i bought robo stir and now feel really stupid

As you know, I have a weakness for the infomercial.

Pajama Jeans, anyone?

So, when I saw the infomercial for the Robo Stir, I couldn’t help myself:

The Robo StirΓ’β€žΒ’ is the new way to make kitchen work quick and easy. It’s the tool that let’s you stir your food without actually having to stir.

Robo StirStirring food is such a chore!   Obviously I need a Robo Stir.

The commercial for Robo Stir really makes it look like it is something that rotates in a whisk-like motion, so I was a little surprised when I got my Robo Stir in the mail and found that it really just vibrates.

Vibrates in a circular motion.

I was sure that it would be MUCH better in a pan and solve all my stirring needs, so I gathered a little help (Jana & Andrea) and we prepared to make white sauce to test out the Robo Stir.

We melted the butter.

We added the flour.

We set the Robo Stir in the pan to relieve us from the strenuous stirring duties.

I grabbed my camera and took the picture above and then grabbed my video camera to accurately demonstrate the rotational component:

Yes, if you watched the video to the very last moments of the Robo Stir’s first minute of use, you saw that the stirring mechanism fell off.

Robo Stir stirring part falls offDespite the missing ability to stir, the Robo Stir continued to jiggle and jump in one portion of my pan for a few more moments until…

Robo Stir Completely falls apart…all three of the Robo Stir feet fell off as well.

So, if you are satisfied with a product that will give you 45 seconds of marginally helpful use, then Robo Stir is for you.

As for us, we have found a better use for the Robo Stir.

Robo Stir as a back massagerIt delivers a mildly effective back massage.


  1. LOL that was awesome, you should send them a video of the amazing product they are selling with a clip of the mildly effective massage! haha

  2. WOW! I’m glad you tested this out! I was slightly tempted to get one before. Not anymore.

  3. Oh boy, you decided to dive in again, did you? Well, guess what? We ALL want our money back!

  4. That is awesome. And not at all unexpected.

  5. No.Words.

    Except maybe Thanks for falling on that particular sword.

  6. Wow- I haven’t seen this infomercial yet. I saw one for some Wen hair care system and after getting totally sucked in I actually thought that I hope you see it and do it next- so I can see if it actually works :). Love that you do these things!

  7. I LOVE your infomercial shopping! Hope you got a money back guarantee? πŸ˜‰ Well, at least you got a good massager out of it.

  8. I love you for testing these products for us. Maybe your burner is a little uneven and that is why it kept going to one place? Geez what a lame product.
    Will you test out the Eggi for us? My husband wants to buy it!

  9. Well, to be fair he did say if could stir for “up to four hours”. Maybe he meant “up to four hours TOTAL before it all falls apart but probably not anywhere near that long.”

  10. You are now officially my go-to before I ever hit the “buy” button. Forget the Good Housekeeping stamp of approval, where’s my June Cleaver Nirvana stamp of approval?

  11. I was hoping it was going to work. JDaniel loves robots right now.

  12. Even after hearing my mother’s gravy voice in my ear every time I watched the commercial, I still wanted to try it. I was thisclose to buying one last weekend. Thank you for saving me from myself! And my mom’s I Told You So.

  13. Hehe I love your willingness to be a guinea pig. You know our local Fox News does a product test thing. You should totally send them some of your videos.

  14. I’m going to show this to my boys! They never met an informercial product we didn’t need. At least you got some good blog fodder.

  15. Thanks Janie! My oldest son was VERY disturbed that someone charged money for something that didn’t work so we tried to lessen the shock! ha.

  16. That made me seriously laugh! hahaha.

  17. MWAH!

  18. Yes, it is a good “don’t believe everything you see on TV” lesson…for me too!

  19. The NEED me…hahaha!

  20. I am like a public service for infomercials! Thanks.

  21. Me too! It was my husband that insisted we buy it because it looks soooo cool.

  22. I need someone to make that up for me. Genius!

  23. An asterisk is definitely in order here.

  24. Genius.

  25. That seems to be the next one everyone is talking about. I haven’t seen it, but will be hunting it down for a purchase ASAP!

  26. The worst part was it was buy one get one free…so I have two of these worthless Robo Stirs!!

  27. oooo…I haven’t heard of that one either! I will check it out.

  28. I am here to help.

  29. You are much smarter than me…cuz I was surprised. ha!

  30. Seriously. If it wasn’t so hard to get it back, I would return it.

  31. Thanks Sarah. I think that is wise! ha.

  32. They would probably re-purpose it ASAP to unload the millions they have made.

  33. I so get sucked into infomercials, too.

  34. it looks like one of those indian head massage thing-a-ma-jigs.

    glad you got a back massage out of it. I likely would have jumped up and down on the little bugger.

  35. OMG, I laughed so hard when I read this! I’m sorry you had such an infomercial product fail, but your write up and clips about it are so funny! I hope you could at least get your money back?

  36. hahahaha this is too funny! I can’t believe it feel apart. lol

  37. Oh my gosh, that is too funny!!! I, too, cannot resist many items I see on infomercials. Thank you so much for sharing this, because I will definitely NOT be tempted by this one now! I like the back massage idea though. πŸ˜‰

  38. Wow… I’ve never seen something fall apart that quickly. At least you have another use for it and *reminder to self* don’t buy it πŸ˜‰

  39. This is now in my product review hall of fame….LOVE it! I am such an infomercial junkie myself and I’m sure would have bought this truly “need to own” product had I seen it on TV first.

  40. Jessie Hamblen says:

    Ha!! I had been wondering if that thing really worked! Too funny!

  41. Insane! That thing looks kind of flimsy. Wow…I’ve never bought anything from an infomercial. Maybe this is the reason. ;o) Following your blog now. =) Looking forward to reading!

  42. what a great invention. I make vanilla custard cream which needs to be stirred constantly.
    It is so delicious but takes a long time to make because of the stirring. This Robo Stir would be so handy!

  43. Wow-first of all I had never even heard about the Robo Stir and was intrigued till I read father down! I an not believe it fell a part. Well maybe you can use the extra one as some creepy Halloween spider decor or something! Make a costume and let it twirl around or something!

  44. hahaha oh, that isn’t good that all the feet came off- but great that you repurposed it for a back massager! haha πŸ™‚

  45. I LOVE this! I’m SO glad I’m not the only one that falls for infomercials πŸ˜‰ I’m a sucker for them!!!

    Have a great day,

  46. That was a colossal #fail! At least you found some use for the product. πŸ™‚

  47. I will definitely pass this on to my “infomercial junkie” relatives!

  48. Seems like the Robo Stir only stirred up disappointment. Hopefully this post will save some of us other infomercial lovers (Ahhh to own the Giant Cupcake mold) the grief of dealing with this one. πŸ™‚

  49. Infomercials RULE… even if their products suck. Sorry this didn’t work out so well… I probably would’ve purchased one with high hopes as well.

  50. I saw the infomercial about those the other day and giggled to myself. I love your final use for it!

  51. I am so happy I found your blog…. could have used it a few hundred times lol. Yeah thats exactly what I want to eat, whisk parts lol.

  52. NO. WAY. I can’t believe they even make that! I’m not surprised at all the stirers all fell off!

  53. I’m with “amanda k.” put some eyes on that bad boy and it would make a great halloween decoration!!!!!! Gotta love faulty technology πŸ™‚

  54. LOL, I can’t believe that is still available for purchase. But we can all use a massage once and a while not to mention a back scratcher.

  55. That is just hilarious, thank you for sharing this truthful moment. I had seriously been wondering about this special kitchen gadget, but now I know I can save my money.

  56. Haha that’s pretty awesome!

  57. Don’t feel too bad – I want everything I ever see on television, even stupid things I know won’t work that I can’t use! It’s not because I’m gullible, it’s because I was a child in the 80s and my little 80s heart knows all too well how many cabbage patch kids and pretty ponies it needs to be content – infomercials are no different! I’ve perved on every robotic device that’s ever been created, it’s in my make up!

  58. It seem those infomercial products don’t work much at all. I keep hearing bad things about them, no wonder they’re not sold in stores lol. It’s too bad they don’t work because they’re good ideas. Imagine if us bloggers had to review infomercial products, we’d have a lot of negative reviews lol.

  59. With everything falling off, it seemed like you got the Zombie Stir.

  60. Miss Imperfect says:

    Infomercials are amazing that way. I always start of thinking “this is so stupid” and by the end I’m on the phone saying, “My credit card number is…” =)

  61. LOL, I never saw this product but I am sure, I am not buying it.

  62. oh man! just 45 seconds?! you’d think they’d last at least one use haha πŸ™‚ funny that you mentioned pajama jeans, i just saw that infomercial again last night…have you seen the hoodie footie?

  63. I wonder if those sellers really try and check the quality of the product before putting it on sale; I’m not sure. But anyway, you found a much more helpful way to use it πŸ˜€

  64. I love how you show it in action!

  65. Too, too funny! My little sisters saw an infomercial one night and ever since they have been trying to stay up late to catch another one. They keep insisting that I need all these random things they see so that I will not have to carry the sewing kit to make repairs on the go or can protect my purse from thousands of germs and bugs.

  66. Really? I can’t believe it just fell apart like that. But at least I know now so that I don’t fall to infomercial temptation!

  67. WOW! I can’t imagine the robo stir fell apart in your sauce, when you buy such a high quality as seen on tv image, you expect it to be perfect. LOL.

