It slices, it dices -- and it's on the Internet! Yes, those wacky products
formerly found only on TV can now be purchased online. Here's a sampling. Be sure to have your credit cards ready....
The Onion Machine.
Here's what Telebrands had to say about this
amazing kitchen tool (It's so good, I had to quote it.): "Now you can make
delicious, stunning onion creations right in your own home. It's true! With
The Great American Steakhouse Onion Machine, it's easy to create
mouth-watering onion treats for less than a dollar each. That's right!"
Price: $19.99 plus $4.99 s/h. Incentive: Free deep-fry basket and recipe
book with each order.
No tools, no mess and no hardware needed! The Shelf
Master's GraviTyte Anchor-Lock Mechanism (it sounds so scientific) anchors
the corner shelf to any room in your home. Another "hot product" from
Telebrands. Price: Set of four for $19.90 plus $4.95 s/h. Incentive: Buy
multiple sets for less money.
"EuroSealer seals food fresh!" says ontelevision.com.
With its "patented micro-thermal technology," the EuroSealer creates an
airtight seal that locks in freshness. Even liquids won't get through this
sucker. Price: $19.99 plus $5.99 s/h. Incentive: Magnetic back keeps
EuroSealer handy on your refrigerator.
With all the jokes that people make about this product (it
cuts hair while sucking it into your vacuum), it has become a tv classic. You can find it at ontelevision.com. Price: $79.99 plus
$10.99 s/h. Incentive: We'll get back to you on that....
The Bun and Thigh Sculptor
Intriguing name, no? This Cyberbrands
product claims you'll discover the four key exercises to firming hips, thighs
and buttocks. Resembles a high-tech Thighmaster. Price: $39.95 plus $9.95
s/h. Incentive: Sculpted buns and thighs?
Yet another interesting product name. "This amazing pet
mitt is the quick, easy, no-mess way to care for your pets," says
Cyberbrands. Price: $7.95 plus $3.50 s/h. Incentive: Price on TV --
surprisingly enough -- is $19.95.
You've seen it on "Rosie" and "er." Now practice Billy Blanks'
insanely popular workout in the privacy of your own home. The two-video set
claims it will "get you energized!" Find it at ASONTV.COM. Price: $49.95
plus $7.95 s/h. Incentive: Coupon for third workout video.
George Foreman's Mini Grilling Machine
How can you pass up anything
hocked by a former boxing champ? The Grilling Machine's "patented grooves"
carry run-off grease and fat into a separate tray, and the product's "unique, patented
contact design" makes for evenly-grilled food. Another ASONTV.COM product.
Price: $39.95 plus $6.95 s/h. Incentive: Price on TV is $49.95.
Peels potatoes, fruits and vegetables. Dishwasher safe.
ASONTV.COM. 'Nuff said. Price: $24.95 plus $6.95 s/h. Incentive: Price
on TV is $29.95.
Barbara Mandrell's Nail Cross Necklace Set
Mandrell, Joan Rivers
and plenty of other celebs sell their stuff on QVC. We're talking everything
from clothes and jewelry to books and CDs. Price: $34.50 plus $3.97 s/h.
Incentive: Owning a Barbara Mandrell design?
Inside-The-Shell Electric Egg Scrambler
I'm not quite sure how this
works, but it claims to make perfect fresh toast and omelettes. From
Ronco.com. (Owner Ron Popeil is the Godfather of Infomercials.) Price:
$19.95 plus $3.50 s/h. Incentive: No more runny, slimy egg white?
Electric Food Dehydrator
This wonder product, also from Ronco.com,
makes everything from beef jerky to yogurt. Price: $39.98 plus $14.50 s/h.
Incentive: A free knife and three-year extended service contract.
Aside from Ron Popeil's gadgets, most products are
available at all the aforementioned sites. While prices are usually
comparable, sometimes you can find a bargain. For example, the HgG Ionic
Toothbrush -- which removes plaque, freshens breath and helps reduce gum
disease by changing the polarity of your teeth -- costs $19.99 at
ontelevision.com. Cyberbrands's price is $29.95. So do some surfing -- it
might save you some cash.