All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Kitchen gadgets are such easy targets for unitasker selections that I almost feel like I’m cheating when I choose one to feature. This week’s selection was so outrageous, though, that I had to run it. Introducing the brie baker:
What makes the brie baker so bizarre is that it is 7″ in diameter. The standard wheel of French brie is between 9″ and 15″ in diameter, making this dish completely useless for the majority of brie on the market. There are also mini brie wheels, but they’re 4.5″ in diameter, which doesn’t work with the dish, either. Now, I don’t know about you, but size seems like an arbitrary method for selecting cheese to serve to guests and/or family. Maybe I’m weird, but I buy cheese based on flavor, not size.
The other thing that is weird about the brie baker is that it has an incredibly shallow lid. Again, there isn’t a standard height for French brie, so it can be taller than the 2.75″ lid provided. Specifically, a wheel of mini brie might be as tall as 3″ or 4″, similar to a Camembert. This lid would just wobble on top of the brie instead of protecting it.
The uncluttered way to bake brie is to bake it in whatever baking dish you already own, cover it with the lid of your baking dish, and then move the brie to a plate you also already own for serving. No storage space sacrificed for a brie baker you’ll rarely ever use, and no need to buy cheese based on its diameter.
It is a pretty little dish, though. Sadly, pretty doesn’t make it functional.