Kitchen Gadget Testing #46

Kitchen Gadget Testing #46

August 13, 2019 100 By William Morgan


(gasping)
(upbeat music) (clattering) (banging) (whoosh) – [Barry Lewis] Yeah, I told you Stuart, it’s not healthy to eat a
four year old tin of beans. Hi, everyone, hope you’re well. Welcome to Kitchen Gadget Testing 46! That was a seven, Kitchen
Gadget Testing 46. How the heck have we done this many, wow! Now, first up as always you can probably recite this
bit in your sleep already. But please consider commenting down below that some of these gadgets can
help people with disabilities before being going, “That’s rubbish!” All right? Because we’ve got a good mix today, I’m actually really
excited for this video. We’ve got some really useful ones and one epic, nostalgic, novelty moment. I’m so, oh my gosh! This is an apple, aka a pomme.
This is a pomme de terre, It’s basically an apple called Terry. I think terre is ground,
apple of the ground. Go see chicken of the
cave from Anchorman 2. We’re gonna need this in a bit. But first up, an absolutely
genius thing that I’ve seen. I’ve not tried it out yet,
very excited for this. Oh, this from OXO Good Grips, ching ching, is called the Quick Release Apple Corer. This is genius, if it works. So when it comes to coring
apples here in the house we actually have a favourite
one particularly for the kids. This is one where you
can sit your apple down, well if it’s got a tail that
is, sit it the other way round, push it down and it
will segment it for you. From time to time we just
want to core the apple so we will use this
one, the standard corer. Which is kind of what this one, as we’ll come to in a minute, replaces. Go in like that. Okay, so you go through,
you pull out your core. Yeah, not bad, but then it’s always this. I actually sometimes push through there and you’re hitting the serrated edge which is really dangerous. I don’t know if there’s etiquette
to getting this bit out. Because you kind of go like
that and you snap, look. You snap a stump off like
that, what do you do? I’m genuinely, if this is just user error, which of course we know it can be. (laughs) I don’t mind! It might make this redundant. We don’t know if this works yet. But this is a 100%
legitimate what I do at home. I’ll get like a, I am at home! What am I talking about? This is my, do I live here? I get a chopstick and just
push it out like that. Which isn’t bad, that’s
why I don’t hate it. But sometimes I have found
myself just doing that without a chopstick, with my finger. And catching it on a blade. So this is hopefully where this comes in. And straight from the bat you can see it’s got a bit of a wider circumference. Yeah, line up the corer with
the centre of the apple, squeeze the handle, and insert into apple. Okay, ready? Squeeze, and it’s in, and
it’s locked as one, like that. In we go. Ooh, I don’t like that feel. Because you still want
to twist it, don’t you? Let’s try it this way,
there we go, there we go. Ooh, boom. You like that? Straight out, holding tight of it. And then hopefully, I did
have a bowl here for a reason. (thud) Huh? How cool is that? It’s taken out a massive,
like a crater that is. Hello. So that’s your difference, yeah
it’s taken out quite a gap. But you can see like,
if you’re in a hurry, you’re making an apple pie,
you could just go like that, straight in, boom, like that. Uh! Yeah. Folks, there are two things in this world that can scare off vampires. Garlic and a fawn pug. (grunting) Yeah. (kissing) Disclaimer, the pug might not be true. Which is why if you are
gonna release a novelty item in the world of garlic chopping, you’re gonna call it
The Gracula, aren’t you? Yes you are. Saw this in a shop the other day. I was out, actually, trying
to buy some swim shorts. Ended up buying no swim
shorts, bought four gadgets. (laughing) Gracula Garlic Twist. One twist of his head and he’ll crush your
garlic to smithereens. (evil laughing) I was gonna dress up for that bit but the budget doesn’t stretch that far. Well I’m gonna wash it
and then we’ll test it. Bit close weren’t it. Right, you know how
you get your skins off. There’s a gadget for that, but of course. (shaking)
(funky music) See that? We gave our garlic a skin head. Okay, so I’ve given this a wash and there was nothing
else in the box at all. It was basically that,
something holding it in place. And there’s a base to it
which is like its cloak, and that’s his head. That’s the bit that sort of serrates. See, we’re gonna put the garlic in there. It’s got a little central spindle thing, and it’s these plastic blades which are just ultimately, as we go like that, it’s gonna crush it. (evil laughing) It does feel quite small capacity, I will say that from the off. And the box does actually
