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YIXIN Stainless Steel Drying Rack Clip and Drip Hanger with 20 Clips Hanging Clothes Socks Short Underwear Towels Dryer
YIXIN Stainless Steel Drying Rack Clip and Drip Hanger with 20 Clips Hanging Clothes Socks Short Underwear Towels Dryer
Offered by TaoTe UK
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a sock dryer!, 1 July 2015
I was very kindly sent this sock dryer by the distributor for review. I have been using it for just over one week now.

I've had a few of these over the years - all plastic ones. They don't last long or wear well in my experience. But what these types of hanger do well is reduce the amount of washing line you use which can be used for other clothing items.

This is a stainless steel one - 14 inches wide - 20 steel pegs - solidly built - looks good too!

The build quality of this hanger is very good compared to the plastic ones and it has a bit of weight to it. The pegs have a really good grip to them and I've had nothing fall off as yet. The hanging hook can be locked onto the washing line with a metal clip that somewhat stops it from sliding up and down the line.

What can you get on here?

Socks - undies - knickers - bras - tea towels - face cloths - small towels

Perfect for drying all the above during summer - no complaints here!
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Daffodil UFN120 - 7" USB Desk Fan - Desk and Wall Mounted Fan - Adjustable Speed and Angle
Daffodil UFN120 - 7" USB Desk Fan - Desk and Wall Mounted Fan - Adjustable Speed and Angle
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £14.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps you cool, 1 July 2015
I was very kindly sent this usb powered fan by the distributor for review and I have been using it for just over one month now. I have uploaded a few photos to show it's size.

I have never used a usb fan until now and it has come in so handy this week with the heatwave we're having. Even just a light breeze is all you need to stay cool. I have it on right now at 10am sitting in my kitchen and it's supposed to be the hottest day for several years - it's already very hot outside.

What is it?

It's a small table top fan that is powered by your usb port on your pc. It is tiltable, has an adjustable speed dial on it too and only needs 500mAh to power it up to full speed.

What's in the box?

In the box you get the fan which is 7 inches tall x 7 inches wide - a 1 meter long usb power cable - instruction booklet.

The fan looks and feels great. It's pure white and made from a tough plastic. It stands on a good base with rubber feet and can be tilted to point upwards towards your face from the table top. It has 5 blades. There is a keyhole on the back if you want to wall mount this or hang it on something.

This is a well designed small fan.

In use

It's brilliant 'for it's size' - I love it right now given the intense heat. It's a godsend if you like me spend a bit of time sat at a computer. It definitely takes the edge off the heat and I'm quite comfortable sitting here right now although it's 86 Degrees!

Don't think this is powerful and is going to create a considerable breeze in a room because it's not made for that. What it can do is keep you cool whilst sat at a table - computer - whilst reading a book or any desk based activities.

It won't blow your papers all over the place either!

I can highly recommend this if you're looking for a small quiet, nice looking and unobtrusive desk fan.
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VonShef Stainless Steel Cookie Biscuit Press & Cake Icing Decorating Set with 8 Piping Nozzles & 13 Cutter Plates
VonShef Stainless Steel Cookie Biscuit Press & Cake Icing Decorating Set with 8 Piping Nozzles & 13 Cutter Plates
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great biscuit or icing kitchen tool, 30 Jun. 2015
I was very kindly sent this biscuit press/icing gun by the distributor for review. I have been using it for just over one month now.

What do you get?

This is a full set which comprises of the gun - 14 different biscuit press out discs - 8 icing/piping nozzles - and the gun of course! The gun is dead easy to use and there is a basic instruction sheet with it which has a basic dough recipe printed on it.

I already have something pretty similar but in plastic - this one is all stainless steel and very well made indeed. It's solid in the hand which makes for a more controlled baking experience! The gun can be taken apart - stripped right down for cleaning and fits back together easily. Everything just screws together.

The 14 discs are all stainless steel and have different patterns on them. They are really easy to fit to the gun by just screwing the nozzle off to change discs. I have uploaded a few pics to show how easy this is. If you've used a silicone gun to seal around the bath then you'll have this mastered in a second! It works in the same way.

To use - you just make your biscuit dough/icing up and fill the gun and pull the gun plunger right back - fill the gun body and you're ready to press some cookies or get cake decorating.

