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      01.02.2011 15:11
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      Best impluse buy I have made

      Tesco slow cooker stainless steel outer looks good and doesnt take up much space on the work top this married with the 3.5 litre capacity makes the product perfect. It doesnt take up space but will make a family size meal. The lid and liner are robust and easy to clean. The inner lining is dishwasher safe and the lid servived the trip too! The lead is of a good lenght and the liner is removeable to take to the table.
      Its energy efficent and makes superb meals. I cant think that the more expensive ones could do a better job the principle is the same. The only improvement could be in insulating the outside so that the unit stays cool to the touch and the heat is directed into the food. The duel setting works well giving you control and keeping food warm with the warm setting works well on the chaos days.

      I bought the cooker as an inpulse buy with my tesco vouchers it should have been £12 and expected it to be one of those gadget that I thought would be a flash in the pan use for a week or so then forget in the cupboard under the counter. No way I havent bother to put it away under the counter its used at least 3 times a week I wish I had had one years ago!!!! It takes all the hassel out of days when everyone is coming and going at different times. You know the one hes in at 4 and out at 6 needs feeding first shes in at 6 and out at 8 and your running the taxi service. Well bung the ingredients into the pot first thing before going to work switch on and forget. They help themselves when they get in all your left with is the washing up. Its not just for those days its great for family meals around the table when its freezing and you want good wholesome food too. It even makes dumplings on the top of the stew.

      Its fantastic for stew meals but chilli, bologneense sauce, chicken dinners are all great. Chicken tastes better when its legs than breast meat and cooked on the bone. Removing the skin keeps the meal less greasy. We havent had a bad meal from it.

      I experimented with the cooker when the kids started moaning about sloopy meals and guess what its veratile. Two lamb shanks in red wine cooked all day was wonderful and proper meat and veg, whole chicken was juicy and moist. It tasted just as good as a roast chicken, gammon and bacon joints work just as well either with or without mushy peas cooked around it. So its not just for stews!

      If Tescos provided a little cook book with ideas in that would make the product just about perfect. So all I can say is if you are in two minds dont be ..... I wasnt displeased with my inpulse buy and I dont think anyone else would be.

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        31.01.2011 23:23
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        a useful book to have around

        Day to day Dyslexia in the classroom is one of the few texts aimed at the busy classroom teacher with the dyslexic in their class and very little time to write and teach a tailor made programme exclusively for that child. The book aims to show how minor changes to you practice can ensure that most dyslexics are included in the clarr teaching.

        As the mother of a dyslexic and a class teacher I found this text a useful tool to my arsenal. Even with the many years expereince I have I still found new ideas and practices in this book. The ideas are well laid out and follow a logical pattern. They do not start from the premise that the class teacher knows nothing about teaching dyslexics but that the class teacher needs help to address their needs. Many texts aimed at teachers start with the idea that they have no knowledge at all and teachers treat the dyslexic as a stupid child. This book just encourages knowledge of the difficulties they experience and show ways to address themwithout undermining either the teacher or child.

        I found the ideas well founded in practice and well supported by both anitdotal evidence and also reasearch evidence. The new edition has been updated to include ideas from the latest research and classroom practice including every child matters.

        If I had any negative comment to make of the book it would be that they brush over the emotional issues of a dyslexic child in school or that more boys are identified than girls due to the more disruptive nature of boys.

        For anyone starting on a teaching career or has an interest in teaching dyslexic children this book would prove a useful classroom book to inform and support good practice. Its not a definative guide and without additional knowledge would not allow you to diagnoise a dyslexic but it would certainly allow you to identify a child with dyslexic tendencies.

        In conclusion a useful book to have around but not the easiest of reads.

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        • Tesco DFPS08 / Deep Fryer / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          31.01.2011 22:39
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          Great alternative to the chip shop

          With every one tightening their belts and looking for savings to the family budget a deep fat frier is one way of enjoying the chip shop taste without the expense...and they are not cold when you get home!!!! And they dont just cook chips.

          We purchased the Tesco deep fat fryer with our vouchers and for the cost were pleasently suprised, its not professional quality but for the home setting perfectly acceptable. The fryer makes great fried food, great chips, good onion rings and doughnuts are great. The temperature control is good allowing for even cooking and food cooked all the way through without burning the outside. The unit is quick to reach cooking temperature and maintains it.

          The draw backs are few the basket size is a little small for frying fresh fish fillets they catch at the end., however the basket will do a family size quanity of chips. The temperature control allows for good crispy chips... start them at 130 to cook them then take them out and increase the temperature to 190 and refry. Perfect crispy chips with a good deep colour. Better than the chip shop!!!

          I would have liked an on off switch on the unit but for safety you have to turn it off at the wall. The trough is easy to clean but getting the oil out can be a little messy, a funnel or lip on the trough would help. The outer body cleans easily with soap and water.

          If you enjoy the occasional fried treat and are sick of soggy tasteless oven chips this frier is a great alternative to the dangerous chip pan or an expensive chip shop. The chips are good and it cooks more that just chips. Well worth the cost and investment

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        • Anything Left-Handed / DIY Store / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          31.01.2011 22:12
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          the life improvement out ways the slight cost implications

          As the mother of a left handed dyslexic I praise this shop for making life a little easier!!!! Control of a pair of right handed sissors is bad enough for the leftie but add to that being dyslexic and its a receipe for disaster. We at least now stand a fighting chance that the line might be cut straight, and I didnt realise just how much easier a left handed ruler would be.... now all we need is left handed shoe laces and we might be onto a winner.... joking. Seriously these two items have made a fundemental change to my daughters approach to tasks that I cant thank this shop enough as she grows and the need for other items turned around im sure I will be shopping more frequently.... its not until you have found the solution to one issue that you realise that the answer to others is also there
          For those that cant get to the shop like myself the online service is great goods arrive well packaged and quickly and what you ordered.

          so not just the lefties of this world but also the dyslexics and dyspraxics take a look and those that live with a leftie ... make life simpler take a look I seriously think that if they havent got it even a leftie doesnt need it!!!

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