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  • Basic Industries

    Pacific Precision Metals THE CRUSHER Aluminum Can Compactor

    Kitchen (Basic Industries)

    Rating (613 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Basic Industries

    CRUSHING SUCCESS

    I would rate this aluminum can crusher 4 out of 5 stars out of the box and only following the supplied instructions. BUT here is how to make it a 5 out of 5 product and arguably the best crusher for functionality, value, and price.What I did right from the start:1. Use bolts. washers, and nuts to secure it to a solid surface. I drilled neat and appropriate holes in the side of my cupboard and fastened the crusher over my sink. Using the supplied screws will likely result in them pulling loose from the surface. A great deal of pressure and force (although easy to pull) is used to crush the can to abt 1". With bolts and nuts the Crusher stays secure and shouldn't rip away from the wall. Also, the small amount of liquid from the cans drips right into the sink.2. Alter the bottom lip of the Crusher so cans will not shoot out the front side while crushing them. They can become quite the missle as they shoot across the room. This alteration is... 5/5 David L. Grundvig "frontiercybrarian" (Magna, Utah United States) - See all my reviews, May 13, 2007

    Good but has flaw

    0 3/5 Thomas D. Jones "loves music" (Leander, TX United States) - See all my reviews, June 11, 2008

    close to perfect

    0 5/5 KentR "Kentrda" (Denver, CO United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) I've had one of these crushers for nearly 8 years now, and it has crushed thousands of cans, yet it is as good as new. It also crushes the cans completely flat (which most others don't do) which saves a lot of space when storing and collecting crushed cans. It's definately worth the price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 24, 2006
    List Price: $24.99
    Make the recycling process more efficient with The Aluminum Can Crusher
    Easy to hang on the wall and measures approximately 16 inches long
    Sturdy all-steel construction is durable, with an easy-to-grab handle that makes it easy to operate
    Instantly crushes all 12- and 16-ounce cans to about 1 inch, so space is saved when storing and transporting them
    Simply hold the crusher's handle and pull it down to crush a can


  • DC Mach - Radial

    Aluminum Can Crusher 10 Cans 10 Seconds!

    Kitchen (DC Mach - Radial)

    Rating (47 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    DC Mach - Radial

    It works, but is it worth the cost?

    0 3/5 Buzz006 "buzz006" (Ostrander, OH United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Aluminum Can Crusher 10 Cans 10 Seconds! (Kitchen) It was easy to setup and it crushes well. I also like the space on the bottom where it falls out when it is crushed and I put a box under it to catch it. There are other can crushers out there which can crush one at a time which I have used before. This is more quick and more acurate in crushing it down and not popping out and easy to drop into a box. My only problem is that when you order it, the prices is right, just the shipping can increase the cost 50% or more depending on the place you are ordering from. If you can get a shipping cost of $5.00 or less, then I think it is a good deal. I just did not like ths shipping costs being so much. If it was at a local store, I would buy it without thinking twice because the tax would be much less than shipping. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 8, 2007

    Solid performance / easy to use

    We purchased this crusher to aid our recycling efforts and then decided to let our two young (7 & 4 y/o) children keep the proceeds for spending money. Under close supervision, they operate this crusher. I installed it just a bit lower than the instructions indicate so the children could reach it better, but changed nothing else. They can successfully operate it, and in fact enjoy doing so.The crushing ram works very well, and the unit feels solid for the purpose. If the feeder is not kept at least half full of cans the lowest one or two tend to stand on end when the ram is retracted to allow the next can to drop into place, which is a bit of a nuisance. Otherwise we have encountered no problems. Buckling the sides of the cans a little before trying to crush them does make crushing easier, as the directions suggest.The picture and mounting descriptions given failed to adequately describe enough about the product to really understand before I held it in my own... 4/5 J. Pantzer "design engineer" (Longview, TX USA) - See all my reviews, February 22, 2007

    Fast, efficient, high value can crusher

    I researched metal and composite plastic can crushers and wanted something that was more efficient than stomping cans with my feet. The single can crushers that crush cans vertically are usually cheaper or higher quality, but I decided I wanted something with an auto-feed type shute. The Dial Industries M92 Can Ram aluminum can crusher satisfies all of my needs.Pros:- Fast, efficient, shute-fed operation- Large lever arm makes for easy crushing- Cans drop at the bottom into a bucket or bag of your choice- Easy to mount and assemble- Strong, solid feel- Cans crush to a very small profile- Will crush a 16oz can if done singularlyCons:- Crushing mechanism starts off crushing at an angle- Can can pop up if there aren't enough cans in the shuteIf the can crusher worked 100% of the time, I would give it 5 stars, but the speed you get from being able to crush multiple cans is worth the occasional... 4/5 B. Berryhill (USA) - See all my reviews, January 8, 2008
    List Price: $29.99
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    Crushes 10 in a Row without Stopping!
    Fastest Aluminum Can Crusher for the Money
    Holds 10 Aluminum Cans at a time!
    High Tech Super Tough Nylon
    Easy set up! Fun to use!


