PRODUCT REVIEWS – Some of My Favorite Household Items
JUMBL TELESCOPIC RUBBER BROOM
This is a really great item to have, not only in the kitchen, but for the whole house! I have ceramic tile floors in the kitchen, but terrazzo flooring throughout the rest of my home. I also have two dogs, two teenagers and a toddler. Yes, spills happen and they happen often. The Jumbl Telescopic Rubber Broom comes in quite handy for these messes and makes cleanup a cinch! I love how the handle extends and locks to suit the user.
My dogs actually cause most of the messes in my home. I used to use a vacuum to clean the area rugs of dog hair, but it seriously clogs my vacuum and I can’t even vacuum the entire house once before having to empty and clean it. With the Jumbl Rubber Broom, I can quite quickly and easily get the hair up before vacuuming. I also use the broom on the back porch by dumping a bucket of water and using the broom to scrub it before using the squeegee to clean it up. This item is wonderful for so many different uses!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Jumbl Telescopic Rubber Broom
SUNSELLA PASTRY SCRAPER AND CHOPPER
I have to say that this is one item that I was seriously missing in my kitchen and never even knew it. I actually received this item today, used it to chop onions for lunch and completely fell in love with it. I honestly don’t do much baking, but this is such a great chopper. The Sunsella Pastry Scraper and Chopper very well made and durable and extremely comfortable to hold and use without your hand feeling fatigued. The blade is quite sharp and slices through onions and even tomatoes with great ease. I really recommend it for any kitchen. If you don’t have one, you have absolutely no idea what you’re missing!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Sunsella Pastry Scraper and Chopper
SACKO DUAL COMPARTMENT INSULATED LUNCH BAG
First of all, I have to say that I have a very high opinion of this brand. The Sacko Dual Compartment Lunch Bag is exactly what I expected from this company. My husband needed a really good lunch bag and I was excited to get this one. The dual compartments are absolutely perfect. Larger items like Tupperware containers fit nicely with room to spare in the bigger compartment with plenty of room to spare for an ice pack and drink. Smaller items that don’t necessarily need to be kept cold can fit nicely in the upper compartment. There are also several pockets on this lunch bag
The lunch bag itself is very well made and durable, which is what I’ve come to expect from the Sacko brand and the have certainly not let me down with this product. There were no loose threads and the seams were perfectly straight. It will definitely last a long time and I look forward to purchasing more products from Sacko.
CHECH IT OUT HERE—> Sacko Dual Compartment Lunch Bag
KOGOOD HAMBURGER PRESS
I love the fact that the Kogood Hamburger Press is so extremely simple, but does exactly what I need it to do. It is made of a thick, high-quality durable plastic and is even dishwasher safe. It comes packaged very nicely in a box that describes exactly what is in the box. The product itself is exactly as the seller describes and arrived at my home exactly when it was promised.
Although I received this product for free or at a discount in exchange for my honest review, I just have to ask myself why I never purchased one of these before! I absolutely LOVE it!!! Making stuffed burgers has never been so easy! All you need to do is put your ground beef (or turkey) into the large part of the container. Use the small piece to press down to create a large indent for your filling, and then pack it with whatever you like. Add some more ground beef or turkey and press it down with the large, handled press and voila! The burgers are nice and compact and will not fall apart on the grill! It’s perfect for any kitchen!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Kogood Hamburger Press
HEMS WALL MOUNT BOTTLE OPENER
This is a really cool product! I happen to prefer bottled beer as opposed to canned as do many people, I’m sure. Sometimes searching the miscellaneous utensil drawer for the handheld bottle opener can just be frustrating. The Hems Wall Mount Bottle Opener is perfect for a kitchen, patio bar, porch or man cave. It’s made of strong stainless steel and mounts easily using two screws that are conveniently included. It’s easy to use and bottle caps seem to pop off extremely easily. It also come in several different styles: Black, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Silver and Copper. It will fit in nicely no matter your style! I love this product and highly recommend it!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Hems Wall Mount Bottle Opener
This is another kitchen item that I didn’t even realize just how bad I needed. I have had them in the past, but they have always broken and I even had one a long time ago that rusted. Needless to say, they have all found their way to the trash can. There have been many times that I’ve thought about replacing it when I realize that it would really come in handy at that moment, but forget about it while I’m shopping…every time.
