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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 09:57:15 (permalink)
My sister sent my Mom a Belgian style Cusinart (tm) waffle maker. Mom didn't need it but had mentioned, in passing, that she missed Belgian style waffles. Mom's old, perfectly good, regular, maker has gone into the donation bin, and I've made her the thick, Belgian style, waffles  several times.
 
My only complaint is the non removable cooking surface. My own, otherwise average waffle maker, has dishwasher safe cooking surfaces, that just pop right out.
 
What would Waffle House (tm) do?? 
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 10:48:39 (permalink)
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What would Waffle House (tm) do?? 


I just called the Waffle House district manager for the one I go to -- her name is Rachel -- and she told me they use Dawn whenever it is needed (which isn't often, as they always use a release agent before putting batter on the iron).
 
 
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 11:09:46 (permalink)
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My sister sent my Mom a Belgian style Cusinart (tm) waffle maker. Mom didn't need it but had mentioned, in passing, that she missed Belgian style waffles. Mom's old, perfectly good, regular, maker has gone into the donation bin, and I've made her the thick, Belgian style, waffles  several times.
 
My only complaint is the non removable cooking surface. My own, otherwise average waffle maker, has dishwasher safe cooking surfaces, that just pop right out.
 
What would Waffle House (tm) do?? 


Funny and we're looking for a "regular" waffle maker, and all we find is the Belgian kind. Don't want a thick waffle. We're looking for what we grew up with!!
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 11:18:08 (permalink)
We don't even own a waffle iron.  Why bother when he goes to the WAFFLE HOUSE every, every morning!
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 11:36:48 (permalink)
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We don't even own a waffle iron.  Why bother when he goes to the WAFFLE HOUSE every, every morning!


And I always order a waffle. Twice a year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. But we do now have the stuff to make the buckwheat flapjacks she asked for
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/05/10 13:28:36 (permalink)
i see that Target also sells the Cuisinart I described in the other thread
 
http://www.target.com/p/c...w_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/06/03 15:03:15 (permalink)
The Ryobi One system. In my day, Ryobi made a nice printing press. Today they make power drills, saws, and garden tools, all powered by the same interchangeable, rechargeable batteries. I think that they are exclusive to Home Depot. The Ryobi tools are consumer quality (and priced). The entry level, professional, "Rigid" tools sold at Home Depot are made by the same company, according to a biz radio show.
 
The Ryobi tools are so good for what they cost, that I often see pros using them, under the system,"Wear it out,,throw it out". 
 
My most recent buy, a string weed trimmer, is as powerful as the light weight gas models, and is said to run "up to" an hour per charge. In my case, the job is done, before the battery needs to be charged.  The easy to install string refills, are much more expensive than the bulk string used by most trimmers, but they last a long time.
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/06/14 10:55:23 (permalink)
5 STAR Urgent Response is a great product. A family member who lives alone, but has health issues, has used it in the middle of the night with good results. The little necklace pendant has a "help" button that works anywhere that has cell service, and the operators who answer are pros. I understand that the "improved" model is even better (smaller). The necklace itself (WalMart, Target etc) is reasonably priced, and the monthly fee is well worth the cost. 
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/08/27 13:25:29 (permalink)
Well, I bought 3 new non stick pans. Two I got on Amazon, during their Prime Day sale. These were an 8" and a 12" Tramontina professional/restaurant series. Nice nonstick coating and aluminum casting. Pretty slick and dishwasher safe. Have to see how they hold up over time, though. The other pan was one that just popped up in my Facebook feed as a review piece from one of the gourmet mags. It is an 8" J.A. Henckle's Madura Plus and it is slick as all get out. No rivets for the handle to make cleanup harder. One solid cast piece. Really nice surface, doesn't even need any oil. Sadly, not dishwasher safe and only good to about 300 degrees in the oven. Still in all it is a great pan and cooks very well, nice and hefty and distributes heat better than the Tramontina's. The price was very good, too. If you need a new nonstick stop in and get one.
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/11/16 12:16:43 (permalink)
The holidays are coming, and at least here in New England, sweet cider is a must with the holiday meals. Our local Carlson Orchard makes a very nice cider that I got yesterday at my local supermarket for just 1.99 per 1/2 gal. It is pasteurized, but contains no sorbate. The "sell by" date is in early December, a good sign. One company makes a "fresh" cider with a "sell by" date of March, and another puts no "sell by" date at all. Sorbate is, I suppose, a good and safe product, but IMO it does not belong in "fresh" cider.
 
