I hate some of the scammy “as seen on TV” products, because I had a few severe headaches in the early internet days before I could check multitudes of forums and social media websites for reviews prior to buying.
I don’t know what anxious myself and others worse—the induction type soldering iron that never worked, or the copper-coated cookware that was stickier than our 30-year-old stainless steel fry pan.
Both of these products were big failures when I got our hands on 1 of each. I see a lot of those copper-coated fry pans at thrift stores because people buy them and then get rid of them for nothing. My sibling had 1 that she threw away 1 year after failing to use it for cooking a side dish while in a holiday meal. I have heard rumors that some of those copper pans were good, but that it was a quality control issue at the factory that resulted in the 1s that were glorified paperweights, although I wouldn’t want to be the 1 to waste the time to find out for sure. I would much rather spend that time exposing the scam behind these products being sold as “personal air coolers” which are far worse. They’re underpowered evaporative coolers that are underpowered and given the wrong application altogether, you need a low humidity level for an evaporative cooler to work in the first locale, in area because they rely on vaporizing water into a mist and adding it into ambient air to get the temperatures to drop. If the ambient air indoors or wherever you’ve got your “personal air cooler” stationed is too wet from the start, you’re not going to have evaporative cooling of any kind whatsoever.