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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Calphalon 1932442 Classic Nonstick All-Purpose Chef Pan


Reviewing cookware is a bit challenging. If you screw up something it provides an excuse for your error by stating, it  must have been the pan, not me!  So far I haven't screwed up anything in this pan.  Only had it a couple of days and so far nothing is sticking to it.  Hand washing it is required but that isn't a hassle as I hand wash all my decent cookware and all my good knives.  This is a nice size and it has a wok like shape which I like as it doesn't give you that seam area which can be a problem to clean in some traditional type skillets.  It states do not use cooking spray.  So far that hasn't been a problem.  This is a nice addition to my kitchen tools.

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cat CT3110 Extendable Dual Panel COB LED Hand Held Work Light With Magnetic Base


This may be the brightest light I own. The light is so bright that even if you just catch the light peripherally it leaves a flash bulb kind of halo on your eye. The accompanying literature cautions against looking at it directly and it is certainly accurate. I like the small size, the pull out work light and the magnet. This is a very nice light.


Photo to provide a size guide. 















From the vendor:
  • 170 lumen flood light on front extendable panel, 150 lumen focused top beam
  • Featuring a strong magnetic base for hands-free use it can be used as a flashlight or extended into a work light.
  • Water & impact resistant
  • RUN TIME : 6 hours top beam, 4 hours front panel
  • BATTERY TYPE : AAA; BATTERIES INCLUDED : yes; # OF BATTERIES : 3

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Calphalon 1937374 Classic Ceramic Nonstick Omelet Fry Pan with Cover, 10", Grey/White


Before and After cleaning
after use and before cleaning.





















Skillets tend to get beat up fast, probably because they are a goto tool.   This finish surprised me.   I always spray a pan, regardless of finish or whether the recipe advises not to use spray.  I hate when things stick.   I have attached photos.   With a light nudge from a Teflon spatula, the eggs slid right out of the pan and onto the plate.   I did notice they were slightly more well done than I expected and that may have to be considered when using this pan.  It apparently conducts the heat well.  I was surprised the handle did not get hot, it certainly looked like it would. 

Clean up was quite simple, keep in mind the manufacturer emphasizes to let the pan cool before cleaning.  It sponged out without and excessive elbow grease.   I will report back here if the finish breaks down faster than I would expect.
Eggs Done

This is a good all purpose skillet.












From the Vendor:
·                       PFOA-free ceramic nonstick cooking surface for easy food release and quick cleanup
·                        Durable for easy, everyday cooking
·                        Hard-anodized aluminum construction
·                        Cast stainless steel long handle stays cool on the stovetop
·                        Oven safe to 450 degrees F


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DII Woven Nylon Trapezoid Storage Bin for Home, Office, Closets, & Everyday Storage Needs, (Small - 12 x 10 x 8") Navy - Set of 2


I had planned on using these in the pool house for the small toys but my bride immediately decided she had a home for one.  It is ideal to hold the Kleenex, hand cream and remotes.  It is attractive enough that it is useable in public areas.  The fabric appears strong and these are very nice.




Never made it to the pool. 

From the vendor:
Take Back Your Space with DII Storage DII nylon trapezoid storage containers are sold in a set of 2 identical containers and are available in four colors and five sizes to take care of your various storage needs. Bins are constructed with a metal frame with woven nylon material to hold up to any task. Storage containers are perfect for shelves, offices, laundry rooms, closets, and in your bedrooms for knick knacks, photos, or accessories. For care, simply wipe with a damp sponge to clean. DII has simple and effective storage solutions for any room in the home. Organize your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, the pantry closet, or office with these storage containers. These bins will help declutter your home in an instant with endless amounts of storage options including sizes that will fit seamlessly into any cube organizer. Available in four colors: Black Gray, Navy, and Teal Available in five sizes: Small Basket – 12x10x8”, Medium Cube – 11x11x11”, Large Basket – 13x15x10”, Large Cube – 13x13x13”, and Tray – 13x15x5”. Clear Up Clutter Tired of clutter in your office, craft room, or kid’s room? These metal framed woven nylon storage bins might work for you! Easily store office or craft supplies and organize the chaos in your cabinets by keeping all your things together. These bins are meant to be put to work and are strong and durable no matter where you need them. 