The Kukpo High-Quality Stainles Steel Potato Masher is extremely s, turdy. It’s made very well. The size is absolutely perfect! It really makes quick work of mashing anything. I’ve had this potato masher for two weeks now and have used it to mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, cauliflower, strawberries and raspberries for numerous recipes. It is extremely comfortable to hold and use without dealing with my hand getting tired. I love this product and will certainly look for more Kukpo kitchen utensils to purchase.
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Kukpo Potato Masher
CREATOR STUDIO NEXTGEN SPIRAL CUTTER SLICER SPIRALIZER
I’m so glad to have gotten the Creator Studio NextGen Spiral Cutter Slicer Spiralizer. This is a product that I never knew I absolutely needed. I’ve been on a health kick lately and I can do boring old veggies and be fine with it, but my kids were really getting sick of it. This product has allowed me to add some excitement to our dinners and my kids are actually loving it.
I love that there are interchangeable blades to fit whatever it is that I’m trying to accomplish at the time. I have used the Creator Studio NextGen Spiral Cutter Slicer Spiralizer with carrots, squash, sweet potatoes and even served spaghetti with zucchini instead of pasta. It was super healthy and my kids had so much fun cooking dinner with me! Definitely one of my favorite kitchen items!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Creator Studio NextGen Spiralizer
MOMENTS KITCHENWARE SALT AND PEPPER GRINDER SET
I have honestly gone through numerous salt and pepper grinders. I always seem to have one problem or another. The grinding mechanism keeps getting stuck or freezes completely and refuses to move, they don’t adjust well and the pepper is too coarse, and I’ve even had some crack completely. I had just about given up when I was presented with the opportunity to receive the Moments Kitchenware Salt and Pepper Grinder Set.
This set is absolutely WONDERFUL! First of all, they are classic yet modern. They are aesthetically pleasing and would look great in any style kitchen. They are also quite easy to fill by simply twisting off the top of the grinder. I love the fact that they have lids to keep out any foreign materials. The grinding mechanism works wonderfully. It grinds smoothly without getting caught up or stuck on peppercorns. I also really like that I can adjust it to a fine or coarse grind. They are a nice weight and feel sturdy and durable. That is why it’s one of my favorite kitchen items! This really is a great salt and pepper grinder set, and I’m looking forward to not only buying another one for myself as a backup (since they are made out of glass), but also as holiday gifts!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Moments Kitchenware Salt and Pepper Grinder Set
PRIORITY CHEF KNIFE SHARPENER
Not only is this product great, but I’ve dealt directly with this company and they are absolutely wonderful! The product is quite simple to use. It has non-slip pads on the bottom, which will help to avoid injury. All you have to is place the knife sharpener n the counter top, hold the extremely comfortable grip with one hand, place your knife in the coarse side if it is completely dull or the fine side if it is still somewhat sharp and pull towards you 2-4 times. That’s it! It’s just so simple!!!
I recently had some old cheap knives that were completely dull and found their way into the trash. Now that I’ve found the Priority Chef Knife Sharpener, I really think that I could have given those knives brand new life! I will most certainly be saving money in the future thanks to Priority Chef!!! Definitely one of my favorite kitchen items!
I mentioned previously that Priority Chef is a great company to work with. They are a small family-owned company and VERY friendly and courteous. They really believe in their products and are available to answer questions and help you out with anything they can. I love that! Not only is this high-quality product very affordable at just $9.95, but they have also provided me with an exclusive coupon code for my readers! Simply follow the link below and check out with the coupon code to get $5.00 off. This means that you can get the Priority Chef Knife Sharpener for only $4.95!!! You really can’t go wrong!
