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Kuhn Rikon Box Mandoline and Grater, Multi-Colour
Kuhn Rikon Box Mandoline and Grater, Multi-Colour
Price: £19.12

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but with design problems., 4 July 2015
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This is definitely up to the high standards of Kuhn-Rikon products. The product catching box which doubles as a storage container is excellent and soloves the problem of sliced finger tips and losing the gripper in a crowded drawer! I have taken off one star because the grafter is difficult to use and bottle plastic. A steel grater panel would have been stronger. Also the little gripper has its problems : the spines are useless for holding small items such as garlic cloves or small pieces of ginger etc, and if you use them for a carrot for example, you slice or grate right to the ends of the spines without realising it, thus damaging gripper spines as well as the slicer/grater plate itself.
This item needs a real rethink.


Samsung Galaxy SIII Smartphone (16GB, UK Sim Free Unlocked) - Marble White - Discontinued by manufacturer
Samsung Galaxy SIII Smartphone (16GB, UK Sim Free Unlocked) - Marble White - Discontinued by manufacturer
Offered by Digital Techno LTD
Price: £161.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent purchase - absolutely no reservations in recommending this, 4 Sept. 2014
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This is a very neat phone, with all the functionality that one could wish of a laptop, combined with the facility of a phone. It is slim but tough, well made and good-looking. The camera is excellent, for stills and videoing - better than my expensive dedicated professional camera! This phone has the ability to pick up and transfer to the best available signal around, where ever you are - I have never found one so sensitive, that automatically goes into roaming mode as signal deteriorates, seamlessly and without any effort on my part. It is extremely fast in operation, excellent display and simply seems to absorb anything I throw at it, syncing with other devices seamlessly and it is actually far more reliable and effortless to use than any laptop or tablet I have yet tested or tried. The sound quality is clear and good, but it benefits from one using the Bluetooth facility or headphones, and then the power really shows. Just remember to keep the volume at maximum when using an external speaker, to get the full definition of sound. I was pleased to find that it takes a 64G card and this has given it more capacity than I will ever need, as well as being so simple to use. It is reactive, easy to use, has a very responsive touchscreen and does everything that more expensive phones do. Samsung have an excellent UK helpline number and are extremely efficient and 'human' if you do need to ask anything. For me, that is always a bonus - local help and support if needed, and not expensive phone tariffs either! Don't hesitate, this seller is selling the genuine article, no imported sham model. Here again, Amazon is there to help if you do happen to have concerns - but Samsung also confirmed the model and serial number etc over the phone. Get one of these - you cannot better the price and the value is incredible. Of course, if you are one who wants the latest IPhone, this will never satisfy you, but if you are after a very good, reliable and top quality smartphone that can act as a computer as well, then get one of these!


Slug Nematodes 30million (Treats 100sq.m)
Slug Nematodes 30million (Treats 100sq.m)
Offered by green gardener
Price: £19.26

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The PERFECT solution for those out there who hate slugs like me ..., 17 July 2014
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Whow, these nematodes were fresh and hungry! I have used this product before, but not from this supplier. Would recommend supplier and product with no hesitation. We have huge and voracious slugs - revolting and destructive. I use a hose applicator and actually watered the Nemaslug in during a rain shower - the following morning not a slug to be seen!. Last year, I had to wait a few days, but nope, these nematodes were raring to go. It really is a dream product - just get more than you need, as you cannot overdose. Water it in well, and water the area as normally after the first 48 hours, so that the little beasties can wash right down into the soil and start feeding on the slugs and eggs ... GRREAT! I notice a reduction in snail population too, although it is not supposed to affect snails, but I reckon the nematodes like the baby snails underground as a change! This product is one which I apply with a huge sigh of relief, as I LOATHE slugs and ours just sneer at any slug-killer and walk over it. Once this stuff is watered in, they just stop appearing - no bodies, no squelchy, exploding bombs under foot in the dark, nothing - occasionally the odd torpid, stiff slug makes its way out, but they are obviously not happy or healthy, hooray. Oh I am cruel .... The 'every six weeks' application is approximate, but not far out - once you see slugs appearing, get some more - and do apply a final dose at the end of the season to kill off those pesky, revolting eggs, to give a bit of a start for the next growing season. Here in S. Devon, the slug season is really all year, so I bless the day that a farmer friend of mine from Wales told me about nematodes. The stuff is not even gruesome, just like cream-coloured damp flour. It keeps well in the fridge and they supply it with a good use-by date. Go on, if you hate slugs like me, try it - well worth it.!


