Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Tineco TOASTY ONE Smart Toaster review – Is a $300 toaster better than your cheap one?

REVIEW – Who likes perfectly toasted bread slathered in butter, jam, peanut butter, etc? If someone didn’t raise their hand to that question, you’re not human and I banish you! For those who did raise their hands, welcome to the toast club where today we’re going to check out the Tineco TOASTY ONE Smart Toaster. …

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HiCOZY Ice Maker review – a convenient source for extra nugget ice

REVIEW – Most Friday nights we have company over to our house.  Sometimes it’s just a couple, but other times it’s an entire crew.  On those nights, the ice maker built into our fridge struggles to create enough ice for everyone to keep their sweet teas icy and their sodas cold.  Sure, we could swing …

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Waterdrop G3P800 reverse osmosis tankless water filter review

REVIEW – As water testing becomes more sensitive and regulations become more stringent, people look to ensure they are drinking contaminant-free water. The Waterdrop G3P800 is a water filter that uses reverse osmosis and UV to treat up to 800 gallons per day. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Toshiba TRSH01 Electric Rice Cooker review – Consistently scrumptious grains of gastronomic delight!

REVIEW – Cooking rice is an art. People eat a lot of rice. People in my house eat a lot of rice, I stink at art so it’s best to let a professional handle the job. The Toshiba TRSH01 Electric Rice Cooker is just the expert I need to rescue my family from my kitchen …

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Nutr Nut Milk Machine review – make your own plant based milks!

REVIEW – Do you buy almond, soy, coconut, oat, and other plant-based milk from the grocery store? Ever taken a look a the list of ingredients on the package? There’s probably a lot of sugar and weird ingredients like carrageenan and artificial flavors and colors. Making your own plant-based milk is a great idea until …

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X-Sense XS01-WT Wi-Fi Smoke Alarm review – Because choking on smoke is no joke!

REVIEW – The National Fire Protection Association reports that fire-related fatalities decrease by 55% when a working smoke detector is present, so it’s never a bad idea to add another one to your home. I have plenty of security cameras, but it would be ideal to know the difference between optional viewing, and “Dude! You …

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Maestri House Milk Frother review – consistently great foam for your coffee

REVIEW – I’ve dabbled with several espresso/coffee machines and a couple of options for milk frothing, including steam wants on some of our machines or standalone devices. We’ve most recently been using an aging milk frother/heater in our house the last few years, but it often burns the milk a bit and has been inconsistent …

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Aqua Optima Aurora Instant Hot and Cold Filtered Water Dispenser review – taste the goodness!

REVIEW – Every two weeks I go to Costco and buy at least 3 cases of bottled water. I try to keep that schedule to a bi-weekly cadence, but somehow before the 2 weeks are up, my kids say “Daddy!! We are out of water”. While it is great that they drink so much water, …

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FERLORD Non-stick Frying Pan review – It sticks to its purpose but nothing sticks to it

REVIEW – The FERLORD Non-stick Frying Pan is a medium-weight, well-made skillet that has a modern, no-stick coating made by a name-brand company. The silicone-coated handle is secure in the hand and can’t burn you or slip out of your grip. With nothing to charge on this device and having no moving parts, I had …

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ROIDMI EVA robot vacuum / mop review – An all-in-one floor cleaning solution

REVIEW – As a household of two adults, two young kids, a dog and a cat… it is a war of attrition to keep our home clean.  I’ve been intrigued by the idea of a robot vacuum that can also mop, but skeptical of how the mopping feature could be anything more than a gimmick.  The …

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Airthereal Leak Detector review

REVIEW – Fun fact about me:  back in the early 2000’s I had two insurance claims for over $100,000 that left me homeless for over a year.  Both resulted from water damage. One case wasn’t particularly preventable, but the other one was. The water line to the icemaker came undone, and every time my freezer thought …

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Ganiza 6 Quart Air Fryer review – convenient countertop cooking

REVIEW – We got an air fryer as a gift a couple of years ago and we didn’t even take it out of the box for several months because we didn’t think we would use it that much. When we finally did open it up to give it a shot the air fryer became our …

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Toshiba ML2 EC10SA-BS 8-1 Air Fry Microwave oven review

REVIEW – Can the Toshiba ML2 EC10SA-BS 8-1 Countertop Microwave with Air Fryer Microwave Combo, Convection, Broil, you name it, really accomplish all that it is advertised to do?  Read on for a complete breakdown of this full-featured kitchen appliance. What is it? The Toshiba ML2 EC10SA-BS 8-1 is a one cubic foot countertop oven …

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Bonbowl cooktop + bowl review – cooking for one (or two), simplified

REVIEW – Cooking for one can be a challenge.  Dirtying up a bunch of pots and pans as well as making small portions in a big microwave or stove seems like a waste.  Bonbowl wants to change that with its induction cooktop specifically designed to make single-portion meals. What is it? In short, the Bonbowl …

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