All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
I’m glad reader Jeri included a description with her submission of this week’s unitasker because I had no idea what it was just looking at the image:
I didn’t even know Cauliflower Corers were a thing. Where I come from, tubes with sharp things on the end of them are used for digging holes for fence posts.
Maybe, and I loosely use the word maybe, someone working in a restaurant that serves a ridiculous amount of cauliflower might be able to use such a device. However, I still would assume using a knife would be faster — it only takes five cuts to completely remove a cauliflower’s core with a knife. I also know a knife works on every size head of cauliflower, whereas this device would shred up a small head of cauliflower. For home use, this device is complete overkill and would take up way more storage space than a multipurpose knife.
(Don’t know how to quickly core a cauliflower without this device? eHow has a short video posted on YouTube explaining how easy it is to remove the core from cauliflower.)
I tried to come up with legitimate suggestions for ways to be able to use this on something other than cauliflower, and, except for using it on the obvious broccoli or to dig holes for fence posts, I was stumped. It possibly looks like it could be useful on a first-generation Diaper Genie. The plastic liner cutter that comes with the old Diaper Genies is pretty much worthless. However, scissors work just fine, so I’m still at a loss for legitimate alternate uses for the Cauliflower Corer. Attach it to an enormous pastry bag to decorate a giant cake? Wear it as a dangerous hat?
Thank you, Jeri, for finding and sharing with us this incredibly specific unitasker.