I hate it when I see obvious scams in product advertising on cable infomercials and the like.
I once obtained a heating tote to cook dried pasta in a microwave.
Although I found out years later that you can essentially do this with a thick glass bowl, this recognizable product was made from plastic. Many microwavable products are made from plastic, however the kind used is substantial. If something has a lower melting point, then you’re naturally going to leech some of that plastic into whatever hot food it comes into contact with. The first time I used this pasta cooking bowl, our noodles came out both tough and plastic-tasting. It was a miserable experience however it put me on the lookout for scams of this nature. I was able to prevent our husbandy from buying one of those personal air coolers that we had seen in so various commercials. She was impressed by the plan of getting cool air from a small box that fits in the palm of a person’s hand. But I told his that it’s basically a tiny evaporative cooler, which is decidedly peculiar from a real air conditioner. Evaporative coolers use a fan to push air over a wicking medium that is soaked with water. Based on natural principles, the water evaporates off the wicking material and goes airborne, creating a tiny temperature drop in the humid air leaving the device. Sadly, they only legitimately work in dry environments, and they humidify a lake house in the process. I’ll stick with our central air conditioner if I want to have any indoor cooling here at home.