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Cole & Mason Precision Grind 12 cm Windsor Black Gloss Beech Wood Salt & Pepper Mill Gift Set
Cole & Mason Precision Grind 12 cm Windsor Black Gloss Beech Wood Salt & Pepper Mill Gift Set
Price: £40.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Cole & Mason grinders, 26 Mar. 2015
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Quality salt and pepper grinders from a top maker, beautifully presented in a fitted display box, so ideal as a housewarming or wedding present. Standing a little over four inches tall, the grinders are finished in high gloss 'piano' black, so are easily smart enough for your formal dining table. More importantly perhaps, the grinding mechanism is robust and positive, producing an even grind every time. The grade of the grind can also be adjusted should you prefer it finer or coarser than factory set. I make my own salt/herb mix and the grinder copes with that very well indeed.
Delighted with these and would heartily recommend as a quality product.


Kuhn Rikon 26 cm Easy Induction Non Stick Frying Pan, Black
Kuhn Rikon 26 cm Easy Induction Non Stick Frying Pan, Black
Price: £25.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kuhn Rikon 26cm pan, 23 Mar. 2015
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Super quality non-stick pan for use on induction hobs. Good thick metal so feels nice and weighty and quite a long securely fixed handle keeps hands well away from the heat. Wipes clean with just a damp sponge, and still looks like new even after multiple uses and washes in soapy water. Delighted with this and will happily buy more from this range.


New Japanese kiridashi knife kogatana (Wakashishi) Made in Japan
New Japanese kiridashi knife kogatana (Wakashishi) Made in Japan
Offered by TOYJNKY in JAPAN
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Japanese cherrywood knife, 20 Mar. 2015
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Imagine the sharpest box-cutter that you've ever owned, and you have an idea how sharp this 3-inch carbon steel chisel blade is ! Mounted in a 4-inch rounded wooden handle that easily accommodates my big hands, so you can exert some force with good fine control at the same time. The shaped blade sheath is flat profile rather than rounded, slips securely over the blade, and more importantly stays in place. The cherrywood handle is finely enough finished, but there is enough roughness to give a good grip in use. There is a sticker on the sheath/cap illustrating how it fits onto the blade, as if you needed it, but to be fair if you slip with your fingers anywhere near the edge or point it's going to get messy !
Not a tool for carrying round in your pocket, but a great desk/craft item when you want fine, accurate cutting, as well as a talking point.


Bakers Dentacrunch Chicken & Country Vegetables Dry Dog Food, 1 kg, Pack of 4
Bakers Dentacrunch Chicken & Country Vegetables Dry Dog Food, 1 kg, Pack of 4
Price: £11.80

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Baker's dentacrunch, 15 Mar. 2015
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Small biscuit kibble (discs, hoops and tubes) just bigger than a 5-p piece and multi-coloured as is Baker's trademark, though not as lurid as some varieties. Much is made of the chicken and vegetable content, though these are heavily cereal based, with rehydrated meat and animal derivatives equivalent to just 4% chicken and dehydrated vegetable content at 4% too. The different shapes will certainly help with tooth cleaning, though our dog already keeps his clean by chewing sticks and suchlike. Fascinated to learn what an 'active mineral' actually is, but there are added vitamins (mainly A and D) with small amounts of iron, calcium, copper, manganese, zinc and selenium. More worrying are the added colourants, and it is these that we know upset our dog's digestion - he likes the kibble well enough but it gives him dreadful wind and sloppy poos.
Your dog may love this kibble and thrive on it, but I won't be buying more - sorry


Caran d'Ache Ecridor Retro Palladium Finish Ballpoint Pen
Caran d'Ache Ecridor Retro Palladium Finish Ballpoint Pen
Price: £82.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ecridor ballpoint, 14 Mar. 2015
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Exquisitely patterned retro-design ball pen from Caran d'Ache with a tiny lozenge pattern engraved on each of the six sides of the hexagonal body. Good weight to the pen as it is made from brass, then silver plated and finally coated with rhodium to give a brilliant finish in every sense of the word. Smooth and completely silent push button action and the goliath refill writes smoothly and evenly for page after page. Nicely rounded clip holds the pen securely in a pocket too. Definitely a luxury, certainly an impulse buy, but an absolute pleasure to hold and write with. Comes in a good solid branded box, and would make a lovely present for someone - they're not having mine though !


