Friday, December 02, 2011

Greoge Forean Grill v, Cuisinart

Gizmos and Gadgets
George Foreman Jumbo Grill

In early October I ordered a Jumbo George Foreman Grill from WOOT for $19.95.  For that price, I figured there was little to lose.   I know what you're saying.  But Rodge, what about the Cuisinart George Foreman Panini Grill?

The King is Dead.  Long live the King.
Today's Gadget

Since 2004 I've had three Cuisinart's - one is still in the basement unopened.  I was saving it for if we ever got our kitchen updated.  The problem with Cuisinart is it's impossible to keep clean.  Plus, when you open the lid,  grease from the top drains onto the counter.  Still, I really had no intention of using the real George Foreman for anything but a fill-in. 
That's changed.  When I first opened it however,  I thought "What a piece of crap!"  It reminded me of the Japanese toys of my youth; flimsily stamped sheet metal. crap. Felt like it weighed about 12 ounces.

Today's Gadget
This thing instead is simplicity as art.  No on/off switch.  Plug it in, and about 60 seconds the sumbitch is melting cheese. Unlike the Cuisinart,  there are no interchangeable cooking surfaces (fat and grill).  Don't matter,  The built in ribs on the lower surface leave grill marks on meat, but are virtually unnoticeable on sammiches.  The grill is sloped so the grease rolls off into the provided full length drip pan.  The lid does not drip when opened, and it takes maybe 2 minutes to .wipe to new after using.  What I like most so far though,  is using it to hold and drain fried food. It keeps chicken, fries etc. warm and crispy, and lets them drain while you make more.  I love it. But then. y'all prolly had one 5 years ago, so I'm just updating my "Stuff that works" register.


20 Things ...

Filthy Democrats

  1. The Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. 
  2. January 3rd, 2007 , the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress:
  3. The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
  4. The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
  5. The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
  6. George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB CREATION!
  7. Remember that day...
  8. January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.
  9. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy?
  11. THANK YOU DEMOCRATS (especially Barney ) for taking us from 13,000 DOW, 3.5 GDP and 4.6% this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!
  12. (BTW: Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie -starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US  economy). Barney blocked it and called it a "Chicken Little Philosophy" (and the sky did fall!)
  13. And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
  14. And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie?
  15. OBAMA and the Democrat Congress, especially BARNEY !!!!
  16. So when someone tries to blame Bush...
  18. Bush may have been in the car but the Democrats were in charge of the gas pedal and steering wheel they were driving the economy into the ditch.
  19. Budgets do not come from the White House.. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party.
  20. Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.
Just sayin'

  Frank & Evvy

The 'LOOK' ,

Cue "Victory at Sea"

How does it go?  First date.  $30 at the cinema. $150 at the bistro. Priceless.  Lest you think me misogynistic, that look signaling utter prostration works both ways. I  guess?  (Roll)

STFU Meghan

She's just more smarter

meghan mccain - twat

MSNBC contributor Meghan McCain was asked Thursday to compare Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during an appearance on the network.

'What does she have that Sarah Palin doesn't, didn't?' asked Richard Wolffe, a fellow contributor.
 'I think she's—   this is going to get me in trouble, but I actually think she's just more smarter,' explained McCain."

One thing is apparent.  MSNBC is playing this twat like a banjo.