Home and Kitchen

News, reviews and articles about home and kitchen products.

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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Cuisinart 30″ Electric Smoker review

REVIEW – I used to have an offset barrel smoker, and I just couldn’t get the hang of it. Managing the fuel was a pain, and temperature control was difficult. The Cuisinart 30″ Electric Smoker offers an experience for those who are new to the meat smoking game, or those (like me) who just want …

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LuDela Candles Perfect Pillar Starter Set remote controlled candle review

REVIEWS – LuDela Candles aren’t your typical candles, and you know that because LuDela candles come with a remote control.  It might better be called a lantern that looks like a candle, because the waxy pillar you see is merely a covering for the flame device inside.  Unlike normal candles, the LuDela shell never melts, …

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Roborock S5 Robotic Vacuum and Mop cleaner review

REVIEW – When you have had two total knee replacements and you have a weak back, you could use some help with the housework.  I have a lot of trouble wrangling the upright Dyson we have, but I hadn’t really thought about trying a robot vacuum again because of a bad experience I had with …

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Now you can have a conversation with your trash can because why not?

NEWS – Because it’s high time that trash receptacles should not only hold our garbage but should also open the lid when we ask, I give you the Sensor Can by Simplehuman. The Sensor Can is a 15.3 gallon (58L) trashcan that has two different ways that it can be opened without having to touch the …

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Neato Botvac D7 software update adds zone cleaning feature

NEWS – I am a huge fan of Neato’s Botvac robot vacuums. I have two of them in my home. One for the main floor and one for the basement. They are both scheduled to automatically run 3 times a week, but now that we’re replacing the carpet on our main floor with luxury vinyl …

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Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat review

REVIEW – I’ve wanted a WiFi controllable thermostat for quite a while now, so when the opportunity to review the Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat came along I thought this might just be the answer to my temperature war with my wife. What is it? The Venstar ColorTouch T7900 thermostat is a color touchscreen WiFi controllable …

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The Instant Pot is one of my fave products of 2018 and it’s on sale now!

NEWS – I reviewed the Instant Pot back in January and continue to use it regularly because I love how easy it is to use and how it makes my favorite foods taste so much better. The one that I reviewed was the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt but the one that is currently on …

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Edge of Belgravia Gallatine Knife Set review

REVIEW – Today, Bob is slaying vegetables with the Gallatine Knife Set from Edge of Belgravia. It’s a set of award-winning cutlery that features a stunning avant-garde design. But there’s more to the story… these blades are made for cooking, and do that job extremely well. Trust me on this: when you see these babies …

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Turbo defrost your frozen meats with this premium defrosting tray

NEWS – Tired of using drippy plastic bags and warm water or even worse a microwave to thaw out meats or fish. The THAT! Inventions defrosting tray takes the hassle out of defrosting frozen meats. No heating, batteries, or electricity required. The tray is made of highly conductive food-grade aluminum with a proprietary thermal liquid …

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