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CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Priority Chef Knife Sharpener
IX BETTER HOME LINGERIE WASH BAGS
Okay ladies, we’ve all lost a favorite piece of lingerie, bra or delicate article of clothing due to one sort of laundry mishap or another. I have personally had to toss a few things in my time that I really hated to lose. I recently tried the IX Better Home Lingerie Bags, hoping that this would be a simple solution to my problem.
The bags are extremely well made with a very high-quality mesh material and I’m sure they will have absolutely no problem going through the washer over and over without falling apart. I washed some of my favorite delicates in the bags and was anxious to see how they would come out. The first thing that I noticed was that the zipper did NOT open in the wash. It has a cover so that it can be secured and I find this to be an extremely important feature. I pulled out my brand new nighty to inspect it and was quite pleased. There were absolutely no snags and it came out extremely clean and pretty much looked like it did when I first put it in, only fresher. The IX Better Home Laundry Bags are great high quality products and I highly recommend them.
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> IX Better Home Lingerie Bags
The first thing you notice is that both timers are in the same box. Inside that box, each timer is packaged in it’s own box and the instruction sheet is between the two inner boxes.
Once I took the separate boxes out of the larger box, I opened them. I immediately noticed that the smaller timer already has a battery. All you have to do to activate the battery is remove the clear plastic pull tab on the back. It will begin working immediately. The larger timer needs to have a AAA battery installed in the back. Both timers have a clear, plastic protective film over the screen. I removed those right away, though some people may choose to leave it for extra protection. The process of installing the battery and removing the protective screen film took about 1 minute total.
The smaller timer is not especially loud when the alarm sounds, so you would probably want to place it close to where you are to be sure you hear the alarm. The larger timer is pretty loud – I think in most homes you would hear that without any problems. Both timers are extremely easy to set. The larger timer actually has a power switch on the left side (it is black) – so be sure to switch that off when you aren’t using it.
I found the magnet on the larger timer to be pretty strong. The smaller timer’s magnet isn’t AS strong – but its definitely good for keeping the timer on the fridge when you aren’t using it. I just wouldn’t use that one to hold up papers or anything. It would be find to use the larger timer to hold up a sheet of paper or a photo on the fridge.
Overall, I am really happy with both of these timers. I will primarily use the larger timer and use the smaller one for the rare occasions that I need a second timer.
CHECK IT OUT HERE —> KitchenEn 2-Pack of Timers
I have to say without even the slightest second thought that these are THE BEST measuring spoons I have EVER owned and definitely deserves it’s place as one of my favorite household items . I always just buy the cheapies and I never really like them, but yet I always buy them and then lose them one buy one.
This set of measuring spoons is QUITE nice. The rubber handles are very comfortable to hold, not to mention very pretty.
I love the bright colors! The biggest thing I want to stress about these spoons is how HEAVY they are. The moment I took them out of the box, I immediately could tell they were a high quality set. I hope to have these for the rest of my life. The measurements seem accurate as well.
I haven’t gotten a chance to use the egg separator, but it looks like it will do what it should.
CHECK IT OUT HERE —> MagiKutchen Measuring Spoon Set
I have to say I really love my shower curtain rings. I just moved and was trying to buy a more permanent pair since I was temporarily using dollar store plastic ones. I have to say I am really happy with these. The reason i wanted these is because they say they “Will Not Rust“. I have had issue with that before with metal shower curtain hooks. I love that these are actually stainless steel.
Each curtain ring comes with 5 roller balls on it so that when you slide your curtain open, it does not snagged on the pole. These rings just sort of help your curtain GLIDE open when you want to open or close the curtain. I LOVE THAT! “Easy to use” is always a plus for me. You get a total of 12 (one dozen) shower curtain rings (which is pretty standard). They come in a clear plastic sleeve and are very easy to open. You just sort of squeeze them open to hook them on your shower curtain. (Much the way you would operate a safety pin – only these are not sharp). I forsee these shower curtain rings to last for many years. I am really happy with them. – Currently $9.99 on Amazon!