say, “Place the garlic clove.” So I wonder if it just does one at a time. So we’ll go for a fairly large one. We’ll stick that in there, you see? Like that, we’ve just gotta make sure that you’ve lined the circle up. It’s probably gonna crush it anyway. Let’s have a little listen. No, it didn’t. (laughs) It’s in, okay, it’s in. So now we twist back and forth. (funky music) Well, at first it was crushing loads but I can’t hear any more now. I’m just enjoying spinning
round Dracula’s head, really. It’s quite fun. Now I possibly would have liked it if they kind of felted out the bottom. But I think they might
have got around that because it might not be amazing,
because it could get stuck. So let’s have a look. You look for me, I haven’t looked yet. That’s pretty good. There’s a few bits up there
that you could just brush off with a little silicon brush
or something like that, little pastry brush. I like that, let’s put two in there. Oh, let’s live dangerously,
let’s load it up. Because I think it’ll be all right. So you really push it down
just to get the circle in. (grunting) Oh, actually now there’s four
cloves in there isn’t there? (funky music) And don’t worry, folks, I’m
not being paid to promote this or any other gadgets. If I ever do, I’ll disclaim that. You can count on me. (ba dum tiss drum sound) Sorry, my battery just
died on my microphone so I had swap that over there. Maybe you hopefully didn’t
see a difference there. We’re popping it out, boom. So we can definitely do
more than one bit of garlic. But there we go, that’s
done, I like it a lot. If you do like the gadgets
so far in this video, or any of the others, if
you look in the description there should be a link to buy that gadget if you wish to, and Amazon is so kind that they’ll actually give me 0.01% of any referrals that
I give, which is great because that helps pay for a garlic bulb. Basically, yeah. (laughing) This is a bit of a weird one, I don’t know if you have the
shop TK Max in your country, but we have one literally
around the corner from where we live, and that is an absolute gold mine for random products in general. I was in there about three weeks ago, and I spotted this thing. It was 7.99, click that link. (laughing) It’s a guided chopping
board, so this is basically, the packaging is supposed
to imitate a knife, okay, it’s just cardboard. Fits any knife. That’s not I knife, where’s
Mik Dundy when I need him? Dishwasher friendly, and BPA free. I don’t know what that
means, but I like it. (plastic pealing) Ooh, satisfying. (suspenseful music) I am Courgette-Man. So, I’m gonna try this with
the cardboard one first of all, we set the knife in there, we clamp it in, and we should be able to go like that. See how that moves? All right, so this is
obviously quite dangerous, I’m highly trained. Disclaimer, all those disclaimer things, be careful, seriously, please be careful. This is a very, very sharp knife. Get it flush, all right, we really want it to clamp on those discs there, don’t we. There we go, is that in? I can pull it out, oh
that’s a bit pants, aint it? Nah, see that just pulled out of it. Look! I’m gonna use a blunter knife,
this will take things off. Just got a slightly different
knife, it’s coming out. Yeah, that is not a good grip at all, but hey-ho, we’ve got good movement, you can sort of strafe,
and it’s coming out. It’s coming out. (laughing) No, if you take it over the notch, it seals it really well, but then it’s like it doesn’t wanna to be there. (snap) How has that affected the clamp? (laughing) It’s popped it over, okay. But that’s okay, we go, like this. Yes, it’s moving, but
look, it’s coming out. I need this for some ratatouille tonight. But the reason I talked
about the pomme de terre, earlier at the start of
the video was because I was thinking, we could
use this gadget, right, we can use this, and really make the most accurate french fries. (laughing) All so like, like a T-Rex
trying to cut a potato. It doesn’t feel comfortable,
it doesn’t feel natural, it feels, it does feel unsafe. Yeah, I think that a
much better manufacturer could probably make a
decent version of this if it doesn’t exist,
with like measurements on it and stuff like that as well. It’s got a good potential, but I think it’s also a scary device. Well I’ve got herbs actually, try herbs. Let’s try herbs. If you wanna feel like you’re a pro, (chopping) (laughs) Yeah, I mean that’s pretty fun. But that wants to come out,
look, it wants to come out. You want to come out. The one other thing I had an idea for it, is right behind your ear, ah, cheers. Cheers for the cheese. This kind of reminded me
as well, when I saw it, of like, you know you get
