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Stoves have sure come a long way over the last few decades. They now have so many new and modern technologies like dual fuel and gas ranges with a removable grill top so you can grill right in your kitchen. Read on to see how you can rediscover your joy of cooking with a new stove.


What you can make with a top of the line blender

by Blogger on ‎09-17-2016 05:15 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 07:02 AM by Blogger


Historically, blenders have been used to chop, grind, and puree food and beverages, often as food preparation for a larger recipe. However, these days, there is no end to what you can do with a top of the line blender, even in those with a small profile. Read on for some great recipes and an overview of a few of my favourite single-serve blenders.


cpb-300c_1 copy.jpgI was so excited to write a Plug-In Blog post on toaster meals this summer, and I'm equally thrilled to share some recipe ideas for single-serve blenders today. I spend so much of my time in the kitchen that it's always a treat to share easy meal ideas, and single-serve blenders are one of my big kitchen "musts"!



What can I make with an all purpose blender?

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2016 08:08 AM - last edited on ‎09-12-2016 07:13 AM by Blogger

Blender main-Optimized.jpgSometimes time can be short when it comes to getting a meal on the table. Having an all purpose blender can really come in hand when you want to whip up a homemade meal. They are quick and easy to use and extremely versatile. Read on to see what you can do with an all purpose blender.


Discover new cooking opportunities with Instant Pot

by Blogger on ‎09-06-2016 08:45 PM - last edited on ‎09-12-2016 07:18 AM by Blogger


If you’re a fan of one-pot cooking, then you need to check out the Instant Pot. This intelligent multi-cooker is capable of completely replacing your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer, and based on some customer comments, it more than lives up to its hype.


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It's hard to get the kids into a back to school routine, and sometimes I think it's even harder on mom and dad. If you're struggling with ideas for breakfast, try these back to school breakfast ideas. They'll make mornings easy and delicious.


New smart tech you're going to want to use in your smart home

by Blogger ‎08-29-2016 07:20 PM - edited ‎08-30-2016 08:53 AM

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Eveyrone has regrets during renovations, but the smartest decision I made during mine was setting my house up to be a full smart home. I've got a lot of great devices installed, but I'm really excited to see what's around the corner in the smart home market.


Three tips to brew better coffee at home

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2016 10:34 AM

Good-morning-coffee-with-beans-Optimized-1.jpgHaving the perfectly brewed cup of coffee can help you start your day off on the right foot. Being able to brew your favourite cup at home each day will save you time and money in the long run. Read on for 3 tips to brew better coffee at home.




It's stressful getting set up for back to school, and it can be tempting to just eat whatever is in front of you. With these dorm room snack recipes you'll be set to make a quick, healthy snack whenever you're feeling hungry.


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After a full day of classes you'll be coming back to your dorm room hungry and looking for something to eat for dinner. Check out these recipes perfect for getting you through the week.


Which of these 5 appliances should you take to your dorm room?

by Blogger ‎08-19-2016 10:45 AM - edited ‎08-19-2016 10:46 AM

cook_together.jpgWhen you're setting up your dorm room kitchen, you want to pick appliances that you'll use every day. Here are five you'll want to consider bringing along to set up your dorm room kitchen.


Make better drip coffee with the Braun BrewSense 12-Cup coffee maker

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2016 02:48 PM - last edited on ‎09-20-2016 04:09 PM by Blogger

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I spent a few days with the Braun BrewSense drip coffee maker and now I'm a drip coffee convert. Take a look at my video and review of the Braun BrewSense and see how this coffee maker stands apart from others.


The best way to stock a dorm room refrigerator

by Blogger on ‎08-09-2016 12:28 PM - last edited on ‎08-16-2016 03:39 PM by Blogger

dorm room fridge.jpgWhen you're buying groceries for the first time on your own, you're probably not really thinking about exactly how you're going to store them. If you've taken a dorm room refrigerator along for back to school, you'll have space to spare by following these tips.


10 freezer tips for the summer harvest

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2016 01:25 PM - last edited on ‎08-09-2016 08:57 AM by Blogger

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Summer harvest is in full swing and we have been loving it at my house. Fresh fruits and veggies right from the garden and Farmer's Markets are one of the best things about summer. Read on for my top 10 tips on freezing your harvest to get you through the year.



dorm room breakfast.jpgHeading back to school doesn't mean you have to give up eating healthy meals. This week we're taking a look at some great breakfast recipes you can make right in your dorm room.


Cool appliances that will make your dorm room the place to study this year

by Blogger ‎08-03-2016 04:20 PM - edited ‎08-03-2016 04:23 PM

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Who doesn't want to have the coolest dorm room on the floor? When you want your friends to hang out in your room, these three dorm room appliances will draw them in every time.


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A lot of people require coffee to wake up in the morning and stay alert during the day. For students it's even more important to be able to start the day with a decent cup of coffee, but with so many different types of coffee maker, how do you know which to bring with you back to school? To help, I've dug into four coffee makers and listed the advantages and disadvantages for all of them.


7 appliances every student should have in their dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-25-2016 02:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-23-2016 01:47 PM by Community Manager


Going away to university and living in a dorm room or in an apartment off-campus is a right of passage for many. It’s a way of gaining independence while meeting new people, learning new things, and embracing everything a post-secondary experience has to offer. It’s also likely the first time most new students have ever lived on their own. So if you are heading off to university this fall, here are seven appliances you should bring with you to make your time away from home as comfortable as possible.