  • BIL

    Heavy Duty STEEL Contruction Single Aluminum Can Crusher "C"

    Kitchen (BIL)

    Rating (27 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    BIL

    Good item, but a Duplicate listing, beware

    0 5/5 Nightshifter (Southeast Kansas) - See all my reviews This review is from: Heavy Duty STEEL Contruction Single Aluminum Can Crusher "C" This is a duplicate listing for Basic Industries International 77701 Crusher Model Aluminum Can Crusher with a super high shipping fee. I found this while searching for another BIN crusher to use in my shop. The crusher is very sturdy and worth the few extra dollars, rather than wasting money on a crusher that breaks after a few cnas. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 5, 2009

    meets and exceeds expectations

    0 5/5 Lindsay Katalik "SpEd Guy" (USA BAMA) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2008

    Buy the Easy Pull, it's much better.

    0 2/5 Abe Froman (Northwest Ohio) - See all my reviews This review is from: Heavy Duty STEEL Contruction Single Aluminum Can Crusher "C" I bought "The Crusher" and the "Easy Pull" and the Easy Pull out performs The Crusher easily. I thought I would buy The Crusher and mount it outside, since it is steel and we have cold sometimes sub zero winters here (I was worried the Easy Pull may crack outside). I am constantly having problems with The Crusher spitting the can back out at me and not crushing the can uniformly. The Crusher also does not have an automatic eject feature which the Easy Pull does. I still don't know how the Easy Pull would do in very cold temperatures (I have it mounted in the garage, and the coldest it has been in there is lower 30's) but if you are going to use it in above freezing temps I would definitely choose The Easy Pull. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 31, 2009
    Heavy Duty Solid Steel Construction
    Paint Hardened Powder Coated for Long Life
    Long Handle for Easy Operation
    Only 4" Wide , Mounts Anywhere!
    Padded Grip for Comfort


  • Norpro

    Norpro Stainless-Steel Citrus Juice Press

    Kitchen (Norpro)

    Rating (517 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Norpro

    Big and Strong Enough

    I had bought one of the cast aluminum citrus press a week before and broke it after one day. As I use it mostly for limes and lemons I didn't want a stand type press because it took up too much kitchen counter real estate. So I did a search on the net and came across this one.First it's stainless steel and built tough,very heavy duty. second it's got a 3" bowl, large enough for the large limes and lemons, but I'm afraid that it's too small for most oranges sold in supermarkets.I feel that the design could be improved with another roll of holes in the bottom of the press, but other than that it's the best I've come across. Since I've received it, I've had a chance to look in several specialty cooking stores and haven't found one comparable.**** Update, it's now 8/15/07. I use the press almost every day (my favorite drink is 2 packets of splenda, one fresh lime and a quart of carbonated water over ice). The press is in the same shape it when I... 5/5 Gary C. Johansen "Old Computer Geek" (California) - See all my reviews, August 26, 2005

    Works great

    I bought one of the less expensive green aluminum juicers and it broke in the middle of the first lime. This is solidly built and I expect it to last for a very long time. Also, it's longer handle means it's easier to use.UPDATE: It's been about 4.5 years since I bought this and it still works (and looks) like new. We go through about a dozen lemons and limes each week which comes out to over 5,000 uses without any problems. For me, in hindsight, spending a little extra for the Norpro was a good choice.UPDATE: (3/2013) Had this for seven years now. We still use a lot of citrus, especially since there is one more of us, and the Norpro still doesn't show any signs of wear. I'm even embarrassed to admit it goes through the dishwasher four or five times a week.BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews can take the place of first-hand experiences that are lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other... 5/5 Bob Tobias "Robert Tobias" (Arlington, VA USA) - See all my reviews, March 23, 2006

    a handy tip for squeezing

    0 5/5 Ilya Tsymbal "Sir Ilya T" (Somerville, MA USA) - See all my reviews, August 17, 2006
    List Price: $39.99
    Extra-long handles for extra leverage
    Dishwasher-safe
    Extracts every last drop of juice from lemons, limes, and oranges
    Made from beautifully-finished, 18/10 stainless steel; professional weight


  • Sportsman

    Sportsman ICM6 6-Quart Old Fashion Ice Cream Maker

    Kitchen (Sportsman)

