Best Gifts of 2015: Best Kitchen Gifts for the Foodie

by Blogger on ‎11-25-2015 06:53 PM - last edited on ‎11-26-2015 09:19 AM by Editor in Chief


Tis the season for holiday shopping, not only for yourself but for your friends and family. What do get the person who has everything? Something for the kitchen, perhaps?  Everyone loves to eat—whether they love to cook or not, the kitchen is a place to get their meals.  Not to worry, we have gift ideas for that person who only orders in. 



Review: Testing a KitchenAid stand mixer and many attachments

by Blogger on ‎11-24-2015 05:41 PM - last edited on ‎11-25-2015 10:37 AM by Editor in Chief

KitchenAid.JPGI’ve gone through a serious appliance drought after living through a 5 month renovation, and now that my kitchen is finally ready for tile/paint and I can almost start really cooking and baking again, I was ready, willing, and so happy to try out all of the amazing KitchenAid attachments. This week I tried out 4 of KitchenAid’s most popular attachments, and I know these would make a great holiday gift for any KitchenAid fan.


Give the gift of the best small kitchen appliances, as rated by Best Buy customers

by Blogger on ‎11-18-2015 10:56 AM - last edited on ‎11-24-2015 11:26 AM by Editor in Chief

merry-christmas-hd-images copy.jpgAre you ready for the holidays yet? If the answer is no, don’t worry: I’ve got a great list of small kitchen appliances rated by Best Buy customers that anyone will be happy to receive this year.


yonanas-dessert-maker-review.jpgThe word ‘dessert’ usually isn’t synonymous with the word ‘healthy’, but you get the best of both when you make your dessert with the Yonanas Dessert Maker. It whips up delicious soft serve from frozen fruit with no extra sugar or preservatives.


Whirlpool has you covered in the kitchen

by Blogger on ‎11-10-2015 07:30 AM - last edited on ‎11-10-2015 09:21 AM by Blogger

whirlpool-Optimized.jpgWhirlpool has been a popular brand in household appliances for over 100 years. Their dedication to making appliances innovative yet functional and practical for everyone is inspiring. I love that they are dedicated to making great appliances and also support our world and the environment.


The Whirlpool brand store has made it's way to Best Buy and hopefully you will find all your appliance needs here when you are on the hunt for something new for your home.


Review: the toast will be with you with a Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster

by Blogger on ‎11-04-2015 11:11 AM - last edited on ‎11-04-2015 12:10 PM by Editor in Chief

star-wars-darth-vader-toaster.jpgThere’s a disruption in the force right now and it’s centered smack in the middle of my kitchen. The Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster has arrived to toast my bread and waffles, but is he up to the task?


KitchenAid: Precious allies for your kitchen!

by Blogger on ‎11-02-2015 05:04 PM - last edited on ‎11-05-2015 10:24 AM by Community Manager

kitchenaid-standmixer-cornflower-blue.jpgMy first exposure to a KitchenAid Stand Mixer was on the Food Network, and when I unwrapped one under the tree one year it was like greeting a long lost best friend; one who was going to help me make magic in the kitchen. Years later, I still feel that way, and with all of the new KitchenAid small appliances hitting the shelves of Best Buy, I'm excited to add even more KitchenAid to my kitchen.


What's new at Best Buy for November?

by Blogger on ‎10-30-2015 02:16 PM - last edited on ‎11-24-2015 04:30 PM by Editor in Chief

whats-new-button-final copy.jpgFall is turning into winter: can you believe it? It's time to get busy on your early holiday shopping, and this month Best Buy has the Microsoft Band 2, the new HP Sprout, and KitchenAid hitting the shelves.


Enter to win the new iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

by Editor in Chief ‎10-23-2015 10:45 AM - edited ‎10-28-2015 11:08 AM

Roomba-980.jpgVacuuming has turned an evolutionary corner. Not the act of vacuuming; you can still use an old vacuum if you want to. But if you’d rather not “do” vacuuming you don’t have to. Vacuuming once required standing, pushing, pulling … and time! Not anymore. Vacuuming has reached the “set it and forget it” stage with the Roomba 980. Read on to learn about the latest from iRobot and how to win one for your home.


Prepare for the Great Canadian Winter: basics to get you through the cold season

by Blogger on ‎10-20-2015 09:55 PM - last edited on ‎10-22-2015 10:52 AM by Blogger

Prepare for a Great Canadian WinterAfter twenty-two years, Canada’s Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are in the playoffs. Though our hearts are filled with joy, it doesn’t change the fact that the cold weather is coming (though I believe in wishful thinking and always hope for a milder winter). Regardless, it’s time for some cozy cuisine for cuddling up in front of the TV (to watch the Jays play, of course). Here are a few easy recipes to warm you up this winter. 



