Sunday, January 27, 2008

(Not) As Seen On T.V.!

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm a sucker for those late-night infomercials. I usually keep myself in check until the goodies show up in the store, but more often than not, I've been sucked in by the gimmick, and the product was awful (Pasta Pronta, I'm looking at you...)

But today, I found a new use for an As Seen On T.V. product that I already thought was awesome. Now it's way awesomer. Way.

The Ove Glove has been in my kitchen since a got a couple of them for Christmas a couple of years ago. Just as advertised (on T.V.!) it does great things with hot trays, etc. But now I'm going to get one just for my craft room. Why?

Polyshrink. See, I've been working on this comparative post between real Shrinky Dinks and recycled #6 plastic take-out containers, and I'd tried all of the "get the damned plastic to hold still already" tricks that I know: pining it to cork board, crumpled up aluminum, etc. Bah! As it turns out, I was also making cupcakes at the same time, and I walked out of the kitchen wearing an Ove Glove and, EUREKA! Inspiration struck.

So, I cradled a piece of polyshink in my Ove Gloved hand, and it was like angels started singing. Aimed my good old Milwaukee heat gun at my protected hand, and the shrink plastic curled up neatly, just like it's supposed to... no chasing it around the table, no distortion due to pining it down, just happy, happy day. My hand got a little warm, which was actually nice, since I'm pretty cold-blooded anyway. I LOVE IT!

Now then... I'll get back to working on that comparison post...


Heidi said...

Very cool info! Too bad I don't have an ove glove! Can you get those in stores now?

Alex said...

Lol, glad to see I am not your only reader, lol

No idea what an Ove Glove is but it sounds fantastic, you soooo need to take a picture so us UKers can see and drool, lol xx

Peggy Maier said...

Hi Dana,
I just found your blog & am subscribing thru your RSS feed. I like the thought of you doing the scientific experiments for me. : ) Neat idea!