    THANKS for sharing

  68. Good to know – good to know. I wa equally disappointed with the microwave pasta thing. It took 20 minutes to microwave pasta – hello – I could have done that with a pot!!!! My ultimate brownie maker is, however, one of the single best inventions – EVER.

  69. Thank you for this post! I was about to buy it last night! I stopped and said wait until Morning get on your laptop and research(I am an infomercial junkie). Glad to see you found good use for it!

  70. Those AS seen on TV products will get you every time, I am embarrassed to say we have fallen pray to many of those late night informercials as well, so you are not alone

  71. David Lee says:

    You didn’t mention you got 2…that means you really can get 90 seconds of stirring! πŸ™‚

  72. OMG that’s hilarious! I’ve seen this advertised and despite wondering who on earth finds stirring to be so bothersome (I think its relaxing?) I was tempted to buy it. Glad I saved my money. I can’t believe it fell apart! Laughing so hard my sides hurt…

  73. Hilarious! I love how infomercials always manage to convince people (myself included) that you absolutely must have the product and cannot live without it. I’m glad you found another use for it! πŸ™‚

  74. I thought it would actually work . Silly me . But I do need a good back massage (:

  75. Too funny! I watched them discover that product on pitchmen! You got the pajama jeans? really?! So curious what you thought of them. I couldn’t believe the price and even though they look great on TV I imagine in person they look like cotton spandex with seams drawn on them? So curious.

  76. Jennifer R. says:

    Wow. It sounded like such a good idea but I definitely don’t feel the need to try it any more. Stuff from informercials is so hit or miss!

  77. Jen Meadows says:

    I definitely need one of these!!

  78. OMG!! Hilarious!! I think I’d definitely be complaining to the company about their product falling apart IN your food! Good thing no one actually tried to eat that!! How horrible! I’ll stick to a whisk or regular stirring spoon!

  79. That is hilarious! I can’t believe that the rest of it just fell apart on you too. Like it wasn’t bad enough that the thing didn’t even stir the whole pan. I think it was embarrassed of it’s performance and just “fell apart”. Ha!

  80. I’m a sucker for infomercials, too! Usually, they result in epic failure! LOL

  81. I’m not going to lie I was hoping this one would work but like most other TV Products… I’m sending this to my hubby he always falls for these TV ads.

  82. Marla Zickefoose says:

    Wow that stinks thankfully you have friends through B2B to help you through this disappointment…Good Luck on your next purchase

  83. It is amazing the new “gadgets” that are out now a days. So glad you showed us how “great” this Robo Stir really is ha!

  84. I am such a sucker for infomercials! I always want to try what they are advertising! Luckily, a lot of the stuff is available in stores now so I can go and look at it. That usually ends my desire to try it!

  85. Yeah, I bought one of those paint rollers with the empty handle that you fill with paint. It was awful. I don’t even want to talk about it LOL.

  86. WOW this would be an amazing product if it worked!!!LOL!!

  87. What a bummer! It definitely looked like it had the potential to be a good thing! I guess you never know til you try!

  88. Wow, those infomercials are sooo convincing and then you buy the product and it’s a piece of crap. Well, at least I will KNOW to stay away from the Robo Stir when I see the commercial.

  89. Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh! I’m so sorry you had such a horrible experience with the product, but at least it made for a great blog post. Thanks for sharing. =)

  90. That was seriously too funny. What a piece of junk. Did you call the manufacturer? Maybe just maybe you were the unfortunate individual who received the only craptastic Robo Stir at the warehouse.

    Probably not.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  91. No way!!! That viedo was so funny…but wow, what an epic fail for Robo Stir! I have trouble sleeping and find myself watching informercials all the time. I’m so glad I didn’t buy this one and thanks to you I won’t bother. Too bad, it would’ve made cooking easier…if it actually worked lol.

  92. Those infomercials will get you every time! My mom buys just about everything she sees on TV, but I have to say that I haven’t seen a product quite this crappy yet. I figured it wouldn’t work, but the fact that it fell apart so quickly really had me shaking my head.

    Confession: I bought a product similar to this a few years ago. I make a lot of fudge during the holidays which requires constant stirring. I took it out of the box, took one look at it, and never used the thing. πŸ˜‰

  93. This is so funny! The fact that it all falls apart is hilarious!

  94. I was wondering about that contraption when I saw the infomercial, thanks for the heads up!

  95. LMAO! Oh my God. I almost fell off my chair when the sauce was burning and the legs broke off of the thing. Now what EVER will society do without a proper robot to stir our bechamel? hehe

  96. I actually thought about buying one of those. Thanks for the info.

  97. Wow and it just falls apart! This is what we get for thinking a robot can do a human’s job, crunchy burned white sauce! πŸ˜€ I would like to suggest, the next time an infomercial comes on you shut the tv off, and go to bed. Robo-stir indeed.

  98. Well, I thought it might be somewhat handy if I had multiple items cooking at the same time… However, not so much if it will only fall apart in my food! ha!

  99. OMG! I laughed until tears came down my eyes. What a wonderful post…I think I might also need a robo stir… Gosh! Still laughing my head off. Thank God my toddler is asleep or she would have been scared for me.

    Thank you for this post!

  100. Oh my! Well, it looked good in the infomercial. Too bad it didn’t work out as promised. Glad you found an alternative use for it. Thanks for sharing your experience! πŸ™‚

  101. WOW! That is too funny…i will not be trying out that “cool” kitchen tool! πŸ™‚

  102. That is one of the funniest contraptions yet and i bet the inventor makes millions off it. I always think why can’t i invent something like that. The only informercial products I have purchased that worked was the Oxyclean from the guy who screamed….RIP…they did work but why was he always yelling at us?

  103. Oh man, i really wanted to get one of those too! I have learned that info mercial stuff usually is garbage though and its a shame!

  104. This is just to funny yet sad too and no way would I have eaten that sauce.

  105. Scary that they sell these! I wonder if anyone has managed to use it successfully. Perhaps you should suggest they rebrand it as a back massager. πŸ™‚

  106. Shame I’m not much of a chef, but I’m sold on the back massager idea! And there’s nothing wrong with infomercials. Thanks to them, I now know that I need ProActiv, the Total Gym, the Thighmaster and a collection of the best of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

  107. This made me laugh out loud. I showed it to my hubby, who was amused as well. His mom is an “As seen on TV” addict. πŸ™‚ She’s got a few of these stories too, I’m sure!

  108. That is TOO funny. My daughter is the infomercial stuff up though and would love it if I bought one though πŸ™‚

  109. Yes, but imagine all the other household tasks you could have completed in those 45 seconds!!! LOL

  110. NICE! Thanks for starting off my morning with a laugh πŸ™‚ And, sorry your new gadget didn’t work out so good.

  111. Would you believe, my teen and I were watching that commercial and thinking “maybe we need this”? Both of us really really dislike having to stand over the pot and stir. But know what we like even less than stirring? Biting into plastic! Oy!

  112. They always look good on TV and the we have the experience of using them in person. Sometimes I have had good luck and sometimes they have been complete duds as you found here. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  113. Ugh! Thank goodness it wasn’t a super thick sauce, imagine rushing someone to the ER with that stuck in their throat!

  114. you may have just given robo-stir a new idea for their product! i have a weakness for infomercials too! recently bought a nuwave. it’s great, when it’s working . . .

  115. LOL! I laughed so hard about the extra ingredients!! This is why I love the internet…you can find out everything you need about an item before buying it!

  116. Love that it broke after not even a full use. Thankfully I haven’t bought any of the As seen on TV items but they sure make for good gift ideas for the kids since they’re fascinated by them.

  117. There are some infomercials that just draw you in and make it seem like they have the be all end all solution to your biggest household problem. This would not have been one for me but there are many others I have been tempted by over the years.

  118. Ha, too funny! Well, at least you got a nice back massager…

  119. This made me laugh. I’m such a sucker for infomercials…I have no idea how they suck you in….but I could be convinced to buy almost anything! Great post.

  120. Wow. I hadn’t heard about this particular product. Works well, eh? LOL. Thanks for testing it out and sharing. I can check this bad boy off my list πŸ™‚

  121. I saw this on a show where they test these “on tv” products. Yeah, it failed. I wish you had of seen it before buying it!

  122. My 3 month old was fascinated by the videos! Thanks for the warning πŸ™‚

  123. OMG Your video made me LMAO!! I can not believe it fell apart just like that!! I am a sucker for infomericals but its been a while since I bought anything.

  124. LOL!! This is too funny! Glad it ended up being useful in one way!!

  125. What a shame! Everyone knows stirring food is just too much to handle sometimes πŸ˜‰ Great post!

  126. i have a friend whose garage looks like a graveyard for infomercials. i have only to visit when i feel a weakness coming for a product coming on…..lol

  127. Lol that’s pretty funny!!! I do hope you send that tape in to the company!

  128. Oh my gosh I can not stop laughing!! Love the humorous twist you put on something that was probably making you quite irritated at the moment, hehe.

  129. Thanks for doing this review. I had been very curious about the Robo Stir. I thought it was a great product idea and I wondered if it really worked. Too bad it doesn’t but now I know not to waste my money.

