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GEFT Stand Mixer review – low price, hopefully not low lifespan

REVIEW – I was introduced to stand mixers over 17 years ago while creating a wedding registry at Target.  The eye-watering price of the brands available back then was a shock, and many of the units on the market still cost a small fortune. However, our wedding-gift stand mixer has lasted all these years, lending …

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Simplehuman rechargeable liquid soap dispenser review

REVIEW – Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are even on one thing that can kill them – a soap dispenser. We find hands-free soap dispensers in many public restrooms, but I’ve only recently had one in my home. It’s the Simplehuman rechargeable liquid soap dispenser. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Simplehuman …

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Zip Top reusable silicone food container review

REVIEW – Part of being a good steward of our planet is reducing the number of single-use plastics that we consume in our homes.  A couple of years ago I reviewed ZWraps Beewax Food Wraps, which has reduced the amount of Saran wrap that we use.  Today I’m reviewing Zip Top reusable silicone food container, …

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Frywall won’t protect your computer but it will keep grease splatter where it belongs

NEWS – Do you love frying foods on your stovetop but hate the grease splatter that seems to get everywhere? Now, I’ve tried those mesh splatter screen thingies, and they work to a point. However, you still have to remove the screen to flip whatever you’re cooking. And stuff still gets through those tiny little …

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Bartesian premium cocktail maker review – It’s the Keurig of cocktail makers

REVIEW – When I make one I make sure that I have the right cherries on hand.  (Using those maraschino cherries is for amateurs.) I also need the perfect orange bitters, and good quality simple syrup.  The right sized glass is also critical, and if you have the ability to make one, use a classic …

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Magiccos FP 416A 14-cup digital food processor review

REVIEW – Chopping, grating, and slicing are some of the time-consuming chores that are required if you cook a lot.  Food processors have revolutionized that process by bringing mechanization into the food prep process.  Magiccos introduced their FP 416A 1000 Watt 14-cup food processer into the crowded food processor marketplace.  Let’s take a look and …

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Detergent sheets bring minimalism to your laundry room

ARTICLE – Do you ever have a problem with laundry pods not fully dissolving? Or liquid detergent leaving behind marks, stains, or discoloration on your clothes?  I did. And I thought I was the only one, figuring it was a user error on my part. But then I read in one of my online parenting …

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Cosori Smart Electric Gooseneck Kettle Review – Time for Smart Tea?

Cosori Gooseneck Kettle

REVIEW – Question: what makes a device “smart”?  Answer: it all depends on who you ask – the one selling a device or the one wanting to buy it.  The Cosori Smart Electric Gooseneck Kettle has “smart” right there in the product name.  Is it?  Read on to find out… What is it? The Cosori …

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Hauswrit Grind & Brew Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – Our kids are in college now, but one day they’ll graduate—or so we hope—and they’ll head out on their own.  They’ll get a job, get a car, and get an apartment.  As a parent, I’m always trying to look ahead and help my kids to figure out what they’ll need to kit out …

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