J. Dawson

Morocco 2011
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,634
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (633 of 827)
Location: Edinburgh, UK



Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,634 - Total Helpful Votes: 633 of 827
Philips GC4511/20 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 1&hellip by Philips
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Confession time: I *never* iron if I can possibly fix it. My iron is much more likely to be used for applying hotfix crystals and similar crafty projects than to actually remove wrinkles. In fact, I don't actually own an ironing board. SO I wasn't too excited about trying this iron out. After all, an iron is an iron, right? Well, colour me wrong. I liked the idea that I could steam vertically and therefore do clothes on hangers (thus helping alleviate the whole "no ironing board" thing). It looks and feels really sturdy, from the "easy glide" plate to the storage clip on the heavy power cord. It has all kinds of little details that I'm not that well-suited to judge, like a… Read more
Delicious. Love to Cook: 140 Irresistible Recipes &hellip by Valli Little
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As I first flipped through this book, I thought the recipes looked pretty standard - especially in the early sections. Spicy carrot and coconut soup, baked ricotta, tuna ceviche, Thai chicken curry....all looked appealing without exactly inspiring. It was only when I got to the "Meat" section that I started to sit up and take notice. Mexican pulled pork, slow cooked lamb shoulder with chili mint sauce, peposo (never even heard of it but photo looks yummy), crispy pork belly with green papaya salad, Greek lamb with orzo pasta - now THESE looked like recipes worth trying! When I had more time to come back to the book and explore in more detail, I was pleasantly surprised to find many… Read more
Brabantia 30 Litre Retro Pedal Bin Plastic Inner B&hellip by Brabantia
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What is there to say about a bin? This one looks beautiful, which I guess is relatively unusual for a rubbish receptacle. I find it on the small side for a kitchen bin, it's too narrow for larger rubbish (eg pizza boxes) and it does need frequent emptying. The pedal action and smooth, silent action of the lid is nice and feels like quality, but it has its drawbacks too in that you can't just chuck rubbish into it as you would an open bin, you have to actually walk over and press the pedal - something I'd never really thought much about before but noticed immediately with this. It does stay open if you open it wide by hand, so I guess it's a matter of remembering to do that first. The free… Read more

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