BBB Asked Volunteer Shoppers To Test
Advertised Product Claims
Have you ever asked yourself…
“I wonder if that new product on TV really works?”
BBB has some answers for you!
Are you ever up late at night watching TV and catch an infomercial for a revolutionary new product that draws you in? You’re glued to the infomercial wondering if that product really works! BBB shoppers ordered seven different products advertised on TV and tested them out. What our shoppers found is that some of the products performed just like advertised, and a few others didn’t quite live up to the advertised claims.
Easy & quick- just stick, twist & dent or ding are gone!
“It’s simple to use, just three easy steps and Pops-A-Dent removes dents from hail, car doors, shopping carts and more, without damaging the surface of your car. Pops-A- Dent saves you time and money and is the economical alternative to costly dent professionals.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – It works well on small dents, but anything more should be left for the professionals, as it’s very time consuming.
Swivel Store Claims:
Space Saving Organizer – Just Slide & Swivel!
“Are the spice bottles in your kitchen out of control? Or do you end up searching in every cabinet and go through bottle after bottle just to find the one you want? What you need is Swivel Store Deluxe – the space saving organizer that conveniently keeps all your spices in less than 4 inches of space. Just slide and swivel for easy access to all your favorite spices.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – The swivel store takes up a lot of room and the product is somewhat flimsy. It moves around in the cabinet unless fastened down (no fasteners are included), and requires extra space around it to allow the product to swivel properly. It didn’t save a much space as expected.
Hot Buns Claims:
Hot Buns for beautiful buns in less than a minute!
“Hot Buns as seen on TV is the hair accessory that lets you roll, snap and wrap your hair into the perfect bun – no pins needed! Hot Buns is lightweight, comfortable you can even sleep in it creating beautiful, bouncy curls and waves.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – The product works just as they claim, and it is so comfortable. You CAN sleep in it!
Robo Stir Claims:
Robo Stir automatically stirs as you cook!
“Specially designed legs stirs every inch of the bottom of the pan or pot so food is stirred thoroughly. The orbital turning action ensures no spot is unstirred. The silicone feet even get up against the edge. The RoboStir is water resistant and withstands temperatures up to 550 degrees.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – It works just as it claims! Robo Stir lends a helping hand while you cook!
Orgreenic Frying Pan Claims:
Non-Stick Fry Pan - Cook without oil, butter, or grease.
“Orgreenic™ 10” Fry Pan, as seen on TV, is PTFE and PFOA free, green, the non-toxic ceramic non-stick cooking surface ensures effortless food release and allows you to whip up tasty meals without using oil, butter or grease. Cooks faster and more evenly than other pans. 10” Orgreenic Fry Pan features ergonomic, double-riveted, stay-cool handle for safety and ease of use.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – The pan works as well as any other coated pan; however, an egg will stick if you don’t use oil, butter, or grease.
Simoniz Fix It! Claims:
Just apply, rub it in and the scratches disappear.
“Fix It! Pro light scratch and swirl remover contains a fast action formula with microscopic polishing agents penetrates deep into the scratch to renew the finish to a like new shine. Just apply, rub it in and the scratches disappear. Fix It Pro is the revolutionary liquid clear coat that contains UV hardeners which allow it to fill, level and cure! Fix It Pro is non-toxic, permanent, water resistant, odorless, and works on ALL cars! Why Pay High Prices to Repair Scratches on Your Car...Get professional results.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – This product hid minor scratches briefly; however, after a few washes, the scratches returned. The results were not equal to a professional repair job.
Perfect Meatloaf Pan Claims:
The new non-stick way to bake, lift and serve the perfect meatloaf.
“Just prepare your favorite loaf, place it on the custom-fitted air bake tray and pop it in the oven, when done out comes your delicious meal all at once! Easily lift, slide and serve without it ever falling apart. Thanks to a durable non-stick coating nothing sticks! The magic is the revolutionary air bake tray that elevates your meal so heat can circulate underneath and cooks evenly so you can have moist perfect meatloaf every time.”
BBB shopper’s opinion – Our BBB shopper put this product to the test and enjoyed the perfect meatloaf! After following the enclosed recipe instructions, the meatloaf came out moist. Nothing stuck to the bottom of the pan, and it was easy to lift and serve. Most importantly, the meatloaf was perfectly delicious.
The shopper evaluation of each individual product’s functionality, ease of use and promotional claim is based entirely on the shopper’s opinion and is not intended to be a recommendation, endorsement or disparagement of the product, distributor or manufacturer.
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