  130. funny but how can they sell something knowing it does this


  131. That sucks!…I wanted one of these so bad. I guess I won’t be getting one of these, although I do love a good back massager! lol

  132. Wow! I didn’t expect it to work well, but I would never have guessed it would self-destruct, right in the pan! Thanks for sharing your hilarious story πŸ˜‰

  133. My oldest is an infomercial NUT she just had to have the “Bullet” and asked my sister for it when she graduated from high school. Not the thing was NOT cheap so she got it and it sits in my cabinet because it is “such a pain to use” and “it doesn’t chop ice like the commercial” etc. So I loved the demo!

  134. LOL! That actually is a pretty good idea once they work out all the bugs! Did you send it back?

  135. That thing is too funny hahaha. Its a pretty good idea in theory, but I think I’ll stick with the old-fashioned spoon! =P

  136. wow, note to self: don’t buy a robo stir! That’s too bad about it falling apart, you should contact the manufacturer.

  137. While I’m a very rare buyer of new, I LOVE seeing the sales pitch or ‘creative marketing’ with a lot of the As Seen On TV. My fav is the pasta boat – and how life is just sooo dreary & boiling a pot of water is such a chore…..until you have the pasta boat!

  138. Valerie@Occasionally Crafty says:

    Thanks for sharing! I am glad for the warning….

  139. Good heavens…that is quite the limit! Well done with your post!

  140. Awww I’m sorry it didn’t worked properly (except for the back massage!), this is why I’m afraid of infomercials 0:

  141. I am a little obsessed with infomercials myself. I cannot tell you how many workout DVDs I have purchased from an infomercial. I would have to say at least $1000 worth. This is freaking hilarious. I am so glad that you took a video of it. But hey if it works as a mild back massager I would take it! LOL!

  142. I use the kids to stir when I can’t. Too funn your other uses for the Robo Stir.

  143. I have not heard of this robo stir!! But I am cracking up! Great post!

  144. Oh my! I was laughing so loud I startled my daughter. That is hilarious. I hope you got your money back! Thank you for sharing.

  145. I feel your pain. I ordered the Smart Mop in a moment of infomerical weakness. It’s not really smart!

  146. Oh man! That stinks. I would be so sad! I’m sorry it didn’t work out. πŸ™‚

  147. LOL. That is pretty bad. The falling apart in your food part. Now the manufacturer would look at the video and say your floor or stove top is not level and that is why it went to the side every time.

  148. Ahhhhaaaaa! That is too funny! I thought that might be a good buy bit I guess not! Lol

  149. LOL!!! Great post! And it was one I shouldn’t have read since I just got a hysterectomy day before yesterday. Laughing is not something I should be enjoying right now…but again–great post!!!

  150. HAHA, that’s funny! This is one of the biggest reasons I don’t buy all the gimmicky stuff, because it almost always is worthless. At least you found a good use for it and I’d say that’s the better use! πŸ™‚

  151. WOW!!!! this is my first time to see such products. I think I need that! NOt only for cooking but for relaxing! oh i love to have that!

  152. LOL Wow this post was too funny! And all too true Sometimes of Certain products…But wow im amazed your robo stir did nothing like the tv robo stir lol.

  153. OMG, that is HILARIOUS!! I have partaken in a few nonsensical tools from infomercials.. the worst being Epil-Off OMG it was horrible the rash that ensued. The Sham-Wow’s are pretty damn good though I may say.

  154. Hey, I wouldn’t beat yourself up so badly over buying it. I’ve made some
    silly purchases myself watching infomercials it happens to the best of us.
    We live and learn from our mistakes,right? barb g. diabeticsnacker(at)gmail.com

  155. Ah, that’s crappy! It seems like it might have been a decent idea in theory. But the execution is awful!

  156. I started reading this and thought, “Why in God’s name would anyone need this?” and brainstormed some ideas as I scrolled through your post (maybe someone with arthritis or atrophied arm muscles could use a Robo Stir). When the stirring mechanism fell off, I thought, “Oh, what a terrible product! I hope she contacts the company.” And when the rest of the device spontaneously combusted, I laughed out loud. Great review. πŸ˜‰

  157. Oh, no!!! I love infomercials, too, and this is one I’d have considered getting. How many times are you supposed to stir a pot of something *constantly* for 15 minutes? And then what, let your toddler run around the kitchen, making tin can towers and knocking the cans everywhere? Or my little guy’s favorite – rifling through eh fridge… he always ends up eating 1/2 a bottle of mustard or something before I can stop him – all thanks to that constant stirring.

    Well, thanks for the review. Sorry, but I’m glad it was you who had to find out how it worked and not me. You saved me $14.99 + S&H!

  158. Haha this seems to be how most of them work! When I was 18 and first moved out of my parents’ house I bought all kinds of this stuff…the only thing I found that I actually liked (and wish I could still find) was the Pasta Pot with the lid that drains stuff.

  159. Robo no stir, but robo make great back massager. LOL!

  160. Aww. I’m a real sucker for infomercials. It’s a good thing it’s not that easy to place an order where I live. Too bad it didn’t work out. I think it would have been very useful.

  161. Oh my…well it was worth a try I guess. LOL

  162. Judging by how frequently I walk away and burn something because I didn’t stir it, I could have used this if it actually worked. LOL

  163. Oh my goodness, I laughed so hard. Love your honesty and you were so comical about it. I so love a refreshingly honest review. Keep up the good work. I will be watching your posts from now on.

  164. this is {so} something i would have purchased…. LOL. thanks for deterring my purchase. :O)

  165. Oh man, that’s terrible! I’ve definitely bought things like that before though…

  166. How funny and sad! It looked so silly in that pan just stirring the same spot over and over again. I can’t believe all those pieces fell off!

  167. That’s pretty funny! What a piece!

  168. hahaha! great repurpose of a crappy product!

  169. That looks amazing. I have never seen anything like it!

  170. This is hilarious! My husband wants to buy one. You know, for all the “cooking” he does. He’ll be disappointed when I show him the video.

  171. Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it broke right in the pan during the first use! What a hunk-o’-junk! Maybe it would work better if you had a really small pan that it didn’t need to move in? lol. Thanks for the warning!


    at the “not a white sauce ingredient”


  173. Too funny. Thanks for the “consumer alert”!

  174. I don’t know what to think…
    I thought that I needed one of these…
    You know, since I cook ALL the time!
    Yeah right…
    Although, when I see these infomercials, it makes me want to buy it to try…
    Just for the sake of trying, because they always make them look magical!
    Please tell me, do you have the shake weight? I just need to know! LOL

  175. LOL. sure glad mty husband made me put down the phone on that one!

  176. *giggle* Ok Ok, so you needed a vibrator for a pan? Ok, a vibrator on lil legs. That is all I could see when I first saw this product being hawked. In the trial runs the legs kept falling off. So good they are staying on…now it is just the lil feet. So what is your next use for it?

  177. Very interesting. However, I am glad you found another use for it. Also glad to see you putting the kid to work at an early age! :-).

  178. Thanks for the post. πŸ™‚ I always like hearing how things like this work. Guess I’ll have to do my own stirring myself like I always have! πŸ™‚

  179. I knew it had to be too good to be true! LOL And oh yes… those pajama jeans. Are people really buying them?

  180. LOL!! RoboStir Fail, indeed. I can’t believe it fell apart on you! I hope you at least get your money back. I’m a sucker for infomercials, too. I guess Anthony Sullivan is just so trustworthy!

  181. Note to self: “As Seen on T.V.” products are NOT always what they’re cracked up to be. πŸ™‚
    Having said that, I can’t deny that I really love Style Snaps for hemming your pants. Hehe.

  182. I could use a mixer…still hoping for one for Christmas πŸ™‚

  183. Love it, too funny. I guess it didn’t make the cut πŸ™‚

  184. love how kids get so creative with every day items

  185. That is HILARIOUS! Although I am sorry you wasted your money. My 8-year old is a sucker for infomercials as well…I have to keep the Saturday morning cartoons off if I don’t want to hear all about how badly we NEED such and such item. πŸ™‚

  186. that was a FANTASTIC and honest review! You should do all the informercials!! ^_^ LMBO!!!

  187. Thanks for the chuckle. What a goofy product.

  188. Thanks for trying this out. I was going to get one. The commercial looked so exciting. πŸ™‚ I think I’ll pass now.

  189. My husband is an infomercial junkie and keeps saying I should get this. Thanks for justifying my decision not to buy this this goofy product πŸ™‚ Loved the video!

  190. Cool tool. I have never heard of the Robo Stir until now. Great idea for a back massage, lol.

  191. I’d say I’m surprised but I’m not! Funny post I appreciate the laugh!!!

  192. Wow! Not at all what they claim. Your such a good sport thought to laugh about it. It does make a funny story.

  193. HILARIOUS! And, seriously, thank you for posting this, because I am so easily sucked in by infomercials that I have allllmost bought the Robostir numerous times. WHEW!

  194. LOL – at least you tried it out before me! I don’t think I’d want added feet to my sauce/dinner.

  195. Well, that was very interesting. I’m glad you had very little in the pan. That would have ruined a good sauce or some teeth if it was covered up!

  196. I have totally fallen for the “As Seen on TV” gadgets too, but this one really does look like it comes in at the top of the failure list! My worst purchase was the Magic Bullet. It worked great, but it only worked for a little while ’til breaking down. I got a cheap $30 imitation from JC Penney and it works SOOOO much better and no breaking down (yet!).

  197. love your blog

  198. Hilarious! I bought that epi-off thing, which was a complete waste of money. Now I don’t even both with anything on an informercial.

