There are a lot of silly things sold today, but the motorized grill brush tops the list. It makes you wonder if the person who signed the check to manufacture them has ever grilled. Is it really that hard to move your arm back and forth, and do you really want to hunt around for batteries when the brush dies rather than clean your grill?
To put this into perspective, we are talking about a Brookstone product. Between them and The Sharper Image, billions of dollars of useless crap has been sold to gadget-loving persons everywhere. Every once in a while they’re ahead of the curve and actually sell something that catches on, but 9 times out of 10 it’s crap.
Powered by four C cell batteries, the grill brush operates like an electric toothbrush for your grill. You push a button and supposedly the rotary brushes quickly strip away cooked-on food — one wonders if the brush can produce enough torque to remove anything. So when the rotating brushes won’t work you can use the built-in scraper. You can remove the brush for cleaning or replacement when it’s worn.
The upside is that if you buy the motorized grill brush you’re only losing $20, plus shipping of course. Replacement brushes are $5, so if you must buy this grill brush you might want to pick up a few because who knows how long this product will be around.
For other funny examples of extreme laziness, check out the collection at Holytaco.