Home and Kitchen

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IKEA wants to transport your living room to the “Upside Down” with the Real Life Series

NEWS – I’m a huge fan of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” so I was intrigued when I saw that IKEA had recreated the Byers family’s iconic living room ahead of  Season 3’s July 4th return. Not only did they recreate the room as part of the IKEA Real Life Series, but you can buy each …

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Roborock Xiaowa E35 robotic vacuum/mop review

REVIEW – Robotic vacuums suck.  Well, that’s their job, right?  They suck all the dust bunnies, hair, and dirt up from your floors so you don’t have to. Roborock’s new Xiaowa (pronounced ZY-o-wa) E35 robotic vacuum ups the ante by adding wet mopping to its repertoire. What is it? The E35 is a fairly standard …

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Save $330 off a Neato Botvac D6 robot vacuum at Best Buy this week!

DEAL – Today May 21 through May 27, the Neato Botvac D6™ Connected will be Best Buy’s Weekly Deal (from 10pm PT on 5/20 through 10pm PT on 5/27) and will retail for $399 which is a savings of $330 from its original price ($729). So if you’ve been thinking about buying your first robot …

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Febote 1000 watt sous vide cooker review

REVIEW – There are a ton of different ways to cook.  You can fry, air fry, grill, barbeque, boil, stir fry and so on.  One of the trendiest cooking methods today is sous vide (pronounced soo-veed). Sous vide is French for under vacuum.  Sous vide cooking places the food in vacuum bags that are immersed in …

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Sparkel can carbonate drinks without using a CO2 tank

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I love using my SodaStream Fizzi One Touch for making sparkling water and I make my own zero-calorie sodas by using flavor drops and stevia. But I’ve always wanted to try carbonating other drinks like tea or juices. The problem is that doing that with a SodaStream can damage it. So I …

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Ninja Foodi pressure cooker review

REVIEW – It might seem like pressure cookers are the latest cooking gadget fad, but pressure cookers have been around for decades – just not with fancy displays and features like the ones we’re seeing today. The traditional pressure cookers just had an analog gauge on top to show the pressure level and I thought …

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Lefant T700 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner review

REVIEW – The Lefant Robotic Vacuum Cleaner (T700 1800Pa) lives up to its claim as a super quiet cleaning system, with good suction and sensors. What is it? The Lefant T700 is a robotic vacuum and mop system. What’s in the box? Vacuum Charger with homing port and cleaning brush 2 mop pads Extra filter …

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FoldiMate aims to takes the drudgery out of folding laundry

NEWS – Are you the type that whips through your laundry chores, only to have fresh, clean clothes sit unfolded until the next time you wear them?  FoldiMate can fold an entire load of laundry in just five minutes, all automatically. FoldiMate is a smallish refrigerator-sized device that will fold most of your laundry items …

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Artisan Revere Super Steel Chef’s Knife review

REVIEW – Sometimes I get to review products that just feel like magic right out of the box. The Artisan Revere Super Steel Chef’s Knife which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter is one of those cases. These guys set out to make the perfect chef’s knife, and I think that they may have accomplished …

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Edge of Belgravia Stingray frying pan review

REVIEW – The award-winning designers at Edge of Belgravia are at it again. But this time we’re not looking at knives… we’re looking at cookware! The Stingray nonstick pan is kicking off a new kickstarter campaign this week. I got a pre-launch sample to see if it’s more than just sharp looks. How did it …

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