A Wrongest Product Award nominee
We’re all in favor of multifunction products, as in having one product that can do many things, thus saving material as well as, perhaps, precious space in micro apartments. Think of a day-bed or a camera-smartphone. But this thing, a “Breakfast Sandwich Maker” by Hamilton Beach, strikes us as almost the opposite: many products – albeit stacked – to do one just thing. And probably not well.
My favorite reader comment:
Another $30 countertop appliance that I will inevitably purchase, use 5 times and leave it in a state of utter neglect in the bowels of my cabinets, and bitch about how it does nothing but collect dust and take up space for a minimum of two years. At that point it may be brought out to the back, shot, and buried.
The Wrongest Product Awards will go to those products (and their designers) that embody the least amount of redeeming value while incurring the use of unnecessary, often gratuitous, materials or energy.
How is this relevant to EcoOptimism, you might ask? Easy – it shows how extraneous so many products are, often in a “what-were-they-thinking” sense.
Nominations are open. Send yours to ImNotBuyinIt (at) EcoOptimism.com.