It claims to help make meals healthier, but how well does the Fat Magnet really work?
It's a simple device that is supposed to make meals healthier by soaking up grease like a magnet.
So we had to try it out.
Cathy Murray says her family calls her the “Kitchen Gadget Queen."
So we figured she would be the perfect person to put the Fat Magnet to the test.
The directions say to place the Fat Magnet in the freezer (without the scraper) for a minimum of 2 1/2 hours.
Next, start cooking.
With plenty of grease in the pan it's time to get the Fat Magnet out of the freezer.
Cathy moves the fat magnet over the meat. The grease is supposed to harden when it hits the frozen plate, but we just weren’t seeing any results.
The directions say the Fat Magnet can be used as long as the metal plate remains cold. Obviously, if you’re cooking, it’s going to be hot, which means it’s really not feasible for the metal plate to stay cold.
Cathy tried it over and over again and says she just wasn’t impressed.
The grease smeared on the plate… it didn’t suck up the grease at all like it’s supposed to.
In fact, Cathy says she found other items around her kitchen that worked the same, including a regular spoon.
In our unscientific test, Cathy found even a simple paper towel worked better than the Fat Magnet.
Overall, Cathy found the Fat Magnet messy and says it doesn't live up to it's claim, and based on those results we give the Fat Magnet a thumbs down.
The Fat Magnet will cost you $10 plus shipping.
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