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Old 04-22-2014, 09:55 AM   #241
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Weathertech floor mats. I have these in my truck and these mats are indestructible.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #242
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Bricor showerhead. It uses 1.5 gpm, but it is an aerated showerhead that uses water pressure to pull air into the stream to create a turbulent flow that feels much more generous. Like all aerated heads it is noisy, but to me its particular noise sounds like heavy rain in a deciduous forest and is very relaxing. They have to be purchased from the Bricor website.

Addi Turbo circular knitting needles. If you knit, you know.

Induction cooktops. They have the touch of gas, but are easier to clean than either gas or radiant electric plus they are substantially more energy efficient.

Cree/Ecosmart LED bulbs.
Which model shower head are you referring to?

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:07 PM   #243
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Weathertech floor mats. I have these in my truck and these mats are indestructible.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #244
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Which model shower head are you referring to?

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Old 04-26-2014, 10:26 AM   #245
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I had a wireless meat thermometer that would say things like "Your food is almost ready!" The concept was great, but it was flaky, and didn't always work. I also didn't trust the temperature.

So I got one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EHNH3JC/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

It's not wireless, and it just beeps when the temperature is reached, but it's worked great so far.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #246
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I had a wireless meat thermometer that would say things like "Your food is almost ready!" The concept was great, but it was flaky, and didn't always work. I also didn't trust the temperature.

So I got one of these:

Amazon.com: ChefAlarm (Black): Kitchen & Dining

It's not wireless, and it just beeps when the temperature is reached, but it's worked great so far.
Yes, i've had one of those for years. I use it on the barbecue. My new oven (Electrolux) has a built-in probe that also works really well. It even has a "Perfect Turkey" setting which actually makes a perfect turkey.
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While the fast sensing of Thermaworks meat thermometer sounds good, what advantage does that have over a thermometer with a wired probe that I can just leave in the meat on the grill or in the oven and have an alarm alert me when it is approaching the desired temperature?
Both of my inaccurate thermometers are of the type you described, meaning they have a remote sensing probe that can stay with the roast in the oven while the display unit is outside of the oven. One of mine is even a wireless one, so that I can monitor the temperature from inside the home whenever I use a small oven in the patio to avoid heating up the home in the winter. I still continue to use the above thermometers, knowing now to compensate for their inaccuracies with the Thermapen.

The real advantage of the Thermapen small tip and its fast reaction time is for final check of the roast, or for checking temperature of pan-fried meat or a fish fillet. Last weekend, I used it when grilling shish kabobs to check the temperature of several cubes of steak and chicken. It was great.

By the way, I lost a wired probe once by leaving it in the grill with a steak. The extreme local heat melted the insulation of the wire at one spot and shorted it out.

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I had a wireless meat thermometer that would say things like "Your food is almost ready!" The concept was great, but it was flaky, and didn't always work. I also didn't trust the temperature.

So I got one of these:

Amazon.com: ChefAlarm (Black): Kitchen & Dining

It's not wireless, and it just beeps when the temperature is reached, but it's worked great so far.
This unit price is not too bad, and it being from Thermoworks, I expect it to be more accurate than the no-name generic brand that I bought for not a whole lot less.
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I've never had an instant read that was fast enough for me. But here's what I do: put it in a glass of hot water first. Starting from 130 degrees is faster than from 70.

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Flip Flop breakthrough? Telic makes these shoes

Found these at the Z-Coil shoe store - but looks like they are pretty available at other stores and online. Cushiony and supportive, the flip flop style runs narrow enough for me.

TELIC FOOTWEAR - WHAT MADE IN AMERICA FEELS LIKE - Telic flip flops, Telic sandals, comfort sandals, made in America, made in the USA, wellness shoes, shoe reviews, slide shoes, clogs, anatomical quality affordable comfortable lifestyle footwear, wor

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Fitbit. When I lost my Zip's battery cover (needed for it to work), I emailed customer service and they sent a complimentary replacement Zip (did not even charge for postage).
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Pacific Coast down pillows. Just replaced mine after 20 years.
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Pacific Coast Down Blanket (from Costco). Thinner than a down comforter. Not too hot. Just right.

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Old 05-15-2014, 08:54 PM   #253
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Last year I bought a Miele vacuum. It was expensive and worth every penny. It works great because we have a combination of hardwoods/rugs and there's a toggle switch on the handle that I hit when I need to go from one surface to another. I can't believe how nice it is. My floors have never been cleaner. It's super easy to use and sucks up dirt better than anything I've ever used before (and we had a nice Panasonic before).

I've had one for 18 years..terrific suction and is really quiet.
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I've had one for 18 years..terrific suction and is really quiet.
How quiet is "quiet"? One of my wishes is for a vacuum cleaner that doesn't require ear protection to use. I didn't know any were made.
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How quiet is "quiet"? One of my wishes is for a vacuum cleaner that doesn't require ear protection to use. I didn't know any were made.
We have a Miele too. Not silent, but pretty darn quiet. The dogs don't mind it.

We also have a Roomba. Louder, not as effective, but I like the level of work required to run it. Our male poodle likes to whack the "On" button to make it go. Your dog sheds, my dog vacuums.
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I love gadgets, but ever since I first heard of the built-in "palm of the hand" meat thermometer, I've become an even greater lover of the simplicity of it.

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We also have a Roomba. Louder, not as effective, but I like the level of work required to run it. Our male poodle likes to whack the "On" button to make it go. Your dog sheds, my dog vacuums.
Cool. A dog who cleans up after himself!
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We have a Miele too. Not silent, but pretty darn quiet. The dogs don't mind it.

We also have a Roomba. Louder, not as effective, but I like the level of work required to run it. Our male poodle likes to whack the "On" button to make it go. Your dog sheds, my dog vacuums.

Yes..definitely don't need ear plugs. Go find one and listen
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Are you guys talking about the canister Miele vacuums or the upright ones?
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Here are a few that come to mind:

Griswold Cast Iron Pans (The old ones you get at yard sales. They are the best!)

Hunter Ceiling Fans

Hudsons Bay Point Blankets

Soapstone Wood Burning Stove

Rolex Watches

Filson Shirts

Boggs Boots

Sheffield Laser Knives (I have had the same set for over 23 years).

Royal Robbins Cargo Shorts

KEF Speakers
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