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    1. Weber 87886 Chimney Starter
    $59.99 $44.95 list($119.99)
    2. George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor
    $99.99 list($149.00)
    3. Strathwood Basic Elements Chaise
    $39.99 list($49.99)
    4. Weber Q Rolling Cart
    $5.49 list($14.99)
    5. Weber 164412" Grill Brush &
    $54.99 list($64.99)
    6. Weber 9859 Premium Gas Grill Cover
    $129.00 $128.99 list($149.00)
    7. Weber Baby Q Gas Grill
    $129.99 Too low to display list($149.00)
    8. Weber 22 1/2-Inch One-Touch Gold
    $179.00 $176.03 list($199.00)
    9. Weber Q Portable Propane Gas Grill
    $17.09 list($29.99)
    10. Step 2 5A00 Garden Hopper
    $189.99 list($360.90)
    11. Black & Decker CCC3000 18-Volt
    $29.99 list($44.99)
    12. Opus 26004 Garden Ballet Hummingbird
    $24.99 $23.00 list($29.99)
    13. Weber 18600 3-Piece Stainless-Steel
    $98.97 $89.99 list($189.95)
    14. Black & Decker NST2018 Grasshog
    $179.00 list($199.00)
    15. Weber 2820 Smokey Mountain Cooker
    $59.99 list($99.99)
    16. Mr. BAR-B-Q Platinum Prestige
    $27.42 list($29.99)
    17. Fiskars 79366935 PowerGear Pruner
    $29.99 list($34.99)
    18. Weber Style Professional-Grade
    $44.99 list($99.99)
    19. Oregon Scientific BAR338PA ExactSet
    $67.49 list($89.99)
    20. Toro 51598 Ultra Blower

    1. Weber 87886 Chimney Starter
    list price: $14.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004U9VV
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 141
    Average Customer Review: 4.76 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Chefs, start your grills. You can have red-hot coals in a matter of minutes by following three steps: load your coals into this aluminized steel chimney starter, light a fire, and place the starter over the fire. The Weber chimney starter is extra large, holding enough briquettes for indirect or direct fire on a 22-1/2-inch kettle grill. A stay-cool thermoplastic handle and a wire foldout handle let you move the starter safely. --Rhonda Langdon ... Read more

    Features

    • Greatly reduces the amount of time it takes for coals to get ready
    • Chimney starter system lights charcoal faster and easier
    • Durable aluminized steel construction
    • Stay cool thermoplastic handle adds safety
    • Extra large capacity--holds enough briquettes for a 22-1/2-inch kettle grill

    Reviews (88)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfection found
    I've been using this style of starter for 14 years now going through 6 including many "Brand Names". I grill or BBQ on a weekly basis. Recently I stepped up to the Weber 87886 Chimney Starter. This is the best I've ever used. It has a heavy duty convex wire cone in the bottom that makes for an easy start with two sheets of newspaper no need to add paper as I used to do with the brand names. Capacity is there is you need it more than with the competitors but it will also do a great job with a small amount of charcoal. The Plastic handle is bonus and stands up to the weather better than wood. The only way I can see melting the handle is using lighter fluid or self starting charcoal or having it too close to flammable material. The barrel is made of a heavier gauge of metal than the competition and others thinner metal gets weak with repeated heating and cooling. The lifting handle is a nice to have feature with a full load of briquettes. Although do yourself a big flavor treat and try Lump Charcoal, also if using briquettes adding unlit ones to a grill in use gives a flavor to the food I don't care for.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best way to light charcoal.
    As an avid griller and lover of cooking on charcoal, I can't say enough good things about the Weber Chimney starter.

    This simple to use chimney style starter quickly lights enough lump or briquette charcoal to fill your 22 1/2 inch weber grill WITHOUT LIGHTER FLUID!!

    Lighting is easy. Simply add charcoal to rim of chimney, place parafin lighters or newspaper in the bottom. Light newspaper or parrafin lighters and place on charcoal grate in grill. In 20-30 minutes you will have orange hot smokin' charcoal.

    This is also a must for cooking things with very long cooking times such as turkeys or roasts. About 30 minutes before adding additional charcoal, use this puppy to light your coals, and then add to the fire as needed.

    As I mentioned earlier, I reccomend using this in conjunction with the Weber parrafin charcoal lighters. On windy days they are easier to use than newspaper.

    Once you use this you will never go back to using lighter fluid again. A must have for anyone who owns a charcoal grill.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I've tried the rest. This one is pretty darned good.
    I have to first say that I've been using one of these for nearly twenty years. I got my first one as an engagement gift, and couldn't believe someone would spend [$$]...for this novelty gadget. But it was a gift, so what did I care?

    I gave it a shot, and found that I would never use a gas grill, nor would I use lighter fluid again. The flavor obtained from grilling on pure charcoal is uncompromised.

    A few weeks ago, this came up on my gold box list, and my current one would obviously die this summer, so I went for it. Let me tell you that this is by far, the LARGEST charcoal starter I've ever seen. The previous 4 or 5 have been exactly the same diameter (about 6"). This item is 7.5". For those of you who know geometry, that is 56% more volume. At first, that scared me because I thought I'd have trouble lighting a shallow basket of coals. To my surprise, they light perfectly. Furthermore, when I make those small Turkeys and larger fare in my Weber, I only need to make one batch of coal.

    I cannot comment on durability yet, but it does seem so. My starters have always resided outdoors year-round, and typically last 3 years. If you cook with charcoal, you need one of these. This is a fine value.

    5-0 out of 5 stars You don't HAVE to buy this....
    Get a coffee can, and cut off the bottom with a can opener. With a bottle opener, use the pointy end for opening juice cans to make openings all around the bottom on the side. Get a double-sheet piece of newspaper and roll from the edges toward the center to make sort of a doughnut, and place in the bottom of the can. Do the same with another sheet of paper, but roll it smaller and place it inside the other doughnut. Poke holes through the center of the doughnuts for air flow. Place your charcoal briquettes on top of the paper. Push the whole stack up so the paper doesn't block the holes (the friction of the paper against the can will hold up the stack). Set the can on your grill or cooking spot, and light the paper through the holes in bottom. It may be beneficial to stack another can with the bottom cut out on top to improve the chimney effect. Now let it sit for 10-20 minutes while the briquettes light up. Come back and find out it blew out. Light it again. Watch it longer this time. When the briquettes in the bottom and sides are gray with ash, use tongs to move them around so the unburned ones can light. When ready, use your Vise-Grips to remove the can. Do not leave the can out in the rain, or it will rust (more easily).

    ...OR...

    Just spend the very reasonable about of money and buy this product! No rolling the paper JUST right - just wad it up and stick it in the bottom. No concern with keeping the air holes uncovered - a grill inside holds the charcoal. Put the Vise-Grips back in the tool box - this has nice handles. And don't worry about mixing the charcoal - it all lights up evenly.

    When I first opened the box, I thought, "Wow! This thing is huge!" Made my two coffee cans seem small, but it is supposed to light a grill-full of charcoal at once. I got the Weber because with all of my research on grills and accessories, Weber products are always recommended above all others. This item seems well-built, and I expect it to last a very long time. After using my homemade charcoal chimneys, which I got pretty good at, I was ASTOUNDED at how quickly this lighted, how quickly it got the charcoal up to temperature, and amazed at the orange inferno it created!

    I've been around charcoal grills my whole life (but don't have one myself. Yet. I got this for Dutch oven cooking.) and have never seen a charcoal chimney! I've seen people nearly kill themselves with charcoal starter and ate plenty of charcoal-starter burgers. I don't know why everyone with a charcoal grill doesn't use one of these.

    Get rid of storing the starter in your home and transporting it in your car. Get rid of the explosion when you light your grill. Get rid of the starter by-products in your food. Do get this charcoal chimney and get the most easily-lit, most consistently-burning charcoal you can.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product, Economical Price
    I bought my Weber charcoal starter last year and after using another brand for comparison have to admit the Weber is light years ahead of the other brand in terms of function. It took me approx 7 or 8 minutes to get the charcoal going with the other brand. With the Weber it took about 3 minutes.

    Probably the best charcoal starter for the price on the market. ... Read more


    2. George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Grill
    list price: $119.99
    our price: $59.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004W499
    Catlog: Kitchen
    Manufacturer: George Foreman
    Sales Rank: 35
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Just think! No more ashes to empty or propane tanks to fill! Safe, electric heat does it all and clean up is super easy too. Use it indoors on a counter or outdoors with the pedestal base. The non-stick grill plate allows fats and grease to drip away from food, and is totally immersible for thorough cleaning. The adjustable temperature control allows you to grill of course, and to keep foods warm as well. A lid gives you the option of moist heat, and two nylon tools enable you to flip, turn, and move the food around as needed. ... Read more

    Features

    • Grill top measures 17 inches across for generous cooking capacity
    • No-fuss grilling made easy, for use indoors or outside
    • Grill can be used on pedestal (stands about -1/2 feet high) or on tabletop
    • Uses electric heat, with adjustable range from low to high
    • Sloping grate base draws fat away from food to collect in easy-to-empty tray

    Reviews (55)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great grill!
    I bought this as an addition to our propane grill and our charcoal grill, for days when the weather doesn't cooperate or when I just don't feel like messing with lighting the others.So far, we've had burgers and fish prepared on the George Foreman grill and I love it!Everything cooks quickly, evenly and tastes great.I think I will be using this much more than I use the other two grills.I think I will try bacon on it some Saturday morning.What could be better than frying bacon outside, where it can't splatter all over the kitchen and most of the grease will run off and be collected in the little pan?! I also plan on using it on low to keep cooked food warm for a party we are hosting soon.This is a very versatile appliance that can be stored outside on the porch.Woo-hoo!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for an ELECTRIC grill
    Before I get into this review, we have to understand the product we are looking at: a George Foreman ELECTRIC grill. George Foreman products are essentially useful variations of hotplates. In this case, the hot plate takes the form of a grill (with a stand, a dome cover, a large cooking surface with raised grooves etc...).

    That being said, this product caters to people (me) willing to try a product that is not a traditional charcoal grill, could be useful in smaller spaces/porches, looks like it is easy to use and clean up, could potentially cut some fat (never hurts, right?), and seems like it will work well as a good back-up grill or a quick solution to throwing mini-bbqs requiring even heat distribution without the hassle of buying/lighting/dumping coal. If that's you, then read on...

    Here, I'll try my best to outline the grill's pros and cons, as well as do a quick, inevitable comparison it to a traditional charcoal grill.

