Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hot dog cooker

I bought one of these at the second hand store the other day. It was actually still brand-new, never used, priced at $4.00!!! I bought it thinking it was one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. After all, how hard is it to cook a hot dog? But, since I know DH, and the fact that he considers boiling water to be "cooking" and that is something he "doesn't do", I thought, "well, he can make toast, so maybe he can use this to make hot dogs!"

I assumed that it was really just another kitchen gadget that is basically useless. But $4, well, I thought I'd give it a try.

DH, when he first saw the box, did not laugh (which was what I did when I first saw the box). He thought it was a great idea. He couldn't wait to try it. I figured he'd be telling me that I wasted $4. I was wrong. He called me at work to tell me that the hot dogs were excellent! I didn't really believe him, though, I thought it was kind of like when DD makes macaroni and cheese--even if she makes a mistake, she still thinks it's "excellent" because she cooked it. Since DH "cooked" the hot dogs, I figured it worked the same way.

Guess what? The hot dogs that come out of that thing are yummy!!! The bun(s) get toasted just a little, and the hot dogs turn out great!!! I looked around on line for the toaster, to see what they cost when they're not at a second-hand store, and it looks like they range from about $15 to about $30. Good to know!


Lydia Dustin said...

My guy loves hot dogs. Hey, can he get the recipe from your husband? LOL

I think that it is great that they are making cooking machine for the food impaired.

Grace. said...

Umm. Lydia? Wasn't that the reason for microwaves?

And Carol, this is NOT the dumbest food machine--that would be the automatic Margarita-maker! Not that the resulting product isn't good, but isn't that why God invented blenders?

perphila said...

I would love to have that for my kids. You don't have to wash any pans. Are they steamed?

Accidental Mommy said...

You know what? I thought the same thing about the Cocomotion I bought on clearance for $5 but I continue to be amazed a year later at what a deal I got! It has yet to be put away since it's been used consistently. I just wish I would've bought a second one just in case since the price went back up on them.

You never know!