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    The Camelbak Eddy Water Bottle Is Great For Everyone Of All Ages

    September 6th, 2020

    The Camelbak Eddy Bottle is a convenient portable size for on-the-go hydration with a redesigned cap and bite valve to provide faster flow and enhanced durability. The tumbler is dishwasher safe, durable, and spill-proof. The Eddy Bottle has an integrated loop handle which makes it easy to clip a carabiner or carry with the crook […]

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    Coffee People K Cups ‘Donut Shop’ Flavor Winning Rave Reviews

    August 31st, 2020

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    If you’ve purchased the highly rated Keurig brewing system, then you’re probably a fan of trying out the nearly endless flavor varieties that are available to purchase. One particular flavor, dubbed “Donut Shop”, is garnering a lot of fans for its rich, bold, no bitterness aftertaste that offers just a bit of sweet. This particular flavor is from a company called Coffee People and user reviews say the flavor reminds one of coffee from an old-fashioned percolator. Or for another, a good, old fashioned diner-style cup of coffee with no messy grinding or clean up. (or perhaps from Dunkin Donuts or your favorite local pastry shop)

    Sometimes it’s hard to get a good, strong cup of coffee from these newer brewing machines, but from reports the Keurig system can produce this type of taste when coupled with this Coffee People Donut Shop medium roast, extra bold k-cup. The brand Coffee People K Cups has a reputation for quirky, fun, brews that deliver robust, rather enjoyable, full bodied coffee. They originate from the great Northwest and they are producing tastes that are receiving a lot of fan fare. Recommended if you’re looking for this “Donut Shop” flavor that provides medium strength coffee with little aftertaste. Now all you need is the donut!

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    Progressive International Nut Chopper Provides Durable Nut Grinding

    June 16th, 2020

    Product review of a progressive international nut chopper.

    If you don’t want chopping nuts to be a chore, the Progressive International Nut Chopper is the perfect solution. The non-skid base keeps the grinder in place, while the stainless steel chopping mechanism chops up nuts in fine or coarse selections. You won’t have to worry about sore hands either, as the santoprene grip handle is large and comfortable and can be used for right or left handed individuals. Once you’ve chopped up all the nuts, the bottom detaches for convenient clean up! The Progressive International Nut Chopper costs a bit more than other brands, but for good reason. Let me detail some reasons why.

    The popular Lifetime Brands Nut Chopper for example is cheaper in price, but features a much smaller hand roller that can make the task uncomfortable. And, the Progressive International brand can handle all types of nuts, including walnuts and almonds. Although many of the reviews are positive, some reviewers have had negative experiences with the product. Some struggled to chop the nuts into smaller pieces, while others found that the metal teeth broke off. This drawback is certainly a major one, as some customers actually found small metal pieces in their food. Fortunately, the majority of online reviews had positive experiences with the product and even bought the Progressive International one to replace a much older, worn out nut chopper. To avoid the metal blades from breaking, customers suggest that if you feel resistance, remove the nut immediately.

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    OXO Plastic Cutting Board Offers A Quality Non Skid Cutting Surface

    May 23rd, 2020

    Product review of the plastic cutting board.

    To many, OXO means kitchen gadgets. Turns out, they make a solid plastic cutting board that looks to be a good addition to any kitchen. The OSO Good Grips Utility Cutting Board is a nice size at 10 1/2 by 15 inches and has some neat features that separate it from your basic wooden slab. First of all, the kitchen cutting board is made of polypropylene which makes it durable and tough as well as nonporous and resistant to odors. It won’t, however, dull knives and resists deep scratches on its surface. Next, it has some nifty black handles (one of the “grips” features) that make transporting the plastic cutting board easy and serves to keep it firm on the surface.

    Also keeping it from slipping are four small rubber “feet” on the board’s corners. Finally, the board comes complete with a groove running around the cutting side that catches liquids, such as juice from a melon, and keeps it off the counter. OXO claims you can fit this board into the dishwasher for easy clean up. Reviews I’ve read online vary (as reviews tend to do). Some consumers would dispute the claim that the kitchen cutting board is dishwasher safe; it appears some people have had no issues while others have had melting, bending and warping of the board from dishwashing. Most reviews were overall positive in nature. Overall, the Oxo cutting boards appears to be a solid product with some nice features.

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    Mr. Coffee Gold Coffee Filter Improves The Taste Of Coffee

    May 16th, 2020

    Product review of a gold coffee filter.

