Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens

A Convection Oven, as utilized in the typical residential kitchen, is a gas or electrically heated oven (not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens feature a convection heating setting).  Major appliance ovens both over the range and in the range, countertop toaster ovens, and both permanent and portable microwave ovens, convection ovens come in about every size … Continue reading Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens



Radio Shack 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Weather Alert Radio Review

I bought a   Radio Shack 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Weather Alert Radio   for around the house recently. With the increasing intensity of thunderstorms and other weather extremes in this area in recent years, this seemed a prudent step to stay abreast of sometimes rapidly changing and severe weather conditions in mine and surrounding counties.  The National … Continue reading Radio Shack 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Weather Alert Radio Review



Bose Wave Radio 1 (AWR131) Review

While some may call the Bose Wave Radio model AWR131 merely a glorified clock radio, its notably extensive yet not muddy bass qualifies it as more like a high performance stereo receiver; one that just happens to support clock radio functionality.  Indeed, this model Wave Radio  sports a bright, easy to read green clock display in … Continue reading Bose Wave Radio 1 (AWR131) Review



Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review

The very portable   Victor Reader 303 Stream   eBook Reader from Humanware, revolutionized high performance coupled with near micro miniaturization, when first released in around 2007.  Since then, several firmware updates have enhanced this audio book player’s stability such that now, this original version has evolved into a rock solid talking book and DAISY book player, voice recorder, and MP3 music player.  It also contains … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review



Koss Tech 2 Vintage Stereo Headphones Review

We listened to our music with the   Koss Tech 2 Vintage Headphones   for twelve years throughout the late seventies, eighties, and early nineties, and played them on several CD players, mixing boards, receivers, and cassette tape decks. This vintage headphone was our first pair of real stereo earphones, and since they represented such a big step up from any headphones we’d ever … Continue reading Koss Tech 2 Vintage Stereo Headphones Review



Monster Coppa Series USB 2.0 16GB Flash Pen Thumb Stick Drive Review

Purchased the Monster Coppa Series USB Flash Drive, 16 GB version, at Rite Aid, to save some scanned pictures.  The device installed without problems, received copied data as quickly as other high speed USB storage drives we’ve tested, and is easy to locate, plug in, and use.  This drive accepted several gigabytes of data without producing a … Continue reading Monster Coppa Series USB 2.0 16GB Flash Pen Thumb Stick Drive Review



Sharper Image Atomic Clock Review

We’ve purchased five copies of this tabletop Sharper Image Atomic Alarm Clock, to use in our own homes as well as for classy Christmas gifts.  Radio controlled atomic clocks such as this, receive broadcasts from the master atomic clocks near Fort Collins, Colorado, and synchronize themselves almost every night to those signals. So the time … Continue reading Sharper Image Atomic Clock Review



Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review

We’ve laundered hundreds of loads in our   Maytag Bravos Washing Machine   since we bought one at the end of 2010, and are lovin’ it. I’m ripping curtains off the windows and doilies from tables, just to get some items to wash in the MVWB750WQ. This high efficiency style  washer differs vastly from older ones we’ve used for decades prior; it’s … Continue reading Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review