    Rating (10 reviews):
    (2.4/5)
    Sportsman

    poorly made

    0 1/5 L. Merker "wolfhugger" (Ky) - See all my reviews, July 1, 2009

    cheap and shoddy

    0 1/5 Sarah Ruth (Eugene OR) - See all my reviews This review is from: Sportsman ICM6 6-Quart Old Fashion Ice Cream Maker (Kitchen) What they don't tell you in the write up is that this piece of equipment is cheap parts, shoddy workmanship and imported from China. Cost me $30 to return the piece of junk. Save your money and buy something worth keeping. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 20, 2009

    Homemade Crap Maker

    0 1/5 B. Yearwood - See all my reviews, June 3, 2010
    List Price: $129.99
    Includes aluminum can with clear plastic lid, sealed pine tub, ice crusher, and mixing paddle
    Tested and perfected recipes included in the product manual
    Makes soft ice cream in about 30 minutes
    Makes up to 6 quarts of rich and creamy ice cream and sherbet
    Combo design offers two ways to make ice cream - easily switch between hand crank and electric motor in seconds


  • JLAB

    The Crasher by JLab Loud Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 18 Hour Battery - Miami Purple / Mint

    Network Media Player (JLAB)

    Rating (144 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    JLAB

    Decent sound with a few issues

    Here's a real review from someone who actually bought/owns the product. (I purchased this from the Groupon deal as well). The unit itself feels and looks well built, solid metal, attractive color that matches my black iPhone 5. Upon receipt I tried to fully charge the device, but more than 24 hours later, the red led charging indicator light, failed to turn green to indicate the unit was fully charged. Issue #1. I let it charge for an additional 12 hours, but the indicator light is clearly not working.Connecting it to my iPhone and iPad via Bluetooth were both simple & easy tasks, just make sure you turn off bluetooth on one device before connecting from the other. Now onto the most important factor - sound. I expected better sound quality from this device, it outputs at a solid volume, however the highs are a bit washed out and there is pretty much no bass to be heard, but lack of bass was expected for this type of device. My biggest issue (#2) is that when playing... 3/5 T. Lee (Arlington, Virginia) - See all my reviews, December 17, 2012

    Great sound but some Bluetooth issues

    Pros: I bought the Crasher during the JLAB Groupon BF deal. The speaker looks, feels and sounds pretty awesome. I have not compared it to a Jambox though. For it's size, the speakers audio design is extremely well done, the sound is very well balanced and strong across the hole frequency range. Holding it in hand while it's putting out bass is quite impressive. Of course, there are physical limitation to speakers of this size, nevertheless, very well done.Cons: When sending audio from a Macbook Pro to the speaker, there were audible crackling sound artefacts, which may be due to some kind of Bluetooth stack incompatibility. It's unclear if this can be resolved with a software/firmware update on either device.EDIT: Cons: Did a quick test with the Crasher as a speakerphone (with Skype, calling the test contact 'echo123'), and had to realize that it's not very good at that. The main problem is the microphone. It doesn't seem to be very sensitive, and only picked... 4/5 Privateer (Bay Area, CA, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Crasher by JLab Loud Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 18 Hour Battery -Midnight Black / Gunmetal (Electronics) Pros: I bought the Crasher during the JLAB Groupon BF deal. The speaker looks, feels and sounds pretty awesome. I have not compared it to a Jambox though. For it's size, the speakers audio design is extremely well done, the sound is very well balanced and strong across the hole frequency range. Holding it in hand while it's putting out bass is quite impressive. Of course, there are physical limitation to speakers of this size, nevertheless, very well done.Cons: When sending audio from a Macbook Pro to the speaker, there were audible crackling sound artefacts, which may be due to some kind of Bluetooth stack incompatibility. It's unclear if this can be resolved with a software/firmware update on either device.EDIT: Cons: Did a quick test with the Crasher as a speakerphone (with Skype, calling the test contact 'echo123'), and had to realize that it's not very good at that. The main problem is the microphone. It doesn't seem to be very sensitive, and only picked... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 10, 2012