    Ever find yourself still sleepy when trying to make that first pot of coffee? Sometimes, especially when you’re tired, normal, disposable coffee filters can give you hassle by sticking together or not fitting right into the coffeemaker. Fumbling with filters can be a thing of the past with Mr. Coffee’s GTF2-One Basket-style Gold Tone Permanent Filter. This permanent filter is designed for use with most ten to twelve cup basket style coffeemakers. The gold tone filter is stylish and functional. For easy clean up, run the gold coffee filter under the faucet or throw it in the dishwasher for even easier cleanup. The filter is great for the wallet and the earth.

    With this permanent filter, there are no worries of running out of filters or tossing the ground-filled used ones in the trash. It should be noted, as brought up by customers online, that this filter features mesh on the sides only, and that the bottom piece is solid plastic. Some customers found this a drawback. Other customers felt the coffee filter did not adequately keep grounds from the finished coffee. On the positive side, many customers found success with the coffee filter. Some felt it produced a fine cup of coffee as it will not “soak up” oils from the grounds as paper filters might.

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    An Eco Friendly 100% Recycled Plastic Colander From Preserve

    May 4th, 2020

    Product review of a plastic colander.

    The Preserve Plastic Colander is available in vibrant red, green and white colors and is perfect for washing produce and draining pasta. This product is unique in that it is made from 100% recycled materials, being an Eco-friendly addition to any kitchen. With all the holes, the plastic colander can drain foods super fast and the ergonomic design makes the gadget lightweight and comfortable to use. To keep consistent with its environmentally friendly image, the colander is free of BPA and melamine. This product is really neat, as it has unique curved edges, angled holes and a heavyweight plastic that is sure to stand the test of time.

    Indeed, plastic colanders aren’t hard to come by, as such companies as Oxo Good Grips and Progressive International offer their own versions. While reviews are positive, there’s one special thing about the Preserve brand that you can count on – the company uses their own “Preserve Approach” that ensures the product is healthy and free of chemicals. Even better, the fact that this plastic colander is Eco-friendly isn’t reflected in the price. It comes at just a few dollars more than both the Oxo Good Grips and Progressive International colanders, and the gadget has better reviews. Products owners love the design, as it’s lightweight and offers quick and efficient draining. There are no negative reviews on the product, yet online reviewers urge customers to make sure they are choosing the right size and color!

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    J.A. Henckels Prime Steak Knives Add To The Dining Experience

    April 14th, 2020

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    This quality Henckel 4-piece steak knife set is made from stainless steel blades and includes riveted handles that offer supreme strength and durability. The blades are resistant to rust and corrosion, and the serrated cutting blades never require sharpening. Since the blade is one piece, it doesn’t harbor bacteria or mold and will make cooking clean and hygienic. You can toss these knives in the dishwasher with the rest of your utensils or wash them by hand. Plus, they’re attractive in design and will add that extra boost to your steak meals. When researching the quality of these steak knives, I quickly discovered that they have been well received by owners.

    Reviews were high, with no negative reviews to report to date. Reviewers compare these knives to professional sets that are nice enough to use for dinner parties, yet practical enough for a casual night at home. Reviewers felt that these Henckel steak knives are of the highest quality, with sharp blades and a smart aesthetic appeal. They are a must-have for steak lovers, although the knives can be used to cut other pieces of meat. The knives cut through steak without any effort, and because they don’t need any sharpening, they are low maintenance. Most importantly, the knives are affordable, without compromising quality. Some of the reviewers admitted they were afraid the knives would look cheap, but quite the opposite is true!

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    This Pampered Chef Can Opener Is A Luxury One Handed Opener

    April 9th, 2020

    Product review of pampered chef can opener.

    Chances are you’re at least familiar with the Pampered Chef name, whether it be from word of mouth or from a Pampered Chef party. From those same people who make a home presentation show fun comes their version of the hand-held can opener. The Pampered Chef Smooth-Edge Can Opener #2578 does what one expects of a Pampered Chef Can Opener: with a twist of your wrist, that can of soup is open and ready to eat. However, what seems to set this model apart from others is the fact that it leaves the can’s detached top with a smooth edge which can be used as a lid for the can for food storage. Take a look at the photos below to see the smooth edge.

    For years, we were cautioned not to store leftover food in the cans they came from, but technology has advanced, and some canned brands feature a coating that makes it safe to use the can to store unused quantities. Plus, the absence of a ragged, cut lid’s edge means no chances of nicks or cuts on your fingers. This unit also keeps the lid from falling into the can’s contents. Overall reviews were positive, however, it should be noted customers had some difficulty learning to use this model.

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