Weekly Reviews: Weber Smokey Joe Grill – Firepit Cover – Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon – Bilibo – PlasmaCar – Braun Clean And Renew

26 07 2010

Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon: Children Love It

Little Red Wagon by Radio Flyer is an adorable mini version of the traditional classic Radio Flyer full-size wagon. It has the same Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon look and durable steel construction of the full-sized Radio Flyers. This wagon is made compact for little kids and is great for indoor or outdoor play. It features seamless steel body, a working handle with Safe-T-Design solid grip and durable molded wheels. It’s great for play; dolls, plush toys, etc. Also great for décor and decorations. And…perfect for gift baskets too. ‘The body measures 12.5" x 7.75" x 2" and weighs 2.20 lbs. The product description states that this little red wagon is not intended as a ride-on toy. If you are looking for a child size ride-on wagon for your toddler, one that (s)he could sit in, pull around and play with inside or outside, then this is not the one for you – you’ll need a slightly bigger wagon. I purchased the Radio Flyer ‘My First Wagon’ (Model #7) which measures 20.5" long x 10.5" wide which is larger than this Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon and smaller than the Radio Flyer Ultimate Family Wagon that we have – each has a purpose. If you only want to purchase one wagon and are looking for a ride-on wagon then Radio Flyer has many options for wagons at various price points, sizes, and options to meet your needs.

Bilibo: Great Shape

Designed in Switzerland, this toy has won countless awards for design and play value. Its simplicity is deceptive and modeled after extensive study of children’s play patterns. Bilibo is a completely open-ended toy that stimulates a child’s imagination. It can be a helmet, sit and spin, doll cradle, train tunnel, shovel, water basin and much more! Let your imagination run wild! Nearly indestructible; suitable for indoors and outdoors. My children, ages 4.5 and 2.5 each got two of these for Christmas. They are a big hit. I’m very impressed with the Bilibo construction, which is of a thick plastic, I can flip it over and stand on top myself and it only flexes slightly on our slippery kitchen floor. They are a good size – an adult of medium build could sit in one. My kids can get in and cross their legs inside too. The shape is great – two of them fit together to form a kind of spherical shape. The two holes are inspired as they love putting them on their heads and looking through the holes. They have found a ton of uses so far! They spin the bilibo and put a marble in and watch it go around. They spin around in them themselves. They have used it as the center in their block building expeditions, as a seat and to port toys around the house.

PlasmaCar: Time to Zoom

Hop on the Plasma Car and prepare to zip, zoom & cruise! The trike that looks and acts like a race car from the future. Not the typical toy pedal car, this ride on toy has even the adults at Fat Brain Toys car crazy! We are truly wound up about this revolutionary design. An inside or outside toy designed like a trike without any pedals, gears or batteries! More fun than a scooter…and it supports up to 220 pounds! What puts the PlasmaCar in a class by itself though, is the very nature of this cool science toy. The PlasmaCar is powered by inexhaustible kid-power and harnesses the natural forces of centrifugal force and gravity. Effectively reducing forces of friction & inertia in its design! It’s a fun car so easy to operate; all it needs is a driver and a smooth, flat surface! The bike of the future! To mobilize this fun riding toy simply turn the wheel from left to right and let nature’s forces do the work! A remarkably safe riding toy for all ages, the Plasma Car has received global acclamation. Additionally, Plasma Car meets and exceeds all international product safety standards. It has received the prestigious 3 Star Award from the Canadian Toy Testing Council.

Weber Smokey Joe Grill: Built To Last

Perfect for cookouts, tailgate parties, or car camping, Weber’s Smokey Joe Gold grill is the classic traveling grill. With its 14-1/2-inch-diameter grate, the Weber Smokey Joe Grill easily cooks three steaks at a time or twice as many burgers. The porcelain-enameled bowl and lid resist rust and deliver even heat. When it’s down, the lid lock doubles as a lid holder, letting you slide the lip out of the way while you cook. And, when the feast is done, simply fasten the lid lock over the top handle, pick up, and go. As an added bonus, 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. Not only do these grills live up to their name, they live up to the Weber tradition of quality, performance and long life. The premium version of the classic Smokey Joe Grill, the Tuck-N-Carry features a lid lock that secures the top in place for carrying. The lid lock lowers to serve as a convenient lid holder and wind shield, a must for grilling in unpredictable weather. Dampers are located on top of the bowl for quick, safe pack-ups.

Firepit Cover: Element Protection

Keep your outdoor fire pit looking and working like the day you bought it. This cover is made of premium 380 Gram Polyester for a canvas like feel and is coated with a water resistant material for further protection from the elements. The Firepit Cover is hand washable and lightweight. It will fit securely and keep your outdoor products protected from the elements all through the year. We bought a firepit for our son and his family, but they needed a good cover because they intended to leave it outside. We looked in several local stores and found poor quality, expensive covers. We took a chance ordering this one for 1/4 the price of the ones we looked at in stores. This Firepit Cover is top quality – made to stand up to some long-term bad conditions. None of the materials are susceptible to staying wet or holding moisture. The cover is slightly larger than the firepit, but the cover can be fitted tight to it with a drawstring so that it forms over the firepit well and affords the best protection. This is an excellent cover at an unbeatable price!

Braun Clean And Renew:

You don’t HAVE to use the cleaning function of the Braun Clean And Renew. You can use it like any other shaver and clean it with a brush. But if you don’t mind paying ~$60/year on these Braun Clean And Renew, then the cleaning system works great. I hope eventually someone decides to make generic versions of the refills or sells the fluid only so we can refill them (like they do with inkjet printer cartridges). I would NOT take the advice of the guy who recommended using alcohol and lemon juice as a refilling liquid. Lemon has sugar (and other impurities) in it, and alcohol doesn’t have lubricating agents and may strip the lubricating that the blades need. Cleaning every other day may seem like a money-saving idea, but I have found that even if you don’t use it for weeks, the cleaning fluid still evaporates and you have to replace it almost as frequently, so I figure I might as well get the benefit of cleaning rather than let the stuff just evaporate away. I hope Amazon starts selling these things directly since buying it from J&R is not a good deal because of the shipping charges.

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