The Pan Rant

Monday 2011-12-26

You may have seen recent tweets from me ranting about my frying pans. I’ve ruined a few (very expensive) pans and replaced them with dirt-cheap pans which are actually much better. I would like to share my experiences and solutions with you, so that you can buy the right (cheap) pan without having to go through the same thing. Links to all the pans are in the article below.

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Philips Wake-up Light review

Saturday 2008-01-26

Philips Wake-up LightWith the “Wake-up Light”, Philips has taken the “dawn simulator” from “alternative/hippie” to “trendy”. Cleverly marketing it as simply a pleasant way to wake up, making it available in many stores and adding “trendy” pricing, Philips has a lot of people looking into one of these. But is it worth the money?

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Philips Wake-up Light HF3461/01 Manual

Tuesday 2008-01-22

For some strange reason, Philips doesn’t provide you with a manual when you buy a Wake-up light. For those of you who want to download the full manual, you can do so by browsing through the directory at:

The filenames are a bit strange, but looking at the last three letters in the filename will generaly give you a manual containing the language you can read. (“fra” for France, “nld” for the Netherlands, etc.). The Manuals describe the models HF3451, HF3461 and HF3462.

Funny detail: After downloading the manual and opening it, it says “Read this manual carefully before using this device”.