Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

The Zavor Noir Cookware review – Good looking, high performing nonstick goodness

REVIEW – Stylish nonstick pans that legit hold up in the kitchen? The Zavor Noir Cookware looks like the real deal, my friends. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s go cook some stuff and see. To the review! What is it? Zavor Noir Cookware is nonstick cast aluminum cookware set that features removable handles …

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Bloves Meat Thermometer review

REVIEW – When cooking you sometimes need an accurate reading of internal temperatures to know when ‘done’ has been achieved. How does the Bloves Meat Thermometer perform in several cooking tasks? I’ll show you its features and a couple of flaws. What is it The Bloves Meat Thermometer is sold as an instant-read, probe type …

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ChefWave Milkmade non-dairy milk maker review – My new favorite kitchen gadget!

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed 1000’s of products in the almost 24 years that the Gadgeteer has been online and of those products, there aren’t many that I can say have changed my life. Ok, that sounds a little dramatic. But it’s true, there are a few products that have actually changed my life for the …

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NutriBullet Slow Juicer review – juice all the things

REVIEW – Years ago we had a centrifugal juicer designed only for citrus fruit. While I liked the juice, it took up a large amount of space for something we only used occasionally for only a few types of juice. Enter the NutriBullet Slow Juicer, which can juice pretty much any fruit or vegetable. I’m …

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GEFT Stand Mixer review – low price, hopefully not low lifespan

REVIEW – I was introduced to stand mixers over 17 years ago while creating a wedding registry at Target.  The eye-watering price of the brands available back then was a shock, and many of the units on the market still cost a small fortune. However, our wedding-gift stand mixer has lasted all these years, lending …

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Simplehuman rechargeable liquid soap dispenser review

REVIEW – Germs and bacteria are everywhere. They are even on one thing that can kill them – a soap dispenser. We find hands-free soap dispensers in many public restrooms, but I’ve only recently had one in my home. It’s the Simplehuman rechargeable liquid soap dispenser. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Simplehuman …

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Zip Top reusable silicone food container review

REVIEW – Part of being a good steward of our planet is reducing the number of single-use plastics that we consume in our homes.  A couple of years ago I reviewed ZWraps Beewax Food Wraps, which has reduced the amount of Saran wrap that we use.  Today I’m reviewing Zip Top reusable silicone food container, …

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Frywall won’t protect your computer but it will keep grease splatter where it belongs

NEWS – Do you love frying foods on your stovetop but hate the grease splatter that seems to get everywhere? Now, I’ve tried those mesh splatter screen thingies, and they work to a point. However, you still have to remove the screen to flip whatever you’re cooking. And stuff still gets through those tiny little …

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Bartesian premium cocktail maker review – It’s the Keurig of cocktail makers

REVIEW – When I make one I make sure that I have the right cherries on hand.  (Using those maraschino cherries is for amateurs.) I also need the perfect orange bitters, and good quality simple syrup.  The right sized glass is also critical, and if you have the ability to make one, use a classic …

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Magiccos FP 416A 14-cup digital food processor review

REVIEW – Chopping, grating, and slicing are some of the time-consuming chores that are required if you cook a lot.  Food processors have revolutionized that process by bringing mechanization into the food prep process.  Magiccos introduced their FP 416A 1000 Watt 14-cup food processer into the crowded food processor marketplace.  Let’s take a look and …

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Detergent sheets bring minimalism to your laundry room

ARTICLE – Do you ever have a problem with laundry pods not fully dissolving? Or liquid detergent leaving behind marks, stains, or discoloration on your clothes?  I did. And I thought I was the only one, figuring it was a user error on my part. But then I read in one of my online parenting …

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