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Gaggia Baby Class RI8157/40 Coffee Maker with Professional Filter
Gaggia Baby Class RI8157/40 Coffee Maker with Professional Filter
Price: £299.94

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not going so well..., 18 Feb. 2011
Followed the instructions, cranked it up, pressed the start button, and scalding coffee shoots out at 90 degrees to the left and right all over the kitchen. Nice. Tried five more times (different grind, different tamping), same result. Called Phillips' customer line (Gaggia is now owned by Phillips) who weren't remotely surprised. The pump in this model has apparently been made more powerful in order to work with coffee capsules, but the increased pressure is so great that with ground coffee it simply blows the espresso at high velocity in all directions other than towards the cup. Terrific. Anyway, they sent me a little plastic thing (a bit like the top of a toothpaste tube) to jam into the metal filter. Impressed? Er, no. The other thing anyone thinking of buying this machine should know is that, in the flesh, it looks and feels like a 1970s Fisher Price Activity Centre. Unbelievably for a machine of this price, the big operating buttons are made of loose-fitting plastic, as is much of the body. If you're still thinking of buying one, then the good news is with the toothpaste tube cap device in play, it makes a lovely espresso.
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Swallowing The Anchor- A Disreputable Midshipman s Descent Into The Murky World Of Antique Dealing
Swallowing The Anchor- A Disreputable Midshipman s Descent Into The Murky World Of Antique Dealing
by James Croft
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A work of total genius, 28 Nov. 2009
OK, this book was written by uncle. But... it IS a work of total genius, one of the funniest, sweetest and most charming books you'll ever read. And if you get order in fast, you may still be getting your hands on a first edition :)


FileMaker Pro 9 Bible
FileMaker Pro 9 Bible
by Ray Cologon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars as good as it gets, 8 Feb. 2009
This review is from: FileMaker Pro 9 Bible (Paperback)
Not much too add to the other reviews except to confirm that this is not only the most outstanding and inspiring book yet published on Filemaker, but probably the best software guide I have ever owned. I'm a full time Filemaker developer, and this book is a total joy.


Special Edition Using FileMaker 9
Special Edition Using FileMaker 9
by Jesse Feiler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars latest edition of the ultimate developer's guide to Filemaker, 15 Jan. 2008
This has to be the finest book on Filemaker on the market. If you've become jaded by reading third party computer books that do little more than reproduce a product's help files, this will astonish you. It is comprehensive, unpatronishing, and unbelievably practical, rich with advice, with scripting and interface development tips - I cannot praise it highly enough.


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