Here’s an observation. Today it seems that for almost every task in the home there is now an electric-powered solution, whether it be a can opener, carving knife or an egg cracker (I kid you not).
These appliances may not all the be most energy-intensive products, but when you add all the energy consumption up and the materials need to manufacture and distribute them, you have to decide whether they are really worth it.
Wouldn’t traditional hand-operated devices be far more practical especially when they cost nothing to run, are cheaper to buy, and less prone to breaking?
We always choose hand-operated over electro-gadgets, but I don’t think this is the norm. Mind you, I have even seen hand-operated gadgets that are simply a waste of space as well as being made from non-recyclable plastic. Crazy stuff.
What is the strangest electro-gadget madness that you have seen that has a viable hand-operated alternative? Let me know via comment and start a bit of a community thread happening. This should be entertaining because I am sure there are lots of crazy things out there.