    PROS:
    The pros of this grill basically equal the pros of using hot plates in general:
    1) Quick Heat - The whole surface heats up very quickly (you'll be ready to cook in a few minutes after you twist the switch)
    2) Design - Basically you have the stand, a bottom dome, the flat grill that sits on the bottom dome, then the lid (top dome). You can easily remove the flat grill part to use indoors separate from the stand, and it also makes for easy cleaning since you can just throw the flat grill surface in the sink.
    3) Easy to Clean - The grill surface is relatively easy to clean. Understand, grease is never easy to clean. But in my situation, i wipe off the chunks of grease with paper towels, then run hot water over it in the sink (yes it fits in my sink) and wash it with a soapy sponge. It's basically like cleaning a big oily plate by hand in the sink, however easy or hard that is to you.
    4) Space Saving - The bulk of the materials are where it should be: the grilling surface. Everything else (aka the stand) is small and portable.
    5) Easy to Assemble - A no brainer. Put the pole of the stand into the foot of the stand. Attach the grilling surface to the bottom dome. Stick that whole thing on the stand. Then put the cover on top. Took a few minutes while I was watching TV.
    6) Great Tasting Food - Of course this part is important. I tried cooking everything unseasoned and it just tastes great. I mean, this this one thing I love about hotplates...food tastes good without a lot of seasoning. I cooked unseasoned burgers, top sirloin, chuck roast, kielbasa..it was fast, it tasted good, and it had good looking grill stripes on it when I was done.

    Cons:
    Seriously, not much that I can think of. If I had to be picky:
    1) Could be a little heavy for people with a bad back?
    2) When you lift it by the handles, the stand comes out (since they're not really "attached"....the grill just sits on the stand.) So you gotta lift it by the pole of the stand, really...this isn't even a con truthfully.
    3) People complain about the grease not dripping into the pan. Well, it's a hot plate with grooves and a hole in it for grease to drip. Of course not all the grease magically swims toward the magical grease drip hole. But still, it works fine...I didn't notice sever grease build-up that stood in the way of my grilling.

    Comparison to a Traditional Grill:
    Really, there shouldn't be a comparison. Obviously this is not a charcoal grill and should never be compared to one. They are just 2 different things, and so they make food taste different: traditional grills basically fire cook your food through the coal's heat so you get the taste of charcoal while this product essentially "pan sears" your food. I'm a long time lover of all kinds of BBQ, and charcoal grills are great fun, make great tasting food and really cannot be replicated. You shouldn't be buying this grill to ever *REPLACE* a charcoal grill; it should be bought to be a 2nd grill that's great for rainy days or a primary grill if you really have no space and don't have time/space to deal with lighting and dumping charcoal.

    Overall, this grill is an electric hot plate with raised grooves that makes great tasting food quickly, quietly, and easily. And for what it is, it's a SUPERB product (and relatively affordable too!). Go get one! I didn't regret my purchase and I don't think you will either.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Drip pan is too small
    My only problem is the "convenient" drip pan.Maybe i'm the only one who likes to cook more than one thing at a time; but anyways, the fat and juices of the meat quickly overflowed the tiny drip pan and ran out the bottom making a mess everywhere.The "convenient" drip pan is located under the hot metal plate and you just try and empty it while cooking.Luckily I was cooking outside!! The grill works surprisingly well and the food produced was just excellent. Be aware of this problem or you might not be so lucky.

    4-0 out of 5 stars George Foreman Grill Worth the Price!
    I purchased my grill second hand.It's over a month now that I've been using it...and I LOVE it!!BUT!!There COULD be some improvements.First of all...I received no manual with mine.I can't for the life of me figure out where the lid is supposed to "rest" on the grill?Second...indoors I've had to adjust and re-adjust where the grill is positioned so that the grease from whatever is cooking will run off properly into the drain tray.I live in an almost 100 year old house...so the floors are NOT even!That is an important factor when cooking with this grill indoors. Here's a bit of advice for folks with uneven flooring...place the grill so that the drip-pan is placed toward the downhill slope of your flooring:) Third...even when you have the grill on the pedestal evenly placed...EXPECT A MESS UNDERNEATH!Runoff & condensation from the lid will cause a bit of a splatter underneath your grill!And the grill placed on the pedestal is just a wee bit more wobbly than I like.One more downfall....if you clean your grilltop in your sink...BE CAREFUL!!Mine was perfect when I got it...but now has the metal showing around the edges where I've been cleaning it using my kitchen sink.These grills can NOT take hard knocks!!!!!I've learned from this not to EVER use anything but teflon safe utensils on my grill!And even then...be GENTLE!

    Ok...enough with the downside...this grill shadows all I've ever used!And that includes charcoal, propane and open fire.No more bursting into flame and singeing your eyebrows off...no more nasty tasting food...no more over or under-cooked food...no more waiting for heat strong enough to cook...no more whining about it's "to cold to grill outdoors"...or no more "I'm not ALLOWED to use aything but electric in my apartment or college dorm"...

    This is a GREAT buy!!~I think it needs just a few improvements...but all in all...BRAVO MR. FOREMAN!!

    Now...get on those improvements George!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars i have the ggk50b indoor/outdoor grill
    i need a replacement the handle and handle base has come off and it is broke can you please tell me how to obtain this item ... Read more


    3. Strathwood Basic Elements Chaise Lounge with Side Table
    list price: $149.00
    our price: $99.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006Q5UT4
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Strathwood
    Sales Rank: 2
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    This handsome, well-made chaise is tailor-made forsoaking up the sun or relaxing by the pool. A unique traytable extends to hold drinks, magazines, and other loungingessentials, then slides back underneath for storage. The backadjusts to five positions--from fully-upright tocompletely-reclined. Matching cushions can also be purchasedto add even more comfort.

    The bench’s slotted surfaceallows rain to flow through, rather than collect and damagethe wood. The piece is made from kapur wood, a high-densitySoutheast Asian hardwood with excellent weather-resistantproperties. Light enough to move easily around deck or lawn,kapur requires no finishing and is exceptionally-sturdy--withenough oil to repel the ravages of rain, sun, and dew.Rust-resistant hardware and mortise and tenon constructionalso add to the piece’s strength and durability.

    Beforeshipment, your new furniture received a generous applicationof teak oil. Teak oil provides protection from the ultravioletsunrays. Left untreated, Kapur will weather to a soft warmshade of gray similar to the weathering of teak. If you preferto prevent this weathering process, you may apply additionalcoats of teak oil. The frequency of necessary teak oilapplications will depend on the intensity of the sun in yourenvironment, but typically, one or two coats per year issufficient. Teak oil can usually be found at a marine dealer,hardware store, or internet dealer. If you allow yourfurniture to weather, you may later decide that you would wantto restore it to its original condition. This is possible byusing teak cleaner products, also available at most marinedealers and internet dealers. After following the instructionsfor cleaning, you will want to apply a coat of teak oil toprevent the weathering process.

    The lounge’spreassembled components fit together easily with the help ofan included allen wrench. This item measures 74 inches long,24 inches wide, and 12-1/2 inches tall. --Mary Park ... Read more

    Features

    Reviews (8)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price
    This is not bad for the price, compared to others in its category.Not as nice as teak, but for $99 it is a good deal.Warning, it is a bit shorter than most average loungers.My cushions from Pottery Barn were way too long for it.When you get it, apply teak oil to it right away.It gets dry quickly.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good price - a few quirks
    This item couldn't be priced better, and for the money, it's a decent chair.The wood is very pretty and of seemingly good quality.The assembly is minimal and simple ... that is, if you recieve all of the bolts.I, unfortunately, did not and am forced to make a pilgrimage to Lowes to find something comparable.I may call the (not toll free!) Strathwood number to see if they will send replacement parts, but I suspect that will take nothing short of a lifetime to recieve.

    After shopping for chaises, though, the price on this chair can't be beat.And with free shipping and minimal assembly, it is worth it.A word to the wise though ... "usually ships in 24 hours" means you will probably recieve it two weeks later.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, classic style
    These are great. Excellent value and classic style. I don't understand why one reviewer said they are not sturdy. Nothing could be further from the truth. These are heavy and sturdy and stand up to the weight of even large men! I would buy these again. Highly recommend.

    3-0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for!
    These are cheap for a reason.The good points are that they can be put together in about 15 minutes.They look nice on the patio.The bad point is I had to sand someof the wood.I got a splinter putting it together.The wood isn't a heavy guage wood.Don't let the kids jump on it, you will crack it.
    All being equal, for $98 its worth it.You get a average to below average lounge chair for a slightly below average price.If anything happens to it, OH WEll, I won't feel bad about tossing it.

    signed
    Too good to be true

    3-0 out of 5 stars strathwood basic lounge
    I order 4 of them for owr pool yard. Two where great two where smashed poor packing. But I would of given it a 5 star it is very sturdy easy to put together. But a hassel to return the other two. ... Read more


    4. Weber Q Rolling Cart
    list price: $49.99
    our price: $39.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000EI9BK
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 11
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Folds easily for storage; covered by manufacturer's warranty
    • Uniquely-designed, quick-folding grill cart; ideal height for standup grilling
    • Locks securely to serve as a stationary stand; won't slip
    • Functions effectively as a moveable caddy
    • Designed to fit Weber's Q or Baby Q portable grill; grill not included

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good to Shop you Around
    This is a great cart to be used with crippled people to help them get along in the backyard and porch. Has sturdy construction, good wheel bearings to support even the heaviest people and a rustproof metallic frame which can be added to with ornaments, such as a horn.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Q cart-- rave review
    The Weber Q cart is a great accessory to the Weber Q. The grill is heavy so this cart makes it so easy to transport. We have used it several times out picnicing. The other item that is great is the adapter hose. You can buy it right from Weber. You can use the 20lb tank with the hose.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's More Than Just A Cart...
    On the surface this looks like any ole cart that you would set your grill on. You may be asking yourself, self, why would I spend $40 on a grill cart when I can just set my grill on top of my folding table? Well here's why. This cart will fit your grill like a glove. Your grill will sit atop this sturdy cart like man on top of his mountain. I also use this cart to hold my big external propane tank (which I have connected to the grill using the optional hose attachment) and a little six pack cooler. This cart also offers you a place to hang your tools. It also folds down into a nice little package complete with velcro for ensuring that it stays folded. All these reasons prove why this is more than just a cart, it is a grilling podium.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good cart ... but watch with the big propane tank!
    Overall, a very good and portable stand for my Baby Q..... But!
    I decided to go with the large propane tank that will last me probably the whole season instead of buying the smaller 14oz canisters, which only last one or two barbeques. The wire rack on the bottom of this cart was SCREAMING when I put this big heavy propane tank on the bottom of it. It's also kinda awkward down there and it slides around a bit when you move the cart so you really have to watch it! It's a little better when you slide it to either end of the wire rack to take the pressure off the middle of it, which was bending noticeably. If I can figure out a way to secure it down there, I think it will be fine.

