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Archive for May 4th, 2021

Good treatment of a jazz standard: After You’ve Gone

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Written by Leisureguy

4 May 2021 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Daily life, Jazz, Video

Recommended: Max Burton #6600 Digital Induction Cooktop 18XL Counter Top Burner

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I have now used the Max Burton 6600 (or is it the Max Burton 18XL?) for a while, and I love it. The 9″ induction coil provides much more even heating than the lousy 4″ induction coil in Wirecutter’s recommended burner, the Duxtop 9100MC. I had not realized the Duxtop’s induction coil was so small (Wirecutter never mentions that), but experience revealed (a) its size and (b) that it is too small.

I wish I had gotten the Max Burton 6600 (or 18XL) to begin with. Be warned.

Update: I finally figured out that the on/off switch on the Max Burton works not by pressure but by conduction. It is neither necessary nor desirable to press it firmly. Just rest your fingertip on it fo 3 seconds and that will activate the switch. /update

Written by Leisureguy

4 May 2021 at 1:07 pm

Wholly Kaw Project Leather and the Baby Smooth

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Wholly Kaw goes for fragrances that are not so assertive as some. Though the fragrance is present, it’s closer to a hint that a statement, a whisper than a shout. The lather carrying the fragrance is consistently thick, cream, and slick. With the Kent Infinity I easily loaded the brush (adding a little water once during loading), and worked up a fine lather on my prepped stubble.

The Baby Smooth is a marvelous razor and three very comfortable passes left my face as smooth as the name implies. A splashof Geo.F. Trumper Spanish Leather, and the day begins.

Written by Leisureguy

4 May 2021 at 8:52 am

Posted in Shaving

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