As Seen On TV Handy Can Opener Review – This past holiday season I had the opportunity to test out a couple of “As Seen On TV” products that are to assist you in the kitchen and make your life just a little bit easier when preparing food. I’ve included videos that show simple demonstrations of each of these kitchen products:
Handy Can Opener – This product claims that “With one touch this battery operated can opener “walks” around the can and then shuts off automatically” and it does exactly that.
I tried different size cans ever since receiving this product, and it worked every single time with every style of can. So after testing it many times I finally made a video using it to open a can of tuna prior to making a tuna salad for the holidays. Simple and easy it is, just place it on the can, push the button and either watch it do its thing, or utilize the time and get other things accomplished at the same time. There were no sharp edges on the lid or the can when it is finished. At times you have to snap the lid off the can as shown in the video, but in most cases it removes it 100% and lifts off when removing the opener and stays attached to the magnet. This is a battery operated product that takes two AA batteries that are not included, so no cords to fuss with. Great gift idea and a reliable product. We’ve Tried It and we love it!
As Seen On TV EGGstractor Review Video – This past holiday season I had the opportunity to test out a couple of “As Seen On TV” products that are to assist you in the kitchen and make your life just a little bit easier when preparing food. I’ve included videos that show simple demonstrations of each of these kitchen products:
EGGstractor – This product claims to “peel hard boiled eggs instantly!” as well as “peels eggs 10x faster & easier!”
It comes with a plastic base, an accordion style pump and a 101-egg recipe guide. Let’s get straight to it; I gave this thing a try on multiple occasions before making the video with no prevail. I really wanted it to work, but it just did not. Even though there are detailed instructions (literally a book) included, I know how to hard boil an egg and have been doing so for decades. My method is to place eggs in cold water with a tablespoon of baking soda, bring water to boil, cover and remove from heat for exactly 10-minutes and then place eggs in an ice bath to cool immediately. My eggs typically peel easily and without frustration, not in this case using the EGGstractor; it is a workout that takes longer than just peeling the eggs yourself. I even went out of my way and bought different types of eggs to be fair to this product, I purchased some from Costco, Target and Cub Foods during the trial period of having this; but still, I couldn’t get a single egg to come out as clean as I would by just peeling it by hand. It also claims on the box to be fun and easy. Watch the video below and ask yourself, does that look fun and easy to you? We’ve Tried It, and we will skip it.
Spirooli Spiral Slicer Review: This is the latest As Seen On TV product that We’ve Tried It put to the test. Check out the video. Not only will you get to see the Spirooli in action, you will also learn how to make Avocado Basil Pesto.
I thought the Spirooli was quick and easy as well as the clean up. However, with it being light, if not held down securely with one hand it can jump from the counter while you are rotating the handle with the other. It does have suction cup feet, but we used the cutting board for the visual and they did not suction to the board. It also makes a plastic-on-plastic squeak when rotating handle sometimes. I will continue to use it and try other vegetables. 6/10
Avocado Basil Pesto Ingredients:
1 cup basil
1 clove of garlic
Handful of pine nuts
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Sun dried tomatoes
Throw the first 4 ingredients into food processor. Process until everything is well combined. Mix in juice of half a lemon. Season with sea salt and pepper to desired liking.
The sauce was a little too thick for my liking so I added about a tablespoon of olive oil. This is optional. For the zucchini noodles, I just spiraled one med zucchini. I topped off this recipe with sun dried tomatoes.
My Fun Fish Tank Review. Shirley ordered more As Seen On TV products! This time around she bought each of our daughters a My Fun Fish Tank. The product claims to be self-cleaning, which translates to no cleaning for the moms.
My Fun Fish the aquarium that cleans itself like magic. Just add clean water and the dirty water flows out the cleaning spout. My Fun Fish Tank is always crystal clear and provides you fish with a happy, healthy home. My Fun Fish Tank as seen on TV will captivate your family’s imagination with an incredible water world. My Fun Fish Tank any room into an under-water world of discovery. Include My Fun Fish Tank, 1 white LED light, stones and plant. Fish not included.
As Seen On TV Potato Express Review: Shirley was once again shopping in the As Seen On TV section of the store and ended up coming home with the Potato Express.
Check out our review video to see if the product works like they claim: Perfect potatoes in 4 minutes…
As Seen On TV website says, “Perfect oven baked potatoes in just 4 minutes with Potato Express. Potato Express as seen on TV is the fastest, easiest way to cook perfect oven baked potatoes in the microwave. The secret is the unique insulation design that creates a steam pocket to give your potato just the right amount of moisture; you will have a tender skin and delicious fluffy inside every time.”
We were happy with how the potatoes turned out when they were finally done. Even though it took a bit longer for them cook than advertised it is still very fast for cooking 2 large potatoes and they were done perfectly. In the oven it would have taken at least 45 minutes to bake.
You can purchase the Potato Express here for $9.95. Have you seen any products lately you think we should try? Comment below and we will check them out.