  199. Hahaha I never heard of such a thing. I guess it could be useful??

  200. Oh dear, lol! I was fully expecting a big kitchen mess, not it falling completely apart. I hope you sent it back.

  201. That is the worst performance of any as seen on tv tool ever. I guess I an happy with my snuggie, lol

  202. That is hilarious! I’m a sucker for infomercials too – but I can never bring myself to buy them. One thing I did get was the Windshield Wonder…not too shabby. The Fushigi ball however, was given to us as an Xmas present… talk about a joke!

  203. I don’t know what it is about infomercials, but they always seems to convince me that I NEED the product, even though I know most of the time they end up working nothing like they do on TV. Looks like this is another one of those products!

  204. Oh my! What a great product….can’t wait to get my very own. I could use a back rub! lol

  205. I like your new use for the robo stir. My Grandfather once bought a little “grill” off the TV. Craziest thing ever!

  206. I love As Seen on TV Products and I can tell you do too. I hope you wrote them back for a full refund.. WOW !!

  207. WOW…that gadget is more than a little disturbing yet extremely funny at the same time. So glad you were able to put it to good use afterall. πŸ™‚

  208. Muahaha! This was such a funny, but informative post! I guess this is the reason why I tend to steer away from infomercial products!

    <33 Rena

  209. What a piece of junk! Well, at least your purchase is going to the same inventor to come up with more useless stuff πŸ˜›

  210. Love how you can laugh it off and made the best of it πŸ™‚ Infomercials are really hypnotic tho, it’s so easy to fall for them!

  211. I’ve never seen thisproduct before. I love the difference between the commerical and how it really worked! I’m going to order my very own useless back rubber!

  212. Elizabeth Bubel says:

    OMG i havent seen the commercial for this product but wow they try to come up with anything to sell i really enjoyed the video it gave me a good laugh

  213. Why are we always convinced by TV that we need useless stuff. This is hysterical. Thanks for the honest review.

  214. I can picture my husband shaking his head if I ever bought this–I too am a sucker for infomercials! πŸ™‚

  215. Thanks for sharing.. My boys wanted to buy one and now I’m going to show them this video so they will quit nagging me…

  216. I too am an infomercial junkie. I still want a Ron Popeil pasta maker

  217. Glad you found another use for it.

  218. When I first saw this on TV I had to laugh and thought who in their right mind would buy that? LOL Glad you found a better use for your Robo Stir.

  219. Lol!!! That is hillarious!! It is a good thing we have review bloggers πŸ™‚

  220. I’m still disappointed that Pajama Jeans don’t come in a tall size.

  221. I love your infomercial addiction and follow-up reviews! They never fail to make me laugh and it’s so relieving to know that I am not missing out on some great new product πŸ˜‰

  222. Oh my goodness! I had to laugh at the thing falling apart after the first use LOL. I seriously considered buying one of these. After watching your video, I will not even waste my money.

  223. I always get sucked into buying those too good to be true products too!

  224. Oh my gosh, I’d be so disappointed! I’ve never ordered anything from an infomercial simply because most of them are junk, obviously lol. But i ALMOST bought the Pajama Jeans..now, how could they go wrong?!

  225. If it actually worked right & didn’t fall apart, then I think I would find it useful! As seen on TV doesn’t work well for my buying power. I resist, always! πŸ˜‰

  226. Wow. That just blew my mind with how terrible of a product it is! I would say that maybe your pan is uneven, but even if that’s the case and the cause for it to lean in one direction, there’s no excuse for it to completely fall apart in one use. God I love the internet!

    And don’t feel too bad. Once I totally bought one of the exercise belts that “shocks” your abs to tone them. Sucker born every minute!

  227. lol – don’t feel bad – We own a Little Giant ladder, my mother-in-law bought a “keyboard” that ended up being 6 inches long and playing 4 recorded tunes and my husband is OBSESSED with the NuWave oven. (I haven’t let him buy it, so far.)

  228. That is hilarious! I see that commercial all the time and wondered if it really worked. It seems like it’s less work to just stir the sauce than use that thing πŸ˜€

  229. Wow I have never seen that advertised but I’m glad you shared that it doesn’t work just in case!

  230. I love kitchen gadgets, but I am glad you tried it out before I did πŸ™‚

  231. Thanks for sharing, love your blog.

  232. Wait! I thought that’s what kids were for?

  233. That is hilarious! My older boys were begging for this! It’s great to see that it really doesn’t work. I’m glad I saved my money!

  234. Wow. I am really disappointed. Because I seriously wanted the Robo-Stir.

    For real.

  235. LOL It does look interesting and maybe with a few more modifications could work. I had to LOL at the piece falling off though. That was good.

  236. Oh how disappointing! I was really hoping that this would be a glowing review! (Not that I need anything to make me less lazy than I already am, haha)

  237. That is hilarious! Sorry you had to find out the hard way.

  238. What a craptastic product – I bet that’s not the first time either.

  239. HILARIOUS!! Thanks for sharing the “awesome” features of the Robo Stir. Can you please test out pajama pants too??? πŸ˜‰

  240. Forty-five seconds! That’s longer then my daughter will stand and stir… Sold! o.~

  241. It’s the thought that counts…right? At least you got a funny story out of it πŸ™‚

  242. so bad.. but then again, you’ve found a good alternative use for it, lol..

  243. Miki Baxter says:

    My husband is addicted to Infomercial products…I must forward this post to him πŸ™‚ Maybe you can re-market it with the new use you found for it! Miki

  244. I needed a laugh today. Thank you! So sorry it did not live up to your expectations. Pajama Jeans, however, are oh-so-tempting. I just saw them at Wal-Mart last night. Must remember not to walk past the As Seen on TV shelf ever again. ;0)

  245. That stinks! Those infomercials really make you think they will solve problems. Hopefully you can get a refund:)

  246. Deanna L. says:

    LOL I’m so glad you posted this….. I had been wondering how that lil thing would do. Sorry about your experience and I’m glad I didnt buy it now πŸ™‚

  247. I’m also a sucker for informercial products! I almost ordered the robo stir, and I just ordered a pair of pajama jeans! Thanks for this article!

  248. Seriously the best “As Seen On TV” video I’ve seen!! ;D

  249. Hahaha WOW that is classic! Who thinks of these things?! Glad you found humor in it! πŸ™‚

  250. I was wondering how that was going to work. that’s to bad you had to find out the hard way πŸ™ Thanks for sharing though! I will have to forward this to my sister as she’s OBSESSED with infomercials πŸ™‚

  251. I hope the Robo Stir comes with a money back guarantee.

  252. I saw this on TV the other day and said to myself, “isn’t that what kids are for?” Thanks for the review!

  253. Oh my gosh, “white sauce, now with some vibrating parts!” I think I’ll be NOT picking this up at a store near me!

  254. That is ridiculous! Thanks for the laugh…. sorry you wasted your money… of course, I guess it’s not a waste if you got a laugh out of it. πŸ™‚

  255. That is too funny, and it is great that you got it on video! Some of the infomercial items can be quite good. I have bought some of them once they have come out in the stores. I guess some of them though are not so great. I bet you girls had a good laugh though.

  256. Oh dear, that’s not good! At least you found a somewhat useful way to use it!

  257. Beth Willis says:

    Love the use you’ve found for it!!

  258. Oh my gosh, that is too funny!! So sorry it was such a let down. Can you get your money back? My husband and I always make jokes about the crazy infomercials we see, but I can always see why people fall for them. They are so cleverly marketed!

  259. LOL! WOWZA!!!!! Next time I get a hankering to try out a product I see on tv….I’ll give you a shout and see if you want to test it first! LOL! With having a 1 yr old, I see a lot of those because late night is “me” time! :))

  260. Wow, that is insane. Just goes to show that sometimes it’s just best to do it yourself!

  261. OMG! That’s crazy. LOL I’m laughing about this post. I guess I’m just gonna have to keep standing over the pot and stir it myself. Oh well!

  262. I have to admit to falling for the PJ Jean infomercial, had to return them, surprise, not what they appeared to be. Live learn don’t waste money πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the review of the robo stir.

  263. That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard of and the fact that it fell apart in its first minute of use is sad….yet mildlyl amusing. πŸ™‚

  264. Sara Shoop says:

    My husband and I thought that looked neat and wondered if it would work…now we know…!

  265. Lol…id use it as a massager too!

  266. Jennifer Clay says:

    LOL! That is why I don’t buy stuff off the tv like that! Funny story!

  267. Haha!! This reminds me of how much my son wanted the Pocket Chair. Thank God they bring those “As Seen on TV” items to the stores sometimes. Otherwise, we would have never known that the Pocket Chair only works if you’re a kangaroo! Hahaha!!!


  268. OMG that is hysterical! I’m an infomercial junkie too. I often watch them, want everything I watch and rarely buy. This one might have just tricked me though…glad to know I shouldn’t waste my money!

  269. oh no! It looks like it works so well in the commercials…oh well! Glad you found a new use for it!

  270. I’ve wondered about that…now I know! Can’t believe it fell apart the first time out of the box.

  271. I’ll think of this post the next time I have a late night urge to order from an info-mercial! Hope you get your money back!

  272. OMG what a piece of junk! Thanks for letting us know as that is something I might of wanted to try. I have a Slice o Matic here to review and as soon as I figure all of it out besides the one way of slicing I will do my review….May post with yours here LOL!
    Thanks for sharing and for the laugh!

