mature-couple.jpgWhat’s your favourite gift to give at a wedding? Most people have a standard gift, something like gift cards or a small appliance, that they like to give the happy couple just starting out. But what if the happy couple is a little older, a little wiser, and is getting married for the second time around? If you’re not sure what to get the happy couple who has been together for a long time but is only now tying the knot, here are a few great wedding gifts for the mature couple getting married.

 

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Get cooking with the Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender

by Blogger on ‎03-12-2015 08:09 PM - last edited on ‎03-16-2015 11:42 AM by Editor in Chief

Kenwood-Immersion-Blender.jpgAfter I tested the Kenwood Blend X-Pro last week, I realized the latest blenders have more functions than almost any other appliance in my kitchen. Now that I’ve tried out the Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender, I’m really in awe of how far blenders have come in the past five years. 

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You'll have blending power to spare with the Kenwood Blend X-Pro

by Blogger on ‎03-06-2015 05:26 PM - last edited on ‎03-16-2015 11:50 AM by Editor in Chief

blender.jpgLately I’ve been noticing how my trusty old blender wouldn’t grind up almonds, and it struggled with anything other than the most basic of smoothies. As for frozen fruit, forget it, and it has never been the greatest when it comes to crushing ice either.  That’s why when I was asked to review the Kenwood Blend X-Pro blender, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to see what the difference was between a basic blender and one that’s designed to do a little bit of everything and do it well.

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Pre-Wedding Juicing

by Blogger on ‎03-05-2015 09:12 PM - last edited on ‎03-10-2015 11:06 AM by Editor in Chief

Green-Smoothie.jpgWeddings are stressful. The litany of decisions that have to be made leading up to the big day is seemingly endless. What font to use on the invites? What colour dress is the bride going to wear: white, almost white, somewhat white, kinda white, not super white but can pass as white, red? What about catering and decorations? Chocolate cake or vanilla cupcakes? What about flowers? The list goes on. And to add even more stress, whether you’re the bride, the groom, or in the bridal party, you’re going to be photographed more in the span of a few hours than ever before, so you know you’re going to want to look your best. That’s where juicing comes in.

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Wedding gift checklist for the couple moving out of their parent’s house

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 11:21 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2015 08:58 PM by Blogger

WR5.jpgHere’s what you’re going to need to ask for if you’re moving out on your own with your spouse for the first time!

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Top 5 Blenders, as rated by Best Buy Customers

by Blogger on ‎02-16-2015 08:08 PM - last edited on ‎02-17-2015 04:52 PM by Editor in Chief

blendtek.jpgWhen it comes to blenders, one size does not fit all, and there are a lot of different makes and models to choose from. Hand or immersion blenders, countertop blenders, or even juicer/blender combinations – no matter what you want to use your blender for, there’s a blender to suit you.  Here’s a look at the top blenders carried on Bestbuy.ca as rated by you, the customers.

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BBY_02132015_APP.jpgToday, not only does technology make household appliances a whole heck of a lot quieter than they used to be, but it makes life a whole heck of a lot easier as well. All you need to do is look at Samsung’s range of appliances to see how.

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Top 5 juicers as rated by Best Buy customers

by Blogger ‎02-05-2015 10:16 PM - edited ‎02-05-2015 10:18 PM

Juicing 3.jpgHere are our top 5 juicers rated by customers like you!

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It's Pizza Night on Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎01-30-2015 05:11 PM - edited ‎01-30-2015 05:17 PM

pizza-recipes.jpgA lot of people do a pizza night at least once a week, and for many of us that night is usually Friday. Having pizza for dinner is a nice, casual start to the weekend and there are so many different varieties you just can’t get bored of eating it. If it's pizza night at your house and you're staring at the same old ham and pineapple, here are a few of my favourite pizza recipes to add some inspiration to your pizza night.

 

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How to have perfectly clean and pressed clothing like a pro

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 09:47 PM - last edited on ‎02-12-2015 09:05 AM by Editor in Chief

Once you’ve assembled the perfect wardrobe, the next step is keeping your clothes in tip-top shape to cut the perfect silhouette today and every day that’s yet to come. Getting just the right combination of washing, drying, and “de-wrinkling” can make the difference between having a closetful of clothes that’ll last you through the season and a closetful of clothes that will last you ten years, so make sure you’re getting it right!

 

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How to save money on your grocery bill like a pro

by Blogger ‎01-28-2015 10:06 PM - edited ‎01-28-2015 10:07 PM

grocery-bill-like-a-pro.jpgI’m one of the few people I know who enjoys grocery shopping. For me, it’s a challenge finding new and interesting products, getting the best price on those things I buy all the time, and saving money at the checkout. And because groceries make up a sizable chunk of my monthly spending budget, I like to save money on them as often as I can. Read on and I’ll share some tips that will have you saving on your grocery bill like a pro.

