I don't consider myself a sucker. Hard sell NEVER works on me. I usually laugh at all those shopping network shows and pat myself on the back that I'm not stupid enough to get suckered into buying crap I don't need.
So how come I have the "ab-in-ator?" And a George Foreman Grill? And a bread machine? And a hand-crank pasta machine? And a smoothie maker? And a Mr. Coffee Iced Tea maker? A dehydrator? A smoker? A rice cooker? A clothes steamer? A big and a little carpet cleaning machine? A Whirly-pop? A veggie chopper? A salad spinner? A rock tumbler?
Because I am a sucker for household appliances. If I purchase these items in a store, they don't count as getting sucked in by an infomercial (even though the 'as seen on TV' sticker on the box gets me every damn time). I've justified it in my mind that these things are necessary for me to properly run my household at top efficiency.
Here's where I confess the most useless small appliance I've ever purchased: a mini-pie maker. I'd intended to make home-made pot pies to save money--which makes zero sense because pot pies are like a buck at truckload. But I'd justified the purchase because I could also use this to make little individual pies for my family for dessert. They'd ooh and aah at the love I put into creating their favorite fruit pie, served fresh and hot, the crust browned to perfection. Ask me how many times I've done that? Every time I run across the appliance in the cupboard where it's been hidden all these years, I cringe. But I keep it as a reminder for me *not* to fall prey to buying another thing I don't need.
Fess up, FOFO's. What's the most useless household gadget you've purchased? Do you still have it?