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

IZOD Men's Advantage Performance Solid Polo


The material is light weight and the fit is outstanding. I like the slim cut which is often hard to find on larger shirts.  Large does not always mean portly.  The length of the shirt is also important as this style of shirt is my first choice for golf. This has a tail that is just a bit north of the crotch in my shorts.  This practically guarantees that the shirt will stay tucked in for the entire round.  This shirt was perfect and at $20 at Amazon a darn good deal. 

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kudos to Viewsonic Technical SupportIt


It's BACK!
Halleluiah,  an easy, simple fix!
I struggle to remember the last time I was able to say that.
For several months my Viewsonic VS15153 touch monitor’s touch function has not worked.  The lack of touch has not impacted my work so I ignored the problem.  Today I finally had time to address the problem.   I called Viewsonic tech support, got Rose who suggested switching out the USB cable as it is the controlling factor for the touch capability. Viola the problem was solved.  The screen now supports touch again and incidentally lets me flatten it and draw on it.   The cable was fine but since the computer end was not connected it could not work.  My only excuse is when I replaced a UPS behind the computer I must have pulled the cable out.  But…. A SIMPLE FIX! 

I did try and find a solution online and in the documentation that I saved to no avail.  However Rose solved the problem in less than one minute on the phone so kudos to Viewsonic for hiring ROSE!

Lacoste Men's L1212 Pique Boxer Brief


This is obviously me although my 6 pack isn't obvious. LOL
I’ve loved that darn crocodile logo for years with no understanding of why.   This underwear looks good on (not that anyone will ever see it) and feels very comfortable.  I am mystified as to why there is no fly on them which seems to be a factor that will impact functionality.  Their product information says that it is a tag free and seamless waistband but there is a seam under the back tag and there is a designed in France and made in Egypt tag listing the fabric breakdown.  The addition of a fly would bump this up to 5 stars.  The lack of a fly restricts them to 4 stars.  The misinformation regarding the waistband is inconsequential to the product. The price, however, is indicative of brand name overkill at $16.79 a pair on Amazon. 

47% Pima Cotton, 33% Modal, 14% Cotton, 6% Elastane
Imported
Machine Wash
Crafted in soft, breathable pique cotton, these boxer briefs from the pique collection offer style and perfect comfort
Contoured pouch
Tag free and seamless waistband
Green crocodile logo

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Friday, July 28, 2017

POOF Outdoor Games Star Toss Game


This is essentially horseshoes without the metal stakes and heavy shoes.  It is a fun game, even for adults.  However, grandkids often seem to think that their grandfather is the target and not the stake. The material is soft enough the no grandparents were permanently maimed while playing.  The plastic stars are less rigid than a Frisbee but seem a bit harder.g. 

  • Shooting stars!
  • A new spin on the classic game of horseshoes.
  • 1-4 players have 4-ways to score points
  • Includes 4 stars, 2 ground stakes and instructions
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Nelson 2 in 1 Pre-Set Water Timer 56606 and 56607 Useless Warranty


Update:  I first reviewed the 56606 and after two years it died.  In 2016 I got two more of the 56607 model and one of them died in 6 months.  I have tried to get warranty support to no avail. 

I would strongly AGAINST advise buying one of these timers due to the companies dis-interest in customer support. 

I like my flowers but sometimes when I travel they are neglected.  I hate to bug the neighbor kid or one of my own grown kids to come and water my flowers.   I found this on Amazon and it did the trick. 


From the Amazon product description. 
  • 18 pre-set watering selections plus auto on/off
  • Digital LCD time display
  • Superior ease of use, no programming required
  • Metal ergo swivel coupling
  • Reliable diaphragm design for long battery life, requires 2 AA batteries(not included)
I am never sure how many stars to give a product. This time did exactly what I wanted. It was easy to bypass when I needed the hose and it kept my plants hydrated when I was out of town. It does not feel beefy so I treated it with care and it did exactly what I wanted. I recommend the product.  It was $24.99 at Amazon.
 


