Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spill-proof my butt! Gyro bowl Lied to Me.

GYRO BOWL Spill Resistant Kids Gyroscopic Bowl with Lid
       You deceitful bowl, you! 
After I saw the Gyro Bowl infomercial I thought "Cool! I will buy it for Andrew partly because I like the idea of a bowl that doesn't spill and partly because I want to play with it myself!" Then, a program like "Mob Wives" came on and I promptly forgot about it (how scary are those mob wives??)

Unfortunately, Walmart sucked me into the Gyrobowl vortex again with a register display and price of 13 bucks. Into our cart--and lives--it went, only to offer nothing but disappointment (ok, I'm being dramatic.)

But, seriously, the Gyro Bowl is not spill-proof at all. All it took was my 16-month-old to hold it by the blue handle pictured above and swing his arm back and forth and out flew his Goldfish crackers. He didn't even have to exhibit genius capabilities and hold the orange bowl in place with his finger--he just swung it and out the food came.

Not that the bowl isn't fun to play with--and, if you use it gently, the food does stay contained in the 360 degree rotating bowl. I just have a problem with a company that claims a product is spill-proof when it so obviously isn't. Did they even test the product on real children?

Also, the Gyro Bowl website is one of those websites that peppers you with popup messages when you want to leave ("Are you sure your want to leave?" "We have a special offer if you don't leave!") That maybe should have tipped me off to the deceitfulness of this little bowl and its makers.

Bottom line: Spare yourself the disappointment and buy a Snack Trap or other similar item. And, if, like the informercial says, you want your kids to walk around while eating cereal and milk without them spilling it, you should probably get out of la-la land. Sit those kids down for breakfast!

10 comments:

  1. Reminds me of this post! http://www.junecleavernirvana.com/i-bought-gyro-bowl/

    I'm a sucker for those infomercials on tv. Then I remember they never work! lol Well I hope you got your money back!

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  2. Well you convinced me not to get my son one!!
    Bc i was totally gonna get one for him! :/
    i thought it was an awesome idea.

    ~Kat

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  3. I love that post you linked to, Chase! If I would have just done my research ahead of time and checked out other mom blogs, I definitely wouldn't have made the mistake of buying the Gyro Bowl!

    And, Kat, I'm glad to have saved you the $13! You can swing by our place and see it in (failed) action. :)

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  4. Thanks for the heads up....definitely won't try that one out. :)

    Following from Welcome Wednesday...would love for you to follow back. :)

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  5. I have been wanting to try this! Thanks for your honest post... :)

    P.S. Found you through Welcome Wednesday.

    http://ohmygoshbeck.blogspot.com

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  6. I would've fallen for it too. Thanks for the honest review!

    I'm following via the W/W hop--would love a follow back!

    www.cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks so much for hopping by my blog and for leaving such sweet comments! I'm a new follower of yours via GFC :)

    Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom

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  8. Hi! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. Would love a follow back at http://www.toeuropewithkids.com/
    Thanks!

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  9. And I thought these were so cool when I saw them, thanks for the post!
    Hi! Following you from the Welcome Wednesday hop! Hope you visit My Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  10. Thanks for this--I would have been buying one as soon as my daughter was old enough :) I found ya through the Wednesday hop. Hope you'll come visit me and follow me back at:

    http://mommychosis@blogspot.com

    Happy Wednesday,

    Kim

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