So I couldn’t resist picking out a few of my favorite unnecessary, overpriced items. Here are my four top picks that no kitchen is complete without!
The Marshmallow Shooter. For those times when you need to shoot the marshmallows into your hot chocolate from 30 feet away. And as the description boasts, “unlike other marshmallow blasters—it comes with an LED sight that projects a safe beam of red light to help locate a target for accuracy.” So you can hit even the smallest of mug openings! Obviously, this is a bargain at just $24.95.
The Marshmallow Bazooka. Unlike the marshmallow shooter, this bazooka is made for war not hot chocolate. It shoots jumbo marshmallows up to 40 feet, obviously for when you want to pound your enemies with edible treats. Because, who wouldn’t want to lay some sugar on the opposition? (On a side note, wtf? Does SkyMall really love shooting marshmallows at people, or is this some weird trend I have yet to catch onto?)
Italian-Style Pizza Oven. In theory this is like a fondue set; you and your friends sit around and have fun making your food together and creating mini pizzas! And yes, while it is adorable, it’s also $129, and it’s one of those things that you’ll use exactly once and then it will sit in a closet for five years until you finally decide to throw it out in the garage sale. So get a fondue set instead for, like 20 bucks.
The Pop-Up Hot Dog Cooker. Looking at this really skeeves me out. Just imagine the moment when everything pops up. Ding! Then again, if you eat hot dogs every day, this might be a good buy for you. If not, just use your toaster oven or a microwave. Or, just stop eating hot dogs altogether.