Helpful ReplyHot!Products that I really like

Page: << < ..678910.. > >> Showing page 10 of 13
Author
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/11/05 12:02:26 (permalink)
I like when I check in to my flight and the attendant asks me if I would like to be upgraded to FIRST CLASS.  Has happened to me on numerous flights, numerous carriers!  I almost always fly first class. 
mar52
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11493
  • Joined: 2005/04/17 18:50:00
  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/11/05 19:24:36 (permalink)
I flew First Class once from Seattle to LAX.  I had a talker next to me who had his fill of mini bottles.
 
I would have preferred Coach on that one.
 
Saw one of those Emirates A-380s just about to hit the landing strip at LAX a few weeks ago.  OMG they are big!
tmiles
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 2587
  • Joined: 2004/10/01 15:59:00
  • Location: Millbury, MA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/05 09:41:09 (permalink)
WalMart microwave french beans. In the fresh produce section they sell green beans and french beans in micro wave ready paks. The green beans in the larger package are good, but nothing special. The little, thin. green french beans, in the smaller package are really great, and often sold out. I've not been a fan of micro waved vegetables, but this product proves me wrong (again).  Three minutes, with no pre cleaning..............no excuse to go with frozen, except the price which at $2.98 is more expensive than frozen, but IMO, still reasonable.
tmiles
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 2587
  • Joined: 2004/10/01 15:59:00
  • Location: Millbury, MA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/05 09:52:03 (permalink)
lleechef
MJ
I have real copper pots and sauté pans.  Bought them from Dehillerin in Paris.  They will outlive me!  I never, ever make soup in any other pot than my copper one. 


I saw a small ad in a magazine for a company that "re-tins" copper pots. I thought that I saved the name, but misplaced it. I have an old 12 qt (+-) copper pot that came with a plant in it. It weighs about 10 pounds, still has strong riveted handles, and has  a slightly dented bottom. I may look into getting it re built and re tinned. I have seen similar, new, not as heavy, pots for big $$$
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/05 10:39:37 (permalink)
Yes, you can have copper pots re-tinned.  I found a whole battery of copper pots when I worked for a French family and we went to their château for the summer.  Sent them back to Paris to get re-tinned.  I'm sure it was not cheap.  Mine are about 35 years old and I chose stainless steel interiors so I would not have to deal with that in the US.
mar52
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11493
  • Joined: 2005/04/17 18:50:00
  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/05 13:24:35 (permalink)
We have a radio personality it Los Angeles, Melinda Lee that touts...
 
http://eastcoasttinning.com/
 
They have an online estimator
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/06 12:09:03 (permalink)
lleechef
MJ
I have real copper pots and sauté pans.  Bought them from Dehillerin in Paris.  They will outlive me!  I never, ever make soup in any other pot than my copper one. 




lleechef,
What are the differences/advantages of your copperware in relation to:
 
The Revere Ware (copper-bottomed stainless steel) I grew up with?
I gave my Mother's set to Goodwill; after 60 years of daily use it cleaned up to 'as new'.
 
The Kirkland Signature Tri-Ply set we have used very happily for the past 17 years?
(It is the same 'idea' as All-Clad, yet heavier.  We paid $199 @ Costco; the All-Clad equivalent is >$1,000).
 
---------------------
 
BTW:  if copperware needs to be re-tinned, what happens to the tin as food cooks?  Aside from providing work to tin miners in Bolivia, does the tin leach into the food?
 
 
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/06 12:28:42 (permalink)
MetroplexJim
lleechef
MJ
I have real copper pots and sauté pans.  Bought them from Dehillerin in Paris.  They will outlive me!  I never, ever make soup in any other pot than my copper one. 




lleechef,
What are the differences/advantages of your copperware in relation to:
 
The Revere Ware (copper-bottomed stainless steel) I grew up with?
I gave my Mother's set to Goodwill; after 60 years of daily use it cleaned up to 'as new'.
 
The Kirkland Signature Tri-Ply set we have used very happily for the past 17 years?
(It is the same 'idea' as All-Clad, yet heavier.  We paid $199 @ Costco; the All-Clad equivalent is >$1,000).
 
---------------------
 
BTW:  if copperware needs to be re-tinned, what happens to the tin as food cooks?  Aside from providing work to tin miners in Bolivia, does the tin leach into the food?
 
 


We have Revere Ware here and my mother also had it.  Great for certain things, not great for others.  Copper cookware is MUCH heavier and sturdier than Revere.  You can also put it in the oven.  For example, when I make a stew, I take my covered copper pot, brown the meat, add the vegetables and liquid, put the top on and put it in the oven.  Nice, even heat and you don't have to stir. 
 
