40-Year-Old As Seen On TV Gizmos TESTED!

  • Published on Feb 24, 2019
  • We TESTED 1970s "As Seen On TV" Gadgets. How do they compare to modern ones?
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    By scouring flea markets, thrift stores and online auction sites we were able to obtain a bunch of old As Seen On TV products to test! In our first volume we will be taking a look at the BLITZHACKER, EZ Tracer and the Ronco Ice Cream Machine. Surprisingly, everything still worked, but were they any good? Check out our review!
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Comments • 1 061

  • Jake Shire
    Jake Shire 8 hours ago

    "Can listen to audible on any device, anywhere"
    I want to listen to it on the moon through a banana...checkmate.

  • Estruarty Gagarin

    Hey, no rock salt!

  • Lama Duckie
    Lama Duckie Day ago

    I would stop 9/11

  • Matthew Harbour
    Matthew Harbour 2 days ago

    Mamy similar ice cream recipes would take like a full day to freeze

  • Emyson Blue
    Emyson Blue 3 days ago

    didn't older fridges and freezers not have cold or warmer settings back then, along with using actual ice to cool it down?

  • insanegamer 666
    insanegamer 666 3 days ago

    The reason the ice cream machine failed us cause u used present day ingredients not from the 70s idiot God this is common sense

  • devilwithwings
    devilwithwings 3 days ago

    I haven’t been to this channel in so many years but I didn’t recognize the logo anymore

  • Rayne Mastne
    Rayne Mastne 4 days ago

    For the tracer one, when I was in highschool, we did basically the same thing with rubber bands. I think it worked better than this.

  • Kyle Curtis
    Kyle Curtis 6 days ago

    Ice cream isn’t made of gelatin

  • Richard Rama
    Richard Rama 8 days ago

    The ice cream did not freeze and it is the mixer's fault??

  • The Hyphenator
    The Hyphenator 9 days ago +2

    Thank you for correctly using hyphens in your video title.

  • Tristan Torrontegui
    Tristan Torrontegui 10 days ago

    Food safe gloves to protect your gloves you mean HANDS

  • Jelle
    Jelle 10 days ago

    That tracer is a technology that was invented thousands of years ago........

  • Caleb
    Caleb 11 days ago

    funny thing back then ice cream was considered a healthy snack full of Calcium

  • Jason Weaver
    Jason Weaver 12 days ago

    That ice cream maker is asking too much. There's no way I'm going to wear gloves to protect my gloves.

  • buttter peanut
    buttter peanut 12 days ago

    Elon musk is very cool

  • buttter peanut
    buttter peanut 12 days ago

    Gamer moment

  • Frosty
    Frosty 14 days ago

    But isn’t that ‘80s?

  • vihockeyguy1
    vihockeyguy1 18 days ago

    The Blitzhacker also doubles as a badass grinder in a pinch

  • Ghostly Productions
    Ghostly Productions 20 days ago

    0:54 mine's is the puma

  • Derek Simerly
    Derek Simerly 20 days ago +2

    Food Safe Gloves to Protect you're Food Safe Gloves...? Did ne1 ls hear that rt? Hehe!

  • R4 B4
    R4 B4 20 days ago

    What about slap chop?

  • 101010 fri
    101010 fri 20 days ago

    The 1st ones box has their logo

  • nursefuzzywuzzy
    nursefuzzywuzzy 21 day ago


  • Mariku Junrei
    Mariku Junrei 21 day ago

    there are so many references to past videos in these videos i have to pause to point them all out lol... also i actually hate you your pun game is too on point even for me lmao love yall

  • Ruby Cooper
    Ruby Cooper 22 days ago


  • VTG vibonja
    VTG vibonja 22 days ago +1

    0:28 why is there the channels logo on the box

  • Dave Goldspink
    Dave Goldspink 22 days ago

    Thanks for bringing back some great memories. Can remember all your products which were all for sale even here in Australia. A special mention has to go out for the ice cream maker. My Great aunt and Nana made I some great homemade ice cream when I was a kid and they didn’t even use one of your ice cream makers. As much as I like store brought ice cream nothing beats the homemade variety. As for your choppers the retro ones were always better than the cheap and nasty ones of today.

