Summary: The answering machine no matter how I tried to record the message it was always muffeled. When people would call in it would beep and hesitate 20 seconds and most people would hang up before they ever heard the message.
Pros: all the options
Cons: answering machine isn't very clear and you have no volume control
Summary: We chose this after buying another brand of fax machine and finding that we could not successfuly have faxes automatically print out unless we were home to answer the phone. The phone company will give you a number to use for your fax machine and you can program the machine for "distinctive ring"...
Pros: We only have one phone line and this can be used successfully with one phone line
Summary: Being a tinkerer and opening several of these products over the years, there is a tendency to use less grease in moving parts. The belts always go after a while due to the decomposition of rubber in general. However, the newer ones are easier to fix as the components are modularized.
Pros: excessive use of plastic and almost always only available in black (which absorbs heat and shortens
Cons: excessive use of plastic and almost always only available in black (which absorbs heat and shortens
Summary: A good bread machine. It takes a little practice, and I found that I had to add a tsp of sugar to make the French bread taste better, plus I increased the butter to 1.5 TBSP. However, it's great to have freshly baked bread readily available.
Pros: could use more advice about how to tinker with the recipes to get perfect bread
Cons: could use more advice about how to tinker with the recipes to get perfect bread
Summary: This microwave works very well. I thought the inverter feature would help make for more even defrosting, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The sensor cook functions work so well, its almost scary.
Summary: This is a good razor. It is the first time I have ever shaved with shaving foam. Very close shave, but I have sensitive skin and cut easily. If I use Lectric Shave, the shave is not as close, but I don't cut myself.
Pros: almost too close a shave; sometimes cuts face if I use shaving foam
Cons: almost too close a shave; sometimes cuts face if I use shaving foam
Summary: This a great VCR. I use is a lot and have had no problems. I had it cleaned once because of recording problems but eventually figured out it was the brand of tape I was using. Does not record well on Sony blank tapes.
Pros: Great sound and picture. Very fast rewind and fast forward. Easy menus
Cons: Very picky about the what brand tapes you use to record onto. Records bad on Sony tapes