  273. I love new gadgets and infomercials are a definite way to find some new ones. I was wondering how the robo stir was. lol glad someone could test it out and see.

  274. Well, regardless of the “fail” now many more people know this product exists. Wasn’t it Mick Jagger that said – even bad publicity is still publicity? lol

  275. Great post even though the product didn’t work. I was hoping it did, oh well! Get a good back massage out of it anyway. :o)

  276. Bwahahahaha! That was so funny! I occasionally get the itch for an infomercial product, but I think you just scared me off for good!

  277. Oh my gosh. That’s too funny. I am always interested in As Seen on TV products but never bought any because I always figured they won’t work.. Can’t believe it only worked 45 seconds and then fell apart in your food! That’s so gross!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  278. Knocked Up and Nursing says:

    wow. Glad that Anthony whathisname is selling such great quality products…

  279. I’m terrible at kitchen gadgets so I would probably break this immediately. And my money is that my 3 year old would eat one of the feet. πŸ™‚

  280. Clueless mama says:

    That is too funny. Looks like Robo Stir is a piece of junkola.

  281. Have to say I have not seen this infomercial before, but the results of your test are hilarious. Can’t believe it actually fell apart after just a few minutes use. That is sooooo bad! Lol!

  282. Oh my! Thanks for the warning! πŸ™‚
    BTW, I not aware of a pajama jeans infommercial, but I’m pretty sure I saw something resembling that comment at Walmart last week… (BLECH!)

  283. Yikes!!! That is all I can say Holly. Well at least you found a good use for it.

  284. that is hilarious! thanks for sharing! Love that it’s now a back rub!!!

  285. Best advice:

    Stay away from Vince and his Slap Chop — you will NOT love his nuts!

    I’m seriously crying for you — through the chuckles! πŸ™‚


  286. Oh, dear, that is hilarious! I hope you didn’t pay much for that thing.

  287. That’s hilarious! I can’t believe it fell apart so quickly. I saw it on tv too and thought it looked like it might be a handy little tool for when I’m also trying to feed the baby.

    Won’t be buying that one!

    Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

  288. Thanks for taking one for the team! I always wondered if it worked and now I know. Because stirring that mac & cheese together was SUCH a chore. πŸ™‚

  289. What a terrible invention! I hope you are going to try to get your money back.

  290. I can’t believe it actually fell apart in the pan – funny! Who thinks up these products?!

  291. I am so glad I came across this! I was going to pick one up this week, but after this review, it’s crossed off my list! Thanks so much!

  292. Aww. Even though the review cracked me up, I hope you got a refund! Have you tried the Xpress Redi Set Go? I have always wondered about that one :p
    Loved the post πŸ™‚

  293. Newlyweds Budget says:

    It’s like a vibrator gone wrong!

  294. LOL, I’m sorry your robo stir was such a piece of junk. I do appreciate you blogging about it so we could all enjoy the ridiculousness though!

  295. Good god, what a piece of crap! I’m afraid to use my AbRoller now that I bought a 2 am one sober night, my abs might fall off. Oh wait…!

  296. this was really funny. a good reminder not to mess with infomercials!!! lol.

  297. Funny…but sad too! It seems like not many of those “As Seen On TV” items work out like they claim! How do they keep getting away with advertising them? Glad you found a good use for it though!!!

  298. hahaha oh gosh!this is a really great article,I’m so glad I read this!But the massage “thing” is cool as well.Did you get back your money?

  299. Love your new use! Seems like a much better one to me!

  300. I love the alternate use for the Robo Stir! let me know when the little one is available, i’d like to book an appointment!

  301. Jill Laster says:

    So funny! Thanks for the blog. I love when people debunk “as seen on tv” items. Too bad it was at your expense!

  302. Boy, aren’t they going to be sorry you bought that! And aren’t they even going to be sorrier that it’s a piece…. My husband and I saw that commercial together a few nights ago and had very different reactions. He (who can make pancakes. And sometimes pancakes. And of course, instant coffee) “That looks AMAZING! Think about all the other things YOU could be doing while it’s stirring for YOU!! I think that might be in your stocking” All the while grinning away like he’s come up with the best-present-ever. Me “That thing is lame! Think of all the ingredients I’ll waste when something burns, sticks or seperates. And on top of that, it won’t last long around here, when YOU end up putting it in the dishwasher with the batteries in…”

    I’m sorry it was a dud for you, but to be honest I can’t wait to tell him I was right πŸ™‚

  303. That looks like fun! Hope this is an As Seen on TV product that works. πŸ™‚

  304. That is so funny! haha, what an awful product.

    I am so sorry it didn’t work out for you – but I am glad you found a way to deal with it! πŸ™‚

  305. I totally wanted one…until you posted that video! #failsauce

  306. File under “sounded like a good idea at the time…”. I love that it was supposed to free you up from stirring, but instead you spend your time “babysitting” it to make sure nothing is burning. While you could have been stirring and moving on to something else. Someone in China is laughing all the way to the bank.

  307. OMGoodness!! I have seen the RoboStir and now I’m glad I never got one. I can’t believe how horribly it preformed! Thanks so much for your review.

  308. Robo FAIL!

    Off to look at Pajama Jeans…

  309. Awe. Some. You have to wonder how people can sell that stuff and still sleep at night. Although, I still kinda want a Sham-Wow…

  310. I own a pair of Pajama Jeans! πŸ™‚

    How do they make something look so cool for the infomercial but it really isn’t? That’s just not right!

  311. Looks like it COULD have been an awesome product although it does look hilarious!! Thanks for a good laugh!

  312. LOL! That’s so typical! All the hype – it really looked like something useful – you buy it and BOOM! Absolute FAIL!

    Maybe they should call it the “Robo Not Stir”!

    Thanks for sharing and informing us about the ineffective junk that can be bought from an infomercial.

  313. Oh my…I had wondered if those things were worth the money…guess not lol
    But glad you found another use for it πŸ˜€

  314. Absolutely hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  315. I have never been one to order from the TV..Sorry you had to order to find out this stuff is al Junk.. πŸ™‚

  316. HA!! I want to know who in Europe is shelling out 40 bucks for this thing. They must be selling them on the streets to tourists.

  317. Oh my goodness… what a PIECE!! I do have a weakness for As Seen On TV Stuff though. πŸ™‚

  318. Wow – I think you need to make your own informercial, I believe your alternative use will reinvigorate Robo Stir sales πŸ™‚

  319. Wow.. What garbage! I have never bought anything from an Infomercial before, lol.. But I know they are mighty tempting sometimes.

  320. Hahaha this is too funny! Too bad about the quality of the Robo Stir though. While reading the post I half expected its robo parts to fly and send the foodie things all over the place. :p

  321. Sounds like a fail to me, but way to handle it! I hope the refund is already in the mail.

  322. That is too funny! Sorry you wasted your money on junk. At least now you have a semi-effective back massager. πŸ™‚

  323. My son is an infomercial junkie. He tells me everyday about the items “we cannot live without”. Maybe I should listen to him because he thought the Robo-Stir was stupid – LOL!

  324. I never saw the infomercial and I’m so glad. That’s a shame. It must’ve been made in China.

  325. Wow that was funny! I actually kinda wanted one while watching infomercial too! darn! Thanks for the review! If anyone i know ever mentions buying this i will send them a link to your site for sure!

  326. Too Funny what a great use- i would love a back massage! lol

  327. Robo Stir fails.

  328. hahaha Too funny! My kids keep asking me to buy that, so I called them into the room with me so they could see your “awesome” demo. lol I KNEW it wouldn’t work

  329. I almost ordered the “Pasta Boat” from TV. I think its no mistake these commercials come on when we should be sleeping. I don’t ever make good decisions at 3am! Thanks for the review. I hadn’t heard of this abomination yet! HAHAHHAAA

  330. Hahaha! Too funny!
    I saw the Robo Stir advertized and wondered why I would ever need one. Now I’m positive I don’t! At least you found a good use for it. πŸ™‚

  331. Always wondered if that thing really worked. Now I know! LOL

  332. that has to be the funniest thing ever. LMAO!!!!!!!! And your ultimate use for it is priceless. I love it!!!!! Thank you for the laugh!

  333. Nice – funny! Can I be next in line for a massage?? LOL isn’t it funny the crap they come up with on tv?

  334. Last infomercial purchase I made was the toothpaste dispenser – thought it would be perfect for my 4 kids. First use and it plugged it up and the toothpaste subsequently went all over the place every time the kids used it. Why do I bother?

  335. Halirious! I guess that’s why I never buy things I see on TV!

  336. I think I saw something like this on the Iron Chef America! Thanks for posting this video. Very funny!

  337. Maybe we should get some counter-informercials to help consumers purchase with caution?

  338. Wow! That’s an amazing tool. I’m so glad you used your hard-earned money to purchase something so absolutely vital for your time in the kitchen!

  339. Wow. My dad has the same problem with buying gadgets he sees on tv or online. He always buys two and sends me one, or 8 inherit them when he tires of them.Glad he hasn’t sent this one. Yet. LOL!

  340. That is hilarious! Gotta love stuff you see on TV! πŸ˜‰

  341. LOL! I’ve been a TV ad sucker since High School! I’ve gotten Mega Mind (memory helper), Ab roller, workout DVDs, sham-wow, kanoke foot pads… just to name a few. I’ll be the old lady addicted to QVC.

