Ok... As I've been shopping over my summer break, I've seen a couple things that make me go Hmmm.
1. Really? A separate pan for warming butter? How much cooking are you doing and how much butter are you using that you need this? Or maybe I should ask how much extra disposable income do you have that this is how you choose to spend it? Don't get me wrong, I love the concept. But not for the reasons a home cook who uses a lot of butter would love it. I love it because, well, first, butter. mmmm. You had me at butter. But secondly, I love it because of the idea that I'd so rarely have to wash it. Yeah! If I was using it for butter and only butter --and obviously, I'd be using it often because in this weird scenario I actually purchased a separate pan for warming butter-- then I could use it, leave it out, wipe it with a paper towel, and then use it again the next day. Genius! Especially for someone who doesn't really want to spend money on a new dishwasher yet.
2. A JUMBO butter warming pan? Because a butter warming pan for a cute little size 0 with Italian roots and a Hollywood family (I'm lookin' at you, Giada) is just not big enough. You're gonna need a bigger one. Paula, you are my hero. Because you'll see that skinny girl's 20 ounces of butter warming capacity, and raise her 12 ounces to make an ENTIRE QUART of butter warming capacity. Nicely played.
3. A free mini-Tide-to-go pen with the purchase of 30 gajillion AA batteries. What is going on here? Are these batteries being used in an electric turkey knife to commit a murder, Dexter-style??? Because if so, I don't think a little mini-Tide-to-go pen is gonna do the trick. Or maybe the batteries are for a trimmer for dog's claws... Then maybe a tide-to-go pen is just what you need for the mess on your carpet and Ikea loveseat. In conjunction with a lot of baking soda or salt, of course. Or perhaps the marketing team is imagining the batteries will be used in a cordless blender which will one day fulfill its destiny by creating a delicious smoothie with spinach in it. In that case, this is Einstein-level genius that the rest of us just can't see yet. Because about 3 times out of 4, if I enjoy a smoothie, I end up with a different top on because I had to change the one that got the spot on it. With this combo of batteries and stain-removal device, I could just touch up the spot, and not make an extra piece of laundry for myself. Thank you, Duracell/Tide superpartners. Thank you.
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