LED: Very bright with several good settings. My only complaint would be that the lights could stand to move up slightly, as you don't get a particularly great glow at the fingertips. I do light shows at EDM events and the fingertips are a pretty useful spot to have some good strobe action going on. These won't provide a strong tip-light, however the effect of covering your finger's length with the lights is pretty dope. I have some inserts I'm programming that I can just put in the fingers of the gloves to alleviate the tip-light issue, though, but just be aware that you might want to look into something like that. Still, very much worth the price. So far the quality looks good and the wiring feels somewhat durable. We'll see how they hold up for a few concerts. You can try to check out more christmas gift ideas in this website.
Glove Material: Thick, feels well made, and the inner lining is a comfortable nylon-like material (or spandex, whatever, it's soft). These gloves are a good, thick material that is definitely a step above your typical cheap winter-mitten style you find with a lot of gloves. There IS a slight bit of loose stitching at the tips of the fingers, so I'd recommend reinforcing it to just prevent any fraying (just in the corners of the stitch-lines, the stitching is otherwise pretty good!) The finger length is reasonable. I have lady hands, but slightly long fingers and they fit quite comfortably with room for slightly larger hands, though obviously there's a limit to that.
Looking forward to using these on the dance floor. Cheers!
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I would normally think of myself as being in a very bad situation. I bought this bread maker along with a Kitchenaid 7 quart mixer not realizing that they overlapped in many areas. Added to that I got an early diagnosis of diabetes and it didn't seem I would ever enjoy the benefits of either device. Well I got the diabetes under control with diet and exercise and suddenly discovered a need to make pizzas and cakes for friends. The Zojirushi is actually very useful for the latter as it can just dump the ingredients and in two hours I have pound cake, a loaf of bread or a cheesecake It won't put Sara Lee out of business but it makes people really happy when I show up these days. The Kitchenaid can make a large amount of pizza dough in less than 10 minutes but that is another story. Hemevubal
5 factors to consider when buying a bread machine:1. A timerIf you like to wake up or come home to bread dough raised and ready to shape, pay attention to the timer. Nearly all machines have a timer on the various mix and bake cycles, but I like a timer on the DOUGH cycle because I ALMOST NEVER bake in my machine.
It’s possible to manually calculate when to set the timer on a bake cycle so you arrive at just the right moment to pull the bread out of the machine before it begins to preheat and bake the bread. Considering I’m not the best at math and/or sometimes the preacher gets long-winded, the hand-calculated method doesn’t always work. More than once I’ve walked into my house to the smell of a loaf of baked pizza dough. Ugh!
If you are home most of the time, you may not need or care about a timer.
2. Size of panIf you have a large family or want to make bread when you entertain, get a machine that will hold a recipe containing 3 cups of flour. Some will hold up to 4 to 4-1/4 cups. On the other hand, if you want a smaller loaf for just 2-3 people, you may want a machine with a smaller pan. Remember that homemade bread has no preservatives and can stale quickly so consider how fast you go through a loaf of bread at your house.
3. Shape of pan and mixing abilityIn the beginning of bread machine history, most bread machines made a loaf that was long and tall–see pan on the left above. It’s not the traditionally shaped loaf consumers are used to and gave away the fact that it was baked in a bread machine. However, manufacturers soon figured out how to build a machine that made a horizontal loaf more like loaves sold at the grocery store. (Read the full article)
We have owned this for over a month and we have been making smoothies and mixed drinks 2-3 times a week. It works really well and the consistency is much better than my old blender. Also one of the biggest things I enjoy about this, is when we make a smoothie, we don't have to stop it nearly as much to get everything to mix together, around 0-2 times. The long blade stem helps a lot when you put a larger amount, I am guessing some people who had consistency issues, only made very small batches or didn't run it long enough. I don't get any of the strawberry seeds I use to have after blending in my old blender. Everything is blended to a very smooth consistency.
Clean up is a breeze, just rinse it out after you are done, add hot soap and water, then pulse it a few times, poor out the soapy water, rinse with hot water, and then put in a drying rack. Cleaning it any other way could lead to cuts and I don't think it would do as good as a job. Just make it easier and don't let things sit after you make something.
While the blender container is more than double the size of our older blender, the personal size one is great for making a small drink w/ even less clean up.
It doesn't feel as heavy as my other blender, though they use suction cups instead of weight to prevent it from dancing on your counter top. I was worried this would make it to hard to remove from the top shelf of our pantry, though it wasn't a problem.
Overall we are blown away with this product for the price. I think this is one of the best buys you can get for a blender. Consumer reports rated the 1000w version with the same container very high for the price. They didn't do a review for this one specifically, though the added HP, better user reviews, and the small serving option makes it a great buy.
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