    All in all, good, NOT great

    I ordered a couple of these units back in November (Black Friday) for me and as a gift, from the Groupon deal of $59 each. Been using the Crasher for over 3 months now.I'll start with the positives here:+ Clean and clear across the board. I listened from Mozart to Metallica and everything else to check out the sounds. The highs, mids, and lows are crisp and distinguishable.+ The Air Aluminum is very nice to look at. It's a silvery shade. The unit itself has a nice feel and shape to it. It was smaller than I expected. The size can be both good and bad.+ The charge does hold up for a long time! I haven't timed it yet, but I've listened to it for several days, maybe using it 3 hours per day. It is always on maximum volume. I use an iPhone and a MacBook pro, in case that helps.+ The charging capabilities for the phone, and the included cables and adapters are really useful.Now for the negatives:- The volume! At a maximum... 4/5 Trish B. (West L.A., CA) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Crasher by JLab Loud Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with 18 Hour Battery - Air Aluminum / White (Electronics) I ordered a couple of these units back in November (Black Friday) for me and as a gift, from the Groupon deal of $59 each. Been using the Crasher for over 3 months now.I'll start with the positives here:+ Clean and clear across the board. I listened from Mozart to Metallica and everything else to check out the sounds. The highs, mids, and lows are crisp and distinguishable.+ The Air Aluminum is very nice to look at. It's a silvery shade. The unit itself has a nice feel and shape to it. It was smaller than I expected. The size can be both good and bad.+ The charge does hold up for a long time! I haven't timed it yet, but I've listened to it for several days, maybe using it 3 hours per day. It is always on maximum volume. I use an iPhone and a MacBook pro, in case that helps.+ The charging capabilities for the phone, and the included cables and adapters are really useful.Now for the negatives:- The volume! At a maximum... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 7, 2013
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    Speaker Phone with Mic
    90dB Volume Max
    2 Drivers & Rear Passive Subwoofer
    Full Size USB Port, Aux Connection
    Bluetooth 2.1, 30-Feet Range, 1500mAh Battery, 18 hours (Medium Volume)


  • VESTIL

    VESTIL Manual Trash Compactors

    BISS (VESTIL)

    MANUAL TRASH COMP-55 GAL DRUMS
    Manual ram lever.
    of crushing force to compress paper, filters, aluminum cans, and absorbents.
    VESTIL Manual Trash Compactors provide 4000 lbs.


  • Victorio Kitchen Products

    Victorio VKP1012 Hand Operated Grain Mill

    Kitchen (Victorio Kitchen Products)

    Rating (184 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Victorio Kitchen Products

    Easy and Useful

    0 4/5 ErinAllison (Illinois) - See all my reviews This review is from: Victorio VKP1012 Hand Operated Grain Mill (Kitchen) I bought this product so that I could grind small amounts of flour from less common whole grains for breadmaking and emergency preparedness purposes.The grinder is very simple to put together and fairly easy to use. Be aware that you may have to tighten the clamp occasionally as you use the grinder, but it is not difficult to do. I wouldn't attempt to grind large amounts of flour at a time unless you want your arms to hurt, but it is perfect for grinding a few cups at a time for a recipe- and kids love to help out!Also, while the coarseness of the flour can be varied, but it will not produce a superfine (cake) flour. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 8, 2009

    Good, simple, sturdy grinder

    Pros:- Solid build - 3/16" aluminum, single piece body - nothing to break.- One moving part (grinding head), seems pretty strong- Easy to clean, seems rust-proof- Does not damage counter-tops (it's clamp-mount), due to a rubber pad and good pressure distribution.- Grinds predictably, not super-dust-like fine, but fine enough.- Can grind many things (nuts, seeds, etc) as longs as they are fairly small (see Cons)- looks nice- Thin enough to be stored in a kitchen drawer, fully assembledCons:- Manual (Requires effort) - but that's understood.- Very slow with flax seeds (must be set to very coarse - back nut off a lot), but does the job.- Large grains or nuts (eg almonds) need to be chopped first - they simply don't fit through the teeth.- Not easily suited for use with a handheld drill (Yes I thought about making it electric for bigger jobs). Can probably be done but you'll need to clamp the square... 5/5 Alexander Komarov (NJ USA) - See all my reviews, November 26, 2010

    Excellent manual grinder

    0 5/5 ckmiller - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Victorio VKP1012 Hand Operated Grain Mill (Kitchen) I don't know about the other reviewers. I can get a cup of flour in a much shorter time that 10-15 minutes. ?? That being said it is a MANUAL grinder. I use my electric when I want a lot of flour. I basically got this one to crack grain for cereal, but then we found out my daughter has non-celiac gluten intolerance. This is great because I was able to take this apart and wash with soap and water and dry really well, so we are able to grind rice and other grains without it becoming contaminated with the wheat. I use my electric grinder to grind up my wheat and now this one for other flours. It is manual, so it is hard work if you are grinding up large amounts of anything. For that I recommend an electric model. But for small amounts or for a preparedness tool, this is a great grinder.One last note: Although my flour from my electric grinder is a finer flour than I can get out of this grinder, this grinder still grinds flour fine enough for bread. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 18, 2010
    List Price: $89.94
    Precision stainless steel milling cone is durable and makes fine bread-quality flour
    Compact design makes it easy to store
    Designed to grind wheat, rice, barley and other small, hard, dry grains
    Great emergency preparedness item
    2-year warranty


  • VESTIL

    VESTIL Manual Trash Compactors

    BISS (VESTIL)

    VESTIL Manual Trash Compactors provide 4000 lbs.
    Manual ram lever.
    MANUAL TRASH COMP-30 GAL DRUMS
    of crushing force to compress paper, filters, aluminum cans, and absorbents.


