byShelly_Wutke04-27-201610:27 AM - edited 04-27-201611:44 AM
If 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.
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.
When I was asked to test out the Breville Fast Slow Pro Multicooker I was pretty excited. I love a kitchen appliance that has plenty of options and is easy to use. I'm also always looking for new ways to cook a healthy and quick meal for my boys, and I was hoping this appliance would be the able do it. Read on for my thoughts on the Breville Fast Slow Pro Multicooker.
Everyone can use a helping hand when trying to stick to health goals. It might be easy for the first week, but we all know it quickly becomes a daily uphill battle to stay motivated and on track. So make completing your daily fitness and dietary goals as easy as possible with some of these products.
Pressure cookers used to do one thing and one thing only–cook food under pressure. These days, however, most pressure cookers are multi-function kitchen appliances that allow you to do everything from sauté to stew to steam and, of course, pressure cook. I had never used a pressure cooker before so was excited to exercise my culinary chops by testing the T-Fal 25-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. Here’s how it fared in my book.
This past weekend was Easter, and I don’t know about you, but I certainly indulged in my fair share of delicious food. In fact, over three days I partook in two brunches and one breakfast, and they reminded me of how much I love syrup. Regardless of what it touches, syrup makes everything better, and as it turns out you can make it at home with a Vitamix blender.
With all this stormy B.C. weather we've been getting it has definitely been soup weather, and when it comes to homemade soups, Vitamix has you covered. You can puree your soup and heat it all in one go. Read on to find out all Vitamix can do, and test out a great tomato soup recipe.
on 03-16-201611:26 AM - last edited on 04-29-201610:32 AM by BBYMartin
Spring is just around the corner and next thing you know, summer will have arrived. When most people think of summer, they picture beaches, patios, and bathing suits, but I love me a good BBQ party. Food just tastes better on a grill. So it’s no surprise that I’m trying to make the experience portable. A portable BBQ will become your new best friend—and help you make lots of others.
Cleaning your washer and dryer regularly will ensure your appliances are running at their full potential, and will probably save you money on your electric bill too. There will be less having to re-wash laundry and shorter drying time. Read on to see how you can keep both your washer and dryer clean.
I think blenders are going to be getting a lot more use and recognition in 2016. They aren't just for mixing and pureeing anymore. You can essentially make a meal in a blender now, which makes owning one a must. Read on to see the top blenders for 2016.
It can be really frustrating when one of your home appliances gives out on you, but don't be quick to assume you need to go out and buy a new one. Today I'm giving some great tips on what you can do to troubleshoot when one of your burners stops working.
Whether you live on your own or are a family of ten, a dishwasher is a great addition to any kitchen. I mean, who likes doing dishes? However, if your dishwasher stops working the way it’s supposed to and starts leaving spots and grime behind, it can be really frustrating. The good news is that you don’t need to call a repairman, because fixing a dishwasher that won’t rinse dishes well is really easy! All you need is a few tools and these tips.
I know I use most of my home appliances on a daily basis, and there's nothing more frustrating than when one of them is not working. Recently I had to troubleshoot my rocking washing machine. Read on to see how you can troubleshoot yours if it's banging around like mine was.
I like to keep my house clean, but since bringing 3 more pets into the mix this past year, I find myself overwhelmed with cat toys, chew bones, and a pile of good old fashioned pet hair. If this sounds like you and you're wondering what the best vacuum is for pet hair, read on. I've got three great vacuum cleaner recommendations for pet owners.
To 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.
Cordless 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.
on 01-28-201609:21 PM - last edited on 01-29-201601:25 PM by BBYMartin
Low-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.
If 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.
on 01-14-201611:22 PM - last edited on 02-11-201603:04 PM by BBYMartin
Energy 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!
There’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.
While 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.
Seeing 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.
One 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.
It'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.
Debuting 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.
If 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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