In an effort to unclog the never-ending backlog of reviews, we here at the Hot Zone Online have decided to “tweak” our review format a smidge.
When sitting down to write the average review, we’ve felt victimized by a combination of writer’s block
and a desire to write the so-called “perfect” review for every single product. When Linda and I actually sit down to discuss a product we’ve tried, we actually are able to sum things up in about 2-3 paragraphs. So we thought to ourselves…why not just do that for our reviews??? What the reviews may lack in wit and display of chilehead food porn will hopefully be made up in brevity and volume of reviews. Well, that’s our goal anyway…
Without further ado, we announce the beginning of our “Quick Hitters” style of reviews. Consider it an homage to baseball, as we maintain a loyalty to that long-suffering MLB franchise called the Chicago Cubs.
While we’ve resisted doing this in the past, we shall be adopting a “rating system” for our reviews so that we can label products with an overall relative strength of quality. This will range from a “single” to “Home run,” with the more bases meaning we like it more. In the rare event that a product is irretrievably bad, we will label it with a “K” meaning a STRIKEOUT. Hopefully, we will not encounter too many products
that earn the ultimate “whiff.”
Thanks to Scott Roberts for the help with the above graphics!!