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IdylcHomes KONA Coffee Grinder ~ Best Manual Conical Burr Mill with Effortless Hand Crank Design & Professional Grade Ceramic Burrs
IdylcHomes KONA Coffee Grinder ~ Best Manual Conical Burr Mill with Effortless Hand Crank Design & Professional Grade Ceramic Burrs
Offered by Idylc Homes
Price: $17.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful for travelers and campers, April 16, 2015
As this grinds only a small number of beans each time, you probably would not choose it for regular household use, at least not if you have more than one coffee drinker in the house. Also, the process of putting the beans in is very fiddly. Where this product comes into its own is as a small, portable grinder that you might use on a boat or when camping, or even at a hotel, if you value being able to make your own freshly-ground coffee.

The original list price was too much, but at the time of this review it has been cut to about half, which is about right.

I received a free sample of this product in return for an honest review, which is the only kind I give anyway.


Smart Weigh SMS500 Digital Bathroom Scale, High Accuracy, Dual Color Weight Change Detection and Smart Step-On Auto Recognition for 8 Users, Silver
Smart Weigh SMS500 Digital Bathroom Scale, High Accuracy, Dual Color Weight Change Detection and Smart Step-On Auto Recognition for 8 Users, Silver
Offered by MeasuRite
Price: $39.64
2 used & new from $39.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive motivator, April 13, 2015
I have received a few bathroom scales to review and this is my favorite. The design is attractive and it is accurate and reliable.

The distinguishing feature of course, is that it tells you if you have gained or lost weight since your last weigh-in, and how much. That can be a mixed blessing when you're trying to remain comfortably in denial, but that red light is a very effective motivator.

If there is more than one person in your household, the scale remembers who's who by the different weights. Now if you have two or more people of similar weight, you have to tell it which user you are by tapping it. The manual describes how to do that. To me, that sounds more trouble than it's worth, but of course you need not do that – you can still just read your current weight and ignore the color.

I received a free sample of this product in return for an honest review, which is the only kind I give anyway.


Yepal 380GSM Multi-Purpose Microfiber Drying Towel, Microfiber Cleaning Towel, 8 Pieces ( 4 Colors ) in One Pack, Size at 14.2"x 14.2", Optional Choose for Auto Clean, Kitchen Clean, Household Clean, Window Clean etc
Yepal 380GSM Multi-Purpose Microfiber Drying Towel, Microfiber Cleaning Towel, 8 Pieces ( 4 Colors ) in One Pack, Size at 14.2"x 14.2", Optional Choose for Auto Clean, Kitchen Clean, Household Clean, Window Clean etc
Offered by YEPAL
Price: $19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not special, April 12, 2015
These towels are well made and durable, but I do not see that they are worth the full current list price. To date, the other reviews here are all 5-star and I really don't get it. The towels are good – they are very absorbent and they are lint-free – but I just don't see that they are anything special. The washing and drying instructions are rather elaborate for a cleaning cloth. If you really want microfiber cloths, you should try these, but check prices first.

I received a free sample of this product in return for an honest review, which is the only kind I give anyway.


Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set - Mince Unpeeled Cloves With Solid Stainless Steel Press - Remove Skin With Silicone Peeler
Alpha Grillers Garlic Press and Peeler Set - Mince Unpeeled Cloves With Solid Stainless Steel Press - Remove Skin With Silicone Peeler
Offered by Alpha Grillers
Price: $60.00
3 used & new from $13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive item that does the job, April 6, 2015
It is worth spending some time on choosing a garlic press, because evenly and finely minced garlic is important to the flavor of a dish. If you have larger pieces in there, they will brown and the flavor will suffer.

There are so many presses on the market that I cannot say this is a 'best buy', but I can say that it is very good, and competitively priced.

The first thing you notice is how attractively it is packaged. It's boxed well enough to make a nice (albeit mundane and practical) gift.

The roller peeler is simply a flexible silicone tube that enables you to effectively remove all the peel by rolling the clove in it. It takes a lot of rolling but it works.

The press itself is stainless still and looks very robust – it comes with a lifetime guarantee. It has no coating that could peel off over time, which is a problem with some presses.

The chamber that holds the clove swings free from its holder, which makes cleaning easier. That was the clincher for me to recommend this item.

I received a free sample of this product in return for an honest review, which is the only kind I give anyway.
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Irish Spring Signature Exfoliating Bar Soap, 6oz, 3 Count
Irish Spring Signature Exfoliating Bar Soap, 6oz, 3 Count
Price: $4.99
7 used & new from $4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good on cleaning, light on exfoliating, March 26, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
If you particularly want an exfoliating soap, then this is not for you, as the exfoliating action is slight. Same if you particularly want a moisturizing soap. This does not leave your skin feeling dry, but neither does it have the effect of a true moisturizing soap. It does a good job of cleaning and leaves you feeling refreshed. The bars are big and the scent is manly, so this is a man's soap.

