In a flyer over the weekend, I spotted what must be one of the most useless kitchen gadgets ever: an electric martini mixer. Seriously. It looks like someone watched one of the big paint can mixers in a hardware store and thought “hmmm… there must be a way I can sell this to consumers.” You can buy one for the low, low price of $99.99. Take a look.
Ah, but in the process of googling a link, I also see there’s a lower price alternative ($49.99 on sale) with an imported glass carafe no less (altogether now: “OOoooo”) — and, possibly more terrifying, what appears to be an historical antecedent from the 1930s!
I wonder why it never caught on.