We make a lot of cup cakes in our house and the icing/cake decorating nozzles work a treat for this. There's one for every icing pattern you could possibly need.

In regards to cookie dough, here's a recipe I found that works well. These cookies have a rich buttery taste that goes down well with a cuppa. . . .

240g butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
270g all-purpose flour
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

You can add currants - raisins - candied peel - whatever you fancy to this basic biscuit dough

How to make em. . .

- Heat oven to gas mark 6 or 400ºF.
- Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon if you're feeling energetic!
- Stir in flour, salt, egg, vanilla extract and mix until uniform (add a few drops of food colouring now if desired)
- Place dough in a fridge for 5 mins to chill down which makes everything easier
- Fill your gun and press out your desired shapes on ungreased baking sheet. Decorate with currants or peel at this stage. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Allow to cool and then decorate if you want!

That's it!

This will make around 50 biscuits with this gun. At first it will be a bit of trial and error as with everything but guess what? Even the duff shaped biscuits are edible! :)

This is a brilliant kitchen device for those who are into baking or cake decorating - it can be cleaned easily and comes in a handy storage box.
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Seed Fathers Day Portable Heating Lunch Jar Food Warmer Vacuum Lunch Dinner Box Stainless Steel Food Jar with Vacuum Pump 1.8L,coffee
Seed Fathers Day Portable Heating Lunch Jar Food Warmer Vacuum Lunch Dinner Box Stainless Steel Food Jar with Vacuum Pump 1.8L,coffee
Offered by Fun Mall
Price: £39.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely looking and functional food steamer for a healthier lifestyle, 25 Jun. 2015
I was very kindly sent this food steamer/warmer bento jar by the distributor for review. I have been using it for just over one month now. I have uploaded a few photos to accompany this review.

What is it?

It's an electric portable food steamer - warmer - container. It has two separate compartments and a steaming rack. You can prepare your meal and load up the pot to be taken out - to work - caravan - camping (you do need an electricity supply of course) and it can be cooked/warmed later. One great feature of this is that you can vacuum seal the food containers inside the pot so they will last a lot longer than usual!

What's it like?

The body is well made from what appears to be Melamine and is in three sections. The base heating element - bottom steel pan - middle steel pan - top steel pan and lid. The lid has two venting holes plus a carry handle and when opened inside the unit you will find two food grade stainless steel cooking dishes. The bottom one is the larger one for rice - soup and the top one for vegetables - meat - fish - egg but you can use them for whatever you fancy. The pot is powered by a kettle lead and there is an on/off switch with a power on light. The whole thing fastens together very well with two sets of clips either side.

Note - There is no timer on this! You need to switch it on and off yourself!

The pot can be opened up and inside you will find . . .

- 3 x stainless steel pans with vacuum lids
- 1 x steamer rack - for putting eggs in - Sui Mei - Steamed chinese buns - pork buns
- 1 x measuring jug
- 2 x lifting handles - for lifting the steel pans out
- 1 x vacuum pump - looks like a bike pump but just sucks air out
- 1 x kettle lead plus a UK adapter plug
- Basic instructions - there's plenty of information on how to use these steamers across the internet as ever with anything!

How does it work?

I have used this several times now over the last month and it works very well. I would definitely say that this promotes healthy eating. You won't be making chips, pies and pastries in here! This is predominately for rice - noodles- fish - meat (chicken - pork- beef) - veg - egg. That's okay for me because it's what I eat most of although you can always knock a few chips up to go with whatever you make in here! :)

Everything is cooked in the steel pans.

Using rice as the obvious example - you just use the rule of a measuring jug of rice to a measuring jug of water so a 1:1 ratio. Add the rice to the bottom steel pan then add the water. Place a little water in the bottom of the base then place the steel pan in. Switch on and leave for approx 30 mins - that's it - rice is done to perfection! If you were to add some fish - broccoli - carrots and a little veg stock to the top pan then this will cook (steam) at the same time as the rice - so after 30mins there's your healthy meal!

I have made chinese pork buns and steamed them in this which it's perfect for! The buns are dead easy to make but he prep takes a while. The end result is well worth it though. Basically you make a dough - leave it to rise - roll it out - cut your discs out - flatten them out to round shapes - add your pre-made filling of choice - nip them all up at the top to make a purse then place them on the steaming rack - add a little water to the bottom pan and steam them for 20 - 30 mins. They are delicious and go down well in our house!