Flowers survived travel and grandchildren (no timer needed for kid)
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Phantom Aquatics Speed Sport Signature Mask Fin Snorkel Set


The face mask is very nice with a wide band for the back that should prevent chafing.  The snorkel works well in the shower, my pool isn't open yet to see how it works in the pool.  The fins are sized appropriately for a kid.  I like the adjustment straps, they are easy to adjust.The set should provide a lot of fun for the grandkids.

  • Twice the speed with half the effort
  • Open heel snorkeling fin with adjustable strap
  • Comfort fit liquid silicone skirt for water-tight Seal
  • Low internal volume silicone mask
  • Semi-dry top valve snorkel to help prevent water entry

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sabrent 4 Port Mini Portable USB 3.0 Hub [2-ft cable] the World's Smallest USB 3.0 Hub (HB-MNBW)


Good size to carry in your computer bag.  I tested all the ports, all work. Good gadget at a good price. 



·                        Expand by connecting up to 4 USB 3.0, 2.0, or 1.1 devices to any USB 3.0 or 2.0 capable computer
·                        Compatible with all Windows/Mac/Linux systems.
·                        Supports USB 3.0 transfer rates up to 5Gbps. Backwards compatible with all USB 2.0/1.1 devices and hosts


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Seedling Littles Magical Hero Dress Up Cape Costume Kit for Toddlers Ages 2-4


This is really cute.  My granddaughter is into dress up and I like to see her have options. No reason she can’t be a caped crusader with unicorns.  Nice concept and good execution.  A little pricey at $27.20 at Amazon but should be lots of fun. 

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SABRE Personal Safety Kit – Keychain Pepper Spray


SABRE Personal Safety Kit – Keychain Pepper Spray (Police Strength with 25Bursts, up to 5x other Brands) + LOUD 120 dB Keychain Personal Alarm Audible 600 Feet (185 m) Away

I'm not sure how to review something that you don't want to use unless you really, really need to use it.  I tested the personal alarm and it is loud.  Frankly not as loud as I thought it would be but still irritatingly loud, as it should be.   The pin pulling pressure seemed reasonable and not too difficult but enough difficulty that it shouldn't be accidentally pulled.

No one I have asked is willing to be pepper sprayed to determine if it is a serious deterrent.  Having been exposed to tear gas back in the 70's, I certainly am not willing to pepper spray myself.  It is one of those things that you hope works if you ever need it. It has a turn and push for spray which seems reasonably secure for carrying without fear of accidental discharge. It seems like a good value.

 

From the vendor:

·                        POWERFUL PROTECTION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS–Have the most powerful pepper spray available in your grasp, coupled with an attention-grabbing 120 dB alarm both from the industry’s most trusted source
·                        PROTECTION AGAINST MULTIPLE THREATS AT A SAFE DISTANCE–SABRE Pepper spray contains 25 bursts (up to 5x other brands) at up to 10 feet (3 m) away
·                        AMPLIFIES YOUR CALL FOR HELP–120 dB, re-usable, dual siren alarm calls for assistance in an emergency and can even help deter & frighten off an attacker. Simply pull & replace keychain pin to turn on/off
·                        EASY ACCESS, EASY-TO-USE ON-THE-GO SAFETY–Attach to your keys, bag, or backpack and be prepared to defend yourself and alert others should danger occur
·                        GREATER VALUE–Get both great personal security tools with this convenient combo pack, two great personal security tools for one low price

 


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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Tommy Hilfiger Men's 'Sophisticated Sport' Quartz Resin and Stainless-Steel Casual Watch, Color:Gold-Toned (Model: 1791365)


This is a beautiful watch.  It has day of the week and day of the month dials that are practically invisible.  The print on the tiny little brochure with the watch gives a web site where you can view the manuals with the suggestion that it is all on line to provide a "greener" footprint.  Print was so small that I had to use a magnifying glass to verify the website. I could not find the exact model of watch on the support website.  I did find it on the sales website which has no discernable link to the support website.  The support website had suggestions on how to resize the band on several watches but not on this watch.   The watch is good for time and appearance, very poor for day and date. It will need to be taken to a jeweler to be sized accurately. 

