Unitasker Wednesday: Pros/Cons notepad

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

I love cutie stationery and have more notebooks, note cards, and sticky notes than the average bear. However, when Jeri emailed me a link to this notepad I had to laugh. If ever there was a reason not to have a specialty pad of paper, this obvious unitasker is certainly it. The Pros/Cons Notepad:

I guess this highly specialized notepad is for all those times you forget how to draw a straight line down the middle of a sheet of paper? Which, if you can write, I’m assuming is never.

Also, how often do people actually make handwritten Pros/Cons lists? Besides seniors in high school trying to determine what to do with their lives after graduation or as plot devices in novels, are Pros/Cons lists really something people make? And, with such frequency as to need a designated pad of paper to do so?

Oooooh! I know! Let’s make a Pros/Cons list about buying this pad of paper!

Pros: It’s mildly entertaining for about four seconds.
Cons: Its purpose can be recreated without it, it’s rarely needed, and it costs $8 that could be spent on things more useful and/or more entertaining.

Hey, look at that, I made a Pros/Cons list without the specialty paper and my problem was solved!

Unitasker Wednesday: Spiders in your toilet vinyl decal

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Like millions of people, I am an arachnophobe. I’ve had bad experiences with spiders, such as one crawling on my face while I was driving, so I feel that my fears are somewhat justified (albeit irrational seeing as a spider has never actually harmed me in any way). And I know we don’t usually mention decorations as unitaskers because they’re folly and no one thinks otherwise. HOWEVER, this week’s selection qualifies as the world’s worst unitasker because it’s a decoration that is straight up mean. Cruel. The most horrible thing ever.

Introducing the spiders in your toilet vinyl decal for your toilet seat lid:

Just in time for Halloween, you can give all your house guests with arachnophobia severe panic attacks. And, if you live in a mansion, you can buy a package of 12 decals for just $34 and spider-up all your toilets! No toilet will be safe! Panic attacks for everyone!

Seriously, if I went to a party and this decal were on a toilet, I would leave the party. Even if I didn’t need to use the restroom, I would leave upon learning about the decals. So, I guess the moral of this story is if you don’t want me to come to your party, buy and use these unitaskers on your toilet seat lids.

Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe and make good choices on Saturday.

Unitasker Wednesday: Rotisserie

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My fourteenth wedding anniversary is in a few weeks and my husband keeps asking me what I want. I know exactly what I want, but the problem is that it’s a total unitasker. I want a ridiculously large Rotisserie:

Thanks to Michael Ruhlman’s fabulously educational cookbook Twenty, I know how to roast a beautiful chicken in my oven. It’s easy and there’s not much mess and the bird is delicious … BUT I STILL WANT THE ROTISSERIE!

It’s not logical. The thing is enormous. (On the plus side, most of it is dishwasher safe.) I have no need for it, though. But I want it, want it, want it!

Sigh.

The next time you’re contemplating buying a unitasker, just know you’re not alone. Even the Unclutterer longs to add unitaskers to her home.

Unitasker Wednesday: Portable Pizza Pouch

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Mmmmmm, pizza. It’s a sphere of joy containing vegetables, dairy, grains, and protein. And now, it’s an anytime-anywhere food, thanks to the Portable Pizza Pouch:

Worn around your neck like a backstage pass to your favorite concert, the Portable Pizza Pouch allows you to take your favorite slice with you — To work! Around the house! Your grandson’s birth! Even your daughter’s doctoral hooding ceremony!

Where can’t you wear a slice of pizza?

Thanks to the dozens of people who shared this unitasker with us.

Unitasker Wednesday: Steel Wine Bottle and Glass Holder

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You know ALL those times you’re camping, when you’re drinking wine in super-breakable-and-hard-to-pack wine glasses, but you’re soooooooo drunk that holding a wine glass is just too much? Well, FINALLY, there is a solution for at least one of your problems — the Steel Wine Bottle and Glass Holder:

Because if there is anything someone who is too drunk to hold a glass should have, it is access to five pointy steel rods, glass glasses, and wine that is sure to stain!

Come on, drunk wine-drinking campers, have you never heard about insulated sippy cups? Now there is a safer solution to one of your problems.