The vacuum pump -

You can prepare for cooking or pre-cook your food to be cooked/reheated some hours later or taken out to be eaten. Here's where the vacuum comes in handy. The lids of the steel pans have a valve on them. You just press the lid on the pan and screw the pump on. Now just pull the piston on the pump to draw out all the air to create a vacuum. You know there's a good vacuum as a nipple on the lid will invert.

This will keep your food fresh for much longer. When you need to remove the lids (and they are well sucked on!) you just pull the valve up slightly to allow the air back in and the lid comes off easily!

It's all in the instructions.

Just search the net for recipes as there's loads out there. You can make thin soups and stews in here too. Just remember not to overfill the steel pans and you can make plenty for one in here. Just use your imagination and get creative!

I really like this little food steamer - warmer. It is well made and works brilliantly. I took it to my partners to surprise her with some prepared food in last weekend. Salmon - rice - broccoli - cauliflower in a flavoured vegetable stock and chinese pork buns in the top and when this pretty little jar of food turned up it put a smile on her face. Priceless.

I can happily recommend it!
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Kuhn Rikon Colori Plus Non-Stick Paring Knife, Black
Kuhn Rikon Colori Plus Non-Stick Paring Knife, Black
Price: £6.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant all rounder in the kitchen, 22 Jun. 2015
I have quite a few of these Kuhn Rikon pairing knives in different colours.

The knife is approximately 8 inches long from handle to blade tip. The blade is 4 inches long as is the handle. The blade which is made from carbon steel has a non stick coating and is the same colour as the handle. The knife feels nice in the hand and well balanced, the blade feels like it is half tang, going halfway into the handle this makes the blade quite strong. The blade drops down where it meets the handle into a bit of a Spanish notch so your hand shouldn't slip across the blade. The cutting edge travels right to the tip making this knife ideal for precise cuts. The handle is smooth and does have a small finger and thumb grip for better control. A safety sheath is provided to store the knife in which grips the blade well so no fear of it falling off.

This is one of the best knives I've found for re-sharpening. The blade comes back very quickly and maintains it's edge for a few weeks in my experience.

Kuhn Rikon have thought of everything in the design of this cracking little knife! It is very sharp indeed and cuts with great ease, perfect for peeling potatoes, handles turnips easily and all veg prep. Great for meat and fish too. This knife will last for years and at the current price is real value for money.

I highly recommend this knife!


JIAFENG Wireless LED light Bluetooth Speaker with Multi-function Bluetooth Magic Dancing colorful Music led light
JIAFENG Wireless LED light Bluetooth Speaker with Multi-function Bluetooth Magic Dancing colorful Music led light
Offered by Daguangru
Price: £36.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really like these LED light show speakers, 22 Jun. 2015
The Jiafeng speaker is a Bluetooth 3.0 speaker system which is a bit different in that as many others it enables you to play music or any audio wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled devices such as mobile phones, PC and tablets but this one has LED lights behind the speaker mesh that give you a cracking little light show whilst the speaker is playing your favourite music! This also has a FM radio built in.

I have been using this for over one month now.

The speaker comes very nicely packaged in a nice box and in the box you will find -

- The cylinder shaped speaker - 6.5 x 2.5 inches - 6 watts of music power - rechargeable Li Ion battery - with voice prompt
- Micro USB to USB charging cable
- 3.5mm aux audio cable

The speaker has a very good build quality indeed with speakers housed behind a black aluminium powder coated mesh grille. The main body is 360 degree metal grille giving the whole unit a very solid feel in the hand. It has a rubber base and sits very well on any surface.

Underneath you have the on/off power button - Micro usb port - Micro sd card slot - aux 3.5mm socket

On the side you have the function selection of FM radio - sd card - bluetooth - LED light on/off and brightness functions. This is where the mic is also situated.

At switch on the LED lights start cycling through the colours red- blue - green - white whilst you connect to your Bluetooth device. Once connected you can now play your device audio through the speaker. Very user friendly and easy to connect.

You can play music/audio from any bluetooth device or any non bluetooth device with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket or insert a preloaded micro sd card.

