All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
Remember Dave’s recent post about not needing to swat a fly with a Buick? I think this week’s unitasker could have been featured as the poster child for that concept. It’s a whole-lotta tool for not-a-lotta job. Introducing the Chef’n Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool:
If you’re like me and have no idea how someone might use this device, let me direct you to a YouTube video demonstrating how to use the Chef’n Grapefruiter Citrus Sectioning Tool. Careful observation of this video will have you noticing the grapefruit had to first be cut in half with a knife. So, to use the Citrus Sectioning Tool you have to dirty it and a knife … a knife that could easily do the exact same thing. A knife that you already own. A knife that doesn’t have an extra –er tagged onto the end of it for some unknown reason — Grapefruiter?
In case you’ve never sectioned a grapefruit (or orange or one of those cross-breed citrus fruits), check out this other YouTube video demonstrating the simple method I was taught as a child to section a grapefruit with a knife. And, you’ll notice in my preferred method, you can also julienne the sections and dice them and do more fancy things and not call the tool a knifer!
I’m sure the unitasker does a nice job and sections grapefruiter exactly as it describes, but it’s one of those devices that only duplicates one of the thousands of actions you can easily perform with a knife.
Finally, thanks to reader Jillian for bringing this device to our attention.