The Carlson Orchard product  compares well to my own cider, and because it has no sorbate, it (I understand) can be made into a very nice hard cider, if you add yeast. (the natural yeasts are killed in pasteurization). The website shows that Carlson makes a sorbate containing product too, so if you see it, make sure to buy the right one!
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RE: Products that I really like 2017/12/07 01:23:17 (permalink)
I like to have a Victorinox Swiss Army Knives Wine Master. I missed the opportunity to purchase one last Thanksgiving since I prioritize the installation of warn winch for my dad's truck. 
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/01 12:15:23 (permalink)
Once again, Emirates Airways is offering round trips NYC - Milan - NYC for $400 or so.
 
If you are considering a trip to Italy (or greater Europe), this is "the ticket".  "Economy" on their Airbus 380's is easily the equivalent of Business Class on American's 777's - fully reclining seats with foot-rests, + excellent food & service (but you have to pay for booze).
 
Milan, the largest city in Italy, is its own magnificent food, sights & shopping destination; the other 'destinations': Venice, Rome, & Florence are brief, high-speed rail trips from Milan and, if you purchase the rail trips in advance, are cheap as dirt.
 
And, both Rome and Milan have very inexpensive flights to Paris & London if you have more than Italy on your agenda.
 
Happy trails!
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/02 10:55:31 (permalink)
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WARNING!!!
 
The Green Weenies forced Cascade to change the name of their "real" dishwasher powder w/ phosphates.  So, the URL I gave on page 5, #145 is for the crappy stuff that leaves coffee and wine stains.  Do not be deceived like I was.
 
THE REAL DEAL is now deceptively called "Fryer Boil Out". 
 
The "greenies" forced the name change because of guys like me who simply refuse to obey their silliness.  But I'm too smart for those fascist ba$tard$. 
 
Here's the URL for the "good stuff": the original Cascade w/phosphates
 
Fantastic stuff!

Freedom of the press has helped to keep us safe for a few hundred years. Here is some info that "they" would just as soon that the peons would not have access to, but thanks to zillions of posts like Jim's, the news gets out. Like so many posts, it may be true, or it may be not, but it puts the reader in a position to find out for herself. Thanks MetroplexJim!! 



You are welcome.
 
Foolishly, I doubted 'the internet' and ordered the Cascade which turned out to be the same crap they sell in the grocery stores.
 
I gave the 5 huge boxes away to colleagues and ordered the "Fryer Boil Out" which turns out to be good 'ol phosphate Cascade.
 
My dishes, pots, and glasses now GLEAM!
 


How much do you use per load?  I intend on ordering it on amazon.com.




Even though we have 'hard water' here, we fill the bin a little over 1/2 full.  Works great.


I purchased it and love it.  I cannot believe the difference in my glassware

 
Well, we ordered more Cascade "Fryer Boil Out" from www.restockit.com ; a case of 6 boxes, 88 oz. each cost $67.  Checking back to my last post, our previous order lasted us nearly 2 years.
 
I am very happy that others have found this 'tip' handy.
 
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BTW: we still our Breville heavy-duty long slice toaster. 
 
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/16 08:21:57 (permalink)
Mrs. Metro is busily planning our next outing to Europe and as I have already 'raved' about Emirates Airways' JFK-MXP "bargain", here's another of our favorites for value:  NH Hotels.
 
