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iLoveSIA Women's Yoga Pants Exercise Fitness Boot-cut Gray Size XL
iLoveSIA Women's Yoga Pants Exercise Fitness Boot-cut Gray Size XL
Offered by Shop It Again Limited
Price: £29.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Quality of item was fine but sizing guides were not very clear, 20 Mar. 2015
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Unfortunately the item was too small. Quality of item was fine but sizing guides were not very clear.


Green Coffee Bean Roasting System (black)
Green Coffee Bean Roasting System (black)

4.0 out of 5 stars Dependable, Excellent Value, 4 Mar. 2015
I should start by saying that I used to love this coffee bean roaster. It is an excellent value for money. Mine lasted about 5 years or so, and finally died last week. It was used twice a week, every week for the last 4 (closer to 5) years. That is a lot of usage.

I kept expecting it to conk out EVERY time I used it ever since it was new!! That is because of my experience with buying whatever is cheapest in the market. But it never conked out until last week. That is an amazing lifespan. This "Dieckmann" has been a pleasant surprise. I recommend it highly. Thanks for reading.


Mundial Gourmet 14" Serrated Edge Slicing Knife (White Handle)
Mundial Gourmet 14" Serrated Edge Slicing Knife (White Handle)
Offered by Zeva Mundial Knives, Scissors & Manicure
Price: £8.85

5.0 out of 5 stars The best bread knife so far, 18 Dec. 2014
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This knife was a real surprise when it arrived. We bake a lot at home and the previous purchase from Amazon, a 12" catering grade bread knife (KS Serrated Slicer 12inch Chefs Knife, Cooks Knife, Bread Knife, Vegetable Knife - Comfortable SoftTech Handle, CRMOV Steel Blade sold by drinkstuff) fell apart as the handle came off. So even though I gave a relatively good review on that knife at that time, in hindsight, it (the 12" KS knife) has been a disappointment.

I love that this Mundial 14" is longer and sturdier. It feels more robust. Definitely sharper straight out of the package. It is sharper than any other bread knife I have bought before. Cuts through the toughest bread crusts like butter. Not much downward force needed at all. It is so long that you can cut through a loaf of bread in one single pull!! No need for endless back and forth cutting action.

KEEP YOUR FINGERS WELL AWAY. This knife is really sharp. But this sharpness is also its biggest merit. It does not waste half your bread as crumbs all over the cutting surface. Since it is quite sharp and the teeth is wide and smooth, such that when it cuts, it does not break up the interior of your bread. Meaning, less crumbs.

With regard to the handle, only time will tell. It looks like the handle and the blade may stay good friends for a long time.


Chicago Metallic Baguette Pan 16'X9'X1'
Chicago Metallic Baguette Pan 16'X9'X1'
Offered by supermart USA
Price: £14.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavier, Thicker, and Close to Commercial Quality, 18 Dec. 2014
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This has withstood the test of time. It is made with care and the holes are even and releases the bread or baguettes quite easily. The surface finish (not ptfe/teflon) helps it stay non stick.

Some tips:
* I never put this in the dishwasher. I never even washed it frequently. I just wipe it after each use
* I never used vegetable oils to coat it. Never. ALL Vegetable oils leave resinous deposits and ruin bakeware. (Animal fats are ok)
* I just dust it liberally with flower before placing the baguette. That's all.

After all this time and possibly a couple of hundred baguettes later, this is still a fantastic pan. Baguettes just slide off of it. Very Highly recommended. Note: I have tried others and this was my third baguette pan. The first two were rubbish but looked identical. This one from Chicago Metallic, however, is exceptionally good even though it may look generic on the first glance. It is heavier, thicker, and very close to a commercial quality, but intended for normal sized ovens.


The Child as Social Person
The Child as Social Person
by Sara Meadows
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.06

5.0 out of 5 stars It is a really great book on the subject of social psychology, 16 Dec. 2014
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It is a really great book on the subject of social psychology. It is a well balanced book with plenty of detail without being prescriptive in any way. The author manages to give you insight into the subject matter without perceivable author bias. Well researched, informative and authoritative. Highly recommended.


The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
The World Atlas of Coffee: From beans to brewing - coffees explored, explained and enjoyed
by James Hoffmann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Coffee Table Book on Coffee!!, 16 Dec. 2014
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I know the author from the Home-Barista website. I knew even before reading that it will be a good book. However, after having bought it I can now confirm that this is indeed an excellent book. The compilation, with a lot of pictures, is styled to make it a "Coffee Table Book" ironically on the subject of coffee!

I leave it near my coffee machine for people to browse through. Guests invariably quiz me on coffee when they see my home coffee setup. Now, as it happens, I can just hand them this book to browse through as they sip a fresh cappuccino or a macchiato that I have just poured out using home roasted beans.


Oxo Good Grips Flour Sifter
Oxo Good Grips Flour Sifter
Price: £11.40

3.0 out of 5 stars Better For Icing Sugar Than Flour, 16 Dec. 2014
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It is too small for a flour sifter, however, it is excellent as an icing sugar sifter. With flour it is much better than the trigger action sifters, but still not consistent or fast for any serious baking.


Mundial 2100 Series 6" x 5" Hamburger Turner
Mundial 2100 Series 6" x 5" Hamburger Turner
Offered by Zeva Mundial Knives, Scissors & Manicure
Price: £10.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy but Well Balanced, 16 Dec. 2014
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I find this excellent value. It is way bigger than I need, however, I like solid tools like these. It is so impressive that even the wife did not complain about its weight and size.

The edges are well made and quite straight, which means they do not scrape your pan surface. It helps you get right underneath stuff. It is great for pancakes, sausages and burgers.


BlendTec Q Series Blender & Two Jugs
BlendTec Q Series Blender & Two Jugs

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Blender at a Premium, 27 Nov. 2014
Incredible blender, although at a premium price. The sound enclosure and the ABC motor make it much safer and quieter. It makes smooth, grain-free, thick milkshakes in 40 seconds! Because it blends so quickly, the ice does not get time to melt. Additionally, you do not have to stand next to the blender. Even though it is meant for commercial use, it does make an excellent blender for a large family. It can make coconut milk from desiccated coconut or chunks of raw coconut. It can puree anything. Dry grinding grains cloud (discolour) the jar. Even though the jar is dishwasher safe, I do not recommend it, as water may get into the 'sealed' bearings. It is not recommended to blend boiling soup in it as it will cause steam and the heat may damage the bearing and possibly discolour the jar too.

So I do wish they had a stainless steel, heat-proof jar. For soups, the only option is to blend raw ingredients first and then cook.

There is a software to make your own blend cycles and input it using a special cable for all Q series which I want to have a go with. Will post update if I succeed in finding the cable.


Motta 111 Tamper Handle Bubinga Curved Base Stainless Steel 2.28 Inches
Motta 111 Tamper Handle Bubinga Curved Base Stainless Steel 2.28 Inches
Offered by PHROG7
Price: £27.52

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a good one if you have a habit of nutating the ..., 27 Jun. 2014
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This is a good one if you have a habit of nutating the tamper. The convex shape, short handle, along with the nutation will work perfectly. The 58mm in a VST basket is perfect for nutation, otherwise for straight tamping you will find that the gap around the edges is too much. I also find that there is no need to spin the tamper once pressed. The bottom surface is shiny enough to prevent the coffee grinds from sticking too much.


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