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Patrick O'Donnell

I've lived in the Madrona neighborhood since 1999. I have 2 kids and love technology.
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Patrick Recommends


All Clad
I bought my first All Clad pans over 20 years ago, and over the years, I've added a few more to my original collection. They always feel so solid and easy to work with. The only issue I had, was a few years ago when we accidentally left a sauce pan on the heat for a few hours. The water boiled off, and eventually the pot developed a crack. We'd heard All Clad had a great warranty, so we called them, and they just sent us a new pan. I wish all of my appliances could be made this well.
It's Ridic!
I've used many hacky sacks, and they often have inconsistent surfaces, or too easily leak the sand or beads inside. I own a few hacky sacks from IT'S RIDIC, and they all started great, and have aged well. I bought the Spiral Pellet Filled 32-Panel model, and having so many panels, really gives it a much better feel than the ones with fewer panels.
Joule Sous Vide
Sous Vide Machine
I've been using the Joule sous vide for a few years and love it. With Joule, steaks always come out perfectly. They are relatively small, and have a great design. It comes with a smart phone app to control and monitor the devices, and it comes with tons of recipes tied to device settings. For many ingredients, it even has example photos for different temperature settings, so you can make sure you get just what you want.
Nest Hello Doorbell
There are so many handy use cases for a doorbell camera! - How urgently you need to get to the front door? - Has that package been delivered yet? - Who left this at my door? All that in addition to the main security feature of deterring theft, and investigating porch mysteries. There are a few doorbell cameras on the market, but this one is very nicely integrated with your Google account. That means when someone rings the doorbell, all of my Google smart speakers announce it, and the speakers with screens immediately switch to a live stream of the front door so you can see who it is and even talk to them.
I spent years frustrated with various key and combination locks before discovering the joys of a fingerprint keyed pad lock. It's annoying to carry a key while working out, and it can be hard to enter a combination in a dimly lit locker room (especially if your glasses are in the locker!). I've been using the Tapp fingerprint lock for a couple of years, and it really has been everything I'd hoped it would be. The only caution is that you do need to charge it with a USB cable every few months.




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Carolyn Gracz
7 months ago • Madrona
Looking for a good CSA that hopefully isn’t sold out already. Thanks!
Oren Etzioni
9 months ago • Seattle
Does anyone have a good experience with installation of an electric generator?
Brian Glaister
11 months ago • Greenlake
Looking for a great butcher in downtown or north seattle. My wife is pregnant and cant stand the thought of a Turkey roasting in the oven smelling ...
Jana Kleitsch
12 months ago • Seattle
I'm in the market for a new financial advisor. What would be good questions to ask when interviewing a potential advisor?
Meredith Fife
about 1 year ago • Auburn
I am looking for a reliable jeweler in the downtown Seattle area, preferably someone local.
Katie Thoresen
about 1 year ago • Snoqualmie
I am exploring the idea of getting rid of Comcast. Any advice to ensure that I can still get some of my favorite channels, including Bravo, NFL, E!...
Adam Doppelt
about 1 year ago • Magnolia
My house has an iron railing running along the front stairs. Last month the end of the railing rusted and fell off. Oops, bad homeowner award... W...
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