Top 5 Saturday: Infomercial Era Inventions

These are some of the best things that ever happened to the kitchen and garden! Well, some of them are just silly. But these are 5 of the most notorious, famous, and infamous inventions in the infomercial era! Enjoy the videos and links for what they are worth, even if they don’t exactly match the invention.

5. The Salad Shooter – With the name “Salad Shooter” I could not resist putting this one here. Apparently, you load this hand held device and it slices tomatoes, carrots, radishes, and such right out onto your salad in a shooting sort of way. I wonder if you could use it in an organized food fight, like paintball cucumber style!

4. The Ronco Spray on Hair – Are you serious? Some black spray paint and a cardboard cut out and you can save a good $25 bucks! This product was advertized heavily in the early 90’s, and I guess people actually bought it. After all, it’s still available for purchase.

3. The Garden Weasel – Again, a product with a silly name. This is a must for anyone with tough soil, moles, and the need to grow cabbage.

2. The Super Bass-o-matic 76! Use the whole bass with no cutting, scaling, or gutting! This is the greatest thing to happen for bass fishermen since the banjo minnow! Wait, reverse that.

1. The George Foreman Grill – Seriously, this is the best invention of all time. You can have a great burger, knock out the fat, and support George Foreman and his 30 George Foreman Jr’s all at the same time! I had one of these in college. Due to my Foreman Grill, along with my 486 50 dx PC, my room was always one of the most visited rooms in Cross Hall.

Feel free to add to my top 5 if you think you can top these.


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5 responses to “Top 5 Saturday: Infomercial Era Inventions

  1. Dude what about the super powerful vacuum cleaner that has such MASSIVE suction that it can pick up all of the marbles all around your home ! I’ve never actually seen a home that was like totally inundated with marbles. Do kids these days even play with marbles like we did (or at least I did) back in the early-1970s ?

  2. That’s the same one that could pick up a bowling ball. LOL. What about the Flow-B suction haircut device. That was a good invention.

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  4. bill finch

    DUDE!!! How could you miss the (Ronco) Popeil’s Pocket Fisherman, it’s a classic.

  5. I actually wanted to get a pocket fisherman after watching those commercials. Good call Bill.

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