Home and Kitchen

I love ice cream but I don’t get to eat it nearly as often as I’d like because Jeanne can’t tolerate dairy and making non-dairy ice cream at home with our own ingredients can be a hassle to drag out an electric ice cream maker and all the necessary gear. When I saw the Chef’n… Read More

To add another wrinkle to the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, I present the Fred & Friends EGG-A-MATIC Chick Egg Mold. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and a smile by placing a hard-boiled egg into this mold to turn it into a chick with attachable feet. The… Read More

Do you ever feel like you waste money on food each week because it spoils before you eat it? One solution is to shop for only what you need each day, but that can be too time-consuming. Another solution is to try a food storage system like the Vacuvita. They sent me their complete kitchen… Read More

A couple months ago I reviewed the Notion home awareness sensor kit. I found the concept of one sensor that can report a variety of different types of data to be a great idea. Unfortunately, the reliability of the notifications and communication problems kept me from recommending it. I was recently asked if I would… Read More

The Tend Secure Lynx Indoor camera is an inexpensive home security camera with an advanced facial recognition feature that helps prevent false alarms by recognizing familiar faces that you pre-load into a Facial Recognition Library that is built into the Tend Secure app for iOS and Android.  After the camera has been trained to recognize the… Read More

The collection of egg cups from Animi Causa are an adorable way to liven up breakfast or any other meal that you serve the incredible edible egg. There are seven different holders in the collection like the Arthur Egg Cup which features a removable helmet and its own spoon. If eggs in shining armor aren’t your cup… Read More

Star Wars memorabilia fans will want this ultra cool 5-ounce Stormtrooper double-walled borosilicate glass that been made based on the original movie helmet molds designed by Andrew Ainsworth in 1976. The Stormtrooper glass looks awesome empty, but add 5 ounces of liquid, especially milk and it turns into a floating helmet that will turn heads… Read More

I reviewed the Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security camera a few months ago and really, REALLY enjoy using it because it uses deep learning to tell the differences between people, animals, cars, and other motions thus virtually eliminating unnecessary motion detection alerts. In addition, there are no subscription fees because all the video is stored locally… Read More

Spring is here! The flowers are budding and the birds are singing. Unfortunately its also tax season, and time to clean out that mountain of forms, papers and receipts you have been hoarding all winter long! We like to have a paper shredder here in the House of Bob, but our last shredder met a horrible end due… Read More

The LEDVANCE Gateway is a smart hub that interprets commands from a Wi-Fi network and transmits them to devices on its ZigBee network, and also monitors the status of those devices and reports it to authorized users. It is metaphorically the jam that holds all of the intelligent LEDVANCE products together. But, like the jam that holds your sandwich together, there are… Read More

The weather is warming up and that means sun, fun and grilling season. This year Traeger wants to make your grilling and smoking even easier. With their new Timberline 850 and 1300 model grills they’re introducing WiFIRE control. With WiFIRE you can control your Timberline grill from your phone. So you can adjust your grill… Read More

When you live in a nearly 100 year old house with hardwood floors and 2 dogs that are over-achievers when it comes to shedding, you learn to live with pet hair.  Seriously, Steve – our older dog – sheds enough each week to create a 1/3 size replica of himself.  There are many automated solutions… Read More

Home automation, security, and remote monitoring are all hot topics right now. The ability to know that everything at your property is fine when we’re not physically there is a priceless gift for chronic worriers and people who like to feel in control. There are many systems on the market that will let you install… Read More

When several people use the same faucet, you never know what water temperature you might experience when it’s your turn. With the LightInTheBox Temperature Sensitive Single Handle Centerset LED Lavatory Faucet, you no longer have to whip your hand in and out and risk scalding your skin to see if the water might be too… Read More

It’s that time of year when decluttering and spring cleaning is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and procrastination with a side of stagnancy has been removed from the menu.  I feel the pressure and I don’t like it. How about this? In lieu of all that organizing and cleaning that I so dread, I’ll… Read More