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10 Mar 15 Single serve coffee brewer by Touch Coffee & Beverages


While single serve coffee systems continue to gain popularity, there have always been drawbacks – weak coffee, the ability to brew only a small cup at a time, and most notably, flawed coffee capsule designs and water heating systems. Touch Coffee & Beverages is re-inventing the single serve coffee platform with the release of its ground-breaking Touch T414S brewer and re-engineered capsules. The easy-to-use system brews superior tasting, coffee shop-quality coffee in significantly less time than current machines.

According to the National Coffee Association USA, the brewing water temperature for a good cup of coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. The Touch T414S brewer can reach this ideal temperature by using its flash heating system and starts brewing in under 20 seconds after being off all night. Touch superior coffee quality is also due to the fact that the hot water has more contact with the coffee grounds, which ensures that all of the coffee flavor is extracted. Other machines take much longer to warm up and then shoot water through the coffee grounds too quickly, so you end up throwing away untapped flavor with the used capsule. Even with a slower, more deliberate brew, when factoring in the warm-up time, the Touch 414S still turns out a cup of joe in a fraction of the time.

Compared to K-Cups, which only fit up to 12.5 grams of coffee, Touch XBOLD CUPS pack up to 15 grams of coffee and Touch XLARGE CUPS provide up to 18 grams of coffee or 25 grams of hot chocolate. Touch brewers are open platform, meaning they are also fully compatible with existing Keurig K-Cups and generic cups in addition to their XBOLD CUPS and XLARGE CUPS. Conversely, each and every Touch cup works in first generation Keurig brewers.

You can now brew larger cups of coffee without sacrificing flavor. Customize your coffee experience by choosing from 5 cup sizes – 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 ounces, and 3 brew strengths – mild, medium or bold. Plus, the Touch brewer removable 90-ounce water tank has a greater capacity and is shorter in height than its counterparts, meaning you will be refilling less often, and it will be less awkward when you do. Touch Coffee & Beverages.


Tags: Beverages, brewer, coffee, serve, single, Touch

14 Apr 13 Luce multifunction single oven


Designed by Makio Hasuike, the 60cm wide and tall multifunction Fast Clean Mono Control oven comes with a simple single dial that is used to set the temperature and timer, and select from 30 cooking programs.


These 30 cooking programs divided between 16 intelligent and 14 standard ones. The former are Bread, Beef, Veal, Lamb, Pork, Chicken, Fish Fillet, Fish En Papillote, Tarts, Shortcrust Tarts, Brioche, Cake, Desserts, Paella, Pilau Rice and Yoghurt. The latter include Multi Level, Variable Grill, Fan Grilling, Proving, Pastries, Pizzas, Roast, Fish Slow Cooking at 75°C, 85°C and 110°C, Defrosting, Eco and Pasteurization.

The Luce multifunction single oven features High Definition Cooking which employ a unique range of advanced heating technologies for a perfect heat distribution. The extremely efficient oven also comes with LED door lighting, halogen internal light, Fast Clean Pyrolytic Cycles, 24-hour electronic programmable timer with time and temperature control, and triple glazed Cool Touch door. Luce by Hotpoint.

Luce built-in coffee machine
Hotpoint Luce Direct Flame hobs


Tags: Luce, multifunction, Oven, single

26 Sep 12 Starbucks Verismo single cup coffee machine


So here they are, long awaited Swiss designed Verismo single cup coffee machines from Starbucks with 19 bars of pressure. You have two models to choose from, the basic Verismo 580 shown above, available in Piano Black, Burgundy and Champagne, and the programmable Verismo 585, which comes only in Piano Black and Silver. Both machines use Verismo by Starbucks single-serve coffee, espresso and milk pods that hold the same good stuff that is served in Starbucks cafes. Currently, you can buy 9 pods – Veranda Blend, House Blend, Caffè Verona, Espresso Roast, Decaf Espresso Roast, Guatemala Antigua Espresso, Caffè Latte, Decaf Caffè and Natural Dairy Milk.



Starbucks Verismo reaches brewing temperature in remarkable 15 seconds, then brews espresso in 30 seconds and coffee in under a minute. Both models come with height-adjustable drip tray to accommodate cups, mugs, etc. Used pods are automatically dropped into integrated container, that can hold 10 in the 580 and 30 in the 585 model. Either single cup coffee machine automatically shuts itself down after 5 minutes of inactivity.


Verismo 585 offers much larger 118 oz removable water tank. The 580 version only has a 34 oz one. The other key advantages of the 585 machine over the 580 model include these convenience and functional highlights,
– custom temperature control button to suit your preference
– adjustable, programmable beverage size settings
– easy-to-read, user-friendly LED display
– internal water-filtration system
– integrated rinse cycle
– LED indicator to add water, empty pod container, descale or change the filter

The price difference is 0. You can get Verismo 580 for 0, while the Starbucks Verismo 585 sells for 0. Starbucks.



Tags: coffee, Machine, single, Starbucks, Verismo

12 Nov 11 HHO Single Cell Test

First test of single tube cell. Two concentric SS tubes with centre core of washers on a bolt for maximum surface area. I was limited by a modified PC power supply which showed that the unit draws over 10A after 10 minutes of running.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Cell, single, Test

05 Oct 11 583 6th Ave (Single Family home)

Lovely house with wood floors, custom lighting, front porch, backyard with deck and extra storage downstairs. Updated kitchen with dishwasher and garbage disposal. Home has washer and dryer hook-ups for a stackable washer and dryer.