  • mastermewtwo gamer
    mastermewtwo gamer 23 days ago

    I would leave future guns in 1775 and give it to the Patriots

  • Gaming Cool
    Gaming Cool 24 days ago


  • Josiah Elliott
    Josiah Elliott 24 days ago

    Back to the future reference in the beginning!! Genius

  • The Master Tanker
    The Master Tanker 25 days ago

    *A L M A N A C*

  • Raph CJ
    Raph CJ 25 days ago

    I would like to go back to the 60s since that's my favourite era and to get a dinky toy

  • Meaux Murda
    Meaux Murda 25 days ago

    I like the reviews on things you used to see on the ads of magazines. You should do more of these.

  • V for Vendette
    V for Vendette 25 days ago

    WOW 70's Lasted 10 years !!! I didn't knew that !!!

  • AmkOfLegend
    AmkOfLegend 26 days ago

    Or just buy alot of bitcoins and come back and boom you're rich

  • Jofish
    Jofish 26 days ago

    It’s a garbage product, but hey, *No rOCk SaLT*

  • Xion Dominagus
    Xion Dominagus 26 days ago +1

    Umm, buy stocks in Apple?

  • Tide Pod Pad Thai
    Tide Pod Pad Thai 28 days ago +2

    I want EZ Tracer

  • My channel
    My channel 29 days ago +1

    I had that tracer! Lol I thought it was great. Ah I miss the símple life

  • Gamez R Hard
    Gamez R Hard 29 days ago

    Didn't work well on the onion. *Puts whole onion underneath device.*

  • King Creepa
    King Creepa Month ago

    that second bunny looked depressed

  • JohntechFL
    JohntechFL Month ago

    As for the slap chop one, you way overloaded it. If you do propoer prep work and cut your onions and stuff down to proper chunks it works perfect. Again user error.

  • JohntechFL
    JohntechFL Month ago

    I think the icecream one is user error on not knowing how to make icecream. I made it back in school around the time this machine came out and it does take some trial and error to get your recipe right. I personally think it could make great icecream if you knew what you were doing.

  • Cloudz
    Cloudz Month ago

    0:28 look at the logo

  • MsKiTTy1138
    MsKiTTy1138 Month ago

    OMG I had that EZ-TRACER used it for school projects for many years and worked great.

  • Sis vs. Twins
    Sis vs. Twins Month ago

    But remember, no rock salt! 😂😂😂😂

  • Ian Irwin
    Ian Irwin Month ago +1

    The EZ tracer isn't a bad toy really, I have something of an affinity for geometric drawing tools

  • There’s a cockroach Under my bed and I need help

    Hi, yes. Just wanted to be the 999th commenter. I’ll take my leave now, cya.

  • HotTaco21
    HotTaco21 Month ago

    omg I love the Halo Chopper

  • IHaveNoIdeaWhatMyLifeIs

    3:27 The same size bunny looks depressed... Seriously, look at it once and you can't unsee it.

  • Fůck Gøogle
    Fůck Gøogle Month ago

    "gg ez" -tracer

  • Spartacusse
    Spartacusse Month ago

    I want one of those Pyrex measuring cups, they are out of stock everywhere in Brazil. Damn!

  • Cookie Bite
    Cookie Bite Month ago

    #2 looks like the CONNECT ONE kids

  • Linda Easley
    Linda Easley Month ago

    I think I'd rather just buy my ice cream from the store

  • Radious The Irradiated One

    S L A P C H O P

  • pinky dinky
    pinky dinky Month ago

    I didnt wanna say it in 2019 but.... IM ALREADY TRACER

  • John D II
    John D II Month ago

    Ice Cream Soup is good!

  • andreiradu1945
    andreiradu1945 Month ago

    The ez tracer would work better if it was metal made, with tight and precise joints and small weights on the arms to not allow the pencil to slip on the paper.

  • ö. . ,
    ö. . , Month ago

    You life in Chernobyl, or why is your garlic big like an apple?

  • yankiel pestano
    yankiel pestano Month ago

    Buy bitcoin

  • AgreeableElf1
    AgreeableElf1 Month ago

    0:29 it’s their logo

  • Nema Veze
    Nema Veze Month ago

    On 0:28 the cardboard your logo is there

  • 1killer911
    1killer911 Month ago

    If the icecream maker is cordless, couldnt you just run it while its in the freezer until the consistency gets about right?

