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May 14, 2019 07:54:30   #
Is that a girdle she’s got wrapped around her midriff?
Apr 14, 2019 08:46:51   #
Thanks for all your replys. My sense, after reading all of them, is that pillows are a very personal category and no “one-size fits all”. Sort of like shoes.
Apr 11, 2019 06:59:55   #
I thought My Pillow gave you the best night’s sleep ever, but now My Sheets gives you the best night’s sleep ever🙄. What’s next, My Mattress?
Apr 10, 2019 09:58:45   #
I am thinking about buying a new set of pillows. Our current ones are well over 20 yrs old and are the Swedish foam variety. They are still usable, but showing signs of sagging in the middle. If you believe the advertising hype, My Pillow should be the greatest pillow since the invention of the pillow.
I would like opinions from real owners of My Pillow on their satisfaction of this brand.
The TV advertising campaign must be quite expensive.
Mar 21, 2019 08:35:30   #
shenee wrote:
Has anyone used the Canon G7X Mark ii ? What do you think about it? I had a Canon G16 really liked it . Comparing the two which do you like better?

Bought one for my wife, but she prefers to use her older Elph model. So I use it mostly for oportunity/misc photos. The G7 series get good ratings from many Hoggers here. If you have not done so, you might want to review the various models for features important to you. This model has a faster lens than most in the series, while some are more capable in the zoom feature. I preferred the GX7 for it’s faster lens.
Sorry, I am not familiar with the G16.
Mar 2, 2019 10:25:15   #
Saw this advertised on a news feed titled “five kitchen devices on sale this weekend”. It’s supposed to make it easier to clean your microwave. Put a solution of vinegar and water in the device and microwave for, I think, about 5-7 min. Presumably, the interior will then easily wipe clean. Sounds intriguing, but but have not read anywhere about effectiveness. Also, wonder about long term effects, if any, on the microwave. Dozens listed for sale on eBay. Most have positive record of 95-96% and very low sales record.
Comments, anyone?
Feb 25, 2019 08:10:39   #
Further comment re DiGiorno’s : additional evidence the brand is good - a few months ago a news article featured a photo of a DiGiorno truck making a delivery to a Little Caesar location in New Jersey.🙄
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!
This is NOT an advertisement or paid endorsement..... (show quote)

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.
I use a Cuisinart Toaster Oven Air Fryer. It repla... (show quote)

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.
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