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Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap
Sureflap Microchip Cat Flap
Price: £54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sureflap - study security - eventually., 4 May 2015
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A sturdy piece of kit that does what it says on the box - eventually! We had to have it professionally fitted into a double glazed door, but it has proved worth it. The setting up procedure was a tad intricate, especially as our moggie was initially highly suspicious and confirmation that the Sureflap had read her microchip, took a couple of goes. However, once said moggie had plucked up the courage to take the plunge - it worked well and continues to do so. A raid by the neighbourhood feline "bully boy" to push through to steal her scoff, was stoutly resisted by the outer see-through flap, despite a hefty thump. He retired dazed and confused and has not returned. So - yes 5* for Sureflap.


Masterplug Indoor Power NLPIR/2-MP Motion Detector LED Night Light
Masterplug Indoor Power NLPIR/2-MP Motion Detector LED Night Light
Price: £17.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let there be light!, 17 Nov. 2013
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This product was chosen really as a safety feature, to create just enough light on an upstairs landing opposite a flight of stairs, particularly for visitors who might not be aware of the location of the wall light switch. Having a motion detector facility, it would function automatically in the pitch dark. However, being close to the floor (plugged into a wall socket) it's low wattage output inhibits if's efficacy somewhat. Nevertheless, it offers good value, as it is inexpensive and just about does the job effectively.


Circulon Steel Elite Stainless Steel French Skillet Frying Pan - 20 cm
Circulon Steel Elite Stainless Steel French Skillet Frying Pan - 20 cm

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Skillet, 17 Nov. 2013
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This superb skillet was chosen for it's looks and reputation. Fairly priced, it ticks all the boxes in all respects. What more can I say? Great product, well recommended,


Healthsmart Sand Suction Colour Handle with Bactix Antimicrobial 30cm
Healthsmart Sand Suction Colour Handle with Bactix Antimicrobial 30cm

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Satisfactory Suction Handle - just!, 17 Nov. 2013
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This product was chosen as an inexpensive, adjustable aide to egress from a bathtub. It looks the part, well designed and sturdy. Affixing is a fairly simple process and it stays in place for quite some time. However, it does not really inspire complete confidence and has been known to fall off without warning, although after being in place for quite awhile. It should thus only be deployed with caution. That said, it is a useful implement. Cautiously recommended.


Denby Jet Black Tea/Coffee/Mug Saucer 16 cm
Denby Jet Black Tea/Coffee/Mug Saucer 16 cm

4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Denby, 17 Nov. 2013
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I bought a brace of these for my wife & I to use for our morning coffee treat, as they looked just right for the job. We were not disappointed - the cup & saucer look just right, stylish and functional. Whilst not cheap, they represent fair value. One slight criticism, which looses a star, is that the matt glaze is easily finger-marked and attracts froth / staining which, while easily washed off, detracts somewhat during use. Otherwise, a good product and well recommended.


Master Class Deluxe Gas Kitchen Blow Torch
Master Class Deluxe Gas Kitchen Blow Torch
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Master Class Mistake!, 17 Nov. 2013
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I chose this product because It looked good and sat about mid-range in price. However, upon receipt, I found it did not quite tally with the instruction sheet (eg. it did not appear to have a "safety lock" feature on the gas knob. The Blowtorch worked well enough initially, but after a dozen or so deployments (on 4 crème brulee's), it failed to work. Tried topping up with gas - still no joy. No apparent spark or gas emission. Have now given up on it. Of course I could return it as faulty and no doubt Amazon would replace it, but I disposed of the packaging and frankly can't be bothered with the hassle and expense involved. So, fed up with this product and can't recommend it.


Kitchen Craft KCMILKTH Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Thermometer - Silver
Kitchen Craft KCMILKTH Stainless Steel Milk Frothing Thermometer - Silver
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive and handy gadget, 28 Dec. 2012
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I bought the thermometer as an "optional extra" when acquiring a De'Longhi Icona pump Espresso machine, the relatively low price an attraction. As a "newbie" to the art of brewing "proper" coffee, I thought it might prove useful. It did, ensuring just the right temperature when frothing milk for cappucinos etc. Easy to use and keep clean, is a well designed, robust, useful product and easy to clean. Well recommended, especially for apprentice Barristas!


De'Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black
De'Longhi Icona ECO310.BK Pump Espresso Machine, Onyx Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Icona BKO310BK - so nearly spot on!, 28 Dec. 2012
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The Icona BK310 was our first venture into the realm of pump Espresso Machines, after careful perusal of Which Reviews. Overall, we are well pleased with this product. Classy, timeless looks and apparently well constructed, it makes a superb - single or double espresso, the basis for a number of variations of the coffee theme. Whilst initially somewhat daunted by the instructions, perseverance paid off and once learned, the process is fairly simple to execute. A wonderful crema is forthcoming and the steam milk heater / froth'er is simple and very effective. The only elements preventing a 5 star rating for us are that it takes a good couple of minutes from switch on to "ready" and the drip tray is fiddly to put into place. Also I am not sure whether the strength of the coffee from each of the two spouts is the same as, with a double espresso each time our desired "shot," we have not tried the 2 cup facility. It is just that the colour and stream from one spout appears weaker than the other. That said, we are delighted with our purchase and would happily recommend it.


Panasonic KX-TG8523EB DECT Trio Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine - Black
Panasonic KX-TG8523EB DECT Trio Digital Cordless Phone Set with Answer Machine - Black

3.0 out of 5 stars Digital Cordless Dilemma, 18 Sept. 2012
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The Panasonic KX-TG8523EB DECT Trio Digital Cordless Phone set (with answer machine) pretty much does what it says on the box. And, as digital phones go, is not bad looking either, if a tad on the shiny, plastic'y side. It is light and bright, with a choice of colour "wallpapers" for the screen. The keys are clear enough, backlit too, but a little slippery perhaps, for really easy, accurate "thumb dialing?* A comprehensive list of ringtones should suit most tastes and many features are fulsomely programmable.

However, in the mind of this reviewer, herein lies the reason for a 3* rating. The product incorporates a tad too many features which can best be described as "gimicks" - confusing and not really enhancing ease of use. A case of showing off features over ensuring that the really important ones are easily accessible. For the average consumer, set-up is not all that easy and the copious instruction manual should be revised to enable a simple, logical process, particular for those who really will have little interest in all the eletronic wizardry available. The "soft-key" feature is particular confusing and several weeks after aquisition, the manual is still having to be referred to.

In summary then, a not unattractive, versatile and fair value instrument, rather spoiled by an over emphasis on unessential features and an overcomplicated, confusing instruction manual.


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