Scholl Active Work Gel Insoles for Men
Scholl Active Work Gel Insoles for Men
Price: £14.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scholl active work insoles, 14 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Replacement insoles for boots or shoes that really do help if you are on your feet all day. Cloth material on flexible ventilated sorbothane base, with an added stiffener and gel insert to support your heel and arch. Supplied as suitable to fit UK size 8 - 13, clearly marked 'left' and 'right' and there are guide marks on the underside to allow you to cut to size to fit (or use your old insoles as templates for a perfect shape!). Not too bulky that they are going to restrict movement of your foot inside a shoe either. They seem robustly made, so should last a decent time.
I could feel the difference immediately I put my shoes on, and can stand for ages or walk long distances without foot or heel pain, or tiredness, so I am very pleased with these and would not hesitate to recommend them, though of course there are other makes, just as effective, some cheaper, on the market


Dudu-osun African Black Soap (100% Pure) Pack of 4
Dudu-osun African Black Soap (100% Pure) Pack of 4
Offered by Adams Beauty
Price: £7.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dudu-osun black soap, 12 Mar. 2015
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Another in a long line of soaps I have tried in order to find one compatible with extremely sensitive skin, and so far so good ! Nice smooth feel to it and it lathers well (tends to stain soap-dishes and sinks/baths with dark brown smears unless you rinse it off well though). Distinctive, but not at all unpleasant citrus plant smell about the soap, but after washing your skin just smells 'clean'. I felt a tightness in my skin (especially fingers and face) the first couple of times I used it, but that eased with use over the course of a week (a bar easily lasts me a week in the shower)
No problems with skin rashes or soreness, and I will happily order this again (and have done)


Caran d'Ache 849 Original Special Edition Ballpoint Pen with Metal Gift Box
Caran d'Ache 849 Original Special Edition Ballpoint Pen with Metal Gift Box
Price: £23.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Caran d'Ache ballpoint, 11 Mar. 2015
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Superb quality ballpoint pen - a timeless design presented in a 'crackle' finish raw aluminium hexagonal barrel that is secure and smooth to hold, and with the 'goliath' refill writes smoothly and evenly for page after page. The button and pocket clip are in a matt finish to complement the barrel colour. Completely silent reliable action, so no annoying 'clicks' in meetings when you are taking notes - this is a classic pen from a quality manufacturer !
Nice bespoke metal case with this model too - shame it doesn't hold more than the one pen


Nutrifiz Wheatgrass Effervescent Tablets - Pack of 20
Nutrifiz Wheatgrass Effervescent Tablets - Pack of 20
Price: £12.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wheatgrass effervescent tablets, 10 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
If you feel the need to take extra vitamins over and above what you get in your diet, then effervescent tablets in a glass of water are a good way of getting them in an easily absorbed form (and at the same time taking in essential fluid too)
Can't possibly comment on whether they are effective or not on a trial of 20 tablets, but I can say that they dissolve easily enough, leaving a not too unpleasant tasting 'scum' on the top of the water and a residue of undissolved bits in the bottom of the glass. Both the 'scum' and the bits are minimised by giving the contents a stir before drinking, and a plus is that these tablets don't turn my wee a fluorescent orange colour like some more 'famous' brands ! They taste OK, with a citrus tang - wheatgrass tastes pretty horrible in purer form - and of course you get a little burst of energy after you drink it, as it contains sugar (as maltodextrin, used by bodybuilders)


Premier Housewares Zing Silicone Spoon Rest - Black
Premier Housewares Zing Silicone Spoon Rest - Black
Price: £3.62

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Silicone spoon rest, 10 Mar. 2015
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Quite a big spoon rest made of thick, but very flexible black silicone, that will sit flush on your worktops without danger of marking them. Easily accommodates a big cooking spoon or ladle, or multiple smaller utensils, and is also straightforward to wash clean after use. Very pleased with this and would recommend


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