CHECK IT OUT HERE —> Magicfly Shower Curtain Rings
Quantum Crush Large Herb and Spice Grinder
I began growing a small herb garden over the summer and I think that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. There is certainly something to be said for the burst of fresh taste that comes from herbs straight out of the garden, as opposed to dried herbs. Since the summer, I have spend quite a bit of time chopping the herbs until my hand was sore and for some strange reason, didn’t even think about purchasing an herb grinder!
The Quantum Crush Large Herb and Spice Grinder is absolutely perfect! I recently tried it out on some fresh dill from my garden and fell in love with it. The teeth are quite sharp and I had absolutely no trouble grinding it down quickly and easily. It comes with a small brush and pick for for cleaning that easily stores in the bottom compartment. This made cleanup a breeze! The material of the grinder feels extremely durable and I can certainly see this product being a staple item in my kitchen and being used on a regular basis! I highly recommend it!
CHECK IT OUT HERE—> Large Herb and Spice Grinder
Oishii Kitchen Utensil Set – 6-piece High Quality Black Silicone & Stainless Steel Cooking Tools
The first thing I noticed about the Oishii kitchen utensil set is the weight. These are NOT cheap, starter utensils. They are VERY high quality and will last a lifetime! They feel very comfortable in your hand. The flippers and spoons are not overly soft and bendy to the point that some of the cheap ones are. They are PERFECT! The moment my husband and I took them out of the box, we decided “Oh wow! We are KEEPING these!” They are REALLY nice and absolutely will NOT scratch any surfaces of any pots or pans. The silicone is excellent quality and has that feel to it where you know you are touching something nice. The stainless steel portion of the utensils is very attractive and durable. These are now out main kitchen utensils. We just retired our other set. Great job, Oishii!
CHECK THEM OUT HERE —-> Oishii Kitchen Utensil Set
Akcord 3 in 1 Spray Window Washer
The Akcord 3 in 1 Spray Window Washer is the greatest invention! I love it! I hate washing windows and this contraption makes it SO much easier and faster! I tried it out in my car because I was looking for something that was good for cleaning the inside of the windshield. Overall, this was perfect.
Once you take it out of the packaging, you simply unscrew the bottle and pour in your cleaner. Then, you just spray your window, wipe it with the cloth side to wash it and then use the squeegie side to clean off the water. The best tip I can give you is that when you spray your windshield, do NOT spray more than a squirt or two because when I sprayed too much cleaner, it was difficult to squeegie it without getting straight line water marks. Once I figured that out – STREAK FREE! It was nice to not have to dirty a pile of paper towels – so its environmentally friendly too! You can also remove the cloth when you want to to wash it in your washer machine 🙂
The window washer will be PERFECT for washing the windows in your home, too. I tried it out on our sliding glass doors and they came out beautifully clear. This is so worth the money. I am glad I got this! Heck, it is going to save me money on paper towels alone and earn its price back pretty quick.
I know this is really made for the car but it works great in the house, too – just an FYI 🙂 I really never thought much about how to remove the dust from all over my car – and ashes. We are smokers, so there are always ashes all over our dashboard and radio / console area. When I first got my Lush Ride Lambswool Car Interior Duster I was pleasantly surprised at house SOFT it is! It has a real luxurious feel to it.
When I got it I took it out of the plastic sheath it comes it and gave it a good shake to fluff it up. I then went right to my car and started dusting the dashboard area, expecting the dust and ashes to go flying all over the car. It did NOT! The duster seems to keep it inside of it. It even got the dust and ash out of the crevices and cracks around the knobs of our car radio! Once I was finished dusting, I stood outside of the car and gave the duster a good, hard couple shakes and did see the dust fly back into outdoors. So there was my proof – it wasn’t just flinging the dust all over – it was picking it up! Awesome product! I love that it looks like something nice and not some tacky, neon colored duster you would find at a discount store. This would go nice in any car of any level of luxury or economy cars. Everyone needs one of these, for real!
I think my favorite thing about these cutting boards is the red colored silicone edges. It creates a non-slip design which really helps keep them in place not only when cutting but when there is a lot activity in the kitchen – kids seem to bump everything and these don’t really move a whole lot when bumped – LESS SPILLS when preparing! They don’t make a terrible amount of noise when cutting quickly either. I just love them. They match my kitchen beautifully and best of all – they are easy to clean and sanitize. They don’t stain either! Great product!