    Other than that, well worth the money for this grill!

    4-0 out of 5 stars It's really quite OK, if you keep it still.
    This stand offers attractive convenience for cooking. It's fairly portable too. It feels very stable when the grill is mounted properly. If lifted or pushed, the grill can begin to slip off the stand. Caution is advised. Still it's worth it. Weber does not recommend that you set the grill on flammable surfaces (like your picnic table). I've used my picnic table without incident, however, common sense requires the extra $40 bucks be spent. Do it. ... Read more


    5. Weber 164412" Grill Brush & Scraper
    list price: $14.99
    our price: $5.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004RALY
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 12
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Cleaning your grill is essential because anything left on the grate will cause uneven heat when you cook. But when you've finished grilling some savory steaks, burgers, chickens, and veggies, the last thing you want to do is clean up the mess. With Weber's grill brush/scraper, it's really not so bad. This 12-inch brush/scraper has hardwood handles and brass bristles, so you won't be left with rusty residue or stubborn leftover grime. When you're finished, hang the tool by its leather strap until your next outdoor feast. --Rhonda Langdon ... Read more

    Features

    • Makes cleanup a snap
    • Specially treated brass bristles won't rust or leave rusty deposits
    • Scraper end removes tough spots
    • Hardwood handle

    Reviews (12)

    3-0 out of 5 stars 6 inches too short
    Although this 12-inch brush and scraper is well made, it's too short (which is important when you're cleaning the back of a hot grill). In retrospect, I would have spent the extra two bucks to get the 18-inch model.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good. Don't get the plastic one, it will melt on you.
    This is a very good scraper. I preheat my grill and then scrape it clean. I made the mistake of buying a plastic version of this brush for a couple dollars less and melted it on the 2nd cleaning. Get the wood one.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great value
    This little scraper is perfect for all grills, the brass brissles are stronger and better than those greeny-meanies, but soft enough for porceline coated grills unlike the steel bristle ones which will scratch. Great tool, but a little short for those on-the-fly !HOT! scrapes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice and compact
    This is the perfect small grill brush. I use it for my Weber Q and it works great and stores away nice. The top scraper comes in handy for the tough to get off dried food.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another useful scraper
    This is the little brother of the Weber 18-inch grill scraper, and it's just as sturdy and well-made as the other one. It can tackle the toughest cleanup jobs without a problem. Also, the scraper on the end of the handle is great for scraping those road pizzas off the asphalt in front of your house. If you happen to be a veterinarian, it's also useful for doing those D & C's on livestock, but you might want to get the one with the 18-inch handle for that. ... Read more


    6. Weber 9859 Premium Gas Grill Cover Fits Genesis Silver C, Genesis Gold B and C, Genesis 2000-5500
    list price: $64.99
    our price: $54.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00004RAM1
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 23
    Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    The deliciously cooked foods Weber grills produce are reason enough to keep yours clean and protected year-round with a weather-resistant Weber grill cover. While standard Weber grill covers protect only the upper portion of the grill, the premium covers feature a fitted center and hang almost to the ground, providing added protection for the legs, fuel tank, and bottom of the grill itself. Like all Weber grill covers, this one is made of heavy-duty vinyl that resists cracking even in subzero temperatures. It fits Genesis Silver C grills and Genesis 2000 to 5500 grills. --Benjamin Reese ... Read more

    Features

    • Weather-resistant, full-length cover; protects grills from the elements
    • Made from heavy-duty vinyl
    • Use with all Weber Genesis Silver C, Genesis Gold B and C, and Genesis 2000-5500 gas grills
    • Fits grills approximately 54 inches wide, 27 inches deep, and 45 inches tall

    Reviews (19)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A premium grill deserves a Premium Cover
    When I purchased my Weber grill I literally would not put it together until my cover arrived. This is a well crafted cover and I would highly reccomend getting the premium cover, which is full length, you will appreciate the added protection. The cover offers two nice features, side venting and velcro straps. The side venting which in on the front and back allows wind to pass through so the cover does not blow aways (ever go out in the morning after a windy night and your cover is gone?) and the velcro straps also aid in creating a tight fit.

    What I tell anyone I know that just purchased a Weber grill is "You just payed $$$ for your grill, spend alittle more for the cover."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced? A little, but quality is outstanding.
    What can you say about a piece of plastic. However, this is the KING of plastic pieces and it fits better than OJ's glove. (The lining is nice too.)

    If you have shelled out the funds for one of the large Genesis models, it just makes sense to protect the investment. Unless you keep your grill in a garage or storage shed, you have to have it. (Why Weber doesn't include this with the grill is for them to answer; it really is that essential.)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Amazing grills......but WAY over-priced covers...
    I took the advice of the review above and bought the Char-Broil 68" (grey) cover from Lowe's for $14.99 It fits my brand new Weber Genesis Gold B like a glove (very snug due to velcro straps on bottom ends). Interior is fully lined which protects the beautiful stainless steel and the exterior is made of heavy vinyl. To pay $55 for a cover simply because it says Weber is foolish. This is a much better option. Spend the money you save on some steaks and wine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT FIT - STAYS PUT !
    I bought this for our new grill in August and have been very happy with it. I debated about purchasing it because of the cost but am very happy that I did. Let's face it after spending over $500.00 for a grill it's best to protect it and this definately serves its purpose. We have had some serious wind/rain and snow storms and the cover has stayed on through each and every one. I like that it vents to prevent moisture build up too - we have not had any problem with that at all. The adjustable straps are great for adjusting just how tight you want to make it but also allow easy removal for use and replacement afterwards. If you want a high quality product this is it !

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's a Weber...but there are other choices
    I appreciate quality...that's why I bought a Weber Genesis Gold C over its competitors but there are other choices that will work at a less dear price. I found that the Char-Broil 68" cover fits likes its custom made, covers the entire grill down to its wheels and is made of heavy vinyl and fully lined. It has velcro straps so you can adjust the tightness by the wheels ensuring a tight fit. This cover is 15.99 at Lowe's. You won't go wrong buying the Weber but there are other choices at a much better price. ... Read more


    7. Weber Baby Q Gas Grill
    list price: $149.00
    our price: $129.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000E6GHI
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 8
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Cast aluminum lid and body
    • Super-portable with a spacious 189 sq. in. total cooking area
    • True open flame grilling
    • Tubular stainless steel burner
    • 8,500 BTU-per-hour input

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This Baby Gets It Done
    I've owned several other portable grills (Grill-2-Go, $20 propane grills), but this one is by far the best. You know it is something special when it arrives fully assembled except for attaching the lid.

    The cast iron grilling surface makes those great searing marks and lets the food cook evenly. The regulator on this grill really allows you to adjust the size of the flame (unlike cheaper grills). The drip pan is also great and replacements can be purchased at local hardware stores.

    We use this grill with our RV and it is the perfect size for our family of 3. I don't see how we could use the full size Weber Q --- the baby Q is more than large enough for us.

    Kudos to Weber!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!
    I was thinking about purchasing the Q Grill but was hesitant because of the size. Then I saw the Baby Q "new" this year! All I can say is that it's an amazing grill! Well crafted, very very portable and cooking with it is amazing! The food does not taste like propane whatsoever. And it makes perffffect grill marks!!! Just fantastic!!! The built-in starter is a good added bonus for this gas grill!! Also, the grill is bigger then what it looks like online. You can easily cook two chicken on this thing!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars bbq
    great little grill ive limited space its just the rt size for me.works better then some of the large high priced grills that ive tried

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Portable Grill
    10 out of 10. Cast iron grate and overall design delivers the best grilling I have ever enjoyed. I am all thumbs when it comes to grilling, but the BabyQ has never disappointed. Cannot recommend more highly.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Cool Grill but ... What were they thinking!
    I like the grill a lot, but WHY IN THE WORLD would they make it to use a 14.1 OZ propane conister??!! I have YET to find one of those canisters, so I will have to take the other peoples advice and bend the support rind to accomodate the 16.4 oz conisters. POOR product development by Weber!

    P.S. - I DID finally find a 14.1 propane canister at Lowes. They are kept with the other fuels used for torches and welding equiptment in the hardware isle. ... Read more


    8. Weber 22 1/2-Inch One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill, Black
    list price: $149.00
    our price: $129.99
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    Asin: B00004RALR
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 24
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Weber's One-Touch Gold kettle grill is a great buy for anyone looking for a classic model with a few convenient extras. The design is sleek. The results are delicious.

    As with all Weber grills, this kettle's lid and bowl are constructed of premium porcelain-enameled steel--which means not only does heat radiate evenly, but the grill will survive if it's left out in the rain. The cooking surface (22-1/2 inches in diameter) is big enough to accommodate six large steaks, twice as many burgers, or up to a dozen kebabs, and the grill's classic kettle shape keeps flare-ups to a minimum.

    When designing this grill, Weber clearly kept convenience in mind. The grill's nickel-plated grate has two built-in hinged side openings that make adding more charcoal briquettes easy and safe, and, when the lid's not in use, it can hang from the bowl by a handy hook. The grill is durable, too. The porcelain-coated steel bowl and lid are exceptionally strong and designed never to rust, fade, or peel. The grill's aluminum vents and ash catcher won't rust either, and its tripod base, nylon handles, and all-weather wheels--besides being exceptionally sturdy--make the grill remarkably easy to maneuver. Weber's patented One-Touch cleaning system--a clever setup of lever-activated blades--sifts ash out of the kettle and into a cooking-pot-shaped ash catcher. You never have to get your hands dirty--and emptying the kettle takes only a few seconds.

    To top it all off, Weber throws in a 31-page owner's guide filled with cooking tips and time-tested recipes for grilling everything from pork chops to bratwurst to Cornish hens.

    Editor's Choice: We recommend Weber's One Touch Gold kettle grill to beginner grillers or to experienced grillers who swear by charcoal. While this grill includes the basics, such as the kettle shape for even heat, nylon handles, and all-weather wheels, it also offers upgrades such as the stainless steel One-Touch cleaning system with a removable ash catcher for added convenience. The triple nickel-plated hinged cooking grates and two charcoal fuel holders make adding briquettes for direct or indirect cooking quick and hassle-free. ... Read more

    Features

    • Heavy-gauge porcelain enamel prevents rust
    • One-Touch stainless steel cleaning system
    • Removable high capacity ash catcher
    • Hinged cooking grate for easy re-fueling
    • 10 year limited warranty

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the one to get
    You're probalby thinking that there's no reason to update the 10-year-old Weber you've got in your back yard. Well, turns out Weber has made some smart improvements over the years-- the new "gold" model is worth the upgrade.