In use. . .

The speaker -

I don't claim to be a audio expert by any means and how could I prove it if I did? "Hey I'm an audiophile don't you know?" How many times have you read that? Says who? But what I can say is that when I played music/audio through this speaker is. . . I do know when something sounds good and when something sounds great and to me this speaker does sound very good for it's size!

I've played quite a bit of music/audio from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Ipad 4 and Samsung notebook through it. All connected easily in a second. Blues, 80's Electro, Rock, Metal, Classical all sounded amazing. The bass on this speaker is just right as is everything else. The soundstage is well balanced indeed. Using your equalizer presets or custom EQ settings on you devices you can achieve exactly the sound you're looking for. With no distortion at full volume this speaker can easily fill a room in your house if that's your thing. Great for the garden/beach too. I always go on about the Tune In Radio app. I listened to some old time American sci fi through this. The old Dimension X stuff and it was brilliant, the dodgy space sound effects were great!

Telephone calls - to take a call just press the telephone button and you're on the call via your speaker which has a built in mic and to stop a call just press the same button again.

The LED lights -

You've got four colours of LED lights housed behind the speaker grille. You can choose between one colour or have it cycle through them all during music play. They do react to the beat of the music really well and look great!

You can choose to have these on or off via the buttons on the side. When on - you get 6 hours of play - off and you get upto 8 hours. It's really effective and I can imagine a talking point at parties.

The FM radio works well and picked up quite a few local stations here in Liverpool including all the national ones.

I have checked out and reviewed many Bluetooth speakers over the last few years and at this price I think that this speaker offers great design - build quality - audio quality plus the LED light show is something I have only seen in one other speaker which for me is brilliant! This would be great for house parties as it's definitely loud enough for the average sized room and it would make a great inexpensive gift for any music loving teen which will look the business in the bedroom.

This speaker was kindly sent to me for review.

Definitely recommended.
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BTR Premium Backpack / Rucksack Cover - High Visibility and Waterproof With Reflective 3M Scotchlite Tape & Extra Highly Reflective Printed Stripes - Fits Backpacks 15 Litres to 40 Litres
BTR Premium Backpack / Rucksack Cover - High Visibility and Waterproof With Reflective 3M Scotchlite Tape & Extra Highly Reflective Printed Stripes - Fits Backpacks 15 Litres to 40 Litres
Offered by BTR Direct Ltd
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be seen be safe - this does the job., 22 Jun. 2015
This Hi Viz rucksack cover from BTR was kindly sent to me for review purposes and I have been using it for around one month now.

As a cyclist of over 35 years I know too well how important it is to bee seen during the evening and at night. It's great that the message seems to have gotten home in the past few years that lights are a necessity but I think wearing 'some or any kind of Hi Viz about your person is a must have nowadays - there's more and more vehicles on the road 24/7 as far as I can see.

One of these Hi Viz rucksack covers is the perfect solution for me (plus a Hi Viz cycle helmet cover) and I see more and more cyclists wearing them.

Note - I have been informed that this cover has been improved lately from the original version.

This cover is generally well made at this price point. The drawstring rim that goes around your rucksack fits well enough and It is held securely in place by a further two velcro straps that affix across the width and length of the bag. By pulling these straps tight you can compress your rucksack down to a minimum size pushing all the air out.

You have a front mesh pocket. There's no strap to attach a rear light to but you can hook one over the top of the mesh pocket.

The reflective or Hi Viz aspect is spot on! Very good reflective qualities indeed. There's reflective chevrons down the sides as well as two full length reflective strips and three reflective blocks down the centre of the cover. Very good all round visibility, a lot of reflective sections here.

Waterproof? Sure is! This is definitely waterproof and will keep your rucksack dry.

I will update my review if anything crops up but until then a firm recommendation for this cover at this price.
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Gold Coast Weighted 1kg Massage Balls Fitness Exercise Pilates Sport Hula Hoop 100cm Wide
Gold Coast Weighted 1kg Massage Balls Fitness Exercise Pilates Sport Hula Hoop 100cm Wide
Offered by Domu Marketplace
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hot for hula hooping!, 22 Jun. 2015
I was very kindly sent this weighted hula hoop for review by the distributor. This is like no hula hoop I have ever seen. It is made specifically to get you fitter, stronger and healthier. I have been using this for over one month now. . .