Win the new Dyson V8 vacuum from Best Buy

by Editor in Chief on ‎06-16-2016 01:38 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2016 04:32 PM by Community Manager


Dyson vacuums are the best in the world. Great suction. Versatile. Amazing.  Now you can find out for yourself. Enter this contest for your chance to win the newest powerful and cord free vacuum you have ever seen.  


Review: Dyson V8 Absolute

by Blogger on ‎06-15-2016 12:24 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2016 04:34 PM by Community Manager

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I have to say I was pretty excited when I was asked to test out the Dyson V8 Absolute. I have always dreamed of owning a Dyson. A couple of the reasons being that I've heard they're long lasting, durable and great if you own pets. Read on to see what I found out from using the Dyson V8 Absolute for a week.


Recipe: this week try some vegan Persian food

by Blogger on ‎06-03-2016 11:13 AM - last edited on ‎06-03-2016 05:10 PM by Editor in Chief

persian rice.jpgAs a child, I was confused when someone of Persian descent claimed to be a vegetarian. It just didn’t make sense to me. Growing up, we survived on BBQed kebobs, from grilled bite-sized steak (barg), to ground meat (kobedeh), to saffron-marinated chicken (joojeh). What else would Persian people eat? So when Best Buy approached me to write a piece on Vegan Persian dishes, I immediately said it was impossible. After all, the cuisine is pretty meat focused. But my Mama Pej knocked some sense into me by asking, “This entire time, you never noticed the vegetarian options at our parties?” I had to admit they existed. But could these dishes be veganized? They sure can. Here are some Persian vegan recipes.



How to clean a fridge (& how often)

by Blogger on ‎05-31-2016 04:46 PM - last edited on ‎06-02-2016 09:46 AM by Editor in Chief


Our refrigerators are where we keep all our perishable food, so it makes sense that they should be kept clean and tidy so food stays fresh and free of bacteria. But do you know how you should clean your fridge and how often? If not, don’t worry, because that’s exactly what I’m here to tell you.


What temperature should your fridge and freezer be?

by Blogger on ‎05-30-2016 10:44 PM - last edited on ‎06-07-2016 12:35 PM by Editor in Chief


Refrigerators and freezers are made to serve one purpose, and that is to keep our food cold or frozen. This might sound simple enough, but if you’ve ever unwittingly poured chunky milk into your morning coffee or cereal, or been met with a crisper full of frozen vegetables when you’re about to whip up a delicious dinner, you know that keeping the right temperature in your fridge is the difference between enjoying your food and wasting your food. That’s why I’m here to tell you at exactly what temperature your fridge and freezer should be kept.



How-to clean a stainless steel fridge

by Blogger on ‎05-27-2016 08:19 AM - last edited on ‎05-27-2016 09:03 AM by Editor in Chief


I love the look of a stainless steel fridge, and while they do need a good wipe down every day, they are so easy to keep clean overall. Read on for some great tips for keeping your stainless steel fridge looking shiny and new.


Review: enjoy a clean, fresh breeze with Dyson Pure Cool Link

by Blogger on ‎05-08-2016 08:58 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2016 04:34 PM by Community Manager

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It's hard to believe, but the air pollution in your house can be much, much worse than the air pollution outside of your home. Some air purifiers will remove these particles, but the Dyson Pure Cool Link goes even further. It removes up to 99.97% of the pollutants in your home and does so while directing a cool stream of fresh, clean air wherever you want it.


Review: which Vitamix blender should you choose?

by Blogger ‎04-27-2016 10:27 AM - edited ‎04-27-2016 11:44 AM

Ivitamix-models copy.jpgf you only use your blender to make smoothies, you're missing out on so many cool recipes you can try. That's what I found out this week when I compared the Vitamix 300 to the Vitamix 500, and I made butternut squash soup and hazelnut spread in no time at all.



Review: Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum Cleaner

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2016 11:54 PM - last edited on ‎05-06-2016 11:50 AM by Editor in Chief


Today I present the findings of my rescent round of experimentation with the new Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum Cleaner. Ok, it's really not as formal as all that, but I did test the dickens out of this thing, so click on through to see how it went!




Mother's Day gifts for entertaining

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2016 01:40 PM - last edited on ‎04-19-2016 03:35 PM by Editor in Chief


Mother's Day is almost upon us, and it's time to start thinking about what you're going to get for the special moms in your life. Today I'm sharing some great gift ideas for the women in your life who love to entertain.


Dishwashers explained: how to load your dishwasher

by Blogger on ‎04-15-2016 04:45 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 08:46 AM by Editor in Chief

loading a dishwasher.jpgEveryone loads their dishwasher differently, but there's a set way you can load your dishwasher to get the cleanest dishes. Here's how to load your dishwasher for sparkling dishes every time.


Dishwashers explained: how to measure your kitchen for a new dishwasher

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2016 04:26 PM - last edited on ‎04-12-2016 05:20 PM by Editor in Chief

Meauring for your new dishwasher couldn't be easier. Here are step by step instructions if you're wondering how to measure the width, height, and depth for your new dishwasher.


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