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Cuisinart TOB100BW Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler
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3 out of 5 eggs Great oven, poor UI, scary buttons 11/27/2015

This review is from: Cuisinart TOB100BW Compact Digital Toaster Oven Broiler

Pros: The oven works very well. There are settings that vary the upper and lower heating elements separately -- i.e. low heat upper with high heat lower, and many other combinations. There are three height positions. This oven does an excellent job at many different tasks. The cooking is excellent.

Cons: The buttons! I absolutely abhor the user interface! You must have the manual to figure out how to do anything more than toast. You can't even be sure it's on without seeing the heating elements glow. They pulled cheap on the buttons, indicators and translations, of course. What a darn shame!

But worst of all, you can bump it on! The biggest and most protruding button (the wide one on the bottom) is the so-called "start/stop" button and if you bump the oven anywhere in that area,.... You guessed it: it's heating up. So every time you put grocery bags on the counter....

Other Thoughts: The oven hardware is great. The software and user interface are poor. The button size and placement are scary.

My wife rarely uses it. She likes to leave it unplugged. 'Nuff said.

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4 out of 5 eggs Backup Fail after SSD upgrade in Win 7 06/06/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM

Pros: Breathed new life into an aging ACER 5740G Windows 7 64 bit laptop. The hardware installation was flawless. The laptop interface is slower (3 Gbps SATA II), but the SSD is compatible and Magician's RAPID mode helps. Magician is a very nice tool.

This laptop should be nice and useful for a few more years, now.

Cons: Samsung Data Migration v2.7 caused a significant problem: Windows Backup did not function anymore. Regretfully, minus one egg.

1. Found the Windows Backup service disabled. WHY?!
Fix: As administrator, Start Button, search, type "services" and scroll down to "Windows Backup", right-click "properties". Change "Disabled" to "Automatic".
Result: File backup then runs normally, but "Create System Image" fails.

2. "Create System Image" fails due to a shadow copy failure on the 100mb partition being ~95% full.
Fix: Search online for "No backup possible after change to SSD" and implement the procedure written by Analogmaschine on the "Answers.Microsoft" site. A very elegant and simple solution; thank you Analogmaschine.
Result: Routine Windows Backup (with Create System Image) runs normally.

Other Thoughts: Make no mistake, there are no regrets! After cleaning up the detritus of the migration, the SSD has been running flawlessly in every way. After Samsung debugs their Data Migration tool, this will deserve a very happy five eggs.

ex ovo omnia

Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54 Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works fine and lasts a long time. Does everything it was designed to do. THE most stable and reliable router I've ever experienced.

I started putting these in friends and family homes ~8 years ago, and many are still in service. If all they need is internet access, a couple Ethernet ports and basic Wi-Fi, then why should they upgrade?

Cons: Old. This technology is very old. Look at the date of the first review. Other than firmware updates, this thing hasn't changed in 10 YEARS!!! That's 53 dog years and, what, 90 computer years? Do not expect it to have all the latest and greatest -- it doesn't.

I can't talk to the problems people are reporting now. All the models I can talk about are several years old, and steady as a rock. I've never seen one of these fail. Linksys does have some fairly recent (2013) firmware.

Other Thoughts: My shiny new 802.11ac router with all the bells and whistles just blew out it's radio. No Wi-Fi at all. RMA time.

Guess which router just went back into service? Yep, old reliable WRT54GL with rotten old 802.11g wifi is doing the job again. Cool, slow and steady. Old reliable.

ex ovo omnia


William F.'s Profile

Display Name: William F.

Date Joined: 04/05/05


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  • First Review: 11/05/07
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