  • mefiyu mefy
    mefiyu mefy Month ago

    can i get your time machine

  • mrpaperbag paperbag

    Ice cream maker... going to a store and buy icecream... 10 minutes and save a lot of time and money

  • ciel nocturne
    ciel nocturne Month ago

    Rip ear

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith Month ago

    I’d so buy the ice cream maker

  • Effected Pringle
    Effected Pringle Month ago

    The chopper was actually a farming machine created by humans, and then later repurposed by the brutes once they found The planet Harvest

  • Effected Pringle
    Effected Pringle Month ago

    Thanks for the halo reference!

  • LambentLark
    LambentLark Month ago

    K-TEL! Top 20 disco songs of the 70's! Lmao. didn't the release a bunch of different compilation albums back in the 70's? I remember the discussion of one had Casey and the sunshine band, that's the way I like it, disco duck, and I think hot child in the city. My brother would play it over and over practicing his dance moves in his room next to mine. I remember him kicking my ass for steeling the needle on his record player. I found out years later it had been my dad that removed it. Bless him.

  • Hahsemi Zumi
    Hahsemi Zumi Month ago

    0:44 its slap chop

  • Hentai Protagonist
    Hentai Protagonist Month ago

    0:29 i see that

  • djhutchison
    djhutchison Month ago

    The EZ Tracer still exists, as an opaque enlarger.

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago

    Food safe globes to protect your gloves?

  • Quickscope Gaming Clips

    That almanac from back to the future 😂

  • gjxvik
    gjxvik Month ago

    *e n l a r g e* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Poodleinacan
    Poodleinacan Month ago

    You should have kept it longer in the freezer.

  • McGatron
    McGatron Month ago

    0:28 logo of blitzhacker food choper use for this channel

  • Wendy O Koopa
    Wendy O Koopa Month ago

    That almanac I never realized that's a thinly veiled tribute to back to the future

  • heck mo303322
    heck mo303322 Month ago

    his logos drawn on a box

  • ahmed rami omar
    ahmed rami omar Month ago

    That clove of garlic was HUGE

  • AntsNetherlands EU
    AntsNetherlands EU Month ago +1

    You. Use. Foodgrade. Gloves. To. Protect. GLOVES?! 5:33

  • Julius Agpoon
    Julius Agpoon Month ago

    Did any one notice in 0:28 it have his logo on the box?

  • im a sheep
    im a sheep Month ago

    Holy shit is that tai zomba

  • Josh Bennett
    Josh Bennett Month ago

    Great, what am I going to do with all of this rock salt now?!

  • metalmichew2
    metalmichew2 Month ago +1

    I was like "oh dude! my aunt had a blitzhacker back in the late 80's/early 90's!" while realising that that is about 30 to 40 years ago right now... damn i feel old.

  • Brynne Miller
    Brynne Miller Month ago

    The E-Z Tracer is actually an archetype of a tool that was used in history for the same purpose. Without the catchy name, it really is just a pantograph, which was used beginning in the 17th century. They’re really handy devices, if you get your hands on a well built one!

  • Vĩnh Tài Trần
    Vĩnh Tài Trần Month ago

    0:29 look carefully you will see something

  • Ayden Holton
    Ayden Holton Month ago

    The 500500 is for America only

  • swishpronoob
    swishpronoob Month ago

    I thought rock salt was a drug reference.

  • Proto - Type
    Proto - Type Month ago

    Before sarting get some food safe gloves to protect your *gloves* 5:34

  • Scott S
    Scott S Month ago

    Tracer == IlluminatiConfirmed!

  • DFox Review
    DFox Review Month ago

    WTF garlic is that and how much radiation was used to grow it ?

  • FlamingTea
    FlamingTea Month ago

    At least you didn't need rocksalt to watch the video :D

  • Martin Oldham
    Martin Oldham Month ago

    Released 40 years of pent up rage. Lmfao

  • Retr0gamer 7179
    Retr0gamer 7179 Month ago

    Keep up the good work😎

  • Val Holladay
    Val Holladay Month ago

    Time to eat some crow. The E-Z TRACE is actually called a pantogrph which was first made 400+ years ago in 1603. It has been used by artists ever since then.

  • Playing Hooman
    Playing Hooman Month ago

    0:29 look at box

  • Livly Wolf Gatcha
    Livly Wolf Gatcha Month ago

    I made ice cream on accident by putting too much Frozen fruit in milk and yogurt when I blended it...
    That’s frozen yogurt
    Point is that took me ten minutes including prep lol