Magnetic Spatula - Keeps accidents from happening...

A while back I was having dinner with friends and family at BJ's Brewhouse, and we all ordered a pizza as an appetizer. To start with, the pizza is served on an elevated platform, which helped accommodate the limited tabletop real estate - an excellent idea. But the star of the show was the pizza-serving spatula, which was magnetized so that it stably sticks to the serving plate. (Though after a few of their beer samplers, this may be mistaken for magic.) This kept the spatula from falling or being knocked off of its elevated perch on the pizza plate - which would have almost certainly resulted in ruined or spilled drinks, soiled clotches, and so on. It's simple, it's effective, it's brilliant - and it gave me an excuse to blog about beer and pizza. Two thumbs up!

2 comments:

trhaynes said...

It must have just the right amount of magnetism to be able to slide across the pan to get the pizza off, right?

Dave Gustafson said...

Yes! The magnetism kept the spatula from falling, but didn't hinder its use in serving pizza. That's the kind of "balance" that is never noticed when it's done well, but a huge pain in the butt when it's off in either direction. Good engineering is essential to usability!