I spotted this curiosity, the Fresh ‘n Pure Bottled Water Maker, in the post-Christmas clearance carnage… and the yellow 50%-off clearance sticker signals that this oddball item has been shunned by Santa and will soon be deported to the Island of Misfit Toys.
Too bad, because I’m certain that even the most difficult-to-buy-for people on your gift list do not have one of these babies. With this mean-green contraption, you can have your bottled water and drink it too, powered by modern appliance-driven convenience!
I’m a bit confused as to whether the Fresh ‘n Pure is superior to plain reusable containers or the many options already available to filter tap water. I do know this: here in suburbia, we like platoons of high-end appliances with insanely narrow functions. There’s always room for one more on the granite countertops of our spacious sprawl-inspired kitchens, am I right?!
You may be wondering, then, why I didn’t grab this bargain. Actually, I already have a bottled water maker. Mine is a manual chrome model, made by Delta.
Sustainable Curiosities and Novelties: In which we present the oddball, assorted knick-knacks, inventions and ideas for more sustainable Earth occupation by humankind. Or something like that. Submissions welcome, contact the Thirsty in Suburbia “Curator” here.