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The Great Wall
The Great Wall
Dvd
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Not a great plot, but there's great spectacle - worth watching., 16 Aug. 2017
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Not a great plot, formulaic, derivative (Borg, "I, Robot", swarms of whatever), not even memorable dialogue, BUT it's still worth watching for the great spectacle of the wall attacks, ambushes etc, and to see Matt Damon. Find the biggest screen to watch it on as you can, black out the room, suspend your disbelief, and have fun. It's entertaining for as long as it's on - that's all that's needed. Possibly also look up Tao Tei on W iki pedia to see how the monster fit into Chinese legend.


Aluminium Steak Weight 21x11x4cm - Pack Size: Single
Aluminium Steak Weight 21x11x4cm - Pack Size: Single
Offered by Noble Express Catering Supplies
Price: £12.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Steak weight that you need to help a long a bit. Wood handle is "friendly"., 16 Aug. 2017
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Budget steak weight that's quite light in weight which you have to hold down and exert a little pressure to maximise the benefit - do this and it works well. If you don't hold the weight down your bacon, steak or gammon slice may well curl up.

With care you don't need a thick oven mitt to hold the wood handle as you would for a cast iron handle - this is why I chose this model as I once had a burn from cast iron (worse burns than most as it takes only a nanosecond's contact).

Bought in November 2016 and I've tried it on various foods. Works best on steak and bacon due to the weight's shape and size.


Mrs Bridges Four Fruit Marmalade
Mrs Bridges Four Fruit Marmalade
Offered by tlmwholesale11
Price: £5.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious. Long sell-by dates., 15 Aug. 2017
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Delicious. The jars I received are a different/later style than in the advert photo; the word layout is different too, and the lid is red not the lovely cream colour I was used to. 2 of the 3 jars I ordered arrived with leakage and all sticky, but the marmalade seems ok. They came with good sell-by dates, but this flavour is so good the jars won't last many weeks let alone to the year 2021!
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Nordicware 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffler
Nordicware 15040 Cast Aluminum Stovetop Belgium Waffler
Offered by CS Shops UK
Price: £59.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Good build quality. Good design., 13 Aug. 2017
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This is the best stovetop waffle maker I've owned over many years, which is a relief as it was expensive and I dithered about buying it, but I knew immediately on receiving it that the build quality and good design make it worth the extra cost. (If I had a time machine, my older self could warn my younger self not to waste money on cheap waffle makers. It shouldn't disturb the space-time continuum much.)

The separateable hinge is well-designed and easy to put together and take apart easily, whether the waffle plates are cold or hot. I've seen or used my share of budget models and their issues with the hinge or surface coating or disappointingly shallow syrup-dents.

This Nordic Ware model's plates heat up quickly and keep heat well. It produces four decent-sized waffles with nice deep pockets for pouring syrup into etc. Storage-wise, it's compact, and no longer or thicker than a standard lipped baking tray.

Despite the non-stick coating, do brush the surfaces with oil or melted butter just before cooking. And you may need to hold the handles together at times, or put a rubber band on, for when the batter rises and pushes the top plate up, as it all needs to stay enclosed and in contact with the cooking plates.

I suggest the handles could be improved as they seem to be plastic - take extra care not to let an open flame get at them. It'd be handy if the next version has hanging holes in the handles, to increase storage options.


Typhoon Stowaway Large 3.1 Litre colour Coated Kitchen Storage Canister - Cream
Typhoon Stowaway Large 3.1 Litre colour Coated Kitchen Storage Canister - Cream
Offered by Brands Warehouse Ltd
Price: £18.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Looks great. Hard to open but this is due to its very tight seal., 13 Aug. 2017
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Expensive but looks great. Definitely a box to keep out on display. More white than cream in colour. The air-tight seal is so tight that the box is hard to open - you need to use both hands to open it and beware of scattering the contents. I hope it'll become easier to open over time.


OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black
OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, Black
Price: £16.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Handy but the opening gets a bit gunky., 12 Aug. 2017
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Presentable vinaigrette server, and handier than mixing in a jar or bowl then decanting into another container, saves washing up. The opening and opening mechanism get a bit messy. The mouth of this larger size (compared to the smaller version which I also have) is better for putting ingredients in without accidentally touching the sides, especially if using a tablespoon measure. This is a good size for a large family.


Mason Cash Cane Collection Set Of Stacking Baking Measuring Cups, Cream
Mason Cash Cane Collection Set Of Stacking Baking Measuring Cups, Cream
Price: £15.91

5.0 out of 5 stars What a clever idea, and the set looks great., 12 Aug. 2017
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The set looks great. Every component is useful and attractive in itself. Each part is labelled (e.g. "1 cup", "flour shaker") on the opposite side to "Mason and Cash" etc, and the 'sides' are plain, so you have a choice of what to display facing you. You can slightly change the stacking order if wished. The measuring cups, which don't have handles, can also be used as little bowls for food prep or they're presentable enough for serving.

Came well-packaged, with stout cardboard between each section to protect the rims in transit.


Pyrex 4in1 1.1L Round Glass Dish with Fushia Lid
Pyrex 4in1 1.1L Round Glass Dish with Fushia Lid
Offered by House of Brands
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Pyrex bowl., 12 Aug. 2017
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Good sturdy bowl. Lid is a little fiddly to put on but it's a tight seal. I also bought Pyrex 4in1 1.6L Round Storage Fuchsia - they nest together for economic storage. Feels durable - I bought them in Dec. 2016 and use them regularly, I wrote this in August 2017.


Purposefull-Stainless Steel Butter Spreader & Curler-Cheese Grater Knife
Purposefull-Stainless Steel Butter Spreader & Curler-Cheese Grater Knife
Offered by Purposefull Products
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Could do with shaping to the handle to make it easier to hold and use., 10 Aug. 2017
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To work properly the butter must be very hard and cold. Needs practice to get the knack, which I still haven't got. The whole knife is flat and the handle could do with improvement (some kind of shaping or curvature) to make it easier to hold and use. The knife has no hole at the end to produce a single curl even though it's shown in the 6th advert photo at time of writing - that photo shows a rival product called "Easy Knife" which does have an ergonomic handle (see YouT_be). Rather disappointed.
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Maxwell Williams White Soup Tureen 3L
Maxwell Williams White Soup Tureen 3L
Offered by About-Tea & About-Coffee Shop, prices incl. VAT.
Price: £37.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Would've been great but..., 9 Aug. 2017
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Tureen and lid look great, but incomplete, very incomplete without the matching ladle. Mine arrived broken.


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