  • Breville

    Breville BBL600XL ikon Hemisphere LCD 750-Watt Blender

    Kitchen (Breville)

    Rating (260 reviews):
    (2.9/5)
    Breville

    Breville BBL600XL

    I initially had a great experience with the Breville BBL600XL blender. It did everything that I wanted, and did it very well. Smoothies, frappes, fruits, veggies, all that I wanted it to do. I didn't have any problems with the frequently discussed leaking large seal.But the problem with my unit, and after much internet research, I believe others are having the same problem as well, but just haven't disassembled and diagnosed the problem. I have done exactly that, and here is what I have found.There is a small black seal under the blades, not the large seal which seals the cutter assembly to the glass jar. Here is what I believe is occurring: The liquid from the ingredients, which are blended, eventually leak under this black seal (which is underneath the 3 blades inside the jar), and into a bearing which is part of the blade assembly. This bearing should be a high quality food quality sealed bearing, but this particular bearing is not either, a)high quality,... 1/5 R.B. Jones - See all my reviews This review is from: Breville BBL600XL ikon Hemisphere LCD 750-Watt Blender (Kitchen) I initially had a great experience with the Breville BBL600XL blender. It did everything that I wanted, and did it very well. Smoothies, frappes, fruits, veggies, all that I wanted it to do. I didn't have any problems with the frequently discussed leaking large seal.But the problem with my unit, and after much internet research, I believe others are having the same problem as well, but just haven't disassembled and diagnosed the problem. I have done exactly that, and here is what I have found.There is a small black seal under the blades, not the large seal which seals the cutter assembly to the glass jar. Here is what I believe is occurring: The liquid from the ingredients, which are blended, eventually leak under this black seal (which is underneath the 3 blades inside the jar), and into a bearing which is part of the blade assembly. This bearing should be a high quality food quality sealed bearing, but this particular bearing is not either, a)high quality,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 4, 2010

    The Best Blender We Have Ever Owned

    After owning two inferior blenders, I wanted one for our family that was powerful, sturdy, relatively quiet, easy to clean and good-looking. This blender is simply the best blender we have ever owned.First, it is very powerful. You should have no problem using it for everything blenders are usually used for, including crushing ice, which it does amazingly well. It has a separate smoothie button that is fantastic: it varies the speed during the blending process and helps you create perfect smoothies, with no effort on your part. The blender shuts off automatically after using the smoothie or other preset functions, and has a digital display that counts down and tells you how long it will take to finish blending.Perhaps most importantly, the curved blades and concave container are designed in such a way as to reduce or eliminate the amount of food that gets stuck in the bottom of the blender. In fact, after using it a few times, I was pleasantly surprised to find... 5/5 Robert Paterson "Robert Paterson" (New York, NY, USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Breville BBL600XL ikon Hemisphere LCD 750-Watt Blender (Kitchen) After owning two inferior blenders, I wanted one for our family that was powerful, sturdy, relatively quiet, easy to clean and good-looking. This blender is simply the best blender we have ever owned.First, it is very powerful. You should have no problem using it for everything blenders are usually used for, including crushing ice, which it does amazingly well. It has a separate smoothie button that is fantastic: it varies the speed during the blending process and helps you create perfect smoothies, with no effort on your part. The blender shuts off automatically after using the smoothie or other preset functions, and has a digital display that counts down and tells you how long it will take to finish blending.Perhaps most importantly, the curved blades and concave container are designed in such a way as to reduce or eliminate the amount of food that gets stuck in the bottom of the blender. In fact, after using it a few times, I was pleasantly surprised to find... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 1, 2008

    Veritable Revolution in Blending

    0 5/5 R. Williams "code slubber" (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews, October 12, 2007
    List Price: $249.99
    Price: $229.00
    You Save: $20.99 (8%)
    51-ounce glass jar resists scratching, chipping, and fogginess
    5-speed blender with pulse and presets for ice crushing and smoothies
    Measures 6-1/2 by 8 by 15-1/2 inches
    750-watt motor; die-cast aluminum base; dishwasher-safe parts
    Easy-to-read measurement markings; backlit digital timer