Appliance

Honeywell Portable Evaporative Cooler review

REVIEW – We just moved to the Houston area, aka “Hotstown”.  Summers here are supposed to be brutal between the heat and humidity.  So far, however, we have had unseasonably mild weather, almost like our former home in Seattle.  But, to misquote Game of Thrones, summer is coming and we will need something like the …

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Cuisinart CMW-110 microwave oven with sensor cook & inverter technology review

REVIEW – When it comes to a microwave, you might think there’s nothing very tech/gadgeteer worthy about them. But the CMW-110 microwave from Cuisinart has a couple of features that might change your mind. Let’s take a look. What is it? The CMW-110 microwave from Cuisinart looks and performs like a traditional microwave, but it …

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Cuisinart combines a toaster oven and an air fryer into one appliance

NEWS – Actually, those countertop air fryers are basically little convection ovens, because they just use moving, heated air to dry “fry” your food. They aren’t sized nor shaped to be useful for cooking many other items, though.  And granted, any convection oven could actually do the same job as a countertop air fryer, but …

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Juschef Professional Blender review

REVIEW – There’s a big market for home blenders that provide decent power without breaking the bank. Today we’re looking at the Juschef Professional Blender, which promises high-powered function at a price tag of under $100 while adding a heating feature. Let’s see what it’s got! What is it? It’s a high speed blender that …

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GE WiFi Connected Appliances will now work directly with Google Assistant

NEWS – GE has announced that the will be the first appliance manufacturer to work directly with Google Assistant. That means that instead of saying, “Hey Google, ask Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 425 degrees,” you’ll now be able to say to your GE WiFi Connected appliance, “Hey Google, preheat the oven to …

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Sodastream Fizzi One Touch review

I used to be addicted to Diet Coke. But then I became sensitive to caffeine and had to cut out all caffeinated drinks. I took this problem and turned it into my motivation to stop drinking artificially sweetened drinks. But the problem is that I really missed fizzy drinks. For a while, I made my …

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Laundry day won’t be such a chore when you can wash two loads and dry two loads at a time

NEWS – Laundry will take less time with these FlexWash and FlexDry machines from Samsung.  Both have two tubs, so they can both handle two loads at once. The Samsung FlexWash WV9600 5.5 Total cu. ft. FlexWash™ Washer is available in fingerprint-resistant black stainless steel or in white.  Both the top-loading washer and the front-loading washer …

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Hate washing dishes by hand? Here’s a dishwasher that fits in even the tiniest kitchen.

If you rent an apartment without a dishwasher or spend a lot of time traveling in an RV, the SPT Countertop Dishwasher may be exactly what you need.  The dishwasher measures 21.67″ wide x 19.67″ deep x 17.25″ tall, so it will fit on many countertops.  You connect to the kitchen faucet with the included faucet …

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Having a small kitchen no longer means you can’t have gourmet appliances

Having a tiny kitchen meant, in the past, that you couldn’t have a gourmet kitchen.  That’s no longer true with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.  They’ve offered 30″ dual-fuel ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, and counter-depth fridge/freezer units for some time now, but now they’ve introduced 24″ and smaller appliances for the tiniest of kitchens. Sub-Zero now …

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Schneider Electric Wiser Air WiFi smart thermostat review

Since moving into my house a year ago, I have been blessed with having a central air unit. From this spring on, I’d been itching to upgrade my thermostat from the original, basic model to a smart thermostat. Just before the last heat wave of the summer, I was able to test out the Wiser …

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IQAir HealthPro series promises cleaner air using 4-stage filtration

Pollen, pet dander and spores: These are the bane of the existence of anyone with asthma and allergies. But be prepared to breathe easier: The IQAir HealthPro Plus removes 99.97% of pollutants including VOCs, particulate matter and ultra-fine particles, which are the most insidious because they can be breathed into your lungs and go directly …

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Tado adds mobile app control to your remote controllable AC unit

If you own an in-window, wall hanging or portable air conditioning unit, it is probably controlled with a handheld remote. Handy, yes. But Gadgeteer worthy, no. You can change that with the tado° Smart AC Control which gives your semi-dumb AC unit IoT (Internet of Things) super powers that are IFTTT and Amazon Echo compatible. …

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The Ninja Coffee Bar can turn you into a barista

Hi, my name is Bill Henderson and I’m an addict. I confess, I am a coffee addict. Ironically, I don’t drink it for the caffeine kick. Caffeine has no effect on me. I drink it for the taste. I like coffee. Currently my household uses a Keurig style maker made by Cuisinart. It’s a basic …

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