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Lorex LW2450 LIVE Video Baby Monitor Review

Lorex LW2450 LIVE Video Baby Monitor Review

The Lorex LW2450 LIVE Video Baby Monitor with Pan/Tilt Wireless Camera is an impressive model that we think provides a ton of features and technology for the price.  Among other things, this monitor offers Skype remote viewing; great night vision; 2-way talk; temperature monitoring; and a very versatile tilt/pan camera that is high-quality and easy ...

Levana Ovia Review

Levana Ovia Review

The Ovia is Levana's latest and greatest video baby monitor system to hit the market.  And at first sight, this monitor does seem to provide a large, bright picture with a cutting edge tilt/pan camera.  But is it worth the stiff price tag?  Read on to learn more about this monitor and hear to what ...

Our Picks for Best Pressure Cooker!

Looking for the Best Pressure Cooker?

Pressure cookers vary in capacity, heat source (i.e., cook top or electric) and intended use; for example, some are great for canning, others are better-suited for multi-cooking, and still others are made for serving up lots of food at tailgate parties or the campground. Consequently, we've broken down our picks for best pressure cooker below ...

Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 3043 Review

Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 3043 Review

The Kuhn Rikon Duromatic 3043 is the Rolls-Royce of pressure cookers. With its ultra-high quality stainless steel construction and unmistakable Swiss-design, this model is another example of the simple elegance Kuhn Rikon has become famous for.  If you are looking for a pressure cooker that will deliver outstanding performance and can last for decades, then ...

Instant Pot IP-LUX50 Review

Instant Pot IP-LUX50 Review

Like its predecessor, the 3rd Generation Instant Pot IP-LUX50 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker is a front-runner in the electric pressure cooker market for combining mind-blowing functionality and quality in a unit that is still easy to use and is very reasonably-priced.  For much more about this new multi-cooking machine, including what others are saying about ...

Emeril by T-fal CY4000001 Electric Pressure Cooker Review

Emeril by T-fal CY4000001 Electric Pressure Cooker Review

Electric pressure cookers are great for their automatic controls and the tremendous versatility they provide. In addition, they often come with great safety features and tend to be less intimidating than stove-top models for those getting started with pressure-cooking.  However, a good electric cooker can be pricey or needlessly complicated - that's why we are ...

Best Blender for Smoothies UNDER $300!!

Best Blender for Smoothies

So what does it take to be the best blender for smoothies - or best blender for green smoothies for that matter? Although there are several, the most important factors as we see them are power, blade design and mixing jar construction. Power is clearly the most obvious requisite of the best smoothie blenders, since it translates ...

Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Review

Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme Review

The Waring Commercial line of high-powered blenders is a far less hyped but equally high-quality alternative to the Vitamix and Blendtecs.  Take for example the Waring Commercial MX1200XTX Xtreme, which has as much or more power than the best Vitamix or Blendtecs, and can produce similar outstanding results, but which is available for much less ...

Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme Review

Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme Review

In addition to the Oster BLSTVB-000-000 Versa we recently reviewed, the Waring Commercial MX1000XTX Xtreme is another rare ultra high-performance blender that is American-made and can hang with the Vitamix and Blentecs, yet costs far less than either of these two more popular brands.  But what makes this such a great blender?  Please read on ...

Oster BLSTVB-000-000 Versa Review

Oster BLSTVB-000-000 Versa Review

If you've done any research on high-performance blenders, you probably have already arrived at the sobering fact that the best names (aka the Vitamix and Blendtecs) will cost you somewhere between $400-600.  And, to be fair, while some other "high-performance" brands may come close, the vast majority still come up short in terms of blend ...

Vitamix 5200 Super Package Review

Vitamix 5200 Super Package Review

The Vitamix 5200 standing alone is an outstanding tool that can blend, chop, mix, crush, and process almost any edible item you can think of.  However, the 5200 "Super Package" takes this power and quality to the next level with its application to whole dry grains by including a special jar and "dry blade" that ...

Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL771 Review

Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL771 Review

Finding a high-performance blender can be depressing, especially after you quickly realize that the really good models all tend to be $400 or more.  That's what's so great about the Ninja Mega Kitchen System BL771 - it brings high performance and outstanding power in a blending system that is roughly half the price of the ...

Vitamix 5028 BarBoss Review

Vitamix 5028 BarBoss Review

Are you an actual or aspiring professional bartender?  Or do you merely want to make blended drinks, smoothies and a myriad of other beverage concoctions with the same quality and efficiency as a professional bartender?  If you said yes in either case, then the Vitamix 5028 "BarBoss" is the blender of choice.  However, let's see ...

Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Review

Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Review

Many people want a high-powered, commercial-grade blender but have a hard time choosing among them.  Well, if you are looking for one compact enough to store in a typical cabinet and that comes with probably the most sophisticated touch-interface ever, then the Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Review is an easy choice.  For more details about ...

Blendtec TB-631-25 Review

Blendtec TB-631-25 Review

Blendtec is the brand of choice among food professionals and discriminating homeowners alike, and the Blendtec TB-631-25 Total Blender is no exception.  In fact, this 5-star addition to Bledtec's product line comes with the most power and capacity available. Further, the level of digital control that it brings is something that truly sets it apart ...

Numatic Henry HVR200A Review

Numatic Henry HVR200A Review

Numatic canister vacuums have been a staple in homes in the UK for decades, and Numatic's top-selling international model, the Henry HVR200A, shows why. This canister vacuum brings powerful commercial-grade suction and features in a no-nonsense design that is also giving this vacuum a loyal following here in the states. Sound too good to be ...

Electrolux ErgoSpace EL4100A Canister Vacuum Review

Electrolux ErgoSpace EL4100A Canister Vacuum Review

Electrolux is at it again with its ErgoSpace EL4100A, an affordable, compact and very powerful canister vacuum that combines advanced HEPA filtration and versatile cleaning tools that make it a great alternative to some of the top-tier names that run several hundred dollars more. But what is different about this mode? And what do actual ...

Electrolux JetMaxx Bagged Canister Vacuum Review

Electrolux JetMaxx Bagged Canister Vacuum Review

A top of the line canister vacuum doesn't always have to cost a mint. In fact, Electrolux, a bedrock name in the vacuum industry, has a great line of durable and powerful canisters that come with premium features, without the typical premium price tag. One model that is currently available for a bargain yet comes ...

Electrolux UltraActive Turbo Review

Electrolux UltraActive Turbo Review

A quality, affordable canister vacuum that is convenient to use around your home can be difficult to find. Smaller vacuums that pride themselves on convenience seem to lack power or reliability. On the other hand, finding a vacuum with strong suction power  usually means a vacuum that is large and clunky. However, the Electrolux UltraActive ...

ProTeam Super Coach HEPA Backpack Vacuum Review

ProTeam Super Coach HEPA Backpack Vacuum Review

If you are open to the concept of a backpack vacuum, they can be one of the best options for serious cleaning, whether they are used for residential or commercial applications. And among the new models that have risen to the top, few are as popular or well-rated as the Super Coach HEPA Backpack Vacuum ...

Electrolux EL7066A UltraSilencer Deluxe Review

Electrolux EL7066A UltraSilencer Deluxe Review

Three common complaints by many canister vacuum owners are excessive noise, poor suction and too much weight. However, one model that answers this call and provides the power needed for serious cleaning while remaining lightweight, unusually quiet very highly-rated by users is the Electrolux EL7066A UltraSilencer Deluxe. Electrolux EL7066A UltraSilencer Deluxe Specifications Noise-Reducing Design – This is ...

EUREKA S3681D Sanitaire Mighty Mite Review

EUREKA S3681D Sanitaire Mighty Mite Review

Finding a powerful canister vacuum that is lightweight can be a real challenge. And finding one that is powerful, lightweight and affordable is even harder. Fortunately, there are some models that fit this bill, such as the inexpensive Eureka S3681D Sanitaire Mighty Mite canister vacuum. But what are the downsides, if any?  Please read on ...