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An all in one bluetooth, DAB, FM, internet, USB box for receiving music.
Saw it yonks ago when Techmoan reviewed it but held off for the price to stabilise, it's a little on the cheap feeling side of things but it works well enough in my Hi-Hi stack

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In an strange coinkydink, this has just arrived :)

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Pastys!!

A friend makes cakes to sell on a stall at the markets here but is also Cornish so offered to make pasties one day a month.

The first time (March) she had to make 130ish pasties!! (Hand made to a 'local to her' Cornish recipe!)

This month the total orders were almost 200!! LOL Mental as she normally works alone, but did have some help for prep for the pasties this time!!


So, I have a traditional pasty and a steak and stilton.

One tonight with mash peas and gravy, one tomorrow out in the sun on the balcony of my friends' chalet!!

Gurt lush indeed!! :banana-dance: :banana-dance:
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A US made 10.25in Lodge cast iron skillet. This one is new & the finish is a bit rougher than the really old ones that I think disappeared with the ex wife.
Anywho, I know how to get them seasoned (with proper lard, not that Crisco stuff) & up to snuff, so that will take place on Tuesday when no one else is around. Once I get this one sorted I might just start buying & restoring old ones again. Back in the day I did quite a few for friends. I can pick up loads of them from the thrift stores etc (skillets, not friends)
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ZRX61 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:12 pm A US made 10.25in Lodge cast iron skillet. This one is new & the finish is a bit rougher than the really old ones that I think disappeared with the ex wife.
Anywho, I know how to get them seasoned (with proper lard, not that Crisco stuff) & up to snuff, so that will take place on Tuesday when no one else is around. Once I get this one sorted I might just start buying & restoring old ones again. Back in the day I did quite a few for friends. I can pick up loads of them from the thrift stores etc (skillets, not friends)
Does being US made make it better?

Mine's French, and it's a monster :)
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moth wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:33 pm Does being US made make it better?

Mine's French, and it's a monster :)
The usual option is Chinese crap. There are Le Creuset outlets here with prices that make your head spin, not paying $400 for a glorified frying pan. We also have Williams Sonoma stores which have some rather spiffy stuff.
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ZRX61 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:12 pm A US made 10.25in Lodge cast iron skillet. This one is new & the finish is a bit rougher than the really old ones that I think disappeared with the ex wife.
Anywho, I know how to get them seasoned (with proper lard, not that Crisco stuff) & up to snuff, so that will take place on Tuesday when no one else is around. Once I get this one sorted I might just start buying & restoring old ones again. Back in the day I did quite a few for friends. I can pick up loads of them from the thrift stores etc (skillets, not friends)
I have one sat in a storage box. What would I use it for ? Whats the advantages?
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Jody wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am
ZRX61 wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:12 pm A US made 10.25in Lodge cast iron skillet. This one is new & the finish is a bit rougher than the really old ones that I think disappeared with the ex wife.
Anywho, I know how to get them seasoned (with proper lard, not that Crisco stuff) & up to snuff, so that will take place on Tuesday when no one else is around. Once I get this one sorted I might just start buying & restoring old ones again. Back in the day I did quite a few for friends. I can pick up loads of them from the thrift stores etc (skillets, not friends)
I have one sat in a storage box. What would I use it for ? Whats the advantages?
Steak, fish, vegetables...
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Jody wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am I have one sat in a storage box. What would I use it for ? Whats the advantages?
They don't melt on open fires / BBQ's
Less likely to contain harmful chemicals (PFOA's etc)
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Jody wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 am I have one sat in a storage box. What would I use it for ? Whats the advantages?
First thing it to get it cleaned & seasoned correctly. Plenty of videos on YouBoob etc

moth wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:34 am Steak, fish, vegetables...
Cake, cookies.. in fact just about everything & it can be used on any heat source.
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I also just bought this, just in case. I like to have options

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1656519-Alpi ... 1438.l2649

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ZRX61 wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:48 pm
moth wrote: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:34 am Steak, fish, vegetables...
Cake, cookies.. in fact just about everything & it can be used on any heat source.
Keep meaning to try 'Spoon Bread' in the BBQ with mine...
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JamJar wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:31 am Got myself an Elegoo Mars 3D resin printer and now I'm stuck at home I am planning to paly with it a lot!
Good luck, and get plenty of resin*. You'll need it. :)

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Gonna buy a Ninja....

Not the Kaw variety, the 6 in 1 airfryer version with the two separate doodads. Been looking for a couple of months & that's the only one that doesn't seem to come with factory fitted defects & issues.
I looked at a Cuisinart one, read reviews & discovered the plastic knobs melt. Looked at another make that looked rather spiffy, but it's made from bare steel, not stainless & turns rusty within a month.. & that was the two most visibly desirable ones.

Calizuela has a law where purchases such as this can be exchanged at the store for 12 months, even if the warranty states it has to be returned directly to the manufacturer after 30 days. I realized I'd going back to Target store every 3 months for a new one if I got the Cuisinart.
WallyWorld has the *same* Ninja cheaper than Target, but that version is a 4 in1 as it comes without 2 of the features of the *identical* one sold everywhere else.
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ZRX61 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:37 pm Gonna buy a Ninja....

Not the Kaw variety, the 6 in 1 airfryer version with the two separate doodads. Been looking for a couple of months & that's the only one that doesn't seem to come with factory fitted defects & issues.

Got one. They're fooking brilliant :)
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moth wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:06 pm
ZRX61 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:37 pm Gonna buy a Ninja....

Not the Kaw variety, the 6 in 1 airfryer version with the two separate doodads. Been looking for a couple of months & that's the only one that doesn't seem to come with factory fitted defects & issues.

Got one. They're fooking brilliant :)
I'll second that!
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Well I hope it's pleasing, it should be;