The most fantastic, must have, unused gadgets ever!

dabhand

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I'm a gadget man, can't resist them, got to buy them, how many people have bought the most fantastic must have cutting edge (or not) gadget only to discover it in a box or cupboard years later unloved and unused.

What was it?

When I first started motorhoming about 20 years ago I found a multi-jaw, multi-swivel, multi-clamp, multi-position, multi-use vice, at an Ideal Home show, perfect for all those little jobs that were bound to crop up whilst out and about in the motor home I thought, found it in a box the other day, never used, not even once in 20 years!! Over to you!

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I reckon there are probably a lot of 'sandwich toasters' gathering dust in the back of kitchen cupboards............
 

GJH

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We've had (some still have) plenty of useless gadgets over the years. A juicer is the one that always springs to mind first.
Not Sodastream though. Jill started drinking soda water in preference to other beverages last year so we bought one for the house. This year we also bought one for the van - much better than having to purchase/carry bottles of other fizzy soft drinks.
 

scotjimland

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Same as Graham ... a juicer .. used it half a dozen times and got fed up cleaning it.. it's in the shed somewhere.

that's about all, apart from Jan .. :LOL:

unloved and unused.. ..only kiddin
 

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Another vote for the juicer here. Bought one in Spain years ago thinking about all those free oranges. Forgot that fresh orange juice does not keep and it takes at least half an hour to clean the damned thing after each use. Carried the thing around unused for years then threw it in the bin last year.
 

Terry

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Juicer,soda stream,filter coffee maker,apple corer thing -Bread maker although we did use it a lot when new -no doubt I will think of a lot more but that will do for now :D
terry
 
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soda stream from the 1980's just threw it away just a few months ago think we used it for abut for weeks till the concentrate ran out the kids broke the botal and it jus lay in a box till I threw it out
bill
 

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I bought a weird 45 degree 3/8th drive socket extension about 10 years ago.
It is very hard to describe how it works but basically there are perhaps 8 thin rods connection each end which slide in and out as the unit is rotated.

I bought it mainly because I loved the way it works.. Have tried to use it a few times but it is never quite the right angle, or not quite enough room or.. well you get the picture.
Still love the way it works.. just got to find an application for it ! :rofl:
 
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a buegler pin stripping tool so well made and easy to use. Bought 8 yrs ago with paint and magnetic guide. Tried it at a classic motorbike show and only looked at it twice and never been used
 

Chris

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Quite a few. Juicer, ice cream maker, filter coffee maker, Cadac, numerous weather stations, Portable GPS thingies, digital fish finders when I had a boat.

Loads more probably. All sold, given away, binned or lost.
 

Frentchy

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What was that thing that a heavy weight Boxer Frank (something) brought out, A "must have " the wife said!!
Next question; where is it now??:(
 
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dabhand

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We've had (some still have) plenty of useless gadgets over the years. A juicer is the one that always springs to mind first.
Not Sodastream though. Jill started drinking soda water in preference to other beverages last year so we bought one for the house. This year we also bought one for the van - much better than having to purchase/carry bottles of other fizzy soft drinks.
Got an electric one and a manual one (just in case) don't use either!
 
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dabhand

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I bought a weird 45 degree 3/8th drive socket extension about 10 years ago.
It is very hard to describe how it works but basically there are perhaps 8 thin rods connection each end which slide in and out as the unit is rotated.

I bought it mainly because I loved the way it works.. Have tried to use it a few times but it is never quite the right angle, or not quite enough room or.. well you get the picture.
Still love the way it works.. just got to find an application for it ! :rofl:
As soon as you find a use you've gotta share:censored:
 
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dabhand

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a buegler pin stripping tool so well made and easy to use. Bought 8 yrs ago with paint and magnetic guide. Tried it at a classic motorbike show and only looked at it twice and never been used
But what happens when you've stripped the pin?
 
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dabhand

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I definitely have a problem though cos I also buy gadgets when I have no idea what they are, I once bought a lovely chrome spike with a nice handle and a stainless steel sheath, thought it might come in handy! It turns out it was for sticking through a cows ear so you could tag the cow:ROFLMAO: beat that!!!
 
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Anyone else reading this thread got a sudden urge to drink fruit juice :LOL:

And yes, we have got an electric juicer. I know exactly where it is but I couldn't tell you the last time it was used :whistle:
 
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