Mr. Adrian I. Skilling

Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (25 of 27)
Location: Cheltenham, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 271,290 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 27
GreenPan, Kyoto Black Aluminium, 24 cm, Open Fry P&hellip by Greenpan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I read the reviews before buying this pan. Some people had good experiences, some had bad experiences. Ah! I thought, this is a great product, those people with bad experiences must have abused this pan. I won't do that I thought, I'll look after it.

So I bought one, and we did look after it. We never used metal implements, we only cleaned it with a soft sponge, we didn't plunge it into cold water and we didn't let it overheat. It worked great for about 6 weeks. Until one day I make pikelets (or crumpets). I used a little oil and no doubt the temperate was quite hot, but way below 450C surely! There was a little carbonized residue, some in the middle and some around the sides… Read more
Self-sufficiency Cheesemaking by Rita Ash
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I choose this book due because it was metric and has pretty good reviews, it has a friendly British feel which I like. I'd hate to use a US book with quarts and Fahrenheit.

The sections on the history of cheese making were fascinating and theres a great step-by-step guide to the general cheese-making process and the equipment used. There's a good number of recipes, about 30, from curd, cottage and cream cheese up to hard cheese including the famous cheddar (probably the most complicated). The recipe section is divided into two with the final section entitled "taking your cheese further" and it contains some more complex recipes such as Brie/Camembert, Halloumi and Feta, and other… Read more
PowerPlus Rhino Versatile and Rugged Radio and Tor&hellip by PowerPlus
I'm not impressed. I looks rugged but it isn't in many areas.

The wind up handle on mine has broken after about 2 months. I was quite careful with winding but the wind up mechanism does need to cope with a reasonable amount of force. I opened up the case and saw that internally two plastic pieces connect over a shaft, there is only a small prong with engages with a hole in the other piece. Its clearly extremely a weak point and guess what - the prong broke off. I tried to use super-glue it but that didn't work.

I'm not impressed at all. The strength of the wind up mechanism is clearly not up to the job. I'm hoping to get a refund/exchange at least.

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