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Tater Mitts: Love It Or Hate It?

I hate the word tater. For some reason I can not explain, the word tater absolutely repulses me. Pair it with the word tot and I get extremely grossed out with nightmares of elementary school cafeteria lunches plaguing me in my sleep. Pair it with the word mitt and I will immediately vomit. While I appreciate the idea and concept behind gloves that are especially designed to easily scrub, clean, and peel potatoes, there is no way I could ever buy, use, or wear them simply because I am disgusted by the vulgar name. Perhaps if they were called Potato Scrubbers or Potato Cleaning Gloves I might be more inclined to love this product. I'm curious to see what you think so, tater mitts: love it or hate it?

adrianphantom adrianphantom 9 years
I bought these thinking they would be cool. RIP OFF!!! They are rubber "playtex-like" gloves with gravel, much like you'd find in a fish tank collecting fish poop. The skin is easy to remove from a potato with these, but what they don't mention in the advertising or on the box until you open the sealed gloves and read the instructions, you must boil the potato for 4-5 minutes prior to using them. You can't pick up the potato out of the water with the gloves, as they aren't insulated, that's in the directions...I'm assuming some rocket scientist has tried...The included cutting tool also requires boiling the potato until it's completely soft, don't know about anyone else but I just can't bring myself to completely boil a potato only to pop it into a vat of grease to create fries, sort of makes no sense. Another issue is clean up, you have to use a scrub brush. Watch out for the blue pieces of gravel in your potatoes also, first time I used it I had blue specks in my mashed potatoes and ended up throwing them away because I realized it was gravel from the gloves. Wanna peel your potatoes in less than a minute? Don't waste your money, try a peeler.
imtheheppest imtheheppest 10 years
What made me hate this product is the bad choice of a name. I agree that the word tater is just repulsive. It's a neat idea for sure, but the name just ruined it for me.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I guess I can see the usage but I don't know how often I would actually use them to clean potatoes....interesting
SU3 SU3 10 years
Weird name.. yes. But if it does the job, I'd buy it!
Nicolesid1 Nicolesid1 10 years
First they feel weird.. I use to work in a home decor area of a mass store... nice as Alton Brown says no uni-idems they need to be multitaskers
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
I think these look awesome! I bet they are good for scrubbing other veggies , not just potatoes...
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
The looks of these gloves freak me out.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 10 years
Well, I watched the video and it seems pretty innovative! Perhaps, I will order them for my mom for mom's day! We will see.....
rubialala rubialala 10 years
It's weird, this grosses me out.
yayapapaya yayapapaya 10 years
its an interesting idea. i guess they'd be good if they weren't overprivced.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 10 years
I think they look like a novel idea. Especially for those of us who grow our own potatoes. When you get taters (just for you yum) out of the garden, their skins aren't as tough, but they won't rub off with just your hands. These little mitts look like they'd do the job perfectly!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
It's totally weird!
tikilite tikilite 10 years
I have the same reaction to the word "mater" for tomato. I travel for work, and have heard people order "maters" in public, and it upsets me every time. For some reason "tater" doesn't have the same effect, though.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
Partysugar, I've never heard of anyone having such a drastic reaction to the word tater before! You really feel strongly about this issue!!LOL :) I think they look gross all nubby like that, but I could hide them under the cupboard if they actually worked well.
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Hmmmm... interesting... ha.
stardelice stardelice 10 years
It seems a little drastic to call the name vulgar... But, yeah, the gloves themselves look kinda icky. Lux
jendudley jendudley 10 years
Does it work? If it does, then heck yeah, but if it still leaves little bits of nasty peel, then no way. Someone try them out and let us know!
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 10 years
Seriously, you don't like tater tots?! I'm 29 next week and I still eat the tasty lil things! As for the tater mitt, IF it works like it says, sign me up, I am no good at peeling potatoes!
misogi misogi 10 years
It just seems so pointless...
Sunkiss Sunkiss 10 years
They look disgusting and unhygienic O.o xoxo Sunkiss
krEnElk krEnElk 10 years
i'm with you, party, those words are gross! and the gloves kind of look like they have mold growing on them :-D
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
LMAO my bf saw this and thought it was funny and i did too but still! beats using that nasty peeler i have. great for other root vegetables too! wonder if it's easy to clean
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