Tags: Family, home, single

21 Sep 11 CWD: Apartment Single Stream Recycling

Recycle Rewards Community Waste Disposal — the largest privately owned waste management company in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex — was started in 1984 with two used garbage trucks, a handful of dumpsters and two employees. In the past 25 years, CWD has grown to a company with more than 200 employees and over 100 trucks and counts Lincoln Property Company, CB Richard Ellis, and Capstar Commercial among its private clients and has “exclusive” contracts to service 14 municipalities. CWD’s services include Rolloff, Front-load, Side-load and Residential/Municipal trash and recycling services. We have a wide variety of container types and sizes to meet your waste needs and can even make custom enhancements to meet any special situations you might have.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

I took these videos one Tuesday after school while all the trucks were out trying to get the rest of my area finished. In this video we have truck 123 taking care of a large set-out by some dirty residents – all this rusted, heavy and loose material was scattered all over this nature strip. Then there is another shorter video of this truck servicing a few other piles, a single clip of 046 feeding on some sofas and a metal cabinet, then finally we have a full truck 122 struggling to get one last pile squashed in. Hope you enjoy the four videos, please rate and comment. Body Make: MacDonald Johnston Model: 28m JP5 Chassis: Iveco Acco Council: Warringah Shire Contractor: United Resource Management (URM) Collection Type: Clean-Up / Bulk-Waste
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Apartment, recycling, single, STream

15 Aug 11 LG Air Conditioner Single Split Heat Cool Professional Installation

LG Air Conditioner Single Split Heat Cool Professional Installation. LG HVAC systems offer a range of solutions that are cost efficient, quiet and attractive. They provide a smart alternative to both central HVAC and window-mounted air conditioners, and are available in a variety of configurations to suit different cooling and heating situations. Split Systems – These innovative systems are “split” into indoor and outdoor units. The interior units are available in several different units. The interior units are available in several different configurations: Art Cool, standard wall-mounted, Floor Standing and ceiling cassettes. All interior units have remote controls for easy use. Installation by a qualified HVAC contractor is safe and easy – no duct work or sheet metal is needed. Single, dual and tri-zone systems, as well as cooling only and heat pump models, are available. Mini-Split High Efficient Air Conditioners Single-Zone – LG Electronics’ products have led the global air conditioner market with excellent performance and innovative design. LSxxxHSV models, a brilliant new addition to LG’s lineup, are high-performance air conditioners with a high SEER inverter and excellent design. • Plasma air purifying system • Energy Saving • Self-cleaning indoor coil • Auto changeover • Gold Fin™ Anti-Corrosion • Jet Cool • Cooling/Heating/Fan Mode • Auto sleep mode • Ultra-quiet operation • Dehumidifying mode • Auto restart • 24-Hour on/off timer • Evaporator frost control

Tags: conditioner, Cool, Heat, Installation, Professional, single, Split

11 Jul 11 Superior Pak ‘Single Pass’ Pt 1

A longer video of the paper and garbage from a bunch of townhouses. During paper week there is more to collect, so drivers send the paper to the bottom compartment and garbage to the top.

Tags: Pass, single, Superior

07 Jul 11 Wollondilly Single Pass Collection

When one of these trucks enters a street containing both garbage and recycling bins, it services every bin in a single sweep… this is a top benefit of using divided collection vehicles in rural areas. This is combined footage of two divided trucks I came across, one in the morning when I arrived and another during the mid-afternoon. The disadvantage about this system is that the packer struggles to keep the upper compartment clear due to the larger 240L recycling bins, so sometimes the driver is sitting there waiting for the packer to cycle. These Wollondilly trucks also have the sensor to detect lid colours, and you’ll see they are pretty dodgy when material is sent to the wrong compartment – the panel should flip to the left to load recycling. Even though recycling sometimes ends up in the garbage compartment, the material is recovered at an ArrowBio facility. Body Make: Superior Pak Model: 29m Single Pass Raptor Chassis: Iveco Acco Council: Wollondilly Shire Contractor: Thiess Services Collection Type: Garbage / Commingled Recycling

While my colleagues spent the summer exploring the center of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, I worked the edges, the source. In places like Indonesia, El Salvador, California and Honduras the amount of plastic leaving the land, entering the sea and potentially drifting off to far away places is staggering. Along many stretches of ocean and beach the amount of plastic in the water and on the sand is stunning. We often passed more than one plastic bag per second while cruising at approximately 10 knots (5 m/s), as seen in this video. The plastic bags are the black and white objects you see whizzing by in the video. In many parts of the world plastic is imported or manufactured with no plan whatsoever for its disposal or management, so it goes directly into the sea. This is where the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is born.

Tags: Collection, Pass, single, Wollondilly

06 Jul 11 Historic Hiking Trail Mountain Bike Ride w/ Dogs Great Single Track

This is a great loop in the Oregon Coastal Range. We connected the Historic Hiking Trail with the Story Burn to make a 12 mile loop. Great Ride.
Video Rating: 4 / 5 We have a large range of fish tanks, cabinets and hoods. We can custom make tanks and furniture to size.
Video Rating: 0 / 5

Tags: bike, Dogs, GREAT, Hiking, Historic, mountain, Ride., single, Track, Trail