Friday, October 17, 2008
Ronco Food Dehydrator
As a kid I watched this infomercial over and over again. The Food Dehydrator was making dried fruit, and fruit leather, and Ron Popeil made such a big deal out of the fact that there were no preservatives. In fact, to this day I remember his rule of thumb. If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. These were all nice little selling points, but the kicker, the part of the infomercial that made my mouth water, was when he made jerky. I wanted one of those things so bad. Funny thing was, my mom ended up buying one. The Dehydrator lost its magic allure really quick. My mom just didn't have Ron Popeil's flair. Nobody does.