Neil

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: Wales, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,514,746 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 9
Hotpoint SQ103PG Single Self Cleaning Oven by Hotpoint
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 18 May 2011
About the best value self cleaning (pyrolytic) oven I could find, and it's good - the back lit orange touch-buttons and minimal front and handle look great in the kitchen, and boy is it nice not to have to scrub away at it with a brillo pad. The buttons are OK to use, and it's simple to program for most cooking, although I've not really worked out what the combo mode is for, the manual is deeply vague on that point. It heats up quick enough and cooks evenly on oven and grill modes. As far as I can work out, you have to have the door closed for it to grill, which seems a bit odd to me but I can live with that.

I could make more criticisms about as the lack of top end features… Read more
Debatable Space by Philip Palmer
Debatable Space by Philip Palmer
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
It's not often that I'll finish a book and be actually angry at how utterly awful it was, to the extent that I'll take the time to write a review to help others avoid it.

The author takes many many ideas, most of them unoriginal, and crams them all in without any any development or explanation making them completely unbelievable. Sadly a similar approach is taken to the characterisation.

It's written in the style of a precocious teenager desperate to please the reader, and uses ridiculous techniques such as taking a whole page to write 'up ... up ... up ' diagonally across the page in order to describe flying... honestly.

The pacing is all wrong, it's… Read more

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