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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended if you want a high quality wireless doorbell, 26 Aug. 2016
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A rather expensive wireless doorbell, but works really well - and sounds expensive!


Honeywell DCP917S Doorbell Wired to Wireless Converter kit - White
Honeywell DCP917S Doorbell Wired to Wireless Converter kit - White
Offered by The Electrical Showroom
Price: £22.39

5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to keep your Victorian bell push yet use a modern wireless chime, this does the job well, 26 Aug. 2016
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Enables your period doorbell button to operate a modern wireless doorbell. Works well. The connectors for the wires are a bit weedy, be delicate when connecting them. Apart from that, excellent.


Beldray Retro 16" Red Pedestal Fan
Beldray Retro 16" Red Pedestal Fan
Offered by No1Brands4You
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice fan, good quality, looks good, works well, 26 Aug. 2016
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This fan is a success. It is good quality. All metal - even the cowling containing the motor. Looks good. Works well. Fairly quiet - the air makes a quite a lot of whooshing noise, but the mechanism is silent. 3 fan speeds - even the lowest is quite powerful. Oscillates left and right, or you can turn that off. The only slight downside I can think of is that it requires a bit more assembly than you might expect. Apart from that, excellent.


HP ENVY 5640 e-All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Compatible
HP ENVY 5640 e-All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Compatible
Price: £59.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great job HP! This is how an inkjet should be!, 15 Aug. 2016
This is great! The HP instant ink service means HP pays for the ink, not you. You pay for printing. I chose the £1.99 per month plan, which is 50 pages per month. HP sends inks when required (the printer automatically orders cartridges when it runs low). But get this: the cartridges seldom need to be changed. HP maximises the ink in the cartridges because the cartridges are their problem, not yours. That changes everything! Suddenly the cartridges last for ages without running out, and the printer does not waste ink doing constant nozzle clearing etc. It all just works perfectly! This shows you how good an inkjet printer can be if the manufacturers are not trying to swindle you. Great job HP!


Wooden Bed/Chair Raisers - 4'' 10cm
Wooden Bed/Chair Raisers - 4'' 10cm
Offered by Easier To
Price: £27.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Good - but not quite as described, 9 Aug. 2016
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Good, but different from the description. The latest ones I received are made from light brown bamboo, not dark brown hardwood. But bamboo is strong and hard, so that is good unless you particularly want dark brown. The cubes are 10cm, but due to the recesses they raise the height 7.5cm. Which is a handy raise height. I'm pleased with them, but I thought I should point out what they really are.


Xpelair C4TS 10.16 cm Simply Silent Contour Extractor Fan Timer Delay
Xpelair C4TS 10.16 cm Simply Silent Contour Extractor Fan Timer Delay
Price: £19.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Er, but it's not silent, though, is it?, 5 Aug. 2016
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This fan is fairly quiet but by no means silent. So it suffers from a bit of advertising exaggeration there. At least it is significantly quieter than old style rumbly fans. It looks good with its smooth face with no grill showing. If you can't decide whether to go for the round version or the square version, I suggest the round version. The square one might end up slightly off square with your room, and there is nothing you can do about it (other than to re-install). Overall, a very good fan, as long as you don't expect silence.


Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker
Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker
Price: £24.25

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, simple, delicious coffee - but not espresso of course, 26 July 2016
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The Aeropress is a great coffee maker: simple, works really well, produces excellent coffee, easy to clean up. In other words, it is the sort of coffee maker you will actually use. My one reservation is that it does not make espressos. It makes a great long coffee (Americano) or a great semi-concentrated coffee (depending on the amount of coffee and water you use). But it does not have the pressure required to produce a short, thick espresso with a crema. That's fine - it does not claim to do that - but it is worth pointing out that if you want to replicate your local coffee shop's Latte/Cappucino/Espresso, this won't do it. As long as you accept that, this produces delicious coffee and is highly recommended.


Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder - Red
Bodum Bistro Electric Coffee Grinder - Red
Price: £58.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Great coffee grinder - excellent in every way except it only grinds borderline fine enough for espresso, 26 July 2016
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This is an excellent, high-quality coffee grinder. My one reservation is that it only barely grinds coffee fine enough for espresso machines. If you don't use an espresso machine, you will find this product to be perfect. If you do use an espresso machine, you might say this grinds just fine enough, or you might say it is not quite fine enough, depending on your opinion. I'd say it is (barely) fine enough, so I'm happy.


Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
Status Portable Aluminium Heated Towel Rail with 6 Heated Bars, Silver, 100 W
Price: £29.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good electric towel dryer, gets quite hot, non-rust aluminium, can't fault it., 26 July 2016
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Very good electric towel dryer, gets quite hot, non-rust aluminium, can't fault it.


SHED SECURITY BAR 1800M
SHED SECURITY BAR 1800M

4.0 out of 5 stars Great security bar, 26 July 2016
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A great security bar, highly recommended. It is strong and well made, and the design works really well to increase the security of outward opening doors. The paint comes off rather easily, so you might want to repaint it at some stage to keep the rust at bay. It's a heavy, industrial-looking piece of kit, so if you are aiming for a "Chelsea Flower Show" type garden, well, this won't exactly enhance the look. But apart from those reservations, it is excellent.


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