 From the vendor:

·                        3H 46Mm Gp Case/ Alum. Bezel/ Sil. Wht Dial/ Gp Bracelet
·                        Durable mineral crystal protects watch from scratches
·                        Quartz Movement
·                        Case Diameter: 46mm
·                        Water resistant to 30m (100ft): in general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Poor Customer Service Arctic Aire ADR30B1G 30 Pint Dehumidifier by Danby




I did a lot of research to determine which dehumidifier would best suit my needs.  I was particularly interested in the warranty.   Too many Amazon products do not list the warranty and frankly I pass over the bulk of those.  If they can't publish their warranty, it is not a good sign.  This unit has a 2 year warranty with an additional 2 months if you register it and fill  out a survey.   It is a carry in warranty and it took some digging to determine who you  would carry it in to for service.   There is an authorized dealer reasonably close so that made my decision for me. 

The unit came surprisingly fast,  five days before their estimated delivery.  The wheels were attached but since this is going to sit on a table, I removed them.  Surprisingly they removed and would reinstall very easily.  Set up was simple.  I put it on a table so I would have some height to provide me with a gravity feed to my sump hole.   The unit comes with an adapter that you install to enable continuous operation  using a standard garden hose.  The adapter is simple and would be easier to install if the screws that were supposed to be included had been there.

Here is where the review goes a bit south. I called customer service and told them it was missing the installation screws for the hose adapter. A very pleasant woman asked me if I had checked the plastic bag that enclosed the manual.  I reassured her that I had checked the bag, the box, the water bucket and the floor in the surrounding area to no avail. She then told me it was too much trouble to send me the screws, I should just go out and buy some.  She was kind enough to provide me with the size, #6, 3/4" phillips pan head screws.   Now it is nice to know what I should have gotten and the screws are hardly a major expense.   However it worries me that the cavalier attitude regarding their lack of screws suddenly became my problem.  Now I wonder what the 26 month warranty is worth.  

Needless to say, a product that appears to be working fine and should meet my needs has suddenly become a strong annoyance.   I will not return it for the price of a couple of screws as that is more hassle than it is worth.   I will say that they have certainly undermined any confidence I had in my purchase. 

30 pint capacity per 24 hours
For areas up to 1500 square feet
LED Display with Electronic Controls
Direct drain operation for continuous operation
Removable Air Filter
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Friday, June 30, 2017

GolfBuddy WTX Smart Golf GPS Watch, Black




Lot of features and the charger is more convenient that my previous golf watch, which still works but this is much nicer.  The Garmin charger is just a poor design, while this is similar which means it too has little holes to get clogged by sunscreen, it sits on the charger rather than clipping on.  For someone reason that seems to work better. 

From the vendor:
Simple and fast touch user interface
Course update via Bluetooth with GolfBuddy Smartphone app
Notifications sync from Smartphone
Pedometer activity tracker
Hole layout view with current position of the player

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This is most certainly an advertisement!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fossil Q Marshal Display Leather Touchscreen Smartwatch


I am struggling to come to terms to Dick Tracy on my wrist.  The ability to interface my phone with my watch is very interesting.  So far I have used the apps to download a Halloween watch face which my 2 year old granddaughter found highly entertaining.   The pedometer may or may not keep me fit.  Sadly the thing that I like the best is not very smart at all, it is the ability to select different watch faces and I selected one for my default that is so big I an see it on my desk from the door way.  The watch band is very good looking too.

Documentation could be better.  Noting that it must be charged prior to first use seems obvious but it still should be noted.   I do not suggest trying to synch to your phone unless you are on your home or office network.  Synching was SLOOOW.   Really, not to much complain about.  I am still playing and it appears to have lots to play with. 

 From the vendor:

·            Leather
·    Stay connected with display notifications for texts, calls, emails, and app updates. Control your music on your favorite music player through Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, GooglePlay, iTunes, or Apple Music.
·    With built-in activity tracking, you can track your everyday accomplishments including steps, distance, and calories burned.
·    Fit your style with customizable watch faces and interchangable straps - compatible with all Fossil brand 22mm straps.
·     Use the built-in microphone and speaker to do a variety of tasks on your Android smartwatch using just your voice.
·    Stay charged for up to 1 day (based on usage) with the wireless conductive magnetic charger. Compatible with Android Devices 4.3+ and iOS 8+ / iPhone 5+.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mini Cobra Goggles - Clear/Blue


