There’s a George Foreman fryer now, people. It promises to “knock out” 55% of the fat by spinning your food. “Patented Smart Spin™ Technology lets you spin out the fat for up to 2 minutes with low or high speed setting.” You may begin posting your Arrested Development “cornballer” jokes in the comments at this time. [George Foreman]


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  1. DarkKnightShyamalan says:

    It’s a poor carpenter who blames shoddy tools for… GODDAMN IT!

  2. noi56u says:

    Includes more than 5 delicious recipes

    Like, six, perhaps? I hate the marketing-jargon use of “more than.”

  3. MyPetFly says:

    If it was manually powered, you could use it in your spinning class.

  4. InThrees says:

    I can’t wait until next week wednesday when the leading Consumerist story is about how people all over the country are being maimed by flying scalding hot freshly-fried chunks of food. Or something.

    Regardless, there’s a lot of potential for follow-up here.

  5. ThickSkinned says:

    For $149 it better do something besides fry food. It should have been named The Cornholer.

  6. Franklin Comes Alive! says:

    Everyone’s laughing, and riding, and cornholing except Buster!

  7. Parapraxis says:

    For a while, George Sr. had tried marketing the cornballer in latin america:

    George: “Es muy delicioso!”
    Ricard Simmons: “Es Verdad!”
    George: *Strangling Gene* Soy loco para el Cornballer!”

  8. valarmorghulis says:

    “¡Soy loco por los Smart Spin!”

  9. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    You may begin posting your Arrested Development “cornballer” jokes in the comments at this time.

    I demand YouTube clips explaining this reference on the grounds that I have never watched this show.

  10. TehViking says:

    Thought these things were only legal in Mexico.

  11. ngth says:

    “Patented Smart Spinâ„¢ Technology”

    Since when is spinning technology?

  12. VikingP77 says:

    Oh I get it! It spins half the food off so 55% less fat…viola!

  13. VikingP77 says:

    voila rather! Its been a long day….

  14. youbastid says:

    I want to see scientific (read: some guy on youtube) tests done that shows the difference in fat between food fried in the smart spin, and food fried in a regular frier and then padded down with paper towels. If the smart spin has as least 20% less fat than the padded down food, I think it would be worth it. However, my guess is that it’s probably about the same.

  15. ryan89 says:

    paper towels ftw

  16. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    I like my fries SCREAMING.

  17. ohnoes says:

    This is what happens when you don’t give George Forman borders, limits…go ahead, touch the Cornballer, you know best.

    In any case, seems to be a higher quality than that stupid, Cornballing, piece of shi…

  18. DePaulBlueDemon says:

    Umm, who thinks that hot oil and “centrifugal force” do not mix?

  19. says:

    my boyfriend’s mom has a device that’s specifically for spinning wet lettuce to get all the excess water off the lettuce (they’re glaringly from new england). i picture something very similar for meats. []

  20. jessi5000 says:

    Now you can save paper towels and 3 seconds of your time by spending an excessive amount of money on a device that will remove surface grease from food for you!

  21. edrebber says:

    Hang the fryer from the ceiling and let George use it as a punching bag.

  22. reynwrap582 says:

    _Properly_ fried foods don’t absorb very much oil in the first place, the entire purpose of the batter (except being delicious) is to create a buffer between the food and the oil. Spinning improperly fried food will still have far more fat and oil in it than properly deep-fried food. If they made a fool-proof deep-fryer instead of this spinning contraption, they’d be off on a better foot…

    That said, no matter what you do, deep-fried food isn’t going to be healthy.

  23. djtripp says:

    Remember, there is always money in the banana stand.

  24. The Cynical Librarian says:

    as Gob would say: “cock, ca-cock, ca-cock” while doing his chicken dance.

  25. mac-phisto says:

    am i the only one that thinks “lean mean frier” sounds pretty lame? how about “fat fracking fryer” or “jack sprat’s kill the fat fryer”. shit, even “lean mean frying machine” sounds better.

    george gets -10 for originality on this one.

  26. PlasmaMachine says:

    “Cornballing piece of Sh**!!”

  27. jessi5000 says:

    Any product that attempts to make deep frying “lean” is just unnatural and wrong. The two concepts are oxymorons… just eat in moderation and leave it that way!

  28. Meathamper says:

    If George Foreman was doing the spinning, I’d buy it.

  29. You hate your job but you're still working there? says:

    I like my junk food shaken AND stirred!

  30. rport says:

    I think we should combine you tube commercials for this thing with those “will it blend” ones — get that guy to do them

  31. flipx says:

    Bush will be out of a job shortly maybe he can put the spin on the product as he sold him self into the White House for 4 more years after the first time.

  32. penuspenuspenus says:

    Wouldn’t the spinning knock off the breading and possibly leave your fried foods (such as fish) into just a mess of broken fillets?

  33. jmessick says:

    It actually looks like a good idea, remove as much surface grease as possible. On the video it appears that the food basket is still enclosed, and the lid is down, when the spinning takes place. The price does seem a bit high, but wait for the sales if you want one. I’m in the camp that a salad spinner would do pretty much the same thing. I think most of us enjoy something deep fried, at least from time to time, and I’m actually looking for a home fryer. This one is too pricey for me, though.

  34. emt888 says:

    Is it wrong that I want this?