Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Airstream Classic travel trailers are your smart home on wheels

NEWS – Earlier this month, Airstream announced that all of their new Classic travel trailers can be outfitted with Airstream Smart Control Technology.  With a smartphone app, you’ll be able to monitor and control many of the functions of your Classic trailer.  Smart Control adds the following features: Stay connected – to your Classic, to …

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Glide through window cleaning by washing both sides at once

NEWS – The Glider magnetic window cleaner allows you to clean the outside of your windows from inside your home.  Or you can actually clean both sides simultaneously by spraying cleanser on the inside of the glass while cleaning the outside.  The Glider consists of two plastic pieces with embedded magnets to attract them together …

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This handheld gadget will wash your dirty dishes for you

NEWS – It may look like a weapon or an alien medical probe, but the true purpose of this gadget is even more bizarre. This Japanese gizmo called a Kurara Wash (I think…) is designed to wash your dishes. That’s right, it’s a motorized handheld dishwasher that cleans food residue from your plates, bowls, and …

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Why press buttons when Alexa will perfectly nuke your next Hot Pocket

NEWS – Here’s just one more indication that we’re getting closer to the day when we can just ask a replicator to make us a sandwich. Case in point – GE’s new smart, scan-to-cook microwave which works with your phone or your voice to heat up your food without pressing a button. You can use your …

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The PB-JIFE peanut butter knife means no more peanut butter knuckles

NEWS – I love peanut butter, especially in my protein shakes so I usually buy the big family size jar of natural peanut butter. The problem is getting the last bit of peanut butter out of the jar without getting it all over my knuckles. The PB-JIFE peanut butter knife is here to save me, …

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Firebox has a mult-tool for your kitchen

NEWS – I’ve seen many multi-tools, but I believe this might be the first one I’ve seen specifically for the kitchen.  The Firebox Kitchen Multi-Tool packs 12 tools into a 9.5″ x 4.3″ 2.8″ form.  The tools are made from high-quality stainless steel and include: Grater Stirring spoon Carving fork Channel knife Serrated knife Paring …

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Protect your home from fire and carbon monoxide while listening to your favorite tunes

NEWS – You probably have a smoke detector in your home, right? How about a carbon monoxide (CO) detector? Do you have an Amazon Echo in your home too? That’s three individual devices that all take up space and need to be plugged in or charged. The Onelink from First Alert combines a smoke detector, …

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Pampered Chef Breakfast Sandwich Maker review

REVIEW – You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Given that, with our busy lifestyles we need a tool that can help us make quick, healthy choices for that most important meal.  The Pampered Chef Breakfast Sandwich Maker aims to do that by giving you a better, faster and …

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It’s hot! Wouldn’t a popsicle be refreshing?

NEWS – With these popsicle molds, you can make your own healthier (or not) cold treats.  These BPA-free silicone molds are shaped like a pineapple and a slice of watermelon.  You fill them with fruit juice, fruit puree, yogurt, or you can use one of the included recipes.  They stack, so they take up less …

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The Wet-It Swedish dishcloth may spell the end for paper towels

NEWS – I’m one of those people that uses paper towels for everything. I don’t even want to know how much I actually spend on paper towels in a year. The Wet-It Swedish dishcloths may be the answer to my paper towel gluttony. The Wet-It Dishcloth uses a special weave that’s super absorbent, one cloth can …

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Brava’s Smart Oven cooks your food ultra quick with pure light

The days of nuking your food in a microwave are numbered if the Smart Oven from Brava takes off. The Smart Oven is a small table top cooking appliance that uses panels of infrared lights to cook food twice as fast as a conventional oven at the press of a button and without any preheating …

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Rid your home of hot and cold rooms with help from the Keen Home Zoning System

I’ve mentioned before that my home tends to have uncomfortable rooms regardless of the season.  As I’ve said:  “Because of the location of the thermostat and the long shape of the condo, our bedrooms tend to be chilly in the winter and hot in the summer while our living and dining rooms are uncomfortably hot …

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Hate washing dishes by hand? Here’s a dishwasher that fits in even the tiniest kitchen.

If you rent an apartment without a dishwasher or spend a lot of time traveling in an RV, the SPT Countertop Dishwasher may be exactly what you need.  The dishwasher measures 21.67″ wide x 19.67″ deep x 17.25″ tall, so it will fit on many countertops.  You connect to the kitchen faucet with the included faucet …

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Having a small kitchen no longer means you can’t have gourmet appliances

Having a tiny kitchen meant, in the past, that you couldn’t have a gourmet kitchen.  That’s no longer true with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.  They’ve offered 30″ dual-fuel ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, and counter-depth fridge/freezer units for some time now, but now they’ve introduced 24″ and smaller appliances for the tiniest of kitchens. Sub-Zero now …

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