Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

The Burger Master is here to make your summer BBQ easier

We’ve all been there before. You’re having a BBQ for friends or family which usually means making lots and lots of burgers. Making all of those patties takes time and can be pretty messy. The Burger Master by Shape + Store can help you with that. More burgers faster Burger Master is essentially a burger …

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The Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker gets your day off to a great start

If you are anything like me, your work day has to start with a cup or two of coffee. I particularly like the French Vanilla flavor, and everyone in the office knows when I get to work in the mornings, because of the great aroma of that Folgers French Vanilla ground coffee. They have become …

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Cooking is easy as pie with this smart kitchen scale

The Drop Scale, paired with its app, is the easy way to find and prepare what’s for dinner.  The Drop Recipe app has hundreds of recipes to choose from, and the app guides you, step-by-step, through adding each ingredient as you go.  Weighing and measuring with the scale is interactive with the app, so if …

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Easily clean pet hair off of carpet with the OXO Good Grips Furlifter Carpet Rake

Pets shed a lot. Enough to make you think you could make a completely new Fido with all that fur, right? And cleaning up all that fur is the pits. It’s worse if your home has a lot of carpeting because that means you have to pull out the vacuum. If you dread this torturous …

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IKEA is offering a connected home lighting kit and accessories

If you want to introduce an internet-connected home lighting kit for a reasonable price, and you don’t care about color-changing bulbs, you need to check out the Tradfri kit from IKEA.  Of course, these lights come with a smartphone app (Android Kitkat 4.4 or Lollipop 5.0 or Apple iOS 8 or later), and it’s Apple …

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Easily crack the top off soft- or hard-boiled eggs

I only eat hard-boiled eggs, but I’ve always loved the dishes and the style of eating soft-cooked eggs still in the shell while they are cradled in an egg cup.  I periodically think about getting some nice egg cups and setting my peeled hard-boiled egg in one while I eat breakfast.  But I’m going off …

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Aicook Blender, 15-Piece Smoothie Blender Mixer review

What is it? The Aicook 15-Piece Blender is a portable blender that is designed to blend fruits, and vegetables, and many other ingredients that are used to create smoothies or health drinks, etc. What’s in the box Package contents: 1 x High torque power (Base unit) 1 x Stainless steel flat blade 1 x Stainless …

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Send your fresh fruits and veggies to VeggiDome!

I don’t know how often I get some fresh scallions or broccoli, stick them in the fridge under all the other produce I have in there, and find them again after they are limp and inedible.  With the VeggiDome, I could store them on display in the kitchen, so I don’t forget them, in a …

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Aicok SV-8001 Sous Vide Cooker review

Living all my life in the southern United States, I grew up eating my mother’s fried chicken, which is so often considered a staple of southern cooking.  My mother’s chicken was great – juicy, tender, well-done, and tasty.  I didn’t quite inherit my mother’s skills, and I was never able to produce fried chicken as …

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Simplify holiday decorating with these lighted window sheers

I know, Christmas is over, but it’s never too early to think about simplifying your life when it’s time to decorate again.  These Holiday Illuminated Sheers will make decorating your windows as easy as hanging a curtain.  Each 78.75″ long x 47″ wide white panel has 200 LEDs that turn your window into a festive display. …

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Stir up some tasty popcorn with the Whirley popcorn maker

I used to have a popcorn maker similar to the Whirley Stainless-Steel Induction Popcorn Maker, but it wouldn’t work on our induction cooktop when we upgraded.  We had to resort to microwave popcorn because I wouldn’t allow my husband to shake one of our cast iron pans on the new cooktop.  With the old popper, shaking …

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Keep your feet toasty warm with this heated pouch

I suffer from cold feet.  They get so cold that sometimes a night sleeping under a couple of blankets isn’t enough to warm them up.  I need the Ultra-Plush Foot Warmer for those days when my feet are so cold that nothing seems to warm them. The Ultra-Plus warmer plugs into an AC outlet, and …

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