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Alligetter Garbage Disposal Retrieval Tool
Manufacturer: ARY, Inc.
List price: $29.99
Warranty: 90 days
Dimensions: Open: 15" x 5 " x 1"; closed: 14" x 2-1/2" x 1"; flap spreader: 3-3/4" x 3" x 2-3/4"
Weight: 3 oz
Composition: Plastic
Made In: China
Type: Kitchen tools: Garbage disposal tongs
Color:  Opaque plastic; black flap spreader
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still trendy progress genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: We try not to be too bossy in the kitchen. But one hard-and-fast rule we have is never to allow anyone to reach into a garbage disposal. We have always been happy using a good pair of tongs to retrieve our dropped spoon/ring/artichoke heart. But the Alligetter includes a tiny flashlight that makes finding objects in the dark recesses of the disposal much easier. The battery, which can be replaced, should last for 6 hours, which is a lot of retrieval time.

The jaws have serrated teeth for a firm grip. The handle folds flat with the jaws in the closed position for tighter storage. It can be cleaned in the dishwasher once you remove the light. It also includes a "flap spreader," or little plastic ring, that holds open the rubber flaps at the mouth of many disposals, and which may well be the Alligetter's most complicated component (i.e., it takes a few moments to assemble correctly).

You may also turn to the Alligetter for retrieving objects that have fallen into other spaces that may not be dangerous, but are frustrating nonetheless.


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