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Why I ordered the TEFAL Uno M for our new deep fryer?

Waiting for new kitchen appliance - expecting our new deep fryer TEFAL Uno M FF123130

TEFAL Uno M FF123130
Tefal Uno M FF123130

It has been quite a dilemma in the last couple of months, should we buy a deep fryer or shouldn't we. And if yes, what kind of fryer, should be one of those new fancy hot air fryers that I have never used or should we take a standard fryer that uses a lot of oil and makes french fries and chicken wings super delicious. Guess what I chose... yep, chose the classics and bought a new TEFAL Uno M deep fryer.

our new fryer - TEFAL Uno M
TEFAL Uno M

About the TEFAL Uno M FF123130
It is one of the budget and quite basic fryers offered by Tefal. It doesn't have any additional oil filtration system like the Tefal Filtra One FF175D71. It is a simple fryer offered in white plastic or as an alternative you can buy it in black and metallic/INOX. I chose the white version of it since it is a bit cheaper and looks a bit more traditional.
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Tefal with cool new mini oven - Optimo 19L

My thoughts about the new TEFAL Optimo 19L convection oven

Tefal Optimo 19L mini oven
Tefal Optimo 19L mini oven

Couple of years ago it was very difficult to find a decent mini oven that wouldn't take too much space and would a good job for occasional baking. I remember my grandma bought couple of these but all of them were cheap and were only good for some warming up rather than serious cooking. 

Thankfully these days things have changed and Tefal recently released few very good convection ovens in different sizes but all very capable in the kitchen. The one that I reviewed the other day was the Optimo 19L which is the smaller version. And for those who need more space there is the Optimo 33L which should be good for roomier dishes.
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I can't sell my tablet but not sure why... Lenovo Tab 2 A8?

I am having troubles selling my Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and I am not sure why it is so hard to sell

sell Lenovo Tab 2 A8
Anyone who wants my Lenovo Tab 2 A8 tablet??

I've put my almost brand new Android tablet Lenovo TAB 2 A8-50F on the classifieds couple of weeks ago but found out there is almost zero interest in it, even after I dropped the price couple of times.

About the Lenovo Tab 2 A8
Well it is a pretty decent tablet which I got as a present couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I never used it so much and it remained almost in brand new condition. The reason behind was the fact that my smartphones got bigger and the screen size difference was close to insignificant in order to justify carrying an additional Android device with me. Even though the Tab 2 A8 has an 8-inch display I consider it a tablet from the compact segment closer to the 5+ inch smartphones rather than to the 10 and above inch tablets. Other than that the tablet has pretty decent specs, good enough for web browsing and watching YouTube on the go.
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Astra H - one of the reliable cars made by Opel

Few thoughts on the development of the Opel Astra H throughout the years

Opel Astra H


You probably heard that Opel had not only financial problems but also some reliability issues related to the vehicles they produce recently. Before selling the brand GM realized that and made one last attempt to save the company by launching models like the Insignia which was build on a worldwide platform costing way too much. Prior to that point Opel had some good and some not so good cars and today I will talk more about the Astra H which is a compact hatchback/wagon/sedan/cabrio produced from 2004-2009.

Background
Astra H was sold mostly in Europe and Asia and was a very strong competitor for the best-selling Golf Mark V. The Astra achieved great sales in Turkey and Russia mostly in its 4-door sedan version while most Europeans preferred the 3 or the 5-door hatchbacks and the estate version. Most popular were the 1.7 l diesels as well as the small 1.6 l petrol engines.

Some of you who read my blog regularly probably remember that I've spend some time to review the Astra H after owning a facelift hatchback version for more than year. For the most part I was left with good impressions (already sold it, switched to Vectra C... needed bigger car for longer journeys) except for the fact that it had an aftermarket LPG system installed, which turns out to be a huge mistake with this model. Whatever you do please don't waste money and time for an LPG on EcoTec engine, they are just not made for the cheaper fuel and you will have plenty of problems after some time driving on liquified gas.
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