RIKL ReviewTM - The Smart Spin PLUCOmatic
Is this your problem, too?
It's time to go to work, and you want to enPLUCOfy your selection of victuals for later consumption. But, when you open the cabinet, your tops and bottoms are in disarray. At best, they will be almost like the photo: Components nicely separated and stacked. At worst, you'll have a Fibber McGee and Molly event, with PLUCO sections all over the floor, and you left to re-sort and re-store them before you can mate a top to a bottom and thus accomplish your mission.
In a sense, this problem and photo is a consequence of my frugality. My housemate shops, and occasionally brings home new PLUCOs at, of course ruinous cost. I don't shop, and refuse to discard any takeout container that shows any resilience or sturdiness with respect to multiple closings. Eventually, the PLUCO cabinet contains a mixture of new, used, and improvised containers. Needless to say, compatibility between tops and bottoms is the first desideratum to suffer. Is there a solution to this problem? Of course there is, and my housemate discovered it on one of her pilgrimages to the store.
The Federal PLUCO Standardization Act
No, that wasn't it. As nice as it would be for the government to intervene to guarantee that all takeout containers would be exactly the same with interoperable lids, and for the Federal Takeout Coordination Bureau to work with each state's Plastic Goods Authority to assure that separately purchased containers met the standard as well, I don't expect this to occur. There simply is no budget for this, and there won't be until the Federal Spinach Inspectors Union merges with the International Union of Peanut Butter Scrutinizers, which will free government personnel to work on the PLUCO problem.
Private industry to the rescue! This is what she did discover.
The Smart Spin PLUCOmatic
Nonetheless, it does appear to have advantages over the haphazard storage method currently being employed. I spun it around a few times, counted the contents, and verified that there were no other arrant misrepresentations on the package. I also noticed that "blue" was the predominant color theme, always a plus.
The Actual RIKL Review
Unlike the other products I have reviewed—The Motorola Q, the Tire Pressure Sensor, and others—I haven't spent a lot of time with this product. I can't vouch for the ability of the individual PLUCOs to stand up to repeated usage, for example, or whether the spin bearings suffer from radiation damage when placed in the test nuclear reactor. The instruction "manual" seemed typical for a consumer product—incomprehensible, but unnecessary. In fact, my entire usage of the PLUCOmatic consisted of taking photographs of it and writing this blogitem.
Of course you have figured out why. Frugality. The PLUCOs in the top photo still have many opportunities to serve, literally and figuratively. Surely I'm not going substitute this plastic parvenu for my panoply of PLUCO parts, at least not while they maintain their integrity and pluck! But perhaps I'll be less avid about saving take-out containers. Sure I will.
NP: "Average Guy" - Lou Reed