  342. This is so funny! I think everyone could use a good massage.

  343. I’m a sucker for anything marker “NEW” and “IMPROVED”, so even after reading this, I’ll probably still fall victim to RoboStir 2.0.

  344. WOW! That’s awful that it broke within 45 seconds! At least you got a back massager out of it!

  345. Robo Stir added flavor and texture to a dish it thought was lacking. Can’t beat that!

  346. Deb Anderson says:

    “As seen on TV” and NOT “as seen in use in thousands of homes”.

    Caveat emptor. πŸ™‚

  347. Too funny! I was really hoping it would be a good product!

  348. How amazingly funny that video is! I can’t believe it broke off….=)

  349. Bummer I actually love making sauces, and was actually hoping this thing delivered the goods, as for your ‘secret’ it’s safe with me! πŸ™‚

  350. I really want this! LoL too cool!


  351. that’s a shame I really like that robo stirrer thingy. I was thinking how awesome it would be if I could put that in my pasta sauce.

    I hope they improve on it cause it really looks like it could be a great product…. or a back scratcher any how lol

  352. Really?? People can’t stir their own food anymore? That’s so silly!!

  353. more reasons to be lazy lol

  354. Ha ha ha! Oh my goodness gracious, that is just too darn funny! My mom has seen this advertised and often considered buying it. Her wrists just kill her off when she stirs anything these days but so far, she hasn’t taken the bait. πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to share this post with her – hee hee! Thank goodness you had the forethought to record this epic failure for all the blogosphere to see! You saved us from impending doom, O Mighty Stir-Impaired One! And we so humbly thank you for it….

  355. Haha wow. That is an even greater fail than I would have expected. We have a lot of infomercial products over here. Most are barely worth their retail value (if that) but the one gem is the Ninja Kitchen Prep. Before that we had & loved the Magic Bullet – Those ones are actually pretty great and get a lot of use.

  356. You made a good thing out of a bad thing!


  357. I was ALMOST sucked in by this informercial too! I am so glad I had the will power to resist!

  358. I almost bought a Robo Stir. I’m glad I didn’t. Epic Fail!

  359. Thanks for sharing, you made my day! Most I’ve smiled all week!

  360. That is truly hilarious. I just saw the commercial for this a week ago and thought has anyone really ordered that. Now I know!

  361. This is hilarious! I always wondered if that really worked! My Mom always buys stuff like this….I better tell her not to this time!

  362. Epic fail, but at least you found a good use for what was left…


  363. My husband was trying to get me to buy this and now I’m glad that I refrained. Thanks for your honest review and video to prove!

  364. Candice Orpesa says:

    OMG this had me cracking up! You post was outlined perfectly, I watched the infomercial and seriously wanted one really bad! Then I watched your video…omg that is the biggest fail ever. Anytime I see an infomercial on tv its so hard for me to change the channnel, like it’s so interesting my eyes won’t want to look away. I honestly think they make a prototype that works and then they film it working and then they make all the possible cuts to make it as cheap as possible to make…Or I don’t know. LoL you need to get your $10 plus s&h back.

  365. Rofl… too funny! Now I am almost panicked, my Mom gave me one of hers, she did the 2 for 1 deal for the robo stir. lol Well my husband likes to make a custard ice cream… and he wasn’t very good at following instructions. Shhh, don’t tell him I said that. When I looked in on him using it and went back to work on the blog, he finished making ice cream, funny thing is we had little bits of what I swore were scrambled eggs in the ice cream! lol Kinda panicking as I don’t know how to break it to him, as it reminded me that I needed to break the news to him. Maybe I will just show him the video, how much you want to bet he didn’t even watch to make sure it got the whole pan or that he didn’t bother to whip the eggs some? I don’t want to break the news to him, so would you come over and eat some of his ice cream and agree with me? πŸ˜› lol

  366. How funny! I really enjoyed reading! Oh, and what a horrible product!!

  367. WOW – a whole 45 seconds, lol. At least you found another use for it, so it’s not a total waste!

  368. Why is it those things always look soooooooooooo handy on TV? And yet… Thanks for the laugh!

  369. Oh my word! I wanted one of these SOOOO badly. Thank you for saving me from a massive headache. I’ve got 6 kids… guess I just keep enlisting them to stir for me! πŸ™‚

  370. UGH! Sorry it didn’t work as planned. It sure liked that one spot on your pan LOL

    I’m also a sucker for infomercials. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen an infomercial that I didn’t think I HAD to have that product. “But wait….if you call in the next 15 mins” Fortunately I’m too lazy to get up and get my credit card. LOL

  371. Ohhh I wondered about those infomercial products. I’ll stick with the PJ jeans. LOL

  372. Holly, I love this post so much I had to come back and comment again. πŸ™‚

  373. Your video cracked me up!! Even my little boys had to come watch it…hehehe. Sucks it did not work, it sounded so cool…oh well, at least you got a back massage out of it!

  374. This is exactly why my hub set up a force field / hyper gravitron invisi fence around our
    “mind control unit” (tv in laymen’s terms) if my wallet/credit card are anywhere in the vicinity when a commercial comes on, they are vaporized.

  375. Omg! Will you write them or call them at all? I will almost feel like I need to! Excellent test of three product!

  376. Big time fail! At least you got a back massager out of it, lol πŸ™‚

  377. Well, that’s a good substitute for the Robo Stir…

    I feel the same way about the Shake Weight…I think I’ve used it a total of 1 minute…if that.

  378. I think this is pretty neat, I remember seeing it on TV for the first time, and thought wow that could save me some time and less burnt sauces!

  379. That is just too funny! Sorry it didn’t work out for you!

  380. I can’t even say a single word…I buy the pitch and make purchases of stupid useless stuff all the time! I thought I needed one of these things too! So glad I saw yours fall apart first, cause I really wanted one of these πŸ™‚

    Darn it!

  381. OMG — best. product. review. EVER!!! I absolutely loved it:) I went to the Calgary Stampede yesterday to the “marketplace” which is essentially a giant huge building full of booth after booth of informercial products like this. I got a ton of good laughs for free and bought two products. Hopefully they don’t turn out to be like the amazing Robo-Stir…more like a robot chicken skit. Thanks for the giggle ladies:)

  382. Wow! Thanks for the laugh! It was really funny when the stirrer part fell off in the pan. I am not surprised that it didn’t work but I am surprised at how junky it is!

  383. Oh no! LOL! I always wonder how those products really work, but I’m never brave enough to purchase them and try them myself. Glad to know this is one I DONT need to buy! =) I like your new use for it better anyway! =)

  384. Oh my goodness, how ridiculous! I love seeing real people trying out these amazingly-fantastical products that are AWFUL! Thanks for your excellent reporting on this matter πŸ™‚

  385. That looks like a hilarious product to test… almost tempted to do it myself!

  386. The “stirs so you don’t have to!” thing cracks me up. I’m waiting for a “this machine blinks so you don’t have to!” type of infomercial!

  387. And to think I almost bought one of these, lol! My sister and I are suckers for these things but thanks to this hilarious video, not this time! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the laugh and review!

  388. Gee, now there’s some great craftsmanship! I can’t believe it only lasted 45 seconds. I’ll stick with the wooden spoon for stirring, lol! Thanks for the heads up!

  389. What a funny product! Too bad it doesn’t work!

  390. Is it really such a huge chore to stir food while it’s cooking in a pot? lol! Do I dare ask what labor-saving device will be created next? How about a Robo Butter Spreader for people who are too lazy to butter their toast?

    I do like the name though and I would buy it just for the joy of saying ” Can you hand over the Robo Stir so I can massage my back?

  391. Ohhhh I can see myself wearing my snuggy robe, making dinner using my pet rock to save my page in the cookbook……. the robo stir makes dinner and I’m exercising with the shake weight…… what was that 800# again?!? I need that robo stir…. afterall I have money to spend that guy in England is sending me my $20,000 inheritance check!
    Connie G

  392. Lorri Jeanne says:

    LOL, gotta love those infomercial gadgets. At least something useful came of it πŸ˜‰

  393. OMG. You just saved some of us money! Thank you!

  394. OMG! That is horrible! What if only peice fell off and you were unaware and choked on it! Trying not to laugh. Plus it seems like if your stove (or house) was not completely level it would favor one side of the pan (as it did with yours!) Wow, that last picture was TOO funny!

  395. This makes me want to start buying ALL of the infomercial products, to test drive at home, and do some great video reviews like this!! Too funny πŸ™‚

  396. Wow- what a shame- did it come with nay type of warranty??

  397. That makes the Flowbee look brilliant! LOL

  398. I might go order one. But probably not. πŸ™‚

  399. Oh no! I’ve never heard of this product before, but now I know to definitely NOT try it! Thanks for the honest review!

  400. Yep, I used to be victim to the infomercial too! I finally figured out that things in informercials only work if Anthony Sullivan comes to your house and uses it. I quit buying these products!

  401. Heather Lynne says:

    What a crazy idea!~ πŸ™‚

  402. Thanks for the laugh! At least you found another use for it! lol

  403. Wow… what a rip off. Although, for a massager– hey you may have ended up with a better deal! LOL

  404. I think I saw one of these in RiteAid this morning for 1/2 off. Always a bad sign…

  405. Hahahaha! I love it… started reading/watching and thought, “oh my goodness, who doesn’t need a robot to stir their food?!? Really?” Then I did start considering all the hours I have spent making risotto and my robot assist fantasies (cause sometimes it’d be nice to just walk away for a minute or two…)

    So thank you for being the guinea pig, yet again. I love me some infomercial products too and your reviews help share the burden of debt to things that sorely under deliver.

