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Atlas Glove C300S Atlas Fit Gloves, Small
Atlas Glove C300S Atlas Fit Gloves, Small
Offered by BIC Warehouse - (Includes all tax and Duties)
Price: CDN$ 11.95
2 used & new from CDN$ 4.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Gardeners Delight, Dec 11 2013
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I have been using these gloves for quite a few years now and really like them. They are sturdy and fit well enough mold to your hands. The grip is awesome. I would definitely recommend them.

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
DVD ~ Alastair Sim
Price: CDN$ 10.00
11 used & new from CDN$ 6.51

5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must Watch" Tradition, Dec 11 2013
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This review is from: A Christmas Carol (DVD)
Our book club got together to watch this video this afternoon and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Funny how you can continue to get so much enjoyment out of a movie that you've watched every Christmas for over 20 years! I was concerned about the quality of this video when I ordered it but did not need to be. Shown in its original black and white version, there were a few not perfect spots but nothing that would detract from the movie. No one can play "Scrooge" better than Alastair Sim!

Messermeister 900-230 Stainless Steel Thick-N-Thin Cheese Slicer
Messermeister 900-230 Stainless Steel Thick-N-Thin Cheese Slicer
Price: CDN$ 10.50

4.0 out of 5 stars The Soft and Hard of it, July 11 2012
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The first time I tried this product was with Havarti cheese and it didn't work --- just made a big mess. However, when I used it with cheddar it produced beautiful slices. Its shape makes it easy to clean and I believe it will be strong enough to last for some time but that remains to be seen. Great for harder cheese but not suitable for the soft varieties, in my opinion. Reasonably priced, I'm not sorry I purchased it. Marg

OXO Good Grips Good Grips Steel Salad Spinner
OXO Good Grips Good Grips Steel Salad Spinner
Price: CDN$ 68.70
7 used & new from CDN$ 68.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not all spiners are created equal!, July 11 2012
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Really, I thought a salad spinner was a salad spinner but I was so wrong! The first time I tried my Oxo spinner I was so delighted I immediately recycled the one I had been using and was satisfied with for years. The pumping motion is so much easier than having to turn a knob. If I'm in a hurry I can stop the motion easily with a push of the button, the stainless steel bowl is going to look good forever and just feels better than plastic. The grips really work on the counter and the greatest thing is that my greens are dry with a minimum of effort. It does take up more room than my old one in the cupboard but the pros so outweigh that con. You could store and serve your salad in the stainless steel bowl (after having removed the plastic insert and pouring off the accumulated water which resulted from the spinning)resulting in a chilled bowl which would keep the salad crisp and fresh on the table. Yet, another great product purchased through Amazon! Marg

HIC Brands that Cook Essentials 11.25-Inch Silicone Scraper, Cantaloupe
HIC Brands that Cook Essentials 11.25-Inch Silicone Scraper, Cantaloupe
Price: CDN$ 5.99
3 used & new from CDN$ 5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, July 11 2012
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This is fast becoming one of my favourite kitchen tools. I find myself reaching for it over other scrapers in my drawer no matter what I want to use it for. It is sturdy and comfortable to hold. Works on anything you would want to use a scraper for. The rounded side cleans everything nicely from the sides of the bowl, the flat bottom works well when stirring ingredients in the pot, cleans like a dream because nothing sticks to it and I can even cut with it in coated pans without scratching the pan. It was also reasonably priced. There is nothing so rewarding as a kitchen tool that works! Marg

KitchenAid Nylon Tongs (Black)
KitchenAid Nylon Tongs (Black)

2.0 out of 5 stars Not good salad tongs!, July 11 2012
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I thought that I would like these tongs as they might not "pinch" us as our metal ones do. Basically, I wanted it for serving salad. I found that the tension wasn't strong enough and that they were a bit too long for my use. If I had been able to try them before buying, I would not have made the purchase. Marg

Calphalon HE400WM No Peek Belgian Waffle Maker
Calphalon HE400WM No Peek Belgian Waffle Maker
3 used & new from CDN$ 151.22

4.0 out of 5 stars Not Perfect But Very Good, July 11 2012
I recently received this waffle iron as a gift and have used it twice. The first time, I was disappointed as it didn't live up to my expectations. I contacted Calphalon with my comments and within three days had a written response with very satisfactory results from them. I decided to try the waffle iron one more time before I returned it for a replacement. I used the same recipe and this time had better results, I believe because I lowered my expectations. We like our waffles crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The waffle iron chimes when the colour is perfect but the waffle is too soft. I am working on finding the amount of time I must leave the waffle in the iron, after it chimes, so that it is cooked to the way we like the waffles to be. The instruction book is also not adequate as it doesn't give you instructions on how to proceed with the second batch (if you don't want to bake them right away). I am still working on this but believe you should turn the iron off and then proceed as you do initially when you first start the process. Listen carefully for the chime as it is easy to miss, but the light makes it easy to see where the baking process is. Also, I feel the manual should have more than one recipe for waffles. I would hope that Calphalon is experiementing with their waffle iron to develop several recipes that suit their product. My experience with the light, medium and dark settings was confusing. My first batch was cooked at the dark setting and my second batch at the medium setting --- both produced the same result being a nice golden colour but again both batches were too soft for our taste. I love the look of the waffle maker,it is easy to store, and has even heating resulting with all the waffles being cooked the same, and I love that it cooks 4 waffles at a time. I didn't return the waffle iron for replacement, although they agreed to do this, because I think it works as well as any waffle iron "out there" and I don't think it was my particular waffle iron but the nature of this appliance. Just don't believe all the hype and use it with an open mind, knowing you may have to "tweek" the time it takes the waffle to cook, depending what recipe you are using and how you like your waffles. Marg

Black & Decker F1055C Steam Advantage« Iron with Stainless Steel Soleplate
Black & Decker F1055C Steam Advantage« Iron with Stainless Steel Soleplate

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Choice, July 14 2011
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I'm happy with this iron. It feels comfortable to hold and is a nice weight. The red "see through" container for the water is hard to see and you have to make sure to close the cap tightly after pouring in the water, or it will leak. For the price I paid for it, I am well satisfied. Marg

Kyocera Adjustable Mandolin Slicer, Black
Kyocera Adjustable Mandolin Slicer, Black
Price: CDN$ 24.95
5 used & new from CDN$ 24.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad!, July 14 2011
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I've been wanting a mandolin for a long time and decided to give this a try. It's okay, especially if you want really thin slices, and only need a few. Would I get it again? Probably not. Marg

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Concerto, 1 pump and  4 stoppers
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Concerto, 1 pump and 4 stoppers
Price: CDN$ 17.08
13 used & new from CDN$ 11.54

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this!, July 14 2011
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I wish I had this years ago. Reasonably priced product that really works! Just be sure to listen for the "crackling" sound which tells you all the air has been removed from the bottle. It works whether the bottle is half full or only a quarter full. I would recommend it highly. Marg

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