The Gyro Bowl -- Does it work?

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PHOENIX -- With two sons, Charolotte Shaff stays busy.

"I have a 1-year-old, his name is Eric, and then I have Jake and he's 2-1/2," Shaff said.

Shaff said snack time is essential when you have little kids, but it can also be a big mess. She is always trying to find things that aren't going to cause too much of a mess.

We had Shaff try out something called the Gyro Bowl, according to its infomercial, it's spillproof.

The infomercial made claims such as:

·  Now parents can relax whenever kids snack. Introducing the Gyro Bowl, the first ever snack bowl that spins and spins and stuff stays in.

·  The Gyro Bowl is 100 percent totally, absolutely kid proof.

·   The Gyro Bowl keeps all your snacks inside however you bounce, swing or fly.

"I've walked past it in some of the stores, and I've said that's a really good idea but I don't know if it works," Shaff said. " I don't know if I want to shell out 15 bucks for a bowl." 

So 3 On Your Side got the Gyro Bowl and decided to have Shaff put it to the test because of course, we wanted to know, "Does it work?"

Shaff filled up the bowls with some snacks and gave it a quick test. She spun it around several times, and it seemed to work OK. But the real test would be with her sons, Jake and Eric.

When the two boys initially handled the Gyro Bowl, it seemed to work fine because nothing really spills. So, it looked like the product might pass the test. But, remember, the commercial does make some pretty bold promises.

We couldn't get the kids to bounce, swing or fly, but one of the boys gave the Gyro Bowl a run for its money by turning and twisting the bowl, and here's what happened:

Spillage, something we weren't quite expecting considering the bowl is 100 percent spillproof. As for Eric, he ends up doing what every kid does. He drops The Gyro Bowl and it turns out nothing can prevent that kind of mess from happening. So, after all this testing, this is what we conclude: 

The Gyro Bowl does seem to work, but not to the extent the commercial says it does. As for Shaff, her mind is made up.

"I thought they were going to be a great idea, it looks like it's not going to work, I'm not going to spend $15 on something that's going to make a mess," Shaff said.

I will say that I’m a little disappointed because if a child walks around with the Gyro Bowl and they're gentle with it, then it works. But if a kid's going to be that gentle, you might as well save your money and put the snacks in normal plastic bowls.