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 Post subject: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:56 
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I have bought an aeropress coffee thing. One of the best cheap gadgets i have got.

https://www.coffeeisland.co.uk/catalog/ ... pLEALw_wcB

Is there any other funky stuff that is a game changer that you can recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:51 
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I love my Aeropress. I genuinely believe coffee tastes better using it. I still haven't got a metal filter for it yet though. I'm just so lazy and usually use my silicone cone filter instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:08 
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I love my Aeropress. I genuinely believe coffee tastes better using it. I still haven't got a metal filter for it yet though. I'm just so lazy and usually use my silicone cone filter instead.


Metal and silicone filters? I have not seen these.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 
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KovacsC wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
I love my Aeropress. I genuinely believe coffee tastes better using it. I still haven't got a metal filter for it yet though. I'm just so lazy and usually use my silicone cone filter instead.


Metal and silicone filters? I have not seen these.

Metal filter for the Aeropress. Allows the oil in the coffee to come through, which paper doesn't.

The silicone cone filter is just something you pop on a cup and put a paper cone filter in. Nothing to do with the Aeropress but very easy and minimal mess.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:34 
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I use my aeropress all the time at work. I'll check out the metal filters once I've got through the stack of paper ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:43 
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I have just ordered 700 filters... I will use these first.

I am tempted to get another press for the office

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 20:55 
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Look at this on eBay

Aerobie Aeropress Coffee Maker - Genuine Replacement AeroPress Rubber Bung Seal

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3522393208

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I've bought six. Coolest gadget in the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I've bought six. Coolest gadget in the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I am sure I was talking to someone at the cottage. Saying the press plunger was not as good as it was.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:49 
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I've bought six. Coolest gadget in the thread.


Until now.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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Oh boy. Never have I desired a briefcase more.


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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:53 
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Z-Scale though? Come back to me when there's a 00 scale Millionaire’s Trainset in a Briefcase. Then I'll be interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 14:06 
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I am sure I was talking to someone at the cottage. Saying the press plunger was not as good as it was.

You were, it was me!

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I am sure I was talking to someone at the cottage. Saying the press plunger was not as good as it was.

That was me I think. I said the paper filters weren’t as good as the metal filters as they don’t let the oil through.

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 15:00 
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Possibly the most frivolous gadget I have is the bottle opener on my bike seat. That's never been used (it came on the bike). Would be more useful if I drank beer or lived in the USA.

I had an espresso maker (with pods, can't remember the name now) but have had to cut out a lot of coffee drinking (BOOOO) because of my ever changing moods and anxiety :(

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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I had an espresso maker (with pods, can't remember the name now) but have had to cut out a lot of coffee drinking (BOOOO) because of my ever changing moods and anxiety :(

In your bike seat?


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The best gadgets to have at the moment would be the ones to protect yourselves, family and home during the post-Brexit riots and lootings.


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I might let you into my shelter but you're not getting a go on the briefcase train set.


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If you bring craft beer and pork scratchings I’ll allow you into Vault 26.

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Nut cracker/Champagne cork remover. This is advertised as a nut cracker and it’s the best one I’ve ever had, but it’s also brill for getting corks out of Champagne and sparkling wine bottles. And dirt cheap.

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The best gadgets to have at the moment would be the ones to protect yourselves, family and home during the post-Brexit riots and lootings.


That's why I'm never more than 6 feet away from the ol' AxGun!


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 Post subject: Re: Gadgets to have
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I had an espresso maker (with pods, can't remember the name now) but have had to cut out a lot of coffee drinking (BOOOO) because of my ever changing moods and anxiety :(

In your bike seat?


That would be my IBS (and you thought that was coffee).

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