All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Halloween is less than a week away and gourds of all shapes and sizes are popping up in fields and on dining tables and adorning stoops and front porches. These gourds may be small, hefty, orange, yellow, green, brown, round, club shaped, bottle shaped, painted, or carved. One thing is for certain — Americans love gourds in late October. Gourds! Gourds! Gourds!
If you have plans to carve your gourd into a jack-o-lantern, I’m sure you have acquired all your special pumpkin-carving tools: knives and ice cream scoop. If you’re a fancy pumpkin carver, you’ve probably also put that grapefruit spoon to use on “shadow” work. (Look at that, grapefruit spoons have more than one purpose!) The really hardcore among you, however, might also whip out your drill and attach the Pumpkin Gutter drill bit!
This bad boy will gut the innards out of your pumpkin faster than you can say, “Why do I need this when I can use an ice cream scoop?”
Granted, the video demonstration of the tool is pretty kick arse and if you have dozens of gourds to gut this Halloween, or if you’re a professional gourd artist like my friend Angela Lexow, I can see how this device could be useful (surprisingly, the Amazon reviews are all sincere five-star rankings). I’m just sticking with my ice cream scoop, though, as I’m usually a one- or two-gourd gutting gal each Halloween. Plus, ye olde ice cream scoop allows me to put my biceps to work scooping and scraping out all those guts.
Our appreciation goes to reader Danielle for introducing us to this seasonally appropriate unitasker. Happy (early) Halloween!