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Feb 23, 2019 08:05:35   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I thought I'd try a frozen pizza, but I'd rather not waste my money on junk. Do you have recommendations for a good, frozen cheese pizza - no pepperoni?

I am not a fan of frozen pizza either, but try Paul Newman’s and/or DiGiordono(spelling?). Have tried both, but not cheese only. Both were acceptable.
Feb 8, 2019 08:23:50   #
Not a place for sleep walkers😲
Feb 4, 2019 08:34:08   #
JustMePB wrote:
This is NOT an advertisement or paid endorsement...

We bought a "Ninja Foodi"... it is an Air Fryer, Pressure Cooker, Crisper, and more. A little pricey but well worth the money. Not to waste time and excess typing, do a Google search and read up on it. We use ours almost everyday. In pressure cooker mode we get a nice beef stew in around 5 minutes cooking time. Everyone who has seen ours has gone out and gotten one. Gave one to my granddaughter (recently married) and they rant and rave about it. Easy clean up, too. Get one, you can always return it if displeased with it. I can't say enough about it!
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This would seem to be another recently introduced category called “ multi cooker”, the Swiss knife of the cooking world. The specs are impressive on the Ninja. If I go that route, it would be the 8qt/1750 watt version. The one I looked at on the Bay was over $300. Now in my ‘70s I have grown wary of multifunction tools. My experience has been that, although they generally work, they don’t do the various tasks as easy or as well as tools dedicated to one specific task. However, my experience does not include kitchen appliances.
Thanks for the reference.
Feb 3, 2019 09:50:15   #
Billbobboy42 wrote:
Thanks for the reply. Useful info. If I buy, it will be the largest air fryer unit available. There are just two of us, so just about any size would do. Looking at highest watt models; 1800 watt is highest I have found.

FYI, I am watching one on eBay: brand is NuWave Brio Digital Air Fryer, 6 quarts, 1800 watts/15 amps, dishwasher safe parts (no further details). This unit is red. I assume other colors are available, but have not researched that aspect yet.
Some posters here have mentioned models from “several years ago”. I don’t think the ones I am talking about would be the same generation as those of several years ago.
Edit: found a black one on the Bay that is a 10 quart model, but for some reason unknown to me the wattage is 1500.
Feb 2, 2019 11:58:59   #
pwrxprt wrote:
I use a Cuisinart Toaster Oven Air Fryer. It replaced existing my toaster oven. The major difference is the size. The unit is roughly the same footprint of my old toaster oven, but this unit is taller. I've used it to air fry, shrimp with no breading, French fries, chicken with breading, salmon fillets, fish-n-chips style cod fish in 12 minutes, chicken wings in 20 minutes and I've warm up from frozen pizza bites in 4-5 minutes and bagel bites in 6-7 minutes. Nothing I've mentioned has taken over 25 or 30 minutes in the air fryer. I'm very pleased with the results. You have to spend some extra time in cooking so to get crispy on both sides you have flip the food during cooking times. So it's not just put in the fry basket and walk away until it's done. The only food I feel doesn't quite make the grade is the French fry. It does crisp it, but not like deep fried, but the trade off is well worth it. No messy oil to deal with and much healthier. Keep in mind this is NOT completely oil free, i.e. when I prepare chicken wings, after rinsing them I put them in a big bowl and poor about a tablespoon or so of olive oil on them and mix to coat the wings...I season them to my liking, no batter, and cook them for about 10 minutes on each side. For us they come out perfect.
I use Dixie fry to coat my chicken parts (thighs and breasts) and again I spray them with olive oil just as I put them in the air fryer...20-25 minutes later I have fried chicken. The biggest downside to the unit I own is it's capacity. If you're cooking for two or three it's perfect. Cooking for a larger family, you'd have to cook in batches...good luck with your choice, but I'm sold on using it.
We've had for about six month now and I can't believe how useful this unit is. Not only can I air fry, but I can toast my bread and bagels or use it as a regular toaster over or convection over. I've not used the feature yet so I really can't comment, but the unit also broils. As I said we are sold on it.
By the way, look for sales. Kohl's sometimes has 20 and 30 percent coupons plus if you have Kohl's cash it can bring the price way down. These bad boy list and just under $200. However, with the coupons that we had brought it down to $140 and change. In my opinion well worth the price.
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Thanks for the reply. Useful info. If I buy, it will be the largest air fryer unit available. There are just two of us, so just about any size would do. Looking at highest watt models; 1800 watt is highest I have found.
Feb 2, 2019 10:20:57   #
Looking for comments about this fairly new kitchen appliance from anyone who has one or who knows someone who has one. My question: do the cooked results taste as good as those fried in oil? I have only run into one person who had a comment - o.k. if you are cooking with health in mind; otherwise, forget it. I am not interested in health cooking as I eat what I generally want sans desserts. French fries and fried chicken are my main interests as I don’t cook those at home due to oil disposal issues.