Unitasker Wednesday: Bathroom Guest Book

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Have you ever sat down on a toilet and wondered “who has peed here before”? Well, wonder no longer with the Bathroom Guest Book:

Yes, the Bathroom Guest Book takes the guess work out of wondering who has shared your commode. Who left the seat up? Let me check …

But that’s not all! Why stop at the bathroom when you can have guest books for your couch! And even your bed! (Oh my, that can’t end well.)

Unitasker Wednesday: OnPot Lid Rest

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This is one of those unitaskers that makes me questions my intellect. I say this because I look at it and have no idea why resting a lid over the top of a pot is a better idea than resting a lid upside-down on the kitchen counter (or stove or island or table or any convenient work surface near a stove). How does the OnPot Lid Rest improve cooking?

I’ll be honest, I’m fairly certain it doesn’t improve cooking. I think it simply adds another gadget to the cooking process. Another step to get it out of the cupboard. Another item to clean. Another thing to store. And another thing to forget you own when you go back to resting lids upside-down on the stove or counter because that is super easy. Heck, sometimes, you don’t even have to set a lid down, you can simply hold it in your non-dominant hand while you stir your food.

And doesn’t it look like at any moment the pot could tip over?

There are just so many gadgets and doodads out there to supposedly help people in the kitchen, yet they don’t seem to do that at all. Now, if you really want to learn how to be a decent home cook, I strongly recommend picking up my new favorite cookbook The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. The gadgets it recommends in the book actually improve your cooking, not clutter up your kitchen. (I should also mention Alton Brown’s cookbooks are great, too.)

Unitasker Wednesday: Knock on Wood Block

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Things are getting out of hand, people! Three of you emailed to let me know that the Knock on Wood Stickers we featured two weeks ago were only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in the superstitious unitasker market. Apparently, the extremely superstitious have an even more pointless option to waste their money on that comes in the form of the Knock on Wood Block:

Not only is it unitaskery, it’s also a BLOCK OF HARD WOOD. Why in the world would someone walk around with a Knock on Wood Block in their purse or backpack when they could carry a small (free!) stick instead? (Or, I don’t know, walk outside and hit a tree?)

Seriously, things are out of hand.

Unitasker Wednesday: Perfect Pancake Pan

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There is no need for me to discuss the unitaskerness of this device because it is so over-the-top unitaskery it could be the poster child for all unitaskers. Introducing the Perfect Pancake Pan:

A pan. Just for pancakes. For people who have apparently never heard of griddles.

Griddles, people! GRIDDLES! They’re amazing and extremely useful and you can make pancakes AND sausages, hash browns, eggs, bacon, and most everything else you want for breakfast on just a single griddle.

Thankfully, there is an infomercial full of people who don’t know how to make pancakes for us to enjoy (and mock) as a consolation prize:

Unitasker Wednesday: Knock on Wood Stickers

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Are you highly superstitious? Do you believe in jinxes? Do you follow up statements like “knock on wood” by actually knocking on wood? Do you ever have to hunt for hours to actually find a piece of wood to knock upon because you live somewhere without trees? Well, search for wood to knock upon no longer! With Knock on Wood portable adhesive real-wood stickers you’ll never be in the lurch:

Phew! Now superstitious people who live in barren deserts will never be without their jinx protection.

Unitasker Wednesday: LED Faucet Light

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I’m completely at a loss for words about this week’s unitasker selection. I just. I, um. Uhhhhhhh! Maybe you have words for it because I certainly don’t. The LED Faucet Light:

I guess, if I were to say anything it would be to say it only costs three dollars so at least you wouldn’t be wasting a lot of money if you bought it and turned your home faucets into their own Vegas nightclubs. But, seriously, when did tap water need to be lit by LEDs? When did lit water become a thing we as humans spend our mental energy developing, producing, and buying? Sigh.

Unitasker Wednesday: Flip-It! cap

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This week’s unitasker selection is one of those that when you first look at it you think, “oh, that’s not a unitasker.” But then, after a few minutes, you realize how absolutely unnecessary it is. Introducing the Flip-It! cap:

Yes, sometimes liquid gets stuck at the bottom of a container. But you know what? You can turn the bottle upside down without a special cap! Almost all lids are flat, so this isn’t an issue. If the cap is some where round thing, just rest the bottle against something else in your refrigerator, bathroom, laundry room, wherever. Your jar of pickles and applesauce can be multi-taskers. Wheeeeeee!!

Thanks to reader Bry for sharing this unitasker with us.