I got the Home Aesthetics Coaster Set for use in our band room. We have a lot of electronics in there and glasses sliding off of tables or shelves is simply not an option. I received these coasters at a discount in exchange for my honest review and I really have absolutely nothing but good things to say about them. First, the back of each coaster is slick and more sticky than the front. This allows the coasters to get a very firm grip on the surface they are placed upon so they don’t slide. Secondly, they have grooves on the top side to aid in holding any moisture that drips from your glass. The nicest thing about them is that your glass itself gets a nice grip on the coaster so it doesn’t slide off of the coaster easily.
You get 6 coasters (as photographed above) and the holder that contains the logo for Home Aestheics (HA) on the front. The coasters are a nice thickness and surely last a lifetime. They wash off quite easily as well – they can either go in the dishwasher or you can wash them by hand – your choice. I am thrilled with these coasters. They are perfect for my band room and a great addition to our home! CLICK HERE TO ORDER
I truly love this Bonjour Cuisine Silicone Baking Mat 3 Piece Set. I bake a LOT of cookies during the holidays. Mostly, I bake my famous chocolate chip cookies. I baked several batches last night using the baking mats. I actually have NEVER used mats before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve always just baked my cookies directly on the cookie sheet.
I am extremely happy to report these are a wonderful product. I just placed the baking mats on top of my cookie sheets and plopped my balls of cookie dough directly onto the baking mats. I used them at 350 degrees. The cookies did not stick to them at all. (I was really worried they would.) The best part is that the pan clean-up was a breeze and cleaning the mats was really easy. I just submerged them into hot, soapy dishwater and wiped them clean – though there really wasn’t much to wash off other than some oil residue. I then just placed them over top of the dishes in the dish drainer and let them dry. They came out good as new. As a sidenote – LOVE THE COLOR and the spatula was awesome for scraping the bowl. Great product.
OK, this was my very first experience with silicone ice cube trays – though I have had several silicone kitchen products. I received them at a discount in exchange for my honest review. So far, I am in love with them.
The very first and most important thing I need to mention is that when you get them (AS IS TRUE WITH ALL SILICONE KITCHEN PRODUCTS) – you MUST wash them SUPER well and be sure to get out and of the substance left behind from the manufacturing process. If you attempt to make icecubes before really washing them super well, you will get some of the release compound in your ice which will then get into your drink and you will see it floating (I made the mistake of not washing them at all because I was just testing them at first). You don’t want that – so wash!
What I love most about these trays is that the ice is SO easy to get out of them. You just push up from the bottom each cube that you want. Give the tray a good twist when you first take it out of the freezer to loosen up the ice just to be sure it will be easy to get the ice cubes out. I did not have a single issue getting the ice out. The ice are nice big, too – which I love. Great product and kind of fun! 🙂
GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder with Hand Crank
For me, coffee is a must-have. I seriously cannot get myself moving in the morning without it. There aren’t many kinds of coffee that don’t like, but I have actually never thought of buying whole bean coffee and grinding my own. That is, until I had an opportunity to receive the GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder with Hand Crank for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I received the product exactly when it was promised and the packaging was great. It makes it very possible to give this coffee grinder as a gift.
Operating the GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder is really quite simple and also comes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions. It pulls apart in the middle to separate the hopper from the collection cup. This is where you can find the grind adjustment screw so that you can set the grind fineness. Once it’s put back together, the The top of the hopper slides off to fill the grinder with coffee beans. Once the lid is back on, the crank handle is placed on top and turns quite easily. The grounds are dispensed into the internal plastic grinds cup and can be simply dumped into your storage container or coffee maker.
I absolutely love that the GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder also comes with a brush for easy cleaning and a measuring spoon with a clip for easy scooping and storing. This really is a wonderful coffee grinder and I never knew just how much my kitchen needed one until now. I highly recommend the GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder to anyone!
CHECK IT OUT HERE–> GrinderLand Manual Coffee Grinder