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Cookware

Most useless kitchen gadget?

Pantagruel | Aug 6, 200512:25 PM     101

In the Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal section yesterday, the Catalog Critic was about iced tea makers. The article begins with this question:

"We wondered: is it worth paying $15 to $60 for a contraption that saves the effort of pouring our tea from pot to pitcher and sticking it in the fridge?"

At the risk of seeming prejudiced, since I've never owned an iced tea maker, I'll answer with an emphatic, No, it's not worth it.

A far greater issue than the cost, which is trivial, would be the amount of space one of these things would waste. Because my kitchen is dimensionally challenged, I've decided to forego many utensils and machines that seem interesting but are not essential. But of all the useless gadgets I've ever heard of, an iced tea maker seems to be the absolute most useless.

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