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smoothies.jpgOne of the things that stops people from having a smoothie every day is they simply don’t understand the health benefits. Maybe, during the 3 pm slump, they’re craving something that will fill them up fast and give them a boost of sugar-fueled energy instead of thinking about how they’ll feel after an hour of treating their body to something healthy. These are the smoothies you’ll want to start your day with and drink more than once when you need an extra boost:

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New Year, new appliances: see how much they have changed over the last 10 years

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2015 03:13 PM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 03:14 PM by Editor in Chief

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There's one area in home tech that's really changed, and it’s the part most people overlook until they need replacements—appliances! Swapping out your old appliances for new appliances will save you on your energy bill, give you cleaner clothes, sparkling clean dishes, and even cut down on your grocery bills.

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CES 2015: Don't miss these connected appliances

by Blogger on ‎01-07-2015 05:49 PM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 08:21 AM by Editor in Chief

lg-twin-wash.jpgCES 2015 is well underway, and as is the norm for the biggest gadget show of the year, there’s been more than a few surprises popping up on the floor. I’m on red alert for anything exciting as far as appliances go, and I’ve got a few amazing innovations to share. I’ll even go as far as saying that watching this stuff roll out has caused me to have more than a few Star Trek flashbacks, because some of these devices are pretty close to things I’ve only seen on futuristic TV shows.

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CES 2015: Samsung creates a virtual kitchen with the Chef Collection app

by Blogger ‎01-06-2015 10:18 PM - edited ‎01-06-2015 10:22 PM

samsung smart appliances.JPGTeching out the kitchen has always been a dream of mine, and it’s all starting to happen now thanks to the latest appliances. Today at CES 2015, Samsung introduced a few new innovations in kitchen and home appliances, and did a teaser for the Chef Collection app that’s got a lot of foodies seriously excited. Here’s a quick run down of what Samsung has in store this year.

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Classic cocktails to serve your dinner guests

by Blogger on ‎12-28-2014 11:30 PM - last edited on ‎12-29-2014 06:02 PM by Blogger

pear martini.jpgSpice up your next dinner party with a classic cocktail with a twist!

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Best Hot Beverage appliances, as rated by Best Buy customers

by Blogger on ‎12-08-2014 08:45 PM - last edited on ‎02-27-2015 01:02 PM by Editor in Chief

keurig.jpgI rely on reviews for all small kitchen appliances I buy, and that includes one of my most important small kitchen appliances - the coffee maker! I can’t imagine not having a decent coffee maker in the house, and I rely on mine to kick start my day, every day. I’m also a fan of a good, hot cup of tea and any other hot beverage you put in front of me. Judging from the feedback and ratings on these products from other Best Buy customers, I’m not the only one who loves hot beverages. Here are a few of the top hot beverage makers on Bestbuy.ca right now, as rated by Best Buy customers:

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Win a Dyson Vacuum to easily Tidy up for the holidays

by Editor in Chief ‎12-04-2014 01:37 PM - edited ‎12-11-2014 11:28 AM

dyson-dc78.jpgThe holidays are full of the fun, family and festivities.  They also require the inevitable cleaning before guests arrive and after the gifts are opened and appreciated.  Simplifying chores are what Dyson vacuums do best.  You can ask for a Dyson under the tree, of course. Before that, you can enter Best Buy’s “Tidy up for the holidays” contest and you may win the Dyson DC78 Animal Cinetic Vacuum. Read on for more details:

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Frigidaire Laundry – We’ve Come a Long Way Baby

by Blogger on ‎10-18-2014 04:51 PM - last edited on ‎10-20-2014 08:26 AM by Editor in Chief

first-washer.jpgLet’s face it, laundry isn’t a whole lot of fun. It’s certainly not how I like to spend my evenings, I can tell you that much. I mean, there are just so many steps! You’ve got to sort your clothes, lug them to the machine, put them in, press a button, wait … take them out, put them in another machine, press another button, and then wait some more before you take them out and fold them. It’s excruciating. It’s also pretty sad that I’m not alone in my disdain for laundry, especially when you consider the fact that electric washers and dryers as we know them today, like those from consumer appliance giant Frigidaire, have only been around for about 100 years.

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Don't like to do laundry? A Bosch washer and dryer combo will make you love washing clothes

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 08:19 AM - last edited on ‎10-14-2014 01:16 PM by Editor in Chief

bosch-laundry-room.jpgPut up your hand if you like to do laundry. No, I can’t really see any hands waving, but I’ll assume there are very few people who actually enjoy the process of washing and folding laundry. It’s definitely one of those chores that take up a lot of time every week, and as soon as everything is folded and put away, you have to start all over again.

