I like gadgets. I really like kitchen gadgets. Yesterday I had my Christmas fun money in my purse (I usually hide it from myself) and my daughter and I happened into a kitchen store. I saw 500 things I wanted but I showed considerable restraint and only bought 2. I finally bought a microplane. Mostly because Pioneer Woman said to but also because I am hungry for lemon bars.
I also bought one of these.
This, my friends, is a microwave potato chip maker. Have you seen these? I refused to believe it worked but this consumer reports……it works! They were not quite a potato chip – but I think if I cooked them a little longer they would be. Here is how it works – you slice a potato on the included slicer and place each slice in a slot on the doo-dad thing. Put the doo-dad thing in the microwave for 5 minutes and then eat. Here is what I love about it.
A – it makes slightly thicker, chewy chips that are perfect for dipping.
B – my kids couldn’t get enough of these and there was no oil or salt in sight
- this is huge as my son would not eat a potato for any amount of bribery – not even mashed potatoes!
C – it makes exactly one potato at a time so you never have to ask yourself ‘what do I do with the rest of this potato now?’
4 – it makes exactly one potato at a time so you never have to ask yourself ‘where did that entire bag of chips go?’
The downsides – don’t let the kids make this for themselves. The blade is super sharp and their fingers are cute. Also, like I said, this only makes 24 chips at a time so this would not work for a party.
Other than that I love it – mine was $6.99 and I thought that was a good price. I found some on Amazon for more but you can look around and see what you can find where you live.
Happy chip making!