If I am making a chicken or veal dish that gets finished with cheese, I sauté it in a copper skillet, add the cheese and put the skillet under the broiler. 
 
I have no experience with Tri-Ply but as long as it's heavy and you can put it in the oven, that works.  Non-stick doesn't work.
 
About the lead.  Well, yeah, it must leach into the food.  But copper vessels have been found that date back to 9,000BC that were of course not lined with anything until tin came along in the 1800s, so the copper leached into the food which was WORSE!  And THAT is why mine are stainless!   
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/06 12:59:57 (permalink)
Geox shoes; in particular, this model
 
Their 'differentiation' is that they 'breathe' through holes in their soles; additionally, a breathable membrane prevents water from entering while walking in puddles or rain.  They are super comfortable and, in them, my feet do not sweat. 
 
I have 10 pair, including 3 of that particular model noted above.  They have been my 'every day' shoes since I bought my first pair at Nordstrom 20 years ago.  They have a few stores in the U.S. (NYC, Chicago, Miami, L.A.), but the best way to purchase them is through Amazon.  As they are a 'fashionable' Italian brand, "last year's" models are deeply discounted.  (As every man knows, women's feet do not sweat; nevertheless, Geox has styles for women as well).
 
But, for dress: Allen-Edmonds; accept no substitutes!
 
 
leethebard
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 8865
  • Joined: 2007/08/16 17:35:00
  • Location: brick, NJ
  • Status: online
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/06 14:18:30 (permalink)
No $150 sneakers for me!!
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/06 16:04:58 (permalink)
Those Geox shoes for women are ugly.
 
I have New Balance running shoes (I wear them for walking) that are fantastic and they were more than $150 but well worth it.
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/07 08:22:49 (permalink)
leethebard
No $150 sneakers for me!!




Me, neither!
 
Again, if you search "Geox Men's" on Amazon you will find 'last year's styles' deeply discounted.  In fact, I bought my favorite pair for $39!  And, I walked all over Milan in them and nobody pointed and laughed at my shoes.  My Costco cargo shorts were, of course, another matter.
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/07 08:29:39 (permalink)
lleechef
Those Geox shoes for women are ugly.
 
I have New Balance running shoes (I wear them for walking) that are fantastic and they were more than $150 but well worth it.




Truth be known - despite my constant urging - Mrs. Metro does not own a pair either. 
 
But, fortunately for me, most of her shoes are purchased when her mother takes her shopping in Paris and Rome.
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/07 12:30:58 (permalink)
MetroplexJim
lleechef
Those Geox shoes for women are ugly.
 
I have New Balance running shoes (I wear them for walking) that are fantastic and they were more than $150 but well worth it.




Truth be known - despite my constant urging - Mrs. Metro does not own a pair either. 
 
But, fortunately for me, most of her shoes are purchased when her mother takes her shopping in Paris and Rome.


She's the smart one.  Why wear ugly shoes when you can buy works of leather art in Paris and Rome?  But if you are a walker or a runner you definitely need a great pair of shoes and they're not cheap.
MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/08 10:27:23 (permalink)
lleechef
MetroplexJim
lleechef
Those Geox shoes for women are ugly.
 
I have New Balance running shoes (I wear them for walking) that are fantastic and they were more than $150 but well worth it.


Truth be known - despite my constant urging - Mrs. Metro does not own a pair either. 
 
But, fortunately for me, most of her shoes are purchased when her mother takes her shopping in Paris and Rome.

She's the smart one.  Why wear ugly shoes when you can buy works of leather art in Paris and Rome?  But if you are a walker or a runner you definitely need a great pair of shoes and they're not cheap.

