anyone have any experience v.infrared technology

with the flavorwave oven

the black and decker infrawave oven

or maybe the jetstream

all use a variation of infrared/convection technology. i tried googling some reviews and couldnt get anything concrete
I ordered a Panasonic infrared toaster oven from Amazon. It had like 75 positive reviews

have you tried it out yet? is it worth the price?

** Official Book Club – Book #1 The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon **

Yea yea yea i know it wasn’t the top on the votes, but it was a VERY close second and it is very short plus I’ve already read 1984, so here is what we are going to do.

We’re going to read this as a warm up book and then 1984 directly after. Seeing as it is so short the book should be read for discussion by Sunday June 24th, This should be plenty of time seeing as you have two weekends and I am sure most of you could finish it in one sitting.

We will be starting 1984 the Wednesday of June 28th.

Red Wine Q. How long can you keep an opened bottle?

I’ve had one open for about 1 1/2 weeks Some say it tastes better the longer its open others say drink it right away
1 1/2 weeks is way too long.

After 24 hours it starts to lose some of the more complex flavors. After 48 you should get rid of it.


Need help stocking a kitchen (Cutlery,Cookware, etc)

I will be moving into a new place soon and I want to get some nice kitchenware. I want to buy quality stuff that I will only need to buy ONCE. I am thinking that I atleast need:

Knife set w/ Steak knives – What is good?
Pot/pan set – What metals? Nonstick?
Quality cutting board – Wood or Plastic?
Blender – Cuisinart?
Mixer – Kitchenaid (artisan or pro?)
Kitchen Tools (shears, and other utensils)
Baking Tools (trays and such) – silicone stuff?

Amazon Kindle

Anybody else have one?

Got one for my birthday and I’m absolutely loving it so far The readability is great, the wireless link for buying books is super easy with decent price points. I’ve got a business trip coming up next week and am looking forward to brining it instead of a couple of books.

The page refresh was a bit off putting at first, but I soon found a rythm of hitting the next page button as I’m reading the last line of the current page, so now the refresh happens as I’m moving my eyes back to the top of the page and I don’t really notice the refresh anymore. The one weak spot I’ve noticed so far is that you can’t add a folder structure to organize your reading material. All your books go in to you books folder. Not a big deal now as I’ve only downloaded 10, but I can see that getting cumbersome as I add more titles.

What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon