Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Giving new meaning to home delivery – Amazon can now deliver a pre-constructed 20- or 40-ft tiny home to you

Usually, when you hear about tiny homes, you hear the story of how the owner has crafted their home themselves.  If you aren’t handy, there are some options for buying a pre-made tiny home, if you’re lucky enough to find a manufacturer you can work with.  Now any of us could have a tiny home …

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This little iron keeps your collars looking perfect

I don’t like ironing, so I try to quickly hang up shirts as soon as the dryer buzzes so they don’t need ironing.  Sometimes, though, the shirt will look fine, but the collar just won’t lay flat, and it needs ironing anyway.  With the Compact Touch-Up and Portable Iron, you won’t have to get out …

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Forget Murphy beds – check out these Murphy doors!

Murphy doors aren’t quite the same as a Murphy bed; they utilize a door to add shelving, but the storage isn’t necessarily hidden away.  There are several varieties of Murphy doors.  Some look like a built-in bookcase, some look like free-standing bookshelves.  Some have the storage visible in the room; others have the storage on …

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Now you can put a SnapPower GuideLight anywhere

SnapPower GuideLights are easy to install outlet wallplates that add an automatic LED night light that turns on when it gets dark and turns off during the day. I reviewed the SnapPower GuideLight back in 2014 and continue to use them in several rooms of my home. Well, every room except in the bathroom and …

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Nellie’s WOW mop will help you power through cleaning

This cleaning tool isn’t a robot, but the WOW mop from Nellie’s is a rechargeable, powered mop.  A powerful motor oscillates two pad holders on the bottom of the mop up to a thousand times a minute to make short work of dry or wet mopping your floors.  It’s safe for hardwood, tile, and ceramic …

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Major Tom, take your protein pills and put your kettle on*

Any tea you make with this infuser will be out of this world!  The Space Capsule Tea Infuser holds loose-leaf tea in the capsule, and the astronaut tethered up for some extravehicular activity fits over the edge of your cup to act as the counterweight for brewing.  This is a ThinkGeek design and available exclusively …

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This murphy bed folds down into a console instead of requiring a full wall cabinet

A few years ago, The Gadgeteer had a story about a build-it-yourself murphy bed that was a popular read.  If you aren’t the handy type but still need the convenience of a hide-away bed, you need to check out the Bristol Queen Storage Murphy Bed with Mattress from Wayfair.  The Bristol is a piece of furniture …

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and in the morning… we’re making WAFFLES!

Make Monday mornings magnificent with Dash’s new mini waffle maker! This hot new appliance produces perfect little 4 inch waffles in seconds; an exact single serving size. It’s got a non-stick surface and it’s also cute and compact, so it won’t take up much room in your kitchen. Don’t worry about overcooking your waffle due …

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One measuring spoon to rule them all

If your cooking skills are better than nuking a Lean Cuisine microwave meatloaf in the microwave, then you might want to check out this adjustable measuring spoon that will let you ditch that ring-o-spoons that you can never seem to find in your kitchen drawers. This one-piece spoon will let you measure precise portions of …

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CouchCoaster solves the problem of where to put your drink

No matter how carefully your furniture is arranged, sometimes you find yourself without a convenient, secure place to put your drink while you read or watch TV.  With the CouchCoaster, you can have a steady, easily reachable place to hold a bottle, cup, or can right on the arm of your sofa or chair – …

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Evapolar evaSMART EV-3000 Personal Air Cooler review

Evapolar makes small evaporative air coolers designed to cool your personal space, be it in your office, bedroom, or a nursery.  The evaSMART EV-3000 adds WiFi connectivity so you can control the functions through a mobile app or through home automation interfaces. What is it? The Evapolar devices use evaporative cooling to drop the temperature in …

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Your drinks will be shaken, not stirred, with the Mixology cocktail shaker

If you like to mix up your own drinks in your home bar, you know you need various tools, including a cocktail shaker.  Unless you have an incredible memory, you’ll also need a recipe book, or you’ll find yourself asking Siri or Google how to make drinks.  With the Mixology Cocktail Shaker, you’ll have recipes …

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Safely extinguish kitchen fires with a Kovenex blanket

Do you keep a fire extinguisher in your kitchen like safety experts recommend – and sometimes homeowner’s insurance policies require?  If you have one, do you know how to use it?  Or even how old it is?  If you have a kitchen grease fire and don’t aim the spray from the extinguisher correctly, you can …

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Kuna announces new Maximus floodlight camera

Kuna has recently announced a follow-on to their Smart Security Light (that I reviewed a few years ago), the Maximus Floodlight Camera. The new Maximus Floodlight Camera can detect motion in a 270-degree arch within a 70-foot range. It has 2400-lumen floodlights (5000K color temp) and a 1080p HD security camera (H264) built into its …

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