 

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Bosch-Side-By-Side-Fridge.jpgThe latest models of Bosch refrigerators have ultra-efficient cooling systems, full-extension drawers for extra space, and humidity-controlled crispers to keep your lettuce and apples fresh until you’re ready to eat them. Upgrading from an older refrigerator to a Bosch refrigerator is more than just an upgrade – it’s a revelation. And it definitely doesn’t hurt that they look great while they’re keeping everything cool in your kitchen.

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Dishwashers 101 – What to Consider When Buying a New Dishwasher

by Blogger on ‎10-01-2014 12:25 AM - last edited on ‎10-01-2014 03:31 PM by Editor in Chief

dish-2.jpgLike almost every other household appliance, today’s dishwashers come equipped with a seemingly endless array of features. But if you are in the market for a new model, all those options can be overwhelming. That said, you don’t want to make your decision based solely on price or appearance either, because the cold hard truth is that if your dishes don’t fit, or if they come out looking just as dirty as they did when they went in, then it was not money well spent. So with that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind when the time comes to choose your next dishwasher. 

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Microwaves 101: How to choose the best microwave oven for your kitchen

by Blogger on ‎09-24-2014 09:32 PM - last edited on ‎09-25-2014 01:04 PM by Editor in Chief

Kitchen-Appliance-Microwave.jpgA microwave is one of the most important small appliances in your kitchen. If you’re in the market for a new microwave, you’re in for a treat. The latest models are sleek, stylish, and do the jobs of 100 cooks, all wrapped up in a compact package that sits on your counter on mounts above your range. Check out these 4 things to look for when buying a microwave.

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Love tiny houses? Here's how to stock your tiny kitchen

by Blogger on ‎09-20-2014 03:17 PM - last edited on ‎09-22-2014 12:58 PM by Editor in Chief

tiny-house-appliances.jpgThe Tiny Home movement has been building up for a few years now. When I first heard of tiny homes I immediately downloaded the catalog and was in love with the simple, small designs. It might not be do-able if you have 4 kids (and all of their stuff) under your roof, but these cute, quirky homes are perfect for a single person, small family, or seniors who want to live independently.

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Fridge 101: how to choose the perfect fridge

by Blogger on ‎09-16-2014 10:14 PM - last edited on ‎10-03-2014 12:23 PM by Editor in Chief

samsung fridge 3.jpgHere are some tips to finding the perfect fridge for you and your kitchen!

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Save energy with new appliances

by Regular  Advocator ShelaghM on ‎09-15-2014 08:36 PM - last edited on ‎09-16-2014 11:16 AM by Editor in Chief

EnerGuide-Refrigerators.jpgWhen it comes to saving electricity, a good place to start is looking at your old appliances. If your home is filled with older models they are not going to be ENERGY STAR rated and may cost you more money in the long run.

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You have to try these fun ways to use appliances

by Blogger on ‎09-10-2014 06:33 PM - last edited on ‎09-11-2014 02:41 PM by Editor in Chief

warming-plates.jpgSurfing online one day, I stumbled across a site that suggested a ton of different ways to use appliances. I thought I had a trick or two up my sleeve until I read through, and I was blown away by the different, fun ways to use both the big and small appliances in my house. Try a few of these just for fun – some of them are so amazing you’ll probably make them part of your weekly routine.

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Ovens 101 - Oven shopping made easy

by Blogger on ‎09-03-2014 05:13 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2014 09:57 AM by Editor in Chief

ovens101.jpgWhen it comes to buying a new appliance like a range, most people fall into one of two camps – you either love weighing the pros and cons of the latest and greatest makes and models and enjoy imagining how they'd fit in your kitchen, or you’re reluctant to even begin shopping because you’re overwhelmed by the choices. But if you take all of the range options and break down the choices into simple sections, shopping becomes fun and easy.

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Assign floor cleaning duties to the iRobot Roomba and iRobot Scooba

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 10:14 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 11:44 PM by Editor in Chief

irobot-scooba.jpgWhat’s round, black, and the star of Youtube videos involving cats? If you guess the iRobot Roomba, you are absolutely right and have probably watched your fair share of cute kitties strapped down and spinning around on the floor. But just using the iRobot to entertain your friends would really be missing the point of what this vacuum can accomplish.

 

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Back to school – Here’s the top 5 small kitchen appliances to take to your dorm

by Blogger on ‎07-21-2014 06:34 PM - last edited on ‎07-22-2014 02:06 PM by Editor in Chief

dorm-room.jpgWhen I first went off to University, I was pretty surprised at what I didn’t know about living away from home. You know all of those ‘little things’ you get used to having in your kitchen? You have to, for the most part, live without them or stock them yourself. And because dorm rooms are shared and you don’t generally have a kitchen right in your suite of rooms, you have to really pick and choose from all of the kitchen essentials you’re used to having.

 

If you’re squeezed on space and aren’t quite sure what you’ll really miss from your kitchen at home, here are my top 5 picks for kitchen appliances you need to take to your dorm.

 

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