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    It’s Friday, time for another trip back to Dick’s Gadget Warehouse! 

    Friday, June 5th, 2009


    When you think of a company makes irons there's GE, there's Sunbeam, there's Proctor Silex. A company that makes hair dryers? There’s Conair, Revlon, etc. And a company that makes a combo, iron-hairdryer? Then I can only think of one, Goodway! They marketed the 2 in 1 Combo - Hair Dryer & Iron back in 1990. This product has been sitting in Dick's Gadget Warehouse for about 20 years. It's a good idea. It's designed for travel, so it's small, but it's also powerful. The 1,000 watt hair dryer has only one speed and one heat setting, but on a trip in a hotel room, that's better than nothing! But remember this is a 2 in 1 combo! The hair dryer locks into the base to become an iron! And it features even less control than the hair dryer. One heat setting, and an on and off switch. But both devices work pretty well. You certainly wouldn't want to iron sheets with this, but for touch-ups on a trip, it's perfect. And the hair puts out a lot of heat at a very rapid rate. It dried my 'stache is under a minute! Unfortunately, it's no longer made, but Goodway is still very much in business. Now they make a combo iron-steamer!



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    Leo's comment about stainless knives not being possible to sharpen is completely ignorant. You can sharpen stainless just as easily with the correct tools. The quickest is diamond sharpeners, but ciramiqe stones also work fine.

    I figured making a comment was just as likely to get read as an email.

    June 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersmopoim86

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