Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Now you can have a conversation with your trash can because why not?

NEWS – Because it’s high time that trash receptacles should not only hold our garbage but should also open the lid when we ask, I give you the Sensor Can by Simplehuman. The Sensor Can is a 15.3 gallon (58L) trashcan that has two different ways that it can be opened without having to touch the …

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Neato Botvac D7 software update adds zone cleaning feature

NEWS – I am a huge fan of Neato’s Botvac robot vacuums. I have two of them in my home. One for the main floor and one for the basement. They are both scheduled to automatically run 3 times a week, but now that we’re replacing the carpet on our main floor with luxury vinyl …

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Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat review

REVIEW – I’ve wanted a WiFi controllable thermostat for quite a while now, so when the opportunity to review the Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat came along I thought this might just be the answer to my temperature war with my wife. What is it? The Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat is a color touchscreen WiFi controllable …

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The Instant Pot is one of my fave products of 2018 and it’s on sale now!

NEWS – I reviewed the Instant Pot back in January and continue to use it regularly because I love how easy it is to use and how it makes my favorite foods taste so much better. The one that I reviewed was the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt but the one that is currently on …

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Edge of Belgravia Gallatine Knife Set review

REVIEW – Today, Bob is slaying vegetables with the Gallatine Knife Set from Edge of Belgravia. It’s a set of award-winning cutlery that features a stunning avant-garde design. But there’s more to the story… these blades are made for cooking, and do that job extremely well. Trust me on this: when you see these babies …

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Turbo defrost your frozen meats with this premium defrosting tray

NEWS – Tired of using drippy plastic bags and warm water or even worse a microwave to thaw out meats or fish. The THAT! Inventions defrosting tray takes the hassle out of defrosting frozen meats. No heating, batteries, or electricity required. The tray is made of highly conductive food-grade aluminum with a proprietary thermal liquid …

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Bookends made by Fender are the perfect gift for fans of Fender guitars and basses

NEWS – I’ve thought about finding the perfect guitar gift for my husband, but I know I could actually never do that.    Despite having a guitar tech guy he uses to fine tune his guitars, Butch can spend ages staring down the neck of a guitar, adjusting tuning, checking out the finish, trying out …

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Adagio Teas simplifies making a pot of tea with the VelociTEA kettle

NEWS – I thought we had our tea-making process under control here, but Adagio Teas can streamline the process even more with their new VelociTEA kettle.  You just add water to the kettle, choose the perfect temperature for brewing the variety of tea, put the leaves in the dishwasher-safe brew basket, then press the button …

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Twinkly App Controlled LED string light review

REVIEW – The holidays are approaching, which means new LED lights to consider! These Twinkly festive lights can be programmed in nearly any color and pattern using your smartphone. What is it? This Twinkly set is a 56 LED bulb string capable of displaying millions of colors. Scroll through preset patterns, or use the Android …

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2018 Gift Guide – Home gift ideas

ARTICLE – It’s that time of the year, when Christmas decorations are already up in many towns and cities, when radio stations have already switched to 24/7 Christmas music programming, and when you have to start coming up with gift ideas for the people in your life. Well, luckily for you, The Gadgeteer has some …

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Bake with better results when you weigh your ingredients with this Kitchenaid stand mixer accessory

NEWS – Have you ever heard the expression that cooking is an art, but baking is a science?  It simply means that you can still get good results when cooking even with slight variations in ingredients.  Baking, however, gives the best results when you have precise amounts of the ingredients.  Accurate amounts are so important …

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Moodoo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser review

REVIEW – The Moodoo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser is a enables you to customize scents to your style and preference What is it? It’s a smart home aroma diffuser that enables you to customize your scentscapes to match your mood. And yes, “scentscapes” are a thing. Hardware specs Connects through 2.4 Ghz WiFi networks IOS …

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Mighty, mini, manual food chopper/spinner saves room in your kitchen

NEWS – Need some help chopping and mixing when cooking, but you don’t have a lot of space in your kitchen for a food processor and a salad spinner?  The Speedwing Manual Food Chopper can chop, mix, and spin its way through food prep while using less than 6 inches of counter space. The chopper …

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Instant Pot offers two products for sous vide cooking

NEWS – Back in the summer, we told you about a Wolf multi-function cooker that had sous vide cooking as one of its functions.  One reader asked why her Instant Pot couldn’t do sous vide.  It’s because Instant Pots are pressure cookers and are designed to cook under steam at high temperatures and pressures instead …

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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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