The baby shrimp shutter is the world’s most affordable basket of trimming tips, according to a new study.
The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, also found that baby shrimp can be used to cut down on the number of unwanted items people bring to the store.
The researchers found that the basket can be adjusted to the size of a kitchen countertop, and that the tray can be reused.
The basket costs $15.50 for a one-year subscription.
The shrimp is also reusable, the researchers said, and can be thrown in a dishwasher, and then reused, for a total of $35.
The authors wrote that a shrimper is also a great option for those with a large family.
“Our findings suggest that consumers who have large families and/or who have already used the basket to trim can consider the use of a baby shrimp instead of a disposable basket,” they wrote.
“These recommendations are consistent with the findings of previous studies of shrimpers in terms of effectiveness for reducing unwanted items, as well as with the recommendations in the International Shrimp Association’s Guidelines for Safe Household Use.”
[The Atlantic, 5/1/12]