Prepare for the great Canadian winter with easy to make sandwiches

by Blogger on ‎10-20-2015 07:55 AM - last edited on ‎10-20-2015 07:49 PM by Blogger this edition of Prepare for the Canadian winter series, we're talking about the versatility of sandwiches and how with a few go to recipes you can be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you this winter.


There are also some great small appliances and pans perfect for taking your sandwiches to the next level.


Tired of standing in a lineup for your favorites from a food truck? Try these recipes at home

by Blogger on ‎10-06-2015 12:52 PM - last edited on ‎10-10-2015 07:55 AM by Blogger

Food truck recipes There's no doubt about it: we're in the middle of a food truck revolution. When one of them is parked near your workplace, it feels like you’ve won the lunchtime lottery. The meals are oversized, messy, and sometimes bizarre, but whatever the combination, they just seem work.  The proof is in the lineups. Here’s a roundup of the best recipes from the top food trucks in Canada. 


Prepare for the Great Canadian Winter: soups and stews will get you through any storm

by Blogger on ‎09-29-2015 04:26 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2015 05:12 PM by Blogger

main soup.jpgIt's officially fall, and that means we are well on our way to our great Canadian winter. There are some great ways to be well prepared for whatever fall and winter decides to throw at us.


I think that last wind storm really gave most of us a scare, and I for one don't want to be battling hungry people at whatever store and restaurant has power.


My plan is to have some easy soups and stew ingredients on hand ready for last minute meals and in case of a power outage. Read on for some quick and easy recipes.


Prepare for a great Canadian winter: Prepare your home for cold weather comfort

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2015 12:38 PM - last edited on ‎09-29-2015 05:21 PM by Blogger

Prepare for a great Canadian winterDon’t shoot the messenger, but winter is coming! Now that I live in Toronto, I’m getting chills of dread because winter is miserable in the east. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but there are a few months where it gets tough and my face feels numb. I’m sure that like me, many of you will be spending more time at home, as the weather grows colder. So, here are some options to keep you warm while you watch TV or to just keep your home an optimal temperature no matter where you are.


Chill out or warm up with the Dyson Hot+Cool AM09

by Blogger on ‎09-17-2015 11:09 AM - last edited on ‎09-17-2015 11:42 AM by Editor in Chief

Dyson copy.jpgIt’s only September in Canada, but if you live in a house where you’ve got spotty heating, you’re already going to be feeling a little frosty on some mornings. It’s months like these the Dyson Hot+Cool AM09 really shines. It can take a chilly room and turn it cozy for everyone in it, and if the sun decides to beat into your windows, you can flip the switch and enjoy a focused stream of cool air.


How I began my farmhouse home renovation: choosing appliances

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2015 10:39 AM - last edited on ‎09-16-2015 11:00 AM by Editor in Chief

home-reno.jpgFor the next few weeks I’ll be talking home renovations, and if you’re about to start renovating an older home or move into a house you plan on changing and you’re wondering how the process works, read on. From the planning stages to tips on turning your home into a smart home, I’ve either been there or am in the process of being there, and what I’ve found is that renovations aren’t as scary when you’ve got someone else’s experiences to compare to.


Best bar fridges for back to school as rated by our customers

by Blogger on ‎08-19-2015 11:17 AM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:19 AM by Editor in Chief

main fridge.jpgWe've been talking about some great small appliances for back to school as rated by you, our Best Buy customers. This week we'll see how having your own bar fridge can make a difference in your dorm room or apartment living.


Morning Rituals from 5 Successful Entrepreneurs

by Blogger ‎08-17-2015 08:25 AM - edited ‎08-19-2015 10:28 AM

Morning rituals for successful peopleMornings can be tough, especially when you want to hit that snooze button. Or when your kids wake you up too early. Or when you aren’t happy at your job and have to survive a long day at work. But sometimes a shift in attitude or routine is all you need. Many successful people have morning rituals to help kickstart their productivity. Before you roll your eyes, take a look at how the following entrepreneurs begin their day.


How will the Internet of Things affect students?

by Blogger on ‎08-14-2015 03:50 PM - last edited on ‎08-14-2015 06:35 PM by Blogger

Internet of things will change education.jpgAn increasing number of devices and gadgets are coming out that can connect to the online world and generate and report content on their own. But how will the so-called Internet of Things (ioT) – the bringing together of our physical and virtual worlds – change how we educate, and benefit students of the future?


Best Microwaves for Back to School as Rated by Best Buy Customers

by Blogger ‎08-09-2015 06:51 PM - edited ‎08-10-2015 12:06 PM

Two weeks ago I posted an article called "Best Slowcookers for Back to School as Rated by Customers." Today, in hopes of helping those on the verge of returning to University & College, I consider the top 5 microwave ovens for back to school as rated by Best Buy customers. Read on to learn all about the very best microwave ovens currently available at Best Buy. These are your very own opinions, so you know the information here is highly valuable. Click on through to give it a look!


