Tag Archives: gas

Gadget Review: Samsung WiFi Oven

We’ve heard of smartphone-controlled TVs, fridges and other kinds of appliances — and now we have the oven. The Samsung WiFi Oven. It comes in two models: NE9000 (electric) and the NX9000 (gas range).

You know what? Judging from the video alone, being able to remotely control the oven is cool but this could also mean ‘leaving’ your oven always plugged. For how could you make your oven work for you when you’re gardening or coming from the office if there’s ‘no power’ in the oven?

So, doesn’t it sound a little risky?

Being multilayered, it’s a little common. Timers, the same. Flexi-door, not so amazing. Ability to preheat remotely, that’s nice; so you won’t waste time while doing something else or when coming from afar. Then again, the risks.

Short circuits? It’s most likely been addressed, just like ‘overloading’. Other possible oven issues? This one may have even been overlooked. Better check it again. But what concerns us more are the things around the oven. Especially combustible ones and kids.

You can’t just tell ’em don’t play with fire when an inviting ‘fire’ is already in front of ’em! So??

Oil just keeps flowing…

image
Who says oil is in tight supply??

One day as I was walking in a remote town, I noticed this (the picture above).. hmm, I thought — if far flung places are still dependent on oil then alternative energy is still nowhere in sight. These areas are just starting to heat up, so..

I continued to look around.. and indeed, there’s enough economic activity that just merits a gas station.

Certainly, this is good for business though it does not really mean much to vehicle-less consumers; nonetheless, while dependence on oil continues, earth suffers in more ways than one. So, how about alternatives? Obviously, it’d be good for car owners, too.

We did hear of used cooking oil being used as aviation fuel.. or have you heard of it?? As a consumer, I did wonder of trying it myself, yes, on a car. Uh-oh.. why? Well I thought — aren’t planes more “hungry” of fuel than cars? After all, they fly. Hence, if it’s safe for planes, it must be safe for cars. Simple logic.

Anyway, I’m not really recommending such as I’m no mechanic but a consumer. There could be different requirements for different kinds of vehicles — thus, go slow when you test something; better yet, make a thorough study of everything (including other sources that could drive your pistons wild) first before trying it.

Yes, we all want to save on gas – it’s money – but consider safety first.