There are plenty of models to choose from. I just don’t want a kitchen appliance not being used and taking up storage space.
Jan 19, 2019 10:41:17   #
AndyH wrote:
The blue model is still a bargain at just $59 as of this morning on the B&H website. The others have gone back to the $119 regular price.

I’m thinking of getting one for my wife. It’s still half price.


FWIW, this brand is apparently a line within the Benro brand. A tag attached to mine had a corporate address with the address name Benro.
Jan 16, 2019 15:29:27   #
Billbobboy42 wrote:
That’s what I did. Needed it like a hole in the head, but sounded good. Ordered it yesterday afternoon; on truck for delivery today.

Delivered a few minutes ago. Got one problem with it so far: the pan knob will not tighten enough to freeze the pan function needed for still shots. Product appears sturdy enough for the type. Hope I can solve the pan issue without having to return it.
Jan 16, 2019 08:05:24   #
AndyH wrote:
That's quite a deal! I've been looking for one that will easily fit into my briefcase or smaller bag for carryon use. I wonder how accurate the 13 pound rating is?

In any event, I suppose at this price it is worth a shot. If I like it, I suppose I'll have to buy a black one at the original price!


That’s what I did. Needed it like a hole in the head, but sounded good. Ordered it yesterday afternoon; on truck for delivery today.
Jan 11, 2019 08:01:25   #
johnst1001a wrote:
Ditto concerning cataracts. I have had issue with night time driving, depth perception is my issue. Went to eye doctor, said I had the beginnings of cataracts, nut not bad enough for them to recommend surgery. Not sure i understand this, is it insurance or risk factors, I refrain from night time driving but cant always avoid it.

I,too, have had cataracts for several years (and has not changed)and try to avoid nite driving. Since I am retired, I can avoid nite driving for about 95% of the time. Dr said no need for surgery now unless I feel the need for night driving. So, I am taking the surgery avoidance choice.😎
Jan 10, 2019 07:36:17   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I see ads for night driving glasses occasionally, and Amazon is having a sale on them. I've always gotten by fine without them. Do any of you think they do any good?

Jerry, I asked my opthamologist that very question a month or so ago. He said they are o.k for reducing glare, but of little use to me with problem seeing at night with cataracts. With Oncoming Headlights I can’t see the road.
Dec 20, 2018 09:55:07   #
Huey Driver wrote:
I would assume so but I haven't see it. Only the picture.

This carving falls within the category of decorative miniature. The “decorative” part of the title is in reference to the bird’s habitat. The carving is required to be placed in or on a habitat. Oh, and the habitat must be made. Can’t use the real thing or store bought flowers, etc. There is no requirement to carve the bird attached to the habitat. Some do, however. My educated guess is that this bird was carved separately and mated to the habitat. It can be challenging to determine which method was used.
Dec 20, 2018 09:34:43   #
Huey Driver wrote:
World Champion Wood Carving

Just a little brag here for a friend of mine. Ronnie Zint now retired was a cabinet builder and now does wood carvings. You can see more of his work on Facebook under his name if interested. Photographs don’t show the detail and real beauty of his work. How anybody has the patients let alone the talent to do this is mind boggling to me. He told me the Owl pictured took him about 400 hours to produce and it won “World Champion Wood Carving 2018”. First time ever won by a Texan. Also he won 2018 Texas Champion.
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I have been a volunteer docent for 14 yrs at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art located in Salisbury, Md. The museum conducts the annual World Wildfowl Carving Championships the last weekend in April at the convention center in Ocean City, Md and has been doing so every year since 1971. The winners remain in the museum on display for one year after which they are returned to the owners. You are absolutely right that photography can’t capture the lifelike details (getting close, though). The feathers are wood, but they look like you could stroke them.
I have had visitors claim the feathers are real. Once I had a very senior visitor proclaim “that’s BS, those birds are stuffed”. My only comeback I could think of was “they may be stuffed but they are stuffed with wood”.
Nov 15, 2018 07:14:06   #
The comic writer Dave Barry wrote an article several years ago describing his colonoscopy. Absolutely hilarious😂.
Oct 17, 2018 08:13:25   #
jaymatt wrote:
I also got sound and vision--it’s a complete waste to me.

Yea, I just love to read about those $10,000 speakers🙄. While I am interested in audio/video products, I am not interested in items anywhere near that price range.
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