I haven't used a hula hoop for quite a few years now - the last time was probably messing around with the kids some 15 years ago!

It comes in a nice presentation/storage box and is in 8 sections which very easily click together and can be taken back apart for storage. Each section has 4 glass massage balls on the inside so there are 32 in total. I have uploaded a few photos for reference.

The sections and the made hula hoop are very well made and the finished product is solid yet light in the hand . . .but not so light on the hips! The hoop measures 1 meter across when made so this is a pretty big hula hoop - much bigger heavier and thicker than the plastic ones I remember from the 70's.

How did it go?

Well - I have never used such a big hoop before and it took me a few goes (about 10!) to get to 10 revolutions. In my experience you really need to give this thing a mighty shove to get some initial speed then you need to rotate your midriff and waist pretty quickly and rhythmically to keep it going.

It took me a few days to get the hang of it and my first go where I did around 5 mins solid - about 70-80 revolutions per minute nearly killed me! The glass balls really do pummel your abs and hips making them a tad sore to be honest - but that's just part of the process. After a few goes the soreness goes and you will get better at it!

It felt like a total workout - a bit out of breath - a bit achy the next day - I even think a bead of sweat made an appearance!

I felt that because of the extra weight - once you get it going it gives your body something to grip onto and keep throwing around so it's not that hard to get it back up if it starts dropping!

If you are thinking or it's part of your exercise regime - to get one of these weighted hula hoops - I can definitely vouch for this one. It does work your body - pummels the abs - works the hips - strengthens the core. It's said that 30 mins - three times a week will tone your body and you'll start losing inches from your belly and all over - I can see why!

One thing to be mindful of is the space you will need. This is one meter in diameter so you need around 2 meters all around at least as it is a tough hoop and once you get it upto speed it is whirring around at a rate of knots!

Capo de monte - glass tables and antiques beware!

Recommended
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Dr Who - Tardis And Dalek Glass Set
Dr Who - Tardis And Dalek Glass Set
Offered by PopArtUK
Price: £10.37

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for Dr Who fans, 21 Jun. 2015
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I bought these for my brother in law who is a big Dr Who fan.

You get two glasses - one the tardis and the other is a dalek. They are tall glasses and hold around 300mls of liquid which is just under a can of fizzy drink!

They feel good quality, quite thick glass and the print all around them is spot on.

A nice set of quirky drinking glasses.
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Mudder 360 Degree Visibility LED Flash light Reflective Vest, Safety Gear for Running, Skateboarding and Cycling, Fully Adjustable, Comfortable and Lightweight Fits Women , Men and Kids (Red)
Mudder 360 Degree Visibility LED Flash light Reflective Vest, Safety Gear for Running, Skateboarding and Cycling, Fully Adjustable, Comfortable and Lightweight Fits Women , Men and Kids (Red)
Offered by Mudder Online UK
Price: £15.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really like this! Brilliant idea. . . ., 18 Jun. 2015
As a keen cyclist I was interested in having a look at this LED light up vest. I have never seen anything like it before!

What's it like?

Well - it's an adjustable nylon highly reflective belt with a plastic clip/buckle which has fibre optic clear plastic tubes fed through and around it. There are two spring loaded toggles on the tubes and two LED light sources that can be switched on/off with the press of a button. The lights are operated by 2 x cr2032 batteries - so you need 4 - 2 for each LED light. They are provided and you will need to pull a plastic strip out to make the connection.

The whole thing seems pretty well made and as robust as you can expect.

It was a little tangled upon delivery but took only minutes to unravel. If you've ever put a harness on well it's a bit like that getting this on. After a few goes it becomes easy. You just make sure the belt is all straight all the way around and sitting flat then fasten it. Adjust the fibre optic tubes to suit - make comfortable - use the toggles to do this and you're ready to roll! Turn the lights on and look like something out of Tron!

The fluorescent orange light looks amazing at night and can be set to three modes - bright - dim - flashing - by just pressing the buttons and cycling through the modes - dead easy!

You cannot be missed in this as it really does stand out and just looks good! I have uploaded a few pics of it in total darkness - no flash was used in the photos.

Personally I can't recommend this one enough in regards to safe cycling.
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