    The ash-catcher is super, the one-touch vent system is a big improvement (no more knocking each vent with a trowel), the plastic handles stay cooler... you get the idea. Nothing dramatic, but good progress.

    But here's the clincher: setting one of these up (takes about 20 minutes, even if you make a mistake or two) just makes you feel like you're in heaven. It's summer embodied. People rhapsodize about the new car small... well, fughettaboutit. The look of a shiny new grill that you've assembled yourself is about as good as it gets.

    Highly recommended accessory: the charcoal companion. Put your lighter fluid (or your MatchLight) away and use this instead-- it works flawlessly, and it's better for the environment.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great charcoal grill
    I'm a big Weber fan-- I've used a Genesis gas grill for six years and a Smoky Mountain Cooker for two. Recently purchased the Kettle Gold. Great charcoal grill! The enclosed ash catcher is particularily useful if you grill with lump charcoal versus briquettes, like I do. It catches any sparks and small pieces of lump that drop through the charcoal grate. Hinged grate is also a big plus. I like to use the Weber charcoal holders to hold my lump when grilling steaks-- push them together in the center to sear (brings charcoal about 2 inches from meat) then push them to the outer edge for indirect cooking. I also added a thermometer to the lid to check and adjust cooking temps.

    This baby would get five stars if Weber was still offering the cast iron grate upgrade for the kettles. It's been discontinued this year, but I hear some are still out there to be found. Even without cast iron, you can't go wrong with this as a charcoal grill, and being a Weber, it will last for years and you'll get great customer support if it is ever needed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply put, this is the best grill I have ever had...
    Before purchasing this grill, I was a die-hard gas guy. I figured that the convenience factor of quick starts, easy clean ups and not having to constantly buy charcoal would be a fair trade for the taste of good charcoal cooking. What this Weber grill provides though is super even heat, few flare-ups, awesome taste and super easy clean ups via the ash pan and a few kicks to the side to drop the ash through the vent holes...the best of both worlds! I still have my gas grill though (which will be used for the occasional hot dog), but for real cooking, nothing will replace my charcoal grill, except perhaps another charcoal grill. All I need now is the chimney starter to complete my set!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wow Great Grill
    I just got the Weber grill for my husband for Father's day and this grill is great. The food taste so good and he loves it. It's so easy to clean with the ash keeper on the bottom that I can actually get out of the kitchen and leave the cooking to him.(what a great bonus) I just ordered another one for my dad and I know he's gonna love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars When you have the time and crave that charcoal taste.
    I've got a great Weber gas grill, but occassionally missed the taste of a charcoal grilled burger. I got one of these classics, and the taste of the meat grilled when I've got more time to mess with the charcoal made this a great complement to the gas grill. ... Read more


    9. Weber Q Portable Propane Gas Grill
    list price: $199.00
    our price: $179.00
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00008RC2Q
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 10
    Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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    Weber's Q hybrid gas grill has a uniquely funky design that allows it to serve equally well as a compact portable grill or as a full featured backyard grill at home. Its generous 280 square-inch porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate offers plenty of grilling acreage for a pile of burgers, strip steaks, hot-dogs or a fish nearly as big as the one that got away. The lid offers a 7-inch tall capacity and can cover foods as big around as a whole chicken. At the same time, the Q folds up to only 31-1/2 inches for easy carrying, and the Q's glass reinforced nylon frame helps keep it lightweight without sacrificing strength or durability. It has two durable fold out side wings with built in tool holders to serve as work tables, and the lid on the handle is heat resistant, and large enough to offer an easy grip even when you're wearing a grilling mitt. There's an infinitely adjustable burner valve with a high quality regulator to allow for complete control of cooking temperatures, a push-button ignition for easy reliable lighting, and the Q is fueled by a standard 14.1 ounce propane cylinder (not included). The lid and body are made of durable cast aluminum, and have built in drip ducts to channel away juices and drippings, which then collect on an easy to reach and easy to clean lower tray. --Brian Trinen ... Read more

    Features

    • 12,000 Btu-per-hour input; 17.7 W x 32 L x 15.29 H inches, 42.4 pounds
    • Portable propane gas grill
    • Expansive 280 square inch porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grate
    • Goes together in under five minutes out-of-the-box
    • True Weber open-flame grilling wherever you are

    Reviews (33)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love the Q!
    Husband & I recently bought a Q, after many years of happy grilling on a Weber charcoal grill. We'd been shopping for a gas grill for quite some time, but could not find a quality small grill. Most of the gas grills are just TOO BIG!

    We're usually grilling just for the two of us and we wanted a gas grill for the convenience. The Q certainly fits the bill. It's great! I've cooked steaks, burgers, chicken, fish, pork chops, zucchini, onion slices -- well, you get the picture -- and they've all turned out perfectly. It gets plenty hot and heats very evenly. The side tables are a marvelous addition. I was concerned that they might get "icky" when you fold them into the Q, but they're designed so that only the tiny little points on the corners touch the grate.

    The cart is a worthwhile addition. It could be a bit sturdier, but it works well enough and the Q fits snugly on top of it and sort of "locks down" under some plastic tabs. I bought a 5' LP adapter hose for $10 at the local sporting goods store (look in the camp stove aisle) so I can hook it up to a 20# tank. My only complaint is that the cart instructions say DO NOT store a tank on the cart, so the tank has to sit beside the Q. I'd rather be able to store the tank on the bottom rack of the cart, but I guess Weber has its reasons for instructing you not to do so.

    All in all, a great purchase!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another Great Weber Grill
    This is my third Weber grill and first ever gas grill. I've been considering a gas grill for more convenience during the week, but didn't want one that took up much room. The Thermos and Coleman portable models that have come out in the last year interested me at first, but really just seemed to be outdoor grillpans/griddles. Then I saw the Q...

    The Q is a good looking, stylish grill. Added to that are clever design features (folding trays, ultra-light composite shell), a high quality regulator, and a cast iron cooking grate that weighs more than the rest of the grill. Weber has also designed accessories that add to the functionality of the Q. Out of the box, assembly is a breeze. A useful Owner's Guide and a nice recipe card booklet are provided.

    I've cooked one meal so far. The food cooked evenly across the whole surface. Once it was preheated, the medium gas setting was plenty to keep the heat up. I was very impressed with how well it cooked. Also, don't be fooled by the thought of a portable grill being small -- the Q can handle a lot of food. I had 4 sausages and 12 large shrimp on it and there was plenty of room for more.

    As a longtime dedicated charcoal guy, I find that gas grilling just doesn't provide the same flavor. But the Q has won me over for quick, clean, and convenient weeknight cooking. The idea of being able to take it on the road adds to the value. It may even prove to be a handy double-burner for weekend barbecues. Thanks, Weber, for another great grill.

    (Update: I've now grilled potato planks, chicken breast, pork chops, pizza, polenta, pinwheel skirt steaks, garlic bread, eggplant, mushrooms, and beef skewers. All have turned out pefectly. Can't say enough about the cooking grate and evenness of cooking across the entire surface.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best BBQ grill ever
    If it's possible for a grill to revolutionize BBQ'ing as mankind knows it, then this is the grill. Seriously! I was always a diehard charcoal BBQ guy, and I've had weber grills in the past and have been very happy with them. But I recently moved to an apartment complex where I could not have a charcoal grill. When I saw the Weber Q grill, it was love at first sight. The design is both attractive yet practical. The purchase was a no brainer as I new I had to have a gas grill, eve though I still would have rather had a charcoal one for the sheer flavor. Well after getting this home and cooking a dozen burgers and dogs for myself and some friends I was completely overwhelmed. I had never tasted gas-grilled burgers which tasted so good. Furthermore, this thing heats up so fast, it's just amazing. In 3 minutes the grill is hot and ready to go, and that grill, solid cast iron, holds the heat and cooks beautifully. I've never been able to cook those cool grill marks on burgers and steaks before. Believe me, you will cook perfect burgers and steaks, with those grill marks, while retaining all the flavor and juiciness. This grill is awesome. Unfortunately I paid $30 more than what Amazon is charging because I bought it from a specialty BBQ store and I needed it that day, but trust me, this is the best grill you will ever buy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great little grill!
    I echo the positive sentiments of all reviewers past. Goes together quickly. I also have the stand & the cover. Just used the grill for a 4th of July mini-cookout. Perfect for the 2 of us. I can easily see this grill handling enough food for many more people without a problem. Came up to cooking-temperature very fast and cooked our steak tips and burgers nice and evenly. It was a very windy day here as well and I had no problem at all with the grill staying lit. Never once did I lose the flame.
    Very durable - I tipped it over while it was resting on the Weber Q cart. It rolled a few times on the lawn but was unscathed in the end. Not even a scratch. Needless to say I am very impressed with the quality of this product!
    Like some others mentioned, I am using the 16oz propane cylinders after a minor tweak to the holder. No problems there either.
    Even though we have more than enough room for a full-size grill, I like being able to store the grill in a small space. After using this one, I can see no reason to get a full-size grill.
    I would strongly recommend this grill. It truly lives up to all the hype.

    4-0 out of 5 stars No space? No problem!
    Living in a small top floor condo, I needed a grill that was small, yet worked well enough to cook a good family-sized meal. So after doing a little research on the internet, and by reading magazines; I settled on the Weber Q Portable Gas Grill.

    This grill is very nice for a portable grill. It's got an attractive functional design which allows it to fold up when transporting it, or when its not in use. Although it doesn't generate as much heat as bigger grills, it does have enough power to cook about 5-7 large hamgburgers at once easily. The burner is basically a rectangular metal tube with tiny holes from which the flames emerge from. The burner itself rests below the grill about 7-8inches. This makes a hotspot that is about center, but slightly towards the cover's hinges. Around the center of the grill, there is ample space for indirect cooking, but if you plan on cooking a large pork roast, this still maybe a bit small. Still, for most other things like hamburgers, chicken legs, ribs, and hot dogs; the Weber Q works very well.

    As far as taste goes, charcoal is still the best, but I would rather use a good gas grill like this one in favor of its easy clean up. The Weber Q's porcelain/cast iron grill can be easily removed and cleaned with soapy water and some good scrubbing. The drip pan is easily accessible as well as the bottom of the grill itself - where all the ash and drippings collect. This can be easily cleaned with some 409 cleaner and a scrubber. Typically it takes me about 15-20 minutes to clean my Weber Q after I finish using it. And best of all, I can do it all in my small kitchen, without having to go downstairs to the shared water hose.

