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    Chad's Crappy Corner And Gadget Two Of His New August Theme.

    Chad polls our faithful Patrons to determine each month's theme for 'Chad's Crappy Corner'. This month our patron's voted on a theme Chad is very excited about. It's “Cheap Tech Gadgets from Thrift Shops'. In this week's edition, Chad found out not all techy things at Thift Stores are a bargain. He bought “The Crayola Crayon Maker” - a way to make new crayons from all the little bits and pieces of old crayons. But, when checking the box contents Chad realized half of the crayon mold was missing, making the device useless. But Chad also bought the Original Babycakes Nonstick Coated Pie Pop Maker. It's designed to bake 6 Mini Pie Pops in 4 minutes or less. The baking surface is nonstick coated and it came with a bunch of accessories. They included: 25 Pie Pop Treat Sticks, Pie Pop Stand, Stainless Steel Crust Cutter. On Amazon it got 3.5 stars out of 5 from 14 customer reviews. And it was under $18 as of 8/11/17 here:

    And Chad's take? Well, he thought it was pretty good. He took a short cut by buying pie crust at the store, plus a can of pie filling. As you'll see in the video, Chad did a pretty good job assembling some little pies which did indeed bake in under four minutes. They looked good on camera and Chad said they tasted okay. So this is probably a good project for kids to do with their parents supervision. It's does involve an electric appliance which heats up enough to actually bake the dough. So Chad's $5 investment actually paid off, at least on this device. Chad also pointed out that this company makes a Cake Pop Maker in addition to the Pie Pop Maker.


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