Shelly's Friday Favourites shares why you need to take a toaster oven back to school

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2015 07:05 PM - last edited on ‎08-20-2015 02:59 PM by Editor in Chief

toaster-oven.jpgOver the past few weeks we’ve been compiling a list of the best appliances to take along to your dorm room and a few recipes you can whip up with each of them. We’ve looked at rice cookers, slow cookers, and microwaves, and this week we’re going to head into toaster territory and explore why you should bring a toaster oven with you when you go back to school.


The Internet of Things and appliances

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 02:19 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:23 AM by Editor in Chief

connected-home.jpgDoes your fridge talk to your smartphone and let you know that you’re out of milk or butter? Can your stove turn on wirelessly based on a recipe you’ve created and plugged in? Maybe your washing machine can send you a text if you forgot the fabric softener or your laundry is on the verge of becoming smelly from being left behind? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm jealous, but thanks to the Internet of Things, having my very own WiFi enabled appliances isn't that far off.


Best Slowcookers for Back to School as Rated by Customers

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 04:57 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 10:35 AM by Editor in Chief

If you're considering getting a slowcooker for back to school and would like to read top recommendations from other customers just like yourself, then today's blog should be right up your alley. Read on to see which slowcookers come most highly recommended by Best Buy customers. These reviews are given in each customer's own words, so you'll know you're getting sound advice. The quoted customers have purchased these slowcookers and used them thoroughly, so step on inside and see what these good folks have to say!


Shelly's Friday Favourites microwaves some meals for back to school

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2015 10:22 PM - last edited on ‎08-24-2015 11:27 AM by Editor in Chief

quiona.jpgLast week on Shelly’s Friday Favourites we talked about how taking a slow cooker along when you go back to school is a seriously good idea. This week we're packing up the microwave to take it to your dorm room, and I've got a few healthy, fresh microwave recipes ready for you to try. 


Review: you’ll want to cook everything on the T-fal Optigrill

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2015 11:39 AM - last edited on ‎07-30-2015 01:02 PM by Editor in Chief

grill.jpgAll it took was one set of steaks cooked on the T-fal Optigrill Non-stick grill and it was time for my BBQ to step aside and let a handier appliance take over. Here’s what I found out when I tested out the T-fal Optigrill.




Best coffee makers for back to school as rated by our customers

by Blogger on ‎07-24-2015 08:38 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 10:53 AM by Editor in Chief

latte 1.jpgIf you're a busy parent with school runs or a college/university student with a crazy schedule full of classes, your coffee maker can be the one thing in your day to keep you sane.  It's great to read Best Buy customer reviews to help choose which coffee maker will work best for you. Read on to learn which coffee makers were chosen as favourites.


Best rice cookers for back to school as rated by customers

by Blogger on ‎07-20-2015 10:42 AM - last edited on ‎07-23-2015 09:25 AM by Editor in Chief

rice.jpgI’m not sure about you, but rice is a staple in my diet. It’s ridiculously versatile, can be dressed up or down to complement or become a meal, and is relatively low calorie as far as starches are concerned. The problem is that cooking rice—real rice, not the “nuke-in-the-bag-pseudo-rice”—can take a bit of time. And let’s be honest, time can be a luxury; especially when you’re a parent with kids in school, or a student yourself. When I think back to my university days, I have vivid memories of being so busy that the very prospect of cooking dinner made me sweat with anxiety.



Review: Uneven cooking is a thing of the past with the Panasonic Genius Prestige Plus

by Blogger on ‎07-10-2015 11:00 AM - last edited on ‎07-21-2015 04:57 PM by Editor in Chief

panasonic-microwave.jpgBecause I’ve already used a Panasonic microwave for a long time, and the microwave I bought for my new house was a different brand, I was excited to try out the latest Panasonic model, the Panasonic 2.2 Genius Prestige Plus with Cyclonic Inverter Technology; it promises even cooking and defrosting you just can't find on another microwave.


All about fans

by Blogger on ‎06-20-2015 02:09 PM - last edited on ‎06-24-2015 08:58 AM by Blogger

fan-blades.jpgIf you’ve ever watched one of those home improvement shows on TV, you are no doubt aware that the vast majority of interior designers think that a “fan” is either someone who follows them on social media, or an intrusive assault to the esthetic senses. Well, no disrespect to the interior designers out there, but here’s the thing: in the summer months, a fan is an absolute necessity. In fact, depending on the size of your home, and in the absence of air conditioning, multiple fans are a necessity. But what makes one fan different from another? That’s what I’m here to tell you!


Everything you need to know about cookware for your induction range

by Blogger on ‎06-18-2015 06:54 PM - last edited on ‎06-19-2015 03:08 PM by Editor in Chief

induction-range.jpgIf you've just upgraded to an amazing new induction range, you might be happy to know you'll also have to upgrade to new cookware. Induction ranges work with only two types of cookware, cast iron and stainless steel, and there's a lot of choice for both. Here's a look at the cookware essentials you'll need when upgrading to an induction range.


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