Kipling Women's Delphin N Cross-Body Bag, Cardinal Red MM, K1250010D
Kipling Women's Delphin N Cross-Body Bag, Cardinal Red MM, K1250010D

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great little bag - excellent value for money., 17 July 2014
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Top quality, neat little bag, external zipped pocket which is not obvious at once. Really good quality, carefully made and looks far more expensive than it is! Small, n measurements are accurate, but more than enough for those essentials, phone, basic make-up, wallet, bits and bobs. Fully lined and looks really smart - try one, you will not be disappointed - this subtle Monkey Mania print is delightful. Looks just as it does in the photos, colour and design, but even better in real life, as it feels and is, strong and not floppy or insubstantial. Good flap closure.


Piel Frama iMagnum Leather Case for Samsung I9300 Galaxy S3 - Orange
Piel Frama iMagnum Leather Case for Samsung I9300 Galaxy S3 - Orange
Price: £62.63

2.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality and the main holder and front are very ..., 17 July 2014
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Very good quality and the main holder and front are very strong indeed, but the joining 'hinge' is one thickness of leather and the weak point, as frankly one needs to keep this phone with the front open for most of the time.
BUT my main problem and the reason for 3 stars - there are two discrepancies in the vendors' description: the case does NOT close with magnets, it has a pretty strong, reinforced curved flap that you have to push hard to clip over top of phone. Even with no phone in it, there is no evidence of any magnetic closure at all. This I leave my phone with the top simply laid over, covering the front, as it is quite a job to unclip the curved top flap, and it actually caught and pulled off a screen protector! Second - this flap covers the input for charging, and that is a bit of a nuisance, to put it mildly.
As a protective case, I think that it is very strong indeed, and great for storing the phone in a bag, as long as you do not want to use your phone quickly, or need to keep an eye on charge status. You cannot use it with the front cover over it, and it is too strong to keep removing the phone in and out of the main compartment - I have had it just over a week, and in usage now, the front is either folded back behind the phone so I can use it, or resting over the front, sitting on its stiff little curved clip to stop my cat walking over the screen. I would prefer a flat front flap to be honest, with a fold-over magnetic closure, combined with the strength of this case - I was and am, impressed with the workmanship, but surprised at the weak-point, the flimsy 'hinge'. Had I realised how hard it is to get the phone in and out, let alone to open the front and close it, I would NEVER have bought it, even at a quarter of the price. You can't use it with the case closed, as it is such a dense front and covers the microphone, and ok, there is a hole to take photos, BUT you have to have the front open to do i, and hold the front up out of the way at the same time.
Would not recommend. The 'magnetic closure' part led me to believe that the closure bit would be easier to open, but I think it must be leather-covered steel, it is so strong and does not flex at all. Umm, I am downgrading - I paid through the nose for an item that is simply well made, but NOT much use for a mobile phone that you want to actually USE!


Ceramic Vegetable Peeler - Brilliant at its job
Ceramic Vegetable Peeler - Brilliant at its job
Offered by DIGITALS
Price: £3.11

5.0 out of 5 stars The best peeler I have ever used!, 25 Jun. 2014
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This may look and sound as if it could not possibly work, but it is incredible. The design is comfortable to hold, does not poke your hands. The actual 'blades' do not seem to be sharp, but they glide through the toughest vegetables - I have even used this to finely slice veggies and cheese! It does not 'snag', and it gives a finer peel, ie, less waste, as you do not need to use any pressure, just guide it. Huge bonus is the fact that dirt just does not adher to it - rinse it, and it is clean. Brilliant, safe to have knocking around in a drawer, unlike many peelers, tough but somehow gentle to hold. Watch out, you butternut squashes, you have met your match, yet for a courgette, you can glide off the finest layer and carry on to cut wafer-thin slices of veg for salads. Try this little twist on a workhorse gadget and have a true surprise.


