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Corn Buttering Gizmo

For Buttering Corn
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You love corn. Corn on the cob, piping hot and slathered in butter. Mmmm. You’re feeling hungry for corn just reading this, aren’t you? You are. It’s a snack fit for a prince, to be sure. But until today, it was a snack your enjoyment of which was limited by mundane practicalities.

The problems with buttered corn:
1. It’s hot to hold, so you have to use an implement.
2. Butter just slides off the corn, resulting in an unsatisfying, haphazard coating of butter.

Aware that the buttered-bread corn technique could cause problems for the wheat intolerants and those with a fear of bread, I present the Corn Buttering Gizmo. The Corn Buttering Gizmo provides a unitary solution to both of these most vexatious problems. Available in premium steel and budget plastic, the corn gizmo consists of two circular ends joined by hinges to a corn-length plastic trough. The inner surface of the plastic ends bear spikes, designed to be driven into the ends of the corn, holding the Epicurean delight firmly in place, without the need for discommodious corn forks.

The trough has a small slit in the base, through which the butter, heated by proximity to the steaming corn slips smoothly through. For those corn-lovers unfortunate enough to live in regions where corn-sizes have yet to be standardised, the Deluxe Corn Buttering Gizmo features a telescopic trough. As the corn is rotated by the eater, the butter drips through to generate a smooth, uniform covering of golden butter.

The image linked below shows a prototype, with the trough positioned on the opposite side of the corn from the mouth of the eater. Another model has the trough on the top of the corn.

my face your, Feb 11 2003

Advertising illustration http://www.clubsbon...halfbakery/corn.htm
[my face your, Oct 17 2004]

Corn Butterer http://www.pampered...l.jsp?productId=233
Simple, yet effective. [half, Oct 17 2004]

Could be used for these, too http://www.halfbake...as_20on_20the_20Cob
From June, 2001, one of my favorite HB ideas. [bristolz, Oct 17 2004]


       "Please don't throw your corn forks in the commode."
beauxeault, Feb 11 2003

       I was expecting gizmo back.
neelandan, Feb 11 2003

       Mmmm, buttered popcorn. Now I just need a cob to glue them onto.
FarmerJohn, Feb 11 2003

       Poor gizmo, does he know he's being used for such a purpose?   

       I like the idea btw, (+)
madradish, Feb 11 2003

       (+) Off topic, (and I feel like a dumb ass for asking), but what's btw?   

       By The Way
bristolz, Feb 12 2003

       //and those with a fear of bread,// I feared bread for a long time, until I realized that it was just sitting there, loafing around.
Cedar Park, Feb 12 2003

       Since we're being dumb, what's "NB"?
half, Feb 12 2003

       Nota Bene.
bristolz, Feb 12 2003

       Two for the price of one. Thanx bristolz.   

       Ah, thank you so much.
half, Feb 12 2003

       [Bliss], his mouth is not black, it is merely an illusion caused by the overwhelming whiteness of his toothypegs.   

       [madradish], I have been doing nothing to gizmo. It was the corn wot buttered him.   

       And now I've seen half's link, the Corn Buttering Gizmo now comes with a selection of detachable, ergonomically-designed handles.
my face your, Feb 12 2003

       If you had butter with a higher melting point and viscosity, it wouldn't tend to drip off so much. A product like that would also be good for asparagus.
8th of 7, Feb 12 2003

       Spray on butter would be useful in this and high volume sandwich making.
oneoffdave, Feb 12 2003

       I love corn (drool). It's very good (drool). Use it to butter a croissant. Corn on the cob (drool). (I love corn).
DesertFox, May 06 2004


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