    The Weber Q uses 14.1 ounce Propane gas canisters. These last about 1.5 hours, so I would recommend at least 3 for a weekend bar-b-que. These cansisters can be easily screwed into place, and held by a fitted metal ring. I should point out that the Weber Q is made to work with the 14.1 ounce canisters because this metal ring is sized for them specifically. You could also buy an attachment that allows for the larger, more common propane tank to connect to it, but I think that would cut down on its portability. Also note that these canisters should not be disposed of like other trash. Typically, hardware stores like Orchard Supply are willing to dispose of them for you. In my case, I usually give them my used canisters when I go there to buy more.

    Perhaps the only real downside to this grill is that it does not come with a stand. You would be forced to kneel, or sqaut to get to your grill as a result. Weber does make a stand, but it costs another $25-30. So if you want to save yourself from some back pain, definitely get the stand. Of course, this brings the price of the grill to almost $200. And that's somewhat expensive for a portable grill. Still, I do like the ease with which the Weber Q folds up and how portable it is (the stand folds up as well). So if you have little space and want to grill decent amounts of food, I suggest checking this grill out. It's expensive, but it's a very good portable grill. ... Read more


    10. Step 2 5A00 Garden Hopper
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $17.09
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    Asin: B00004W430
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Step 2
    Sales Rank: 38
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    As any gardener knows, even the best-laid plans for spending a day with the soil can be ruined by the necessity for repeated trips to the house or shed for the proper equipment. With the Step 2 Garden Hopper, however, it's possible to pack everything you need for a full day's gardening and take it all wherever you go. The Garden Hopper features an extremely sturdy seat that's just high enough to offer a comfortable perch yet low enough to keep you close to your garden. While a molded carrying handle is included within the seat itself, the Hopper's 7-inch wheels make it simple to scoot about without rising. With its sturdy double-wall construction, the Garden Hopper is strong enough to take a lot of rugged treatment. Beneath the seat is a large storage space, perfect for holding your gloves, tools, seeds, cellular phone, and other accessories you may need. In addition, this handy garden helper includes a built-in holder for a 12-ounce beverage, eliminating the need to run back into the house for refreshment. The Garden Hopper measures about 14 inches tall, 12.5 inches wide, and about 22 inches long. --Benjamin Reese ... Read more

    Features

    • Sturdy double-wall construction
    • Work seat with 7" smooth rolling wheels for easy mobility
    • Handle is molded into the seat for easy transport
    • Large storage shelf for tools and gloves as well as a 12 oz. beverage holder
    • Constructed Garden Hopper measures 23" long, 13" wide and 12.5" high

    Reviews (7)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Small storage area for tools, seat and cupholder are great.
    This is a sturdy cute little addition to my gardening tool collection. The seat is perfect for clipping grass around flower beds. The cup holder is a wonderful idea, now I finish my margaritas not the roses. A warning though, the storage area under the seat is very small. Even a small hand weeder will stick out.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Some good features BUT
    This thing is amazingly lightweight, yet incredibly strong. For us old geezers, it's built a bit low to the ground and doesn't move well over grass or dirt when you're sitting on it (if your garden is cement ... never mind).
    My two major comments are that my five year old loves the thing to ride around on. He also loves it because, despite the lid being closed, if you leave it out in the rain or snow, it fills with water. thus imitating those little naked cherubs in the fountains when he rides the front wheels over the edge of the sidewalk. Tinkle like a race horse, indeed! But, very funny in a juvenile sense of humor.
    So, if you place things inside the Garden Hopper, they will get wet and rusted if metal and ruined if leather (like garden gloves, say). Several items made by Step 2 for kids have better waterproof lids. Just watch at bath time. Wrong engineering for the wrong products, maybe?
    I'd look around for better designed products or "always store your stuff out of the rain" as my dad would say.
    John Row

    4-0 out of 5 stars Portable, Yet Solid
    All you have to do is pick this thing up to know that it's hollow plastic parts. And all you need to do is sit on it once to know that this is one solid little stool.

    The manufacturer's catalog that came in the box shows that their other products are children's toys that are built for punishment, yet no so dangerous that they'd crush a child. They've carried that same quality construction through to this little stool.

    The wheels are a little on the small side to carry my 230-lb body across a patch of healthy lawn with ease, but it wasn't so difficult that I would have to stand up and move it, either.

    I find it a tad inconvienent to reach under the seat to get to tools. There is a cup holder on the outside, but it's design is such that it isn't good for anything but cups or cans. The one thing I'd like to see here is some other sort of outside storage for tools instead of the cup holder.

    The all-weather plastic means you can leave it outside, but it's lightweight design means you can store it on an upper shelf, too.

    All in all, the solid, but lightweight construction makes this one a keeper.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Garden Helper!
    I must admit that this was somewhat an impulse purchase, it appeared in my Gold Box and I bought it. It is a great help around the garden. I find that it works best on the sidewalk beside the garden. If I try to sit on it and scoot around the garden, it tends to get stuck. It also works well as a small, mobile table when planting items into my garden. The handy storage area under the seat is a great place to keep garden tools, however it does not provide for drainage, so gloves, metal implements proably should not be stored there.

    4-0 out of 5 stars No more sore back.
    This was a gift for the person who does the gardening here. Days spent in flowerbeds were always followed by nights spent in painful spasm. This handy little rolling seat gets you to the right height to work in the garden without having to bend and stoop all day. It rolls easily enough and includes a beverage holder for your water bottle and space enough for several gardening tools. It's been sturdy enough so far and looks like it will last a while. Who knew one of the best gifts would be as simple as a nice place to sit down? ... Read more


    11. Black & Decker CCC3000 18-Volt Cordless Lawncare Center with Charging & Storage Station
    list price: $360.90
    our price: $189.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00023RSUA
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 706
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Includes NST2018, NHT518, NS118, 3-18 volt batteries, a 3-port charger, the storage station and all wall mounting hardware
    • Easily mountable storage station that makes all three products easily stored
    • All products use the same 18-volt batteries
    • Battery charger can charge all 3 included batteries at the same time
    • Part of the Black and Decker 18-volt products' system

    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Black & Decker CCC3000 does what it says it'll do
    I have an acre lawn with lots of landscaping, and this is perfect for my needs. It does take more than one battery pack to trim my whole yard, but with 3 interchangable packs, it is no challenge for it. And with 18 volts, the power provided is more than adequate for the yard. The blower is powerful and makes my yard look much neater, and the hedge trimmer is great. Along with an edge hog electric edger I purchased this year, I have all the tools to make a manicured lawn. You can't beat the price of this set of tools either. All 3 items can be purchased seperatly, but you'd pay quite a bit more for them doing that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does Just What I Want
    Tried all three units. The guard on the trimmer serves as a trim guide. The trimmer cuts through the suckers that sprout at the base of harvested trees. The blower is just fine for clearing debris from the porch and deck. Can't get much easier. Don't worry much about dead batteries. With the three supplied, normal use is not a problem. If I REALLY want heavy duty (for the few times I need it) gas is the way to go. But who wants the stink and bother?? For the price I paid, my son was amazed the wacker had an auto line feed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great tools, great convenience
    The tools themselves worked great. I was pleasantly surprised at how powerful the blower was. The line trimmer did an acceptable trimming job, and actually did great at the edging work. The hedge trimmer make quick work of my low hanging tree branches.

    I loved the convenience of the two hanging units, one for the tools themselves, and one for the charging unit. Helps to keep an organized garage.

    Highly recommend this set for the typical homeowner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars very happy and pleased
    Have used this set for the first time the other day and am very happy to say all three tools work great. the ease of use of cordless is just fantastic! The trimmer worked great on ivy and though I feel a little like I sold out with the blower (can't stand the pollution; noise and exhaust) it is quiet and if used responsibly is great to have for those hard to reach/sweep areas. I would highly recommend.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great "bang for the buck" for the AVERAGE home-owner
    for the owner of a "modest" yard,..this is an INCREDIBLE bang for the buck. the weed trimmer and the hedge trimmer did their jobs excellently and the sweeper exceeded my expectations to the Nth degree. ALL THREE tools were up-to-the-task of trimming, hedging, edging and sweeping. i was MOST concerned about battery life. i manicured my entire yard with ALL THREE tools with nary a gasp from the battery (15-20 minutes use from each,..NOT counting pauses between "uses"). the package comes with a 3-station battery charger AND a "hanging station" for all three tools (PLUS,..you can pick up an extra 18 volt battery or two at your local megastore IF you need it [for large yards]). i could not be happier.....weeds and grass got whacked, my various hedges got trimmed AND my carport and driveway were cleared of debris in a matter of moments. AND....THE NOISE....DID I MENTION THE NOISE??? THAT'S BECAUSE THESE ARE VERY QUIET, NEIGHBORHOOD-FRIENDLY POWER TOOLS. i am quite satisfied and would HIGHLY recommend the CCC3000 kit to ANYONE with "fairly" modest lawn care needs. ... Read more


    12. Opus 26004 Garden Ballet Hummingbird Feeder Mobile
    list price: $44.99
    our price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00004ZAVM
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: OPUS
    Sales Rank: 4
    Average Customer Review: 3.71 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    For the true hummingbird enthusiast, this feeder mobile is a beautiful combination of form and function. The three nectar containers are made of rugged, scratch-resistant tempered glass. Each container offers two "no bees allowed" feeding ports, and together they hold 30 ounces of nectar. The sculpted arms of the mobile and the hummingbird ornament at the top are made of durable, rust-resistant metal and handpainted in vibrant colors. The whole thing assembles within minutes and the nectar containers are easy to fill and clean. A hanging chain is included. --Erin Brown ... Read more

    Features

    • Measures 15" x 15" x 30". 4.35 lbs
    • Hummingbird feeder mobile
    • Includes hanging chain
    • Three tempered glass nectar hummingbird feeders
    • Easy to fill and clean

    Reviews (34)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Lovely to look at - attractive to birds
    I was concerned that the birds would not come to the feeder because of the concealed feeding holes, but I brewed my first batch of nectar a little stronger as the instructions recommended and they were feeding within an hour of putting it up. I have another feeder - a traditional one - in another part of the yard, which they prefer (it has the resting arms that the other reviewer recommends) but this is a nice alternative for the birds that are chased away from that feeder. Because of the complex structure of the mobile, I've not had any trouble with ants at all, as I do with my other one! It's also amazingly easy to clean. I've found with other feeders, the little plastic flowers eventually break off. The glass globes can even be washed in the dishwasher (but be sure to rinse them afterwards to get rid of any detergent residue that can harm birds).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The birds love it!
    We have had a wonderful time watching the hummers use this feeder. They are especially active at twilight. We often get 6 - 8 birds fighting over spots and one evening I counted at least 10!