PULVERIZING UNIT FOR BAMIX MIXER
PULVERIZING UNIT FOR BAMIX MIXER

5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal alright!, 11 Jun. 2014
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This is strong and durable, stable and well able to cope with wet and dry product, from nutmeg to parsley! It attaches to the Bamix with a secure and solid feel, also, although light in weight, it feels substantial, unlike the simple "grinder". The inner surface is also smooth, unlike the "grinder", which is 'pitted' to give the opaque effect, which causes herbs in particular, to hold in the gaps, and make it incredibly difficult to clean. The Pulverising Unit is also known as the "Wet and Dry Blender", and is completely washable - huge advantage. The outer 'cover' is released by the use of two neat lever-clips on the base, and it is most definitely easy to clean. The blade is substantial and low set, but emptying the ground contents and getting them out from under the blades is so easy, if you use a cheap plastic or silicone spatula - somehow nothing gets caught, and blade seems to shed any residue - it is totally washable anyhow. I have even used this to beat up eggs quickly! The secret to using it as a spice grinder is to tilt and occasionally even shake the entire unit (Bamix with this Unit attached), to keep the blades fed. Unlike the 'lesser' brother, the ordinary "Blender", this unit has a strong and very positive feel when you attach it to the Bamix itself - I have had its little brother fall off or the lid come loose many times - oh, the mess! The lid on this unit is much stronger and closes very strongly. This is a professional-grade 'extra' which truly lives up to Bamix quality.


Kipling Women's Emoli Top-Handle Bag K15321757 Monkey Brown
Kipling Women's Emoli Top-Handle Bag K15321757 Monkey Brown
Price: £36.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Kipling's best small bags!, 11 Jun. 2014
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The description does not mention the fact that this bag has a full-width zipped pocket on the front which takes my 6" smartphone, even when it is in its full protective case. (This pocket can be seen if you look carefully at the down-facing photos though). The bag is well designed and perfectly in balance with the shoulder strap - not dwarfed by it as can happen. It is a deceptively capacious handbag, able to take brush, make-up, scarf, paperback etc in the main compartment, as well as accomodating pens etc in the little slots provided by Kipling. It is fully lined, unlike a lot of their "small bags", so my phone did not need the case that I bought from Amazon after all! I chose the chevron red, an unbelievable bargain, and whow, the stripes are horizontally lined up with the top edges, no mismatching pattern! The dimensions given, are accurate - this bag is a modern take on the traditional handbag shape, with the advantage of, like nearly all Kipling bags, somehow stretching to take the kitchen sink when needed. The handles are well balanced and the shoulder strap, removable, is positioned on the sides, thus able to take a lot of weight whilst holding the bag evenly balanced and not prone to tilt and tip when opened.


2 Pack X 2m x 10m Garden Plant & Seeding Netting
2 Pack X 2m x 10m Garden Plant & Seeding Netting
Offered by Babz Media
Price: £3.85

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and shows it!, 8 Jun. 2014
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I still have these in my garage, in a messy tangle. I am used to untangling wool, netting and messes, but this plant netting LOOKED as if it were straightforward to open out, until I tried. It is a very large mesh and has a sort or stringy texture. I will not be buying this again - buy cheap, buy twice - oh I wish I had remembered that!


Sistema Microwave Steamer - Small
Sistema Microwave Steamer - Small
Price: £4.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful sized container and excellent price, 8 Jun. 2014
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I have several of these now, and Sistema are durable, do not stain and one can use them like a saucepan. I also use mine to eat out of as well! The base and lid are strong and smooth and easy to clean, machine or by hand. The clips would appear to catch dirt, but they do not - they open right back, but the material from which Sistema make their products, is exceptionally silky smooth and seems to shed off any liquid or dirt. i recommend these to anyone who uses a microwave a lot - it makes boiling and steaming, even baking, par for the course. The venting lid is far better in design than some toughened glass types of product, and it too seems to shed dirt - just squelch up and down in soapy hot water and rinse! Yes, it is also adequate to cope with a lot of steam - and when closed, is freezer-tight!


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