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Yogurt Starter Cultures - Pack of 3 Freeze-Dried Culture Sachets for BIO Yogurt
Yogurt Starter Cultures - Pack of 3 Freeze-Dried Culture Sachets for BIO Yogurt
Offered by Natural probiotic selection
Price: £6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb real yoghurt taste, 9 Feb. 2016
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Total success so far. The company emails supporting information and say they are eager to help if you have problems, although the information wobbles between US and metric measures and was designed for 1 litre makers.
However on a 7 jar set up use 1.5 litres of milk approx ( guessable by eye on a fresh 2l bottle). Heat to 60-80 centigrade for pasteurised milk and allow to cool back down to between 43-49 centigrade (glad I'd kept that yoghurt thermometer all these years). Whisk in the culture and add to sterilised jars in the yoghurt maker. The company suggested 12 hours for the first go, and the maker instructions said don't jog the maker. A solid tangy mix like Greek yoghurt resulted, without the straining process. Second batch from the first culture had 8 hours a week later and was beautiful. Seems expensive, but you have two spare sachets and it produces really yoghurty flavours rather than that bland pap that is foisted on supermarket shoppers. Can't think why I've lasted without it for so many years and my gut is feeling so much better. I find it hard to resist eating more than one pot a day. Now to nail really dry cottage cheese like Longley Farm.


Severin JG 3523 Yoghurt Maker with Timer, 7 Litre, 18 W, Brushed Stainless Steel/White
Severin JG 3523 Yoghurt Maker with Timer, 7 Litre, 18 W, Brushed Stainless Steel/White
Price: £31.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Still going well, 8 Feb. 2016
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I haven't used a yoghurt maker for decades and I can't see why I have delayed so long. I decided on the timer model. The display isn't that clear for my bad eyesight, however it's one less thing to worry about on time. After it shuts down, the jars need to cool anyway before they go in the fridge, so you could set it off in the evening.. I much prefer having the small pots to a large bowl as you can eat them as individual portions straight from the fridge, and keep the culture free from stray contamination. Probably the versions with more spare jars would be better (without timer!) as it's hard to juggle the last pot so you have some culture for the next batch.
For using normal milk, just guess about a litre and a half from a fresh plastic bottle into a pan and heat to between 60 to 80 centigrade. As far as I can find, this reduces the chances that the yoghurt will separate out later into whey and solids. Let it cool to between 43 to 49 centigrade- here's where a yoghurt thermometer which just has these temperature markings helps. I added a sachet of powdered bio culture instead of a dollop of plain yoghurt on the first batch and stirred with a whisk. I'm eating yoghurt to heal my gut and boost my inner bacterial mix. (Feeling better after just a week). I wanted to make sure I started with the greatest range of species to start with. I poured into oven sterilised jars. The freeze dried culture packet suggested 12 hours for the first go and 6-8 hours for each batch after that. This produced a tangy solid Greek like yoghurt, just perfect for me. The length of time varies the thickness and the sharpness. The only issue is that moving the machine while it's going can mess up the set. Really easy, not too much washing up, saves money and you can sweeten and fruit (or add cream to imitate those luxury yoghurts) to your own taste. Using up a jar of ginger at the moment!


tesa 55791-00000-00 19 mm x 1.5 m Ultra Strong Foam Mounting Tape
tesa 55791-00000-00 19 mm x 1.5 m Ultra Strong Foam Mounting Tape
Price: £6.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Not in the wet, 6 Feb. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Trying to test it with outdoor applications. However as soon as it gets a tiny bit damp it loses any adhesiveness. As it's wet, it ain't working.


Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen: Six Tudor Queens 1
Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen: Six Tudor Queens 1
by Alison Weir
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Too close to the bone, 6 Feb. 2016
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Love Alison Weir's historical research which is usually incredibly enlightening and delves into personal possessions and considerate of the strands of evidence. I had trouble with her early fiction though and I thought I'd have another go with this review copy. Sadly I still can't get into it. I think the author is too close to the historical evidence to take liberties with it. As such the characters seemed to be undistinguishable in their speech and lacking in passion. I started skipping and it didn't seem to improve. Just not my thing


Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer
Kärcher K4 Full Control Pressure Washer
Price: £199.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, some oddness, 5 Feb. 2016
Old Karcher lance died, and the machine weighed so much we both had trouble shifting it. Really awful to use.
First the numbing research.
I decided against the K2, since on balance water cooled as opposed to air cooled on the K4 seemed a more durable option. I decided against compacts, since there is now no integrated detergent tank and you have to use a plug in semi triangular dispensing bottle. K2 and compacts don't allow you to stick this directly in the machine like the full K4. You have to attach a tube to siphon it out instead and this seemed daft for portability.
Tried a Warehouse deal with the patio attachment, came with a broken machine handle and the price went up on new and used models while I was waiting for the refund.
Found a bargain elsewhere of this the latest model. It just comes with the soft-medium- hard adjustable lance and the hard pressure only lance.
Although I do want a patio cleaner acccesory as the pure lance splatters the dirt everywhere, if you buy the attachment separately, you can get a pointy one to go into corners, the bundled accessory is just round.
There are four extra bits to attach with screws straight out the box, handle, back net, lance holder, jutting out base caddy. Can't think why they weren't attached or redesigned (still not using the net ot the jutting out base). The power lead is longer than the old model, but you really need an outdoor extension lead and a hose reel to allow flexible use.
Tried the round rotating car brush, but not quite as good as the very old version, and needs a lot of pushing downwards to dislodge dirt and doesn't rotate on all settings. The alloys might have cleaned faster with the narrow hard brush. I'm also mulling over the extension pole for upstairs windows.
Uhhn detergent. Lots of different types. We settled on the car shampoo (because it is alkaline and better for car paintwork, probably......) and the universal cleaner. You have to buy at least one expensive (around £7) 1 litre bottle of each version to plug in. You can refil them....the 5 litre bottles if you can find them are between £12-19, so grab bargains when you spot them). Ummn and there's the issue. Do you have to take the first cap off to use the detergent? It is really awkward to remove, pill bottle awkward, pushing the sides with the arrow in and twisting. Underneath there is another cap with a pierced diaphragm. The design seems to have changed on the cap from previous versions. Our first go with universal seemed to work without removing the cap, second go didn't, third go with car shampoo didn't, so we took off the awkward cap and ran through the entire 1 litre bottle on one wash -ok very filthy car. But for value we might as well drive up the road to the eager forecourt team who are, ahem, offering 'the best hand job in the region' . You have to make sure that the machine is pushing out water on the soft and mix setting (there's also soft, medium and hard). The yellow trigger handle on this machine version displays the setting, but you seem to alter the pressure with the attachment. The round car brush has a knob to alter the detergent concentration (which we left on full after our first frustration). There is no detergent adjustment on the machine.
Now you may say, well duh, read the instructions. I snigger and go looking for an instruction book on Egyptian hieroglyphs. There is reference to 'optional accessories Plug n clean detergent bottle with locking lid' and 'remove the plug n clean bottle from the intake and close it with the lid'. Nothing says how to remove the awkward cap or why the outer cap has a tube cut out moulded into it. YouTube has demos where the bottle just gets plonked in without decapping, and some where glance and you miss it, the outer cap is removed. Plus on the smaller models you are attaching it with a siphon tube. The bearer of the y chromosome finally found some instructions in German on the bottle, which said remove it, ..... Argh. Funny the Karcher submersible pump I just got had crystal clear instructions.
Otherwise way more portable, if only down to moderatel heavy. Like it, but affording the attachments and shampoo is painful.


Auraglow 10W LED Low Energy Motion Activated PIR Sensor Security Floodlight Outdoor Wall Light - 150w EQV
Auraglow 10W LED Low Energy Motion Activated PIR Sensor Security Floodlight Outdoor Wall Light - 150w EQV
Offered by Safield Dist. Ltd
Price: £49.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Really bad, 2 Feb. 2016
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First led floodlight I've bought, so learning the parameters. It took me a while to get this installed, so I can't now return it.. It is totally rubbish. The cable is poor and can't as far as We can see be replaced, we had to use two junction boxes to wire it in 2 metres.The light is minimal and the pir barely covers any distance. Got plagued by the suppliers to give a review over several mnths. Feel utterly let down by the other reviewers and Auraglow, who do make reasonable indoor bulbs. Now to find a decent replacement as its not fit for purpose.


Ryobi R18JS-0 ONE+ Jigsaw with LED, 18 V (Body Only)
Ryobi R18JS-0 ONE+ Jigsaw with LED, 18 V (Body Only)
Price: £71.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Another Ryobi One toy, more product information would help, 29 Jan. 2016
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New toy arrived this morning to replace my deceased wired Bosch. On first trial it seems far more powerful.

Since no other reviewer seems to mention the out of the box experience....here we go.

It does take normal T blades. Although the two supplied wood blades look totally different, with a little U cutout at the top and a hole in the top section. T blades do fit fine (she says after buying the recommended Ryobi set after doubtful comments on these reviews). It's all to do with the fitting method. First of all REMOVE THE BATTERY. Turn the black lever on the shank until it lines up with the front and shove the blade in firmly before you release. It is possible to push the lever too far over to insert the blade. If you are taking a blade out, grip it before you turn the release button or the spring will shoot it a short distance.

It needs storing without the battery IMHO for safety.

Speed is the plus minus button, with three settings
Angle is the 0 to 3 setting, with some helpful pictures on the drill body to adjust to the material being cut.
The allen key to adjust the foot is stored at the back of the drill.

I can't see an anti splinter guide available....its a big hole to fill.
I was however able to attach my old Bosch cutting guide easily. It has a 9mm wide rule and a little clamp with a screw and two claws that grip the edge of the jigsaw foot/shoe. The Ryobi one looks to be the usual unobtainable spares.


L'Oréal Paris Cosmetics Brow Artiste Plumper, Medium/Dark
L'Oréal Paris Cosmetics Brow Artiste Plumper, Medium/Dark
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for fair hair, 11 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Tried it, went on easily. I have fair eyebrows and this adds a little brown colour making my face look more "normal". Seems quite good


Go Stationery Graphic A5 A To Z Notebook
Go Stationery Graphic A5 A To Z Notebook
Price: £5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, 10 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Ringed binding, lined pages, not with tear off perforations. Cover is a fairly rigid plastic so good as a writing surface. Reasonably good notebook


Maybelline Jade Eyestudio Big Eyes Eye Shadow 3.7 g 04 Blue
Maybelline Jade Eyestudio Big Eyes Eye Shadow 3.7 g 04 Blue
Price: £4.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea, 5 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Allows you to shade as you feel like on the spur of the moment, with 4 colour shades. I'm not an expert so I'm using sparingly. Lts of Youtube videos to guide you.


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