In my 40 years of marriage I have gone through a lot of knives. Some were great, others were not so great and wound up in the trash can. My husband is a big fan of butcher’s grade steel knives but they are very expensive and tend to get black with age.
A few years ago I found a small Zyliss paring knife at a local store and decided to give it a try. I really didn’t know much about the company but I took to the internet to do some research after I got home and realized the company’s products have excellent reviews. Today I own several Zyliss knives in all shapes and sizes. I love them all. They are well made and stay sharp for years.
#miniwasher – The Xtremepower Portable Washing Machine is something I would recommend to anyone who lives in an apartment or dorm room for a small load of wash. You need to take the items from the washer portion and place them into the spinning cycle separately. It will not spin all of the clothing at one time. The washer has a 9lb capacity and the spinning cycle can only handle about 3lb capacity so it takes a little time to get it all completed. However, if you cannot get to a public laundromat and need a way to clean your clothing in a situation that does not allow a full size washer this would be perfect. Obviously you would have to line dry your clothing this is not a dryer, just a washer.
As many of you know I am a licensed manicurist and I am blessed to receive samples for review from some nail polish companies. Over the years it has gotten more difficult to get them unless you are a “nail blogger” which I am not so my friends at Duri are one of the few companies that continue to send me their new nail polish collections. However you all know that I do nail type articles on my blog from time to time as well as product reviews for amazing products I like to recommend. Duri is one of these companies that I endorse as I love their innovative polish colors with every new collection.
My long-time readers know I have an ongoing love affair with Shark and Ninja products and this model is no exception. I had the pleasure of reviewing the new Shark Rocket Powerhead Vacuum Model AH452 recently and I love love love it.
This little powerhouse will get the job done without the heavy weight of a full size vacuum. I was amazed at what a great job it did collecting all the dirt and fuzz from the edge against my floor moulding. That is always an issue for other vacuums and requires a few passes to grab what gathers by there (if it grabs it at all) but not with the Rocket Powerhead. One pass and it’s gone.
I had the pleasure of testing the new Instant Pot 6 Quart Pressure Cooker Model DUO60. I’ve never had or used a pressure cooker before, so I was a little intimidated by the entire process. I was anxious to try this because it looks like a huge time saver in the kitchen. Most days I’m at my computer working on the blog, so this product would be such a blessing for me when trying to prepare a meal for my family each day.
The Instant Pot DUO60 is the latest model in a series of pressure cookers from this manufacturer. After reading about the previous models, it seems this one is far superior and getting excellent reviews from cooks all across the USA. The DUO60 is a 7-in-1 product (pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté/browning pot, yogurt maker, steamer and warmer), so you can clear all these products from your counter and just leave your Instant Pot to do all these jobs. This product can even pasteurize milk!
Since I was a total pressure cooker newbie, I wanted to make something relatively simple from the cookbook (included with the Instant Pot). I chose a dessert, crème brûlée (my favorite), to try the Instant Pot for the first time. I enlisted the help of my son since I have terrible ADD and it is difficult for me to learn from a book or instruction manual. That being said, there are many great video tutorials on the Instant Pot website that will help any novice get the hang of pressure cooking with the Instant Pot DUO60. There are also some amazing cooking videos as well, so be sure to check them out.
Here is a video of the entire process from start to finish with my first attempt at using the Instant Pot DUO60!
I have to tell you, it was much easier than I thought it would be to use the Instant Pot DUO60. This product would be the most amazing gift anyone on your list could receive this year, a real timesaver for any working Mom or Dad (or anyone who would love to put a home cooked meal on the table for their family but doesn’t have time prepare one). Just think of the money you would save using the Instant Pot DUO60 vs. buying take out food each night. Not to mention the health benefits of cooking your own food vs. take out food. We all know that most take out food products are unhealthy, laced with hidden ingredients and lots of fat. With the Instant Pot DUO60, you will know exactly what ingredients are in your food and feel good about serving it to your family each night. You can make breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all with one amazing product – the Instant Pot DUO60.
Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post. All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone. Receiving a sample(s) of this product in no way influenced my opinion in this review.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the Gurin Compact Dehumidifier Model DHMD-210 this week.
Do you have a room in your house that has excess moisture and needs a solution to get rid of not only the excess moisture but that mildew smell? The Gurin Compact Dehumidifier Model DHMD-210 is your solution. This model stands only nine (9) inches tall, but don’t underestimate this little powerhouse.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the new FOREO LUNA Facial Cleansing and Anti-Aging Brush. I saw this product in a magazine and knew I had to have it. Over the years I have tried so many cleansing brushes that have just not lived up to their claims. I have the worst skin, acne prone; even at fifty-eight years old, I still break out. It’s been like this for years and I’ve tried every product and gadget on the market that came out to properly cleanse my face. I have very sensitive skin as well, so most of these brushes made me raw by the end of the cleansing process. That is what I loved about the Luna; it was gentle to my skin but got down deep in my pores to properly cleanse it. The gentle pulsing action of the silicone bristles did the job but didn’t leave me red and raw. Most facial brushes use stiff, hard plastic bristles on their products; the soft bristles on the FOREO LUNA are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. They feel amazing!