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Old 05-18-2014, 04:07 PM   #261
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.........Rolex Watches..........
What is a watch?
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What is a watch?

Hey! I bought a new one a little while ago. I missed my wristwatch! It looks like something Don Draper would wear

I saw some show that said wristwatches were designed by Cartier so that aviators could sync time without having to take their hands off controls.
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Hey! I bought a new one a little while ago. I missed my wristwatch! It looks like something Don Draper would wear

I saw some show that said wristwatches were designed by Cartier so that aviators could sync time without having to take their hands off controls.
Oh yea, I remember now. They were like bracelets that working people wore.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:36 PM   #264
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Oh yea, I remember now. They were like bracelets that working people wore.



I am one of the exceptions. I don't whip out smartphones to check the time. To me, there are too many people led around on a leash by their devices.

But I sure don't have a Rolex!
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Love, love, LOVE my Thermapen. $$$ but super fast, precise, and awesome. I believe in precision in grilling.

I went throughout a lot of slow, flakey and tough to use "instant" read thermometers before finally springing for this one. Problem solved! [I still use a remote probe for some monitoring of meat on the grill, and then when it's getting close, use the Thermopen to more precisely probe the meat to know when each pieces is just right.]

Use it for a lot of stove top cooking measurement too - of just about everything.

DH uses it to know when his cakes are done.

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All right! Glad to see another happy owner of the Thermapen (see my earlier posts).

For Mother's Day big family party last weekend, I grilled some chicken satay on skewers. The Thermapen's sharp and small tip worked wonderfully with that. Wouldn't even think of using a regular probe with thin strips of meat.

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I've been a Thermapen fan for well over ten years -- it's my favorite cooking tool by far.

For the long cooks, like when I do ribs on the BGE, I also highly recommend the Maverick ET-732 probe/transmitter remote thermometer:

Amazon.com : Maverick Et-732 Remote Bbq Smoker Thermometer : Grill Parts : Patio, Lawn & Garden

I've had previous models of this unit that were either not durable or not reliable over more than 10 feet or so, but they finally got it right with this version. I've used it regularly (at least several times a month) for nearly three years, and it's still performing like new. Haven't even had to change the batteries.
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A timepiece worn on the wrist by people who have to care what time it is. There are unfortunately times when I do but thankfully not often.

A truckload of Timexes can be had for the price of one Rolex. I'll spend the difference on camera gear.
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Moemg....What model of the "Shark home floor steamer" do you use? I need something good for my tile floors also.
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Interesting I do not consider a Rolex as a superior product. It is a good watch, a nice piece of jewelry, but if it were evaluated strictly as a watch, there are, IMHO, others more accurate and a lot cheaper. I wear a Casio Atomic analog watch. I paid $50 for it, it is accurate to second, syncs with an atomic clock every night, waterproof, is solar powered and is going on four years use. For me that is a superior product, if you judge a watch by it's capability to keep accurate time day after day, and the price is just a bonus.
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I wear a Wenger (Swiss Army) Urban Classic. It cost more than yours, but had what I wanted: simple (I don't want all those dials, just time/date), solid, and basic.
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I know we have some Big Green Egg enthusiasts here. As I get ready to fire mine up, I want to share one of the coolest gadgets I've seen. DW surprised me with this BGE table for my birthday this year, and I absolutely love it.

It's all stainless steel, either painted or powder coated, and all the doors are gasketed so critters can't get in. Wonderfully well engineered and constructed.

They come in many sizes and configurations. The pix here don't show mine, but this is very similar to the one I have. There are smaller and larger versions. Somewhat pricey, but very well made and should last as long as the Egg (meaning forever).

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What is the best spray bottle vinyl floor cleaner? I habitually use Simple Green, but I don't think it is that good to clean my floor. The floor is in good shape. I move anything off floor, then start in corner farthest from door, squirt, then usually rub it with a terry towel wither by hand or my foot. It seems to be pretty good rehab exercise for my hip so usually I foot it. I just work over to the door this way. I do it fairly often, so it is not filthy or anything

I can rinse if need be, but prefer something that will work without rinses.

Thanks for taking time out from all the cool products above to help a housework challenged man who nevertheless likes a clean house.

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Simple Green is our choice, and we've tried many.
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What is the best spray bottle vinyl floor cleaner?
Our friends sing the praises of Heartland Natural Cleaning Solution so I've just been trying it. It is quite amazing stuff. Typically you put 3 parts of water with 1 part of concentrate into a spray bottle.

They use it as an everything cleaner. I'm finding that it does live up to expectations.

Evidently it is so natural and safe that in a much more diluted mixture it can be used as a vegetable wash (see directions).

If you try it let us know what you think!

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I use the Shark Professional model floor steamer and I'm happy with it. Works very good on wood and tile floors and although I don't have any I'm sure it would work good on vinyl floors too. It won't clean tile grout if it's badly stained. Based on recommendations I only use distilled water in it but a gallon ($.90 at Walmart) goes a long way and gives me quite a few cleanings.
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I know we have some Big Green Egg enthusiasts here. As I get ready to fire mine up, I want to share one of the coolest gadgets I've seen. DW surprised me with this BGE table for my birthday this year, and I absolutely love it.



It's all stainless steel, either painted or powder coated, and all the doors are gasketed so critters can't get in. Wonderfully well engineered and constructed.



They come in many sizes and configurations. The pix here don't show mine, but this is very similar to the one I have. There are smaller and larger versions. Somewhat pricey, but very well made and should last as long as the Egg (meaning forever).



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Very nice braumeister! I made my own table (wood) but it is no where near as nice as these stainless steel models. Plus I have to sand and stain mine every year which is a Pain in the ***. Congrats and happy "egging".


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What is the best spray bottle vinyl floor cleaner? I habitually use Simple Green, but I don't think it is that good to clean my floor. The floor is in good shape. I move anything off floor, then start in corner farthest from door, squirt, then usually rub it with a terry towel wither by hand or my foot. It seems to be pretty good rehab exercise for my hip so usually I foot it. I just work over to the door this way. I do it fairly often, so it is not filthy or anything

I can rinse if need be, but prefer something that will work without rinses.

Thanks for taking time out from all the cool products above to help a housework challenged man who nevertheless likes a clean house.

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DW has the Shark mentioned above. Seems like she really likes it. I have no direct experience with it but DD has one too and says it's worth the money.

Me, I take care of everything mechanical and electrical and all outdoor work plus car stuff.
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I am amazed at how many household cleaning jobs can be done with vinegar and/or baking soda.
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