Consumer Information: Weber Performer Charcoal Grill – Ultra Stomp Rocket – Syma Helicopter

23 07 2010

Weber Performer Charcoal Grill: Backyard Fun

Many outdoor chefs swear by charcoal for the smoky, old-school flavor it lends to meat–but no one likes the mess or the hassle of starting the coals, or the chemical aftertaste that lighter fluid can leave. The Weber Performer Charcoal Grill uses liquid propane to light charcoal briquets with just the touch of a button. Once the coals are white-hot, you’re ready to cook. Even cleaning up afterwards won’t get your hands dirty, thanks to Weber’s patented One-Touch cleaning system–a simple sweep of a lever pushes ashes into a removable catch pan for quick and easy disposal. The Performer’s exceptionally-durable construction includes a rust-resistant, porcelain-enameled steel bowl and lid. Heavy-duty, hinged grates made from plated steel offer easy access to the classic kettle-shaped bowl when it’s time to add briquets to the fire. A dual-purpose thermometer allows cooks to monitor the temperature inside the grill, then removes to test meat for doneness. A Tuck-Away holder holds the lid conveniently out of the way plus provides a windscreen for lighting.

Ultra Stomp Rocket: Kids Love It

Both the Ultra and the Junior Stomp Rocket kits come with a plastic rectangular "stomp pad" connected to a flexible tube. The Ultra Stomp Rocket tube connects to one of the plastic/foam rockets (4 are includeded in each kit). There is a small plastic stand that you can put together to use as a launch base. Snap the plastic tube onto the base and stomp on the pad. Air is shot through the tube and propels the foam rocket up into the air. We now have both the Ultra and the Junior Stomp Rocket kits and the only real difference I found is in the size and shape of the rocket missiles. The Ultra Stomp Rocket missiles are larger in size and shape. They have a plastic shaft with small plastic fins on the bottom and a large foam head. The junior stomp rocket missiles are smaller and made entirely of foam. Other than that, the launching equipment for both are exactly the same. Refill Rockets for both the Junior and Ultra models come in varying colors.

Syma Helicopter: Indoor Flying

Really fantastic toy for the price. I have had some of those mini RC helicopters before, and honestly for twice the price of one of those this heli is well worth the price. The Syma Helicopter steering takes a little getting used to, think of it as a hover craft rather than a car on wheels. You get the hang of it in no time, and a charge seems to last a good 10-15 minutes. Plus, and this is a huge plus, there are no batteries to replace accept in the controller. he helicopter itself charges from a wall outlet. The craft is a pretty good size, around 16" long I would guess. The lights on the craft are awesome, it has 2 on either engine in the back, and a red and green one underneath it. I have been buzzing this thing around my house ever since Christmas, it is to much fun. The only thing I would say to perspective buyers is the steering is not dead on precise but it is tons better than the cheap RC copters out there, and is very easy to use.

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