Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gadgets: Ginsey Collapsible Funnel

You might guess that I have a lot of ... stuff ... in my kitchen. One thing I don't have a lot of is space, so I'm always happy when a product comes along that stores neatly. The collapsible funnel ($6.99) from Ginsey Home Solutions fits that description. It's soft and flexible and accordions down to a much more compact size.

Storage isn't everything, though, and I was just a little worried that it might be a little too soft and floppy to be  trustworthy. I shouldn't have worried. A batch of DHorst's Secret Dipping Sauce was safely transferred from pot to canning jars with no mishaps.

The ridges on the funnel are sized to fit standard jars - or at least they fit narrow and wide-mouth canning jars. I'm not sure what the larger jar sizes would be - maybe canisters? I have to say that I liked the fact that the ridges made the funnel fit snugly and securely into the jars, where a standard angled funnel would be a little more wobbly. Even though the funnel itself is soft-sided, it felt pretty safe and stable.

Cleanup was easy - it rinsed clean, and then I chucked it into the dishwasher for good measure.

The bright color makes this easy to find in a drawer which is nice. 

The only thing I'd love more is if this funnel came in a two-pack with a second funnel with a smaller diameter opening for filling smaller containers.