  406. I saw this thing the other day and thought it looked, well, useless. Glad to know I’m a good judge of As-Seen-On-TV character!

  407. I needed a good laugh today! Too funny!!

  408. Okay, I was actually getting excited about this product and thinking of how much easier it would make cooking… until I read the part about it falling apart, lol. Thanks for bringing me back down to earth. πŸ˜‰

  409. Wow. Just wow. There need to be more posts like this all over the internet so fewer of us would buy useless crap! =)

  410. LOL! I love it! What a great post to start out my day! I know it sucks, but thanks for the entertainment. πŸ™‚

  411. What a great invention! I love time saving products. Price is great for frugal people like me. I need a robo stir!

  412. I just realized I entered my wrong URL for website. Dropping by again, I already know I would love this robot stir

  413. Thanks of posting the truth behind this rip off! I considered myself lucky when in my Graveyard Mall Mystery Box I got not 1 but 2 Robo Stirs and for the record the ones I got worked about the same as the one you got! I was considering giving one away for christmas but I really think I would be embarressed to do it!!

  414. Woooooow, is all I can say. Hurry up and get a refund!

    Then stay away from the infomercials or you’ll keep getting these crappy products πŸ™‚

    I love the last pic though; great use as a back massager – maybe you should tell them to add that to the commercial as its main use! LOL

  415. This is hilarious! Yes I’m a sucker for a good infomercial too! My items usually end up in a garage sale but there are a few that actually work and I still use.

  416. How funny! Great use for it πŸ™‚ I can be a sucker for those types of things as well…

  417. Meghan Lance says:

    That is too funny! I generally get sucked into the late night infomercials as well, so THANK YOU for saving me the hassle!!

  418. Oh dear! That looks like something that would happen to me. I’ve never seen that product advertised, because well, all we watch around here is Nick Jr. BUT, I’m glad that I can dissuade others from buying that product!!! Did you get your money back??

  419. lol! LOVE your review πŸ™‚ I guess this is one of those “As seen on TV” items that is not all it’s cracked up to be…Thanks for the heads up πŸ˜‰

  420. Pretty funny! Their idea wasn’t half bad….should have done some more testing before sending them out though πŸ˜‰

  421. When I first saw this I thought, ohhh no, a temptation for one. Too funny! Thanks for sharing!

  422. LOVE it!! I especially like the last picture. πŸ˜€ I’ll keep this in mind when I see this infomercial.

  423. Did you get 2 for the price of 1, for the cost of shipping both?!?

  424. LOVE IT! Infomercials totally remind me of my Grandpa – he bought everything he saw on TV. Some good, some bad. Love that last picture! Looks like a better use of their product. πŸ™‚

  425. LoL! Interesting! Calling right now to get 2! πŸ™‚

  426. Crystal Moyer says:

    Haha Love it!!! I aomost said oh wow i need one till i finished reading.

  427. Ha! So glad I force myself NOT to buy these types of things!!

  428. The only thing I can say is that kills me to find out if this stuff really works! This is why I bought the Shake Weight the other day πŸ™‚ Hahahahaha to funny

  429. Wow! I saw a demo of this on our local tv station. and it got the thumbs up? Wonder why yours performed so badly?

  430. Wow, that’s too bad! At least you gave it a try!

  431. What a great review!! Good thing I never bought a robo stir myself.

  432. This could keep my a cat entertained for hours.

  433. That’s what happens in the middle of the night……

  434. The girls would have loved watching it as long as it kept working. So funny!

  435. This was hilarious! Am SO SO glad I did not order one for my Mom!

  436. Too funny – thanks for sharing!

  437. Since we’re both up watching infomercials across the country from each other, maybe we should chat on the phone while we watch? I would have warned you not to purchase.

  438. LOL! WOW!!! That is one horrible product!!

  439. Good idea, bad product. Lol!!!

  440. Wow – that is definitely one terrible product… >.< I hate it when that happens.

  441. That’s hilarious! I came across a Slap Chop. (Received it for free,so didn’t spend money on it, thankfully)

    You know, the one that makes chopping your food take 2.5 seconds?

    Yea, well… I used it once. On half a green pepper. Instead of nicely chopped up pieces of pepper like I would have got had I thrown it in my mini food processor, I got a bunch of fairly large half squished pieces of pepper. The rest were stuck in between the blades and I had to use the handle of a spoon to dig them out.

    Never again.

    (I did have success with a veggie slicer called the Euro Slicer, though!)

  442. Like creatures of the night, infomercials prey on insomniacs and folks who just get home to late to watch anything real. I’ve been in both categories from time to time, and bought strange things in the middle of the night!

    Not all infomercial products are duds, however. Friends & family teased me for getting a Magic Bullet mixer, but I absolutely love the dang thing. It actually works – great!

    The infomercial was pretty entertaining, too. They had a cast of quirky characters; one of my faves was a frumpy Aunt who wore curlers, smoked a fake cigarette and made pessimistic remarks about whether the product would work or not. Her sarcasm created a nice counterpoint to all the hype.

    Sorry about your Robo-Stir, though. Thanks for the entertaining post, and better luck next time! πŸ™‚


  443. Wow….. that is definetly the opposite of a good product if it broke within a minute of use!

  444. so funny! I think i may just .. pee my pants! no joke! my brain was boggling when the darn thing never moved in your pan =[ and then it falls apart? really? *shame*
    i never buy any of that junk anymore. we bought those closet savers, the hanger thing. Wonder Hanger and it did NOT help! we tossed the stupid piece of junk but i wish there was another form of use like your robo stir as a back massager =]

  445. It’s always so disappointing to buy something then it doesn’t do what it claims to do =/ And even worse to come apart during first use!! =(

  446. Ah, that’s a shame that it broke. Oh well, I guess it was worth a try still πŸ™‚

  447. I actually thought that I was about to watch a review for something that actually works. Now, if memory serves, didn’t you get TWO for the price of one? If so, maybe the FREE one works and the one that you pay for doesn’t…..LOL Jus sayin.

  448. I was mesmerized by the to rotational action maybe you can use it for some sort of hypnotice video treatment?! πŸ™‚

  449. This could definitely work for making eggs…but I do like the back rub idea too!

  450. OMG – what a complete fail! It does sound like an great idea though!

  451. Well, lastest longer than some of the gadgets I’ve bought before! LOL! Not all infomercials are a rip-off. It’s kind of ‘hit and miss’. But, it made for an interesting video…

  452. This is why I never trust infomercial stuff. Like that gyrocup, looks amazing on the TV but heard so many complaints about it. Thanks for warning everyone about the Robo Stir.

  453. What I love is how the people in the infomercials are SO angry to be doing the littlest things! I haven’t seen this one, but I’ll bet the woman stirring her sauce with a spoon looked like she was ready to KILL someone! lol

  454. Robostir was totally my idea πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get one!

  455. Anything with robo in the name MUST be badass.

  456. I’ve never even heard of that but your post made me laugh–sorry!

  457. Hahaha! This reminds me of a similar adventure in my kitchen using a “perfect brownie” pan. Perfect…yeah right! πŸ˜‰

  458. My in-laws are always buying the latest product that they “must call now to purchase!” And it’s always a disappoint! I’ve learned from their mistakes πŸ™‚

  459. I always enjoy watching those infomercials. They’re great for laughs. It’s nice seeing a home video of one of those kinds of products. That’s too bad yours didn’t work. What a rip-off.

  460. I am shocked how it fell apart. I am always weary of Infomercials and this just proves why. I love that you stayed positive and made a back massager out of it lol!

  461. This has got to be one of the dumbest inventions ever. I can’t believe that it fell apart! Thanks for the video though! It made me laugh.

  462. Nice one! Thanks for sharing. ;D

  463. Ummm. Wow. First I was all over it! Then, yeah, not so much! Can’t return it?

  464. hahah this made me laugh! I hope that 45 seconds was worth it!

  465. I am the proud owner of a pizza turntable that has been used once, so I will not be judging. LOL

  466. That was absolutely hillarious – so glad you shared! πŸ™‚

  467. That is the craziest thing ever. Can you imagine the lawsuits with that baby?

  468. Oh, how I love infomercials! I brought my brother a SlapChop as a joke and it didn’t do a darn thing.

  469. We really could use one of those! How cool!

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

  470. After watching the infomercial I was determined that I must have this item to solve all my problems in the kitchen. Thanks for saving me loads of money by avoiding an emergency room visit in case I had actually used this and someone had swallowed the piece that came off. Can you imagine if you used it in a thick sauce, pulled it out and never noticed that the pieces were missing? Dangerous! Thanks for the humor too!

  471. Brock Cooper says:

    This is too funny. Ron Popeil would be ashamed for such bad construction. I guess I’m stirring my own alfredo tonight.

  472. Wow…just wow! LOL

  473. Oh my gosh! That’s downright hilarious!

    And, for the record, I’m a sucker for infomercials, too. I have this entire workout video set that I’ve used once all because an infomercial convinced me that I would look hot in “JUST 14 DAYS!!”

  474. I will admit to giving more than a few minutes thought to buying pajama jeans.

    That Robo Stir thing is crazy!

