Unitasker Wednesday: Seed-Out

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

Warning: This week’s product manufacturer states in all of their marketing materials that their plastic device “will blow your mind with its simplicity and effectiveness!” So if your mind blows out of your head, we want you to know that we are not liable but that we will miss your readership. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

Okay, ready for what is going to blow your mind? Here it is, the Seed-Out:

I don’t know how you are still reading this since your mind has been blown. I’m truly impressed that what looks like a plastic dog bowl did not cause your brain to blast through your skull. You must be desensitized to things that are simple and effective. I commend you, whatever your super human powers are.

The Seed-Out is a device that helps you to remove seeds from a pomegranate. It’s based on the method Martha Stewart uses for removing pomegranate seeds easily from their membranes. You slice off the tiniest sliver of the bottom of a pomegranate, score the skin, break it in half (don’t cut through it or you’ll nick the seeds and cause them to explode), and then beat the pomegranate with the back of a spoon to extracate the seeds into a bowl. Instead of using your hand to hold the pomegranate while you whack it the way Martha does, this device allows you to set the pomegranate down on it. Why yes, you could simply place a cooling rack you already own over a bowl and set the pomegranate on the rack if you didn’t want to use your hand and avoid having to buy the Seed-Out … but details, details.

I hope this device didn’t actually blow your mind the way the product description said it would. That would be horrible. And, thanks to reader Spud for recommending this unitasker to us.

8 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Seed-Out”

  1. posted by maxie on

    What if I don’t have one of those special spoons? Will it still work?

    Seriously, he cut the pomegranate in half, which cut through a bunch of seeds which spilled the juice. FAIL!

  2. posted by OTOH on

    Cook’s Illustrated liked these, though. They gave it a “Recommended.”

  3. posted by Alice F. on

    Thanks for the hilarious write-up – it brightened my day. :)

  4. posted by Jen on

    Yes, but for only $20 more you can get one with a lid http://www.amazon.com/exec/obi.....atizer-20/

    I don’t know how I’ve survived so long without one…

  5. posted by Viv on

    OTOH… I wonder how much a “recommended” costs?

  6. posted by Rebecca on

    Come on, come on! The best part of these posts is coming here to read the comments – someone ALWAYS has to have a butt-hurt response of how great the item really is… no one on this one??? LOL

  7. posted by WilliamB on

    I have noticed that recently Cook’s Illustrated have given positive recommendations to items reviewed here a risible unitaskers. That definitely doubles my enjoyment of both Unclutterer and Cook’s Illustrated.

    The funny thing is, CI – on their America’s Test Kitchen Feed site – posted a video of a unitasker-free way to deal with a pomegranate. Summary: cut it in half and whack the hell out of it with a serving spoon.
    http://www.americastestkitchen.....eds-video/

  8. posted by Doe on

    “Don’t be shy…smack it hard!”

    lol

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