upgrade-appliances.jpgTo upgrade your appliances or not to upgrade, that is the question. At least it has been my question quite a few times, and if it's yours right now, here are some scenarios so you'll know when to upgrade your appliances.

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Why you need a cordless vacuum

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2016 04:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-02-2016 05:30 PM by Blogger

Staircase-vacuuming.jpgCordless vacuums have sure changed over the years. I can definitely see why having one would be beneficial. They're super convenient and make vacuuming everywhere a little easier. No more dragging that cord around with you from plug to plug.

 

Read on to see why you need a cordless vacuum.

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Simple Cooking Tips for a Special Diet -- Low Fat Cooking

by Blogger on ‎01-28-2016 09:21 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2016 01:25 PM by Editor in Chief

Low Fat CookingLow-fat, no-fat, healthy fat, too much fat, trans fat-free? “What do you mean?” as my fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber, would say. I conclude my four part series on special diet with low fat cooking or ways to limit the fat intake. 

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Shelly’s Friday Favourites celebrates National Peanut Butter Day

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2016 04:28 PM - last edited on ‎01-26-2016 02:26 PM by Editor in Chief

peanut-butter2.jpgYou don't have to wait for National Peanut Butter Day to whip up a few peanut butter recipes you may not have tried yet.

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How to get your ceramic cooktop clean

by Blogger on ‎01-19-2016 11:45 AM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 02:49 PM by Editor in Chief

cooktop.jpgIf you own a ceramic cooktop you know how amazing they are, but you also know how vigilant you have to be to keep it clean and shiny. There are some neat tips and easy to use products to help you. Read on to see what I found out about keeping your ceramic cooktop looking new.

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Keep your New Years Resolution to make your home Energy Star Efficient

by Blogger ‎01-14-2016 11:22 PM - edited ‎01-15-2016 10:04 AM

Energy-star.jpgEnergy use is a serious thing; costs are increasing across the country, in some places more than others. As some of the major consumers of energy in your home, you may be thinking about upgrading your appliances. Not only will you find that there are some great new features out there that your older models might not have, but many newer appliances leverage great new technology to be more energy efficient. It’s a great way to start the new year! Want to learn more? Read on!

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Keep your New Year's resolution to eat healthy

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2016 05:58 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2016 09:07 AM by Editor in Chief

food.jpgThere’s so much pressure when it comes to making and sticking to New Year’s resolutions, especially when those resolutions are focused on making positive changes in the interest of your health. You might have the best of intentions, but without the right tools at the ready, the risk of eating leftover pizza right out of the box before January has even come to an end is pretty high. To mitigate that risk and help you stay on track with your resolution, here’s a list of what I consider to be “must have” kitchen devices, appliances, and tips for healthy eating.

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rsz_panasonic_invisible_tv.jpgWhile flying cars have yet to materialize and time travel is still a ways off, I've been finding comfort in the fact that smart kitchens are starting to become a reality. Panasonic showed off a whole bunch of connected kitchen appliances at CES 2016, plus it has what might be the coolest and most versatile TV I've ever seen. It's invisible! Wait till you see how it works.

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CES 2016: Whirlpool's Kitchen of the Future and cool new appliances

by Blogger on ‎01-09-2016 11:36 AM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 11:44 AM by Editor in Chief

rsz_img_9864.jpgSeeing future trends before they become reality is fun, but in our instant-gratification society, we also want innovation and we want it now. Whirlpool gives you the best of both at its booth at CES; from the "Kitchen of the Future" to laundry pairs you can get today hold a month's worth of soap and then tell you when you're out.

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CES 2016: LG makes a splash with motion-sensing appliances & TVs that will leave you speechless

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2016 01:31 PM - last edited on ‎01-19-2016 11:14 AM by Editor in Chief

lgtv.jpgOne of the coolest booths at the Consumer Electronics Show has to be the LG booth. It's packed with mind-blowing new gadgets, appliances that are super-smart and connected, and TVs that are unbelieveably realistic. Plus a few handy gadgets too.

