Thursday, February 25, 2010
Grater Plater. Don't Know Why, But This Made Me Sad.
Pictured above is a fairly harmless piece of pottery. It is the type of thing that you might find in any random French knick-knack shop. This item is a small, textured plate useful for grating garlic, or maybe a hard cheese. Heck, in Japan I believe they have similar devices for grating wasabi. A simple and useful kitchen item without a doubt. So you may be asking yourself, what exactly makes you sad about this Mr. Dave?
Well, here you go-
Check out the "Grater Plater" at the "As Seen on TV" website. "Grate cheese with ease" they tell you, "for zest it is the best" they swear. The product is billed as a "new innovative grating system." I don't know why, but I hate this. Something about the packaging of such a simple, useful, and time tested apparatus in such a slick and smarmy manner puts me off. It is like taking a mortar and pestle, renaming it the Crush-o-matic 2000, and advertising that the "Crush-o-matic 2000 is the latest in spice obliterating technology." Billy Mays, I'm sorry that you are dead and all, but this was a lame idea. For shame.