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Instant Pots and Pressure Multi-cookers

Ffor 10-15 years, 2006-2020 multi-cookers were electric pressure cookers with: a heating element in a round plate below the cooking vessel, stainless or non-stick metal pots, sensors, a control panel and a programmed control responding to feedback from the sensors. Midea of Guangdong Province, China patented a multi-cooker in 2006. Fagor America and its European …

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My Gravel Bike

Cannondale Topstone 105 My Cannondale Topstone 105 Alloy is a gravel bike by Cannondale, a subsidiary or brand of the Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries, manufactured in Taiwan. The frame is an aluminium alloy. This is what it looks like This Cannondale model is named for the Shimano 105 groupset which is marketed by Shimano as …

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A New Bike

Variety I shopped for a new bike last summer (2019). The literature of cycling and bicycle manufacturing is vast. The Guardian published a survey and list of printed works in 2016. Some books and resources address innovation and engineering: David Herlihy’s Bicycle: The History; Article – The History of the bicycle (2012) at https://engineeringsport.co.uk; The …

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