Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

Stop the wet bandits with the D-Link Wi-Fi battery powered water sensor

NEWS – It isn’t just the wet bandits that can ruin your house.  Plain old water leaks from overflowing sump crocks, leaky washer hoses, bad sink fittings, toilets, water heater – basically anywhere water flows – can trash your home very quickly. According to Home Advisor, the average water repair bill is over $2,000. D-Link …

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Keep your cool in the kitchen with Gourmia CoolCookers

NEWS – It doesn’t get much better than coming home to a freshly cooked meal.  Slow cookers have offered that convenience to home chefs for quite some time.  Toss in the good stuff, set it for low and slow, and come home to a house that smells amazing and fall-apart tender food. But, what about …

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Fromaggio Home Cheesemaker lets you get creative

NEWS – I don’t know about you, but I love cheese. Perhaps too regularly, we make a meal out of cheese, crackers, and wine. When I saw that the Fromaggio Home Cheesemaker is about to initiate their Kickstarter, it was very exciting to think I could make my cheese at home. The appliance has an …

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Airthings Wave Plus indoor air quality monitor with radon detection review

REVIEW – I’m sure that you keep your house clean by sweeping the floors, dusting the furniture, and picking up clutter. But did you know that there could be serious threats to your health silently lurking in the air you breath while you’re relaxing in what you think is a safe environment? I’m talking about …

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The Air Doctor is a breath of fresh air

NEWS – Since most of my immediate family member face the challenges of allergies and the effects, I am always interested in products that can help to alleviate the horrible coughing, sneezing and runny nose and eyes which are some of the symptoms we experience. Over the past few years, I have been lucky enough …

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The EyeVac Touchless Vacuum makes using dirty dustpans a thing of the past

NEWS – Tired of bending over a dirty dustpan to pick up swept up messes? The EyeVac Home Touchless Vacuum is here to take care of that. It’s a low-profile stationary vacuum that’s always on and always ready. All you have to do is sweep debris to the EyeVac. Infrared sensors detect the sweeping motion, …

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KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect: Everything you need to make a meal in one appliance

NEWS – Are you looking to replace a multitude of single use appliances that are sitting either on or under your counter? Is an InstaPot not exciting enough? Well then, the KitchenAid Cook Processor Connect might be for you. As the main cook in our house, I have an almost visceral reaction to gadgets lying …

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Bond smart Wi-Fi ceiling fan remote hub review

REVIEW – If your home is anything like mine, remotes rule your life, especially for your home audio/video. If you have ceiling fans with wireless control, it only adds to the clutter. I have been searching for a solution to both eliminate my remote clutter and also add voice control to my four ceiling fans. …

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Wave to the Airthings Wave Mini to check the air quality in the room

NEWS – I’ve become a fan of Airthings products after reviewing their Wave radon detector last spring. That detector may have saved my life. More on that story in an update to my review coming soon, but the news for right now is that Airthings has added a new product to their line up called …

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Botto storage containers expand and shrink as needed

NEWS – It’s about time that food storage containers evolved. Botto containers are the first adjustable storage containers that expand and shrink to hold a little or a lot. Made of food-safe materials that are BPA, and phthalate-free, Botto containers come in two styles. There’s the clear variety that you see pictured here and a UV-blocking …

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This is the ceiling fan for people who don’t like ceiling fans

NEWS – If you have a room that could use some air movement to improve comfort but you don’t want a traditional ceiling fan, check out the Terna Collection from Kichler.  These light fixtures have vanes along the sides that replace the normal blades you see on a ceiling fan.  The fans have 3-speed Cooltouch cooling. …

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The Egg on a Bagel Maker makes eating a hearty breakfast on the run easy

NEWS – They say that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But grabbing a delicious, hearty breakfast while you’re hurrying to get out the door in the morning isn’t easy. The Egg on a Bagel Maker makes it easier to do just that. This handmade ceramic dish was designed to quickly and …

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