TV Informecial Products That Actually Work

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Mon, 02/13/12 10:15 PM
It was the deal of the day on QVC...so she got it and I have been asking her about it ever since. She loves it. I can bother her about something else now.

If it is still going it is durable...for sure. It won't heat a soup (no matter for Mom) but it makes a nice drink. She is 3000 miles away with her Ninja.
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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 8:46 AM
Woohoo!  Vince is back!!
 
I don't know if he has a full-length infomercial or not, but the commercial I've seen is pretty amusing.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:00 AM
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I Think this one's fairly new. The Ninja Professional Food Blender. Has anyone bought one? Please Report! http://ninjablender.org/


I think you might get a pretty good idea of its reliability by reading the comments at the bottom of the website listed.  Nearly half of them are requests or comments about repair or replacement of parts that wore out.  With a relatively new item, this should not be happening already.  It sounds to me like it is not made to hold up well, so I would never buy one.


Recently both Sam's Club and Costco have started to sell the Ninja.  As I'm happy with our Cuisinart, so we have no need for the Ninja which seems to be a very sturdy device.
 
But, as both wholesale clubs have a great "no questions" return policy I'd think that trying one of their Ninjas would be a no risk proposition. 
 
Also, over the years I have noticed that neither company sells junk:  the 12 piece heavy duty Kirkland tri-clad steel/copper cookware set we bought 10 years ago for $199 beats the crap out of All-Clad at a third the price; it is now available for $10 less than we paid then!  It cooks VERY evenly and cleans up great with just soap, water, and a ScotchBrite pad.  Do not confuse this with the "non-stick" crap.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:04 AM
After seeing the ShamWow commercial a zillion times we picked up some at the Texas State Fair a few years ago.
 
They really work as advertised.  Please read the directions that tells you first to dampen, then wring out for them to work as advertised.
 
 

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:10 AM
Cuisinart now makes a much higher quality version of that ceramic knife that was advertised so much a while back (the one that cuts filings off a knife steel then slices a tomato wafer-thin). 
 
A month ago I bought a pack of 3 different sizes at Sam's for $29.  They work GREAT!

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:22 AM
Cuiinart also has perfected the "Forman-style Grill" -- it "lists" for $149; Macy's and Kohl's have it for $129, and Sam's & Costco sell it for $69.  The best things about it is that it has a "sear" setting that is great for "indoor grilling" thick ribeyes and with the removable plates it's a snap to clean.  It also has griddle plates for pancakes, etc.  And, of course, it does great grilled cheese and paninis.  This is the best $69 I ever spent for any kitchen gadget - much less than one I first saw in an infomercial. 
 
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11600425&search=griddler&Mo=1&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=griddler&Ntt=griddler&No=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:23 AM
I am not gonna try to talk Roadfood into buying one but...I like the Shake Weight.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:25 AM
Has anyone tried those plastic slats that purportedly fix sagging couch seats?

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 1:25 PM
Still have my old GF grill, I really only use it as a sandwich press now. The only things I ever found it good for was sandwiches and drying out chicken breast.
 
My mom will occasionally give me some things you'll see on tv as xmas presents, I've gotten the pasta maker tube (barely worked), and recently, that spatula with the gripper handle. It's still in the box.
 
Don't know if it's still there, but there used to be an "As Seen On TV" store in Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, WA. I bought a few cheap things from there, but don't remember anything other than that electrode thingie that you're supposed to use to give your abs a workout. It wasn't the belt, it actually had 6 sticky electrodes you could stick anywhere. I mainly got it as a joke (I think it was 20 bucks), and we liked to sit around the living room at parties and attach it to our faces and see how much voltage we could take before it got to be too much. That's about all it was good for.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 10:51 PM
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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 02/14/12 11:37 PM
CCinNJ


I am not gonna try to talk Roadfood into buying one but...I like the Shake Weight.


Here you go!

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 12:29 AM
MetroplexJim:  Wouldn't wood slats do the exact same thing as those plastic boards?

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 8:09 AM
Our "Moving Men" silicon bottomed pads work pretty dang well

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 8:53 AM
mar52


MetroplexJim:  Wouldn't wood slats do the exact same thing as those plastic boards?


I think the two Sumo wrestlers might break wooden ones.  And, as I weigh 225, so might I.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 10:51 AM
SeamusD


Still have my old GF grill, I really only use it as a sandwich press now.

 
yup, that's when I pull it out, too.


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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 2:40 PM
MetroplexJim:
 
Check CVS in your area.  They carry the As seen on TV products here.  If you don't like them, you can return them.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Wed, 02/15/12 4:22 PM
NascarDad


Our "Moving Men" silicon bottomed pads work pretty dang well


I like the "Moving Men" also.  I keep these handy all the time. 

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Thu, 02/16/12 9:55 AM
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Woohoo!  Vince is back!!

I don't know if he has a full-length infomercial or not, but the commercial I've seen is pretty amusing.


As they no longer make refills for the floor-roller "lint remover" we were looking for something like this, so I placed an order.
 
Thanks!

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Thu, 02/16/12 10:18 AM
I like the traditional stand & yell format for the infomercials. Montel Williams showmercials with Sylvia Browne & the husky kids are eh.

I could watch the Magic Bullet infomercial at least 5 times in a row.
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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Fri, 02/17/12 6:31 PM
My husband bought me a Slap Chop. I used it once and haven't been able to put it back together right. No big loss. I guess I should throw it out.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Fri, 02/17/12 10:20 PM
I received one of the Martha Stewart/Macy's versions for Christmas two years ago in a baby blue color. First, it doesn't chop very well. Second, the unit is near impossible to clean. The blades are fixed to the plunger and spring and unremovable, so you have to immerse it and work up there with a tooth brush. Then there's that shroud that goes over the blades with the zig-zag opening. That thing quit staying put and clicking in place after the first few months. I don't know who made this for them if it's a cheap independent or a mainstream company. Thumbs down for this . Far easier to use a knife for the amount.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Sat, 02/18/12 4:28 PM
Not sure if the Vidalia Chop Wizard is from the same company. My friend Kit has one and Marone! give me a knife.

There is a grid on top that is a PITA to clean. They provide some kind of comb...but yikes what a project.

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Sun, 02/19/12 10:29 AM
agnesrob


My husband bought me a Slap Chop. I used it once and haven't been able to put it back together right. No big loss. I guess I should throw it out.


Remember when Vince first aired this ad he had a line "You'll love my nuts!" that was soon "censored"?

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 03/6/12 11:59 AM
The my lil pie maker is cute...

https://www.mylilpiemaker.com/?mid=1355885

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Tue, 03/6/12 1:03 PM
Got my "Schtickie".  Went for the double order.  IT ROCKS!!! https://schticky.com/ .
 
Also, I saw this pillow infomercial and by happenstance there was a "home show" at the nearby Allen Event Center.  Bought one and OMG ...  it actually works as advertised.  I mean, it's truly amazing!  http://www.mypillow.com/

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Re:TV Informecial Products That Actually Work - Fri, 03/9/12 8:41 AM
Anybody else try this:
 
 http://www.mypillow.com/
I fall asleep more quickly, don't "toss, turn, & wake up", and Mrs. Metro is VERY happy with the "snoring" reduction.

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