These are very nice goggles.  They fit snugly against the face and remain clear while swimming.  There was next to no fogging.  A good purchase to keep the chlorine in the pool and out of the kids’ eyes.
  • Kids-specific version of the Cobra Mask
  • Ideal mask for swimming and many other water sports.
  • The Cobra Mask features a 180 degree view lens
  • Flexible frame with integrated skirt for superior fit, flexibility and comfort.
  • Skirt forms a complete watertight seal around the face.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Honeywell T83240HB220 LED T8 Light Tube - 32 Watt Equivalent - G13 Base - 4 foot



Confusion abounds in my life. For some reason I thought these were 6' bulbs not 4' bulbs. No big deal as I could use 4' bulbs in the light over my work bench. That became a lot more problem than I anticipated. In moving the light to change the bulbs I noticed the cord insulation was flaking off. That necessitated on rewiring the wall switch to the light as it seemed a definite fire hazard. Once I got everything rewired, I decided to replace the old fixture with a new one anyway. So a simple change the light bulb ended up as a 2 hour project. Eventually I got the bulbs in. The one bulb seems to output at least 50% or more light than the previous fluorescent bulb. The other seems to output roughly the same light. This is why I am hesitant to go five stars when there is such a dramatic difference in light output between the two bulbs that came out of the same two bulb packaging. If the LED tube holds up as to it's lifetime rating, they are worth the price of $20.00 at Amazon particularly as you can drop $15--$18.00 for the much shorter life fluorescent bulbs. 

From the vendor:
·                        FILL ANY ROOM WITH LIGHT INSTANTLY - Honeywell LED tube lamps do not need to warm up before they come on so when you're walking into a darkened room you'll be able to safely see all around you the second you switch it on. This is safer and more convenient than CFLs which have delays before they fully light up.
·                        MAKE SAVINGS ON YOUR POWER BILLS - With a low energy usage rating of just 18 watts, you'll be able to save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills especially if you replace all your current fluorescent tubes. The energy consumption of LED tubes can be over 80% less so it adds up to a huge amount over time.
·                        SAFE FOR YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT - Unlike fluorescent tubes, LED lamps do not contain any mercury so this makes them safer for the environment. LED tubes are also cool to the touch which renders them easier and safer to clean. They are more durable than fluorescent, CFL or incandescent bulbs which reduces the risk of them shattering and injuring someone.
·                        BRIGHT WHITE LIGHT FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE - Your LED tubes will provide you with 1800 lumens of consistent white light when they are lit. This will provide excellent lighting for domestic properties, garages, offices and even industrial premises. To add to their adaptability they are also suitable for use with troffers that have electronic ballasts.
·                        VERY LONG LIFE SPAN - The lifespan of your LED tubes is a jaw-dropping 45 years. Just think of the time you will save not having to change bulbs frequently. Let's not forget how much money you'll be able to save by not wasting your hard earned cash buying bulbs and replacement tubes.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum, Grey Edition


My first reaction was that the toothbrush tickled.  Once I got accustomed to the sonic feature I liked the brush.   It has a variety of features and it is hard to tell how effective they are but the charging station part is very nice.  Keeps the toothbrush ready to go.  The timer part is a bit hard to determine, you don't know if it is a stutter or the timer.  Overall I like the toothbrush and I guess only my dentist will be able to tell if it is more effective than my old brush.

From the vendor:
Featuring nine customizable brushing options, an intuitive pressure sensor, and our most advanced brush head technology, the Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is your total solution for an invigorating, deep clean and exceptional plaque removal.
Utilizing patented Sonic technology, this rechargeable toothbrush removes up to ten times more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Choose from three cleaning modes and three intensity settings to create a brushing experience that’s just right every time. The unique Deep Clean mode, combined with our AdaptiveClean brush head, offers Philips Sonicare’s deepest clean yet! The FlexCare Platinum also features timer options to help you reach the dentist recommended brushing time of 2 minutes, an intuitive pressure sensor to reduce harsh brushing, and an extended battery life to keep you brushing for up to three weeks between charges.

