Here's this week's candidate for overuse of technology. What to do when your pot of pasta threatens to boil over? Why, grab the spritzer-fan, of course!
Free from a booth at the Miramar Air Show, powered by two AA batteries, and no spritzing needed. It has one big advantage over the old "blow on it to make the foam go away" approach: you can sample the pasta at the same time!
Silly as it is, the gizmo works suprisingly well. Well enough that it's now in our kitchen tools drawer.