So, a good, general use soap for a man, but it is rather soft so despite the large size, will be used up more quickly than you might expect.


Head & Shoulders  Instant Hydration Dandruff Shampoo, 22.5 Fluid Ounce
Head & Shoulders Instant Hydration Dandruff Shampoo, 22.5 Fluid Ounce
Price: $3.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, March 26, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have used Head & Shoulders for years because it works fine as a dandruff shampoo. Here in southern California, hydration is an issue, so this version is welcome.

It has a thinner texture than the regular version and a slightly more floral scent. It is as effective with dandruff as the regular version and really does seem to help with hydrating the scalp. If you have either of those issues, give this a try.


Scientology: A New Slant on Life (English)
Scientology: A New Slant on Life (English)
by L. Ron Hubbard
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.48
155 used & new from $0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars Painfully bad, March 22, 2015
The preface to this book begins, "This book is presented in its original form". That's not true, but this is a Scientology publication, so the reader must not expect a concern for truth. The original version was published in England, in December 1965. This edition has some chapters deleted, new chapters added, and a few amendments to the remaining original text.

The format is very attractive, with large print and plenty of white space, making reading easier. That is worth mentioning because Scientology's main text, "Dianetics", which they refer to as "book one" is a near-unreadable slab of turbid text, so although it may seem to be the logical place to start your enquiries, you will need courage and determination to tackle it. At least in this book, the format helps ease you through the painful prose.

As for the actual content of this book, it can be stated firmly that it has no merit. For example, in the chapter "On Marriage" we are told that a person's sanity can be gauged by the speed with which they answer questions. A happy marriage results from the partners having the same level of sanity. Therefore, to find your soul mate, select someone who answers questions at the same speed as you do! If you really want to choose your marriage partner in that manner, good luck.

One more example: children must be allowed to do what they want with their own property. So, if your children destroy their clothes and bedroom furniture, "it is none of your business". Again, good luck with that approach.

This book is not a serious philosophical work, nor does it have any value as a self-help book. If for some reason you do decide to read it, please be aware that there are many books critical of Scientology, some written by former prominent members, and you might want to read one of those also, to get a balanced view.
[PeterReeve]


Dove Body Wash, Deep Moisture, 22 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Dove Body Wash, Deep Moisture, 22 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Price: $20.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Thick and creamy, somewhat wasteful, March 13, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This is a very thick lotion, so you only need a little each time. Also, the first squeeze from a full bottle produces a big glob of the stuff, so squeeze gently. It lathers very well, does a good job of cleansing and a reasonable job of moisturizing. The scent is fairly neutral.

I don't like the fact that the top is rounded. Many shower products have flat tops so that you can store them upside down, so that the contents are always at the top, thus avoiding waste. This bottle does not allow that.

A good choice for people with sensitive skin, but rather wasteful.


Barilla Protein Plus Penne Pasta, 14.5 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Barilla Protein Plus Penne Pasta, 14.5 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Price: $15.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Nutritious and flavorful, March 13, 2015
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
A nutritious and flavorful pasta. The shape makes it ideal for cooking with a thick sauce, like a cheese or tomato sauce, which can collect inside the shapes.

The list of ingredients is exceptionally healthy for a pasta. With the flavor and texture also being good, you should try it.


The Widow's Cliff and other Poems
The Widow's Cliff and other Poems
Price: $0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy collection, February 25, 2015
A collection of 32 poems. The first poem, an appropriate scene-setter, describes the dreamlike (or rather, nightmarish) quality of Kuhn's poetic inspiration. It is clear from the start that his military experience has played a significant part in forming his poetic voice. His poetic journey is in part a survey of the battlefields – both metaphoric and literal – on which he has fought.

THE GIRL WHO LIVED BEHIND is an extraordinarily powerful poem, an account of a suicide. It is my favorite of the collection.

Kuhn does not employ strictly formal meters, but he makes extensive use of rhyme, and occasional alliteration and assonance. Most lines have their own internal rhythm

A great strength of Kuhn's work is that he explores human suffering, including his own, without a hint of self pity. There is thus a heroism – strength in adversity – pervading his work. It is not so much an expression of existential angst as a stoical acceptance of what life throws at us. These poems are the means by which the poet comes to accept his (and others') suffering.

An interesting contemporary poet who is well worth reading.

I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review, which is the only kind I give anyway.
[Peter Reeve]


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