Sunday, January 31, 2010

slider station review

I fell in love at Bed Bath and Beyond last week. Yes, I looked over, saw the Slider Station on clearance and it was love at first sight. I posted about it here. Anyway, life has been shitty and busy and a little bit ridiculous lately so I hadn't gotten a chance to use it yet. That's until yesterday. I went to a grueling cardio kickboxing class which consisted of 55 minutes of squats, kicks, squats while kicking and some more squats. Oh, did I mention that we did a few squats? While almost getting roundhouse-kicked to the face by a very spastic woman I decided that I wanted, no NEEDED, sliders. I spent the rest of the class thinking about sliders and getting back to the parking meter before getting a ticket (I had one minute to spare when I arrived at the car!).

The slider station is pretty simple. You scoop the meat into the five little compartments, smush (yes, that's actually the technical terminology for it) the top on and let your sliders cook. The only problem is that when you use it for the second or third round of burgers that it gets very smokey. Maybe there were a few little flames. Maybe my fire alarm went off once or twice. Who cares if I almost lit my apartment on fire? AT LEAST I HAVE SLIDERS. Basically the smoke detector is a little bitch and goes off when we shower or make toast. I'm fairly certain that our neighbors think that we're constantly lighting ourselves and the apartment on fire on a daily basis. Oh well. I have sliders and they don't, so who's the bitch now?


God, I should model for a living.
Look at that face. Tyra would be proud.
I'm totally smizing (smiling with my eyes, DUH)

12 comments:

Dori said...

You're funny!

bonjouritsjinah said...

Hahaha "smizing" ilu.

j. said...

thanks dori!

haha jinah - you know tyra would be proud :)

Charlotte said...

so what's the deal with this slider station thingy? is it supposed to make healthier burgers? what about veggie patties? what happens with the fat?? okay, time to crawl back under my rock...

j. said...

charlotte - no it doesn't make healthier burgers, only teenier ones. you can't use veggie patties (unless you make them from scratch). i guess the fat just stays there? haha. i don't know, i always use lean beef/turkey

dogimo said...

It might be just how close you're holding them too the camera, but those sliders look burger-sized!

I don't think I've ever had a slider. Ever. Unless you count when grandma's making a ton of burgers for a ton of grandkids, and you get stuck with the janky undersized one, just because technically it's your fifth one.

Anyhow. Sliders. I can picture the deliciousness, but I can't say I've viscerally partaken.

Mmmm, regardless!

j. said...

haha next time i make them, i promise to hold them further away from the computer in order to get an accurate picture of their size.

i think that totally counts. who the hell cares if it's your fifth? growing boys gotta eat!

if you didn't live so far away i would mail you some sliders. actually, that'd probably be gross, but i would do it anyway.

Michelle said...

I was so excited for the sliders review. What did you put on them?? I would've gone with pepperjack cheese, bacon, jalepenos, and bbq sauce. YUM.

dogimo said...

j. you're a rare prize! Airmail sliders, wow.

Although they tell me White House Subs in Atlantic City sends their subs out coast-to-coast, so why not?

I'm with Michelle - let's see the finished product with all the fixins'! :-D

j. said...

michelle - i kept it sort of simple.. wrapped them in delicious cheese and on flatbread bun-type things. next time i'm hoping to add jalapenos and other deliciousness. i will report back with then next batch!!

Anonymous said...

you look cute in this picture girlie

j. said...

thank you anonymous, much appreciated :)