Continuing with our As Seen On TV
column, where we take the products of infomercial infamy on a test drive so that you don’t have to, we now bring you the Ped Egg
Has the winter been rough on your feet? Are your toes just not sandal-weather ready? Well, according to the Ped Egg commercials, this little $10 device is just what you need. It's a handheld, egg-shaped thing that resembles a mini-cheese grater and supposedly when you rub it on your dry, callused tootsies, it not only gets rid of all that, but keeps all the shavings inside until you're done, leaving no mess behind.
We gave the Ped Egg a shot and rated it on three criteria:
Cleanliness: They don’t mention in the instructions that you should only use the Ped Egg holding it face up, underneath your foot. If you don’t, you will see some light dust falling away onto your floor. It did collect a significant amount, but you need to bust out some intermediate-level yoga moves in order to get all of it.
Look: After about two minutes using the Ped Egg, my feet did look a bit smoother! But honestly, it was nothing more miraculous than the results I’ve seen using some pumice in the shower every once in a while.
Feel: The instructions recommend you only use the Ped Egg on “clean, dry and moisture-free skin,” and while the models may be smiling in their commercials, this really does make it feel like you’re scraping your feet with sandpaper. Not very comfortable. Not to mention, the "polishing pads" that come with it basically are
Conclusion: It does do the job. And for the average person, who just wants a quick touch-up now and again, it could be a good, cheap little addition to your beauty routine. For someone who wants some serious, long-term results - like me – it’s going to take more than this test run with the Ped Egg to convince me to change my routine.
Plus, soaking your toes in warm water for a few minutes after a long day will always feel better than rubbing a tiny cheese grater and some sandpaper on them.
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