this flashy cheese cutters with the wires, kind of like that. So how you could go like that and get really accurate slice of
cheese no you couldn’t, because it’s popping out, its, (gasps) it’s actually, it’s broke! See this here, (snaps) that seal, look, look see, that bit
there, that is coming off. But my plan was to turn
it into some amazing sort of funky, accurate cheese slicer, I need to take it a bit closer. No, then it gets caught on there. (grunts) And then it’s breaking everywhere. I’m gonna leave this block of cheese for the kids and Mrs. B
because they love him. I can’t stand him. A bit like this gadget. As you guys know, it was
my birthday last week, and actually this time last year somebody bought me, for my
birthday, a pack of beer. Just a friend was like, “Hey, some beers.” These actually have a shelf
life, I didn’t realise, of less than a year. Not that you should leave them that long, they’ve just been out in the garage, and they’ve had cobwebs
on, I’ve given them a wash this morning, but
that’s fine, we need them. I need four, really. This, by Joseph Joseph, is the BarWise. Any way magnetic bottle opener. I saw this and I was like, “Wow, yes.” Catches caps as you open, which I really like the idea of. This is not my favourite bottle opener. Oh no, that goes to these babies. These are some flip-flops
I’ve had for blooming years, I think they’re made
by Reef, I need to get some new ones actually. It got an air bubble in it and everything, but, flip them upside down, boom, two bottle openers! So, you can soldier on, and
be the sole of the party. If you wanna beer, the
only thing is (popping) you’ll smell a bit of feet, don’t it? Never really thought of
that, but they’re brilliant. Not magnetic though, and they
can’t, according to this, do four at once. See that bottom diagram? Four at once, that’s why
I’ve got four bottles out. I’m not actually gonna wash this, I’m gonna live life dangerously. It’s very light, it’s almost like a pen with no ink in it. Does that move, no, okay. Does that even move down, no. (laughs) Durable stainless steel opening edge, okay, that’s this bit, holds
up to four bottle caps. (bottle cap popping) Huh, look at that. (sniffs) Musky. Ah, still tastes the same, actually. But apparently, we can
do up to four in one go, because of the magnet on
there, look at that. (laughs) (bottle caps falling) Whoops. I’ll just see if I can pick it up. (laughs) Yes! Oh, beautiful. But it says, you can
get up to four on there, let’s see if we can do it. Come on. All right, well. It blooming well can. I actually thought this
is gonna be rubbish. It’s so simple, it doesn’t do anything, it’s so lightweight, but
that’s an absolute charm. And as much as I would love to just drink four beers on the camera,
I’m gonna finish this video with a very nostalgic
drink, but before that, I think you’re gonna love this. (banging noise) You might remember recently,
I found the one-touch, one touch, the one touch jar opener. (whirring) Oh my gosh, was that good. Ladies and gents, I give to
you, the One Touch can opener. It’s basically the same looking thing, I think it’s from a
different brand actually, I mean it might not be,
but it looks very similar, two year guarantee, it opens tin cans. So to open a tin can, for
some people who might be like, (mocking impression) but this can hopefully really help people. This handy gadget opens cans effortlessly with just one touch. Press the button to start,
then press it again to stop. This one you actually
have to do a little bit, the other one you literally
just went, boop, step away. (whirring) What the? It blew my mind. And there it is, it is
literally like a little mouse. I browse the Internet, oh look at this guy testing a can opener. I’m sure you must get
variations of these tins in your country, when I was actually in my late teenage years, I was kind of like living
off of this on toast before I started really wanting to learn how to cook. (laughs) There’s some strange
concoctions inside of these, I can’t believe they still make them. But my point is, this is a, in this tin, there is no ring pull on it, as we discovered the other week, maybe that is sort of
like a budget cost thing. But we stick this on,
and we press the button. I don’t think I need to touch it, okay, that was my concern. (laborious whirring) I tell you what, it’s
blooming going round it. It’s dancing, it’s making
the most of its camera time. (funky music) (laughs) It just wants to keep going. It stopped, has it stopped? (laborious whirring) It’s going the other way
now, stop, yeah, stop. Boom. How cool is that? I think if we had kept
it going it would have kept going round and round and round. My thing’s coming off, I’m
