All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
This week’s selection is one of those adorable little kitchen items that seems benign until you realize it’s completely pointless. Introducing Yolkfish:
This $17 unitasker even has an infomercial, but sadly it lacks the person who doesn’t know how to do the task without the device (which is by far the best part of any good infomercial).
If you didn’t watch the infomercial, Yolkfish works by separating egg yolks from egg whites by squeezing the fish’s belly and sucking up the yolk into it. Cute, except you can use the egg shell, that thing the egg comes in, to separate out the yolks. If you don’t want to use the shell, any plastic bottle in your recycling bin will pull out the yolk or even a turkey baster (make that turkey baster a multitasker!). You can also use your hands! (And then, wash your hands, obviously.)
I always do a check before choosing a unitasker to make sure we haven’t featured it or something very much like it before, and I was a little surprised to see how many egg unitaskers we have written about over the years. Apparently, the simple egg is inspiration for a ridiculous number of them: the Vacu Vin Egg Pillow, the Egg Minder Internet Connected Egg Tray, the plastic Egg and Spoon Race Game, Piercy the Egg Piercer, the Rollie Eggmaster, the Egg Cuber, Eggies, then there are at least five more egg unitaskers I’m not listing because this list is getting insanely long, and finally the one with the best infomercial ever, the EZ Cracker.
Thanks go to the dozen folks who emailed us about Yolkfish. He’s a cute little unitasker … even if he is unnecessary …