Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

2018 Gift Guide – Home gift ideas

ARTICLE – It’s that time of the year, when Christmas decorations are already up in many towns and cities, when radio stations have already switched to 24/7 Christmas music programming, and when you have to start coming up with gift ideas for the people in your life. Well, luckily for you, The Gadgeteer has some …

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Bake with better results when you weigh your ingredients with this Kitchenaid stand mixer accessory

NEWS – Have you ever heard the expression that cooking is an art, but baking is a science?  It simply means that you can still get good results when cooking even with slight variations in ingredients.  Baking, however, gives the best results when you have precise amounts of the ingredients.  Accurate amounts are so important …

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Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser review

REVIEW – The Moodo Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser is a enables you to customize scents to your style and preference What is it? It’s a smart home aroma diffuser that enables you to customize your scentscapes to match your mood. And yes, “scentscapes” are a thing. Hardware specs Connects through 2.4 Ghz WiFi networks IOS …

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Mighty, mini, manual food chopper/spinner saves room in your kitchen

NEWS – Need some help chopping and mixing when cooking, but you don’t have a lot of space in your kitchen for a food processor and a salad spinner?  The Speedwing Manual Food Chopper can chop, mix, and spin its way through food prep while using less than 6 inches of counter space. The chopper …

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Instant Pot offers two products for sous vide cooking

NEWS – Back in the summer, we told you about a Wolf multi-function cooker that had sous vide cooking as one of its functions.  One reader asked why her Instant Pot couldn’t do sous vide.  It’s because Instant Pots are pressure cookers and are designed to cook under steam at high temperatures and pressures instead …

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Hang curtain rods without needing any tools

NEWS – Do you wish there was an easy way to hang curtains in windows that also have mini blinds?  For example, maybe you have a metal kitchen door with a mini blind over the window.  You’d like to add a decorative curtain, but you don’t want to drill more holes in the metal.  Install …

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MEATER+ wireless meat thermometer review

REVIEW – In January, I reviewed the MEATER wireless cooking thermometer that I continue to use regularly to this day. Over the passed year, it has helped barbecue/cook perfect slabs of meats for me and my guests. I liked it so much, I have given several as gifts to friends and family members. The MEATER’s …

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Cuisinart combines a toaster oven and an air fryer into one appliance

NEWS – Actually, those countertop air fryers are basically little convection ovens, because they just use moving, heated air to dry “fry” your food. They aren’t sized nor shaped to be useful for cooking many other items, though.  And granted, any convection oven could actually do the same job as a countertop air fryer, but …

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Sense home energy monitoring device review (part 1)

REVIEW – Monitoring electrical usage is useful to reduce energy cost, to understand what electrical devices are being used in real time and historically, and to discover abnormal operation that may indicate current or anticipated problems with electrical devices.  Sense Home Energy Monitoring has the potential to achieve all of this. Read on to see what …

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The CrushGrind Wooden Mill with Ceramic Grinder adds Danish style and durability to your table-top

top NEWS – If you do any cooking at all, you probably have a pepper mill or salt grinder in your kitchen. And the grinding mechanism inside is probably made out of steel. The CrushGrind Wooden Mill uses a ceramic grinder which is longer lasting and more durable than typical steel. The benefits of a …

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Take your home’s lighting back to the future

NEWS – I have a fascination with Mid-Century architecture and design.  When we moved into our condo in the only Mid-Century high-rise in our area, we started looking for things to enhance our new home that were appropriate to its age.  One of the things we wanted was a Sputnik chandelier, but it took us …

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The Odor STEELer rids your hands of food odors without the suds

NEWS – What do fish, garlic, and onions all have in common? They all taste great and are good for you but cooking with them always leaves the chef with smelly hands. No matter how hard you scrub with soap and water the smell lingers. Odor STEELer is here to rid your hands of those …

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Black & Decker Infuser 3-In-1 Digital PowerCrush Blending System review

REVIEW – My family is one that is on a major healthy lifestyle journey, and we are always on the lookout for products that allow us to create nice variations of our specific diet. Some of the mandatory tools are a blender, a juicer, etc. When I got a chance to take a look at …

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