Fact: Everyone has a favorite infomercial.
These late night guilty pleasures were loved by insomniacs, early risers and shopaholics alike. Regardless of the product, we all found ourselves wondering: “Is that genius, or is it just weird?” Without those iconic infomercials, we wouldn’t have Snuggies, The Magic Bullet, or even OxiClean. Sure those brands are household names now, but they got their start on late night TV. Now instead of dialing the number on your screen to wait for the product to eventually arrive at your doorstep, you’re opening an app, pressing “buy now,” and likely getting it the next day.
While the days of watching those weirdly entertaining late-night infomercials are, sadly, mostly behind us, the types of the products they were known for are alive and well. So what kinds of products fall into this “Weird Or Genius” category today, and are they actually genius, life-changing inventions? Here’s a collection of some favorites on the web, all with a surprising amount of rave reviews.
This bowl’s patented spiral slide design helps keep cereal crispy by keeping it separate from the milk. You just spoon your cereal down the slide and into the milk when you’re ready for the next bite. Cereal lovers, rejoice!
Kitchen gadgets like these often leave you wondering how you never came up with the idea yourself. This handy butter knife keeps your countertops clear of sticky condiments when making sandwiches, as the weighted base of the knife keeps it standing upright. Put it next to your butter dish so you always know where it is, and your morning toast will be ready in no time.