not unhappy about that. Oh, sorry mate, do you want to lick it? Are you trying to lick it, stop it. No, it’s not real. I do love how sort of
neatly, safely as well, it’s taken that lid off, because you know when you sort of do it yourself, you’re left with a fairly sharp edge. This is perfect, it’s
just coming straight, almost like the opposite of when they put it in the factory,
they press these on, we’re just taking it off, baby. I wanna have a bit of
a scenario, so with the ring pull opener, which
I actually gave away to a relative that would
help them massively, because that was good. But a scenario where say,
oh, I’ve got my ring pull, (snapping) I can’t do it now, can I. Oh, there you go. Oh, I broke my ring pull, oh no. It’s okay, I’ve got my
One Touch can opener. I’m gonna stick it down
here, and line it up. You literally just, actually what you do, sit it on, and pull it tight. (whizzing) It takes a while, you
have to really rev it up. (jolly music) (high pitched whirring) I do love the fact I’m not touching it. Okay. Ooh, oh my gosh, because
it took the outer edge off of it, brilliant. So there you go, your
ring pull ever breaks, you got one of these in your
pocket, just fire it up. Love it. Now, last up, we have some nostalgia. Ladies and gents, there was a time where I used to attend a convenience
store, small shops, on a daily basis, and stare in wonder at a particular machine. It was, of course, the Slush Puppy. I actually bought this
last year, I’m gonna do a video hopefully with Stuart sometime, called “Will it Slush Puppy?” All right, but yeah, I
bought it, and it was like, “Yeah, that’s cool.” And I went in the shop
where I got it from, and now, the branding is gone. It’s just called like an ice slushy maker. So of course you can
still get slushies now, but I don’t know, if the kids
these days, they don’t know what they’re missing out
on, you’re missing out, potentially, on Slush Puppy. There was something about
the eyes on the pooch, it kind of transfixed you
like, I just, I can have a chocolate bar but I want a Slush Puppy. It was just insane, the
most sugary icy drink you can think of, the
syrups which has come with this gadget just
entice you, oh my God! And then you have some
(sips) like, sort of like chunks, little shards of ice, not completely broken down, not smooth, but chunks, slushy, you
know what I’m talking about. But this thing, yeah, and
these syrups combined, will basically transfer
the colour of your tongue, to various illuminous colours. We’ve got red cherry to
enhance the rouge, the rouge. “Hello mate, you want some rouge?” French again, of your tongue,
red cherry or blue raspberry, I mean that was the one, if
you wanted a blue tongue, you got a Slush Puppy. Hopefully we can replicate that today. For generations, people all over the world have enjoyed unforgettable Slush Puppy. Slushies are memorable days out, and now you can finally have this
iconic machine in your home. That sits in there, and that
goes basically up on there, and we’ve got a dispenser
handle somewhere, I actually don’t know
where that’s gone, (laughs) oh it’s this side, oh look
it’s on the actual thing. Oh, there it is, there we go. Oh, so it sits in there. That’s how you set it up. And on the side here, off,
and then if you wanna dispense your drinks or you wanna
mix it, so we’re gonna mix it first, then
we’re gonna dispense it. Okay, it could get a
bit noisy straight away, because it says it’s best to
have the mix on straight away, before you start adding anything. So, that’s this side. (loud mixer) (laughs) It’s quite loud, sorry. Right, so we half fill
this canister with ice, see that, now we use this thing, and get two caps full of salt. It’s a good job I’ve gotten
quite a lot of salt on hand. One, two, add in 40 mls of water. One, really don’t wanna be touching these ice cubes now, two,
three, just wash that away a little bit with the water. All right, where are
we at, where are we at, I should be mixing, I’m not. Fit the inner cap to the lid, right, okay. Slowly pour your syrup
mixture through the syrup in the located at the rear
right of the lid, so here. So we’re going for blue
raspberry, as I fill it up, it should sort of go into
here, ah there you go. Mix. (loud mixing noise) The ice, is gonna start
to crystallise this, it’s gonna all mingle
together, but it’s gonna take 15 to 20 minutes. Basically like when you’re
whipping up meringue, and you get stiff peaks,
that is the kind of look we’re waiting for, it’s
gonna freeze, it’s that point where its kinda like curdy,
like making waves, you know. But it has made me
realise that as a child, I was basically just
