jakeparlay
  • Review count
    156
  • Helpfulness votes
    180
  • Average rating
    4.4
    4.4 out of 5
  • First Review:
    March 7, 2010
  • Last Review:
    August 8, 2016
 
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      • Review count
        156
      • Helpfulness votes
        180
      • Average rating
        4.4
        4.4 out of 5
      • First Review:
        March 7, 2010
      • Last Review:
        August 8, 2016
       
      Questions & Answers
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        • Answer count
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          jakeparlay's Reviews
           
          The Farberware Classic Countertop Microwave delivers power, style and convenience with a compact design to compliment your kitchen. Features include 10 power levels and a Memory Function that stores and recalls your preferred cooking settings. The Farberware Classic offers an easy to operate digital interface with 1-6 minute express cook buttons, time or weight based defrost controls, an Add 30-Seconds control, as well as 6 pre-programmed cooking functions for popcorn, pizza, a dinner plate and more. Multi-stage cooking means that you can set the power level to adjust during the cooking cycle for perfect results without interruption. The LCD display provides a clock and kitchen timer. Compact but mighty, with a 0.7 cu. ft. cooking capacity, 700-Watt of power, and a rotating turntable, the Farberware Classic is the perfect multi-tasker for your kitchen.
           
          from Southern Oregon
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Basic Compact Microwave
          PostedAugust 8, 2016
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          This is a basic, no-frills, compact microwave with a standard feature set and small revolving glass carosel inside. Unboxing and setup was easy and it heated food and beverages reliably and as expected.
          Operation was straightforward, the black finish is nice, and it was fairly quiet while running.
          It's a very compact microwave, so while it doesn't take up much counter space, you may also find that it doesn't fit much inside. It's probably best suited for a dorm room, kitchenette, garage/shop area, or anywhere it will receive light usage.
          Pros: Easy to Use
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          ClosetMaid's adjustable organizer lets you add function and colorful versatility to any room in your home. Have shelves that vertically adjust to fit books and binders. Designed to work with ClosetMaid 11 in. storage bins.
           
          from Southern Oregon
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Received free product:Yes
          Sturdy But Cheap
          PostedAugust 7, 2016
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          Assembly was very straightforward and well-documented, taking us 30 minutes from start to finish. We like the black walnut color a lot, although it's definitely closer to black than it is to walnut.
          This product pairs well with Closetmaid's 11-inch shelf boxes, apparently, which come in a myriad of styles and materials. We did not have a chance to try these yet, but will look for an opportunity to do so in the future.
          Unfortunately, these organizers are pretty cheaply made. The back of the unit is cardboard, the wood feels cheap, and our unit, right out of the box had many bare spots where the black walnut finish did not reach the edges of the finished panels. Glad to have the extra Read More
          Assembly was very straightforward and well-documented, taking us 30 minutes from start to finish. We like the black walnut color a lot, although it's definitely closer to black than it is to walnut.
          This product pairs well with Closetmaid's 11-inch shelf boxes, apparently, which come in a myriad of styles and materials. We did not have a chance to try these yet, but will look for an opportunity to do so in the future.
          Unfortunately, these organizers are pretty cheaply made. The back of the unit is cardboard, the wood feels cheap, and our unit, right out of the box had many bare spots where the black walnut finish did not reach the edges of the finished panels. Glad to have the extra storage with adjustable shelves, but disappointed in the visual quality. Read Less
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          Streak-Free Shine, The Windex you know and trust provides a safe and easy way to clean and shine all your personal electronics. The gentle formula removes dust, fingerprints, and smudges, leaving behind only our famous streak-free shine. Perfect for smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, cameras and more.
           
          from Southern Oregon
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Effective
          PostedAugust 7, 2016
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          These wipes are very effective at cleaning cell phones, laptop and computer monitors, and tablets. I even used one on some delicate camera lens and polarizing filters and it did a fine job. It leaves no chemical residue behind.
          Be aware, however, that the wipes are small and are not heavily laden with the cleaning solution, so they don't last too long. This is probably by design. One wipe, after opening, is probably good for a cell phone or two before it dries out, perhaps a cell phone and a tablet, at best.
          I would try and remove heavier soil and spots first, with something free (like water and a cotton tee), then move in with this product and do the final touch ups.
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          Having the right tools makes a world of difference. The Bakerstone Pizza Turner will enable you to effortlessly rotate and tend to your gourmet pizza or other bread items while they bake in the Pizza Oven Box. Remember, practice makes perfect.
           
          from Southern Oregon
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          High Quality
          PostedAugust 7, 2016
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          This is a great product for anyone who enjoys baking fresh pizza on the grill or reheating cooked slices (which I highly recommend, by the way). The wood handle is sturdy and well-made, and does a nice job keeping your hands cool and away from the heat of the grill.
          The blade or spatula part of the wool is the right size to get under a small to medium sized pizza, and in a pinch, I've used it to move and flip meat on the grill, too.
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          The Classic Accessories black grill cover is made of tough fabric with water-resistant backing to protect against rain, snow, sun and dirt. The fabric also won’t crack in cold weather. Protect your investment and keep your grill clean, dry and ready to use.
           
