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Breville 650XL Toaster Oven Review

The Breville 650XL Toaster Oven is one heck of a toaster oven! For years we were content with regular “toaster ovens” – you know, the kind you get at Walmart or Target in the $20 – $50 range. They work fine for most things. But the Breville Toaster Oven is more like a little oven. Oh yeah, it makes perfect toast. I thought toast was toast. Bread that was grilled on top and bottom. Breville toast does that but it is done perfectly. The sensors in the 4 element heating rods adjusts the heat and time based on your input – how many pieces of bread and how dark do you like your toast. Same with bagels using the bagel setting. This smart oven has advanced technology that adjusts the heating elements for optimum results every time. At first, after I decided to splurge on this toaster, I was concerned

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Meguiar’s #40 Vinyl/Rubber Cleaner

Meguiar’s #40 Vinyl/Rubber Cleaner is the best product, in my opinion, for all your auto outside rubber trim and inside vinyl. I thought I would do a quick review of this great product because I was just on Amazon ordering some more. I contemplated the gallon size ($24 + $10 shipping) because I love this product so much… but opted for the 16oz pump size for now ($11.49 free Prime shipping) – (Check current price here.) I’ve tried several different brands over the years, Mothers Back-to-Black Trim Care,¬†MOTHERS Vinyl Protectant¬†(which is my 2nd favorite), Armor All, Nu Vinyl Protectant, some boutique brands (Adam’s, and others)… most were pretty good. They made my vinyl outside trim on my 2003 Expedition look good – it is dark gray and would start to turn light gray and look washed out. The treatments brought back the dark gray and made it look new. Some

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Gerber 30-000417 Dime Micro Tool Review

Gerber 30-000417 Dime Micro Tool Review

I did a lot of research. The Leatherman PS4 sounds like it may edge out the Gerber Dime Mirco Tool ever so slightly but at a premium in price. I carry the Gerber Dime multitool loose in my pocket with my keys. It was a little heavy to attach to key chain. I’ve used it a handful of times in the last 6 months – mostly the pliers and package opening tool. This is a well made quality tool. Not meant for heavy duty tasks – it is a pocket tool. Costs about $15 at Amazon.com. The Leatherman P4 costs about $23 at Amazon.com.. Save the $7-$8 and get the Gerber Dime Multi-tool! loan for poor The Gerber Dime Micro package opening tool is great! Opens those hard to open plastic sealed items with ease. The knife was sharp out of the box but I sharpened it with my Sypderco

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Kershaw Skyline Knife Review

Kershaw Skyline Knife Review

Kershaw Skyline Knife – The best EDC knife Kershaw Skyline pocket knife is a great knife, fairly low profile, very sharp, easy open. I love this Skyline knife. It is my EDC (every day carry) knife. The clip allows knife to sit fairly low in my pocket so tip doesn’t stick out too much (about 1/2″) and shout “I’m carrying a knife!” as many of my other knives do. I like it to be discreet. The Kershaw Skyline Knife is not an assist opening knife, which initially I wasn’t sure about since I like assisted opening knives — but this knife is so smooth, it will flick open with minimal effort using the flipper. The blade comes extremely sharp. It is perfect size for EDC. I’ve used it to open packages, cut up cardboard boxes, scrape crap off my shoes, cut fruit… blade is still sharp. It slices through oranges

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Just bought a Seagate GoAgent Flex 3TB USB 3.0 external hard drive

Bought this drive at Costco for $119.99 (after instant $20 rebate). If you have USB 3.0 ports on your computer and need storage space, this drive rocks! Way faster than USB 2.0 drives – up to 10x faster. Great drive for backups, storing movies, and other data. I’m using it for storing my graphic files. Over the years I have accumulated close to 2TBs of stock photos, and other graphics. Now I can store them all in one place so when looking for that perfect image for a design project, I don’t have to jump around multiple drives or insert DVDs. Did I say it was fast? It is FAST! This is my first USB 3 external drive. I have 5 USB 2 external drives (for back up storage mainly). I am really impressed with the speed. Did a speed check – downloaded a free speed check program. Avg. read

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Keurig B130 K-cup Coffee Brewer $60 Free Shipping – Deal

This is a great deal if you are in the market for a Keurig single cup coffee maker! I have the B170 model (Costco $149) and started with the B31 model (Walmart $99)… So for $60 this is a really good deal – even comes with an 18 cup box of coffee pods. Let me warn you, K-cups can get addictive! There are so many varieties available – regular & decaf – from mild to extra bold, flavored, cocoa, tea… you name it. On average the cups cost about $.60 ea.. so not cheap if you drink a lot of coffee. But for that morning cup, or evening cup of decaf, you will love your Keurig. I like really strong coffee, my wife likes medium strong… now we both have what we want! To save money, you can purchase the Keurig K-cup adaptor or a 3rd party adaptor on Amazon

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SLR Camera Bag -Lowepro SlingShot 200 AW $50 Free Ship

This is a great camera bag and a pretty good deal. $50 w/free shipping. I bought one a few years ago for my Canon T1i SLR. It holds a couple lenses, extra cards, etc. I even have my Canon 450 Elf in one pocket. It has one strap that goes across your chest – head, one arm and shoulder slips through strap (sling). It has a side opening, so if you are walking and see something you want to photo, you slide the pack to your front, open the side, take your camera out, take the shot, then put camera back in, zip up, and slide it back to your back. Initially I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend that much on a camera bag, but am glad I did. If I’m going somewhere, I can just grab the bag and everything, including flash is there. And it is comfortable

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