like a dream. Though in my own hands I can’t vouch for how well it would actually work (my instinct is that it would be more nightmare than dream). I have also harbored a secret (until now) fascination with the Topsy Turvy (it grows tomatoes upside-down!) which seems brilliant, aside from it’s color.
Now, however, I have been introduced to the Robo Stir. It looks A-mazing! Maybe most people don’t make tapioca pudding or other things that must be ‘stirred constantly’ -the two words together that make cooks cringe when reading it in a recipe- it means you’re chained to the stove, standing and stirring, for fifteen minutes straight. I love tapioca, I hate the stirring.
As usual, I have my doubts about the product, but mostly I just think “why didn’t anyone think of this before?” I mean, we developed mixers and blenders to stir things for us. Why not use a device to stir things on the stove-top? I will dream of you, Robo Stir, I will dream of you… (Hopefully not literally.)