drinking very strong syrup, with some ice in it, and salt. Right, we’re already 10
minutes in, and the level of the ice has dropped
massively to like nearly a third of the way down now, that’s all. So it says to top it up
with the ice as well. (funky music) (straining motor sounds) Okay, make sure you don’t over fill it. Update folks, that was half an hour. I’ve taken the canister
out, I didn’t want it to disturb your lunch with the sounds of grinding of Slush Puppy. – [Mrs. Barry] Okay. – [Barry] Just for 10 minutes, I’m putting the bucket in there, and I’ve got loads more ice, oops, and you know what, I think I might actually whizz it outside. Not outside, but in this
room here is really warm, but through there is cold, so
I’m pour and do it in there. All right, so here is our
much cooler laundry room, we’re making Slush Puppy
by the drier and the iron. Right, so whilst the thing’s
out there whizzing around, – [Mrs. Barry] Tell me
if I’m doing this right. – [Barry] Yeah, hold it together. Twist it as you turn. – [Mrs. Barry] Twice? – [Barry] Twist it, yeah,
so right, you see, yeah? – [Mrs. Barry] Okay, I’ve got it. – [Barry] And now, pull it
out but keep twisting it. And now let go of it. – [Mrs. Barry] Ah, so
you don’t have to stick your finger in to get
it, push it out, nice. – [Barry] Yeah, that’s good isn’t it? – [Mrs. Barry] Very clever. – [Barry] What did you just say to me? – [Mrs. Barry] How am
I gonna eat my apple? – [Barry] How are you
gonna eat your apple? – [Mrs. Barry] I now
may hold it like that. – [Barry] Yeah but you can eat it, there’s nothing there now. – [Mrs. Barry] But is it just
not all gonna fall apart, as I eat it? – [Barry] No it’s, the
core’s gone isn’t it, but you can still eat the whole apple. – [Mrs. Barry] I’ve got
nothing to hold onto, like no grip. – [Barry] Folks, it has been another hour, so much so that Mrs. Barry
will be home from work in another hour, so what I’m gonna do, I’ve stopped it, I’m
gonna put the canister in the freezer, like
it’s an ice cream maker, for an hour and a half at least. When the kids come home from school, hopefully I can make it work, so we can share the joy of Slush Puppy. The kids and Mrs. Barry are
due home any moment now, so, let’s get whizzy. (loud mixing noise) There we go, everything’s under control. Okay, let this be a lesson to all of you. Read instructions fully. This syrup needs to be
diluted, very very small print, and doesn’t really mention
it in the main instruction. It just says add the
syrup, that’s my excuse. Mix five parts water to one part syrup. I didn’t mix the five parts, so 20% of it should be the syrup, I’ve gone 100%. Right, so I’ve got the syrup there out, the rest is empty, 200 mls in there, up to a litre in there,
water, yeah let’s do it. All right, that looks
a bit more less sugary. (laughs) I was saying
there earlier on the video I was like, “Yeah, it’s
quite a lot of sugar in these Slush Puppies,
isn’t there?” (laughs) – [Mrs. Barry] Where do I pour this then? – [Barry] Let’s take that, pour it in. Pour all the way in, yeah,
we’re going the opposite way. Now we sit this in, ice goes in, and it’s all, the good
thing is, I love how you’re kind of like emerging
from a blender thing. (laughs) Hello, what do you think Mrs. B? – [Mrs. Barry] I think this is gonna work. – [Barry] So that sits
on there, that’s it. Cap back on, and we’re back in business. (mixing noise) Look, look, look, that
was 20 minutes later, Look at the texture on it, look at it. Girls, I think we’ve got slush. – [Older Girl] Yes! – [Barry] Ready, the
dispense is killing me. Are you hidden, Becky, look at your arms, right beside of the…(laughs) – [Mrs. Barry] Should I go like that? – [Barry] Yeah, look a human Slush Puppy. There you go, all right,
right we turn the handle. Oh, look at that! Look, oh my God, brain freeze, ooh. – [Younger Girl] I see your tongue? – [Barry] My tongue? It’s not bad, I can’t believe it worked. – [Mrs. Barry] Did it work? – [Barry] Well, it has
worked, it’s slushy. – [Mrs. Barry] Brain freeze. – [Barry] You have brain freeze? May I see your tongue? There it is, blue tongue. I would formally like to
apologise to Slush Puppy and the manufacturers of
this machine for trying to basically freeze syrup for my entire day. Another Kitchen Gadget
Testing video in the bag, that one was the
nostalgic one that took up a long old time hasn’t
it, the rest were good. I loved that bottle cap opener, I loved the can opener,
really cool ones today, I set links down below,
now have a barrel of fun, check out the rest of them. I think these guys are in slushy dam. (slurps) – [Barry] Bye! (rap music) – [Barry] I have a blue tongue. (laughs) Don’t touch that, stay
away from the Slush Puppy. That’s good parenting.