    I have had no problems with leaking and the feeder is really easy to refill. Good thing because I have to fill it at least twice a week.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty to look at...but ours is a LEAKY MESS!!!
    We are having bad luck with the hummingbird feeder. It leaks the liquid sugar solution all over the patio. Hummingbirds like it, but not as much as the ANTS!! I will try to get a refund or exchange it...maybe ours is just a reject!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A work of art
    One of my best catalog purchases ever, it's simply beautiful. Has survived many strong wind storms. I just love it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and sturdy
    We received this feeder as a Christmas gift and were delighted with it. It survived two rather violent wind storms this spring(gusts upwards of 55 mph)-- though one globe blew down, it did not break, or even crack. The only loss has been the bottom cap for one of the globes (eaten by our dog) so now we can't fill that globe. Like another reviewer, I wish that part were sold separately. Otherwise, it's gorgeous to look at, and useful. ... Read more


    13. Weber 18600 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Barbecue Tool Set
    list price: $29.99
    our price: $24.99
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    Asin: B00005JD3D
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 13
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 3-piece stainless steel tool set consists of fork, tong & turnere

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stainless steel....no stains or bacteria
    If you're like me, when I am grilling - there is grease, oil and many other grilling sauces flying about that would ruin a wood handled tool during the first use. These stainless steel beauties will stand up to your biggest BBQ parties. They have a nice length to them which will keep your hands and arms clear of the BTUs. The thickness of the steel is guaranteed to last, you can feel the quality of these tools immediately.

    I purchased these because they matched the 2002 model of Weber Genesis Gold series, but they really would shine on any model or manufacturer.

    Easy cleanup in the dishwasher... and they come with a 10, yes TEN year guarantee!

    5-0 out of 5 stars All I Can Say Is, "WOW!!!"
    End of message.

    Kidding. I was surprised at how BIG these tools are! They are gargantuan. They are at least 20" long, and they are very wide and very heavy. I could turn over a Volkswagen with the spatula!

    As others have written, I like the all-steel construction. This makes them easy to clean and keep sanitary.

    I am ordering another set because once my family lays their eyes on these tools, they'll steal them!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality
    I've owned this set for over a year, and I can tell you these tools are strong and durable. They are large, easily handling larger cuts of meat. They look nice, feel nice, they've been left out in the rain for days with no problem. These tools will last forever.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well-constructed set
    This heavy-duty, stainless steel set consists of tongs, a fork, and a turner. They're so sturdily constructed you could use them as exotic martial arts weapons. In fact, I'm working up a cool tong and fork kata right now. The turner doubles as an S & M flail for those into kinky stuff. Enjoy!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Manly tools for the grill
    You could try to take over a small country with these grill tools if you wanted to! Heavy duty stainless construction makes you feel like you are working with something solid that will last forever! My only disappointment was how they washed up in the dishwasher. From here on out they will be washed by hand. ... Read more


    14. Black & Decker NST2018 Grasshog 12", 18-Volt Cordless String Trimmer/Edger
    list price: $189.95
    our price: $98.97
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    Asin: B0001Q2EMU
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Black & Decker
    Sales Rank: 629
    Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Lightweight design makes it easy to use by most everyone
    • 12-inch cut path cuts more area per charge than other cordless trimmers
    • AFS System uses centrifugal force to automatically advance line
    • Two 18-volt NiCad battery packs provide plenty of run-time per charge
    • Telescoping shaft adjusts for perfect length

    Reviews (9)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and easy
    I bought this for my father who is approaching 70 years old. It is very light and very easy to use. We have burmada on our lawn. The first time we used it, there was a lot of growth so it took three batteries to finish his lot. I do have to point out that he had very bad technique. After I showed him a better way to do it, it worked more efficiently and now if he or I use it once a week, I may be able to get by with one battery. Because it inverts, I can do 40 feet in about 30 seconds, if you edge frequently and don't have massive growth. Just don't push it too close to anything you are try to get rid of, it slows it down and it doesn't work properly and the line won't come out. It has a 12inch area so remember to utilize that. I've also have edge and trimmed the yard 9 times this summer already and I still haven't used the spool of line yet. With our gas one the work would take about 45 minutes and I would have sore back from the extra weight. Now I complete my work in less than 15 minutes. This has been a pleasure to use.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Junk.
    Hey There -
    I just returned mine after only one use. The box says it will cut 1/2 with one charged battery. WHO's 1/2-acre were they cutting?!? Not my lawn, which is less than a 1/2-acre. I had to do half the job one day, recharge both batteries, and finish the job the next day. The spool was out when I'd finished. The box says "Gets The Job Done." It most certainly did not.
    I called B&D Customer Service, and they agreed, the battery life is 15 minutes per battery, fully charged (maybe 20 at the most). Is that enough time for YOU to get "the job done"? Not me. I was really excited but it turned out to be a complete bust.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very decent for basic use
    I think this is perfect for someone who really:
    1) dislikes the noise and smell of the gas trimmers
    2) wants something fairly light
    3) does not want a cord to always worry about
    4) already has firestorm or B&D 18 volt products (batteries are interchangeable)

    I have used all 3 types of trimmers, gas, 120 wired, and this cordless one and I have to say the convenience is great. Instant on with a press of the switch is great. The plastic is a bit cheap feeling but it seems to do the work. I think it could've been much better constructed, but the battery life is pretty impressive and the speed/torque of the trimmer is also pretty impressive on a well grown/groomed lawn. It did have a bit of trouble instantly tackling a thick busy section of grass but after going over it 2-3 passes...it took care of it. This same spot has given me trouble even with the corded 120 volt version from Toro so this was expected. The gas one I had chewed through it easily but that's gas...

    I think for light to moderate work, it's fine. If you have thorny and thick undergrowth or even small plants with a fibrous stem, it'll take more work to get down than a gas.

    Oh..if you even TRY to 'bump and feed' this unit, you will find the spool falls off VERY easily with a solid thump to the bottom (THAT was a pain in the as* as it flew off and unwound a ton of filament that I had to rewind by hand and figure out how to put it back on!

    If you have 18 volt black and decker goods like I do, then you'll REALLY like having the two extra batteries and one extra charger. I have 4 batteries and 2 chargers amongst all the goodies now so I know i'll always have more than enough juice for anything around the house.

    I would vote 5 stars, but the plastic has a cheapy feel.

    4-0 out of 5 stars B & D cordless string trimmer
    My parents are getting up there and we sibs continually look for the simpliest and easiest yard tools for them to use, rather than hire others to do the things that they still want to do on their own. This trimmer fits the bill; it's easy to use, light-weight, no gas/oil, no electric cords, no bumping.
    They love doing their own yard-work. This is certainly much quicker and efficient for them than other methods of trimming that they have used.
    It was a great Father's Day gift !!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Light weight and easy to operate.
    I am a single senior who just can't manage the gas trimmer any more. So I purchased the Black and Decker grasshog and am amazingly surprised on how easy it is to operate. I had no problem assembling it, it is light and easy to handle. The two batteries lasted for my half acre. If it lasts only two years, it will be worth it. ... Read more


    15. Weber 2820 Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker
    list price: $199.00
    our price: $179.00
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    Asin: B00004U9VA
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 7
    Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Triple-nickel-plated cooking grates
    • Porcelain enameled coating prevents rust and fading
    • Two 18-1/2-inch cooking grates provide ample room for smoking
    • Rust resistant fuel door
    • Premium grade cover included

    Reviews (40)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best smoker.....at any price!!
    I've used several cheaper water smokers, offset units, gas grills, you name it. I've used them all to make bar-b-que, however, non of them has produced a better product then the Weber Smokey Mountain. This is the best smoker you can buy at any price. It's perfect for small families and large ones. You can easily prepare 6 to 10 racks of ribs at once. I've done 3 - 7lbs pork butts and a 12 lbs brisket at the same time.

    This unit is made to Weber standard, so you know it's well built. Heavy enamel coating that will last a life-time. The effeciency of the cooker is unbelievable. I've done 15 hour cooks without adding any extra fuel.

    This is the first smoker (of any type) that I've used that I didn't have to baby sit. Most smokers need almost constant attention in order to maintain proper temp. Not the Weber. It needs virtually no adjustments to keep a steady smoking temperature for hours and hours. You can easily do overnight cooks and sleep easy as the Weber does it's magic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Weber Smoker
    I purchased my Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker in August 2003 after talking about doing so for years and after looking at many competing models. I am not disappointed. From an engineering prespective it's design is simple and straightforward and it is extremely well built (just compare it to competing models and you will quickly see the difference). By reviewing the Thermometer installation procedures available at "virtualweberbullet" web site, adding an industrial grade thermometer by drilling a small hole in the cover was completed easily.

    The results have been fantastic!! I have used the noted web site to learn about techniques to extend the cooking period without having to add charcoal and the rib recipe (The Best Ribs in the Universe) is out of this world! Smoked Turkey, smoked chicken, smoked salmon and smoked almonds have all been easy to prepare and the results outstanding.

    I easily designed and constructed a side simple shelf (from two shelf brackets, a 10"x12" piece of oak, and a 1/8"x1" by 30" piece of steel straping available at Home Depot) that can be temporarily attached to the cooking section for use during any smoking session and easily removed so that you can then place the cover on the smoker for storage.

