My Step-FIL fancies himself as a cook, and being a very nice man, tries to buy me one of whatever gadget he's purchased for himself. I've gotten rid of a bunch of stuff, but I still have the "Hot Diggity Dogger" unused, (we eat hotdogs once or twice a year, maybe, and I'm still not sure how you're supposed to get the thing clean after use, shudder), a cheese slicer useful for either denting your cheese or causing odd shaped chunks to fall off and a salsa maker. The last is like some horrid Ronco or Popeil creation--a plastic bowl with cover and a hand-cranked "blade" that supposedly chops everything for "fresh salsa...anytime!!". It makes gobs of smooshed tomatoes (I don't think the blade could cut room temp butter), bruises the crap out of your peppers instead of cutting them, but it does mix the smooshed tomatoes and bruised peppers nicely. :crazy: Goodwill loves me, I'm sure.
Ah! Here's the salsa maker - http://www.asontv.com/kitchen/gourme...f=gb&s_cid=104
Hot Diggity Dogger - http://www.hotdiggitydogger.ca/