What's in the box:1 Philips Sonicare toothbrush handle , 1 AdaptiveClean brush head, 1 travel charger, 1 hygienic travel cap and 1 deluxe travel case.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

DS18 HDPBT Noise Isolating Over Ear Foldable Bluetooth Headphone with Mic and FM Radio


Overall I liked these headphones.  Initially I was not happy with the connectivity.  I first tried to connect to my Galaxy tablet and they would not connect.  Then I tried my Kindle Fire and they connected immediately.  Next I tried my S7 phone and it connected immediately.  I went back to the tablet and tried a few more times to connect and finally it connected. Not sure why there was an issue with the tablet. I had difficulty getting the headset to connect to the device I wanted to use.  After experimenting, it seemed to prefer to automatically connect to the Kindle and I had to distant myself from the Kindle to get any other device to connect.

I read some of the other reviews and was a bit surprised at the negativity regarding the FM reception.  I was not surprised when a station would get static as I moved around.  Considering all the metal 2x4 replacement studs, I am often surprised to get any radio reception.   I thought the FM aspect was acceptable.

The Sound quality through Bluetooth was fine, not exceptional but fine.   The headset was as comfortable as headsets get.  I have never found a pair, regardless of price, that I found comfortable for any length of time. 

Somebody must make a headset that can be controlled via a menu on your phone or device, I find the buttons on the headset to be impossible to use when I am wearing the headset.

The headset did not do well for making calls.  People complained they could not hear me.

Watching videos the headset did just fine.  Considering the  price, this headset is a decent value. 

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Monday, June 5, 2017

YS831 Water Flosser - Portable Oral Irrigator with Nasal Wash and Orthodontic toothbrush - 4 Modes Cordless IPX7 Waterproof Rechargeable by USB With Inductive Non-Contact Charger for Dental Care Green


I’m a firm believer in water flossing or water picking.  This is cordless, rechargeable and highly portable.  This allows successfully cleaning my teeth when I am traveling.  I have tried some portable units before but this is the first that was rechargeable.  In addition, it works better than the last two I purchased.  It is not as powerful as the plug in type but it is far smaller and certainly portable.  I like it.  I did receive this product at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

From the vendor:
·             
  • ★ Great after-sale service. If any question of your order, please don't hesitate to contact YASI seller service team. YASI team will handle your case within 12 Hours.
  • ★ 4 clean modes (Normal, Soft, Pulse,Point Control) with LED indicating light provide the needs of oral care for you and can remove harmful bacteria and food debris deep between teeth and below the gumline.
  • ★ 135ml high capacity detachable water tank and convenient water tank mouth at the bottom help you fill and drain water fast.360 degree compre hensive cleaning, Convenient to clean your oral area.
  • ★ Two minute auto-timer: It is stop operating automatically in two minutes in order to avoid any accident happened when you forgot to turn off the device after finished washing. Built-in rechargeable lithium battery lasts for long time.
  • ★ Oral Irrigator can flush out the food leftovers easily, Pulsating jet-water flush effectively; Orthodontic toothbrush clean the exposed spaces between the roots of molar teeth due to periodontitis and gum recession, keeping furcations clean; Nasal Wash Prevent periodontitis and other gumline diseases such as sinusitis, allergic rhin.


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Friday, June 2, 2017

Ode to Donuts


On this National Donuts Day I wish to pay tribute to one of my favorite things.

Ode to Donuts   

Never did I see

A more perfect food for me!

So round, so firm so fully packed,

I must admit my brain is racked,

To come up with a better snack.

So well rounded as a treat,

The zero calorie center that can’t be beat.

Life’s paths are leaved so well,

With May’s donuts that were simply swell,

With First Street Bakery’s kind souls

Who filled our bags with glazes so gold,

With Ronnie’s Hilton Head knarly treat,

With Hornburger’s cream filled oh so sweet,

With Publix’s maple glaze dream,

Only beat by YumYum’s cruller of sour cream.

My life defined by donut’s sweet road.

Three exercise bikes worn to a nub,

In an effort to keep donut’s sweet love,

from making me a happy but lardy tub.

On this day celebrate the wonder

Of this wonderful, awesome treat

This ode’s to you oh donut delight,

Your ability to turn darkness to light,

To defeat depression and stifle blight,

There is no mental state so dire

That a donut can’t un-mire.

There is no treat so sweet

That the wonderful donut cannot beat.


 

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