  475. LOL, So glad I wasn’t tempted to get one. I have enough back scratchers already.

  476. That is HILARIOUS! I am so glad I don’t get into infomercials.

    Well, except for that one for the Ab Glider. You know, that contraption that is sitting in my bedroom and has yet to give me a six pack? Of course, I guess that would require that I actually USE the thing.

    And then there’s the one infomercial for the Carol Burnett Show DVDs. However, I merely suggested to The Hubster that I’d probably really enjoy watching those shows from my childhood and HE did the ordering. So that’s not really my fault, right? We canceled shortly after finding out that only the first two were reasonably priced and the following shipments would force us to have to eat canned beans for a week each month.

    Okay, so maybe I DO have an infomercial problem. But mine is not nearly as entertaining as yours! LOL! : )

  477. At least you found another use for it. You should contact the company and let them know about the alternate use. They might be able to tack on a few dollars to their price because it’s got more uses than before. LOL

  478. Wow! That’s hilarious. Get a refund immediately. But even if you can’t, the fact that you got a great blog post out of it almost makes it worth it. Awesome. lol

  479. I’m a night owl so I’m exposed to way too many infomercials-I have to admit those pajama jeans tempted me for a minute! They get you when you’re in a vulnerable state! LOL

  480. That’s hysterical.. those pajama jeans are tempting in the ads, but they look SO bad on people.. Newest follower!

  481. Too funny!!! I love this post πŸ™‚

  482. Lol..I had a similar experience with the pancake puffs kit and the ice cream ball-what a mess.I bet you didn’t eat the sauce!

  483. Oh dear… lol. So much for new technology. Too bad it doesn’t actually work! I could use a pot that self stirs too… especially lately. For some reason I don’t seem to have enough hands in the kitchen and have been having one cooking mishap after another. I’m truly going bananas.
    Thanks for the post! Enjoyed the review and the photos!

  484. Steve Capell says:

    I think its a great idea that needs some tweaking. GREAT review!

  485. OMG.. what in the world.. I love the comment ” Every spot on the pot will be stirred” and then watched your video where only one area got the “Stir” and the rest never got touched… Gotta love infomercial.. thanks for a great review.. would never spend the $40 they claim Europe is paying, even the $10 is way too much..

  486. Whoa, this looks so awesome & I didn’t know they had this haha. I want one now!!!!!

  487. I have to agree with Cole, your post had me in hysterics as well! That is a much better use for the robo gadget!

  488. ON second thought, after seeing your video, I am very disappointed! Not gonna waste my money on this then haha, thanks for the great review! Love how you use it as a massager haha

  489. What amazes me the most about this product and your experience with it is:
    in all likelihood, this is not an isolated incident! You have to wonder about the conversation that ensued after the FIRST time this happened! LOL

    “Hmmm, that’s a bit troublesome. I wonder what type of liability we are opening ourselves up for by continuing to sell this product?”

    “Well, we do have 50 million already manufactured. The parts aren’t THAT big. Maybe no one will notice.”

  490. the best part was the arm falling off… seesh…. I remember that GMA (or somebody) did a review on a lot of the infomercial items and the robo-stir was one of them, it also failed their tests as well…

  491. I am an infomercial junkie! I have a list of things I want from them!! I know now not to add this! Thanks for the great review!

  492. LOL old fashioned way still the best, huh?

  493. Wow! I’ve never heard of this one! Unfortunately I can’t get this iPod to show me the YouTube video, but what I read did justice.

  494. Okay, I heard about this for the first time yesterday and then I saw your post about it today. Isn’t it weird when things like that happen?

    Honestly, though, I can’t believe people get away with selling this junk! I mean, I understand the whole caveat emptor thing, but still–it’s just not right!

  495. VampKitty says:

    That’s a good idea for a help aid, but very poorly designed.

  496. such a waste of money!
    but glad you still find something to do with that robo.. πŸ˜›

  497. I agree with VampKitty….a GREAT idea. There is so much potential there. But apparently they didn’t put much thought into the workmanship of the product!

  498. Ha Ha Ha! That’s my idea of an honest and helpful review! Thanks! I’m not really sure I need a mildly effective back massager, though. I’ve already got that in my husband! And I guess it’s the spa for a very effective one!

  499. That is an awesome review. Love the back massager picture. Too funny!

  500. LOL! This is hysterical. My son is obsessed with infomercials and is always trying to convince me I need something new that he has seen on TV.

  501. Lol!!! That’s horrible!!! I hope you send them a link to this.

  502. That is really too funny! I agree with sending them the review…lol.

  503. LOL! I got that spaghetti cooker from the infomercial once… It’s now a veggie strainer, so you can imagine how well it worked for me πŸ™‚

  504. Whoa! I was TOTALLY Thinking about getting one of these thingamagigs, but decided that my 5 dollar whisk and my arm flab could do it… hey… what can I say? I need the workout anyway! haha.


    I like the video review! I love how they always have a pumping awesome informercial. So funny how it just fell apart!

  506. I love your review. I’m glad to know it is a total rip off. I can’t watch infomercials or QVC because or I’ll be the calling too.

  507. Mardesia C says:

    I admit that I am sorely tempted to call to order when I see Infomercials. I usually restrain myself and later find the same products at garage sales. Haha.

  508. Ahhh…you are not alone….that’s how I got the steam vac and am a proactiv customer. But my father is the best…or would that be worst? He has ordered video cameras, digital cameras, printers, vacuums, computers, deep fryers, ….and that’s just the things I know about!

  509. That is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Thanks for the laugh.

  510. Wow, I’m sitting here, reading how much you didn’t like the product and I’m so entranced thinking, “Maybe I need to get one of these babies and see if it works”. LOL.

  511. You gotta love the info commericals ……!!! I loved your post about it !!!

  512. yikes, a robo failure! oh well, I just enjoyed reading your nice review… makes me laugh too!

  513. That is really too funny! I don’t really watch info commercials.But I love your writing style.

  514. Lol, that’s AWESOME!!! I feel you’re pain, I’m a total infomercial junkie too, though my husband thankfully knows that and won’t let me buy anything (though if we’d had $99.99 at 2am the night Jack Alaine’s Power Juicer was on, that would be a different story, lol)! Awesome review, great pictures, and have fun with your new(ish) massager! πŸ˜›

  515. And thus is the reason I never buy these things….although I’ve picked up quite a few free from our swap shop at the transfer station….lol

  516. So luckily I didn’t pay for it, I was sent it to review, But it was the Sunny Seat for Cats. Allegedly 4 suction cups can hold up to like 50 lbs on a window or glass door. Of course it only stayed up when there was no cat on it for me. And even then after 20 minutes it popped off. I cleaned the window again put the Sunny Seat back up and my cat jumped on and it held him for a few minutes and it slid down and landed on the bookshelf I had under the window. Luckily he didnt get hurt! I still cant figure out how they got it to work in the infomercial!

  517. That stinks! I am sorry you received a product that is a dud… I hate when that happens. I’ve had a few of those in my time (probably more than a few, truth be told…). I am a sucker for wanting new and cool gadgets, especially kitchen or electronic/tech ones!

  518. Omg! I was thinking of getting one of those as well…well, at least until I saw this post. Lol I can’t believe it fell apart like that! But maybe I will invest in one and just use it as a back massage item…looks great that way!! πŸ˜‰

  519. LOL definitely not stuff I want in my food! I have found a great “stirrer”….my daughter as she got older! hahahaha
    Thanks for the feedback!

  520. LOL! Another one to avoid is the Automatic pasta cooker – a plastic jar you dump pasta into, pour in boiling water, and 10 minutes later, pull out a gluey half-cooked mess!

    Why don’t they have an auto-nagger? That would be more useful for mamas. You could set it to record only your voice for one day, then after that, it would randomly play one of your nags or bellows at random intervals – while you’re up in bed eating bon-bons and watching soaps – and it would almost as if you were actually there nagging your family or bellowing at little junior to stop stuffing grapes into the VCR or whatever!

    Or the auto diaper-changer! Of course, I’m not sure I’d want to trust my baby to a contraption like that – especially after seeing what happened to your Robo-stir! πŸ™‚

  521. I almost got sucked in by a commercial not long ago until I realized it was just strips of plastic- duh! obviously I could d that all by myself

  522. I almost got sucked in by a commercial not long ago until I realized it was just strips of plastic- duh! obviously I could d that all by myself

  523. Oh my! Commercials can sure fool us. Glad you got great use of that instead of just throwing it away. πŸ˜‰

  524. Hi Wendy!
    You are the super secret comment winner.
    I am emailing you right now to get your contact information!!!


  525. Crishauna F says:

    That was so lame! lol!!! i hate infomercials!

  526. OMG!!! That is hilarious! Hey, you could use it as a shake weight!!

  527. That looks awesome! I would love one of those. I love trying and reviewing stuff for my blog =D

  528. Meaning good and BAD haha ;P

  529. I totally feel that way about certain items like Pajama Jeans, PackIt, and worst of all I can’t help but love the Hawaii chair…

  530. cheap china junk – but since it sold so well – maybe a real well designed product ( a la cruisinart) would be worth it $ 40 ???

  531. I saw this on Live with Kelly the other day and I was actually thinking of getting it. Good thing I came upon this post first. The device falling apart in your food is completely unacceptable & gross. Thanks for sharing.

  532. Shattered says:

    While it is indeed a piece of junk, I have to comment to tell you that the reason why it favored one side of the pan is probably that your stove isn’t level.

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