 
You and W. would get along very well.  Her logic in buying walking shows is to buy them in Rome where the omnipresent cobblestones make walking comfortably a challenge.  I dragged her into Geox' Corso Milano flagship store and she didn't buy a thing.  I wanted to buy something for myself, but they didn't have my size (13/Euro 47) in anything I liked. 
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/08 12:33:36 (permalink)
Unfortunately for me when I lived in Paris in the early 80s women didn't wear sneakers.  We had to suffer those cobblestone streets in HIGH HEELS.  I carried my clogs in my LaVarenne bag to go to culinary school.
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/08 15:27:45 (permalink)
Products that I really like..........just about everything from LLBean.  Turtlenecks, fleece, boots, shoes, field coats, gloves, shorts, t-shirts, robes.........I love LLBean! 
mar52
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11493
  • Joined: 2005/04/17 18:50:00
  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/09 14:14:10 (permalink)
I also love fleece but hate the static electricity is produces.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4753
  • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
  • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 12:40:09 (permalink)
I work ridiculous hours, often on little to no sleep. Coffee is great, but not always practical. I recently started buying Awake chocolate bars (http://awakechocolate.com/), and cannot recommend them enough! It's not the best quality chocolate, I'd say about on par with Palmer, but the added caffeine is exactly the right amount for about 5-6 hours of coherence, at least for me. They're a little spendy ($1.99 each) at regular price, but they go on sale fairly frequently for a dollar.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 22620
  • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 13:38:31 (permalink)
Oh, I've had the Awake chocolate caramel bars, but I didn't realize they were supposed to help keep me awake. In fact, I kind of wondered about the name, but I never put it together with the caffeine. I see them at the supermarket checkout lane.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4753
  • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
  • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 14:50:08 (permalink)
Supposedly, they contain extra caffeine to the equivalent of 1 cup of coffee. I assume they make coffee stronger than even stagehands do, because it's about equivalent to three in my world. I even get jittery if I eat one without some other kind of food. But they're invaluable when I don't have time to let coffee cool enough to drink it!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 22620
  • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 15:28:17 (permalink)
Stagehands drink coffee now? Why, back in my day the only time they drank coffee was if at least half the cup had something else in it, and even then it was just a stopgap till they could get to a proper watering hole.
felix4067
Filet Mignon
  • Total Posts : 4753
  • Joined: 2003/12/13 02:58:00
  • Location: Near Grand Rapids, MI
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 16:01:34 (permalink)
Michael Hoffman
Stagehands drink coffee now? Why, back in my day the only time they drank coffee was if at least half the cup had something else in it, and even then it was just a stopgap till they could get to a proper watering hole.


There are all these rules now, darn it! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 22620
  • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/18 17:31:01 (permalink)

MetroplexJim
Sirloin
  • Total Posts : 6699
  • Joined: 2007/06/24 08:45:00
  • Location: McKinney, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 09:46:54 (permalink)
To combat the "Awake", I re-suggest buying a My Pillow.
 
But, take care.  I purchased two King-sized to 'match' our bed.  They were too big, so I bought two queen-sized; we've never slept better.  In fact, I am told that I no longer snore.  One thing for sure is that I no longer wake up just to turn the pillow.
 
Yes, the omnipresent ads are annoying, but the product is GREAT!
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 22620
  • Joined: 2000/07/01 08:52:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 10:47:20 (permalink)
No longer snore? Hmm. Oh, lleechef. That might make a good Christmas present for me.
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 11:59:33 (permalink)
MJ
I have seen the My Pillow ads on TV a thousand times and have been tempted to get them but never bothered.  Now that you have endorsed them, I will.  Thank you!
 
I have only bought one product from a TV commercial and I love it.  It's the Litter Genie.  Makes cleaning the litter box a breeze.  I highly recommend this for anyone who has indoor cats!! 
mar52
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11493
  • Joined: 2005/04/17 18:50:00
  • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 14:26:40 (permalink)
lleechef
MJ
I have seen the My Pillow ads on TV a thousand times and have been tempted to get them but never bothered.  Now that you have endorsed them, I will.  Thank you!
 
I have only bought one product from a TV commercial and I love it.  It's the Litter Genie.  Makes cleaning the litter box a breeze.  I highly recommend this for anyone who has indoor cats!! 




They have them at Bed Bath & Beyond.  Use the 20% coupon and if not liked you don't have to jump through hoops to return them...   If you can return a pillow.
 
We bought the My Pillow 3 inch bed topper for Sharon's mother after it was suggested by her mother.... to her sister who had already bought her the My Pillow or as Sharon's mother calls it... The best present ever. 
 
We had already suggested the topper as our present to her and were turned down!
 
I'd better stop typing!
 
 
 
 
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1167
  • Joined: 2004/01/13 15:02:00
  • Location: Plano, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 15:58:39 (permalink)
I got a My Pillow after Jim recommended it here. I'm very happy with it. I got the thickest one so when I sleep on my side my head stays straight with my spine.
lleechef
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 11502
  • Joined: 2003/03/22 23:42:00
  • Location: Gahanna, OH
  • Status: offline
RE: Products that I really like 2016/12/20 18:08:05 (permalink)
I am confused on the pricing of My Pillow.  On their TV ads they promote it at $19.95 and if you CALL NOW and use the TV promo code you get a second one free.  Yet when you go to their website they're $89.97!!!  I don't have a problem paying that for a good pillow.......but what's the difference?
Page: << < ..678910.. > >> Showing page 10 of 13
Jump to:
© 2017 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.5