    You will not be disappointed with the results of you efforts with this smoker!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Results
    The WSM (aka bullet) cooker is an excellent product for BBQ novice and master. Consistent temperature make this a great 1st smoker for anyone who wants to make their own real barbeque. Easy to clean, a joy to use.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Bring Bob out from the Cold
    "Toolbits" hedgehog warmer is a comforting additon to anyone living out in the wilds where small, furry rodents come in from the cold, its easy to use, just a few flips of the switch and you will have a warm habitat for the furry creatures.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An awesome cooker!
    Got this as a present to replace my worn-out cheap-o Brinkman. I wouldn't have spent so much on myself, but am glad someone did! Fire stays lit, heat is slow and steady, with no intervention. The old one used to go out on me, heat up, down & all over. Not this puppy. The construction is heavy all the way. It really helps to be able to lift off that middle ring section when setting up the fire. There are web sites dedicated to this cooker, and for good reason. Some advice - buy the Weber chimney starter and rib rack along with this item. Also, the grill gloves are a nicety, but not a must-have. In the beginning, you can get your recipes off the internet. Best spare ribs ever! ... Read more


    16. Mr. BAR-B-Q Platinum Prestige 21-Piece Tool Set
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $59.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005MMCI
    Catlog: Kitchen
    Manufacturer: MR. BAR-B-Q
    Sales Rank: 131
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    e The perfect gift for a grillmaster with a James Bond bent, thisultra-complete barbecue kit by Mr. Bar-B-Q has every accessorynecessary for prepping and grilling barbecue chow. The stainless-steelprimary tools--fork, knife, tongs, 4-in-1 spatula, basting brush, andgrill brush--have good heft and balance, plus they can hang by theirhandles. Four long skewers support kebabs for a group, and the cool- looking, minimalist corn picks keep cobs in place. There are even silo- shaped salt-and-pepper shakers for perfecting grill flavors. We likethe details here, too: a spare head for the grill brush, a bottleopener on the spatula handle, and Velcro/elastic storage straps for thetools. Portable and efficient, the case has a snappy undercover- detective appearance with a sturdy metal exterior, a comfortablehandle, and snap-shut locks. All tools are dishwasher-safe with alifetime warranty and a rust-resistant mirror finish. --EmilyBedard ... Read more

    Features

    • Lifetime warranty
    • Perfect for backyard, picnic, or campground barbecuing
    • Solid stainless steel tools: patented "4-in-1" spatula, fork, knife, tongs, basting brush
    • Four skewers, eight corn picks, salt and pepper set, grill brush with spare head
    • 20 by 12 by 3 1/4-inch aluminum case with secure straps and clasps

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The last BBQ Tool Set you'll ever need...
    While a little intimidating when you first take it out of the box, once you get it unwrapped and get the secure, sturdy aluminum case snapped open you'll begin to admire both the simplicity and design of the Set.

    I got mine as a wedding present, and I've already gotten a lot of quality use out of it. Most of the tools are long handled to give you good clearance from the heat, and the spatula is not only wide enough for the Big Burgers but it also has a sharpened edge to allow you to check "doneness" without having to reach for another tool.

    The fork, knife, tongs, and basting brush are also well designed for their purposes and the Four "kebob" skewers are made out of solid, polished metal so the food slides right off. The eight corn picks are a nice touch, as are the salt and pepper set (they arrive empty, so fill them with the spice/rub of your choice), and for after-grill cleanup there's a nice and solid grill brush with spare head.

    Everything fits securely in its own place either with elastic straps or with velcro attachments, so nothing clatters around when you move it from your kitchen, to your deck, to your tailgate party, to your...well, you get the idea. *grin*

    5-0 out of 5 stars BBQ Camper
    This BBQ Kit is as cool in person as it looks online. The pieces are all very good quality and everything you need is included. I like the aluminum case so we can take it camping with us. I know my friende will be green with envy when I start dishing up the ribs this summer with the great spatula.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Industrial
    The perfect gift for the Bar-B-Q guru. I bought this as a gift and have never seen such a huge smile. The pieces are a beautiful stainless and very durable. Definately a good value.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nicest grill set I've ever seen
    I bought for my bro's birthday, now I want one! Top quality, everything you need, and very sturdy, which is a plus on the grill. Warning, though, knife and serated edge on spatula are very sharp--not for kids who can't handle themselves. Main pieces are really long so you don't get burnt over the grill. Heads for the grill scrubber were $5, totally replaceable. Corn cobbers are really cute, too. Perfect gift for a bbq'r!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gourmat Chef
    As a gourmet chef i never use bbq tools until now. I couldn't believe the workmanship and high polished stainess steel used on these tools. This set has everything an outdoor gourmet could ask for! Bravo to a company finally selling a product worth talking about. But, the best part is the aluminum carrying case I use to store the tools in so they don't get lost or mishandled. ... Read more


    17. Fiskars 79366935 PowerGear Pruner
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: B00004SD72
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Fiskars
    Sales Rank: 92
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Two-year warranty
    • PowerGear design maximizes leverage for increased pruning power
    • Replaceable ultra-hardened steel blade is designed to stay sharp longer
    • 3/4-inch cutting capacity is perfect for pruning green growth
    • Reinforced nylon handles engineered for strength and lightness

    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars So far, so good
    We just bought our first house, and along with it a few trees, a lot of shrubs, and a couple dozen rosebushes, so I needed something good and easy-to-use. After sampling the options in the local hardware store, I decided these were the most comfortable, easiest to use, and seemingly best mechanism of the bunch. I've only been working with them for a month, but they're performing well so far.

    The hold-closed latch is easy and well-placed (though it is easy to pop it unlatched if you stuff the clippers in your back pocket), the grip width is adjustable with a set screw (so small hands don't have to suffer), and the blade spread is admirable for a hand-held pruner (though adjusting the grip width does take a little off the blade spread too). The spring and other critical mechanical components are well shielded, so you won't be gumming them up with debris easily. It cuts through the rose pruning like butter and even gets through thick woody dead stuff with only a little effort. The rotating handle makes a huge difference in the comfort level, especially when cutting the the thick woody stuff.

    They say buy the best you can afford, and these certainly seemed like the best option to me, and they weren't even that expensive. Certainly better to buy one pair of good pruners instead of three bad ones.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for small hands, light duty
    Having read the reviews and being a gadget freak, I decided to get these. I figured the rotating lever would reduce the blister inducing rubbing my fingers experience when doing a lot of heavy pruning. And the power advantage would be a boon to my aging and no longer as strong hands.

    Well, it does work as advertised; the finger abrasion is reduced and it requires less effort to cut a given branch with these compared to my trusty Felco pruners. BUT, two problems arose for me. First, due to the size of these pruners and the Powergear technology, the lever rotates my fingertips smack against my palm, and if I'm cutting a large branch with some serious squeezing, it does it hard enough to hurt! I do have fairly big hands, but I'm not Shaq. It is a serious annoyance for me. And second, it is not nearly as rugged as my Felco. It just isn't strong enough to cut larger woody branches that do fit between the blades and the Felco handles without strain. The cutting blade flexes and so the bypass cut doesn't happen and you have a partially cut branch with the pruners stuck in it.

    I do like their precise feel for light to medium work, where I'm not squeezing hard enough to have either of the above problems. But I'd like to see Fiskars make a larger, heavier duty version of this technology. (I know they make a Powergear mini-lopper; I'd like to see a 20% bigger and heavier duty pruner)

    Conclusion; if your hands aren't large and you don't intend to do heavy duty pruning, these are quite slick.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sharp, strong, and oh so comfortable!
    When I read the description, I still couldn't imagine how the handle could "rotate." But when it arrived in the mail it was obvious. I hadn't thought of it but, when one squeezes such a tool, one's fingers roll over the handle. And on this pruner, the rounded handle rolls with the fingers. This clever idea not only makes it more comfortable to squeeze, but the gearing incorporated into the design also makes it easier on the muscles.

    I gave the new pruner a tough initiation by trimming some low redwood branches, and even though a few were a tad larger than the rated 3/4" -the tool bit right through them all. The grip was so comfortable, it didn't even seem like work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Pruner
    This is the best Pruner that I've used. They are very easy to use and feel really comfortable in you hands.

    3-0 out of 5 stars does this for a living
    blades gum up easily after repetitive use. Need to keep spraying lubricant to keep blades from gumming up. Corona Professional bypass pruners are a bit more resistant to gumming. Otherwise, an excellent pruner. Love the teflon coated blades because it doesnt rust and is easy to clean. ... Read more


    18. Weber Style Professional-Grade Barbecue Beeper Digital Thermometer
    list price: $34.99
    our price: $29.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00018RAFO
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Weber
    Sales Rank: 5
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Thermometer beeps when it's time to remove meat from the grill
    • Extremely accurate; helps avoid overcooked food
    • Remote system allows you to monitor food while away from grill
    • Digital meat thermometer with remote system; identifies when grilled meats are perfectly done
    • Insert probe, set doneness setting, and clip remote to your pocket or waistband

    Reviews (5)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Advertised Price A Sham?
    This item is advertised on may different websites at $29.99, however when you try to buy it, Amazon suddenly jacks the price up to $34.99?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Thermometer I've Used
    I've tried several other types of thermometers to no avail. I've used both the standard meat thermomter as well as more expensive digital thermometers. This works better than anything I've tried. The remote saves trips out the bbq and I've never had any trouble reading it. A must buy for any serious bbq.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware the limitation!!!
    I returned mine. Why? Because it does not give you a reading for anything over 199 degrees. I purchased mine for use in a Weber smoker. I wanted to measure temperatures up to 220 degrees inside the smoker. This timer only registers to 199 degrees. After that it just beeps to tell you (as the directions say:) "out of range". It worked fine below that, but it was useless with any temps over that. It says the probe can register up to 480 degrees or something, so why limit the readout?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Seasonal Tool
    The remote sensor is the selling point on this one. The utility of having the alarm unit in the house is wonderful, especially for us year round cooks - no more running outside in the snow to check the meat. Luv it. Got 2 - one for the charcoal, one for the gas. Note: when you screw up and let the probe cord overheat, you can buy replacement probes from manufacturers of similar reading digital temp sensors.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed.
    Ever had a meal go up in smoke because you got pulled away from the grill? This solves the problem. Also, I grill a lot about 3 times a week and that's just in the winter. This saves a lot of those trips out to the grill to probe the food and eliminates the need to open the grill cover and lose all that heat. Just stick it in put it on the grill and forget about it.

    I really works.

    1. Just to test things out I wheeled my grill to the far edge of my property then went down to my basement. I still got a full signal about 80 linear feet away through a brick wall and two thick plaster-lathe interior walls.

    2. The monitor warns you when your food is within 5 degrees of your desired doneness so you have time to react..

    3. It really really cooked my steak medium rare.

    4 Minor annoyance: It has handy preprogrammed settings for rare, medium rare, medium etc. for beef, veal and lamb. But it assumes you want hamburger, fish and poultry well done. In case you don't want these foods cooked that well you need to find an appropriate temperature setting from one of the other foods. For example If you need to turn a turkey and want to be warned when it raches 145 degrees you'd need to set the monitor for beef and medium rare, which happens to be 145 degrees. Would have been nice if it had the option to directly set the monitor for a specific temperature.

