Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Hang curtain rods without needing any tools

NEWS – Do you wish there was an easy way to hang curtains in windows that also have mini blinds?  For example, maybe you have a metal kitchen door with a mini blind over the window.  You’d like to add a decorative curtain, but you don’t want to drill more holes in the metal.  Install …

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MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer review

REVIEW – In January, I reviewed the MEATER wireless cooking thermometer that I continue to use regularly to this day. Over the passed year, it has helped barbecue/cook perfect slabs of meats for me and my guests. I liked it so much, I have given several as gifts to friends and family members. The MEATER’s …

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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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Sense home energy monitoring device review (part 1)

REVIEW – Monitoring electrical usage is useful to reduce energy cost, to understand what electrical devices are being used in real time and historically, and to discover abnormal operation that may indicate current or anticipated problems with electrical devices.  Sense Home Energy Monitoring has the potential to achieve all of this. Read on to see what …

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The CrushGrind Wooden Mill with Ceramic Grinder adds Danish style and durability to your table-top

top NEWS – If you do any cooking at all, you probably have a pepper mill or salt grinder in your kitchen. And the grinding mechanism inside is probably made out of steel. The CrushGrind Wooden Mill uses a ceramic grinder which is longer lasting and more durable than typical steel. The benefits of a …

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Take your home’s lighting back to the future

NEWS – I have a fascination with Mid-Century architecture and design.  When we moved into our condo in the only Mid-Century high-rise in our area, we started looking for things to enhance our new home that were appropriate to its age.  One of the things we wanted was a Sputnik chandelier, but it took us …

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The Odor STEELer rids your hands of food odors without the suds

NEWS – What do fish, garlic, and onions all have in common? They all taste great and are good for you but cooking with them always leaves the chef with smelly hands. No matter how hard you scrub with soap and water the smell lingers. Odor STEELer is here to rid your hands of those …

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Black & Decker Infuser 3-In-1 Digital PowerCrush Blending System review

REVIEW – My family is one that is on a major healthy lifestyle journey, and we are always on the lookout for products that allow us to create nice variations of our specific diet. Some of the mandatory tools are a blender, a juicer, etc. When I got a chance to take a look at …

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Black & Decker PowerCrush Digital Blender with Quiet Technology review

REVIEW – These days, there is a fast moving health and fitness movement that continues to gain momentum as many people look to better their health. A part of the healthier diet is a long list of healthy shakes and other healthy foods like vegetable liquid food replacements. This is no different in my household, and I …

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Don’t settle for flat waffles!

NEWS – Breakfasts and desserts will take on a new dimension with the waffle bowls you will make with the Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker.  Use your normal Belgian waffle recipe or prepared mix with the Presto.  The interior of the waffle maker is non-stick, so you’ll be able to easily remove the cooked bowl. …

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Gourmia Hand Held Immersion Blender and Smoothie Maker review

REVIEW – Here’s a neat one for you. Today we’re testing a combination immersion blender and smoothie maker from Gourmia, designed to make your life a wee bit easier. It’s hand held. It multitasks. It has a Turbo button (heh-heh!). How does it go? Let’s blend! What is it? It’s a combination handheld blender with …

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The latest Roomba i7+ robot vacuum has a new game changing feature

I’ve been using Neato Botvac robot vacuums in my home for several years now and can’t imagine going back to manually sweeping the floors in my home. Having a robot to do my bidding on a set schedule is awesome. It means I don’t have to drag out the vacuum several times a week and …

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Gourmia GAF365 Digital Air Fryer review

REVIEW – For quite some time now, my family has been into healthy eating with healthy ingredients and healthy ways to prepare food. When we heard about the Air Fryer and its concept, we rushed out and bought a pretty large one. Unfortunately, it got accidentally damaged, so I was really happy when I received the …

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