Some awful, sick people are running a Kickstarter for the world’s worst invention, an instant tortilla maker. That doesn’t sound too bad until you read more about it. This thing functions like a Keurig machine but with little pods of prepackaged “fresh” dough that magically turn into “fresh” tortillas at the touch of a button.
This is insulting to anyone who enjoys tortillas or understands what the word fresh actually means (hint: “fresh” should never be used in the same sentence as “pod”). The idea of making one tortilla at a time is also quite baffling … who eats ONE tortilla? Are the crazy rich people that buy this type of gadget actually using tortillas as warm facial compresses or wiping their hands with them instead of eating them? That is the only explanation I can imagine for making tortillas one by one.
The worst thing about this contraption is the price. It is expected to retail at more than $400 but early backers of the campaign were able to snatch one up for the low, low price of $199. Oh yeah, this thing has a lot of backers, and the Kickstarter campaign has already more than doubled its goal of raising $50,000.
Fresh, homemade tortillas are a precious, delicious gift from Jésus. They’re also one of the cheapest and easiest to make food products known to mankind. You don’t need to shell out hundreds of dollars for a crazy machine that will make you a single mediocre tortilla. Go to Publix and spend $5 on a bag of corn masa and get to work. All you have to do is pour it in a bowl with some water to make dough, then flatten the dough into tortilla-like shapes and fry them up in a hot pan. You can make like 200 tortillas in under an hour for almost no money. Go ahead and try it, you can thank me later.