    Still this thing is absolutely great. Just what I always wished I had. ... Read more


    19. Oregon Scientific BAR338PA ExactSet Projection Clock with Cable-Free Weather Forecaster
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $44.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005B0BM
    Catlog: Kitchen
    Manufacturer: Oregon Scientific
    Sales Rank: 18
    Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    This versatile system forecasts local weather; automatically sets andupdates the time, day, and date; keeps track of the indoor temperature; andemploys a remote, wireless sensor to record the outdoor temperature up to 100feet away. For forecasting weather within 12 to 24 hours, the6-1/4-by-4-1/4-inch monitor employs a built-in electronic barometric-pressuresensor and then displays the upcoming weather with an icon (sunny, partly sunny,cloudy, rain/snow) on its backlit LCD screen. For keeping track of time, themonitor is equipped with a radio receiver tuned to the U.S. atomic clock; thisenables the monitor to maintain split-second accuracy by automaticallyadjusting, if necessary, to the atomic clock's signals six times every 24 hours.From those signals, the monitor also displays the date, the day, and the timezone for which the user has set the clock. Also, the clock automatically adjustsfor daylight saving time and for leap year. The monitor beams the time and theoutdoor temperature onto a wall or ceiling in large, red numerals for easyreadability. If the monitor is in battery-mode (four AA batteries included),pressing the clock's snooze bar will beam the data for five seconds. If themonitor is plugged into a wall socket with an AC adapter (included), theprojection will be available either for five seconds with the snooze bar orcontinuously if a continuous-beam control is set. The projection beam comes froma device mounted next to the clock. The device pivots so the beam can beprojected onto any surface, and a dial focuses the beam for clarity. You canalso choose to have the temperature displayed in either Celsius or Fahrenheit.--Fred Brack ... Read more

    Features

    • Projection clock; displays time, weather forecast, and indoor and outdoor temperatures
    • Wireless remote sensor radios outdoor temperature from 100 feet away
    • Beams time, outdoor temperature in red light onto wall or ceiling
    • Automatically sets and updates time/day/date with U.S. Atomic Clock
    • Crescendo alarm with 8-minute snooze function awakens even soundest sleeper

    Reviews (34)

    3-0 out of 5 stars over-rated
    Although there are some cool features on this clock, it doesn't do all that it should. I'll simply list the pros and cons and you can decide for yourself.

    Pros:
    - you can instantly know the weather outside and the temperature inside.
    - the forcast prediction and graphics are remarkably accurate.
    - projection on ceiling is very cool at night - you can look straight up as you lie in bed and know the time.

    Cons:
    - even though it plugs in, the clock runs on batteries. the plug is only for the projection part.
    - the alarm wouldn't wake up the lightest sleeper - it's just a little beep like your microwave makes. it just makes them more often as you sleep through it.
    - the projection doesn't work at all if any light is on in the room and it's really only usefull on a perpendicular surface - otherwise it's stretched and half out of focus.

    So as a second clock and something neat to have, this is fine. Don't get it as your primary alarm clock if you want to make it to work on time and not get fired :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars ITS THE BEST BED SIDE CLOCK EVER !!!
    The projection is awesome! The alarm starts quiet then gets loud enough to wake anyone (except the dead or the laziest). The weather forcasting works great never wrong. Knowing the time and outdoor temp as soon you open your eye's right on the ceiling or wall is wonderful! Never needs to be set I receive the signal fine and I live in northern rural Minnesota. Buy it you will love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!
    I had this for a year now, and I NEVER had a problem with it. *Knock wood*. It does what it says, and it is very accurate, and the weather forecaster is pretty acurate too. A must buy!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Too Little....
    Love the clock but wish the buttons were a little less cumbersome - hard to manipulate with just one hand. Indoor temp. reads a little high. Perhaps the projector heats the internals. Other than that, the time and outdoor temp. on the ceiling is quite entertaining!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great idea; poor design
    I bought this clock for my technophobic mother and she loves it. The display on the ceiling is ideal for her; she is severely near-sighted in one eye and almost blind in the other. She can see the display on the ceilng in the middle of the night without any problems. In addition to the display, she appreciates being able to see the temperature, both inside and out.

    Another feature of this clock that is ideal for her is that the regular display is only lit when you want it to be lit. There are no glaring red numbers staring at you all night. When you want to see the time/temp, press the snooze button and the display lights for a few seconds.

    Now for the negatives of this great little gadget. It is very lightweight and the buttons sit smoothly at the bottom of the clock. It is difficult to tell one button from another or to even push the buttons to set the alarm, view, etc. Raised braille like nobs on the buttons would be helpful as well as making the base wider so it would be more difficult to knock it over. Also, if the clock is running off battery, you have the option of displaying the time on the ceiling only when you press the snooze button. However, if you use the A/C adapter, you're choices are continuous display or no display. The slide switch that controls this is on the side of the clock and is difficult to find by feel.

    Despite the few shortcomings of this clock, I still think it's wonderful and recommend it to anyone who is tired of squinting at glowing red dots to see what time it is; who wants to know the temperature both inside and out; and who always wants the correct time. ... Read more


    20. Toro 51598 Ultra Blower
    list price: $89.99
    our price: $67.49
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00005V7KX
    Catlog: Home Improvement
    Manufacturer: Toro
    Sales Rank: 42
    Average Customer Review: 3.45 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    With 225 mph of maximum force, the Toro Ultra Blower is a three-in-one machine--blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder--that's ready to rip through leaf-covered lawns with the power of a small hurricane. Better yet, you'll likely find it to be not only one of the most powerful lawn tools in your garage, but one of the most versatile as well. To facilitate the different uses, the blower comes with a quick-release latch for easy conversion as well as infinitely variable air control. In addition, the metal impeller mulches leaves with fearsome efficiency, reducing 16 bags of leaves down to a single bag. For those looking for a blower that'll make quick work of acres of matted-down leaves, Toro's Ultra Blower is up to the task. --Rivers Janssen ... Read more

    Features

    • Variable air control
    • 225-miles-per-hour maximum air force will clear just about any lawn
    • Metal impeller for efficient mulching
    • Reduces 16 bags of leaves to 1
    • Converts from blower to vacuum mode with no tools necessary

    Reviews (22)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but they skimped on the details.
    I've used this for 6 months now. My primary interest was for its mulching of leaves, so I can compost them. I've run out of space in my woods, and throwing them away seems like a waste. I've used the blower too.

    It works great sucking up leaves. The pieces are generally chipped to perhaps half to 1 fingernail in size. As to how much it reduces the volume, I took a mostly dry slightly overfull wheelbarrow full of leaves - and it was reduced to a little less than half-full after running it thru the machine. So that's roughly a 2:1 reduction, not 16:1, as Toro advertises. It's good enough for my needs, in terms of composting. (Mulching the leaves adds an extra 40 degrees of heat to the composting process, in a compost tumbler, 160 vs. 120 degrees.)

    The blower works well too. The variable speed makes it easier to control where leaves go. I gathered leaves from one tree into a pile in 5 minutes, and vacuumed them up in another 10 minutes, filling (stuffing) one 39 gallon 'lawn & leaf bag' (so 2 bags worth, unshredded). I've also blown dirt, weeds, rocks, gravel and other crud off my driveway (2500 sq. feet) in a matter of ~10 minutes, which would take perhaps an hour to sweep by hand.

    And I suspect, and was told in correspondence with a well-known Consumer's magazine, that the magnesium impeller should last a lot longer than other models, which are typically made of plastic. That was my primary reason for buying it. We'll see on that score. So far, its holding up.

    Where Toro missed:
    it doesn't do well with leaves that have virtually any amount of moisture to them IF they've decayed (meaning last year's). They jam up the outlet passage within 1-3 minutes (going in to the bag), as well as the crevice area around the impeller. You have to unplug it, undo the bag attachment, and access the impeller region, and fish around with your finger, digging out all the wet gunk which has been chopped in a very fine mess. Freshly fallen leaves which are wet don't cause this problem. Skimp # 1: Toro didn't bother to include some plastic gadget for digging out the stuff, so you scrape your knuckles quite a bit (I'm afraid of using a screwdriver and ruining the impeller).

    Skimp # 2: the bag, the cord, and the handles seem backward to me. But then, I'm left handed, and most of the world seems backward to me. The vac is still quite useable, backward though it is, but Toro seems to have chosen to ignore 10% of the population that is left handed, which doesn't impress me.

    Skimp #3: in that it's electric, you're chained to a cord. The owner's manual says not to go over 150' in length, and to use 14 gauge for that distance. I happen to like 12 gauge cord for long distances, and that's what I own - and the 'cord lock' (a piece of plastic on the handle) is not big enough to handle 12 gauge cord. C'mon Toro! What's it cost to make it a smidgeon bigger to handle a larger size extension cord??

    Skimp #4: in converting from blower to vac or the other way around, you have to omit certain pieces of equipment from the machine, both large and small. There's no place to store them, on the machine. So, I suspect they'll be either easy to lose or misplace. Or a pain to keep track of. It would be far nicer if the small pieces were storable, and Toro had figured out a way to make the large pieces in such a way so that they could be left on the machine at all times (e.g. the blower has a bottom cover that has to be removed so the vac has access to the impeller. Why not have a sliding door for that cover piece?)

    Skimp #5: the bag is tiny. It fills up in ~3 minutes, and that is 1/3 of a lawn and leaf bag. And your property involves how many lawn and leaf bags for you? i.e. A lot of stopping and emptying. One company's product, as I recall, has a set up where the vac empties in to a garbage can directly.

    Overall, it does what I want and need, and I'm happy. But it's not without its faults, and I expected better from a company of Toro's reputation.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Toro 51598 Ultra Blower
    I purchased this itme last year and have been very happy with it. Its so easy to use and it is very powerful. I don't even have to have the power on all the way and it gets the job done. I love that adjustable power knob. And it is true what the description says about it reducing 16 bags of leaves to 1. It has a stainless steel mulching blade. The only bad thing i have to say about it is that there is no different shaped attachments for different jobs. Other than that i recommend this blower to everyone, it is the best! It will also work with 200 feet worth of cord. I bought 2 100 feet cords, and the blower works fine.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Died in less than a year
    I purchased this blower last summer. I did not use it very much and now it has burned out. I am trying to get the warranty honored by Toro's service centers. I will see if they will honor the two year warranty, but I would not buy this blower again. Less than a year of service and it burns out, that is lousy workmanship.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Ultra Blower Rocks It!
    I can't get over how hard the Toro blows. I live in a forested villa where I often get mounds of leaves falling into my drive-way. It used to be a big problem, but with my Toro, those leaves practically jump off my driveway, screaming in terror. Also works well against my ex-wife when she asks for the child support. Ha ha! I would recommend this for anyone who hates leaves as much as I do. And no one hates leaves as much as I do. Especially in fall.

    5-0 out of 5 stars good blower
    If you don't need a gas blower this does the job very well. I use it mostly for cleaning off the driveway and patio. It can of course work the leaves too. You'll be pleased. ... Read more


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