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CES 2016: Hands-on with new tech at the Samsung booth

by Blogger on ‎01-06-2016 10:48 PM - last edited on ‎01-07-2016 10:26 AM by Editor in Chief

Samsung Gear s2 CES.JPGIt's one thing to hear about new technology, and another to see it, feel it and watch it in action right before your eyes. I had a chance to experience several new items from the Samsung product line, months before they'll hit store shelves. Read to see what's new, and headed to consumers for the future, as well as what's shipping right now.

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CES 2016: Whirlpool debuts the Smart French Door Refrigerator

by Blogger on ‎01-05-2016 06:55 PM - last edited on ‎01-06-2016 12:25 PM by Editor in Chief

whirlpool-fridge.jpgDebuting at CES 2016 this week and inspired by the pantry, Whirlpool came out with their Smart French Door Refrigerator. It’s sleek, connected to Wi-Fi, and ready to give you space to organize your food exactly the way you want to.

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Keep your New Years Resolution to make more home cooked meals

by Blogger ‎01-02-2016 09:32 AM - edited ‎01-03-2016 09:46 AM

home-cooked.jpgIf 2016 is the year you've vowed to eat out less and cook more, I'm here to help. I've got a list of small kitchen appliances you can use to create your favourites, and it's so easy you'll wonder why you didn't make this resolution before.

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12 days of Christmas gifts: day 7 is Dyson

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2015 10:39 AM - last edited on ‎12-18-2015 03:06 PM by Editor in Chief

HolidayPromo_CA-Optimized.jpgDay 7 of our 12 days of Christmas gifts is here and we're talking all things Dyson.

 

When I hear Dyson I automatically think vaccums, but the reality is Dyson has a lot more to offer. On top of many styles of vacuums, there's air purifiers, heaters and fans to think about.

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12 days of Christmas gifts: day 4 is Nespresso

by Blogger on ‎12-15-2015 09:23 AM - last edited on ‎12-18-2015 03:12 PM by Editor in Chief

nespresso main.jpgToday on day 4 of our 12 days of Christmas gifts we are talking Nespresso. They have a huge line of coffee machines for the coffee connoisseurs in your life. Read on below to see a few of the machines in their fantastic line of coffee and espresso machines.

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12 days of Christmas gifts: day 1 is Kitchenaid

by Blogger on ‎12-12-2015 02:45 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2015 03:06 PM by Editor in Chief

partridge-pear-tree-21405152.jpgHave you ever wanted to give someone a partridge in a pear tree? Have you stressed out wondering how you’d ever find 4 maids a’milking, just because you wanted to reenact the 12 days of Christmas song? Finding these things can be a tall order for anyone (Lords a'Leaping? Anyone?), but don’t worry: starting today we’ve got Plug In’s 12 Days of Christmas gifts for you instead.

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Hacks for Cleaning and Organizing Your Fridge

by Blogger on ‎12-07-2015 11:27 AM - last edited on ‎12-07-2015 07:43 PM by Blogger

fridge.jpg A fridge is much like a closet for food and beverages; it’s embarrassing when others go through it and it’s disorganized. Not only will they have trouble finding things, but they’ll probably just add to the chaos as they sift through your food.  Let’s get your refrigerator ready for the holiday season six hacks for cleaning and organizing your fridge.

 

 

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Enter to win the best Star Wars contest in the galaxy

by Editor in Chief ‎12-02-2015 08:59 AM - edited ‎12-18-2015 03:07 PM

BestStarWarsContest_690x388_2.jpgEveryone knows what the biggest movie of 2015 is! To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Buy is offering an amazing Star Wars prize package. Believe me, this IS the contest you are looking for!  Read on for more details.

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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

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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. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

                                                                                       

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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

wisegeek.org-Optimized.pngIn 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.

 
 
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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. 

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