If I didn't own an older model of the Lasko Breeze Machine, I probably would have kept this one. It did perform better than most of the other inexpensive fans I've looked at. That is the only reason I gave it 3 stars. I was disappointed when I received this one. I don't know what changed, but my old one puts this one to shame! This one is louder, flimsier and less effective. On the lowest setting, I could barely feel it sitting only 10 ft. away; on the highest setting I could feel it (at the same distance), but not strongly.
I spent quite a bit of time researching A/C before purchasing. We live in Oregon and it doesn't get too hot but there's a month or two in the summer where the heat and humidity get oppressive in the house. I wanted an inexpensive, small, window A/C to increase the comfort. I wanted something small enough that I can store it the other 10 months.
So, after much research I ordered this model. I was going to get the 6K BTU model with the electronic controls but I figured I would get something super cheap and if it didn't work I could use it as a single room cooler. Shipped free which makes this a pretty good deal. Arrived in about a week.
Installation was easy, following the instructions in the manual. I did have to install and remove the A/C about 3 times to get all the sealing right. In the box there's a lot of different thicknesses of foam and foam tape. There is no specific instructions about what to do with this, except the stuff for the top gap of the upper sash. So, I experimented with various combos to get a good seal. We have recent vinyl windows with screens but no storms so the unit basically dropped right in. However, there are some gaps around the bottom in this configuration. I stuffed these with the thickest foam that came with the unit. This did the trick but didn't look too great. Luckly I ordered extra foam tape as another reviewer recommended, and I used small pieces of that to caulk around it inside and outside, leaving the big foam inside. It actually looks pretty neat and professional. $4 well spent ;)
Anyway, the unit is installed in our main living room. We are in a 1940's box bungalow so this room is about half of the width and length of the house. The bedrooms and kitchen connect to it.
As has been mentioned, the adhesive is awful, which is a shame, because everything else about this product has made them our little silver bullets in a pretty roachy subtropical climate. They just kill more roaches faster than any other product we've tried, and we've tried many. It's kind of a bummer that we've had to either place them horizontally, or use glue/tape to make them stick to vertical surfaces, but they are so effective and their shape/size is so convenient that they are still our go-to product. Combat - for the love of God how hard could it be to improve your adhesive? If you made that simple fix you would have the best roach control product on the market hands-down.
I have been using the competitors brand of fly trap for a year now, and altho it catches flies very well, it's rather ugly and it smells.
So, I jumped at the chance to try this product. Well, it looks rather attractive, in fact you might not know it's a fly trap. And, yes, it uses an odor attractant, so it doesn't smell nice, but it's much nicer than the competitor's product (which can stink up to 10' away).
But, my other fly trap (hung at the same time) is chock full of dead bugs, whilst this has only a few.
So, if esthetics and smell are critical to you, get this. But if you just want to kill flies without any dangerous sprays or poisons, get the other (disposable) trap. Just hide it, and make sure it's not where you can smell it.
I've used a lot of different cloths in the kitchen. Some don't absorb, some collect an odor, and some don't last very long. These guys do everything right. They clean up the sink, they don't get that kitchen cloth smell, unless you use them and never wash them, and they really hold up. Throw them in the washing machine, and let them air dry. They are wonderful for shining glass and chrome, they have no lint, and so, they are my favorite kitchen cloths. They are a little stiff, but once you've wet them and used them a little, they soften up. Can't say enough about them. Guess that's apparent. Thank you Libman.
We wanted this to get rid of bean beetles. It says on the bottle that it will work for that, and it was recommended for that purpose on another website. So we ordered it, paid for shipping and the whole deal, in hopes of saving our green beans without the use of something toxic. We applied it multiple times, with no effect. I think the beetles were actually laughing at us as we sprayed it.
have used PVA mopheads for years, but could no longer find them in my local stores. In my opinion they are the best mops out there. They are more absorbent, wring out more completely and your floors dry faster. I have 5 animals all of which track in a lot of dirt. I've opted to get rid of all carpet and have all tile and laminent flooring, so a fast drying mop is a MUST. Therefore I was excited to find this product on the internet as it is absolutely the best option for cleaning my entire house.
If you have a medium sized doggie and are looking for a crate because you live in an apartment, this particular model is a good choice. Crate training is amazingly simple (just don't use it for punishment--make it a happy experience when your puppy go into his crate). We have been using this for two months, and he takes to it easily.
1. Easy to put together and fold away. Solid black e-coat steel wire, conjoined with small metal plates with welded corners facing out. It comes with a slightly smaller divider that you can hook to the insides of the crate. As our puppy got bigger, we moved the divider and eventually removed it.
2. The two doors (one on the long end is off-centered) are not removable and opens only one way so it's not omni-directional when you place it in tight spaces. You may want to check out some crates with three doors if so.
3. The bottom tray is made of black-composite plastic material, easy to wipe clean and slide out from under the short end of the door.
4. I like the double latch, but some people may find it a little more work to open and close day-to-day.
5. If you buy a crate cover, check out Cratewear Pet Dreams 3-Piece (which fits this model well, but only work with the door on the short end).
6. For this price, it's a good crate to highly consider because your goal is to have a sanctuary for your puppy (for time out and quiet-time) and to housebreak your dog and/or temperate from negative behavior (such as chewing furniture, etc.)