Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

PantryChic stores your dry goods and perfectly measures them when it’s time to bake

NEWS – I enjoy making my own bread so I know what ingredients are in it. But one thing I don’t like is having a bunch of half empty bags of flour, sugar, etc shoved willy nilly in the top shelf of my cabinet. First world problem? You betcha. Is there a better way? That’s …

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Grand Fusion no-leak, non-stick silicone baking mat review – all the yum, none of the yuck

REVIEW – What’s the worst part of baking messy things?  The cleanup, of course.  Silicone baking sheets can minimize the mess, but since they’re flat, the goo can still leak and bake onto your pan. Grand Fusion Housewares, a maker of all kinds of home goods, introduced a twist on the silicone baking sheet. Let’s …

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Dyson Humdinger handheld vacuum review

REVIEW – I may have too many vacuum cleaners. There’s one for the upstairs, another for downstairs, and a few handheld units around the house. I wondered if the new Dyson Humdinger would be a handheld vacuum to rule them all? What is it? The Dyson Humdinger is billed as the most powerful, lightweight handheld …

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ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE thermometer review

REVIEW – The ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE is a food thermometer and whether you’re a multi-Michelin star chef or a weekend grillmaster, food safety is paramount. I’ve been married to “Public Health” for the better part of a decade and I’m pretty sure the safe temperature for chicken was in our wedding vows ( 165 degrees Fahrenheit …

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ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 cooking thermometer review

REVIEW:  What does the ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 do that other instant-read thermometers don’t do? There is something, and it’s pretty cool. Righties and lefties (hands, and politics) should appreciate the feature. But does it do its main thing well?  What is it The ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 is a battery powered, instant-read, probe type cooking thermometer. …

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The Tetra Countertop Dishwasher is a game-changer for your kitchen

NEWS – I may be the last person on the planet who doesn’t own a dishwasher. One of the main reasons I don’t is size. Typical under-the-counter dishwashers take up a lot of space that I don’t have. I have seen countertop models, but they usually need funky water hookups to work. Recently I came …

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Whisk Wiper is the kitchen multi-tool that you didn’t know you needed until now

NEWS – A whisk is a common kitchen tool for avid bakers and cooks. This tool makes mixing liquids easy, but depending on the thickness of the liquid or batter that you’re mixing, you may end up losing some of the mix when it clings to the whisk’s metal loops. That’s where the Whisk Wiper …

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NuWave Brio 15.5QT Air Fryer Review

NuWave Brio 15.5QT

REVIEW – These things come in waves.  OK, that’s my one dad joke per review.  Seriously, though, we tend to get a lot of similar products to review simultaneously.  Sometimes they are variants of robot vacuums, and on other days it is a collection of power distribution blocks.  The flavor of the day today is the …

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ORFELD Dehumidifier and Wireless Mini Dehumidifier Combo review

REVIEW – A few months ago, I installed a Honeywell WiFi thermostat in my home. Shortly after summer started, I began to get alerts on my phone from the thermostat about the high humidity in my house. I quickly decided that I needed a dehumidifier. Before I could purchase one, I got the opportunity to …

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The Zavor Noir Cookware review – Good looking, high performing nonstick goodness

REVIEW – Stylish nonstick pans that legit hold up in the kitchen? The Zavor Noir Cookware looks like the real deal, my friends. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s go cook some stuff and see. To the review! What is it? Zavor Noir Cookware is nonstick cast aluminum cookware set that features removable handles …

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