Al Dente: Personal Pasta Singer

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Al Dente is a personal pasta assistant you drop into pot of boiling water to activate. After 7, 9 and 11 minutes, he will break into operatic melody (that sounds like AHHHHHHH!). Actually, the songs are "Triumphal March" from Aida; at 9 minutes, the "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" from Nabucco; and at 11 minutes, "La Donna é mobile" from Rigoletto. Music runs off a non-replaceable battery.

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I am a little confused as to the motivation behind such a product. Did the manufacturer do test market research and realize that what aspiring chefs desire most of all is to boil tiny people along with their spaghetti? I have a hardboiled egg timer and it's shaped like (gasp) an egg. It works pretty well, though I guess picturing a miniature person inside might make the eggs tastier. $30

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