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Truth in advertising

by Jenise » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:18 pm

Suddenly Wayfair is selling cooking stuff and I'm getting lots of ads from them on my Facebook feed. Most are what serious cooks would consider gimmicks. This one made me laugh out loud:

https://www.wayfair.com/kitchen-tableto ... .html?st=1

Note that the cooking surface the steak sits on is closed, but the steak shown has grill marks.
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Larry Greenly » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:29 pm

I own one of those smokeless grills, which I use every once in a while (works well for me), but I guarantee it doesn't give grill marks.

Looking closer at the image, I'd never buy a gas stove that has burner grids that cross in the center.
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:17 am

That's funny, Jenise! Did you also notice that the second steak (in the fourth picture) has different grill marks than the first, which also cannot have been made on the item for sale? :lol:
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Paul Winalski » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:49 pm

I don't like Wayfair. They spam Yahoo groups.

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Re: Truth in advertising

by Jenise » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Jeff Grossman wrote:That's funny, Jenise! Did you also notice that the second steak (in the fourth picture) has different grill marks than the first, which also cannot have been made on the item for sale? :lol:


I did. Did anyone read the comments? One of the first ones says hers caught fire the first time she used it. Watch out, Larry!
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Jenise » Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Paul Winalski wrote:I don't like Wayfair. They spam Yahoo groups.

-Paul W.


Understood. But I wish I'd bought the stock last March.
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Larry Greenly » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:28 pm

Jenise wrote: Did anyone read the comments? One of the first ones says hers caught fire the first time she used it. Watch out, Larry!

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I've had mine for decades. The top grill is cast aluminum, the bottom is porcelainized steel, shaped to hold a ring of water. How it could catch fire is beyond me. :roll: I've cooked a number of things on it, and the water ring catches drips and minimizes smoke. Works okay for me. But no grill marks. :?
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Ted Richards » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:03 pm

In a more light-hearted vein, my favourite inadvertent "truth in advertising" was a local donut shop which had a burnt-out letter in their sign, so that it read "DON TS". And this was right next door to an office proudly proclaiming "Criminal Lawyers". At least they warned you!
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Re: Truth in advertising

by Jenise » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:27 pm

Cute, Ted. I hope they never fixed the 'U'.
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