          from Southern Oregon
          Age Range:25 to 34
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:Professional
          Received free product:Yes
          Perfect Fit
          PostedAugust 7, 2016
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          Rugged, attractive and with a heavy-duty elastic bottom, this grill cover is made to endure the harshest of conditions. Our deck gets a ton of wind due to the mountainous terrain, and I have 100% confidence this cover will stay firmly planted on our grill at all times.
          The size says "extra small" and it was the perfect fit for our DynaGlow Smart Space Living three-burner grill. Smaller grills do exist (like the Coleman Q200 with stand) so this cover is best for small to extra small grills, but certainly not micro grills like the Q200 - it would be overkill for those.
          Very happy with it and I expect years of great service from it.
          Pros: Durable, Sturdy, Superior Craftsmanship
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          The Dyna-Glo DGB390BNP-D Smart Space Living Gas Grill is designed to fit on smaller decks and patios, providing the style, efficiency and high performance cooks expect when investing in an outdoor grill. Made of burnished bronze metallic painted steel and black painted steel end caps and 507-total inches of cooking space, the (3) stainless steel tube burners provide 12,000-BTUs each (36,000 total) and are protected by (3) enameled steel heat tents that distribute heat evenly. An electric pulse ignition activates the burners, which are controlled by (3) dials to customize the heat temperature for your specific needs. The easy to clean, enameled cast iron cooking grates provide 390 sq. in. of primary cooking space. An additional 117 sq. in. are available through a raised secondary warming rack. The hood lid has an easy lift handle for opening and is designed with a double-wall liner to retain heat. Additional features include drop down tables with tool hooks and towel bars on either side of the grill to provide counter space and utensil storage, a single door cabinet with a "tank seat" propane storage area and (2) locking and (2) non-locking heavy-duty wheel casters at the base of the grill.
           

          Can the side wings be removed?

          Asked by
          Anonymous
          May 10, 2016
          I'm looking to build a cooking space and have this grill fit into the nook I create for it. The side arms can be left off I assume?
          Asked by
          jakeparlay
          Southern Oregon
          June 5, 2016
          Answer: 
          They can either be left off completely (no impact on the rest of the grill's stability or function) or they can be folded down when not in use.
           
          SteriPEN Ultra is an exceptionally advanced portable water purifier with an advanced OLED display that indicates treatment and battery status as well as an internal USB rechargeable battery. It quickly and effectively eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illnesses, including giardia and cryptosporidium. Like all SteriPEN models, it carries the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, so you can be sure it’s safe and effective.
           

          batteries?

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          Anonymous
          Southbridge MA
          November 27, 2015
          I read in one review that the reviewer takes spare batteries with her on trips abroad to use in the Ultra. Is this correct? I thought it was a sealed unit.
          Asked by
          jakeparlay
          Southern Oregon
          April 29, 2016
          Answer: 
          Some SteriPens use an external battery. This one is rechargeable via USB and is a sealed unit. This one is better. The models with replaceable batteries use a very obscure type of battery.
           
          Tired of recoiling your garden hose after each use. This coiled hose may be the answer you're looking for. It expands and retrack easily and the hanging rack can be easily mounted for convenient storage.
           

          what is the trick to getting it coiled and back into the storage rack?

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          Anonymous
          Manchester, NH
          August 7, 2015
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          jakeparlay
          Southern Oregon
          April 4, 2016
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          The hose is like a spring -- its natural state is coiled, so the second you stop pulling on it, it coils back into its original shape.
           
          The Dual-pawl technology of the 100-Positon ratchet in this Husky 20-piece universal socket wrench set provide incredible access to blots and fasteners where other ratchets simply can't. The 18 Knurl Grip universal sockets work on six different styles of fasteners, making this the ultimate socket set for any job. The Husky 20-piece 100-position universal socket wrench set is perfect for professional mechanics or the DIYer working around the house or in the garage needing access to hard to reach fasteners.
           

          i purchased this wrench set, but there isn't a casing or some type of box to put everything in. How do i store this and not lose everything?

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          Anonymous
          san diego
          January 31, 2016
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          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          February 14, 2016
          Answer: 
          You need to purchase a third-party socket container set.
           
          Equipped with the aggressive, Secure Catch design, the Tomcat Secure-Kill Rat Trap traps and kills rats quickly and effectively. It is easy to use and sets with a single touch. Escape is virtually impossible with the Secure Catch design, and the trap is non-toxic. The convenient grab-tab feature makes for easier disposal. Kills rats guaranteed, (Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back).
           

          I have a little Shitzu Dog, if he attracted to the peanut butter could he get hurt ?

          Asked by
          Anonymous
          fresno ca
          July 7, 2015
          You say safe for pets, but I don't know what that means
          Asked by
          jakeparlay
          Central Connecticut
          January 3, 2016
          Answer: 
          Safe for pets means no poison. This type of trap could absolutely injure a dog, particularly a small dog. If you use this trap, ensure that it is deployed in a location the dog absolutely cannot access.