We have been their guests in Milan, Rome, and London and each stay has been an outstanding experience and value, especially as their wonderful breakfast buffetsare included in their moderate prices.  (Generally speaking, if you use Expedia, TripAdvisor, etc. they only run $100 or so per night - 'cheap' for Euro 'big cities').
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/19 10:29:37 (permalink)
Honeycrisp apples from Canada. I got some really large, apples with perfect taste and crunch at WalMart for 2.68 /lb. A lot of Honeycrisp, this time of year, are past prime, but these were perfect. 
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/19 20:59:29 (permalink)
Air fried Okra.  Maybe it's freeze dried and fried.  Definitely greasy and definitely delicious!  Found in the clear plastic containers stacked with candy and nuts and vegetable chips.
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/19 23:19:50 (permalink)
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Air fried Okra.  Maybe it's freeze dried and fried.  Definitely greasy and definitely delicious!  Found in the clear plastic containers stacked with candy and nuts and vegetable chips.


That sounds interesting!  I never go down the candy aisle but I will next time I'm at the store and I'll look for air fried okra!  Yum!
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/19 23:34:48 (permalink)
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Air fried Okra.  Maybe it's freeze dried and fried.  Definitely greasy and definitely delicious!  Found in the clear plastic containers stacked with candy and nuts and vegetable chips.


That sounds interesting!  I never go down the candy aisle but I will next time I'm at the store and I'll look for air fried okra!  Yum!


Sounds interesting!
 
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/20 01:57:23 (permalink)
Not in the candy aisle.  I've found them near produce.
 
Containers of banana chips, vegetable chips, licorice, pumpkins seeds.... fried okra!  I'll take a picture the next time I find some. 
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/20 02:03:29 (permalink)
Found a picture online:
 

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RE: Products that I really like 2018/02/20 10:36:02 (permalink)
Thanks mar, for the photos.  Now I'm sure I will never ever find them.  We don't have OKURA CHIPS in Ohio!!!

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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/06 16:07:20 (permalink)
NHK (Japan). It is the evening news there, but I see it at 7AM here. It's in English, and actually covers the world.
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/07 01:23:25 (permalink)
So fried okra means that it's dry inside? never really liked how okra tasted with it's slimy bits.
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/07 12:40:04 (permalink)
HArd, dry and crunch all the way through.
 
Laughing @ OKURA.  Never noticed!
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/21 19:17:09 (permalink)
www.littleleaffarms.com  Grows the best boxed salad greens that I ever had. They are always sold out, and they are trying to increase production. According to biz radio, they are High, high tech, and they have all the investment money that they can use. The stuff is grown by robots in 10 acres of greenhouses  and is untouched by human hands until you open the package .
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/23 13:31:48 (permalink)
Walnut kolachi rolls!

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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/24 01:14:42 (permalink)
Poppyseed?
 
Do you think the one on the left feels inferior?
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/29 17:48:56 (permalink)
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Thanks mar, for the photos.  Now I'm sure I will never ever find them.  We don't have OKURA CHIPS in Ohio!!!



They recently added a bulk food section at our local Kroger Marketplace and they had okra chips in the prepackaged bulk foods, next to the green bean chips.
 
No luck on the OKURA CHIPS, sorry.  
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/03/30 00:07:47 (permalink)
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Thanks mar, for the photos.  Now I'm sure I will never ever find them.  We don't have OKURA CHIPS in Ohio!!!



They recently added a bulk food section at our local Kroger Marketplace and they had okra chips in the prepackaged bulk foods, next to the green bean chips.
 
No luck on the OKURA CHIPS, sorry.  


Try the Okra Chips.  You might love them but beware....  They can pierce the roof of your mouth.
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RE: Products that I really like 2018/04/02 16:02:30 (permalink)
"Lumpy Bumpy" brand California mandarin oranges. They are the "Gold Nugget" variety, and from my quick internet research, a fairly recent introduction from UCal. YUM!! Locally, here in Mass, they are at Big Y, and WalMart, and probably at other places too. I first had a few last season. Now that the trees are bigger(???) there seem to be more this season. My prediction is that they will do to the mandarin market what Honeycrisp did to the apple market.
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